An Immigration-Enforcement Fairy Tale from the New York Times
The New York Times recently highlighted a new analysis of immigration-enforcement data that is sure to be used in the coming months to undermine the initiatives of the Trump administration and Republicans in Congress. The Times article, by staff writer …
Mayim Bialik Is Right, Modesty Is Prudent
Last month my wife and I visited our oldest daughter in college. Late that Saturday night, she said she wanted to walk from her dorm to the hotel to hang out with us a bit longer. How should a good …
Red Dawn at the New York Times
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Please, Democrats, Take Bret Stephens’s Advice.
From the Thursday edition of the Morning Jolt:
Please, Democrats, Take Bret Stephens’ Advice.
New York Times columnist Bret Stephens – allegedly one of the right-of-center voices on the newspaper’s editorial page — is going to get a tsunami of …
The Times Forgets to ID Sen. Menendez as a Democrat in Report on Bribery Trial
Nowhere in the New York Times’ 1,300-word article on Senator Bob Menendez’s bribery trial, as originally published earlier this week, was there mention of the senator’s party affiliation. Because Menendez is a Democrat, critics of the paper were …
Yes, Let’s Rethink Free Speech
In the New York Times, UCLA’s K-Sue Park proposes that “the A.C.L.U. Needs to Rethink Free Speech”:
After the A.C.L.U. was excoriated for its stance, it responded that “preventing the government from controlling …
Thomas Friedman on Trump, Clintons on North Korea, Google on Diversity
Today’s effort to make clicking through worth your while: a New York Times columnist surprises everyone by acknowledging Trump’s campaign raised some valid concerns, the origins of that mild threat of mushroom clouds in the Pacific, and some …
Hey, Remember Common Core?
A hidden point in a New York Times article about how children are being taught writing:
Poor writing is nothing new, nor is concern about it. More than half of first-year students at Harvard failed an entrance exam in writing …
Scaramucci Breaks a Window
Broken windows encourage social chaos, or so the theory goes. The aim of broken-windows policing is not to beautify neighborhoods, but some reduction of their ugliness may be necessary if their safety and functionality are ever to increase beyond a …
New York Times Misses the Story on the HHS Contraception Mandate
Last Monday, the New York Times published a story criticizing the efforts of Trump-administration appointees Katy Talento and Matthew Bowman, who are working to undo the Health & Human Services Department’s contraceptive mandate. The mandate was put in place during the …
Hillary Clinton’s Latest Deception
Making the click-through worthwhile: Kicking off with some gratitude; why I don’t believe Hillary Clinton (and you probably won’t, either); the Grand Cleansing coming to America’s abusive powerful men; and somebody needs to fix a broken record …
In Defense of Ben Shapiro’s Bravery
In an op-ed published in the New York Times, Jane Coaston accuses conservative commentator Ben Shapiro of exhibiting “hollow bravery” during his much-publicized speeches on campus. Coaston outlines what she considers to be Shapiro’s trick:
Set up a speech in …
The idea that gun-control advocates don’t want to confiscate your weapons is, of course, laughable. They can’t confiscate your weapons, so they support whatever feasible incremental steps inch farther toward that goal. Some folks are more considerate and …
A New York Times ‘Fact-Checker’ Misfires on Guns
Theoretically, it might make sense for a news outlet that bills itself as the nation’s “paper of record” to have a daily or weekly column devoted to fact-checking the claims and assertions made by America’s punditariat. Theoretically.
When Every Republican Is a Crypto-Nazi
The New York Times is engaged in an ongoing effort to rehabilitate Communism. For some inscrutable reason, it has published a series of articles nostalgic for the Soviet Union’s Gulag-filled past, most recently explaining “Why Women Had Better Sex …
The New York Times Botches a Climate-Change Story
If the day ends in a y, the New York Times will run at least one breathless, apocalyptic story about how man-made climate change is destroying the planet and the future of our children. The paper has an entire propaganda …
A Deserved Evisceration of the Women’s March from the New York Times
Yesterday, the New York Times delivered a comprehensive excoriation of the Women’s March, penned by Bari Weiss.
Although the Women’s March’s unsavory past has largely flown under the radar in the mainstream media, Weiss’s article is …
Flake’s Criticism of Trump Isn’t Good Enough for The New York Times
Welcome to August. This time of year is known for vacations, preseason football, and, every once in a while, some terrible foreign policy crisis: the start of World War I, the Berlin Wall Crisis, the Gulf of Tonkin incident, Iraq’s …
When the New York Times Decides to Spell Out Profanity
One of the many amusements, many of them completely unintended, that has accompanied reading the New York Times over the decades has been observing the way the Gray Lady squirms and blushes when confronted with profanity. One pungent eight-letter synonym …
One-and-a-Half-Cheers for the New York Times
In the wake of the unanimous decision by the Supreme Court holding up First Amendment protections for offensive speech, the New York Times has changed its position.
The decision is likely to help the Washington Redskins, who lost their trademark …