Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi v. Trump, a Ninth Circuit . . . Parody?
Last night, shortly after the Ninth Circuit blocked enforcement of Donald Trump’s immigration executive order, I saw this tweet:
I only sort of think I’m exaggerating when I say an enemy combatant would have standing to seek an injunction on …
‘He Can Change’: The New York Post Endorses Carol’s Boyfriend
Editor’s Note: Following the New York Post’s endorsement of Donald J. Trump for president, National Review’s Charles C. W. Cooke was given an exclusive look at a forthcoming endorsement.
Carol’s boyfriend is a mercurial figure — a …
An Open Letter from the Obama Administration to Stupid, Fearful Americans
Dear Stupid Americans,
We’ve tried repeatedly to tell you that terrorism is no big deal. As the New York Times patiently explains to you today, you are “more likely to die in a car crash, drown in a bathtub or …
Dear ‘Male Feminists,’ Leftist Women Hate You
Thanks to Instapundit, I came across this priceless cartoon, first published in Feministing and then tweeted out by Planned Parenthood:
Take it all in. While some of the panels refer pretty clearly to the male feminists I’ve known (guys who …
The Next Big Thing the Left Wants to Ban: Human Drivers
What do the acolytes of the State want to ban this week? Which bootlace eyelet will they lubricate with eager spittle? Oh, the usual stuff. Fun. Your fun. Vox writer Dylan Matthews twittered his demands, and they’re quite ordinary …
On the Road with Hillary Clinton
I first met Hillary not long after the midterms. I had just gotten over a serious illness that I won’t bother to talk about, except that it had something to do with voting Republican and my feeling that America …
My Fellow Americans, the State of Our Satire Is Weak.
Over on the home page, I audaciously and arrogantly declare… the state of our satire is weak.
A lot of folks will attribute this to Hollywood’s fear of mocking Obama; certainly something odd is going on when Saturday Night Live …
“BUSH GRANTS SELF PERMISSION TO GRANT MORE POWER TO SELF”
Important breaking news story in The Onion. Doubtless the ABA will be find something in this to complain about.
Cool, Hip Hillary Clinton: ‘I Can’t Stop Playing with the Pokémans, Either’
Just like many everyday Americans, I am also very interested in Pokémans Go.
Since the Pokémans Go game came out on the phones, I can’t stop playing with the Pokémans, either. As the slogan goes, “Got …
Des Moines, IA — Republican frontrunner Donald Trump joined Second Christian Church for services on Sunday morning, hoping to cinch up Evangelical support in the run-up to the nation’s first electoral contest.
“I didn’t really want to go to Second …
Editor’s Note: The following essay by Florence King is reprinted from the Septemer 26, 1994, issue of National Review. It was inspired by her reading the work of certain lady novelists. It is reprinted now to mark her recent passing.
We Need to Talk about Bear-Rape Culture
It was reported yesterday that, while on the Alberta set of his new film The Revenant, actor Leonardo DiCaprio was sexually assaulted by his co-star, an adult 800-pound grizzly bear. The assault occurred while DiCaprio was attempting to film a …
It’s Time to Fix America’s Income-Inequality Crisis Once and for All!
During his visit to the U.S., the pope will probably talk about income inequality, and many reporters will nod approvingly, write down the quotes, and then hand them off to the unpaid intern to be transcribed. It’s a …
Putting the Childless on a Pedestal
Parents don’t care why other people don’t have kids. People without kids stop reading articles that start with “parents.” Having kids doesn’t make you virtuous or evil; not having kids doesn’t make you selfish or incomplete. …
You Can’t Build Up and Mock at the Same Time
Also in today’s Jolt is a long — some would say, meandering – series of thoughts on the nature of satire and conservative efforts to influence the culture at a time of cultural fragmentation:
At the heart of satire is …