I’ve now heard from numerous readers who’ve seen the Al Jazeera footage, as well as some brief references on TV. There are only two conclusions to draw from the POW video. Either the Iraqis shot our troops in the forehead after they were dead or before. Even the “charitable” interpretation that they were shot post-mortem, doesn’t leave much room for anything short of searing rage. Several readers, including active and former military personnel are more than a little disappointed with President Bush for not making a more forceful statement about the mistreatment, if not outright murder, of our POWs. I don’t know exactly what the President could say, but something to the effect of “To those who would defy the Geneva convention when it comes to the treatment of POWs: May God have mercy on your souls, for we shall not” might work.
Fox News personality and National Review contributor Kat Timpf was forced to leave a bar in Brooklyn over the weekend after a woman she had never met became enraged upon learning she worked in conservative media. Timpf, who has twice previously been harassed while socializing in New York City, first described ... Read More
Given the spirit of our times, things could have gone so differently. On November 3, when Saturday Night Live comic Pete Davidson mocked Texas Republican Dan Crenshaw’s eye patch, saying he looked like a “hit man in a porno movie” — then adding, “I know he lost his eye in war or whatever” — it was a ... Read More
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Brenda Snipes, the supervisor of elections in Florida’s Broward County, does not deserve to be within a thousand miles of any election office anywhere in these United States. She should be fired at the earliest possible opportunity. Snipes has held her position since 2003, in which year her predecessor, ... Read More
Almost nothing is discussed as badly in America or Europe as the subject of immigration. And one reason is that it remains almost impossible to have any sensible or rational public discussion of its consequences. Or rather it is eminently possible to have a discussion about the upsides (“diversity,” talent, ... Read More
Just before the election, an Andrew Gillum intern named Shelby Shoup was arrested and charged with battery after assaulting some college Republicans on the campus of Florida State University. It was rather less exciting than that sounds: She went on a rant about “Nazis” and “fascism” — Gillum’s ... Read More