The Corner

Three Cheers for the Beeb!

There’s a sentence I didn’t expect to be writing, but check out Benjamin Weinthal’s report at the Standard’s blog. The BBC’s “Panorama” program, with correspondent Jane Corbin, did a thoroughgoing examination of the “Peace Flotilla” — i.e., the Islamists and Leftists who provoked a lethal engagement when they tried to break Israel’s blockade of Hamastan back in May. Rather than just take the Islamist spin, as the European and American press are wont to do, the BBC found that Islamists engaged in a premeditated assault on the Israeli commandos.

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PC Culture

Warren Is a Fraud

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) has been telling a story for years. It’s a deeply romantic story about her parents and their young love, fraught with the familial bigotry of an earlier time. Here’s how she told it this week in a video she released in preparation for her 2020 run: My daddy always said he ... Read More
U.S.

Two Minnesota Republican Candidates Assaulted

Two Republican candidates for state office in Minnesota have been physically assaulted in recent days, leading prominent Republican lawmakers to caution their Democratic colleagues against employing inflammatory rhetoric. Republican state representative Sarah Anderson was punched in the arm last week after ... Read More
Elections

The State of the Race for the House

Way back in January, I went through the then-34 seats where a Republican incumbent was retiring and concluded that most were in deeply red districts and not likely to flip to Democrats. Pollsters and media organizations are less inclined to conduct surveys of House races, both because there’s less public ... Read More