Phi Beta Cons

University Bans ‘Sinister’ Guns

The University of Toronto shut down its shooting range, saying that firearms are a “painful reminder and a symbol (and, regardless of the safeguards, a potential agent) of more sinister uses.” Something tells me that the university is not going to remove all campus groups that serve as painful reminders of evil; the campus’ Communist Club continues to thrive without administrative protest.   

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Law & the Courts

The Real Reason for That Kavanaugh Smear

The New York Times on Saturday joined The New Yorker and many other media outlets in upending a dumpster full of garbage on its own reputation in an effort to smear Brett Kavanaugh. After more than a year of digging, the Democrats and their media allies still have no supported allegations of sexual misconduct by ... Read More
Politics & Policy

Yes, They Are Coming for Your Guns

At the Democratic-primary debate in Houston last night, Beto O’Rourke formally killed off one of the gun-control movement’s favorite taunts: The famous “Nobody is coming for your guns, wingnut.” Asked bluntly whether he was proposing confiscation, O’Rourke abandoned the disingenuous euphemisms that have ... Read More