The New Yorker Becomes The Onion

Featured image Oh, good grief. The New Yorker is trying to give the New York Times a run for its money as the most pathetic attempt to put The Onion out of business: Why a Climate Deal Is the Best Hope for Peace By Jason Box and Naomi Klein . . . The connection between warming temperatures and the cycle of Syrian violence is, by now, uncontroversial. As Secretary of State John Kerry said »

The New York Times Becomes The Onion

Featured imageThe New York Times editorial page (insert guffaws here) has just discovered, a few days after the brightest and best at Princeton, what conservatives have known for decades: Woodrow Wilson was a racist! They still haven’t been able to connect the dots between Wilson’s racism and his progressive ideology, nor grasp the irony that Wilson was merely aiming to provide blacks with a “safe space,” as we say nowadays. We »

Apology Accepted

Featured imageI wrote here about a former journalist named Gary Gilson who libeled me in a letter to the editor of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. That post included my email exchange with Mr. Gilson, in which I requested a retraction and apology. (Gilson’s letter responded to Scott’s review of the movie Truth in the same paper. Scott commented on that aspect of Gilson’s letter here.) Mr. Gilson has now apologized to »

An Inscrutable Cartoon [Updated]

Featured imageRegular readers know that I am a huge fan of cartoonist Michael Ramirez. Not only that, we are close personal friends on Facebook, which speaks for itself. I love Michael’s cartoons (if I can call him that, being FB friends and all), and have posted lots of them here. Steve has posted many more in his The Week In Pictures feature. I like today’s cartoon, obviously released in anticipation of »

What manner of deal is this?

Featured imageRep. Mike Pompeo has elicited the letter below from the Department of State explaining the nature of the so-called Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran. What manner of deal is this? According to Assistant Secretary of State Julia (“If that really is your name”) Frifield, the deal is not a treaty. The deal is not an executive agreement. The deal is not even a document signed to represent the »

The College Problem Begins in High School

Featured imageRun, don’t walk, to take in Jonathan Haidt’s latest article at his splendid new site HeterodoxAcademy about how the trouble on college campuses is inculcated at the high school level. Remember that Haidt is a liberal, but one chastened by reality. The whole thing is worth taking in, but here is a sample about his recent experience delivering a talk at a high school in California: [The discussion period] was the most »

Annals of inanity

Featured imageAs President Obama enters the stretch run on his second term, he is dedicating himself to sealing his reputation as the worst president in American history. He long ago blew by President Carter. He’s blowing by President Buchanan. He’s taken the lead and he’s putting distance between himself and the rest of the field. Yesterday he deepened his hold on the laughingstock element of his performance in office. How to »

Forget ISIS: Climate Change Caused Hitler!

Featured imageGood news for John Kerry and Bernie Sanders. It turns out that global warming caused Hitler and Nazism! Since I’ve already done my “Hitler Learns About. . .” video for this month, I’ll just have to throw to Steven Goddard’s Real Science, which dug up this gem from the Mason City Gazette in 1941: Goddard has more at the link above, including how the CIA in the 1970s said global »

White Supremacy, Or Self-Defense?

Featured imageFor more than a week, Black Lives Matter protesters have camped outside the 4th Precinct police station in Minneapolis, as a result of an incident on November 15 in which a young black man was shot and killed by a policeman, apparently in an altercation that began when he tried to interfere with paramedics who were attempting to treat an assault victim. The “victim” of the police shooting, Jamar Clark, »

Ted Cruz surges in Iowa

Featured imageA new Quinnipiac poll of likely Iowa caucus-goer shows Ted Cruz surging into a virtual tie for first place with Donald Trump. Cruz comes in at 23 percent, just two points behind Trump. Ben Carson has slipped to 18 percent (from 28 percent in the previous Quinnipiac poll). Marco Rubio is in fourth place at 13 percent. The margin of error is +/-4 points. Cruz is the natural beneficiary of »

Insist on the Gosar amendment

Featured imagePresident Obama’s “Affirmative Furthering Fair Housing” (AFFH) is a stunningly ambitious attempt to force Americans to change the way they live. In essence, it seeks to use the power of the national government to create communities of a certain kind, each having what the federal government deems an appropriate mix of economic, racial, and ethnic diversity. I’ve written about concept here and here (among other posts). Readers may recall that »

Princeton’s troubles, an alumnus’ perspective

Featured imageA distinguished alumnus of Princeton comments on the University’s long descent into leftism and its disturbing practice of pandering to infantile race-mongers: The recent events at Princeton University are the culmination of the leftist takeover of Princeton that began in the late 1960s with the rise of people like William Bowen (Provost 1967 to 1972, President 1972 to 1988), Shirley Tilghman (long-time professor, President 2001 to 2013), and many others »

Should a Jew rent from Avis? Part Two

Featured imageAvis has apologized for not renting a car this past weekend to Dov Bergwerk, an Israeli business executive and frequent Avis customer. I described Avis’ refusal here. Avis issued the following statement: We have investigated the denial of a rental that recently occurred in Manhattan. We have found that we have been inconsistent in applying our policies with respect to documentation requirements with this customer, who has rented from us »

Mea Trumpa, Mea Maxima Trumpa!

Featured imageBack in early July I took to the op-ed pages of the Los Angeles Times to analyze the phenomenon of Donald Trump, placing him in the context of business-protest candidates past like Ross Perot, and predicting confidently at the end that “He’ll be gone by Thanksgiving.” With turkey carving 48 hours away (mine is brining peacefully right now), it doesn’t look like my prediction is going to come true. I »

Multiple Media Alerts

Featured imageTomorrow morning I will guest host the Laura Ingraham show from 9 to 12 Eastern time. You can go here to find a station in your area. If you miss the show live, you can get highlights via podcast on iTunes, and it also airs later in the day on various stations. We will have some good guests, including Dana Milbank of the Washington Post, Michael Barone and Eli Lake. »

Five Shot at Black Lives Matter Protest In Minneapolis [Updated]

Featured imageI wrote here about the shooting of Jamar Clark by Minneapolis police officers on November 15. Police were called to the scene of an assault that occurred just a block or two from the department’s 4th Precinct station. Clark reportedly was interfering with paramedics who were trying to treat the victim of the assault. The victim was Clark’s girlfriend, and he apparently was the perpetrator. After the police arrived, there »

One Stop Shopping for College Hall of Shame

Featured imageThe other day we posted the one-stop-shopping site for fake hate crimes, but now we can share the one-stop-shopping site for all of the growing demands of student protestors: Nice of the protestors to gather all of their absurdity in one handy place. Like this one from Tufts: 1.     We demand that Black-identifying students make up 13 percent of Tufts undergraduate population. “Black-identifying students?” Good to know Rachel Dolezal has »