Zemmour In the Crosshairs

Featured image Steve wrote here about the speech that French nationalist Eric Zemmour delivered to announce his candidacy for the French presidency. The post includes a translation of Zemmour’s speech, which has electrified Frenchmen. Some of them, anyway. So of course Zemmour must be denounced by right (i.e., left) thinkers. Yesterday the New York Times warned its readers against Zemmour. Mr. Zemmour, the far-right polemicist who this week announced his run for »

Found: Stupidest Climate Change Headline Ever

Featured imageFrom the BBC: When relationships end it might be because the spark has disappeared, or maybe you just can’t make time for one another. But can climate change cause break-ups? It might do, according to a new study which suggests albatrosses – some of the world’s most loyal creatures – are “divorcing” more. Research published in the Royal Society journal looked at 15,500 breeding pairs in the Falkland Islands over »

Russia hoax whitewash era begins (2)

Featured imageThe Clinton presidential campaign’s fabrication of the Russia hoax is the dirtiest trick in American political history. Beginning with Glenn Simpson/Fusion GPS and the Perkins Coie law firm, it enlisted co-conspirators in the Obama Department of Justice, the FBI, and the mainstream media. The principals are not only still at large, they have achieved high office, wealth, riches, and Pulitzer Prizes. They will never be brought to justice. They won’t »

For the Covid dead

Featured imageThere is a Laughter Is the Best Medicine quality to the psychedelic Jen Psaki’s wrestling with the devil of a question asked by Peter Doocy in which President Biden is subjected to the judgment of his own previously announced standard of fitness for office (video below). Psaki swallows hard. She gazes sternly at Doocy. She lies. She avoids the question. She circumnavigates the fact that Biden’s vaccine monomania is dependent »

Deep meaning of Chris Cuomo: Fulfillingness’ first finale

Featured imageYesterday evening CNN terminated Chris Cuomo from his employment by the network. His termination converted an indefinite suspension into a permanent arrangement. Both the suspension and termination followed up on the news that Cuomo had participated in the defense of his brother, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. To promote his false image of effectiveness in dealing with the epidemic, Governor Cuomo had frequently appeared on his brother’s show with the »

With a defender like this, who needs critics?

Featured imageThis month, Kamala Harris will lose her chief spokesperson, Symone Sanders, her communications chief, Ashley Etienne, and two other staffers who, according to the Washington Post, “help shape the president’s public image.” Their resignations themselves will help shape, or rather reinforce, Harris’ image. The Post describes that image this way: [T]he quartet of soon-to-be-empty desks reignited questions about why Harris churns through top-level Democratic staff, an issue that has colored »

What Are They Teaching Our Children?

Featured imageThe issue of leftist indoctrination in the public schools has been with us for a while, but it has exploded into public consciousness during the past year. The main focus has been Critical Race Theory, a toxic compound of racism and anti-Americanism. Many people are reluctant to believe that the public schools could possibly be as bad as they are being portrayed. Such skepticism is abetted by school officials who »

Getting minds right at Yale: The Ayres report

Featured imageIn the multilayered saga of Trent Colbert at Yale Law School, we last noted “Dean Gerken regrets.” Dean Gerken is the dean of Yale Law School. Her regret over the false disparagement of second-year law student Trent Colbert was inane, shallow, and phony. Now David Lat updates the story in “As the YLS world turns.” Lat reports that an investigative report ordered up by Gerken herself and prepared by Professor »

The Week in Pictures: The New New Deviant Edition

Featured imageGood grief. No sooner to do I label last week’s gallery the “new deviant edition” than Fredo Cuomo is put in limbo at CNN for his covering up his brother’s predations, the Ghislaine Maxwell trial got under way (speaking of deviants), the Jussie Smollett trial got under way, Alec Baldwin borrows a page from the killer Waukesha SUV and claims the gun went off by itself and it isn’t his »

Aussies Gone Mad [Updated]

Featured imageI used to think that Australians are a freedom-loving people, but that has turned out not to be true. Crocodile Dundee is dead; Pajama Boy now rules. For many months, Australia has labored under one of the world’s most extreme, and most destructive, shutdown regimes. Its national and state governments have pursued the irrational dream of banning a virus from their shores. Good luck with that: it isn’t going to »

The Chief Justice’s middle course in Dobbs

Featured imageAfter the oral argument in Dobbs, only two outcomes seem possible. Either the Supreme Court will overrule Roe v. Wade or it will uphold the Mississippi statute prohibiting abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy without overruling Roe. Chief Justice Roberts seems to prefer the second outcome. The questions are: (1) does he have a theory to support it and (2) does he have a conservative Justice who will go along »

Goodbye, Chris

Featured imageCNN fired Chris Cuomo a couple of hours ago. Its statement says: CNN said in a statement: “Chris Cuomo was suspended earlier this week pending further evaluation of new information that came to light about his involvement with his brother’s defense. We retained a respected law firm to conduct the review, and have terminated him, effective immediately.” “While in the process of that review, additional information has come to light,” »

Podcast: The 3WHH on What the Latest Hoax Teaches About the Left

Featured imageThis special end-of-semester episode features me and Lucretia reflecting on the latest academic hoax that I highlighted earlier in the week (here and here), and which may have contributed to Higher Education Quarterly having to retract the fake article on how “right wing money” is supposedly pushing colleges and universities to the right and intimidating faculty and administrators. (The Chronicle of Higher Education wants to interview me about the whole »

Kevin Roche: On the Moronic variant [with comment by Paul]

Featured imageListening to President Biden’s monomaniacal remarks on the Omicron variant, I found it hard not to conclude we are stuck inside an Escher lithograph. I commented on Biden’s primary theme of vaccination, but testing is also part of the loop. It isn’t only my friend Kevin Roche who finds the emphasis on PCR testing in particular misguided. Scott Atlas also writes about “the role and pitfalls of PCR testing and »

So far, Omicron doesn’t seem as lethal as its worst predecessors

Featured imageThe bad news about the Omicron variant is that it’s spreading quite rapidly in South Africa and has already appeared in other countries, including the U.S. In South Africa, new reported cases of the coronavirus have spiked from about 250 per day a month ago, to about 2,500 per day a week ago, to 11,500 yesterday. In three days, new coronavirus cases have nearly tripled, due to the emergence of »

Stagflation 2021

Featured imageI don’t believe we have yet commented on today’s disappointing jobs report. Economists had expected the BLS to report 550,000 net new jobs, but instead there were only 210,000. The nation is still struggling to recreate the economy that we had under President Trump, before it was devastated by covid shutdowns. The Democrats try to spin people going back to work as strong “job creation,” but in fact we are »

Biden Bunk Brigade at It Again Today (UPDATED)

Featured imageHaving yesterday celebrated a 2-cent drop in gasoline prices like it was V-J Day, the Biden circle (this time in the form of Steven Rattner, the Obama Administration’s “car czar”) lit out with this howler about the tiny uptick in today’s jobs report: And while we’re revisiting the topic of gasoline prices again, here’s another look at it: Chaser: Let’s go Brandon! Maybe this will be tomorrow’s message: UPDATE: White »