Climate Risk and Wall Street Meet Cancel Culture

Featured image As we know, the climatistas have enjoyed great success in getting Wall Street (and big business generally) to drink the climate Kool Aid, and to declare climate to be an investment risk that must be quantified somehow. Stuart Kirk, head of “responsible investing” for HSBC, gave a presentation at a Financial Times “Live Moral Money Summit Europe” a few days ago in which he shredded the climatista claim about financial »

Guns, Guns, Guns

Featured imageFirst of all, via InstaPundit, the tweet of the day: As a Jew, I do. https://t.co/LDBe26FcvA — David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) May 22, 2022 Predictably, the mass shooting in Buffalo has precipitated another round of gun control hysteria. What gun control? Who cares? The specifics are unimportant. You likely have read in the press that the United States has an unparalleled number of mass shootings due to our “lax” gun control »

Feel bad story of the day

Featured imageOur friend Steve Kates writes from down under to comment on the defeat of Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison by opposition leader Anthony Albanese. Yesterday we posted a link to the Israel-oriented story at the Times of Israel. Steve writes: “Saw you had a brief note on our election from the Times of Israel…There is no sense of what a disaster this election has been from that article and I »

Only the Woke Need Apply [Updated]

Featured imageFrom the Telegraph, a story that sums up much that is wrong with the West. Calvin Robinson has been studying at Oxford for the last two years to become an Anglican priest. Robinson was scheduled to begin a curacy at a parish in London, but the post was denied him and he was told the church did not have a role for him. Why? Mr Robinson submitted a subject access »

Feel Good Story of the Day

Featured imageAnd it comes to us from the New York Times! Background: The left loves to caterwaul about how Republicans have an advantage in House elections because of gerrymandering, and how this is not merely unfair, but a “threat to democracy.” I observe merely that you never heard this when Democrats enjoyed the fruits of gerrymandering for decades when the New Deal coalition was riding high. This 230 year-old practice only »

Not dark yet, cont’d

Featured imageBob Dylan’s celebrates his 81st birthday on Tuesday. When he snagged the Nobel Prize for Literature a few years ago, I pulled out all the stops by posting a big set of my favorite covers of his songs. I don’t have any stops left to pull, but I’m adding a few covers this morning in honor of his birthday this week. In my estimation Dylan is first and foremost a »

Can Adults No Longer Consent?

Featured imageQuite a few years ago, Scott and I had an op-ed in, as I recall, the Orange County Register on the Playboy Philosophy. I don’t recall what prompted it, but one point we made was that the idea that two (or more) consenting adults can do whatever the heck they want in the privacy of their bedroom–the bedrock principle of the Playboy Philosophy, as we knew it in the 1960s–was »

Podcast: The 3WHH, on What’s In the News Today, Oh Boy!

Featured imageWe decided to just do a recap of the remarkable news of the week, because we learned that there is a reason we’ll miss Jen Psaki at the White House (plus a shout out to the forgotten Dee Dee Myers, who looks pretty good in retrospect); that the Anthony Scaramucci duration-in-office scale remains useful for marking the tenure in office of Nina Jankowicz (who nonetheless lasted longer than CNN+); that »

Watergate in the balance

Featured imageWith perfect timing Christopher Caldwell reviews what we have learned about Watergate in the past 50 years. Caldwell’s First Things essay is titled “Regime change, American style.” The occasion of Caldwell’s essay is the publication of Garrett Graff’s Watergate: A New History. Caldwell’s essay usefully reminds us that, 50 years later, we still have no idea what the Watergate burglars were looking for. Whatever it was, however, they came away »

The Week in Pictures: Formulaic Edition

Featured imageIs it any wonder that a nation currently run by infants would run short of baby formula? There is something fitting about this shortage. One wonders whether Biden is diverting supplies to his van so he can cruise nurseries or something. I hear that bare shelves are perfect places to affix your “I did that!” stickers since most gasoline pumps are well covered by this point. Meanwhile, to employ a »

Coming Soon

Featured imageWhat is a woman? The question that stumped a Supreme Court nominee now resonates through our culture. And, in a rare coup of timing, the movie What Is a Woman?, produced by the Daily Wire, starring Matt Walsh and directed by my friend Justin Folk, will be released on June 1. Matt and Justin traveled around the world, searching for the answer to a simple question that suddenly has become »

Not dark yet

Featured imageTuesday is the birthday of Minnesota native son Bob Dylan; he turns the ripe old age of 81. It’s not dark yet, but it’s getting there. We’re going to celebrate him as long we’re both still around to enjoy the occasion. He is a remarkable artist, self-invented, deep in the American grain. A few years back I visited Dylan’s old home at 2425 7th Avenue East in Hibbing. The house »

Hillary Did It!

Featured imageIn the ongoing Sussman trial, campaign manager Robby Mook testified that Hillary Clinton personally approved spreading the lie about Donald Trump and Alfa Bank. This has been treated by some as a revelation. Jonathan Turley, for one, finds it significant: Clinton personally approved the plan to spread the false Alfa bank story. It was one of the most successful disinformation campaigns in American politics, and Mook implicated Clinton as green-lighting »

Bill Maher Crosses the Line?

Featured imageBill Maher must have overdosed on red pills this week, because his closing rant last night took on the holiest of left-wing holies—the transgender movement. One thing to note if you watch all the way through is the severe disapproving look on the face of Democratic Party factotum Donna Brazile. She is clearly not happy that Maher is “going there.” This is one issue about which the left will tolerate »

They call him Mister Putz!

Featured imageWhen the Minnesota Department of Human Rights filed its 72-page charge of discrimination against the beleaguered and undermanned Minneapolis Police Department, I submitted a Data Practices Act request with the department for public inspection of the 480,000 pages of documents underlying the charge. I do not take the department’s charge at face value for reasons I suggested in “Who will speak for the MPD?” On May 10 I heard back »

Chavez, Maduro, Biden and Newsom

Featured imageIn a banana republic, what do you do when your citizens don’t have enough money because of your socialist economic policies? Simple: print more money! There was a time when we thought American politics were above such insanity, but those days are gone. The Biden administration’s multi-trillion dollar money-printing spree has launched the worst inflation since the Carter administration and the longest collapse of the Dow since 1932. Nice going, »

Elongate

Featured imageA woman has made a hearsay allegation against Elon Musk, claiming that on a company airplane in 2016, he exposed himself to and propositioned a flight attendant. The woman who made the claim says she is a friend of the flight attendant. It is alleged that Space-X paid the flight attendant $250,000 when she left the company. Funny how that works: no one needed to know any of this until »