Liberals

Another Fake Hate Crime? Of Course It Is

Featured image When a guy named Jussie Smollett, who is an actor on a TV show called Empire, claimed that he was attacked in the middle of the night, in his exclusive Navy Pier neighborhood of Chicago, by a couple of Trump supporters wearing “MAGA” hats, no one with any sense believed him. It was obviously another in a long series of such claims, pretty much all of which turn out to »

Fake News: If the Shoe Fits, Wear It

Featured image I am so old, I can remember when liberals invented the term “fake news” to refer to pro-Trump commentary on Facebook. Those days are long gone, of course, and President Trump has made the phrase his own. “Fake news” now refers to the partisan falsehoods that dominate the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Associated Press, and many other news outlets. Which you can tell by the fact that »

Ilhan Omar: Terrorist Attacks Are Our Fault!

Featured image That headline might overstate the case, but only slightly. In 2013, left-wing activist (now Congresswoman) Ilhan Omar was interviewed by Ahmed Tharwat, who–for some reason–had a television show on public television in Minnesota. What sort of a guy is Tharwat? His Facebook page includes this delusional headline: “Winston Churchill killed as many as the worst genocidal dictators of the 20th Century, says Indian politician.” So that’s the context. Omar’s interview »

It Isn’t Only Omar

Featured image Ilhan Omar is in the news again. Yesterday, in an interview with Zainab Salbi of Yahoo News, Omar said that she “almost chuckles” at the idea that Israel is a democracy. Instead, she equates Israel to Iran. Israel is a Jewish state, Iran is an Islamic state, what’s the difference? For what it is worth, I think Omar may actually be that stupid. Here is the relevant portion of the »

Liberal Social Darwinism In Action

Featured image I think it was our pal Charles Kesler who once remarked that “Social Darwinism” was the only kind of Darwinism that liberals oppose, though to be sure it is actually the progressive left that the label “Social Darwinism” fits most accurately. In any case, the liberals of Seattle seem determined to give Darwinian survival of the fittest a good workout. From NPR this week: Washington State Officials Declare State Of »

Learn to Code?

Featured image When coal miners were being laid off by the thousands because of political hostility to their industry, they got little sympathy from those whose industries were ascendant. “Learn to code” was the advice the miners got on the internet. Now that “journalists” at outlets like the Huffington Post and Buzzfeed are being laid off, a number on the right have gone down memory lane, urging the “journalists” to learn to »

Liberal Hate Turned to 11

Featured image The erratic Andrew Sullivan has a pretty good piece up at New York magazine about the Covington boys school affair on the Washington mall, and correctly notes that the mainstream media totally lets the Black Hebrew Israelites off the hook. Even the egregious Southern Poverty Law Center identifies the Black Hebrew Israelites as a hate group, but, as Sullivan notes: And yet the elite media seemed eager to downplay their »

What Has Happened to the Left?

Featured image You wonder sometimes whether there are any sane liberals left. Every day the craziness seems to spin farther out of control. Today’s exhibit (one of many, actually) is law professor Larry Tribe, who was once spoken of as a likely Supreme Court nominee for a Democratic president. I knew Tribe when I was a law student and he was a young professor. He was a smart guy then. So, what »

The War On Christians (Cont.)

Featured image The Left’s insane attack on high school kids from Covington Catholic School was not an isolated incident. It followed hard on the heels of, among other things, widespread attacks on Karen Pence for teaching art at a Christian school. These were skirmishes in a long war. Rod Dreher points out this tweet by a New York Times reporter who is doing “research” on Christian schools: “Expose Christian schools.” Right. While »

A Peak Moment In the History of the Internet

Featured image David Burge started out with a website he operated under the name Iowahawk. He later migrated to Twitter, where he is one of the platform’s funniest and most insightful commentators. On Thursday, Iowahawk tweeted a lament on behalf of laid-off Buzzfeed and Huffington Post liberals in a mock-blue collar, populist style reminiscent of the 1930s. It was then set to music by SixStringTweets, a genius with whom I was previously »

Haters Won’t Stop With the Jews

Featured image Ilhan Omar’s outrageous lies about the Covington Catholic boys, since deleted, illustrate an important lesson. Omar is a notorious anti-Semite; she goes so far as to advocate for the BDS movement. So, is it surprising that her venom has now been directed against Catholics? Not at all. The people who hate Jews are, for the most part, the same people who hate Christians. In the last few months, we have »

Settled Science: Liberals More Closed-Minded and Intolerant Than Conservatives

Featured image The conventional wisdom is that conservatives are closed-minded, only listen to Fox News and Rush Limbaugh, and are intolerant. There’s some very dodgy, but popular (with the left) social science that purports to back up this convenient narrative. I’ve been sitting on an interesting piece of social science that came across the transom that is freshly relevant in the wake of the Covington Catholic school disgrace (the media/left disgrace—not the »

The Last Word on the Gillette Fiasco

Featured image Schick took advantage of Gillette’s bizarre marketing campaign to pitch its products to American men. We applauded Schick, but, to be fair, Barbasol takes the prize with this ad: My only question about the ad is the suggestion that the guy is a “great grand-dad.” Seriously? I doubt that many great-grandchildren of WWII vets are shaving. But maybe some of them married young, I don’t know. In any event, the »

A Pattern Emerges

Featured image Is Nathan Phillips, the American Indian who tried to intimidate Covington Catholic students by banging a drum in their faces, an anti-Catholic bigot? That’s how it looks. It turns out that the day after the March For Life, Phillips and a gang of followers tried to disrupt a service at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington: While chanting and playing ceremonial drums, a group »

Covington Catholic Update

Featured image A friend told me this morning that he thinks the Covington Catholic media scandal will be a turning point in Americans’ view of the press. Maybe so, but there have been a lot of turning points in the years since, for example, Rathergate, and no one has yet besieged the New York Times building with pitchforks. We can’t possibly keep up with all of the Covington Catholic fallout, so here »

Sue the Bastards! [Updated]

Featured image Not all liberals are evil, but it is becoming increasingly clear that 21st-century liberalism is an evil ideology. It incites race hatred for political advantage. It tries to keep disadvantaged people down, so they will stay on the Democratic Party plantation. It lies about pretty much everything–for example, “police violence.” And liberals almost never debate public policy issues in time-honored fashion; rather, they try to destroy anyone who disagrees with »

It’s Open War on Christianity

Featured image We have been writing about the growing anti-Semitism of the Democratic Party, but don’t kid yourself: the Left hates Christianity more than it does Judaism. The Left’s bigotry has manifested itself over the last few days in connection with Karen Pence, the vice-president’s wife. David French explains (links omitted): Karen Pence is a believing Christian woman. She took a part-time job at a private Christian school. And this, believe it »