Liberals

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 »

Walls Across America

Featured image Walls, Nancy Pelosi tells us, are immoral. Also, they don’t work. Which ostensibly is why the Democrats have gone to the mat over Southern border security. Of course, the idea that walls “don’t work” flies in the face of common sense and experience. So the Daily Caller has initiated a “Walls Across America” project. Caller reporter Benny Johnson goes from place to place, pointing out that when leftists want to »

Gillette Follow-Up: Why Did They Do It?

Featured image The Gillette anti-men ad that I wrote about here continues to spark controversy. Most in the advertising industry seem to think it was marvelous. This raises interesting questions: Why, exactly, do companies wade into the culture wars? Especially when they join a side that is either a minority or, at best, a bare majority? How does this make sense? Glenn Reynolds notes: Adweek pronounced Gehrig’s group libel the “Ad of »

“The Dark Night of Fascism Is Always Descending…

Featured image …in the United States and yet lands only in Europe,” as Tom Wolfe first said. I would offer a corollary: political violence is always descending from the right, yet when it lands, it nearly always comes from the left. Thus, for example, liberals love to talk about hate, but somehow they never mention the great political hater of our time, Bernie Bro James Hodgkinson, who took a rifle to a »

Anti-Communism Is a Hate Crime?

Featured image From Seattle comes one of the most extraordinary news stories I can recall, courtesy of the left-wing Seattle Post-Intelligencer: “White nationalist fliers found in West Seattle, Tacoma, other Puget Sound cities.” The subhead: “The fliers referenced a hate group and featured a Cold War-era slogan.” What did those “white nationalist” flyers say? Here they are: The powers that be in Seattle seem to have the impression that it is illegal »