Attack Machine

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IN THE MIDST OF MADNESS

When I heard about Rachel Dolezal, my first impression was that she was one of those Froot Loops that had escaped from GloZell Green’s bathtub. But upon further consideration, I asked myself what’s wrong with a white woman claiming to be black so she could head up the... read more

Varoufakis’s idea of cooperation is to accuse the creditors whose money Greece has been living on of “fiscal waterboarding.”

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Greeks’ party comes to an end

Oh, to live in a country where only a small fraction pay the taxes they owe. A country that cooked its books to gain entry to the Eurozone (while no one was fooled.) Now the bill is due and the fingers are pointing. George Will explains it best. Now come Greeks... read more

Iranians used backdoor channels to play Barry

Jay Solomon in the WSJ Iran secretly passed to the White House beginning in late 2009 the names of prisoners it wanted released from U.S. custody, part of a wish list to test President Barack Obama’s commitment to improving ties and a move that set off years of... read more

U.S. Intelligence: Assad May Use Those Chemical Weapons Obama Said He Didn’t Have

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Uh, that statement is no longer operative

Jim Geraghty Barack Obama, speaking at the White House, May 14 of this year, discussing Syria: Assad gave up his chemical weapons. And that’s not speculation on our part. That, in fact, has been confirmed by the organization internationally that is charged with... read more

Quibbling over what is equal

When it comes to gay marriage, frankly I don’t give a damn. It’s none of my business. Bernard Goldberg celebrates the Supreme Court decision to expand marriage for gay couples, comparing it to interracial marriage. In 1967, the Court said that, “The... read more

White cop shoots unarmed fleeing white man

No sweat, it’s just Sweat. NYT David Sweat, the remaining prison escapee on the run in northern New York for three weeks, was shot by a state trooper on Sunday, according to the authorities. Mr. Sweat, 35, was alive and in custody, Sheriff David Favro of Clinton... read more

Flip off this Byrd

While we’re busy purging public spaces of racist symbols, let’s take a look at the places named after Democrat Senator Robert Byrd. I don’t like the idea of any public building paid for by taxpayers bearing the name of a politician, but Byrd is... read more

When will the Democrats atone for slavery?

Jeffrey Lord at American Spectator Dear Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz: I note with interest this statement from you with regard to the controversy over the flying of the Confederate flag on the grounds of the South Carolina State Capitol. You said: For decades... read more

Moral relativism has become its own, perverse form of nativism among those who stake their identity on being universalist and progressive.

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Love Among the Ruins

Bari Weiss on insular progressives On Friday my phone was blowing up with messages, asking if I’d seen the news. Some expressed disbelief at the headlines. Many said they were crying. None of them were talking about the dozens of people gunned down in Sousse, Tunisia,... read more

Obama: sucker for punishment

Obama knows Iran is a bad actor, with the US declaring yesterday: The Iranian government practices “cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment,” the report says. Those punishments include rape, amputations, flogging, holding prisoners in life-threatening... read more

It’s almost as if they don’t know Communists were the greatest revivers of  slavery in the 20th century.

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The left’s new standard of “anti-divisiveness”

Jonah Goldberg, from his G-File …this new standard of anti-divisiveness would require cramming so many things down the memory hole it would be the functional equivalent of shoving a whole Thanksgiving turkey, uncooked, into the garbage disposal. Everywhere one... read more

Profiles in government incompetence

The “progressive” cause seeks to grant ever more power to government. Why when government proves itself more incompetent by the day–and no one ever seems to get fired. Two recent examples: THE US COPYRIGHT OFFICE STICKING WITH PAPER Colin Diersing in... read more

SURGEONS USE LASERS TO BURN AWAY MENTAL ILLNESS

Nick Stockton at Wired A BRAIN SURGEON begins an anterior cingulotomy by drilling a small hole into a patient’s skull. The surgeon then inserts a tiny blade, cutting a path through brain tissue, then inserts a probe past sensitive nerves and bundles of blood vessels... read more

“The opinion is couched in a style that is as pretentious as its content is egotistic. If, even as the price to be paid for a fifth vote, I ever joined an opinion for the Court that began: ‘The Constitution promises liberty to all within its reach, a liberty that includes certain specific rights that allow persons, within a lawful realm, to define and express their identity,’ I would hide my head in a bag. The Supreme Court of the United States has descended from the disciplined legal reasoning of John Marshall and Joseph Story to the mystical aphorisms of the fortune cookie.”

Justice Scalia

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CRIME & PUNISHMENT

The role of the police in 2015 America has suddenly become such a contentious issue that even presidential candidates have been forced to offer comments. Not too surprisingly, Hillary Clinton has opted to come out on the same side as Barack Obama, Eric Holder, Loretta... read more

Creeping intellectual darkness

From a Terry Teachout column about playwright Tom Stoppard, who complains that audiences have become more ignorant over the decades. Just the other day, the Washington Post published a rant by Dana Dusbiber, who teaches English at an inner-city school in Sacramento,... read more