Battle of Leuthen, December 5, 1757
One of the advantages of having the keys to the front page is that sometimes I can unplug from politics and write about my real passion: military history of the 18th century. Today marks the anniversary of Frederick the Great’s signal victory over the Austrians at Leuthen and gives me a story to tell my kids a couple of times a year after Mass. Frederick | Read More »
The Warthog is still holding out.
Oddly enough, there’s still a use for them: “An undisclosed number of Warthogs, part of the “Blacksnakes” 163rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron based at Fort Wayne, Indiana, have been deployed to Middle Eastern airbases to provide air cover to troops fighting ISIS in Iraq and Syria.” This is not the same as saying that the Warthog is ‘back:’ merely that objective reality itself is pushing back on | Read More »
Sabrina Erdley, Rolling Stone, and the Media Put the Cause Before the Truth
The media completely buys the idea of misogynist culture. The media completely buys the idea that fraternities are filled with silver spooned rapists. The media complete believes there is a “rape culture” in America and by God the media will prove it. Thus Sabrina Erdley sought out the perfect victim and found that perfect victim at the University of Virginia. According to Erdley, writing in | Read More »
The University of Virginia Rape Story Officially Melts Down
On November 19, Rolling Stone magazine published an lengthy article detailing the brutal gang rape of a young woman in a fraternity house at the University of Virginia. As the story circulated, feminists found it a powerful story for everything they hate about men, college administrators went to DEFCON LEVENTY… an a small number of people began to question the story because of what the | Read More »
Because Justice Runs to Individuals, Kennesaw, Georgia Got It Wrong
The City of Kennesaw, Georgia has denied a gathering of muslims the right to build a mosque in a strip mall. The city claims it does not allow houses of worship in strip malls, but recently unanimously granted a Pentecostal group the right to do just that. Then the City of Kennesaw demanded that, should they grant the muslims the request, that the muslims must | Read More »
Big government is winning campaign issue for Democrats
For some time there has been a garden industry on the left that believed two things held the Democrats from permanent electoral triumph. The first, of course, is that voters are just too stupid to understand what is good for them. This school of thought is championed by a guy named Thomas Frank who wrote a book called What’s the Matter with Kansas? in which | Read More »
Top House Republican Declares He Wants Total Amnesty
House Republicans, coming up with every excuse under the sun to avoid stopping President Obama, are letting slip the real reason. Congressman , chairman of the House Rules Committee, is telling Democratic lawmakers he wants total amnesty. The Daily Caller reports Sessions met with Democratic lawmakers telling them how expansive his vision of immigration is before announced the GOP would give up the fight on | Read More »
After Michael Brown and Eric Garner, do we need grand jury reform?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Leon Wolf to discuss the grand jury process, an alternative method for prosecuting police officers and if this unrest over Michael Brown and Eric Garner can lead to substantive change.
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Rape, Rudeness, and Deciding the News
Terry Bean is a donor to the Democratic Party. He has hung out with Barack Obama on Air Force Once. He founded the influential gay-rights organization Human Rights Campaign, which targets and harasses Christians. The organization, along with the Southern Poverty Law Center, labeled the conservative Family Research Council a “hate group.” Unsurprisingly, a gay rights activist showed up at the Family Research Council with | Read More »
Hillary Clinton moves to lock up the white working class vote
As Hillary Clinton tools up for making a show of running for the Democrat nomination for president in 2016, the salient question remains who, exactly, is going to vote for her? I mean other than the aging, hirsute, hippie lesbian demographic. While this locks in a significant swath of Hollywoood and the news media it is not sufficient to create a second Clinton presidency. For | Read More »
TNR’s Demise Voxsplained for the Rest of Us
Erick wrote with great clarity on the death of The New Republic as a pillar of progressive thought, but navigating the Byzantine maze of Washington liberal media is only for the bravest of brave hearts. So Ezra Klein has broken it down for us in the hoi polloi by Voxsplaining what has happened to the august TNR. Before we delve into Klein’s truly dizzying intellect, | Read More »
Fifty Shades of Bull – Lena Dunham, UVA and The Rape Accusation-Industrial Complex
Three things happen when false rape accusations are mass-marketed for fun, profit and social justice. Political expediency is served. Lives get destroyed and liars pocket the proceeds. It’s a win-win situation – unless you’re the poor son-of-sea-biscuit sent out into the dessert as a scapegoat for the supposed sins of The Patriarchy. We see a textbook example of how this works in the execrable case | Read More »
The Republicans in Congress Hate the American People. Just Like the Democrats.
Republicans ran a campaign in 2014 against the high handed overreach of Barack Obama. Democrats ran a campaign against Republicans accusing them of hating women and shutting down the government. Republicans won. Then and promptly surrendered. They never, despite their campaign rhetoric, had any intention of stopping the President. Boehner and McConnell both agree with the outcome, even if they oppose the means. But they | Read More »
Chris Hughes Insulted the President’s Daughters
For those of you outside the Circle of Jerks in New York and Washington, this may be a bit more than you can handle. The New Republic, which was founded in foam of the sea stirred up by Teddy Roosevelt belly-flopping in order to support the progressive cause and Joe Stalin (seriously), has been slaughtered by a dot-commer who couldn’t get his boy toy into | Read More »
Hillary 2016: Inevitability!
Hillary cares! Hillary works hard! Hillary is a wife, a mother, she’s even a woman! And any man fortunate enough to have a wife, a close girlfriend or to know his biological mother has met somebody equally qualified to serve as POTUS. But your wife doesn’t have the resources to hire out a pop artist for a cheesy country music video. UCLA doesn’t pay her | Read More »