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    Why Do Sabrina Rubin Erdely’s Rape Stories Keep Falling Apart?

    Why Do Sabrina Rubin Erdely's Rape Stories Keep Falling Apart?

    As of this moment, we are now up to three stories about rape that Sabrina Rubin Erdely has written that would not pass responsible journalistic muster. The most prominent, of course, being the now-withdrawn and discredited UVA hoax, the second being this story about “Billy Doe” in Philadelphia, and the third being her story about Petty Officer Rebecca Blumer. Sabrina Rubin Erdely is trying to | Read More »

    South Carolina Police Officer Charged with Murder After Shooting Unarmed Man in the Back

    South Carolina Police Officer Charged with Murder After Shooting Unarmed Man in the Back

    Here is a story that once again demonstrates that the most important public service you can perform is to record the police at every opportunity. I was first alerted to this story by Ace, who has a portion of the video at his site. A longer version of the video is available at the New York Times, who apparently were the original recipients of the | Read More »

    Sabrina Rubin Erdely’s OTHER Possibly Fake Rape Story

    Everyone I spoke to in connection with this investigation was crystal clear that at no point did Sabrina Erdely or Rolling Stone ever contact them whatsoever, even to ask for background information. This is exactly the same lapse in journalistic standards that doomed the UVA story and ultimately led to its retraction. The fact that it occurred in this story is indication of a systemic problem with Rolling Stone and Sabrina Erdely’s reporting, not of a single lapse in judgment.

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    Surprise! The Rand Paul Store Blatantly Caters to the Paranoid

    Surprise! The Rand Paul Store Blatantly Caters to the Paranoid

    Well, surprise surprise, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. Rand Paul93%Senate Republican Average29See Full Scorecard93% is officially running for President. However, in the category of actually surprising news, Paul’s basic argument for his primary candidacy is… that he’s the most electable candidate in the field. Seriously. Paul gave a sneak peak into what his message will be in a pre-announcement video that has been prominently featured on the influential conservative | Read More »

    And on this Day, America Returned

    And on this Day, America Returned

      It has been a long, cold winter. Over the last five months, we have braved unusually bitter temperatures, unusually bitter disappointments with our government, discord in the world at large, and the emergence of Meghan Trainor as a thing. But today, as we emerge from yet another unusually late brutal national cold snap, people all across America will begin a ritual. They will wake | Read More »

    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Friends: Religious Freedom, Foreign Policy, and More Hillary Emails

    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Friends: Religious Freedom, Foreign Policy, and More Hillary Emails

    Welcome back to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Friends! Tonight, RedState’s own Caleb Howe joins the panel along with F. Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon, Neal Dewing of the Federalist, Jeff Blehar of the Ace of Spades Decision Desk, and Scott Lincicome of the Cato Institute. Tonight the guys will discuss religious freedom, the ongoing foreign policy debacle that is the Obama | Read More »

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    Gail Collins of the New York Times is a Slack-Jawed, Drooling Moron

    Gail Collins of the New York Times is a Slack-Jawed, Drooling Moron

    The headline of this piece will immediately strike anyone who is even vaguely familiar with Gail Collins’ “work” at the New York Times as needless repetition of the obvious. Nevertheless, her latest column is so mind-numbingly bad that it is deserving of special attention, not least because it is wholly representative of pretty much all liberal commentary on the the Indiana RFRA to date. When | Read More »

    The Free Market is Only for People Who Have Self-Worth

    The Free Market is Only for People Who Have Self-Worth

    I’ve been watching over this controversy over the Indiana RFRA with no small amount of genuine amazement. I legitimately cannot relate to the arguments that the opponents of the law are making. The reasons for that are simple: I believe that I have inherent worth and that my spending dollars, earned with my labor, should not be voluntarily given to people who disrespect my sense | Read More »

    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Friends: Ted Cruz, Bowe Bergdahl, and the Budget

    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Friends: Ted Cruz, Bowe Bergdahl, and the Budget

    Welcome to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Friends! This week, Kemberlee Kaye of Legal Insurrection joins the regular panel consisting of Scott Lincicome of the Cato Institute, Neal Dewing of the Federalist, F. Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon, and Jeff Blehar of the Ace of Spades HQ Decision Desk to talk Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. Ted Cruz95%Senate Republican Average29See Full Scorecard95%, the Bowe Bergdahl | Read More »

    The Insane Defense of the Bergdahl Swap

    The Insane Defense of the Bergdahl Swap

    Now that Bowe Bergdahl has been charged with desertion, as his platoon mates have suggested he should be since before the ill-fated swap was executed, the administration’s attempts to defend one of their worst decisions to date have predictably grown more absurd. Via RCP, hashtag diplomat Jen Psaki’s stammering efforts to deal with basic questions from Megyn Kelly are a pretty representative sample. Watch the | Read More »

    The Eeyore Caucus is Set to Kill the Sequester for Good

    The Eeyore Caucus is Set to Kill the Sequester for Good

    I am, for the most part, a partisan hack. Accordingly, the last two months have been difficult because in an ideal world I would spend all or almost all my time criticizing Democrats. However, Republicans have failed so spectacularly and repeatedly since taking over control of Congress that it’s difficult to find the time and energy. The latest of these capitulations concerns Republican surrender on | Read More »

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    Michigan Police Brutally Beat Black Man for Opening Car Door

    Michigan Police Brutally Beat Black Man for Opening Car Door

      Via ClickonDetroit comes a very disturbing video showing some police brutality in Inkster, Michigan under questionable circumstances at best. The video below more or less speaks for itself but we will acknowledge that the man in question who was beaten by the police made one critical mistake – opening his car door. This is never a good idea under any circumstances but I find | Read More »

    The Cruz Conundrum

    The Cruz Conundrum

    Ted Cruz became the first Republican to officially announce his candidacy today, which means the Silly Season has really and truly begun in earnest. I like Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. Ted Cruz95%Senate Republican Average29See Full Scorecard95% a lot as a Senator and I think that he will bring a lot of energy to the debates and that he will have important points to make about the value of | Read More »

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    Coming to Terms with Kingsman: The Secret Service

    Coming to Terms with Kingsman: The Secret Service

    Warning: You are entering a spoiler zone. Over a month after its release, Kingsman: The Secret Service seems primed to exceed all pre-release expectations with a US Box office haul that has already exceeded $110 million not to mention healthy international returns (including, for reasons no one seems to understand, an already ardent cult following in South Korea). Even this week, Kingsman looks prepared to | Read More »

    Moloch Must be Appeased

    Moloch Must be Appeased

    Democrats in Washington, DC are tying up both a human trafficking bill and the confirmation of Loretta Lynch for one simple reason: to an elected Democrat Senator there is no higher good than more dead unborn children. The Senate Democrats’ behavior in this fight has removed all doubt whatsoever about their motives in this regard. The fight here is not about expanding the legality of | Read More »