Finally, a lefty who doesn’t blame guns for shootings. No, Indian American activist and former Democratic congressional candidate for Colorado Saira Rao knows what’s really going on: “whiteness — ALL WHITENESS — is killing us.” Rao shared her conclusion in an August 12 tweet. The mass shootings by white males in Dayton and El Paso -- combined with her tolerant, sunny liberalism -- convinced the former candidate that America needs a campaign for “ending whiteness.”



You know, there are plenty of Econ 101 students who could tell you that raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour is a bad thing for the U.S. economy. Plenty of waiters and busboys, too. So the counter argument must get away from the facts of the issue and offer something a little more emotionally-charged, like “the racist history of tipping,” in order to push for higher wages in the service industry.



Yeah, newly retired former NFL player Doug Baldwin, you're a real authority on diversity. You didn't see it in the Seattle Seahawks' clubhouse and you sure don't see it in President Donald Trump's White House. As for you, Henry McKenna of For The Win blog (a subsidiary of USA Today), you're in a real position to preach about diversity, too, with your organization's near-complete progressive political complexion.



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To say many fans of the HBO series Game of Thrones were not happy with Sunday's series finale is probably an understatement.



Let this serve as an example of how some liberal elites despise your way of life, who you vote for, the God you worship, and you yourselves as backward, irredeemable, and racist. On Monday’s Deadline: White House, liberal actor Jeff Daniels joined the MSNBC panel to bash their fellow Americans in the name of decency and love and fear for the country’s future. Daniels is in the midst of his year-long Broadway run as Atticus Finch in an Aaron Sorkin-conceived production of To Kill a Mockingbird which, according to Daniels and the panel, is meant to shame Trump supporters and white America.



The long arm of the PC police has reached back to the '30s and arrested, prosecuted and sentenced the late singer Kate Smith. Smith, who popularized Irving Berlin's song “God Bless America” and was a female pioneer in early television, recorded songs that today in hindsight are viewed as racist. An old friend, Harry Covert, writes to recall the early days of black-and-white TV when he (and I) watched Kate Smith's television program. 



Monday night, CBS’s new comedy, The Neighborhood, closed out its first season with a blunt reminder of their liberal agenda. This time was slightly different, though. In a failed effort to make this episode unique, instead of tackling racism, they tackled...white privilege. Ok, so maybe it wasn't really all that different.



This week, “journalist, activist and humanitarian” Shaun King will give a keynote speech at the annual Innocence Network conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The theme of the event, whose attendees work to prevent and undo wrongful convictions, is “The Presumption of Innocence.” I've covered many flabbergasting things over the course of 25 years as a columnist, author, blogger and documentary host, but this one takes the cake.



Yesterday’s dropping of all 16 Smollett hate hoax charges was a shocking display of contempt for truth, justice, and the everyday American citizen. The surprise prosecutorial decision blindsided the police and Democrat Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel called it a travesty. But the people closest to Smollett, who should have been the most circumspect with their reactions, decided to gleefully stick the news in the collective eye of annoyed Americans.



Poor Will Smith can’t catch a break! First the African-American star was roundly mocked on the Internet for being the color blue in the new live-action Aladdin movie, now social justice warriors are complaining about his skin color in a different way.



Jussie Smollett, Empire actor, claimed that on Jan. 29, two masked men identifying themselves as Donald Trump supporters and using racial and homophobic insults attacked him. Smollett said the assailants yelled “This is MAGA country,” bashed his face, crushed his ribs, splashed him with bleach and put a noose around his neck. Smollett's telling of the hate crime was gobbled up hook, line and sinker by the anti-Trump news media, but Chicago police say it was a hoax.



Apparently last night’s Oscars weren’t woke enough for some devout lefties. Despite jokes at the expense of Donald Trump, several mentions of the plight of immigrants, and of course some race-baiting from director Spike Lee, Daily Beast writer Kevin Fallon claimed that the show “made the case for its own irrelevancy.”