When Black Police Officers Kill a Black Man, That’s White Supremacy

February 1st, 2023 10:50 AM

This week, tape emerged from Memphis, Tennessee of five black police officers engaging in the beating of Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old black man. Nichols was pulled over for reckless driving according to the officers; they ordered him to get on the ground and to give them his hands; he did not comply and instead began to run. When the officers caught up with him, they pummeled him, complete with…

Racial Reparations Solve Nothing

January 22nd, 2023 7:08 PM

This week, the San Francisco African American Reparations Advisory Committee released a report calling on the city to pay every black resident $5 million and absolve all of their outstanding personal debt. Their rationale was broad -- as it had to be, since California was founded as a free state: “While neither San Francisco, nor California, formally adopted the institution of chattel slavery…

Our Blundering, Intrusive Government Rears Its Ugly Head

January 14th, 2023 9:11 PM

Our government seeks more and more control. Our government is not competent. These two statements are both true, and together amount to a nightmare for institutional credibility. A government that seeks more control must at the very least demonstrate credibility in implementing its goals; a government that is incompetent can only regain legitimacy by limiting its authority.

The Death of Eternal Truths and the New Paganism

January 4th, 2023 7:02 PM

Last week, Pope Benedict XVI died at the age of 95, nearly a decade after stepping down as head of the Catholic Church. His life was marked by adherence to a belief in an eternal truth above all. As he stated in a 2008 meeting with Catholic educators at the Catholic University of America, “Truth means more than knowledge: knowing the truth leads us to discover the good... (W)e observe, with…

The Left’s Big Pitch: Embrace a Worse Life in the Name of Equality

December 27th, 2022 8:59 AM

This week, The New York Times released a long expose of the shortcomings of the United Kingdom’s National Health Service. Long cherished as a crown jewel of Left-wing governmental policy, the NHS has been plagued by massive resource shortcomings, requiring rationing of critical infrastructure and care. Now, citizens are waiting up to 12 hours for ambulances. “It’s a near-crisis…

The Left’s Cynical ‘Speech Is Violence’ Ploy

November 28th, 2022 9:43 AM

Last week, another evil mass shooter unleashed horror at a gay club in Colorado Springs, killing 5 and wounding another 25. The shooter -- whose name I refuse to mention in order to disincentivize future shooters, who seek notoriety -- was clearly mentally ill: Just last year, the shooter reportedly threatened his mother with a bomb, resulting in his arrest.

U.S. So Racist Michelle Obama Couldn’t Wear Braids in the White House

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November 18th, 2022 2:47 PM

Michelle Obama put up with a lot from a “downright mean” country she never could be proud of until it elected her husband POTUS. But we’re still learning how hellish her right years in the White House really was.

In an interview with Ellen Degeneres about her new book The Light We Carry, Michelle Obama said, “As black women we deal with it, the whole thing about do you show up with…

The FTX Dog That Didn’t Bark

November 17th, 2022 4:19 PM

In Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous Sherlock Holmes tale, “Silver Blaze”, the detective investigates the case of a murder of a horse trainer. At first, investigators presume that the murderer of the trainer must have been a stranger to him. But Holmes cracks the case with the revelation that a watchdog remained silent the night of the murder -- a “curious incident,” as Holmes puts it, if the…

The Red Wave Was Actually a Fizzle

November 11th, 2022 3:26 PM

There was no red wave. There was no red tide. There was no red trickle. There was a fizzle. The 2022 midterm election fundamentals would have suggested a ringing Republican victory: an unpopular president of the opposing party, deep public unhappiness with the state of the economy, unified Democratic control in Congress and radical social policy out of step with most Americans.

Why the Legacy Media Is Panicked About Elon Musk’s Twitter Takeover

November 3rd, 2022 9:36 AM

It has now been a week since Elon Musk took over Twitter, and the wailing and gnashing of teeth is still audible across the legacy media landscape. In one sense, that's rather shocking: Why, precisely, should members of the media be so apoplectic about a billionaire taking over a social media company from other millionaires, pledging to loosen restrictions on dissemination of speech? In…

Joe Biden, Dylan Mulvaney and the Collapse of the West

October 27th, 2022 5:32 PM

This week, President Joe Biden held an interview with a TikTok influencer named Dylan Mulvaney. Mulvaney is a man -- a former Broadway star in “The Book of Mormon” -- who less than a year ago decided that he was a woman. Ever since, he has made daily videos titled “Day X as a Girl.” These videos range from the stereotypical (on Day 1, Mulvaney announces, wearing drag, that he has cried three…

Democracy Isn’t in Peril — So Long as Americans Talk to Each Other

October 19th, 2022 4:42 PM

American democracy, we have been told, is in grave peril. It's a perspective we hear echoed dozens of times per day in the mainstream media: If this next election doesn't go precisely how our hallowed elitists desire, surely tyranny will follow. As one of those sagacious experts, MSNBC's Joy Reid, recently put it on Twitter, “It's terrifying how many Americans will choose literal fascism,…

America’s Suicidal Energy Policy Has Very Real Costs

October 14th, 2022 6:09 PM

Last week, Saudi Arabia announced, in conjunction with OPEC+, that it would be cutting oil production in the face of dropping prices. That decision came in spite of the Biden White House's lobbying in favor of increased production, which included a sycophantic visit by President Joe Biden to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. In response to the Saudi announcement, the White House quickly…

Should the West Seek an Off-Ramp in Ukraine?

October 6th, 2022 5:47 PM

How does the war in Ukraine end? This is precisely the question no one is supposed to ask these days. The supposition by our thought leaders seems to be that if we keep up the pressure on Vladimir Putin in Ukraine, he'll fold and go home; his threats to use tactical nuclear weapons on the battlefield are nothing more than saber-rattling. He will then retrench on the domestic front, resolidify…