News of the Week (August 24th, 2014)


News of the Week for August 24th, 2014


Election 2014


Democrats’ white-vote dilemma
Sitting on the back of his truck, a homemade turkey wrap in one hand and a bottle of water in the other, Mark said the Democratic Party he grew up with is vastly different from the one that exists today.

Montana Democrats have made a huge mistake
National Democrats knew long ago that 2014’s political landscape in Montana was not going to be favorable to even a relatively conservative Democrat.

Alaska: Dan Sullivan wins! …And Dan Sullivan wins!
It’s like the political equivalent of the majestic Alaska salmon reproductive process.

Wargaming November
Incumbents versus angry voters—who wins?

Show Biz Democrats Fear Loss of Senate Majority
One of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s online attack ads against Democratic opponent Alison Grimes featured her picture lined up next to President Obama, Woody Allen and Barbra Streisand.

Montana Dems Replace Plagiarist With Socialist in Senate Race
Senate candidate tied to labor group seeking to ‘do away with capitalism’

Poll shows Brown nearly tied with Shaheen
Race tightens up, but many have not decided

R.L. Miller and the California Democratic Establishment’s #waronwomen. #ca26
If you are wondering how it is that Jeff Gorell (R CAND, California-26) is managing to put Julia Brownley in such electoral fear – in California, forsooth! – well, it’s because Brownley is an awful candidate, of course. And she has awful friends, too. Let’s go to the Twitter, shall we?

Republicans Strike Mark Begich Where He’s Strongest
The case against Sen. Mark Begich isn’t about Obamacare, spending or federal debt. Instead the first round of general election advertising in Alaska hits the first-term Democrat where he’s strongest: women’s issues and work ethic.


Obama Scandals


Oversight Report: Obama Admin Violated Law by Freeing Taliban Members
GAO: Congress not legally notified before Obama freed Gitmo inmates

Judge Orders Release of ‘Fast and Furious’ Docs
A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the Justice Department to give Congress a list of documents related to Operation Fast and Furious that the Obama administration is withholding under claims of executive privilege.

Gun Rights


Seventeen years after Dunblane, it’s still impossible to discuss the effectiveness of the handgun ban
I can’t remember a crime that traumatised Britain as much as Dunblane did. Abominations come and go, but this one was different. Perhaps the ordinariness of the setting made it more immediate to most of us than news from Syria or Nigeria. Perhaps it was the age of the victims: their first year at school, when their personalities were beginning to flower, when they were just deciding on their favourite colours, their best friends.

Minnesota Dem. legislator Ron Erhardt allegedly said, “I’ll blow your head off” when contacted by gun rights group
Each election cycle, the Minnesota Gun Owners Civil Rights Alliance contacts the 280-plus candidates running for the Minnesota House in hopes of surveying them about their views on gun rights.

Gun-rights group persuading dozens of towns to repeal firearms regs in legal blitz
A Washington state-based gun rights group is steadily persuading cities and towns across the country to repeal local firearms regulations and give that power back to the states.

Hide the Decline

Environment &
“Green Energy”


Australian Met Office Accused Of Manipulating Temperature Records
There’s quite a row developing after a scathing article in the Australian, some news clips follow.


Government in Healthcare


The FDA’s Mad Medicine
A court in Alabama has ruled that Pfizer Inc. can be sued over harmful side effects caused by generic versions of its drugs.


War & Terror


Islamic State booby traps massive Iraqi dam which could kill thousands if breached
The bid to seize back Mosul dam from extremists falters as US backed forces are hampered by explosive devices

Yazidis Held as Sex Slaves by ISIS Plead for Help
As the White House declared mission accomplished for saving the Yazidis under siege by ISIS fighters on Mount Sinjar, activists and leaders from the sect tell Kurdish news outlet Rudaw that about 2,000 Yazidis remain unaccounted for — in the hands of ISIS.

Islamic State Sex Slavery: American Feminists Ain’t Got No Time for That
While Iraqi women jump from cliffs to avoid becoming the next sex slaves of the Islamic State, American feminist publications spent their time focusing on male celebrities who’ve embraced the feminist demand that biology doesn’t matter

Belgian Doel 4 nuclear reactor closed till year-end
Belgian energy company Electrabel said its Doel 4 nuclear reactor would stay offline at least until the end of this year after major damage to its turbine, with the cause confirmed as sabotage.

Someone bombed Tripoli, but who?
At least six are dead, and no one knows who’s responsible.

Merkel pledges Nato will defend Baltic member states
Germany’s Angela Merkel promised the Baltic states on Monday that Nato would defend them, although it would not send permanent combat troops but would increase manoeuvres in the region.

‘They tied the hands of one woman to the back of a car and her legs to another car and they split her into two’
Beheading journalists isn’t actually the worst these savage ISIS monsters could do. Some of their other crimes against humanity are beyond barbaric.

Did the U.N. Commit War Crimes in Gaza?
Yesterday I urged conservatives to challenge jihadists and their enablers in international tribunals, including the U.N. Our ACLJ international affiliate, the European Centre for Law and Justice, sent a letter to the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights detailing Hamas’s war crimes and describing exactly how her accusations against Israel lead to further use of human shields and further abuse of civilian facilities.

Andrew Klavan: Democrats at War
In which our host, Andrew Klavan, discusses the lies, double-speak, failures and foibles of Democrats at War!

Senator Inhofe warns of potential terrorist attacks on U.S. soil
It is a serious warning coming from Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe as he warns of the potential of another attack on American soil. The senator sat down with Fox 25 to talk about a variety of topics, but as ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, the top issue was national security.

NATO: Russia has moved artillery units and personnel into Ukraine
I’m certain this is all part of “humanitarian aid,” right? Nothing says lovin’ like artillery fire heading for your oven, or something

British jihadists: How Britain became the Yemen of the West
Britain’s role as a chief exporter of terror was made horrifically clear this week. We examine the key failings of government and security forces that allowed home-grown jihadists to flourish



Arkansas Teacher, 57, Gets Probation After Lesbian Molestation of Girl, 16
A 57-year-old school teacher that resigned after being arrested, accepted a plea bargain [Aug. 6], in Drew County Circuit Court. Helen Banks, a former Drew Central High School teacher, agreed to a term of 8 years probation and will be required to register as a sex offender.

Fox News regular suspended from ad company he co-founded for offensive transphobia post
Gavin McInnes, a frequent Fox News guest booked for his penchant for making outlandish comments, may have gone too far with a column on transphobia he penned for Thought Catalog.

Wired Magazine calls for Birth Panels
Europe really is determined to party like it’s 1939, aren’t they? In France, shops of Jewish merchants are having the windows smashed. Meanwhile,’s UK site is exploring another topic that was much in vogue in post-Weimar Germany right around the same time as kristallnacht. “It’s time to consider restricting human breeding”

The Woman Who Thinks Reducing the Male Population by 90 Percent Will Solve Everything
The Femitheist is a 22-year-old criminology student with a three-year-old. One angry day in 2012 she took to the Internet to outline the brutal concept of International Castration Day. After posting it on YouTube she stepped out for a coffee. Returning home a few hours later, she found that all gnashing male hell had broken loose.

‘Shoot unarmed kids’: Wil Wheaton asks what Ferguson police do when world isn’t watching
Despite that question’s rhetorical nature, a lot of people responded anyway

Meathead: Tea Party Like Hamas, Needs to Be Eliminated
Because like Hamas, the Tea Party are terrorists, don’t you know.

PHOTO COLLECTION: ‘Peaceful Protesters’ Vandalize, Loot & Destroy #Ferguson Businesses
On Saturday August 9, 2014, 18 year-old Michael Brown was shot to death by a Ferguson police officer after he had earlier robbed a local convenience store.

Report on Michael Brown’s autopsy trends; Dorian Johnson account questioned; 3rd autopsy by DOJ still a go
The New York Times published a story tonight detailing the autopsy of Ferguson, Missouri, teen Michael Brown. Things are not as they had appeared in the immediate aftermath of his death last week.

California ‘Modern’ Family Updated To Remove Mom and Dad
A bold agenda has taken shape, showing without a doubt, Democrats are manipulating societal norms, under the guise of civil rights.

Guess Who is Behind the Indictment of Rick Perry? George Soros Donated $500K to the Cause
I am sure it will come as no shock to anyone to hear that George Soros is putting money into another cause to advance his worldwide agenda. If Rick Perry is seen as an enemy to that agenda then half a million dollars is nothing to one of world’s richest billionaires.

Meet Rick Perry’s Legal Team
Lawyers, assemble!

St. Louis Post-Dispatch Reporter: More Than A Dozen Witnesses Corroborate Cop’s Story
People are understandably wondering why the incident report hasn’t been made public. Why hasn’t Darren Wilson been allowed to to tell his side of the story?

Officer Darren Wilson Suffered “Orbital Blowout Fracture to Eye Socket” During Mike Brown Attack
The Gateway Pundit can now confirm from two local St. Louis sources that police Officer Darren Wilson suffered facial fractures during his confrontation with deceased 18 year-old Michael Brown. Officer Wilson clearly feared for his life during the incident that led to the shooting death of Brown. This was after Michael Brown and his accomplice Dorian Johnson robbed a local Ferguson convenience store.

Amnesty Int’l Head: ‘Clearly a Human-Rights Crisis’ in Ferguson
The executive director of Amnesty International agreed that it is unprecedented for his organization to be in the United States, but justified its presence in Ferguson, Mo., by citing excessive use of force by police.

California Assembly Votes to Change Washington Redskins’ Name
California lawmakers voted Monday to urge that the National Football League change its name because it is “believed by some to be a racial slur and to promote discrimination against Native Americans.” The vote was a lopsided 51-4 in the State Assembly, with only four Republicans voting against the bill, including former gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly.

Perry Prosecutor Accused of Witness Tampering
Special Prosecutor Mike McCrum defended corrupt sheriff, bribing businessman

Norton Questions Mostly White Ferguson Government
D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton is characterizing the nearly all-white elected leadership and police force in majority-black Ferguson, Mo., as “poison.”

Mostly Peaceful Ferguson Activists Throw Bottles of Urine at Police
Obama’s America, folks. So glad he’s brought us all together, huh?

Guilty Until Proven Innocent: Missouri Governor Calls for ‘Vigorous Prosecution’ of Darren Wilson
If Darren Wilson winds up being railroaded for the shooting of Michael Brown, his defense can play this video during his appeal. Talk about tainting the potential jury pool.

The Meltdown
In July, after Germany trounced Brazil 7–1 in the semifinal match of the World Cup—including a first-half stretch in which the Brazilian soccer squad gave up an astonishing five goals in 19 minutes—a sports commentator wrote: “This was not a team losing. It was a dream dying.” These words could equally describe what has become of Barack Obama’s foreign policy since his second inauguration. The president, according to the infatuated view of his political aides and media flatterers, was supposed to be playing o jogo bonito, the beautiful game—ending wars, pressing resets, pursuing pivots, and restoring America’s good name abroad.

Perry Grand Juror Is Democratic Party Activist. Sought Out a Grand Jury Witness While Serving.
Media Trackers has the scoop. A grand juror in the Rick Perry grand jury is not only a Democratic activist, but was active in the party while on the grand jury.

Thomas the Tank Engine Showed Up in Ferguson Last Night
When police left the street to remove protesters from the parking lots last night in Ferguson, something rather bizarre happened: A miniature Thomas the Tank Engine rolled down West Florissant Street.

Ferguson Prosecutor Tells Governor Nixon to ‘Man Up’
Governor Jay Nixon is undermining the process and further aggravating the situation in Ferguson, Mo., with his comments regarding who should prosecute the Brown case, according to the man at the center of the latest controversy in the death of Michael Brown.

Poll: 82% think it should be illegal to let your nine-year-old play at the park unsupervised
Laudable work here by Reason to collect and publish data showing how unpopular its own sympathies on this issue are. I wish more Internet pubs of every ideological stripe were as forthcoming.

Race-based hate crimes spike in D.C.; whites most common victims, but underreporting feared
Race-based hate crimes jumped in Washington, D.C., last year even as most other types of bias crimes decreased, with analysts saying such incidents could be vastly underreported among minority groups uncomfortable coming forward to authorities.

HS Freshman Arrested for Shooting ‘Neighbor’s Pet Dinosaur’ in Classroom Assignment
“I killed my neighbor’s pet dinosaur,” Alex Stone wrote in a classroom assignment earlier this week. That fictional slaying led to real-life handcuffs.

Government to Farmers: Host Same-Sex Wedding or Pay a $13,000 Fine
Should the government be able to coerce a family farm into hosting a same-sex wedding?

Student punished for saying “bless you”
Kendra Turner was brought up right. She’s the kind of kid who says “yes sir” and “no ma’am.” She was “raised up right,” with good manners as they are prone to say around Dyersburg, Tennessee. So it was not out of character for Kendra to say “bless you” after a fellow classmate sneezed. But that common courtesy landed the 18-year-old in hot water.

School serves special needs student lunch from the garbage
Eighth-grader Sierra Prince recently told her mom that lunch at Pleasant Grove Junior High School tasted like garbage.

Supreme Court blocks same-sex marriages in Virginia
The Supreme Court blocked gay and lesbian couples from marrying in Virginia Wednesday as it edges closer to deciding whether same-sex marriage should be legalized nationwide.

The Asian Chamber of Commerce Laughed at Harry Reid’s Racial Jokes, But Then Backed Republican
Harry Reid was caught on video making what many are calling racially insensitive jokes to the Asian Chamber of Commerce, and although many can be heard laughing in the audio, they voted to support the Republican against the Democrat Reid was pushing.

New York State Fines Farms for Declining to Host Gay Weddings
Your own private property is no longer safe.

Harry Reid’s Joke to Asians: You’re Not Smarter Than Everyone ElseZeke J Miller
“One problem that I’ve had today is keeping my Wongs straight”

Microbial life found living on the exterior of the International Space Station, say reports
Plankton in phases of development “found on the surface of the ocean” has been discovered on the exterior surface of windows of the ISS

Teamsters appeal to “Top Chef” for employment by threatening to bash in Padma Lakshmi’s face
The Teamsters picketers were already mad. By the time Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi’s car pulled up to the Steel & Rye restaurant in the picturesque New England town of Milton just outside Boston, one of them ran up to her car and screamed, “We’re gonna bash that pretty face in, you fucking whore!”

Northern Illinois U. Blocks Access to Websites it Deems ‘Unethical’
It doesn’t matter where your politics are, this is plain wrong.

California women’s shelters now only taking illegal aliens
A confidential source within the Marin County (Calif.) Sheriff’s Office recently contacted this columnist through a mutual friend and told a rather disturbing tale of his failed experience in trying to place a woman and her child, who were both in grave danger. The woman was a trial witness, set to testify against her boyfriend, who is a gang member.

The Feds Let Go of Dozens of Convicted Murder Illegal Immigrants, See Where They Are on This Map
The Center for Immigration Studies has used information provided to the office Senator Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) to map out the locations of where convicted killers were let go by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials in 2013. The killers were booked out in 24 states and were associated with 96 different cities, according to the CIS report.

What Are Your Kids Learning In School?
Probably we should all be past being shocked at what goes on in the public schools, but I confess that an email I got today from Devin Foley of Better Ed shocked me. It quoted descriptions, written by Twin Cities area high school teachers, of how their schools teach literature classes.

Gov. Perry Will Challenge Indictment Next Week
Gov. Rick Perry’s attorney, David Botsford, met with special prosecutor Mike McCrum in the chambers of Visiting Judge Bert Richardson today to discuss the August 15 indictment of the governor. Richardson appointed McCrum to investigate Perry’s veto, and McCrum led the grand jury in indicting the governor.

Widow of Tamerlan Tsarnaev living in North Bergen, N.J.
Boston’s WCVB found Katherine Russell living less than an hour outside of New York City with the dead Boston Marathon bomber’s sisters.

Economy & Taxes


European Austerity Is a Myth
Just as France’s and Italy’s poor economic results prompt the leaders of the euro area’s second and third biggest economies to step up their fight against fiscal austerity, it might be appropriate to ask whether they even know what that is. Government spending in the European Union, and in the euro zone in particular, is now significantly higher than before the 2008 financial crisis.

This chart shows the stunning disappearance of middle-class jobs — everywhere
You are not imagining it. The above chart is from “Polanyi’s Paradox and the Shape of Employment Growth, “ a new paper (my analysis to come) by David Autor at the Federal Reserve’s Jackson Hole conference. And here is how Autor defines, high-, middle-, and low-wage jobs




Violence in Pakistan’s capital threatened over PM Nawaz Sharif
Thousands of anti-government protesters armed with wire cutters and backed by cranes marched on Pakistan’s parliament Thursday, planning to remove barriers blocking them from soldiers guarding the seat of the country’s government.

Pakistan: Khan, Qadri march towards Parliament, army in position
Unfazed by the deployment of the army, Pakistan opposition leader Imran Khan and cleric Tahirul Qadri tonight marched with thousands of their supporters towards the heavily fortified ‘Red Zone’, the capital’s diplomatic and political enclave, raising fears of clashes with the security forces.

Giant Crack Appears In Earth In Mexico
An earthquake or a leaking levee may be behind the appearance of a kilometre-long trench near Hermosillo.

China urges U.S. to stop close-in surveillance
Chinese Defense Ministry here on Saturday urged the U.S. side to stop close-in surveillance of China, and create a sound atmosphere for bilateral military ties.

China rejects U.S. criticism over jet encounter
China on Saturday called US criticism of an approach by one of its jets to a US Navy patrol plane off the Chinese coast earlier this week “completely groundless” and said its pilot had maintained a safe distance from the US aircraft.

The Surprising Way in Which China Censors the Internet
Scientists publish thousands of blog posts and even start their own social network in China to find out firsthand how the government censors content online.

‘Twice as Many’ British Muslims Fighting for ISIS Than in UK Armed Forces
There are now more than twice as many British Muslims fighting for Islamic State than there are serving in the British armed forces, according to a British Member of Parliament (MP).

Why Britain is poorer than any US state, other than Mississippi
Now and again, American inequality is on display to the world. We saw it after Hurricane Katrina and we have seen it again in the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. A white police offer shoots dead a black man, after having stopped him for jaywalking. Britain’s police don’t have guns, so these scenes are unthinkable. But American-style inequality?

Japan Unveils Adorable Mock Pizza Hut Run Entirely By Cats
Cats are the animal equivalent of grumpy teens working summer jobs — disinterested, lethargic, perpetually annoyed. Just ask Tencho, Hime, Dora, and Detch, the four newest cat employees for Pizza Hut Japan.

Remembering the Baltic Way human chain for freedom
Yearning to be free in the face of communist oppression, a history not taught in our schools.




Revolutionary Justice
Certainly any time in America that an unarmed suspect is fatally shot by a policeman of the opposite race, there is a need for concern and a quick and full inquiry of the circumstances leading to such a deadly use of force. That said, there is something disturbing about the demagogic efforts to rush to judgment in Ferguson, Mo. While it is understandable to deplore the militarization of the police that might accentuate rising tensions on the street, and to note that a mostly white police force might be less sensitive to a majority African-American populace, there is as yet not much evidence that the antithesis — a more relaxed approach to crowd control under the direction of a sensitive African-American law-enforcement official — has so far resulted in an end of the street violence or of the looting of stores. Too little police deterrence can be just as dangerous as too much.

Who Lost the Cities?
There is more wrong with Ferguson than the Brown case.

The Rise of Progressive Oligarchy
Reviving the ‘vigilant and manly spirit’ of American republicanism.

Misleading Initial Narrative of Zimmerman-Martin Case Applied in Ferguson
Ferguson Shooting Triggers A Too-Familiar Misinformation Cascade

The Sinestro Theory of The Administrative State
Over the past decade, we’ve witnessed a decline in the level of trust in government, and a rise in distrust, to levels unprecedented in American history. But to think this is an entirely new phenomenon is a mistake: trust in government has steadily declined since the Great Society and the Vietnam War under Lyndon Johnson. This graph from Pew with data running through the fall of 2013 shows how people answer the question: “How much of the time do you trust the government in Washington?” The answer is pretty clear: not much at all.

Let’s demilitarize the regulatory agencies too
One consequence of the events in Ferguson, Mo. is that people are talking with each other across ideological lines who usually don’t, a symbol being the attention paid on both left and right to Sen. Rand Paul’s op-ed last week in Time. And one point worth discussing is how the problem of police militarization manifests itself similarly these days in local policing and in the enforcement of federal regulation.

The Republicans who helped Indict Rick Perry
Yes, Joe Straus is involved.

MSNBC Wouldn’t Be This Calm If Tea Party Protesters Threw Rocks at Their Hosts
After witnessing the spectacle of MSNBC host Chris Hayes getting pelted with rocks by an angry mob in Ferguson, Mo., Monday night, I was struck by a feeling of anger and frustration. Not at the rioters. Rioters throw rocks. That’s what they do. My anger was at the despicable display of “tolerance” and “understanding” displayed by Hayes, as he lowered his expectations for civil behavior to accommodate his liberal need to be accepted by the mob.

The Foreign Policy Of The Next Republican Establishment President
Speaking loudly while whittling down the capacity to back up words has been the hallmark of our bipartisan foreign policy.

What if the Rioters Were White?
If Ted Nugent talked about white empowerment, would it be tolerated like Al Sharpton talking about black empowerment?

The Media and the Mob
Those who admit they don’t know exactly what happened in Ferguson seem to be in the minority.

How To Shrink Your Church In One Easy Step
Every major American church that has taken steps towards liberalization on sexual issues has seen a steep decline in membership.

Bring Back The Welfare Stigma
Ah, stigma—one of the last great impediments to full-blown government dependency.

Does a governor have ‘custody or possession’ of funds the legislature wants to appropriate, in a bill that he vetoes?
I don’t see how this can possibly apply to Perry’s behavior, which is “carr[ying] out a promise [using his veto power] to nix $7.5 million over two years for the public integrity unit run by the office of Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg. The Democratic official was convicted of drunken driving, but refused Perry’s repeated calls to resign.”

Is the indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry inconsistent with a Texas Court of Appeals precedent (as to the ‘coercion’ count)?
The theory thus seems to be that Gov. Perry “threat[ened]” “to take … action as a public servant” by vetoing the appropriations in “attempt[ing] to influence [Lehmberg]” in “specific performance of her official duty, to-wit: the duty to continue to carry out her responsibilities as the elected District Attorney for the County of Travis” (the last quote is from the indictment).

The Logic of Illogic
Why is modern Science Fiction so bad? Why are modern comic books so bad?

Is It Time for Medicaid to Cover Species Dysphoria?
Janice Hickok’s Mom knew she that was different from other children as early as kindergarten.

I will not be returning to Ferguson
I had been on the ground helping Al Jazeera America cover the protests and unrest in Ferguson, Mo., since this all started last week. After what I saw last night, I will not be returning. The behavior and number of journalists there is so appalling, that I cannot in good conscience continue to be a part of the spectacle.

Why the Gov. Rick Perry prosecution unconstitutionally intrudes on the gubernatorial veto power
I’ve been thinking some more about the veto power question: Does the Texas Constitution’s Veto Clause bar prosecuting Gov. Rick Perry for his vetoing the $7.5 million appropriation to drunk-driving D.A. Rosemary Lehmberg’s Public Integrity Unit? (I’m speaking here specifically of Count I, which is based on the veto; I’ve discussed Count II, which is based on the veto threat, elsewhere).

The Wane of Government by Consent
Ferguson shows us what happens when people distrust their leaders.

If This Is It, Wilson Has the Advantage
If we don’t get any more information in Ferguson, conflicting testimony has to favor Wilson.

Unified Theory of Politics
OK, here’s the final piece in the puzzle in my series of posts leading up to the unified theory of politics. If you recall, I first wrote about Freemen vs Serfs, followed that up with a post musing about the left’s elevation of emotion over logic, and two weeks ago I pointed out Evan Sayet’s excellent “regurgitating the apple” theory, which is simply an extension of Alan Bloom’s “The Closing of the American Mind”. Bloom undoubtedly owes a great deal to C.S. Lewis’ “Abolition of Man”, and all of it flows back to C.K. Chesterton’s Orthodoxy.

Fallout from campus sexual assault hysteria: College men now suspicious of women
Thanks to an increased focus on sexual assaults on college campuses – mostly due to an overblown statistic claiming 20 percent of college women have been sexually assaulted – young college men are starting to rethink how they talk to women.

Obama’s ‘Whole Life is a Fantasy Camp!’
This is a good read on Obama’s habit of squeezing presidentin’ in between parties, fundraisers and rounds of golf, by Matthew Continetti at the Beacon.

Bill Whittle: Ferguson and the real race war
Since the shooting of Michael Brown by a white policeman and the ensuing riots and looting in Ferguson, MO, Americans have been told, yet again, that there is an epidemic of crime against black people

Hugo Aftermath Post
The Hugo awards were announced last night at LonCon. Congratulations to the winners.

Ferguson is Calm, But What if There’s No Indictment?
The grand jury considering whether to charge Officer Darren Wilson in the Michael Brown case is coming under pressure from politicians and residents of Ferguson, Missouri to do the “right” thing and indict the policeman for murder.

R. Stacy McCain: Reading Feminist Theory … so you don’t have to!
Today, I ordered $108 worth of feminist books from Amazon, including two early classics, Kate Millett’s Sexual Politics and Shulamith Firestone’s The Dialectic of Sex. I’d previously read extensive excerpts of these, but I want to have them both in their dead-tree entirety, simply because that’s how I work best. I’ve also ordered books by lesbian feminists Jill Johnston, Marilyn Frye, Sue Wilkinson and Dana Heller, as well as Loving to Survive: Sexual Terror, Men’s Violence, and Women’s Lives by radical feminist psychologist Dee Graham.

The Silent Terror: Media Ignoring Islamic Radical’s Murder of Seattle Gay Men?
Ali Muhammad Brown is a suspected Islamic terrorist accused of murdering three men in Seattle and a New Jersey teenager

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