News of the Week for November 1st, 2015
- Obama Scandals
- Gun Rights
- Hide the Decline
- War & Terror
- National News
- Economy & Taxes
- International News
VA scandal continues: Vets still waiting months to see doctor, another died on wait list
Remember how Hillary Clinton repeatedly assured voters over the past week that the real scandal at the Veterans Administration was that Republicans wanted to privatize some of its functions in order to allow veterans to actually see a doctor?
Obama Prepares for Next Gun Control Fight
Meanwhile, study commissioned by his administration contradicts his agenda
Court decision paves the way for Australian-style gun ban
On Monday, the Court of Appeals for the Second U.S. Circuit issued a long awaited decision on the constitutionality of the most drastic gun control law in U.S. history, the New York SAFE Act of 2013. The Second Circuit ruled that nearly all of the law does not violate the Second Amendment.
Headline Refers to Oklahoma State University Vehicular Maniac as “Shooter”
When a psycho kills people with a gun, establishment media apparatchiks are quick to blame guns. But when a psycho kills people with a car, they blame the shooter
Amish man sues to buy firearm without photo ID in gun rights, religious freedom lawsuit
Lately, Americans have argued both about their right to bear arms and whether the free exercise of religion allows businesses and state officials to claim exemptions from requirements that conflict with their religious beliefs. It’s not everyday, however, that the two issues, guns and religion, wind up together in a single case.
Islamic invasion pulls trigger: Europe now scrambles for guns
Many “now wish they had a 2nd Amendment”
LA City Council Unanimously Approves Measure Requiring Handguns to be Locked Away
The Los Angeles City Council has unanimously voted that gun owners be legally required to store their firearms locked away or disabled. The vote was 14-0.
Shotguns have “virtually sold out” in Austria as citizens rush to buy arms amid fears of a massive influx of migrants, dealers claim
There are now thought to be estimated 900,000 firearms in Austrian homes
Brazil eyes “Wild West” gun ownership law
Brazil, which has one of the highest murder tolls on the planet, could soon end most restrictions on gun ownership, risking what one critic called a “Wild West” scenario.
Hide the Decline
Energy Department smashes pumpkins for causing climate change
How scary are your jack-o’-lanterns? Scarier than you think, according to the Energy Department, which claims the holiday squash is responsible for unleashing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
Gov’t Scientists Refuse To Hand Over Internal Records To Lawmakers
The global warming debate on Capitol Hill is heating up. Government scientists refused to comply with lawmakers’ demands they turn over internal documents regarding a study that eliminated the “hiatus” in global warming from the temperature record.
Secret science? What’s NOAA hiding?
It used to be that scientists were supposed to publish their methods, discuss their reasoning, and point out the weaknesses of their work. Now, it’s confidential.
Government in Healthcare
2016 Outlook: No Individual PPO’s Available to Health Insurance Consumers in Houston
But you can have an HMO
NOAA Attempts To Hide The Pause In Global Warming: The Most Disgraceful Cover-Up Since Climategate
The US government’s main climate research agency has refused a request by House Republicans to release key documents concerning the controversial issue of whether or not there has been a “pause” in global warming.
War & Terror
Gunman drives vehicle packed with explosives into Belgian army barracks and exchanges shots before fleeing
Attack happened soon after dawn at commando unit in village of Flawinne
Obama just fell for a classic Russian ruse
Recent Russian efforts to magnify its Middle East influence have been accompanied by a seeming surge in Kremlin “reasonableness.” In fact, Russian calls for new Syrian elections and sharing intelligence with Western powers are nothing more than exercises in “maskirovka,” Russia’s classic technique for disguising its real objectives.
Accept the Threat
A couple of decades of fighting incredibly lopsided conflicts has led to the development of skewed priorities for America’s armed forces. Mission (the big mission) accomplishment has given way to avoidance of casualties and collateral damage. We would rather lose a battle than lose a man/ship/plane or inflict collateral damage. This unwillingness to accept losses has, in turn, led to avoidance of threats as our doctrinal (dare I say, strategic?) and operational default imperative.
Hundreds of Colombian mercenaries to fight for Saudi-led coalition in Yemen
Reports suggest 100 former army soldiers are already in Yemen and set to take up ‘frontline positions’ in Aden, with more expected to follow
Pentagon: State Doesn’t Have Enough People Tweeting At ISIS
In the war of online influence, the U.S. is gaining ground but is still hopelessly outmanned.
Danish woman loses passport for fighting Isis
A 22-year-old Danish-Kurdish woman who fought against the terror group Isis in Iraq has had her passport confiscated by Danish authorities.
High School Students Serve as Pallbearers for Homeless Veterans Without Loved Ones
When three homeless veterans were laid to rest last week, their funerals were given dignity and respect from an unlikely source: high school students.
Iran to send “fleet of warships” to the Atlantic Ocean
Tehran’s navy chief says vessels will “soon berth” at Atlantic ports
Nato “plotting to send 4,000 soldiers to Russian border” as tension with Vladimir Putin increases
An expert said the plans are “designed to communicate to the Russians that Nato is serious – it will defend Nato territory”
Russian aircraft approach USS Ronald Reagan, prompting US fighter jet scramble
The USS Ronald Reagan scrambled its fighter jets earlier this week after two Russian naval reconnaissance aircraft flew within one nautical mile of the U.S. aircraft carrier as it sailed in international waters east of the Korean Peninsula, according to 7th Fleet officials.
Spot The Defense Minister
They all are! (from left to right): Sweden (Karin Enstrom), Norway (Ine Eriksen Søreide), Russia ( Sergei Shoigu), Netherlands (eanine Hennis-Plasschaert), Germany (Ursula von der Leyen)
James Clapper, Carl von Clausewitz, Vladimir Putin and why Russia is winning
As I’ve noted, the Obama administration, after having been humiliated by Russia’s Vladimir Putin at virtually every turn has resorted to telling anyone who still listens to them that Putin is in over his head, doesn’t know what he’s doing, bogged down, due for defeat, etc. etc.
Man Building Own Sovereign Nation On Remote Piece Of Utah Land
A New York man is building his own sovereign nation called Zaqistan on a remote piece of land in Utah.
Lasers may ease pain for “napalm girl” in AP photograph
In the photograph that made Kim Phuc a living symbol of the Vietnam War, her burns aren’t visible – only her agony as she runs wailing toward the camera, her arms flung away from her body, naked because she has ripped off her burning clothes.
Tea party targeting accusations, legal issues persist for IRS after Justice ends probe
The IRS is still holding up the nonprofit applications of tea party groups, including one that has been waiting nearly six years for approval, as conservatives panned the Justice Department’s announcement last week that it had cleared the tax agency, and former senior executive Lois G. Lerner, of any wrongdoing.
Sanctuary City Policies Will “No Longer be Tolerated in Texas,” says Governor Abbott
Texas Governor Greg Abbott admonished Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez over her recent decision to consider honoring immigration detainers on a :case-by-case” basis. The governor said sanctuary city policies like this will “no longer be tolerated in Texas.”
Fla. City Ordered to Pay $290K to Church, After Church Argues It Faced Discrimination From City
After nearly two years of litigation, the case of Church of Our Savior v. The City of Jacksonville Beach was settled and allows Church of Our Savior to begin constructing a new building in a Jacksonville Beach neighborhood to accommodate the church’s growing congregation.
Unfree Speech on Campus
A recent survey reported college students, by a margin of 51% to 36%, favor speech codes.
New Planned Parenthood video: Doctor wants intact fetal heads for brain harvesting
A new Planned Parenthood video, the 11th in a series of secretly-taped interviews, shows a Texas doctor wishing to conduct an abortion that produces intact fetal heads for brain harvesting.
Streisand Effect – Cornell shuts down Jesse Watters on air during student interviews
Cornell Media Relations shows how NOT to do media relations
House Republicans introduce measure to impeach IRS Commissioner Koskinen
House Republicans on Tuesday introduced a resolution to impeach IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, accusing him of making “false statements” under oath and failing to comply with a subpoena for evidence.
Student says TX teacher forced 7th graders to deny God is real, or take a failing grade
A Texas seventh-grader is standing up for her religious beliefs after she alleges her teacher forced students to deny that God is real, and threatened them with failing grades if they don’t agree.
Richard Dawkins Tells Those Wanting Universities To Be Safe Spaces To “Leave, Go Home, Hug Your Teddy And Suck Your Thumb”
Richard Dawkins has told university students who cannot handle anti-transgender views to “leave, go home, hug your teddy and suck your thumb.”
Former employees speak out about Disney’s outsourcing of high-tech jobs
Just months before the holidays and on the heels of a great performance review, no less. A VP invites David Powers and Leo Perrero into his office, both expecting pats on the back. Instead they hear the dreaded words: You are being laid off.
BuzzFeed and Vox may ditch SXSW over gamergate drama
Two media organizations are threatening to withdraw from the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, next year after organizers canceled two controversial panels dealing with online harassment.
Middle- and upper-middle-income white parents are resisting having their children shifted from a low-poverty elementary school to a high-poverty, heavily black and Latino school
When reporting on affluent New York parents, the Times offers a balanced account that acknowledges the legitimate concerns a parent might have about enrolling her child in a school with a violent reputation. If anything, reporter Kate Taylor gives short shrift to equally reasonable concerns about whether New York city’s conventional public schools are doing an adequate job of serving poor and minority students, though in fairness that is not the subject of this particular article. When reporting on St. Louis, in contrast, the Times focuses almost exclusively on the harm that attending segregated schools can do to poor black children. Nikole Hannah-Jones contrasts one relatively affluent, predominantly white school district in suburban St. Louis with the dismal quality of the region’s other public schools, yet she makes no effort to contextualize why middle-income suburbanites in Missouri might question the wisdom of forced integration efforts.
Black Sheriff Responds To “Uncle Tom” Taunt By New York Daily News Columnist And Black Lives Matter Activist
Milwaukee County sheriff David Clarke says he’s been called worse than a “sellout” and an “Uncle Tom,” two racially-charged terms that a New York Daily News columnist and Black Lives Matter activist used to describe the black Democrat on Tuesday.
Budget Betrayal: GOP’s Path to Victory … for Hillary
Republican voters get yet another demonstration that electing Republicans yields Washington As Usual.
Feds Spend $107,379 Studying Disgust
Researchers attempt to stop bullying by “regulating” disgust in teens
Spring Valley High: Sheriff Says Video Shows Student Assaulting Officer
As the FBI and Department of Justice have been called in to investigate, new facts are still emerging in what Black Lives Matter activists have dubbed the #AssaultAtSpringValleyHigh after videos of a Columbia, South Carolina, deputy forcibly removing a non-compliant student from a desk went viral after the Monday incident.
Debate: RNC Gives Donald Trump Presidential Suite, Rand Paul Gets Bathroom
The RNC divided up workspaces for each of the GOP presidential campaign staffs during Wednesday night’s GOP primary debate hosted by CNBC in Colorado—but the workspace for each campaign wasn’t quite equal, according to one Republican political consultant.
Woman Verbally Abuses Her Boyfriend Then Hits Him! “You’re Never Gonna See Your Daughter Again”
Goes on to declare that some other man will MOLEST the daughter
Bozell: CNBC Debate Was an “Encyclopedic Example of Liberal Media Bias”
MRC president Brent Bozell issued a statement Wednesday night criticizing the overall tilt and tone of the CNBC Republican debate in Boulder
Halloween anarchist revolt against police?
So says the FBI, which has received warnings that a new anarchist militia may take advantage of trick-or-treat to conduct some dirty tricks of their own on local law enforcement agencies.
Modern Mystery: Ancient Comet Is Spewing Oxygen
The Rosetta spacecraft has detected molecular oxygen in the gas streaming off comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, a curious finding that has scientists rethinking the ingredients that were present in the early solar system.
Not wearing blackface this Halloween? NC State worries you may be Hitler
NC State has a webpage dedicated to “Making Halloween an Inclusive Experience for all.”
Detroit Public Schools: 93% Not Proficient in Reading; 96% Not Proficient in Math
In the Detroit public school district, 96 percent of eighth graders are not proficient in mathematics and 93 percent are not proficient in reading.
Autistic Man Jailed for Talking to Kids. Just Talking. That’s All.
Daniel Lee accused of “luring.” Cops say they can’t take chances.
The Quiet Revolution: A Religious Revival in America
Spearheaded by a tiny group of visionaries who began building for it as long ago as the 1930s.
RNC pulls out of NBC debate
The Republican National Committee has pulled out of a planned Feb. 26 debate with NBC News after widespread criticism of this week’s CNBC debate from both the party and campaigns.
“Shell-shocked” CNBC staffers had long flight home
For the CNBC employees who boarded a charter plane right after Wednesday’s bruising GOP debate, the redeye flight was physically smooth but emotionally turbulent.
Tarantino’s dad joins police union in condemnation
Add another bellow from the police unions condemning director Quentin Tarantino and his movies, plus a slap from his own father, amidst continuing deafening silence from the Oscar-winning filmmaker.
Democrats pretty upset that college groups support the Safe Campus Act
Earlier this year Matt Salmon and Pete Sessions introduced a new bill to actually do something about current questions regarding the so called “rape culture” on American college campuses.
Christian Man Forced to Attend “Diversity Training” for Refusing to Print Gay Pride T-Shirts
A sign reading “This business serves everyone” is placed in the window of Bernadette’s Barbershop in downtown Lafayette, Indiana, March 31, 2015. The store is one of several who display a sticker stating “This business serves everyone.” Indiana’s Republican Governor Mike Pence, responding to national outrage over the state’s new Religious Freedom Restoration Act, said on Tuesday he will “fix” it to make clear businesses cannot use the law to deny services to same-sex couples.
Cats ARE neurotic – and they’re probably also trying to work out how to kill you, say researchers
Researchers examined personality traits of domestic cats and wild cats
Think gay sex is wrong? Then you’re not right in the head, claim scientists
This summer, the Supreme Court narrowly redefined marriage and handed the gay-rights movement a major victory: full “equality” and recognition by the government. With that box checked, the gay-rights movement can now focus on its ultimate goal: silencing those who disagree.
Dead Comet with Skull Face to Hurtle by Earth on Halloween
A massive space rock that will shave by Earth on Halloween looks like a dead comet with a skull face, NASA said after gaining a closer look at the spooky space object.
Kansas University: Student Senate Bans ‘His/Her,’ Calls Pronouns a Microaggression
Trigger warning: This article contains several gender-specific pronouns.
As Benghazi inquiry fades, Clinton still faces legal questions about emails
FBI examines handling of sensitive information during former secretary’s term
Fascist professor defends China’s one-child policy
China has officially ended its barbaric “one-child policy.” This policy resulted in coerced abortions on a scale that made the baby parts peddlers of Planned Parenthood green with envy. One would think that the end of this cruel and benighted policy would be celebrated but inside the halls of elite American educational institutions, there were tears. Much like most of American academia went into mourning at the fall of the Soviet Union and the overthrow of Khmer Rouge, the nostalgia for killing Chinese babies is hitting our universities.
Facebook, Sky News Pay Jizya to Migrants for Every “Hate” Post; Bild Publishes Lists of “Hate” Posters
There is a new initiative in Germany that donates one euro for every “racist” (Islam is not a race) anti-migrant comment on the Internet. The “Hate Helps” propaganda campaign is organized by an NGO called Demokratische Kultur (ZDK), otherwise known as the Orwellian “Center for Democratic Action” in Germany. And it’s being funded by Facebook and Sky Germany. They will pay 1€ (euro) for each negative post about immigrants.
Economy & Taxes
House approves Ex-Im renewal
A majority of House Republicans joined all but one Democrat Tuesday in voting to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank, whose charter expired in June.
Company leaves Colorado, too many employees coming in high
Little Spider Creations had been making scary creations in Denver for 24 years, but the owner of the company says legalizing recreational marijuana changed everything. Now, he’s moved his company to South Carolina.
Massive Debt, Budget Deal Introduced In Dead of Night, Vote Violates Another Boehner Pledge
The giant debt ceiling increase rolled together with a budget deal was introduced at 11:36 p.m. Monday, in the dead of night, several congressional sources confirm to Breitbart News.
With Allergan Deal, Pfizer Would Flee The U.S. Over Taxes
Pfizer, the world’s largest drug company, which was founded in Brooklyn in 1849, is for the second time contemplating a merger that would allow it to move its headquarters out of the U.S. and avoid U.S. taxes.
Argentina elections: Shock as Mauricio Macri forces Daniel Scioli into second round
Cristina Kirchner’s hand-picked successor, Daniel Scioli, has been forced into a second round by centre-Right challenger Mauricio Macri – meaning that a run-off will now be held on November 22
EU Moves Step Closer to Open Tyranny
As Britain moves closer to a referendum some time in the next couple of years about whether to remain in the European Union, news out of Portugal this week ought to be giving heartburn to Brussels Sprouts everywhere.
A refugee raped a three-year-old child – the Migration Board tried to conceal the incident
A male refugee in an asylum center in Tingsryd municipality in Sweden, on Tuesday raped a three-year-old child.
No Longer Cry for Argentina?
Argentina’s election last Sunday could be the start of a game changer. The left-wing British newspaper The Guardian put it bluntly: “If there were any remaining doubts that progressive governments in Latin America are on the defensive, they were shattered with the poor result of the ruling Peronist camp in the Argentinian presidential elections.” A runoff vote on November 22 will pit Daniel Scioli, the center-left Peronist candidate, against the free market-oriented Mauricio Macri, the mayor of Buenos Aires.
Poland has been one of Europe’s success stories in recent years, but Sunday’s election saw the defeat of an incumbent market-friendly government that was, by any measure, successful.
Farage Blasts Soviet-Like EU: “Cross Out Socialism and Put in European Union And It Fits Like A Glove”
UKIP leader Nigel Farage took to the European Union’s (EU) Strasbourg Parliament today to lecture Eurocrats and europhile MEPs on how they are becoming increasingly dictatorial and authoritarian, blocking sovereign democracy across the continent for objecting to an Soviet-like EU.
Denmark to “get tough” on rapists and abusers
A proposal from Pind calls for prison sentences for rape to be increased by one full year. Current law only allows for a rapist to be sentence to two and a half years in prison, although the penalty can increase for particularly violent rapes.
Ex Aussie PM Abbott Slams European Leaders: “Unlike You, We Now Control Our Borders”
Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott lashed out at the “misguided” immigration policies of European leaders, including that of the Conservative Party in the United Kingdom, insisting: “unlike you, we now control our borders”.
EU lawmakers block opt-out from GMO rules
European Union lawmakers have rejected a draft law that would have allowed countries to ban certain genetically modified food and animal feed even if the produce was authorized by EU authorities.
White worker says Canada Revenue Agency discriminated against him
A Canada Revenue Agency worker alleges his employer discriminated against him because he had the misfortune of being born a white man.
China to end one-child policy and allow two
Couples will now be allowed to have two children, it said, citing a statement from the Communist Party.
An Extraordinary Map Shows the Migrant Flow Toward Europe
The map below is making the rounds across the internet, and it’s extraordinary. From Lucify, It shows how many migrants are arriving in Europe, where they’re coming from, and where they’re settling. As you watch, note that the migrants are coming not only from many of the world’s poorest and/or most oppressive regimes, they’re coming from nations with dramatically different religious and cultural traditions.
Fury as Islamic group orders Muslims in Rotherham to BOYCOTT police over child sex scandal
AN Islamic group in Rotherham which has vowed to boycott the police over the devastating child sex abuse scandal have been blasted for thinking they are “above the law”.
Alberta NDP’s “attack budget” will cost them “EVERY SEAT in the 2019 election”
Alberta’s extremist NDP unveiled their attack budget. I call it an attack budget because it targets the oil and gas industry, and those who work in it.
Park View banned girls from mixed sports because it made “male staff uncomfortable”, hearing told
Former principal Monzoor Hussain allegedly said staff “did not want girls to be seen with their bits jumping up and down”
“Who can afford to give birth?” — China may have become too expensive for a second child
Chinese citizens greeted the announcement of a “two-child” policy warily Friday, as high costs, career aspirations and rising urbanisation in an increasingly wealthy society mute expectations of a baby boom after the historic change.
Swedish politician says country “facing collapse” due to mass influx of refugees
A leading Swedish politician says the country is facing a refugee catastrophe, which will lead to the “country collapsing.” The bold claims were made by Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom, who adds the EU needs to do more to take the strain off Stockholm.
Journalist Stoned While Trying To Film In Swedish No Go Zone
A Swedish journalist attempting to make a movie about the residents of a Swedish no go zone and their habit of throwing stones at police has herself been attacked and had stones thrown at her as she attempted to film.
Four-Year-Old Child Stoned In Germany For Kicking Migrant’s Football
A four-year-old boy has been hospitalised after having a stone thrown at him by a resident of a troubled German migrant centre which has seen riots and Islamist violence.
Nipples Sans Frontieres: The Campaign To Censor Anti-Migrant Talk On Facebook, Replace With Boob Pics
A German photographer has started a campaign to have “right wing propaganda” censored on Facebook, but pornographic images of women allowed. He’s calling it “nipples instead of incitement.”
Nine New Migrants to Scotland for Every Baby Born says ONS, Likely To Be Higher
New migrants to Scotland are set to outstrip the number of babies born within the country by nine to one over the next ten years, according to new figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS). Overall, the UK’s population is expected to grow by nearly 10 million over the next 25 years, with the majority of new arrivals settling in England. However, the estimates are based on figures recorded before the migrant crisis, and are therefore likely to be a gross underestimate.
Thousands of Muslim migrants “disappear” from camps
But U.N. Agenda 2030 has a fix: Step right up for your “universal ID”
“I do, I do, I do:” Brazilian female trio get hitched
Three’s a crowd? Not in Brazil, where three women have defied deeply conservative trends in Congress and wider traditional mores by celebrating a polyamorous civil union.
How Canada’s Conservatives Can Bounce Back
Three rules for avoiding the mistakes of defeated political parties
Austrian Mayor: Stop Male Migrants, Women and Kids Only
The mayor of Austria’s second city has said there is no space for single male migrants in his country, and the government should only accept women, children, and families.
German Town of 102 to “Welcome” 750 Refugees
When looking at the big picture of the refugee crisis in Europe, it’s easy to forget the impact on ordinary people.
Justin Trudeau’s electoral reform plan needs to “get going”
Holding a referendum on the issue would likely thwart reform, professor says
Erotic version of Little Red Riding Hood were sent to SCHOOLS in Chile
The X-rated collection of short stories, called Little Red Riding Hood Eats the Wolf, was discovered in 283 primary schools. It contains a graphic sexual encounter between a teacher and pupil.
Merkel hates her own country so much, she does something bizarre to a German flag
When German leader Angela Merkel was handed a German flag at a media event, she handed it off to someone else with a look of disgust and exasperation.
My Elves are Different; Or, Erlkoenig and Appendix N
When calculating how to portray the elves in my current writing project (tentatively titled Moths and Cobwebs) I was thinking about Erlkoenig and Appendix N, and (of course!) about GK Chesterton. There is a connected train of thought here, but it meanders through some ox-bows and digressions, so I hope the patient reader enjoys the scenic route of thought.
When Government Tries to Equalize Free Speech – We End Up With Zero Speech
The First Amendment reads (in part): “Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech….” “Abridge” is legally defined as: “…(T)he making of a declaration or count shorter, by taking or severing away some of the substance from it.” The Founders prohibited the government from not just silencing speech – but from doing anything at all to in any way reduce it.
How Marcuse made today’s students less tolerant than their parents
In other words, multicultural tolerance allows individuals to limit the rights of political opponents, so long as they frame their intolerance in terms of protecting others from hate. This is what Marcuse refers to as “liberating tolerance.”
Ted Cruz is running the best campaign of any presidential candidate
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton get all the headlines. Marco Rubio and Bernie Sanders get all the buzz. But Ted Cruz is running the best campaign of the any of the 19 people seeking the presidency.
Is the West Slip, Slip, Slipping Away?
What has become of free speech, free markets, and the rule of law?
Feminists vs. Transgenderism
A Feminist Civil War Brewing Over Caitlyn Jenner?
The Problem With Science in Four Headlines
It has long been conventional wisdom that the so-called “hard” sciences are largely immune to the undertow of political correctness.
How and Why Ronald Reagan Won
Fifty-one years ago today in Los Angeles, a 53-year-old political amateur, Ronald Reagan, gave a half-hour nationally-televised speech, “A Time For Choosing,” on behalf of Barry Goldwater’s campaign in the following week’s presidential election.
Hooking Up When You’re an Anti-Rape Activist
There are several ways an undergraduate suitor can react when his anti-rape-activist date explains what she does. One of the most common is a sort of primal response — an instinctual, indignant protest: Not ALL men!
To Crush Republicans Who Vote for This Budget Deal, Support These Groups
In the next seventy-two hours, many of you are going to be flooded with emails and direct mail from scam PACs. Like the group wanting you to give money to make Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) 79% Speaker, these groups exist as nothing more than operations to line the pockets of consultants.
Seven Ways the Department of Education Has Made Higher Ed Worse
Testifying before the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee recently, I was asked by Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) if, with respect to higher education, I would favor eliminating the U.S. Department of Education.
A Fascinating Critique of European Socialism
One of the common myths propagated by the Left is that Nordic-style Socialism, or as Bernie Sanders calls it, “Democratic” Socialism, is far better than Capitalism as an economic system. This detailed comparison of GDP, GDP Per Capita, Purchasing Power, relative cost of living, and a variety of other metrics casts a great deal of doubt on this assertion.
What “Rape Culture” Really Means: Your Male Heterosexuality Is Problematic
The Internet erupted in controversy last year over “Comment 171,” in which MIT Professor Scott Aaronson responded to a discussion of “sexual harassment” by describing the sexual fears he experienced as a nerdy Ivy League student in the late 1990s.
Who Killed the Liberal Arts?
Serious question: Can anyone paint a picture how universities can ever get out of this politically correct, dumbed down quagmire they’re in?
How Do We Fix Education in the United States?
Earlier, I put up a piece on national test scores falling for the first time since the test began in 1990. It’s the first time we’ve seen such a dip, so it is not a trend. It’s not indicative of where we are headed. However, we do have a pretty good idea that things could get worse before they get better.
Outrageous media bias yields good night for most GOP candidates
Let’s start by identifying the two biggest losers of tonight’s GOP presidential debate. They are CNBC (along with the mainstream media in general) and Jeb Bush. But since CNBC isn’t running for president, I guess Bush is the biggest loser.
“Rape Culture” Rhetoric as Bad Poetry
Just when you think feminism cannot possibly become more absurd, they always manage to push beyond the limits of imagination.
What No One Can Say on Campus
Great minds think alike, and Suzanne Venker sees the problem with feminism exactly as I see the problem with feminism.
Justice Kennedy: The Rule of Law Requires You To Enforce the Laws I Made Up
Speaking at Harvard Law School, Justice Anthony Kennedy — author of the lawless Obergefell majority opinion — essentially declared “Rule of law for thee, but not for me.”
“With ‘free’ services, you are the product”: Censorship, the internet — and why fighting back works
I am a free speech absolutist. Free speech, however, does not protect criminality, or threats of violence.
The Queering of Feminism: Why Does “Equality” Require Promoting Perversion?
Boston University’s Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program “fosters interdisciplinary research and teaching related to the intersections of gender, sexuality, race, nationality, and other categories of identity that organize and disorganize our lives.”
Transgenderism reveals men are more successful women
As far as hoisting feminists by their own flaming petard, one would have to look long and hard to find a better tool than the transgender movement. It is ironic that the women who claim to actually be men, like Chastity “Chaz” Bono, have proven to be pretty poor examples of womanhood or manhood.
American Academia Is a Corrupt Racket
Arthur Brooks reports the deliberate and systematic prejudice
Freedom of speech: stand tall, or fall
Over the weekend the Sunshine Coast Safe Communities held forums at Kawana and Northlakes.
The boy in the bubble grows up
“I was tired of going to the sports field and seeing moms say, “Great job at going up to bat.” It hit me early on that kids could see through inane compliments.”