News of the Week (August 26th, 2018)

 

News of the Week for Aug. 26th, 2018


 

Gun Rights

 

Former Gun Control Candidate Charged With Shooting Her Campaign Treasurer
Kellie Collins, a former congressional candidate in Georgia’s 10th District, was charged with the murder of her former campaign treasurer, Curtis Cain. The allegations of murder follow Collins’ advocacy for “responsible” gun control laws during her campaign. WSB-TV reports that she argued for stricter legislation “to protect the community.”

Louisiana Commission Moves to Punish Big Banks for Gun Control Policies
Two of the biggest banks in the nation, Citigroup and Bank of America, will not be allowed to participate in a new highway project in the state of Louisiana because of their anti-gun policies.

Corporate Gun Control Might Be the Worst Threat to Gun Rights
It’s time to shine a light on a serious problem.

ACLU Sticks Up for the NRA?!
The civil rights group and the gun rights group don’t always get along. But today the ACLU stuck up for the NRA against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

 

Hide the Decline

Environment &
“Green Energy”

 

Green Fury: California Fires Caused by Environmentalists, Not Climate Change
Greens have reacted with fury at Trump Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke’s suggestion that opposition to sensible forestry management is exacerbating fire risks.

Remember when they told us coral bleaching was a sure result of recent man-made global warming? Never mind.
From the “science eventually self-corrects” department, new science showing coral bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef is a centuries-old problem, well before “climate change” became a buzzword and rising CO2 levels were blamed.

Aussie Climate Treachery? Cabinet Resignation, “I will always put reducing power prices, before Paris”
Early hopes that new Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s government would revise Australia’s economically suicidal commitment to unaffordable green energy just took a substantial blow. Australian federal politician Keith Pitt has just resigned from new Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s cabinet, citing his commitment to lower electricity prices.

 

Obamacare

Government in Healthcare

 

Oh, SNAP! (vs Medicaid)
So, FoIB Michael Bertaut offers 1,000 words on how Medicaid really reimburses providers, and its implication viz both Medicare and commercial health insurance

Where the Euthanasia Argument Leads
A couple of years ago, I wrote this essay for NR on euthanasia in the Netherlands and Belgium. In part, it was an effort to counter those people who roll their eyes and say, “You’re getting all slippery-slope argument on me” on moral matters such as this. Because when it comes to euthanasia, like many other ostensibly empathy-filled arguments, the cause’s supporters are utterly wrong to pretend that no slopes exist and that those that do are dry and eminently scalable.

Short Term Medical Plan News
As expected, the sale of Short Term Medical plans is about to be banned in The Golden Sate

How Does Medicare Work? How Much Does it Cost?
Medicare premium costs for Part A are “prepaid”. Most people have qualified for “free Part A coverage based on past Social Security earnings. Medicare Part B standard premiums in 2018 are $134. If your MAGI is above the threshold you may owe a tax in addition to your Part B Medicare premiums. This tax is an IRMAA tax.

Six States Win $839 Million Judgment in Obamacare Lawsuit
Health Insurance Provider Fee, which is really a tax, may be the linchpin for the collapse of Obamacare

 

War & Terror

 

Masked youth gangs coordinated the firebombing of hundreds of cars across Sweden via social media, police say as Prime Minister asks ‘what the f*** are they doing?’
Youth gangs set cars on fire in a series of attacks across Sweden overnight

Terror attack on Parliament? Driver hits pedestrians, crashes barrier
What happens when a Ford Fiesta slams into a security barrier? Thankfully not much, as one suspected terrorist found out, but a group of cyclists between the car and Parliament wasn’t so lucky. Several were injured in what appears to be an intended terror attack using the car as a weapon

Judge makes stunning decision in Muslim compound case after charges of racism
In a hearing Monday, a New Mexico judge found that suspects in a bizarre child abuse case were not a danger to the public, and released them on bond.

Sweden Approaches the Brink, Keeps Head in Sand
Sweden was the first European country to fully embrace the “diversity” myth, which posits that nation-states are unquestionably improved by a huge influx of non-native cultural aliens. The vogue for “multiculturalism” — which is effectively a process by which the native culture is supplanted and replaced by a foreign one, otherwise known as invasion and conquest — has since spread to other nations, to the manifest detriment of each of them.

U.S. Says Small Russian Satellite A Space Weapon
Maneuvering satellite part of Moscow space warfare buildup

London Mayor’s Answer To Terrorism? Ban Cars
If you’re worried about criminals shooting someone, you get the government to ban guns, right? And at least in parts of Europe, if you’re concerned that the criminals without guns will start stabbing people, you ban knives. But what if they start plowing into crowds of people with their motor vehicles? If you’re Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, you ban cars!

 

National

 

US Clashes With Cuba, Venezuela As UN Approves Leftist Human Rights Chief
The U.N. General Assembly’s quick approval – without a vote – of the next U.N. human rights chief produced a clash between representatives of the U.S., Cuba and Venezuela, following concerns that the Latin American socialist nominated to the post has been sympathetic to the two leftist regimes.

Vox: Say, these Antifa people are rather badly behaved toward the police
Vox is confused by the actions of Antifa this weekend. The site was all over the Unite the Right 2 rally and one piece, in particular, concludes Antifa seem to be behaving rather badly, even by their own low standards. Naturally, this comes as a bit of a shock.

New tool checks professors’ syllabi for gender, racial equality
A University of Minnesota professor has developed an online tool that allows her peers a chance to check their syllabi to see if the authors of assigned readings are balanced by gender and race.

To Counter Trump, Vox Defends MS-13 As Nice Kids Who Ride Bikes, Work After-School Jobs
Vox styles itself as a public relations firm for the violent gang in a video that downplays its roots and brutal nature in order to attack President Trump.

WordPress Takes Down Fellowship of the Minds
As we all knew at the time, the silencing of Infowars was only the beginning. Now WordPress has joined the leftist lynchmob, along with Facebook, Google, Apple, Disqus, and the rest of the Silicon Valley giants who have taken upon themselves responsibility for deciding what we should read. If you try to visit the right-leaning blog Fellowship of the Minds today, you will find a WordPress page announcing that the blog has been “archived or suspended in accordance with our Terms of Service.”

Scholars claim Asian Americans used to perpetuate racism in STEM
A recent academic journal article claims that Asian Americans are exploited by corporations and educators in the STEM fields to “perpetuate the neoliberal racial project and reproduce systems of racism and oppression.”

He tried to start a conservative student group. It turned into a crusade for student privacy.
“Who you affiliate with is no [one’s] business but your own”

Heather Mac Donald: “There’s a multi-million dollar diversity bureaucracy on most college campuses today”
The Manhattan Scholar explained the academic culture that created Sarah Jeong on Fox News.

Nevada rematch pits rural voters against a booming Las Vegas
Inside a bustling mall on a recent Saturday, volunteers working for the Nevada Democratic Party pester attendees at a job fair hosted by the Latin Chamber of Commerce to register to vote. Steven Horsford is working the crowd, smiling and laughing with the volunteers he recognizes.

Christian Baker Again Under Fire for Refusing Transgender Cake Despite Supreme Court Win
In June, the Supreme Court decided the case Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, issuing a powerful rebuke to the Colorado Civil Rights Commission for its “religious hostility” toward Christian baker Jack Phillips. Phillips had refused to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding, and the commission had compared his decision to religious arguments in favor of the Ku Klux Klan and Nazism.

“White Privilege Symposium” allows people to play racial “social justice” video game
Game allows players to assume the role of a black person “attempting to go to the corner store”

MA Mayor Boycotting Sam Adams Beer Because CEO Thanked Trump for Tax Cuts
“I will never drink Sam Adam’s beer again!”

“Mystery pooper” will get more than $100K from school district
The “Pooperintendent of Schools” accused of repeatedly defecating on school property will receive more than $100,000 from his district in New Jersey until he resigns, according to a report.

Study Shows 40% of Patients Supposedly in a “Vegetative State” are Actually Fully Aware
People with severe brain damage are difficult to diagnose reliably, not uncommonly recover and are often much more aware than we think. Specifically:

America’s hottest export? Sperm
An American and a Danish company dominate the global sperm market – and both claim their supply is biggest

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Shocks Audience: America ‘Was Never That Great’
Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) “drew gasps from the crowd” on Wednesday when he belittled America in response to President Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan.

College offer courses on “queering” children, the Bible
This school year, colleges and universities across the country will be offering courses on “queering” children, the Bible, and theology in general.

Twitter recruits profs to fight “incivility and intolerance”
Amidst widespread allegations that it has been “shadow banning” prominent conservatives for unspecified “incivility,” Twitter has assembled a team of professors to devise strategies for ensuring “healthy conversation” among users.

Researchers ask: “Can there be capitalism without racism?”
The University of California-Davis is in the midst of a multi-year research initiative that aims to advance the theory of “racial capitalism.”

“Social Justice” Spreads over the University of Texas
If you think that universities are immunized against the “social justice” plague because they’re located in conservative states, well, think again. They’re not. Once “progressive” thinking administrators get their hands on the school — and very few people who climb the academic ladder are not progressive – the contagion is sure to get in.

Elizabeth Warren wants to weaponize and federalize corporations for social justice activism
If you like anti-Conservative bias in Silicon Valley, you’ll love Warren’s new plan

Libertarian Gary Johnson Throws His Hat Into New Mexico Senate Race
Can the former two-time New Mexico governor turn the state gold?

Earth has ‘minimoons,’ and they may solve asteroid mysteries
Earth has a habit of picking up, and later discarding, small companions called “minimoons,” and these tiny objects could help scientists solve the mysteries of asteroids.

At UCLA, 20 paid diversity advocates isn’t enough
UCLA is now inviting graduate students to sign up for a $13/hour job fighting “toxic masculinity” and “microaggressions” on campus, in addition to the 20 undergraduates it has already hired.

This Spat Between A Chinese Hacker And Vice Makes Sarah Jeong Look Like A Hack
The dispute between Naomi Wu and Vice is complicated and touches on two very different social systems. The New York Times’ Sarah Jeong doesn’t think it’s complicated at all.

College Offers Class on ‘Consequences’ of Whiteness
The University of Oregon is offering a course this summer to teach students about the “consequences” of masculinity in the United States.

Bill Maher criticizes social media bans: “Alex Jones gets to speak”
HBO talk-show host Bill Maher spoke out in defense of controversial right-wing host Alex Jones after Jones was suspended from several social media platforms, saying that everyone has a right to free speech.

Kimmel: That Christian cake baker looks like a woman, and his job is gay
“America’s conscience” took a break Thursday evening from acting as a teary-eyed advocate for all that is just and decent.

Elizabeth Warren’s Batty Plan to Nationalize . . . Everything
Wholesale seizure and control of private property? With 2020 in her sights, Warren woos the hard Left.

Due process legal update: UC Santa Barbara found in contempt of court
In a remarkable step, a judge in the Santa Barbara County Superior Court has found the University of California, Santa Barbara in contempt of court for failing to comply with a court decision regarding the rights of an accused student in a campus sexual misconduct proceeding.

PragerU Claims They’ve Been Shadow Banned on Facebook
Big Tech after their next scalp?

NARAL offers abortion-themed ice cream
A Portland-based ice cream shop partnered with NARAL to create a controversial abortion-inspired ice cream flavor to “save Roe” from President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh.

GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter, wife indicted for allegedly misusing campaign funds
Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) and his wife, Margaret, were indicted Tuesday after being charged with misusing at least $250,000 in campaign funds for personal expenses, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced.

Michael Cohen Reaches Plea Deal
Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former personal attorney and fixer, has reached a plea deal with government prosecutors in the Southern District of New York Tuesday afternoon, ABC News first reported.

Manafort Found Guilty on Eight Counts of Tax and Bank Fraud
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was found guilty on Tuesday afternoon on eight counts of financial crimes, while Judge T. S. Ellis declared a mistrial on ten other counts for which the jury was unable to reach a verdict.

Cohen Implicates Trump in Campaign-Finance-Law Violations
In announcing his guilty plea Tuesday afternoon, Michael Cohen said he violated campaign-finance law “in coordination with and at the direction of a candidate for federal office,” presumably referring to his former employer, then-candidate Trump.

“White Rage,” Black Lives Matter: How one professor teaches U.S. history
A basic U.S. history course at Clemson University focused on the post-Civil War era to modern times teaches the subject of America’s past largely from a far-left perspective, including subjects such as “White Rage” and Black Lives Matter, according to the required readings for the course.

Poll: In New Mexico Senate race, Gary Johnson is leading the GOP candidate?
Here’s one I didn’t see coming but probably should have. In New Mexico, Democratic Senator Martin Heinrich is up for election this November but there’s a lot of interest in replacing him. The seat leans Democratic, but Heinrich only won his first Senate race there by a 51-45 margin so it’s not entirely a lock. He’s facing Republican Mick Rich, but the picture became considerably more cloudy when Libertarian candidate (and former Governor) Gary Johnson entered the race. How much of an impact a third party spoiler would have and who he would siphon more votes from has been the main topic of conversation since he announced and now we have some polling which hints at the answers. Johnson still isn’t favored to win, but he’s sucking a lot of oxygen out of the room and holds a considerable lead over the GOP candidate.

YDSA urges socialists to infiltrate public education
The Young Democratic Socialists of America are encouraging socialists to become teachers in order to exploit the “political, economic, and social potential the industry holds.”

Parents fight back after school drops Pledge of Allegiance for student-authored oath to “global society”
Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School Principal Lara Zelski decided students will no longer recite the Pledge of Allegiance during the school’s morning meeting agenda, which she described to parents as “an effort to begin our day as a fully inclusive and connected community.”

Social Media Reps Held Secretive Meeting To Influence Election Result
In the same week that the US President urged the tech companies to stop censoring conservative voices and the CEO of Twitter, Mr Jack Dorsey admitted that his company is “mostly left-wing” biased, representatives from tech companies planned for a meeting to streamline their strategy for the 2018 Midterms.

PBS Host Lindsay Ellis: “I Get Really Excited About White Genocide”
A Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) host has a long history of anti-white racism and calling for the genocide of white people, evidenced by multiple Tweets sent from her personal account.

CNN employee: “Abolish White People”
No word yet on this one from the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Lilly Diabetes pulls sponsorship from Conor Daly because of what his FATHER said 30 years ago
Before Conor was even born

Student Who Falsely Accused Two Football Players of Rape Gets Year in Prison
“appeared to roll her eyes in court several times as she was sentenced”

Senator John McCain dies at 81
John McCain — the Vietnam war hero and maverick Republican who rose through the Senate’s ranks over the course of four decades, becoming a two-time presidential candidate and chairman of the powerful Armed Services committee — succumbed to an aggressive brain tumor on Saturday.

Mitch McConnell Likely Under Investigation By Bob Mueller Over Ties To Russia’s Hacking of 2016 Elections
It’s hard to imagine how life could get much worse for Republicans in advance of the 2108 midterm elections, but we here at DC Tribune think we might know of one, and it comes from the same source that’s been the scourge of the Trump administration since May 17th, 2017: The Robert Mueller Special Counsel investigation.

John McCain’s seat in Senate will stay empty until after burial, Gov. Doug Ducey says
Gov. Doug Ducey will wait to name a successor to John McCain until after the late senator has been buried at the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery in Maryland, an aide to the governor told The Arizona Republic on Saturday.

Who could be appointed to John McCain’s Senate seat?
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is required by law to fill vacancies in the state’s U.S. Senate delegation. With Sen. John McCain’s death Saturday after a yearlong battle with brain cancer, Arizonans are naturally asking whom Ducey might appoint to replace McCain.

The Communist Who Launched Keith Ellison’s Career
Louis Farrakhan isn’t the only radical lurking in the background of the No. 2 official in the DNC.

Peter Strzok handpicked Hillary emails for review. Comey lied, fewer than 1% were looked at, report says.
Less than 1% of Hillary Clinton’s emails discovered on the laptop of Anthony Weiner, a convicted sex offender, were examined by the FBI during its investigation of Hillary’s unsecured, private email server. And it’s all thanks to Peter Strzok and James Comey.

 

Economy & Taxes

 

California Bill Would Make “Water or Milk” Default Restaurant Beverage Choices for Kids
“Some of these kids are drinking up to three sodas a day.”

 

International

 

Boris Johnson could be sent for DIVERSITY training as punishment for comparing burkas to ‘letterboxes’ – as Jacob Rees-Mogg accuses the PM of setting up the ex-Foreign Secretary for a ‘show trial’
Lord Tebbit says the party investigation is ‘absurd’ and will find Boris isn’t racist

They desire a smugger country
When the Order of Canada was introduced in 1967, Canada was deep in anxiety over its own identity, revelry around the centennial notwithstanding. Two years earlier, George Grant’s jeremiad Lament for a Nation had presented the thesis that Canada, as a project, had failed. English Canada, Grant argued, had pursued Confederation with the intent of preserving a British, Tory vision of a morally disciplined community. Such a vision, Grant thought, was succumbing to the overweening influence of the United States, with its seductive vision of individualist liberalism, where the individual’s desires are more important than their duties, and its Puritan-inspired claim to be on the side of history and therefore of Providence. The future belonged to the liberal, technological society to the south, and, as Grant put it, “Our culture floundered on the aspirations of the age of progress…The current of modern history was against us.”

EU in ‘INSANE’ plan to BAN ‘strike anywhere’ matches in UK for sake of health and safety
EUROPEAN Union officials have sparked fury by introducing new rules to ban ‘strike anywhere’ matches.

Teachers’ union to back members who defy province’s sex-ed decree
Any elementary teacher who teaches students the updated 2015 sex-ed curriculum will have the full and legal support of their union, says its leader.

Arrests in Venezuela point to military elements in attempted drone attack on Maduro
An armed movement among elements of Venezuela’s security services was most likely behind the stunning assassination attempt that featured a bomb-laden drone targeting the socialist regime of Nicolas Maduro, despite his efforts to maintain tight control on his military.

Dutch official Willie Dille reportedly commits suicide after posting video claiming Muslim gang-rape attack
A Dutch city council member reportedly committed suicide just hours after posting a video online in which she claimed to have been gang-raped by a group of Muslims who were following the orders of a former fellow member of her anti-immigration PVV party.

Germany Creates Third Gender Option for Official Records
Male, female, or diverse

WHO: Current Ebola Outbreak Poses New Problems
War, infected HCPs, and high population density provide challenges to containment

UN says an estimated 2.3 million people have fled Venezuela
An estimated 2.3 million Venezuelans had fled the crisis-wracked country as of June, mainly to Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil, the United Nations said Tuesday.

World’s only woolly mammoth hair hat goes on sale for $10,000
Designed in Russia’s coldest region, the unique headgear is tens of thousands of years old – and prickly.

China Detaining More Than One Million Muslims In “Re-Education Camps”
On Friday, a panel of U.N. human rights experts said Muslims in China are being treated as “enemies of the state” and announced that it had received “credible reports” about the “arbitrary and mass detention of almost 1 million Uighurs” in “counter-extremism centers” known as “re-education camps” in China.

Venezuela’s taps run dry
Women fill containers with water coming from a mountain, in a road at Plan de Manzano slum in Caracas, Venezuela July 20, 2018. Water cuts are the latest addition to a long list of woes for Venezuelans hurting from a fifth year of an economic crisis that has sparked malnutrition, hyperinflation and emigration. Malfunctions in the capital’s water network due to lack of maintenance have taken a turn for the worst in recent months, depriving many in this city of 3 million people of regular running water.

South Africa begins seizing white-owned farms
SOUTH Africa has targeted the first two farms for unilateral seizure after the owners refused an offer of one-tenth of the land’s value.

Maduro orders 96 percent devaluation in hyperinflation-stricken Venezuela
“I want the country to recover and I have the formula. Trust me,” Maduro said in a nighttime speech broadcast on state television.

Australia To Unveil Legislation To Gather User Data From Games Like Fortnite, Call of Duty To Stop Terrorists
The Turnbull government is reportedly set to unveil legislation that will grant law enforcement the ability to pry into private conversations and messages in video games such as Call of Duty and Fortnite in order to stop terrorists.

Latin American Conservative Blogger: Facebook Suspended and Doxed Me
A conservative Latin American blogger has been suspended from Facebook for 30 days for “violating community standards,” although she doesn’t think she did anything wrong. Worse, she says the social media giant “doxed her” by putting her private family photos in a public setting.

EU to fine social media platforms that take more than 1 hour to remove extremist content
The European Union is reportedly planning to impose stricter regulations on social media platforms including Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter over the removal of online terrorist propaganda.

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Insanity
“Human rights” in Canada

Macron’s Partition of France?
The first legislative rider abolished the obligation of religious associations to declare themselves as lobbying groups — a measure that clearly opens the way for entities such as the Muslim Brotherhood to lobby Members of Parliament without leaving a trace.

Drowned in the bath, slashed with knives and chillies in eyes: the torment of the children being accused of witchcraft in the UK
Beliefs in demonic possession are still prevalent in many African countries, meaning thousands of kids who come over to the UK from them are at risk of abuse and cruel torture in the name of religion – and experts say these cases remain hidden from the police and social services

Stop white men explaining stuff, says BBC boss
The BBC no longer wants TV shows in which white, middle-aged men stand up and explain things, according to one of the corporation’s senior executives.

Australia: Morrison announces new ministry line-up
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has added another woman to cabinet and split the energy and environment portfolios in his first ministry which is aimed at winning the next election.

 

Opinion

 

The Jacobins are wrong about the Constitution
It isn’t often I get suggestions on topics, especially from family members. Yet here I was getting a request from a relative to rebut a piece in The New York Times written by two Democratic Socialists from Jacobin magazine. Jacobin is an online and print magazine dedicated to the tenets of socialism and includes pieces criticizing the Norwegian government for not owning enough business, disparaging privately owned companies, and complaining about productivity.

Shocker: Trump lashes out at Omarosa
To no one’s surprise, President Trump has blasted Omarosa Manigault, the ridiculous woman to whom he gave an important White House job.

The Rocky Horror Middle School Show
The town of Achille, Oklahoma, has a population of less than 500. For unknown reasons, a woman who is raising her son to believe he’s a girl decided that this tiny community in rural Bryan County was where they needed to live.

“Antifa” as Antipasto
I get it — we’ve just been interpreting the word “antifa” wrong!

Feminist Professor Denounces Belief That “Fathers Are Valuable Parents”
Males are worthless, according to feminist ideology, and thus government programs encouraging fathers to be involved with their children are bad

Bill Maher’s Strong Endorsement of Free Speech for Alex Jones
Bill Maher is no friend of the right but he’s always been a friend of free speech.

‘First Amendment Rights’ and the Lesson of Robespierre
Robespierre was one of the central figures in the reign of terror that followed the French revolution. At the start of the reign of terror, he was one of the most powerful men in France; people were sent to the guillotine on his say-so. But within a year, he was on the tumbrel himself, having tried but failed to kill himself the night before.

It Depends on What the Meaning of Treason Is
My problem with Brennan is that someone who wielded extremely sensitive powers of government shouldn’t immediately act the part of a hackish political hater as soon as he leaves public service. His assertion that Trump committed treason in Helsinki is perhaps his least defensible post-CIA statement, which is presumably why he’s had such a hard time defending it.

More Scenes from the College Apocalypse
Two more colleges have just announced cuts in whole departments that conform to my thesis that the politically correct social sciences and humanities are going to wither and die in favor of STEM subjects and practical subjects like business and economics.

The Evil All Around Us Must Be Eradicated – By Us
Whether the topic is “Democratic Socialism,” or priest sex abuse cases, or top-down corruption in the law enforcement agencies Americans used to trust, there is evil all around us, and it’s permeating society.

The Catholic Church Drives the Nail into Its Own Moral Authority
I expect no sympathy, but bear with me as I try to restart the mental engine with caffeine after a whirlwind – awaken early Sunday morning in Salzburg, Austria, and get the suitcases, wife, and children to the train station; take the train to Munich, Germany; change trains to take the S-Bahn to the airport; check in; wait in the long lines to get through security and passport control; take the flight to London Heathrow; then wait in the long lines to get through security and passport control again when your name has literally come up in a terrorist plot of the Irish Republican Army; and then get on the seven-hour flight back to the United States, where Dulles awaits with its own incompetent disinformation about which bag is arriving on which carousel.

More Scenes from the College Apocalypse
Two more colleges have just announced cuts in whole departments that conform to my thesis that the politically correct social sciences and humanities are going to wither and die in favor of STEM subjects and practical subjects like business and economics.

Gender Is a Construct—Except When It’s Not
For academic feminists, male and female biology is either interchangeable or immutable, depending on what complaint they need to lodge.

The Conservative Conundrum: Regulating Social Media
Almost everybody I talk to — be they on the Left, Right or in between — agrees that something is terribly wrong with social media.

When Digital Platforms Become Censors
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other tech giants say that they’re open forums. What happens when they start to shut down voices they consider beyond the pale?

How the Left is Outsourcing Censorship of the Internet
Liberals control every newspaper in America, as far as I know, except the Manchester Union Leader. They control CBS, ABC, NBC and every cable network except Fox News. They control what is left of the news magazines, and pretty much every other magazine, too. Only talk radio and the pesky internet lie outside their grasp, so that is where they seek to impose censorship.

A Perfect Storm Threatens America’s Survival
It’s said that just because you’re paranoid, that doesn’t mean someone isn’t out to get you. There have been constant serious threats to our country since our founding in 1776, starting with the British through the early 19th century and the Nazis, Imperial Japan, and nuclear-armed Soviets in the 20th century. Those were primarily external threats.

California’s “Must Stay Gay” Bill Is Nearing Passage. Here’s the Severe Harm It Would Do.
A groundswell of opposition from churches, pastors, and ordinary citizens in California may have delayed but ultimately could not prevent the passage of AB 2943 by the California Senate on Aug. 16.

Identity politics. It becomes impossible to avoid giving offence, because the offended keep changing the rules.
At the same time, there was a priggish hunt for anyone who refused to join the demands that a black actor should play James Bond.

The Freedom of Speech Dilemma
Multiple recent events have bombarded us recently which are almost violently challenging basis American assumptions about rights and liberty. For centuries, the USA has been founded on some very basic principles of rights and freedoms. The founding documents of the United States were very strong on the concepts of liberty, laying out foundational principles about what freedoms and privileges all humans enjoy, and the American government is legally ordered to defend.

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