July 4th: A Day for Thankfulness


“Because we live in a largely free society, we tend to forget how limited is the span of time and the part of the globe for which there has ever been anything like political freedom: the typical state of mankind is tyranny, servitute, and misery.” – Milton Friedman
We certainly do take a lot for granted. [...]

Glenn Greenwald: Iran is Israel is the Taliban is the United States


Glenn Greenwald makes me as mad as this phoenix
Sometimes I doubt my ambition to become a famous cultural commentator, and then I look at twits like Glenn Greenwald and am reassured.
Greenwald is angry that John McCain is angry — angry that the Iranian regime spends more money on finding ways to blow up innocent civilians [...]

Obama Wants “Ass to Kick”? “Bring It On”!


Ah…finally!
Barack Obama, tired of being called an elitist professor-type, decided to perform in Reagan drag today, declaring on the Today Show that, far from responding ineptly to the oil spill, he’s actually ready to “kick some ass.”
Like most drag queens, Obama was fairly unconvincing as a man: only middle school boys and feminists think that [...]

Andrew Sullivan Hearts Islamic Martyrs


When it comes to Israel and its genocidal enemies, Andrew Sullivan is a master of moral equivalency. The man has it down to an art form, sort of like the way that children enjoy playing with their food. “Look, mommy, my Alpha-Bits say ‘I hate Israel’!” “Yes, we know, Andrew. We forgive you now for [...]

The Flotilla Attack Was a Terrorist Operation Against Jews


The critics are right: the flotilla attack today was indeed heinous and unforgivable. It is a moral outrage, and must be condemned by all civilized people. Indeed, it was an act of planned terrorism. We must stand as one and condemn it.
Alas, this is unlikely to happen. When one party is represented by ‘oppressed third [...]

No, Rape Victims Are Not “Survivors”


David Forsmarck and Jenn Q. Public have both objected to my dismissal of the term “survivor” when dealing with victims of rape. My original statement, which I stand by, reads thus:
“Survivor” is a term we typically employ to those who have endured the horrors of genocide, war, or famine, and managed to come out alive. [...]

“The Other 95%” = 100% Lies


From the department of throwing crap at the wall until something sticks: Progressives have now become enamored with the idea of tax cuts. A new campaign of dubious origin has emerged called, “The Other 95%.” Its credo: “95% of Americans received a tax cut from Obama. But most of us don’t know it! It’s a [...]

AU President Prostrates to Feminists: Date Rape Column Was a “Mistake”


After weeks of prudent silence, American University’s president, Neil Kerwin, has finally spoken up about the date-rape controversy sparked by my recent column. Now, the last time anyone was interested in what was coming out of American University, it was because Kerwin’s predecessor was caught embezzling school funds — so perhaps, not used to all [...]

How Feminists Judge: “He Looks Rape-y”


The aftermath of my column
For the past two days, I have been embroiled in an enormous campus controversy concerning a column I wrote criticizing the concept of “date rape” and decrying the victim-based ideology of the sexual left. Printed in the university’s paper, the American University Eagle, the column went up on its website on [...]

The Truth About the CBO


Is the CBO really so infallible?
Almost alone in the public’s appraisal of the government, the Congressional Budget Office emerged from the health care debate as a symbol of nonpartisan truth-telling. Who, asked the media, would doubt the Non-Partisan, Objective CBO? If the CBO claims that the Democrats’ plan will reduce the deficit, who are we [...]