Women “Crushed by Capitalism?” Iran’s President Cares!


Women of the western world, take heart.  Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad cares about us.  Us!  How do we know that? Well, because he says so. He spoke Sunday at the third meeting of something called the Organization of the Islamic Conference in Tehran.  There, he proclaimed feminism “a cry of protest of crushed women in [...]

Losing Minds Right and Left About Rape


In dealing with the crime of rape, has ideology trumped reason? The accusations of two Swedish women against Wiki-leaker Julian Assange have been greeted with much derision and skepticism from both Left and Right.  Now held by authorities in London as he tries to keep from being extradited to Sweden, Assange is crying foul.  And [...]

Women Ask: “What’s in Santa’s Bag For Us?”


A new survey by a Democratic polling firm shows President Obama still doing well with female voters.  The firm polled 608 women who voted for the president in 2008 but did not support a Democrat this year.  “Obama is still viewed favorably by 71 percent of these voters,” says the National Journal online, “while only [...]

Are Women Human? The Left Isn’t Sure


In today’s Jerusalem Post, writer Caroline B. Glick surveys the feminist Left’s current attitudes toward Israel with amazement.  She notes that “if being a human rights activist means attacking the only country in the Middle East that defends human rights, then that means that at the very basic level, the term ‘human rights activist’ is [...]

In Wake of Tax Compromise, Circular Firing Squad Squares Off in the Democratic Party


Compromise on an issue often brings confusion.  Purists will stand on some principle amid the hottest heat of battle, and when some turn toward agreement with the hated enemy, they will fire upon each other.  Eventually they forget why they ever agreed about anything, and their entire army disbands in chaos.  This dynamic of crazy [...]

Hot Post: Ann Coulter Takes Aim at Butt-Less Chaps


This popular post was originally published here. Liberace, Paul Lynde, the Village People and other gay entertainers were popular for basically two reasons:  they were perceived as harmless, and many people didn’t realize they were gay.  Yes, today we’d say anybody who didn’t know that was pretty dense, but until quite recently, homosexuality was so [...]

Are Conservatives Cleaning House Again?


In his Tuesday post, Calvin Freiburger takes exception to my concerns about statist social conservatives.  If he is correct, far from being disappointed, I will be elated.  He says, “To be sure, there are a select handful of individuals who come to mind – for instance, Joseph Farah and Peter Sprigg – but beyond that, [...]

Ann Coulter Takes Aim at Butt-Less Chaps


Liberace, Paul Lynde, the Village People and other gay entertainers were popular for basically two reasons:  they were perceived as harmless, and many people didn’t realize they were gay.  Yes, today we’d say anybody who didn’t know that was pretty dense, but until quite recently, homosexuality was so unmentionable that – well – people just [...]

TSA Confronts Deadly Sanitary Napkin


We keep wondering what else the government is going to do to us as, in the name of “security,” it scales back our rights.  The skeptics ask questions, which the believers in big government dismiss as ridiculous.  Skeptics asked whether sanitary napkins and tampons might be picked up on the TSA’s new gee-whiz body scanners and [...]

Help! Congress is Holding Us Hostage!


“It is hard to believe,” weeps Saturday’s New York Times, “as the holidays approach yet again amid economic hard times, but Congress looks as if it may let federal unemployment benefits lapse for the fourth time this year.” Now, nobody likes being held hostage.  But precisely who is holding whom? The Leftist media would have [...]