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Political Correctness is the Essence of Leftism

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“In a widely praised piece for New York Magazine, liberal writer Jonathan Chait says the leftist language police are perverting liberalism,” Sean Davis writes at the Federalist. “Chait is wrong. The politically correct language police don’t pervert modern liberalism; they embody it. And amateur leftist thought cop Jonathan Chait himself is proof.” Read the whole […]

An Army of Dagnys

Sunday, April 20th, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

So my wife is in the middle of reading a 2012 detective novel titled The Bubble Gum Thief, written by an author called Jeff Miller, built around a quirky distaff anorexic FBI agent named Dagny Gray. A few minutes ago, she ran into the den with her Kindle said, “You’ve got to see this passage,” […]

Interview: Glenn Reynolds on The New School

Sunday, January 5th, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

“It’s no secret that existing schools are underperforming,” Glenn Reynolds notes in his latest book, The New School: How The Information Age Will Save American Education From Itself. “We keep putting more money and resources into them, but we keep getting poorly educated students out of them”: In 1983 – three decades ago – the […]

‘The Closing of the Scientific Mind’

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

Tremendous article by David Gelernter in the new issue of Commentary, which appears to be outside of the subscriber paywall, at least for the moment. I’m not sure if I fully agree with all of Gelernter’s conclusions, but the sheer scope of the article is pretty staggering. “Mind-blowing” isn’t a 1968-era compound word I use […]

Bang the Drum Sustainably

Monday, December 2nd, 2013 - by Ed Driscoll

“An Energy Department watchdog last week questioned hundreds of thousands of dollars in energy efficiency stimulus expenditures to a group of African drummers and a media company with ties to top officials who oversaw stimulus awards,” Lachlan Markay writes at the Washington Free Beacon. “The groups received a combined $630,000 in grants under DOE’s stimulus-funded Energy […]

Why ‘Progressives’ Always Get Tech Wrong

Monday, October 7th, 2013 - by Ed Driscoll

The Ed Gallery

Sunday, October 6th, 2013 - by Ed Driscoll

As frightening as the Obama administration can be at times, I’d like to think that the following is a much cheerier exhibition than anything Rod Serling ever proffered to TV network audiences. Back in November of 2011, I ran a retrospective of some of my more interesting Photoshops, created both for my own PJM column […]

12 Years of Instapundit

Saturday, August 10th, 2013 - by Ed Driscoll

Everybody has their story of how they discovered the Blogosphere; for lots of people, it was via Instapundit.com, which turned 12 years old this week. Here’s my take (originally published in 2011), a visit to the Jurassic days of the early Blogosphere. Ten years ago, when I was making my living as a freelance writer, […]

Court and Spark and Blackface

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013 - by Ed Driscoll

When her hometown said they wanted to pave paradise and put up a museum in her honor, Canadian songstress Joni Mitchell condescendingly sniffed, “Saskatoon has always been an extremely bigoted community. It’s like the deep south.” (Naturally, the Saskatoon StarPhoenix relaying that quote buried it over 30 paragraphs into their article, demonstrating their keen proboscises for news.) […]

A Visual History of Social Media

Friday, July 19th, 2013 - by Ed Driscoll

Along with what is certainly an impressive visual timeline, this site breathlessly announces, “Social Media did not start with Facebook or Twitter. Actually, it has been around for decades!” I know — I was first online around 1981 or so, connecting to bulletin board systems and Compuserve. (Minus the white Sleeper-style jumpsuit, for better or […]

‘If You Want To Send A Message, Use Western Union’

Sunday, July 14th, 2013 - by Ed Driscoll

“Hollywood’s summer is more than halfway over, and the box-office report is telling,” Kyle Smith writes at the New York Post. “If you want to have a hit, don’t lard your film with tendentious, off-putting, off-topic political messages:” In “White House Down,” a Tea Party-like cabal goes so far as to attack the White House […]

Wow, This Sounds like the Sort of Thing Pol Pot or Hitler Would Do

Monday, July 8th, 2013 - by Ed Driscoll

As Glenn Reynolds writes in the New York Post today, “Sen. Dick Durbin thinks it’s time for Congress to decide who’s a real reporter,” which is a bit like Al Capone deciding who’s a real cop: The ability to publish inexpensively, and to reach potentially millions of people in seconds, has made it possible for […]

Hollywood’s ‘New Abnormal’ and The Death of the Movie Star

Sunday, June 30th, 2013 - by Ed Driscoll

As veteran Hollywood producer Lynda Obst makes abundantly clear in her enjoyable new book Sleepless in Hollywood: Tales from the New Abnormal in the Movie Business, Hollywood’s got a fevaaaah, and the only prescription is cranking out more and more superhero and sci-fi franchises. Warner Brothers has Batman and Superman, Paramount has the Star Trek and […]

Alec Baldwin and the End of the Red Carpet

Saturday, June 29th, 2013 - by Ed Driscoll

Virginia Postrel once noted that “Despite what the fashion-magazine cover blurbs suggest, glamour is not a matter of style but of psychology:” It is an imaginative exchange, in which an audience projects its longings onto the glamorous object and sees in that person, place or thing the fulfillment of those desires. By binding image and […]

The Knack of the Instalanche and How to Get It

Friday, June 28th, 2013 - by Ed Driscoll

At Freedomworks, Jimmie Bise explains how the Blogosphere works: The most earnest desire for any blogger, no matter if they’re a big-time political writer on a national website or a lone hobbyist writing about his love for miniature wargaming, is more traffic. Wait, I mean MOAR TRAFFIC! I have to be “pop-culturally relevant” here or […]

Who’s Counting? Interview: Hans von Spakovsky on Voter Fraud

Sunday, November 4th, 2012 - by Ed Driscoll

Just in time for the potential chaos on Tuesday, I talk with Hans von Spakovsky, the co-author (along with NRO’s John Fund) of Who’s Counting?: How Fraudsters and Bureaucrats Put Your Vote at Risk. As you may know from his frequent contributions to PJM, Hans is a Senior Legal Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, and […]

Director Andrew Marcus Discusses Hating Breitbart

Thursday, October 11th, 2012 - by Ed Driscoll

In the early days of PJ Media — back when we were still had our pajamas, but before we founded PJTV — Andrew Marcus was our first in-house video maker, and gave me plenty of valuable advice when I first began to ever-so-tentatively dip my toes into the video pool back in 2007. These days […]

Quote of the Day

Sunday, August 19th, 2012 - by Ed Driscoll

“I’ve always believed that nothing is withheld from us what we have conceived to do. Most people think the opposite – that all things are withheld from them which they have conceived to do and they end up doing nothing.” “Wait”, I said, pausing at his last sentence ”What was that quote again?” “Nothing is withheld […]

I For One Welcome Our New Hexapod-Riding Overlords

Monday, August 13th, 2012 - by Ed Driscoll

“The World Deserves a Giant Rideable Hexapod,” the IEEE Spectrum Website reports: Okay, look. In a lot of ways, we’re really not living in the world of the future. Those jet packs we were promised? They’re more like ducted fan packs. And flying cars? Really just driveable planes. Sigh. And then there’s Stompy. A giant hexapod. […]

Quote of the Day

Saturday, August 4th, 2012 - by Ed Driscoll

For 2000 years my ancestors dreamed of returning to their homeland and reestablishing their sovereignty. I have had the privilege of living that dream. How amazing is that? We have to judge ourselves by whether we’ve lived up to our ideals and done our best. Not by the accumulation of power, wealth or fame; not […]