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The Unbearable Whiteness of Being

Saturday, June 20th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“The Horror,” as spotted by InstaPundit: THE HORROR: HuffPo Blogger Describes ‘The Pain Of Realizing I’m White.’ So, do you wanna go to The Gap? Plus, the real takeaway: Michael hated her own “Whiteness,” but admitted she “disliked the Whiteness of other White people more.” “I felt like the way to really end racism was […]

Today’s College Campuses, Where the Will to Power Derives from Victimhood

Friday, June 19th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Back in April, during one of their GLoP podcasts on, Jonah Goldberg, Rob Long and John Podhoretz explored the fables of the Rolling Stone rape article, Columbia’s Mattress Girl, and the general tendency of college campuses to be hotbeds of false accusations of rape, racism, and other fever swamp delusions: PODHORETZ: But it doesn’t […]

Quotes of the Day

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Every month another story emerges from California that makes out-of-staters think, “Now will those Democrat voters get it?” Then the state sends another batch of leftists to Sacramento to pass more job-killing, life-denying restrictions on their everyday activities. But the current crisis isn’t merely bad economic theory or social justice activism; a state filled with […]

The Progressive Death of Comedy

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“Everything comes down to power: who has it, who defines it, who wants it,” Anthony Sacramone writes in a potent essay at Intercollegiate Review: In the ’60s, “political” comics shared a wink and a nod with fans as to who was due a beat-down, a comeuppance, a reversal of fortune. The power was Johnson or Nixon, […]

Moonbat Tat Spat Falls Flat

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

The Left’s cycle of victimhood appears to be in freefall and accelerating towards the abyss rapidly these days, doesn’t it? Let’s review: The Rolling Stone campus rape case that wasn’t. Oppressed Mattress Girl who doubles down by releasing a sex tape. Rachel Dolezal reliving James Whitmore’s Black Like Me B-movie. Finally, it’s come to this: […]

MoDo Misses It By That Much

Monday, June 15th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“Obama’s Flickering Greatness” is the latest rumination by Maureen Dowd: ON Saturday mornings, I love to watch reruns of the TV Western “The Rifleman.” Each show is a little moral fable, with Chuck Connors’s widowed rancher and crack shot, Lucas McCain, teaching his son, Mark, about actions and consequences. If you neglect to do this […]

The Eschaton in the Balance

Friday, June 12th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

To paraphrase Reverend William T. Cummings’ take on newfound faith discovered by bitter cynics trapped within a violent war zone, apparently there were no atheists in the Clinton White House — but certainly plenty of gnostics: ● “Every wedding should have a Hillary Clinton Bible reading.” —Headline, the Politico, yesterday. ● “Al Gore’s ‘Inconvenient Truth’ […]

Shock: NBC Anchor Publicly Trashes Legendary NBC Star

Friday, June 12th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

NBC’s Alex Wagner never disappoints with her reliably Marxist talking points. As Matthew Balan writes at NewsBusters, “Shorter MSNBC: Seinfeld’s Jab at ‘Creepy PC’ Isn’t Valid Because He’s Rich:” Wagner, along with her three liberal guests, ripped Jerry Seinfeld on her MSNBC program on Wednesday, for his blast at “creepy” political correctness. Wagner hinted that […]

God and ‘Man, the Conscious Little Rock’ at Dupont University

Thursday, June 11th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

@iowahawkblog From Columbia in the East, to UC Berkley in the West, an Iron Mattress has descended over college campuses. — ن Mikey Ramone ن (@ThePantau) June 11, 2015 In less enlightened times, colleges were quasi-religious institutions that existed with the express goal of bettering the souls* of young men of distinction. So much for […]

NBC Anchor Demands that NBC Drop All Men’s Sports Coverage

Monday, June 8th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“NBC Anchor” really is the television news equivalent of the Florida Man idiot crime spree meme, as I tweeted last month. Although Florida Man would be a lot more fun to have a couple of beers with in-between police line-up appearances than any NBC anchor, especially Melissa Harris-Perry. But as Jack Coleman of NewsBusters writes, […]

How To Escape The Age Of Mass Delusion

Monday, June 8th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

As always, Tom Wolfe got there first: I Am Charlotte Simmons is an indictment of the primary centers of higher education in America today…This tragic miseducation of the young has two kinds of consequences. The first is personal. As the new pope declared to the conclave that elected him, “We are moving toward a dictatorship […]

Chapter One, She Adored New York

Monday, June 8th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

In “Real New Yorkers Can Say Goodbye to All That,” Megan McArdle of Bloomberg writes a Woody Allen/Joan Didion*-esque ode to her hometown, before concluding: That Saturday night [before moving to DC] I had three parties to go to, in three parts of the city. I was determined to pack them all in, because when […]

Two Gray Ladies in One!

Monday, June 8th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

In “What the New York Times Didn’t Learn from Paul Ehrlich’s Population Bomb Fizzle,” Robert Tracinski of the Federalist looks at the Times’ rare moment of honesty and self-awareness in debunking the WE’RE ALL GOING TO DIE!!!1!!!! fever that they and the American TV networks pushed so heavily in the late ’60s and early ’70s: Stewart […]

‘Dear Reader, The Editor Hates Your F—ing Guts’

Saturday, June 6th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

When John Podhoretz linked on Twitter tonight to a pissy rant from Dave Perry, editor of Colorado’s Aurora Sentinel blaming the readers on the downsizing woes of crosstown frenemies the Denver Post, I was all set to type up a post fisking Perry’s article. It’s titled, “The Denver Post stumbles, but sneering will land you on […]

Quote of the Day

Saturday, June 6th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

What Democrats and the media (but I repeat myself) don’t get is that every cultural story is not a political one. No conservative politicos are outlawing reassignment surgery or banning trans Americans from public office. There is no effort to toss Jenner in jail or force E! to drop their latest reality show (unlike similar […]

Elite New Yorkers Get Their Wish: Bad Old Days are Back

Friday, June 5th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Shot: ● “The Bad Old Days: Returning Soon to a Gotham City Near You.” —Ed, September 27th, 2013. Chaser: ● “Police Commissioner [Howard Safir, NYPD commissioner from 1996-2000]: Bad Old Days of Crime May Be Back.” —Time magazine, yesterday. And as Daniel Henninger wrote a decade at a the Wall Street Journal, numerous Manhattan elites […]

At Sea in an Alien Culture, Where ‘Normal’ Is Defined as ‘Deviant’

Friday, June 5th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

As we saw yesterday, the DNC-MSM can’t check on who the two men are standing behind Rick Perry during his presidential run announcement before rushing to ask, as one “Think” “Progress” contributor cluelessly pondered on Twitter, “Who are the 2 dudes standing behind Perry? Are they related? Why so glum?” (Hint: They’re both Navy SEALS, who […]

Exclusive Video: Lincoln Chafee, Metric System Hypocrite

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

To paraphrase Hunter S. Thompson, when the going gets weird, the weird turn to numerology. Louis Farrakhan believes that the hidden mysteries of the number 19 explain how The Man is keeping him down. Similarly, Lincoln Chafee, the longtime RINO who made it official by going over to the left and launched a quixotic presidential […]

The Left Continues to Devour Itself

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“Liberal Professor: My Liberal Students Terrify Me” — so naturally, he goes to, the home of Matt “Fighting dishonesty with dishonesty is sometimes the right thing for advocates to do” Yglesias and Ezra “Not everything the Nazis touched was bad” Klein to spill his worst fears. In response, Ace of Spades writes, if a leftwing […]

Following Obama’s Orders, I’m Calling Out the Climate Deniers

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Past performance is no guarantee of future results: ● “John Kerry: Climate change as big a threat as terrorism, poverty, WMDs.” —CNN, February 17, 2014 ● “A US military C-17 transport aircraft that usually carries at least 100 troops flew to Geneva Airport to pick up Secretary of State John Kerry and flew him to […]