Showing posts from January, 2015

China Syndrome Liberalism

The Goldberg File By Jonah Goldberg January 30, 2015 Dear Reader (unless you're Suge Knight, who apparently has bigger problems), So Jonathan Chait stirred up a lot of sturm und drang this week when he complained about political correctness on the left. I read somewhere that he says it's the most debated thing he's ever written. That's probably right, at least on the left, which has gotten its cis-normative panties in a bunch about it. I am not always a fan of "protest too much" arguments. Sometimes people protest too much because an accusation is so wrong, not because it strikes so close to home. If I publicly call you an incestuous pedophile or the founder of a Michael Bolton fan club and you make a big stink about it, maybe it's because I hit a nerve, but more likely it's because it's not true. But this isn't one of those cases, I don't think. Chait scores some direct hits. Lefties can q

Either Mitt Is Running in 2016, or He Just Wants to Talk to a Lot of People

  Today on NRO JOHN FUND: Did Justice "steamroll the truth" in attempt to extort a settlement? The Scandals at Justice . THE EDITORS: If the Iranians balk at Congress's sanctions bill, they're not serious. Put More Pressure on Iran CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Anti-Semitism is on the rise in Europe, and in the Middle East a new Holocaust looms. The Final Solution: a Nuclear Iran JILLIAN KAY MELCHIOR: There is evidence that many of our anti-oil-and-gas environmentalists are funded by Moscow. Russian Money, U.S. Energy . SLIDESHOW: Drone Smugglers . Morning Jolt . . . with Jim Geraghty January 30, 2015 Either Mitt Is Running in 2016, or He Just Wants to Talk to a Lot of People Maybe by the time you read this , it will be official. But let's face it, you don't do the things Mitt Romney has done in recent weeks if you're not running for president. Former Republican Presidential nominee Mit

Ben Carson Declared Frontrunner

Dear National Review Reader , Please find this special message from our sponsoring advertiser. This important support affords us the continuing means to provide you with National Review's distinctly conservative and always exceptional news and commentary. Run Ben Run!   “Feel the Carsonmentum. Breathe it in. Embrace it. It's happening...”   Yes! It’s true. The news media did its best to ignore the effort to draft and elect Ben Carson as President, but they can’t ignore Ben Carson anymore. The above headline and quote from the Huffington Post says it all. Ben Carson is now firmly established as a frontrunner--perhaps the frontrunner--for the 2016 Republican nomination for President. It’s not only national polls like FOX News that now show Ben Carson as a frontrunner for President of the United States, the Des Moines Register poll in Iowa also has Carson at the

Careful With That ‘We Like the Simple Life’ Routine, Governor Huckabee

  Today on NRO HEATHER MAC DONALD: The NYC mayor has lost the police's trust. De Blasio vs. the NYPD . VICTOR DAVIS HANSON: Traditional pillars of Israel's security have begun to erode. Can Israel Survive? KATHERINE TIMPF: Yes, Mike Huckabee's comments about women swearing were sexist. Any Other Women Feel Like Swearing at Huckabee? JAMES LILEKS: Of all the reasons to criticize the father of Communism . . . Marx Was an Othering White Male! SLIDESHOW: Comet Up Close . Morning Jolt . . . with Jim Geraghty January 29, 2015 Careful With That 'We Like the Simple Life' Routine, Governor Huckabee Our Charlie Cooke is getting tired of Mike Huckabee's homespun schtick : Huckabee is essentially attempting to become to the Right what the likes of Neil deGrasse Tyson have become to the Left: namely, a proxy figure who can be used as shorthand by the lazy and the lost to signify their allegiance

Article: Pentagon picks new Air Force One

Pentagon picks new Air Force One Shared from CNN Breaking News on Flipboard, your personal magazine. Get it for free to keep up with the news you care about. John Hames Listen to my podcast!!  

Isis threatens to behead Barack Obama and 'transform America into a Muslim province'

Shared from Zite   An Isis fighter has threatened to behead Barack Obama "in the White House and transform America into a Muslim province" before murdering a Kurdish soldier in a gruesome propaganda video. Isis threatens to behead Barack Obama and 'transform America into a Muslim province' The Independent - The footage, entitled "Bombardment of Peaceful Muslims in the City of Mosul" showed damage from shelling allegedly carried out by Peshmerga forces in the Iraqi city earlier this month before killing the captive in retaliation. John Hames Listen to my podcast!!