On Jason Chaffetz’s Longing for Greener Pastures
As anyone who has ever held a job knows, there are norms and expectations associated with quitting. These expectations differ depending on the position: If you’re a part-time dishwasher at the local Dairy Queen, giving two-weeks’ notice is the ...
Labor Secretary Pick Andrew Puzder’s Ex-Wife Recants Abuse Claims
As soon as Donald Trump named fast-food executive Andrew Puzder as his pick for secretary of labor, opponents opened fire — on both policy and personal grounds. Puzder, the CEO of CKE Restuarants, the parent company of the Carl’s Jr. ...
And just like that, it’s 2007 all over again for the Left. You see it all over social media and scrawled in black Sharpie on the hipsters’ cardboard signs and chanted by the wild-eyed social-justice warriors at the sit-ins and ...
Anti-Republican Vandals Deface Pat Toomey’s Neighborhood
Vandals have attacked several houses in Pennsylvania senator Pat Toomey’s neighborhood, scrawling anti-GOP screeds in red spray paint across the street from the Toomey residence in Zionsville, Pa.
“Nazi, Slavers, Rapists, Cross Worshipers GOP,” read one message. “#Americans Against ...
WikiLeaks Roundup: Looks Like the DNC Was in the Tank for Hillary
As WikiLeaks continues to release batches of e-mails from the hacked account of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, a wider picture of the internal deliberations in the Clinton campaign and among its allies is beginning to emerge. Moreover, the long-simmering ...
The Tulsa Police Shooting: ‘We Have to Let Justice Take Its Course’
Late last Friday, September 16, Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby encountered a seemingly abandoned SUV in the middle of the road, blocking traffic. A man approached her, acting (Shelby says) oddly. Within minutes Shelby had called for backup, and then fired ...
Are the Negotiations for a Trans-Atlantic Free-Trade Agreement Dead?
Over the weekend according to the Associated Press, German vice chancellor and economic minister Sigmar Gabriel said he believes that free-trade talks between the United States and the European Union have “de facto failed.”
Both Washington and Brussels have pushed ...
Nigel Farage’s Double Standard
Nigel Farage is something of a folk hero among conservatives these days. Yes, yes, he’s not perfect and he may be a bit much at times. But his entertaining speeches castigating the European Union Parliament while serving in the ...
Navajo Nation Sues the EPA over Gold King Mine Spill
On June 3, 2008, as he wrapped up the Democratic party’s presidential nomination, then-senator Barack Obama told a jubilant crowd in St. Paul, Minn., “This was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began ...
To Win the White House, Hillary Just Needs to Hide
The first rule of politics is: “When your opponent is self-destructing, get out of the way.” By that measure, Hillary Clinton is handling the current Trumplosian exactly right. If she wants to be president — the goal she’s worked and ...
Is a U.S.–U.K. Free-Trade Agreement on the Way?
Abandoning President Obama’s insulting “back of the queue” rhetoric now that Britons have voted to Brexit, the Obama administration is signaling an openness to a U.S.–U.K. free-trade agreement. Newly named British foreign secretary Boris Johnson, the ...
Hillary Will Receive Classified Briefings as a Candidate
Last week, after Hillary Clinton escaped prosecution for her mishandling of classified material while secretary of state, House speaker Paul Ryan formally asked that Director of National Intelligence James Clapper withhold the classified intelligence briefings Clinton would customarily recieve as ...
Mike Lee Isn’t Ready to Embrace Trump
It doesn’t appear that Utah senator Mike Lee is inching any closer to supporting his party’s presumptive nominee, Donald Trump.
In an interview with NewsMaxTV’s Steve Malzberg, Lee didn’t shy away from his serious reservations regarding ...
CBS News: ‘Look How Easy It Is to Buy an Assault Rifle’
This morning, CBS News breathlessly reported that one of its producers was able to walk into a Virginia gun shop and legally purchase an AR-15.
Woodward and Bernstein-style investigative journalism this was not.
CBS thinks it amazing that an American ...
Gadfly Tulsa Mayoral Candidate Crashes TV Debate
If the presidential debate cartel — as John Fund has termed it — remains closed to third-party candidates this fall, maybe Gary Johnson or, ahem, a certain National Review staff writer should try what perennial Tulsa mayoral candidate and gadfly Paul Tay ...
Show a Little Charity, Laura Ingraham
Laura Ingraham has changed her mind on the Iraq War: The popular conservative radio host used to be for it, now she thinks the 2003 invasion was a terrible foreign-policy blunder.
And that’s fine! It shows real intellectual rigor — and ...
CBO Study: One in Six Young Men Are Jobless or in Jail
A new study released by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) contains some shocking news: One out of every six young American men is either out of work or in jail.
In 2014, there were 38 million men in the United States between ...
The Telegraph reports that Dayko, a four-year-old rescue dog, died Friday after days spent searching the rubble in Ecuador following last week’s 7.8 magnitude earthquake.
Dayko, a white Labrador, died from “massive coronary myocardial infarction and acute respiratory failure” — he ...
Donald Trump Laid a Colorado Goose Egg because He Was Disorganized and Amateurish
Judging only by Donald Trump’s fuming Twitter feed, the Drudge Report’s banner — “Cruz Celebrates Voterless Victory” — or the raging headlines of the alt-right’s favorite “news” websites, one would be justified in thinking that a nefarious cabal of ...
UPDATE: Rolling Stone’s ‘Jackie’ Must Testify in Defamation Deposition
The New York Times reports that a Virginia judge has ruled that “Jackie,” the center of Rolling Stone’s debunked gang-rape story at the University of Virginia, must give a deposition in a defamation suit brought against the magazine.
Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards Visits the West Wing Immediately after SCOTUS Nomination
President Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Merrick Garland, has been hailed by the press as the quintessential moderate jurist: “moderate in his politics as well has his demeanor” (New York Times); “eminently reasonable” (Washington Post); “a middle-of-the road ...
Re: Trump Endorsers Hall of Shame — A Brief Response to My Critics
Yesterday, I wrote up a quick post in The Corner noting Ballotpedia’s archive of Republican politicians’ positions on the candidacy of Donald J. Trump. I nicknamed it the “Trump Endorsers Hall of Shame” and wrote:
A Trump endorsement is ...
The Time Has Come to Heap Scorn and Mockery on Trump
Donald Trump’s hostile takeover of the Republican party is underway. The Trump Train has left the station, destination: the White House. The Donald has a head of steam and is headed toward the goal line, stiff-arming metaphors all the ...
Our Democratic Friends Seem to Be Having a Bit of Trouble with This ‘Democracy’ Thing
I’m not a Democrat — never have been, don’t plan to be — so maybe it’s none of my business, but it seems like our friends across the aisle have a bit of a problem.
Item from U.S. ...
Army Chief of Staff and Marine Corps Commandant: Women Should Register for the Draft
This morning, the New York Times had a short article covering the testimony of the Marine Corps commandant, General Robert B. Neller, and the chief of staff of the Army, General Mark A. Milley, before a Senate hearing on women ...
Donald Trump’s Business Career Has Been One of Bullying Ordinary Citizens
Donald Trump’s pitch to American voters can be summed up as “I’ve been wheeling and dealing all my life. In pursuit of personal advancement, I have made ‘great deals’ to build my company and my net worth. Elect ...
New York Times: Wounded Warrior Project Spending Big — on Itself
The New York Times, in a front-page story, is reporting that the Wounded Warrior Project — “the nation’s largest and fastest-growing veterans charity” — has been spending lavishly and wastefully on itself while failing to provide some of the quality services ...
Scientists Are Mad at Philanthropist Who Donated $23 Million to Science Museum
The New York Times is reporting that David H. Koch — one-half of the Bond-villain-duo Koch Brothers of the fever swamps of the Left’s imagination — has left the board of the American Museum of Natural History in New York.
Kathie Lee Gifford Calls Kermit Gosnell’s Abortion Mill a ‘War on Women’
Maybe, just maybe, pro-lifers are having an impact on the culture.
On Wednesday, NBC Today Show hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb discussed the upcoming Kermit Gosnell movie with actor Dean Cain who will star in the film.
The Tea-Party Warriors Who Are Now ‘Establishment Republicans’
A specter is haunting the conservative movement. From the dark underbelly of corrupt Washington, D.C., an unyielding “Republican establishment” has come out to feast upon the mutilated corpses of Reagan, Goldwater, and Buckley. The smarmy hucksters who make up ...
Chicago Tribune: Rahm Emanuel’s Staff Was Aware of Laquan McDonald Shooting Details the Morning After
Now this is a headline Rahm Emanuel doesn’t want to see: “Top Emanuel Aides Aware of Key Laquan McDonald Details Months before Mayor Says He Knew.”
Emanuel was allready under intense political pressure over his handling of the October 2014 ...
President Obama Still Thinks He’s a TV President
The White House is holding its third annual “Big Block of Cheese Day,” to gin up attention for President Obama’s final State of the Union address. The phrase is a reference to a West Wing episode in which the ...
Will The Donald Win the Sooner State by a Landslide?
I had already seen my first Trump Hat™ within 20 minutes of landing in Tulsa, Okla., my hometown, on Christmas Eve. The trip from New York had only taken six hours, but stepping up to the baggage-claim carousel, it was pretty ...
Five Exemplary U.S. Navy Ships
This week, the U.S. Navy is celebrating 240 years of active service. To commemorate the fleet’s enduring moto, non sibi sed patriae — “Not for Self but for Country” — we present five of the most exemplary warships to ever fly ...
Australia’s 1996 Gun Confiscation Didn’t Work – And it Wouldn’t Work in America
Within hours of the gunfire falling silent on the campus of Umpqua Community College in Oregon Thursday, President Obama stepped up to a podium and declared that America should follow the path of our Anglosphere cousins to reduce gun violence.
Ezra Klein Is Wrong: Gun Control Doesn't Reduce Suicide Rates
Intent on never letting a good crisis go to waste, liberal pundits such as Vox’s Ezra Klein couldn’t seem to wait for the blood to dry after Wednesday morning’s horrific murder of two journalists in Virginia before ...
Donald Trump's Eight Best Lines Ever
Donald Trump is the king of the superlative. To The Donald, things are always the best, the worst, the greatest of all time. Love him or hate him, we know Donald Trump’s opinion on many topics. Even if those ...
Donald Trump’s New Campaign Strategy: Take Down Megyn Kelly
Donald Trump touts himself as a tough guy par excellence. The Donald is the man who can face down Vladimir Putin or the Iranian mullahs or get the Mexican government to build a big wall along our southern border by ...
Did the Latest Planned Parenthood Video Reveal Infanticide?
The latest undercover video of a high-level Planned Parenthood official released by the Center for Medical Progress, which came out last Thursday, adds to the evidence that the nation’s largest abortion provider is illicitly profiting from the trade in ...
The Research Planned Parenthood Is Providing Organs for Is Increasingly Outdated, Researchers Say
In the aftermath of the release of the Center for Medical Progress’s hidden-camera video showing a Planned Parenthood official, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, touting the ability and willingness of the abortion provider to harvest fetal tissue — hearts, lungs, and “always ...
Video: Planned Parenthood Top Doctor Caught Discussing Sale of Aborted Baby Parts
Hidden-camera footage released today shows Planned Parenthood’s senior director of medical services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, appearing to describe how the abortion provider sells human body parts obtained from abortions.
In the video, actors with the Center for Medical Progress, ...
The Times Discovers Communists Are Trying to Smear Rubio
Marco Rubio could be on his way to becoming the first Cuban-American president of the United States, but, the New York Times reports, he’s not so well liked in his ancestral homeland. “If Marco Rubio becomes president, we’re ...
Washington Post: Bobby Jindal Not Indian Enough
Bobby Jindal is running for president of the United States with a résumé that includes governor of Louisiana, two-term congressman, secretary of Louisiana’s health department, alumnus of the Bush Administration, and Rhodes Scholar. He’s also second-generation Indian ...
Hillary's Top Flack Makes the Case for Her: 'She Really Listens . . .'
As Hillary Clinton prepares to relaunch her campaign at a set-piece campaign rally on New York City’s Roosevelt Island this weekend, Robby Mook, her wunderkind campaign manager, and the Clinton camp’s chief communications officer, Jennifer Palmieri, did their ...
New York’s Scandalous Jail-Guards’ Union Conveniently Doesn’t Have to Disclose Its Spending
It’s been a tough couple weeks for the Corrections Officers’ Benevolent Association, New York City’s jail-guards’ union. Already under the scrutiny of the U.S. attorney in Manhattan since last August over alleged prisoner abuse at New York’...
Joe Scarborough’s Anti-Tax Crusade
Connecticut may be one of America’s wealthiest states, but its economy is actually limping along, with weak growth on the horizon. The state ranks near the bottom by many economic-outlook and business-climate metrics. Governor Dannel Malloy and the Democratic-controlled ...
Iowa Democrats on Hillary’s Accomplishments as Secretary of State: Uh . . .
Iowa Democrats seem to agree on three things: Hillary Clinton is eminently qualified to be president of the United States, she’s a “bad mama jama,” and her accomplishments as secretary of state are so unbelievably impressive they’re ...
Lost amid the coverage of the Comeydämmerung is a huge story that isn’t getting the attention it deserves. The United States is preparing to go back to war in Afghanistan.
The Washington Post reports:
President Trump’s most ...
General James Mattis to Be Named Secretary of Defense
According to the Washington Post’s Dan Lamothe, President-elect Donald Trump will name retired Marine Corps General James “Mad Dog” Mattis as his secretary of defense.
Mattis, 66, retired as the chief of U.S. Central Command in spring 2013 after serving ...
Secretary of Defense Orders a Halt to Reenlistment-Bonus Repayments
The Pentagon will halt efforts to collect reenlistment bonuses mistakenly paid out to thousands of California National Guard veterans after an intervention by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter (I wrote about the scandal, here). In a statement released this morning, ...
Thousands of California National Guardsmen Forced to Repay Reenlistment Bonuses
Thousands of California National Guard veterans are being forced to repay decade-old reenlistment bonuses — to the tune of, in many cases, tens of thousands of dollars. It’s a story that reeks of governmental incompetence, short-sightedness, and the inability to ...
Hillary’s October Surprise: WikiLeaks Releases Camp Clinton E-mails
Although it’s been almost entirely drowned out in the furor over last weekend’s release of Donald Trump’s hot-mic lewd comments to Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush and Sunday night’s no-holds-barred presidential debate, a third explosive story ...
On the Burkean Conservatism of College Football
My college football team, the Oklahoma Sooners, lost on Saturday and it made me sad. As I told my good friend Jay Nordlinger (he e-mailed to offer his condolences), when your team is ranked No. 3 in the country and you ...
Does America Still Have What It Takes to Defend Her Citizens Abroad?
“The Roman, in days of old, held himself free from indignity, when he could say Civis Romanus sum; so also a British subject, in whatever land he may be, shall feel confident that the watchful eye and the strong arm ...
U.S. Navy Fires Warning Shots at Iranian Patrol Boats
Troubling news from the Persian Gulf: In the midst of the second such incident this week, a U.S. Navy warship was forced to fire three warning shots Wednesday at an Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps patrol boat closing at high ...
The Trump Campaign’s ‘Come to Jesus Meeting’ in Orlando
Politico is reporting that the Trump campaign and top GOP officials are having a “come to Jesus meeting” in Orlando today.
But will a meeting be enough to get the Trump camp back on track after two solid weeks of ...
The Republican Convention Was a Failure
The Washington Post reports:
Conventions aren’t that complicated, really. It’s the beginning of the general election push, the formalization of a party’s candidate and a chance for that candidate to make a pitch to a broad range ...
Pat Smith: ‘I Blame Hillary Clinton Personally for the Death of My Son’
As Jim Geraghty has noted, last night’s Republican convention schedule reflected an attempt to focus in on the harm inflicted on ordinary Americans by the policies of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. To that end, Pat Smith, the mother ...
It’s Time for a U.S.-U.K. Free-Trade Agreement
“It is not given to us to peer into the mysteries of the future. Still I avow my hope and faith, sure and inviolate, that in the days to come the British and American peoples will, for their own safety, ...
I Guess We Can’t Say That Republicans ‘Never Win’…
Brexit Mania is in full swing — Hot Takes! Get Your Hot Takes! — but don’t let that distract you from last night’s other bit of drama. The Hill reports:
With Republicans down to their final out, Rep. Tom Rooney (...
Ezra Klein: Hillary an ‘Extraordinarily Talented’ Politician
No, really: Ezra Klein, the editor-in-chief of Vox, wrote an article headlined “It’s Time to Admit Hillary Clinton Is an Extraordinarily Talented Politician.”
I’ll let him explain: “Whether you like Clinton or hate her — and plenty of Americans ...
Conservatives Are Falling behind in the Science of Persuasion
Here’s a question: If you were in charge of designing an advertising campaign for a conservative candidate in a swing state, what would your message be? And who would be your target demographic? Could you be sure your ad ...
Trump Backs Away from His Proposed ‘Muslim Ban’
Since he locked up the Republican presidential nomination, Donald Trump has furiously backtracked on a number of key positions he took during the heated primary.
As my colleague Jim Geraghty has written: “Within 24 hours of becoming the presumptive Republican nominee, ...
Trump’s Backtrackers: Republican Politicians Go Wobbly
RICK PERRY, JULY 22, 2015: “Let no one be mistaken — Donald Trump’s candidacy is a cancer on conservatism, and it must be clearly diagnosed, excised, and discarded. . . . I, for one, will not be silent when a candidate for the high office ...
Where Are Donald Trump’s Tax Returns?
Today is Tax Day — that damnable scar on the American calendar.
Nothing good can come from Tax Day. But the marker does bring up an interesting question for one Donald J. Trump, organizational super-genius and businessman dynamo that he is: ...
How White Castle Will Adjust to a $15 Minimum Wage in New York
‘This is something that’s become a bumper sticker,” Jamie Richardson tells me. “But it hasn’t really been thought through. There is a better way to get people out of poverty than hiking the minimum wage.”
Richardson is a ...
Rolling Stone’s Jackie Asks to Be Excused from Deposition — Fears Being ‘Re-Traumatized’
Jackie, the center of Rolling Stone’s discredited fraternity gang-rape story at the University of Virginia, wants to be excused from an under-oath deposition. The Washington Post reports that her attorneys say, “Forcing [Jackie] to revisit her sexual assault, and ...
Hillary: I’ll Put Coal Miners and Coal Companies ‘Out of Business’
As the saying goes, “A ‘gaffe’ is when a politician accidently tells the truth.”
In that case, put Hillary Clinton down as a truth teller, at least for the moment. At a CNN town-hall event Sunday night, the Democratic front ...
Archiving the Trump Endorsers’ Hall of Shame
If any Republican politicos are under the impression that backing Donald J. Trump for president is a cost-free proposition — they’re wrong.
Beyond the immediate soiling of their honor and sacrifice of their reputations for good sense, it should be ...
Ben Sasse Wants to Know: Does Trump Really Like the Obamacare Mandate?
After Donald Trump embraced the Obamacare mandate Thursday night at a CNN town-hall event in South Carolina, Nebraska senator Ben Sasse took to Twitter to once again quiz the Republican front-runner.
Last night on #CNN, @realDonaldTrump praised ObamaCare’s (unconstitutional) ...
House Members File ‘Poison Pill’ Bill That Would Compel Women to Register for Draft
The Washington Post reports: “A pair of Republican congressmen who have criticized the military’s decision to open all combat roles to women are now leading the charge to have women register for the draft.”
Reps. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.), a ...
Could Marco Rubio Collect All of South Carolina’s Major Endorsements?
Just as Marco Rubio was exceeding expectations in last night’s Iowa caucuses, news began leaking out that a major endorsement was on the way: Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina.
It is, of course, debatable how much endorsements from ...
Fund-Raising Numbers Point to the End of the Road for Some Candidates
Whatever happens tonight in Iowa, the immutable laws of campaign finance will begin to weigh on the various campaigns as fundraising dries up for the lower-tier candidates.
For all but the multibillionaire self-funding types, a dead-broke campaign means a “suspended ...
Ben Sasse Asks the Donald: Would a President Trump Govern According to the Constitution?
Last night, one week before the Iowa caucuses, Nebraska senator Ben Sasse took to Twitter to (cordially) ask Donald J. Trump, the current front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, a series of pointed questions:
Mr @realDonaldTrump: You’ve struck a ...
New York Times Sweeps Visa-Overstay Story under the Rug
Yesterday, Mark Krikorian wrote about a Department of Homeland Security report on the number of foreign visitors to the United States who overstay their visas:
This matters because an estimated 40 percent of the illegal population is made up of overstays ...
The Hill: Trump Calls for Higher Ethanol Mandate, Seeking Iowa Wedge Issue with Cruz
As caucus night approaches, we probably should have seen this coming:
Donald Trump said Tuesday that federal regulators should increase the amount of ethanol blended into the nation’s gasoline supply.
Speaking at an event hosted by the Iowa Renewable ...
Feds Halt New Coal-Mining Leases — Toss Out-of-Luck Miners a Worthless Bone
Remember when those crazy Republicans in Congress were accusing the Obama administration of waging a make-believe “War on Coal”? Well, the New York Times has an update, buried on page A17:
The Obama administration announced on Friday a halt to ...
Hillary Attacks Bernie on Healthcare after Thanking Him on Healthcare
An interesting development from the last week: Hillary Clinton, apparently Feelin’ the Bern in Iowa and New Hampshire, has been attacking Bernie Sanders from the right.
“His plan would take Medicare and Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program ...
The Post Office Should Trade in Its Dinosaur Model for Something Smarter
On New Year’s Day, the New York Times carried a touching op-ed in which a young Turkish woman, Zeynep Tufekci, registered her amazement on encountering the U.S. Postal Service.
Tufekci, an assistant professor at the University of North ...
In Worcester, Mass., Welfare That Works
In the midst of a political campaign season likely to focus on the issues of economic stagnation, a struggling middle class, and income inequality, the American people should take notice of how one Massachusetts town’s public-housing authority’s has ...
Christopher Columbus and the New World
One man, two narratives:
1. Born to a working-class wool weaver in the port city of Genoa, Italy, Cristoforo Colombo apprenticed as a sailor and went to sea as early as age ten. A self-taught and curious man, Colombo lived by ...
U.S. Immigrant Population Hits Record High of 42.4 Million
The U.S. immigrant population reached a record high of 42.4 million according to a new analysis of census data — and the growth rate of the foreign-born population is accelerating. A new Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) report shows the legal- ...
Jorge Ramos Has a Long History of Activist ‘Reporting’
After Donald Trump booted Univision’s Jorge Ramos from his Iowa press conference Tuesday night for interrupting and repeatedly shouting out questions without being called on, Ramos took to Twitter to explain himself.
I’m a reporter. My job is ...
British Leftists Want Bibi Netanyahu Arrested for War Crimes
An online petition asking the British government to arrest Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu on war-crimes charges when he visits London in September has gone viral, garnering more than 74,000 signatures so far. The petition has already passed the 10,000 signature threshold ...
Left, Right, and Center Agree: Carly Crushed It
The undercard of the first GOP presidential debate in the 2016 cycle came and went without too many fireworks, but a wide range of pundits seem to agree on what we’ve observed below: Carly Fiorina did extremely well.
Immediately after ...
The Pro-Life Hashtag That’s Taking the Twitterverse by Storm
It’s not often that Twitter is uplifting, but late last night a new hashtag started trending: #UnplannedParenthood.
@libertychick80 @moderncomments @hboulware @LisaWinslow perhaps #UnplannedParenthood ? We can start it w/ stories. Encourage others.
— Rogue (@katearthsis) July 29, 2015
The Twitterverse was encouraged to ...
There’s More Illegality in That Planned Parenthood Video Than Just Selling Baby Body Parts
Based on what we know from Planned Parenthood executive Deborah Nucatola’s performance on a now-infamous undercover video, the organization may — or may not — be violating the letter of the law in how it handles fetal body parts.
But a ...
Reminder: Four Years Ago Michele Bachmann Was Getting the Same Share of the Polls Donald Trump Is Now
Donald Trump has surged to the top of at least two national polls in the race for the 2016 GOP nomination. The real-estate mogul isn’t quite at the top of the most accurate, human-gathered surveys, but he’s getting respectable ...
The Confederate Flag Outrage Spirals Out of Control: Now You Can’t Have It in Civil War Videogames
Want to smash the Confederacy like General Meade did, skirmish by skirmish, on your iPhone? Now you’re out of luck — or at least you’ll have a hard time identifying the enemy.
Apple has yanked a series of Civil ...
The Education of a Roughneck
‘Hey, Dirt, so . . . why do they call you Dirt?”
“Well . . . when I was working offshore I used to get real dirty so they called me Dirt.”
And so it goes. Because, why else would someone pick up a nickname like ...
Dirty Jobs Star Delivers Devastating Rebuke about America’s Work Ethic
Mike Rowe’s successful Discovery Channel show Dirty Jobs gained a following thanks to being exciting, vivid television: He joined workers as they wrestled alligators, cleaned septic tanks, and rounded up yaks on a ranch in Montana. But it also ...
GE Is Considering Leaving Connecticut Over Democrats’ Tax Hikes
Well, that didn’t take long. The same week Connecticut governor Dan Malloy pushed through a $1.1 billion in tax increases in the already heavily taxed state, the iconic firm General Electric appears to be considering fleeing the Constitution State, and ...
Shootings in Baltimore Are Way, Way Up — Why?
Amid worries across the country that worsening relationships between communities and police will allow violence to rise, the worst already seems to be coming true in Baltimore. Shootings are up dramatically compared with this time last year, following this spring’...
British Novelist to American Grads: There’s Nothing Virtuous about Being Offended
A rather uneventful college commencement season full of the usual platitudes and bromides was shaken up by British novelist Ian McEwan’s refreshingly challenging the zeitgeist of trigger warnings, free-speech zones, and campus censorship at Dickinson College in Pennsylvania this ...