Guns & 2nd Amendment

School Attacks: Feeling Good Or Saving Lives, Part 3

By: Mike McDaniel.  The Murders at the Umpqua Community College, in Newtown, Connecticut and elsewhere have reignited the contrived controversy over school shootings.  I say contrived because, thankfully, and despite what the media and anti-gun activists would have us believe, mass shootings are not increasing in frequency; their numbers remain minute. Progressives, despite [Read More]

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Politics

The Bookworm Beat 9/6/16 — the “cough, cough, cough” edition and open thread

Hillary’s cough has sounded awfully familiar to me — and today I finally figured out what Hillary’s endless coughing jags bring to mind. To back up a minute, though. . . . As anyone following the news knows, Hillary’s been coughing a lot . . . an awful lot. Just [Read More]

Social Issues

Academics vs. Athletics

By: Mike McDaniel.  Americans are a bit schizophrenic about their schools. They prioritize oddly, spending huge sums on athletics and supporting them in every way, while all but ignoring academics. This normally means lavishing money and attention on football and on the children that play the game. But what of the [Read More]

Guns & 2nd Amendment

Idiots on display

Ah the uninformed. Is there anything more useful to the Left than ignorant people? Give them an emotional appeal, and a narrative that drives that emotion, and off they go, bliusfully unaware of how foolish and uninformed they are

Social Issues

Feminism is not pro-woman, it is pro Leftism

Feminism, we are told, is about empowering women. Empowering women to make their own choices, control their own bodies, run their own lives. In short then, feminists will tell you that women NEED feminism because of sexism and inequality. That is the message and rhetoric of Feminists, but the truth is [Read More]

Faith

The Signs

When I looked at the tattoos adorning the face of a man who “gunned down” a police officer in New Mexico: ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A police officer who authorities say attempted to chase down a 38-year-old man with three active arrest warrants was fatally shot by the suspect Friday after [Read More]

Race Relations

Colin Kaepernick: Compare And Contrast

I recently wrote about San Francisco 49ers second-string quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who is engaging in a noble and terribly brave protest. And what is he protesting? With the dim vagueness of the ridiculously overpaid, stereotypically socially conscious athlete, Kaepernick is protesting the genocide of young black men by America’s police. Yesterday [Read More]

Guns & 2nd Amendment

Gun Violence? Try Gang Violence!

The media would have us believe that the problem of dead bodies piling up at record rates in Chicago is “gun violence” John Kass, writing for the Chicago Tribune, calls BS on that narrative  With at least 78 killed so far, August is the deadliest month in nearly 20 years, [Read More]

Social Issues

The New Drone Army

And no, it’s not the one Amazon is trying to build. Nor is it the one fighting ISIS in the Middle East. It’s the one that could be living in your own basement. From the Wall Street Journal: What do unworking men do with their free time? Sadly, not much [Read More]

Race Relations

The Travyon Martin Case, Update 47: Justice At Last!

“Power corrupts. Absolute power tends to corrupt absolutely.” Lord Action By: Mike McDaniel.  It has taken years, but it appears cosmic justice has finally caught up with Angela Corey. Regular readers will recall, I’m sure, Corey was the Florida prosecutor responsible for the grotesquely unlawful and unethical persecution of George Zimmerman, [Read More]

Economics

The past is present : a book and a movie from the 1940s have useful warnings for today’s socialist urges

Leftists love to rewrite the past, a creative totalitarian approach that allows them to forget all the lessons — both good and bad — that history teaches. For today’s lesson about the past’s relevance, this post looks at one movie from 1946 and one book from 1948 and uses their wisdom [Read More]

Social Issues

A Haunted Place

At a time when “white privilege” and immigration are hot topics, it’s worth taking a look back at immigration in the mid 19th century. The idyllic, sanitized version of Ellis Island’s history portrayed in movies is nothing like the brutal reality of the quarantine stations along the Mississippi river through which hundreds of thousands of [Read More]

Politics

“Blexit” — It’s time for America’s blacks to vote themselves out of the Democrat Party

Fifty years of data show that Democrat policies harm American blacks. All the promises of the post-Civil Rights era have failed. Worse, America’s Democrat leadership, especially its black Democrat leadership, no longer makes even a pretense of serving the needs of the American Black community. Democrat elites, both white and black, are [Read More]

Guns & 2nd Amendment

School Attacks: Feeling Good Or Saving Lives, Part 2

By: Mike McDaniel.  This is the second in the series of articles on school shootings and how to deal with them.  The first is available here.   Note that I do not presume to absolutely prevent them; that’s plainly impossible for reasons I’ll explain in the near future.  However, effective deterrence is a reality, [Read More]

Guns & 2nd Amendment

Your Self-Defense Story of the Day

Via Bob Owens who asks why thugs would bring tasers to a gunfight? We’ve noted on numerous occasions that it’s almost never the right answer for law enforcement officers to draw their tasers in response to a deadly force threat, but I never thought I’d see two taser-armed home invaders so [Read More]

Education

From the college course catalog. . . .

Today’s entrant is Williams College, which U.S. News and World Report ranked as the best liberal arts college in 2016. It is true that, if you pick your way through the history courses, you can find a handful substantive history classes there. The vast majority of classes, however, are entirely [Read More]

Guns & 2nd Amendment

What the media likely will not tell you about the murder of Dwayne Wade’s cousin

All I heard the past two days was how many have died in Chicago from “gun violence”. Oh but of course we must blame the guns. A better term would be “gang violence”. Bob Owens has some perspectiveBob Owens has some perspective A cousin of NBA basketball star Dwyane Wade was [Read More]

Education

From the college course catalog. . . .

Today’s entrant in my ongoing series examining the courses offered at America’s pricey liberal arts colleges, I offer an entry from Scripps College.  For those unfamiliar with Scripps, founded in 1926, is a women’s college that is part of the Claremont Colleges, a liberal arts consortium of colleges. The other [Read More]