Border Wall Illegal Immigrant border
Politics

Bookworm Beat 12/20/18 — the border wall edition

I went overboard in this Bookworm Beat, covering the border wall, Syria, Antisemitism, Europe’s fall, science, Michelle and Melania, media bias, and much more. Good walls make good neighbors. Trump did it — he got the House to include $5 billion in the budget bill to build the border wall. [Read More]

Black Swans Trump
Donald Trump

Trump isn’t a Black Swan; he’s a whole flock of Black Swans (by Wolf Howling)

Following his unexpected victory, Trump is quickly becoming America’s most consequential conservative president, making him a one-man flock of Black Swans. A “Black Swan Event” is one that: Comes as a surprise – i.e., a “high-profile, hard-to-predict, and rare event . . . beyond the realm of normal expectations in [Read More]

Pinocchio Lies Lying Liars
Islam

The Bookworm Beat 3/27/17 — the living in a world of lies edition and open thread

In a world in which Leftism and Islam have joined in battle for ascendancy, lies are the coin of the realm and truth is a rare and precious commodity. The posts to which I’ve linked today, for the most part, illustrate the lies that permeate modern Western culture. Law written in [Read More]

Muslim Immigration
Islam

On immigration, the Left has two dishonest arguments that need clarifying

To disguise that they’re opening our country to people who should not be here, Progressives conflate distinct doctrines and hide behind the confusion. The problem with Progressives is that they tend to combine entirely different things in a single argument and then, having intentionally muddled distinct issues, thereby perverting the [Read More]