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[VIDEO] “Orwellian” government is worse than authoritarian government

Orwellian government is not just repressive government; it is a government that seeks to reprogram your brain by controlling facts and language. With Trump’s election, Progressives have suddenly rediscovered both Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, her turgid 1980s attack on the Moral Majority and George Orwell’s 1984 (Signet Classics), one [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]

Politics

A Thanksgiving Tale For Our Time

By: Mike McDaniel    NOTE:  I first posted this story for Thanksgiving, 2013. Circa 2016, Progressives crudely argue that anyone opposing unrestricted immigration is somehow un-American, inhumane, and, of course, racist. Illegal immigrants are somehow noble and virtuous, but none so virtuous as the leftists that believe the destruction of the [Read More]

Donald Trump

Trump’s puffery versus Hillary’s lies

I was trying to explain to someone why Trump’s alleged “lies” are much less serious than Hillary’s actual lies. Trump engages in puffery, a legally recognized form of commercial boasting that allows someone to make obviously exaggerated statements that everyone understands are extreme opinions (“best,” “biggest,” “yuuuge,” “ugliest”) rather than actual falsehoods. Hillary, [Read More]

Donald Trump

Donald Trump: I’ve Never…

By: Mike McDaniel   Donald Trump has demonstrated an annoying, and potentially politically fatal tendency to take distracting political jabs personally. All too often, instead of attacking Hillary Clinton’s very real and very damaging acts, omissions, crimes, character flaws—she’s essentially one large, oven mitt pantsuit wearing character flaw—and corruption, he spends days [Read More]