Rashida Tlaib Palestinian Congress
Politics

Rashida Tlaib, unpleasant as she is, deserves to be taken seriously

Foul-mouthed, antisemitic Rashida Tlaib is the avatar of an incoming class of Leftist congresswomen that needs to be taken seriously in the realm of ideas. Rashida Tlaib, the Palestinian-identifying woman who got herself elected to the American House of Representatives, gained instant notoriety when she excitedly announced that her single [Read More]

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]

Kevin Kruse
Culture

Princeton Prof. Kevin Kruse exemplifies academia’s vacuity and arrogance

Tweets between Dean Cain and Princeton Professor Kevin Kruse about debating controversial ideas exemplified academia’s intellectual vacuity and arrogance. My years at Berkeley left me with tremendous disdain for academics — and keep in mind that this disdain set in almost 40 years ago, before the current insanity of identity [Read More]

Post-Election Counting American Left's Fascism Russia Hoax
Politics

Bookworm Beat 12/5/18 — the American Left’s fascism

Taking a hard look at the American Left’s fascism (its silencing speech, antisemitism, and moral depravity), with room for some fun and uplifting news too. The Flynn sentencing memo shows collusion. No, I haven’t gone crazy. Instead, I agree with Joel Pollak, who says the memo highlights that the real [Read More]

Bookworm Beat Mob
Politics

Bookworm Beat 11/30/18 — Another round-up of interesting news

Another Bookworm Beat looking at the daily news, including the daily propaganda from former news outlets, all of which is endlessly fascinating It’s not Trump’s foibles, but the media’s failures, that account for his low numbers. NeverTrumpers, looking at the chasm between Trump’s out-sized positive accomplishments in areas that matter [Read More]

Post-Election Counting American Left's Fascism Russia Hoax
Politics

Bookworm Beat 11/12/18 — the post-election counting edition and open thread

It’s not losing seats that bothers me, it’s the fact that post-election counts and recounts invariably favor Democrats, which is banana republic stuff. Post-election recounts and miscounts and discounts and God alone knows what else. I’m not actually going to blog too much about post-election recounts, despite using them as part [Read More]

Ukraine Immigration Bookworm Beat Honduran Invasion Leftists Obama Brennan Insane Leftists Benghazi Kavanaugh Disgusting Democrats American Life
Politics

Bookworm Beat 8/16/2018 — the Brennan edition and open thread

Trump revoked John Brennan’s security clearance and Proggies went insane — and of course, they went stupid, too. All that and more in this Bookworm Beat. Apparently “honesty” and “integrity” have a different meaning inside the beltway. I was one of the millions who appreciated Admiral McRaven’s commencement speech at [Read More]

Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 2012 tells Egypt to copy South African constitution
Politics

Reality shows that Ruth Bader Ginsburg knows nothing about constitutions

Events in South Africa today reveal that the Progressives’ adored Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a moral and constitutional moron, not a brilliant Leftist avatar. Progressives adore Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, whom they fondly call “Notorious RBG.” Indeed, in 2015, a book entitled Notorious RBG: The Life and Times [Read More]

BYU Antisemitism
Education

Does BYU’s online high school gov class promote an antisemitic canard?

Am I overreacting to think that BYU’s online government class slipped in a gratuitous, classically antisemitic trope about Jews controlling foreign policy? I’ve written before about BYU’s online high school government class and, frankly, didn’t have much nice to say about it. It’s poorly written, poorly structured, and poorly informed. [Read More]

Harvey Weinstein Antisemitism
Hollywood

Jews excel at antisemitism, as they do at so many things

A recent attack against Harvey Weinstein in a Jewish publication reminds us that, when it comes to antisemitism, America’s Jews are overachievers. Almost three years ago, I wrote a post entitled Some of America’s ugliest antisemitism comes from young Hollywood Jews (language warning). I wrote after I had watched a [Read More]

Leftist Insanity
Politics

The Bookworm Beat 8/31/17 — another “Leftist insanity” edition

There’s so much Leftist insanity that one Bookworm Beat wasn’t enough to contain it all. It takes two posts to grasp what’s really going on. The craven FBI refuses to stop Leftist insanity. Although the mainstream media is silent, the conservative media is appropriately outraged that James Comey had already decided [Read More]

Charlottesville
Social Issues

Where I stand on Charlottesville and Confederate monuments

At Charlottesville, Antifa and Neo-Nazis proved to be birds of a feather; and blacks are right to want to remove Confederate monuments from public spaces. I’ve been rather conspicuously silent about events in the South. As you know, I like to wait until the hysteria settles and facts emerge to [Read More]