I'm always careful to distinguish between censorship — which is government suppression of speech — and corporate decisions to suppress speech. The latter may be irritating, but it's not classic censorship. What gets me is businesses that pretend that they don't have biases or that they don't engage in censorship.
Israel has become the most reviled nation in the world. Israel is also the only nation I can think of that would give $11 million in humanitarian aid to a people that has determined, as its primary goal, the complete destruction of Israel and the slaughter of her people. I
I've been sewing for the kids — not because I want to but because I have to. They need some special clothes for school that I can't find in the store. I learned how to sew thirty-five years ago, and hated it. I therefore stopped sewing for thirty-four years. However,
Imagine a mother. Her child is busily involved in stripping her shelves of every piece of heirloom China she owns, and then hurling the stuff to the floor. The mother is ineffectually fluttering around the child saying, "Stop, please stop." Her neighbor walks in and says, "Why don't you promise
Here's a quick heads-up for a great post: Riffing off of a Charles Krauthammer article about the constant characterization of border security as a conservative issue, when it really ought to be a union issue (since illegal immigrants take union jobs), the Captain takes on the entire rationale underlying the
The New York Times has an article about a sudden trend in naming babies: Chances are you don't have any friends named Nevaeh. Chances are today's toddlers will. In 1999, there were only eight newborn American girls named Nevaeh. Last year, it was the 70th-most-popular name for baby girls, ahead
Phyllis Chesler writes movingly about the fact that Western women, obsessed as they are with abortion and Palestinian rights, have been shockingly silent regarding the treatment the Dutch have meted out to Ayaan Ali Hirsi. Among other things, Chesler has this to say: The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) has offered
Here's a list of names, and you get to guess what they have in common: Fabian Nunez, Howard Dean, Carol Liu, and Liz Figueroa. If you guessed that they're all Democrats, you're halfway there. But there are lots of Democrats around. These four fall into an even tighter group. They
Dems have, for decades, shown how little they think of the African-Americans who constitute their most loyal and reliable constitutents. In statement after statement, and policy after policy, they show that they believe African-Americans to be incapable of caring for themselves without government intervention; incapable of making educational strides without
Neither of my children understands what a joke is. They mangle them, they make up decidedly unfunny stories, and they yell a lot about the failure of the other child's joke. Out of all this, though, my son inadvertently came up with something funny That is, after I thought about
Here's the Little Green Footballs story: The creepiest political ad ever made, for Ned Lamont, features Markos Moulitsas “Screw Them” Zuniga sneaking around and peeping through a window as Lamont gives a cut-and-run speech, then bursting into the room with a bunch of weirdly jacked-up progressive pals and grinning into
NRO had a great column today comparing George Bush's War against Jihadist Terrorists to Harry Truman's war against Communisn in Korea. The author points out that just as George Bush is reviled and suffering terrible poll numbers, so too did Harry Truman. But the passage of time has shown that
I'm a little late to the party, but I'm finally reading Ann Coulter's wonderful 2002 book Slander : Liberal Lies About the American Right. In it, in her wonderful snarky way, she exposes the media's relentless push to demonize conservatives — and, especially, to portray all conservative politicians as stupid.
Those who have read my blog for its fairly limited lifespan know that I'm not overly impressed with judges. I find most of them so concerned with their own personal sense of what's "fair" (and in the area in which I live, fair usually means anti-business) that they have no
Why haven't police been using the rallies to round up those illegal immigrants who attend? Shouldn't it be like shooting fish in a barrel? No raiding sweatshops, no trolling dark allies. Instead, the illegals have come out of the shadows, into the sun, and conveniently collected themselves in nice little