New Starbucks Code of Conduct

Instead of Starbucks simply saying that they’ll try not to arrest any more random black dudes who are standing around their stores for a couple of minutes, the higher-ups have lost their damn minds, sending their employees to reeducation camp and announcing that anyone can linger in a Starbucks for as long as they want, …

Democrats Resurrect the Worst Talking Point in Politics

gas tax

There is nothing more tiresome in Washington than the eternal circle of hypocrisy that comes when the branches of government change hands. What was once presidential overreach and legislating by fiat becomes praiseworthy initiative taking. What was once obstruction becomes #resistance. Former deficit hawks pass trillion dollar bills. The filibuster goes from an outdated usurpation …

Eight Movies to Watch Before the U.K. Royal Wedding

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Early Saturday morning, the United Kingdom’s Prince Harry will marry actress Meghan Markle in a grand ceremony. While British subjects are well-accustomed to viewing the nuptials of their German overlords, Markle is an American, leading to increased interest on this side of the pond. Here are eight films Americans can watch to better acquaint themselves with …

MS-13 Members Are Bad, It’s OK to Say Mean Things About Them

Yesterday’s/today’s dumb controversy runs something like this: During a meeting with some people from California about illegal immigration, Donald Trump called MS-13 members “animals,” which the Democratic Party and its militant wing, the media, misrepresented as Trump having said that all immigrants are animals. See, for instance, how the NYT describes Trump’s statement:

Making Up International Law For Fun and Sport

Media coverage of Hamas’s attacks on the Israeli border have been, as usual, a dumpster fire of idiocy and ignorance. Hamas itself now admits that “50 of the 62 martyrs” were card-carrying terrorists. One of the heads of Hamas just boasted to an interviewer: “This is not peaceful resistance.” No facts or admissions will intrude on the media narrative, which is that Israel is diabolically slaughtering civilians because Israelis enjoy killing people.

A Taste of Taiwan

It was an honor to be invited to a dinner hosted by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (for all intents and purposes, the embassy of Taiwan).

Donald Trump Is Killing Humor

I mean, not literally. Donald Trump is not drone-striking humor. But his mere existence is really making it hard for institutions that have long dabbled in political humor to do anything remotely funny, as Harry Cheadle at Vice recently noted about SNL’s terrible—terrible—string of recent cold opens.

Here’s Cheadle:

Anti-Semitic Bully Is Better At Apologizing Than Media Professionals

Over the past weekend, I saw a video that made my blood boil. In the video shared on Twitter and Facebook, a New York City man approached a young Jewish boy with a traditional Hassidic haircut and begins mocking him to his face. “I’d be crying if I looked like that, too, bro,” the grown …