Media Spread Nonexistent Racist Hate Crime on Eve of Mississippi Election

A local Mississippi NBC affiliate reported shocking news Monday morning. “Nooses, hate signs found at Mississippi State Capitol” read the headline of the initial WLBT story, which likewise referred in the body of its piece to “several hate signs … found hanging at the Mississippi State Capitol Monday morning around 7:15 a.m.” It didn’t take long …

Too Legit To Mitt: A Verse Epic

All Hail The God King Romney! A shadow has been lifted A rider hastens from the West The ashen sands have shifted Victory his only quest  Forsaken once before By citizens unwise Our faith he shall restore Arrest our ship’s demise For love of sport By duty bound To stand athwart He shall be crowned  …

Dispatches From The Hipster Coffee Scene: An Eye-Opening Investigation

The elite mainstream media is hopelessly cocooned in its Acela corridor bubble, and blinded its by anti-Trump hysteria. They can’t possibly convey an accurate assessment of the political zeitgeist in Real America. This can only be achieved through enterprising, shoe-leather reporting from that most politically fertile of venues: the hipster coffee shop. I was in …

The Laughable Hypocrisy of the Echo Chamber

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and President Donald Trump

Remember the neocons? Those promoters of democracy and human rights in foreign policy, adherents of Andrei Sakharov’s mantra that “a country that does not respect the rights of its own people will not respect the rights of its neighbors”? The neocons can criticize Trump today. Everyone else is posturing, and their hypocrisy is too annoying to go unnoticed.

Continetti in Claremont Review: Behind the Reagan Doctrine

President Ronald Reagan

Over at the Claremont Review of Books, I have a review of Laurence Jurdem’s evenhanded and comprehensive study Paving the Way for Reagan. It’s a look at three conservative periodicals—Human Events, National Review, and Commentary—and how they influenced the development of Ronald Reagan’s worldview. Here’s the lead:

The Ultimate Creative Guide to Voting in Disguise

It’s time for Americans to accept the fact that voter fraud is here to stay. It’s just another one of those peculiar social trends that eventually finds its way into the mainstream — like jogging, pretending to like soccer, and watching strangers play video games online. As always, our president gets it. “When people get in …

FRONTRUNNER: This Beto 2020 Swag Will Blow Your F—ing Mind

Texas Democrat Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke didn’t technically win his Senate race due in large part to the fact that his opponent, suspected Zodiac killer and assassin spawn Ted Cruz, got more votes in the election. That said, as many pundits have suggested, Beto was actually one of the biggest winners of the 2018 midterms. …

Stan Lee, RIP

Sad news from TMZ: Stan Lee, the visionary who led Marvel’s Silver Age renaissance and changed the comic book game forever, has died. He was 95. Others will write more exhaustive tributes to the legendary writer, celebrating his decision to grant superheroes everyday problems—Peter Parker the inability to hold down a job (or a girlfriend); …