What Is The Point of The Washington Post Opinion Section?

Donald Trump doesn’t like the media. At least that’s what he says publicly. He is obsessed with the media, much like a gambling addict is obsessed with casinos. To the extent that Trump really does hate the media, it’s only because the media (apart from Fox News) hates Donald Trump. This is not surprising. The …

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NPR: How Do We Talk to the Dangerous Idiots Who Disagree With Us?

I listened to a remarkable bit of self-parody on National Public Radio on Tuesday: a moderator, a pair of experts and some very earnest listeners trying to figure out how to most politely tell climate change skeptics they are dangerous idiots.

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The Real Villain in the Elizabeth Warren ‘Pocahontas’ Saga Is Higher Education

It was only a matter of time before the “2018” writers room decided to throw a race-science plot-line into the mix. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) — aka “Pocahontas (bad version)” — is running for president in 2020, so she has decided to make headlines this week by releasing the results of a DNA analysis into …

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Elizabeth Warren Is Not Vindicated Because She’s Maybe 1/1024th Native-American

Sen. Elizabeth Warren

As far as some media outlets and reporters were concerned, Senator Elizabeth Warren scored a major win against her critics Monday. “A DNA analysis done on Sen. Elizabeth Warren provides strong evidence she has Native American heritage, a claim her critics have long mocked,” the AP tweeted. “BREAKING: Elizabeth Warren releases her DNA test: Yes, …

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More Anti-American Moments from ‘First Man’

First Man

Over the weekend, First Man (which is good!) opened to a disappointing $16.5 million, modestly underperforming expectations. Perhaps it’s because the film was fending off challenges from all quadrants, with Venom soaking up younger audiences and A Star Is Born captivating older viewers looking for a little melodrama. Perhaps it’s because it’s a 2.5 hour historical drama, and films …

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Daily Beast Reports GOP Wants to Jail Liberal Women, Forgets to Provide Evidence GOP Wants to Jail Liberal Women

Mitch McConnell

One of the lead stories on the front page of the Daily Beast yesterday was headlined “It’s Not Just Antifa: Now GOP Wants to Lock Up Liberal Women.” This immediately confused me, and not just because the awkward phrasing initially made me think Antifa wants to lock up liberal women. I was mostly confused because …

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Media Say ‘Time Is Running Out’ to Save Planet 30 Years After Previous Warning

global warming

A dire warning that we have just 12 years to save the planet from climate change comes three decades after global warming alarmists began saying, “time is running out.”

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There’s No Evidence Taylor Swift Caused a Massive Spike in Voter Registration

Here’s a sampling of headlines today from what are generally respected outlets:

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‘Venom’ Mini-Review

Why is Venom, the alien symbiote who bonds with Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy), named Venom in the movie Venom? I mean, why does he call himself Venom? Why does another symbiote, this one named Riot, call Venom by the name Venom? I don’t mean this in a gotcha, Why are these weird aliens speaking English sort of way, …

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The Substandard Oscars Draft

On the latest episode of the Substandard podcast (to which discerning individuals can subscribe here), we wanted to do a preview of awards season movies. As everyone knows, the studios release everything intended to be consumed by adults in the months of October, November, and December. These films generally turn out to be the Oscar …

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No, Secret Russian Agents Probably Aren’t Behind ‘The Last Jedi’ Hate

The Last Jedi

Some people don’t like Star Wars: The Last Jedi. This won’t come as surprise to many of you: the film currently has a “Rotten” audience score on RottenTomatoes despite good critical reaction, indicating that at least 100,000 people went to site specifically to complain about a Star Wars movie. The Free Beacon‘s in-house critic didn’t like the movie. But evidently, the loud and public backlash to the movie was actually a Russian plot!

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Bibi’s Rallying Cry

Benjamin Netanyahu

“Anyone but King Bibi,” is the sort of derisive comment you’ll hear from a Tel Aviv resident in a bar after a couple of Goldstar lagers. But Israel’s prime minister earned the nickname as praise after his U.N. appearance last week. Like him or not, Benjamin Netanyahu has proven effective at moving the ball down the court on the Iran issue. Even the extreme leftwing Haaretz complimented him for “one of his most convincing and effective performances.”

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Washington Post Decisively Debunks Claim Brett Kavanaugh Never Actually Made

In a surprising move Tuesday, the Washington Post published a story that corroborated a particularly contentious claim Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh made during his Monday Fox News interview. Unfortunately for them, that was mostly by accident.

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Cory Booker Wants A Hug. No, Thanks

In this #MeToo environment, Cory Booker’s obsession with giving hugs and talking about love is a little off-putting.

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Skepticism of Eyewitnesses Was a Cause Célèbre Until Last Week, for Some Reason

The New Yorker is one of the greatest journalistic institutions in our formidable nation. So when the New Yorker tells me to be skeptical of eyewitness testimony—that it’s unreliable; that it leads to false convictions—well, I listen! Here’s a passage from the New Yorker two years ago, in an intensely reported piece about the wrongful conviction of a man for rape: …

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