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Our Recent Essays Behind the Front Page
Saturday, May 26. 2018
“His advantage is he’s unencumbered by values and unencumbered by a conscience. It’s an enormous advantage when you’re willing to make the end justify the means always. He’s willing to do anything as we know including lie repeatedly. It’s very disarming literally If you’re up against that- it’s very hard for people because they’re scared of his emotion. They’re frightened by his emotion. They don’t recognize that he’s throwing them off their game. They don’t necessarily recognize that he’s pushing them into their own emotion as opposed to the capacity to think more reflectively and as a result they’re not coming forward with their best.”
Tony Schwartz, co-author of “Art of the Deal”.
"Back when Trump came down the escalator and started talking like Pat Buchanan, I recall thinking, “I can’t imagine a scenario where I vote for him, but I never imagined anyone saying these things again either.” Trump is turning out to be the most consequential president in our lifetime, which is not something any sane person could have imagined two years ago. I think we have to withhold judgement on him until these great events of this age unfold."
Trump is the Honey Badger. That's why he was elected. He was not elected to be a role model:
3.5 Billion-Year-Old Fossils Challenge Ideas About Earth’s Start
Mussels test positive for opioids in Seattle's Puget Sound
Inside JFK’s door-to-door search for a French call girl — and why she had to look like Jackie
All the ways marijuana can hurt your health
Five Ways to Know if You Can Talk to Someone about Climate
Academia: "It has come to my attention..."
That guy is the author of The Welfare Trait: How State Benefits Affect Personality
Jordan Peterson Plays in the Left’s Cultural Sandbox
They demonize him because is is radical - radically-normal
College course explores ‘feminist critique of masculinity’
Any wife is an expert on that
Political Correctness at Stanford Law
Can you say anything that is not racist?
'End Capitalism, Don’t Enable It,' And Other Crazy CA Candidate Statements
Three FBI Agents Set to Testify: Including Lead Investigator in Clinton Email Probe
If Trump’s Team Was Colluding With Russia, Why Did It Keep Asking Wikileaks For Things?
Sharyl Atkisson on Spygate: Sure looks like FBI's operation against Trump was political
France: Macron Buries Plan to Rehabilitate 'No-Go Zones'
They have already tried everything
UK Police State: Activist Tommy Robinson to Serve 13 Months in Prison for Livestreaming Report on Child Grooming Gang
The Israel-Palestine Standoff
Friday, May 25. 2018
Photo came in over the transom
The insane crackdown on pain medication
" Doctors have become high paid data entry workers rather than caregivers. They are tethered to their screens..."
Obama Officials Discussed How to Politicize Sandy Hook for Gun Control Before Victims Were Buried
Pope Francis’s Cunning Long Game
NFL players reportedly already discussing new forms of protest after national anthem rule
Don't they understand that nobody cares about their politics? People who politicize everything are just annoying.
Jordan Peterson And The Failure Of The Left
Legal Insurrection: Amazon demonetizes conservative website (us)
Woman Claimed Texas Trooper Raped Her, Body Cam Footage Shows She Lied
Drug Fiends Smoke Crack Openly After Bill de Blasio Okays Smoking Pot in Public
Soros spends big in California´s DA races in bid to reshape criminal justice system
The Media’s Defense Of Obama Administration Spying Defies Logic - You don't have to be a Donald Trump fan to be concerned about the abuses of intelligence agencies.
Media, Democrats, and NeverTrumpers (But I Repeat Myself Thrice) Are All Shrieking That Someone With Spy Connections Asked by the FBI or CIA to Spy on You Isn't Really a "Spy"
French Government to Evict Illegal Paris Migrant Camps
Thursday, May 24. 2018
James Clapper: Let’s Face It, Russia Was The Difference In The Election
Really? What is this guy's game?
Rule #1: Spies lie.
Hey James Clapper, Why Didn't You Spy on Hillary?
How much money did Hillary get from the Russians, and how much did she pay the Russians for dirt on Trump?
Giant Flatworms Invade France
USGS's daily Hawaii lava reports outdo the reports from the press
Underwater Robot Discovers ‘Holy Grail’ Shipwreck Containing $17 Billion in Treasure
The Boy Scouts Are Being Told To “Be Prepared” With… Condoms?
The long-awaited Outdoor Sex Skills merit badge. Very useful in life, especially in youth. It's great!
He grew up in a Progressive Utopia
“GREEN” ENERGY, AN ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER
Rich College Endowments May Get Tax Break If They Spend Enough
Many Big Nonprofits Rapidly Stockpiling Endowment Cash, Chronicle Data Shows
Dirty Jobs, Good Pay - Reality TV star Mike Rowe and others seek to revive the American work ethic.
Mueller Rejects Speedy Trial Law To Delay Russian Collusion Trial
So why did he indict those jerks? For theater?
Sweden's Far-Right Party Is Poised For Major Gains In Country's Elections - Voters want deeper controls on immigration, crime.
Wednesday, May 23. 2018
Does anybody really care about all the spying and intrigue anymore?
The Hunter Becomes the Hunted
8 signs pointing to a counterintelligence operation deployed against Trump's campaign
Coming attractions: FBI agents speaking out about the abuses of Comey and McCabe
Clinton and Trump: In Politicized Justice, Desperate Times Call for Disparate Measures
Empty-nesters 'resent boomerang kids'
Bernard Lewis (RIP) - a book: Notes on a Century: Reflections of a Middle East Historian
Philip Roth RIP
More Scenes From The Decline Of Evergreen State College
Black former student at Eastern Michigan University is ordered to pay $2,000 for scrawling racist KKK graffiti on campus
The Coalition for Cultural Freeddom: Kanye West, Jordan Peterson, and the revolt against political correctness
Jazz Legend Wynton Marsalis Says Rap And Hip Hop Are 'More Damaging' To Culture Than A Confederate Statue
I blame the Russians
Courageous Sen. Elizabeth Warren Pledges To Never Take Money From The NRA. They Aren't Offering Any.
House overwhelmingly passes bipartisan prison reform bill
Whites have fled the Democratic Party. Here’s how the nation got there.
Goldberg: ‘Collusion’ and the insane media divide
Deep State James Clapper: Embedding Spy Inside Trump Campaign Is “Standard Investigative Practices – Goes On All the Time”
So Germany Has Come Up With The Perfect Job For All Those Migrants
Has the Assad Regime 'Won' Syria's Civil War?
Tuesday, May 22. 2018
The Invention of the Baby Carrot
Dog 'adopts' nine orphaned ducklings at Essex castle
College administrative staff ranked among top 7 ‘biggest BS jobs in America’
There Is No Substitute for Work - Anti-poverty programs should foster autonomy, not perpetual dependence.
MUSLIM WOMAN SUED FOR DECLINING TO WAX MAN’S GENITALS
After Texas school shooting, how can we inoculate ourselves against the next one?
Affirmative action policies punish minorities, too. I’m one of them.
People of Indian or east Asian heritage are not considered people of color
Hot Take: The Founding Fathers Wouldn’t Want Us To Follow The Document They Wrote, Because Guns
88% of Pomona Students Think the Campus Climate Silences Them - "'Very liberal' students are nearly four times more likely than moderate and conservative students to favor prohibiting some types of speech."
So "liberal" means "fascist"?
"Socialism and the looting of capitalism are not the same thing." Commenter at Althouse
Donald Trump’s Socratic method
FBI Informant Stefan Halper Paid Over $1 Million By Obama Admin; Spied On Trump Aide After Election
Former Clinton Pollster Calls for End to the Mueller 'Partisan Inquisition'
Alan Dershowitz Asks The Key Question: What If This Had Happened To Hillary?
SPIES LIKE OBAMA? The treachery of “Crossfire Hurricane” comes into the light.
Now the government admits spying on Trump
Clapper Defends Spying On Trump Campaign As ‘A Legitimate Activity’
So how did they fail?
Trump Meeting With Rosenstein, Wray On Spying Concludes: Congress To See All "Highly Classified" Information
How do civil wars happen?
A Russian's Devastating Verdict on Norway
China Considers Ending Birth Limits As Soon As This Year
The Next Victim of Trump’s ‘Maximum Pressure’ Strategy: Iran’s Violent Regime
UK looks to tame the 'wild west' internet
Governments hate freedom
How China acquires ‘the crown jewels’ of U.S. technology
Monday, May 21. 2018
Under Trump, Job Market Optimism at Highest Point Ever Recorded
Anybody who wants to work, can work. Jobs are going begging in this economy.
Dumb dumb dumb
YOU CAN ONLY BE AVANT-GARDE FOR SO LONG BEFORE YOU BECOME GARDE
Michigan Governor's Race: 'I Love Muslims,' Says Republican; 'Muslims Hate You,' Says Dem
Ted Olsen: Mueller v. Trump
Strzok Text on FBI Investigation of Trump/Russia: “The White House Is Running This”
PRESIDENT TRUMP TAKES CHARGE [UPDATED] - An hour or two ago, President Trump announced that he is ordering the Department of Justice to investigate the FBI/CIA cabal against him:
PANIC time? John Brennan demands GOP leadership STOP TRUMP before his admin looks into this
So ex-CIA threatens Congress? Nice move
Europe May Be Realizing America Isn’t Their Sugar Daddy Or Punching Bag
Nothing against Europe, but it's time for them to stand on their own feet. WW2 is history.
Sunday, May 20. 2018
Saturday, May 19. 2018
Also, Anatomy of a Smear: How the Media Created a Malicious Lie About Trump's 'Animals' Comment
It is Shavuot. Shavuot has a historical relationship to Pentacost.
Trans fats: At Pravda, Touching Faith In The Perfection Of Government Bureaucrats
There are a lot of myths and misconceptions about Abraham Maslow and self-actualisation – a new paper puts the record straight
Surprise! NY Times Publishes A Jordan Peterson Hit Piece
The gal was determined not to understand Peterson. Of course there are dragons and witches in the world. Fairy princesses too, as in England today.
This professor is beloved for making his students intellectually uncomfortable. Duke just dumped him.
Senator Murphy Demonstrates Why Gun-Control Advocates Are Mistrusted
Liberals Blame AR-15 For Santa Fe School Shooting, But Shooter Had Shotgun And Revolver
US Senate confirms Gina Haspel to be first woman CIA director
California Lurches Left As Jerry Brown Heads Into the Sunset
How Labor Unions Finance Their Political Agenda: 2010-2017
Massachusetts Judge Has Novel Excuse for Letting Off Dominican Heroin Dealer
Am I Tuning in at the Wrong Times, or Does CNN Really Have Trump Derangement Syndrome?
The hate is palpable
"Obama’s Legacy Has Already Been Destroyed."
Trump Is Going Full Alinsky – and His Opponents Are Flummoxed
Listening skills: How a simple reporter beat the experts in 2016
THE TRUMP TOWER MEETING CUT DOWN TO SIZE
Grassley Sends Letter to DOJ Demanding Unredacted Rosenstein Memo Detailing Mueller’s Scope
China ‘Dream’ Is Global Hegemony - U.S. urged to counter Beijing's military, economic expansion
Friday, May 18. 2018
Beyond “Sissy” Resilience: On Becoming Antifragile
Marginalizing Much-Maligned Melania
Jordan Peterson is anti-semitic?
The United States just hit a 40-year low in its fertility rate, according to numbers just released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Declining U.S. Labor Force Participation Rates Stand Out
Push back against the culture war bullies
Gallup: This Good Polling News Could Be Bad News For Democrats
PAUL JOSEPH WATSON VIDEO: THE TRUTH ABOUT VIRTUE SIGNALLING
Spinning a Crossfire Hurricane: The Times on the FBI’s Trump Investigation
John Kerry: Reporting for Duty… From Vietnam to Iran
On Another Willful Lie from the Press
Thursday, May 17. 2018
Trump Slams Obama FBI 'Spying' Report As "Bigger Than Watergate"
It certainly seems so. In retrospect, Watergate was not a big deal because political spying and oppo research is always done. The cover-up was the thing that got them. It wasn't worth covering up, really. In this case, it was the government itself, not a campaign.
NYT Report Confirms Obama Administration’s FBI Spied on Trump Campaign
If this isn't criminal, it should be. Not to mention the cover-up.
10 Key Takeaways From The New York Times’ Error-Ridden Defense Of FBI Spying On Trump Campaign
Yes, makes Watergate look like child's play.
Bees: The Neonic Ban: A Scientific Fraud Becomes Enshrined In EU Regulatory Law
Stephen Hawking's Memorial Might Have Time Travelers in Attendance
More parents smoking pot around kids, study finds
Atlanta’s Building Boom Is Destroying Its Famous Forests - After the recession, Georgia’s capital bounced back with a population surge and a housing boom—at the risk of the unique trees of the area.
Crazy Democrat Promises 100% Clean Energy By 2035 By Government Law
If Solar And Wind Are So Cheap, Why Are They Making Electricity So Expensive?
The Sea Is Rising, but Not Because of Climate Change
Students At Taxpayer-Funded College Hold No-Whites Allowed “Day of Absence” Event…
UNIVERSITY SUICIDE WATCH, PART 3
University of Michigan pours almost $7 million per year into diversity payroll, benefits
Number of emotional support animals at Yale increased by 1400% in last year
Do Millennials Really Love Socialism?
No. They just want free stuff
Devin Nunes Is a Badass
Government Informant Spied On Two Trump Campaign Aides
Joe Digenova: Former CIA Chief John Brennan Was Leading the Counter Intelligence Operation Against Trump
Attacking Israel for $100, Defending it for $13
HAMAS: “WHEN WE TALK ABOUT ‘PEACEFUL RESISTANCE, WE ARE DECEIVING THE PUBLIC."
Hamas official: 50 of the 62 Gazans killed in border violence were our members
Questions the Press Hasn’t Asked about Violence in Gaza - A conspicuous lack of curiosity.
Machine gun fire from Gaza hits nearby Israeli homes in Sderot, no injuries
Wednesday, May 16. 2018
When Milky Got His Money - A bank glitch gave a 24-year old, down-on-his-luck Australian man access to unlimited funds. Then he did exactly what you think he did with it.
20 Things No Wife Ever Wants to Hear - UTTER THESE PHRASES AND YOU'VE GOT YOURSELF A ONE-WAY TICKET TO THE DOG HOUSE.
The Crazy Hours Americans Need to Work to Pay Their Mortgage
Louisiana Is Determined to Keep You Safe from Rogue Florists - Louisiana keeps its status as the only state that licenses flower arranging.
Cops Have No Idea If Hate Crime Laws Stop Hate Crimes..and other things I learned when I spoke at a U.S. Commission on Civil Rights briefing.
More On The "Science" Behind The Global Warming Scare
Seattle’s new ‘head tax’ blasted by city’s mega-corporations
Conservative activists launch effort to combat social-media political bias - Coalition calls for tech firms to provide clarity, transparency, equal treatment
Two Sentences that Capture the Essential Difference Between Libertarians and Statists
Russian Oligarch Oleg Deripaska Visited by Three FBI Agents Pitching ‘Trump-Russia Collusion’ Weeks Before 2016 Election
John Brennan’s ‘Exceptionally Sensitive’ Issue
Two Colleagues Contradict Onetime Communist Party Voter John Brennan's Claims About His Non-Use of the Dossier
TRUMP DERANGEMENT SYNDROME, JOHN BRENNAN EDITION: Have you ever see an ex-CIA director attack the United States and its allies, and express sympathy with America’s enemies?
Trump's Wins Turn Democrats' World Upside Down
US Marine Corps announces sweeping changes to ground-combat forces
Daycare For Terrorists? $100 Million In Cash Flies Out Of Minneapolis A Year — And It’s Your Money
Iranian Ayatollah: ‘We Will Turn Tel Aviv And Haifa To Rubble’
Ambassador Nikki Haley SHREDS The Security Council Over Gaza 'Demonstrations' - Haley lectured the U.N. on its tolerance for anti-Israel violence before walking out on the Palestinian delegation.
Hamas’ use of people as human shields continues, and the incurious journalists moving stories like this are either really lazy or really biased, or both.
John Oliver Explains Venezuela: Things Are Terrible But Don’t Blame Socialism
Tuesday, May 15. 2018
The Ultimate Order At The World’s Oldest Deli
Karenna Gore: Religious Leaders Should Urge Climate Activism on 'Moral and Spiritual Level'
It’s Now 1984 at the University of Michigan
Thought police and inquisitions. Nice.
How identity politics is harming the sciences….
Reporters Cash In White House Access for Lucrative Cable News Deals
Of Course America’s Too Big to Govern
TRUMP IS STARTING TO SPOOK THE LEFT
Donald Trump and Sean Hannity Like to Talk Before Bedtime
Tough times for the resistance?
JORDAN PETERSON DOESN'T ENABLE JEW-HATRED, THE FORWARD DOES
Illegal Alien Moms Demand That Their Kids Be Deported With Them
How Obama loyalists conspired to undermine the Trump transition
Want To Talk About Watergate? Talk About Obama, Not Trump.
PUT UP OR SHUT UP ON THE TRUMP THREATENS DEMOCRACY CLAIM
EU statement opposing U.S. Embassy move to Jerusalem blocked by “New Europe” Coalition
Sultan: Liberating Our Jerusalem
Smoke & Mirrors: Six Weeks of Violence on the Gaza Border
The Palestinian Authority Loses Its Authority - The last remnant of Oslo crumbles
As Jerusalem Embassy Opens, Is Trump Fixing Middle East Too?
Making Mongolia Great Again: A 21st-Century Economy In The Heart Of Asia
Macron Eyes a French “Transformation” - Will the French president succeed where his predecessors Sarkozy and Hollande failed?
Monday, May 14. 2018
At Quillette: Why can’t progressives admit that we’ve made progress?
Good discussion. The racism theme seems mainly to be applied to native black Americans, but not to other races and not to the Africa-born either. Is it mostly just politics at this point?
Is Maternal Instinct Only for Moms? Here's the Science.
‘The Big Bang Theory’ Pays Sweetest Tribute To Stephen Hawking In Deleted Scene
What Stephen Hawking Couldn’t Unlock About the Mystery of the Cosmos
Eat breakfast every day? Here's how it affects your weight
What Ken Burns Omits From The Vietnam War
What Is It With Male Feminists?
An "Audible Gasp" Was Heard When The Chicago Fed Unveiled Its "Solution" To The Pension Problem
NYT: Liberals, You’re Not as Smart as You Think
‘This is why people HATE YOU.’ POLITICO’s hit piece on Hillsdale College BACKFIRES spectacularly
Kelly States Obvious Truths, Leftists Go Crazy
MUELLER INDICTS A HAM SANDWICH
Denying Trump's Accomplishments Is Increasingly Irrational
Evangelical crooner Pat Boone to fete Jerusalem with gala concert - The 83-year-old singer will be accompanied by Shiri Maimon, David Broza and the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra at May 13 performance
London Mayor Sadiq Khan plans TfL 'junk food' advert ban
Sunday, May 13. 2018
Because Dick's is boycotting you. Good luck with that.
I love my old Mossberg pump. It ain't fancy but it is reliable and easy to maintain.
Saturday, May 12. 2018
This is a big deal: Brennan, Strzok And Kerry Allegedly Set "Spy Traps" For Trump Team
It's one thing for political campaigns to spy on each other. That's normal because politics is an ugly business. When government does it, it's criminal. I hope all of this evil deep state conspiracy comes to light, and that the people are held to account. Jail time.
I suspect the mole was Carter Page, but who knows? He had done odd jobs for the FBI in the past. This feels like CIA business, done on American soil.
This is supposed to be America, not East Germany.
Photo is the Lemon Squeeze in Mohonk's Labyrinth Trail. See why you leave your daypack behind. No worries - nobody will steal it. Only nice people there.
Starbucks to Become Public Restrooms
Boston Dynamics' terrifying robots can now run, jump and climb
What happens to your body when you stop having sex
Autistic Student In Texas School Arrested For Playing With ‘Imaginary Rifle’
Alabama man paralyzed, 'fighting for his life' after coral snake bite, family says
In America's South, remember this: "Red Touch Yellow, Kills a Fellow. Red Touch Black, Friend of Jack."
Explaining Why Liberals Are So Desperate To Find Things to Be OffenCue the outrage. ded About
George Mason Univ: Cue the outrage
Is There Room in Diversity For White People?
How Elizabeth Warren is helping a checkered tribe in bid to rid her ‘Pocahontas’ problem
Progressives are lining up behind a jobs guarantee—but leaving the details for later.
Andrew Sullivan finds himself "instinctually siding with the independent artist" like Kanye West...
Who is paying Michael Avenatti?
‘What Happened to Alan Dershowitz?’ How a liberal Harvard professor became Trump’s most distinguished defender on TV, freaked out his friends and got the legal world up in arms.
UK Proposes Prison Time For Offensive Online Posts
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