Lies, Damned Lies, and Liberal Documentaries

Well, it appears that the makers of Katie Couric’s new anti-Second Amendment documentary “Under The Gun” are in a bit of hot water for that old liberal chestnut, deceptive editing (emphasis mine):

At the 21:48 mark of Under the Gun a scene of Katie Couric interviewing members of the Virginia Citizens Defense League, a […]

Grab Some Popcorn, Fritz!

The great Tom Cotton of Arkansas rips Harry Reid a new one on the Senate floor. ’bout time somebody told off that old bomb-throwing hack.

Here Rests in Anonymity a New Yorker Known But to God

A trench at the potter’s field on Hart Island, New York, circa 1890 by Jacob Riis.

Earlier this week the New York Times had a fascinating piece on Hart Island’s “potter’s field” — burial ground for paupers and the unclaimed. It’s a sad story but unsurprising. One of the underappreciated downsides of the move […]

Inconsistent Vegetative State

The priesthood of scientists and medical professionals… they don’t nearly as much squat as they purport to know. From the journal Aeon comes this unsurprising yet still disturbing story about how many folks — thousands of people — are still “here” even though they have been diagnosed as persistent vegetative…:

I had just finished […]

The Walking Thread: East (S6, E15)

“East” is essentially a filler episode, “the deep breath before the plunge” as Gandalf would say, killing time before next week’s series finale, which is sure to be intense as all get-out. As a result, I’m willing to cut it some slack for its slow pacing and lazy storytelling, but even so, it’s one […]

Due Process, what a concept

As if I didn’t loathe the media’s disgusting predilection for steering rush-to-judgement false narratives already, but ESPN’s latest 30 for 30, “Fantastic Lies,” about the Duke lacrosse team, solidified it even more last night.

Scary enough analogies to the Penn State and Jerry Sandusky events as the doc unfolded, but what interviewee Jay Bilas says […]

The Peasants are Revolting!

William Leggett (1801-1839) was a Jacksonian era journalist and the intellectual leader of the laissez-faire wing of Jacksonian democracy.

I’ve been doing some reading on the Trump phenomenon — which is to say I’ve been looking at history and populist movements, especially in the U.S. Trump and his followers are not irrational and they […]

Liberal Morality Summarized in Two Tweets

Liberals like to excuse horrific acts like terrorism by claiming that there is no real good or evil, but in fact they do believe in good and evil. They just define those terms a little differently than the rest of us. For an illustration of this, check out these two tweets by far-left activist Jonathan […]

Thursday Open Thread

Behind the scene look at Hitchcock’s “long take” masterpiece “Rope”. I used a scene for my ethics class last night.

Immoral Relativism

“Child Bride: Through the Looking Glass” by Sharooq Amin

Influential (and cultural relativist) early 20th century anthropologist Ruth Benedict once wrote:

“Mankind has always preferred to say, ‘It is morally good,’ rather than “It is habitual,’ and the fact of this preference is matter enough for a critical science of ethics. But historically the […]