British Novelist to American Grads: There’s Nothing Virtuous about Being Offended

Mark Antonio Wright National Review 5/19/2015

A rather uneventful college commencement season full of the usual platitudes and bromides was shaken up by British novelist Ian McEwan’s refreshingly challenging the zeitgeist of trigger warnings, free-speech zones, and campus censorship at Dickinson College in Pennsylvania this week.

McEwan did not shy away from addressing the current […]

‘There was no enemies list, unless you consider half the country to be your enemies’

drillanwr Babalú 5/31/2013



Before the November 2010 tsunami mid-term election Barack Obama told Latino voters in a radio interview to “Punish your enemies”…


The complete article is at Babalú



Update: This Is What Happens When You Fear Free Speech. The Obama administration is undermining our most basic rights.



Our Future Will be Hunger Games USA

Elizabeth Scalia The Anchoress 2/8/2013

The nation is already accustomed to watching “reality shows” where ordinary folk — their foibles and failures — are served up as entertainment. And we’re already comfortable with an idea of separate standards for the elite folk who fly private jets to global warming conferences and the rest of us, […]

Bill Whittle: Falling on Principle

BillWhittleChannel YouTube 11/1/2012


H/T, A brief word to third-party voters this cycle


Also, Why I will Vote for Mitt Romney

I am not — to put it mildly — a fan of Mitt Romney. To me, he is, in blood and bone, simply another statist technocrat who will do little or […]

Noonan: He Was Supposed to Be Competent

The spill is a disaster for the president and his political philosophy.

Peggy Noonan The Wall Street Journal 5/29/2010

I don’t see how the president’s position and popularity can survive the oil spill. This is his third political disaster in his first 18 months in office. And they were all, as they say, unforced errors, […]

Noonan: The Risk of Catastrophic Victory

Obama is in the midst of one. Can the GOP avert one of their own?

Peggy Noonan The Wall Street Journal January 8, 2010

Passage of the health-care bill will be, for the administration, a catastrophic victory. If it is voted through in time for the State of the Union Address, as President Obama hopes, […]