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Obama Nudges On Sexual Assault

The White House and a host of celebrities have decided to give the nation a great big “nudge” on the topic of sexual assault through the “It’s On Us” campaign. The idea promoted in the video, that we can “stop sexual assault” – without qualification, this can only... read more

Best Thing I’ve Read This Week

But this is not about racism, it is about realism. Dan Hodges, writing for the Telegraph, about possible measures to address the Rotherham sex abuse scandal and its underlying causes. Unfortunately, this is what it takes for a handful of liberals to work up the nerve... read more

An Annoyingly Obligatory Post

Surely by now you’ve heard about the naked pictures. Why be specific or provide links? If you are reading a political/cultural blog, you’ve heard about this. If you haven’t, I’ve given you a hint as to what you might Google. I’ll see you when you get back. I really... read more

Derbyshire: “One Cheer For Meritocracy”

John Derbyshire at Taki’s Magazine has interesting insights into the work of George Orwell.  He shares his thoughts in a book review of  David Lebedoff’s 2008 book The Same Man: George Orwell and Evelyn Waugh in Love and War. What they mainly saw was... read more

Feminist Kool-Aid

If you don’t know where the phrase “drinking the kool-aid” originates, look into Jim Jones, Jamestown and mass suicide. We often hear this phrase used as an insult for people who uncritically repeat political talking points, buy into hysterical narratives, etc. In... read more