Conservatives Against ‘Hate Speech’

Conservatives Against ‘Hate Speech’

It's pretty sad watching conservatives argue like leftists, but it's all over the place now. Not so long ago they rightly ridiculed and dismissed the idea of "hate speech," but now that "anti-Semitism" is said to be the problem, all of a sudden the idea of hate speech is A-OK. In fact, remember when the left used to say "hate speech" wasn't "free speech"? Looks like some Republicans have decided they were right after all; in Oklahoma the Republican governor, Kevin Stitt, just gave us the old "We're all about free speech in Oklahoma. But hate speech isn't going to be tolerated." Remember how...

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The ‘Enemy of the People’ Is At It Again

The ‘Enemy of the People’ Is At It Again

My old friend Michael Malice just shared an AP headline on Twitter that read: "Who wouldn't like prices to start falling? Careful what you wish for, economists say." Malice's commentary: "The corporate press is the enemy of the people." He's right, of course. If they wanted to, these reporters could find other economists who say there's nothing wrong with falling prices, but since they're lackeys for the status quo, they don't want us entertaining the possibility of prices that trend downward rather than upward, because then maybe we'll start questioning the regime under which we live. The...

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Trump Railroaded: Will Investors Flee?

Trump Railroaded: Will Investors Flee?

You've surely heard about Justice Arthur Engoron in New York imposing a ludicrous $455 million in fines and interest on Donald Trump and his corporation. Kathy Hochul, governor of New York, obviously approves of the decision, but somehow wants to punish Trump in this way without spooking all New York real estate investors. The best she's been able to do is to assure them that they "have nothing to worry about"—presumably because their names are not Donald Trump. But who wants to invest in a climate in which your name and/or your lack of popularity among the state's political elite can...

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Dumb Republicans Hand Power to Biden

Dumb Republicans Hand Power to Biden

If I were to describe Joe Biden as a hypocrite, I rather doubt anyone reading would be shocked. But if you spend any time on Twitter you've surely seen a clip of Biden warning that Trump may start a war with Iran, and that of course he would need congressional approval before initiating hostilities. You know how this works: now that Biden is calling the shots, all those niceties about congressional approval have gone out the window. However, you can always count on neoconservatives and other confused people to defend the president at a time like this. Years ago I had a public exchange with...

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The Least Curious Profession

My friend Isaac Morehouse just posted this: "I think the greatest failing of the bureaucratic cartelized medical machine is its complete destruction of curiosity. How many mainstream medical practitioners are passionately curious? I've not met one. Least curious profession I can think of. Should be the most!" Isn't that the truth? Four years later, I am in disbelief that I am still reporting on this. But what you're about to read, from someone still fighting the madness, arrived in my inbox just yesterday. Not two years ago. Yesterday: The audiobook release [of Diary of a Psychosis] was very...

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The World Doesn’t Owe You a Thing

The World Doesn’t Owe You a Thing

A huge drawback to social media is this: I'm not sure I really want everybody's opinions on every last thing, and it's frankly demoralizing to realize just how far gone so many people are. For example, one of my own Twitter followers wrote this: "The idea of having to 'earn a living' implies that, by default, you don't actually deserve to be alive." He thinks this is profound. I don't even know what it means to say somebody "deserves" to be alive. What I know is this: Nature doesn't care what you "deserve." Nature alone doesn't simply hand you things to sustain you. You have to go out and...

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Why Can’t the Neocons Leave Us Alone?

Why Can’t the Neocons Leave Us Alone?

First of all, happy new year to all you good folks who enjoy reading what I write. Now, for the obvious: not every kind of email will float everyone's boat. Maybe today's won't do anything for you. But doggone it, I like it. John Podhoretz is editor of Commentary magazine, which was founded by his father, Norman, the well-known neoconservative. John hasn't had quite the career or following his father did, and he's not nearly as bright, as you'll see from his third-grade Tweet about Tucker Carlson hating America. (It boggles the mind that people don't feel stupid talking like that, doesn't...

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Shut Up: You’re Not An Expert

Shut Up: You’re Not An Expert

You're not entitled to an opinion, because you're not an "expert." Can you imagine anyone still speaking this way after the conduct of the so-called "experts" over the past three years? But they do, dear reader. They do. This happened to me just the other day. A friend had posted on social media that my new book looked interesting. Then came the reply: "What's interesting is that a conservative historian wrote a book about medicine." I won't even bother with the "conservative historian" characterization. The key thing is this: the critic in question is saying that I ought to stay in my lane,...

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Israel Winner of the 2003 Iraq Oil War

Israel Winner of the 2003 Iraq Oil War

From the Foreword by Lawrence B. Wilkerson: “[T]he debate over whether oil was a principal reason for the 2003 invasion has waxed and waned, with one camp arguing that it absolutely was, while the other argues the precise opposite.” “Mr. Vogler, himself a former...

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