Sullivan’s travels

In a new essay, “I Used to Be a Human Being,” Andrew Sullivan goes on and on about the damage that his frenetic 24/7 online reading-and-commenting lifestyle did to his own precious psyche. But in his usual narcissistic fashion he still seems blithely unaware of, or indifferent to, the extraordinary damage that the recklessly hyped-up […]

A call from Kuwait

The difference between hating Islam and hating Muslims: Today Howard Stern took a call from a 16-year-old Kuwaiti kid, in Kuwait, who listens to him online by using a VPN. They talked for nearly an hour. The kid, who had excellent English and is from a well-off family, offered a harrowing glimpse of daily life […]

Hit job

Our (and Britons’) TV license fees at work: We just caught, on NRK2, the second half of a BBC “documentary” entitled “We Want Our Country Back” by one Miles Blayden-Ryall. It’s a shamelessly dishonest hit job about a group called Britain First whose members oppose Islamization. I don’t know them, but everything they say on […]

Discovering Shadi Hamid

This smirking gasbag is eager to accept Islam’s illiberalism, seek out “nuances” within the religion, and refuse to be judgmental about even its most appalling attributes. But he’s quick to savage Trump as a monster and bigot for acknowledging and standing up to that illiberalism. Similarly, while he’s OK with Islamic governments enacting laws that […]

No more

No more flags of foreign countries posted on Facebook in a spirit of solidarity. No more empathic Twitter hashtags. No more empty statements by heads of government declaring that “the terrorists have failed in their effort to turn us against one another.” No more equally empty statements by other heads of government expressing their own […]

Brutal realities

On CNN and Fox News, one politician after another professed to be “shocked” by the massacre in Orlando. “Who would have expected such a thing?” people kept asking. Actually, I’ve been expecting just such a thing for years. The only shock was that it took this long for some jihadist to go after a gay […]

No laughing matter

Comedy ain’t what it used to be. Chris Rock and Jerry Seinfeld, among others, have said that they’d never do stand-up on a campus these days because the ultra-PC students are so easily offended. Since Joan Rivers’ untimely death in 2014 robbed us of a bold, antic counterweight to all things PC, three other female […]