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The Name/Statue Game Has Barely Begun!

(John Hinderaker) One of my daughters asks, are Robert Lees across the country scrambling to change their names, lest they be discriminated against by their employers? Is Robert the new Adolf? I say, Yes! And it’s only right. But why stop there? Think how many Thomas Jacksons and James Stuarts there are in the U.S. Why shouldn’t they be discriminated against, too? This whole thing with statues and names could be a lot of fun. As others have pointed out, Coca-Cola ...
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ESPN: We replaced Robert Lee as broadcaster because we feared dank memes

Jazz wrote about it earlier, I know, but it warrants another post. Do you realize what you’re witnessing here? In a PC age, this shines as one of the single stupidest examples of political correctness we’re ever likely to see. It’s so fantastically stupid that the consensus among even ESPN-skeptic conservatives last night on Twitter when the news first broke ...

China Expanding Its International Influence

China in the Red Sea: The Djibouti Naval Base and the Return of Admiral Zheng He By August 23, 2017 FacebookT...

Trump made the right move on Afghanistan

By John R. Allen, Michael E. O'Hanlon There is probably no secret recipe for victory in Afghanistan—at least no such recipe that any American can concoct. President Trump was dealt a tough hand in Afghanistan. And as his predecessors (and many of us in the strategic community) have also learned, the United States enjoys only limited influence in this crucial part of the world. U.S. policy is about improving the odds of success—or at least reducing the odds of failure—at this...

ESPN Goes Super PC

Because of his name, announcer Robert Lee is pulled from an ESPN broadcast 2 hrs ago    (7) ...

Unions giving federal workers time off to campaign face new scrutiny

Last month we looked at the question of whether or not the Postal Service might have been in violation of the Hatch Act when their union instructed management to allow certain workers to take unpaid leave to go campaign fo...

Criminals Are Still Coming Through The Southern Border

Border Patrol Scores Huge Win With These Arrests    August 22, 2017  News  ...

CNN debate: Is the president mentally ill or what?

Put me down for what. As part of last night’s coverage of Donald Trump’s rally in Phoenix, CN...

The century gap: Low economic mobility for black men, 150 years after the Civil War

By Richard V. Reeves The legacy of American racism is dominating the headlines again. One of the arguments used against the removal or relocation of Confederate symbols is that “it is simply part of our history”. This is not the case. The results of the enslavement, disenfranchisement and exclusion of black Americans remain visible and vivid in 21st century America. Take the economic gap between black and white Americans, which is stark and stubborn. Black median household i...

Bad news for the U.S. 7th Fleet Commander

Following the second disastrous collision to take place on his watch, the Navy ...

Trump to Canada and Mexico: Renegotiate or NAFTA gets it

Figuratively speaking, hostage strategies only work if you’re willing to kill the hostage. Donald Trump ...

And don’t mention Bob Lee

(Scott Johnson) Paul’s post. on ESPN’s decision to pull Robert Lee from calling the University of Virginia/William & Mary football game in Charlottesville sounds like a satirical joke. Were it not for Iowahawk, I would have thought that ESPN has outrun satire. The indomitable Iowahawk, however, has risen to the challenge. My ...

ESPN’s partisanship problem reaches peak self-parody levels

Let me just say right off the bat that I really didn’t even want to talk about this story, but now that it’s blowing up on social media I suppose it is what it is. ESPN has managed to put their internal liberal bias on display all too often lately, and the results have been rather disastrous...

Part III, Nazis in the Closet

This is the third part of this series.  For Part I  and Part II: There is nothing new about the idiots on the far left suggesting President Donald Trump be assassinated.  The idiots on the far right did the same thing when it came to Barack Obama.  Funny thing, though.  ...

The Gulf Crisis

Qatar University and the Brookings Doha Center will jointly host a panel event titled: “The Gulf Crisis and the Region” to discuss the regional implications of the boycott and blockade, imposed on Qatar by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Bahrain, and Egypt. The panel will discuss the crisis’ impact on regional relations and the future of security and stability in the region, as well as its economic and social development. IMPO...

Mike Rowe: There’s nothing more annoying than celebrities sharing political opinions

Mike Rowe, best known for his work on the show Dirty Jobs, was challenged to say something about what took place in Charlottesville by someone who claimed he was staying silent because offering an opinion wouldn’t be good for business. Instead of denying it, Rowe admitted he did worry about falling into a trap where, no matter what you say, someone is offended. He went on to say there is nothing more annoying than celebrities ...

ESPN, the worldwide leader in liberal idiocy

(Paul Mirengoff) ESPN likes to promote its “Thirty for Thirty” sports documentaries by saying “what if I told you. . .?” So let me ask, “what if I told you that ESPN decided to pull an Asian-American announcer from calling a University of Virginia football game because his name is Robert Lee?” Your answer would probably be, “you’re making it up.” But I’m not. It is ...

Trump to hold campaign rally as protesters descend on Phoenix

Not every Trump rally merits a red-font headline but this one does, just because the odds of chaos inside and/or outside the arena tonight are unusually high. There are many shadows hanging over this event — Charlottesville, immigration, a possible pardon for Joe Arpaio, a looming clusterfark pitting Trump against his own party’s leadership over Jeff Flake’s reelection bid. Per ...

Our Iowa GOP Poll Shows a Decline in Marriage Amendment Support

Our poll shows a decline in support for a marriage amendment defining marriage as being between one man and one woman among our readers who identify as Iowa Republicans. Marriage Amendment Support Declines 51.2 percent of our readers said they support such a change with 37.8 perce...

Govt. union rep: Employees only have to be “available to work” to get paid

We recently talked about the difficulty that VA chief David Shulkin ran into when attempting to fire one of his people who had been found to be grossly negligent. That person was Brian Hawkins, who had been d...