Elephants graze at the Amboseli National Park, Kenya, August 11, 2020. (Baz Ratner/Reuters) Animal rights must always be distinguished from animal welfare. The former is an ideology that creates moral equality between us and fauna. In this view, human beings have no more right to own animals than we do people. Animal welfare arises out
A scene in Chitral, Pakistan ( Umer Abdul Ghaffar / Getty Images) For many years, I have read and cited the reporting of Declan Walsh. Last week, I did a Q&A with him, here. Walsh is a foreign correspondent for the New York Times. Until recently, he was the Cairo bureau chief of that paper.
Last month I wrote about a rapper calling himself Nuke Bizzle who was arrested after posting a music video on YouTube in which he bragged about defrauding California’s Employment Development Department (EDD) of more than a million dollars. It turns out Bizzle was just the tip of the iceberg. Tuesday a group of District Attorneys
Jan Morris was undoubtedly a brilliant writer. Her prose had a natural liveliness. She observed, she did her homework. Travel pieces were her speciality, and her evocation of busy cities such as Hong Kong, Trieste, Venice, even New York, will always find a place in anthologies. She could turn her hand to writing well about
The best part here is when he marvels at Latinos’ willingness to support a president who would put illegal immigrants in cages. Does this guy not remember who built those cages? And who put kids in them? He remembers. He’s just hoping you don’t. This clip strikes me as a modern twist on two arguments
There was another Antifa “protest” in Portland last night. A few dozen people gathered outside the ICE facility that has been the focus of attention in the past and they succeeded in drawing police out of the building. An unlawful assembly was declared and a couple of arrests were made: Two antifa black bloc militants
At a great many colleges and universities across America, traditional academic standards and norms are being replaced by the “progressive” trinity of diversity, equity, and inclusion. That serves the interests of the people who are intent on transforming the country so it will fit their vision. That vision doesn’t look kindly on dissent or freedom.
Joe Biden held a press conference yesterday to introduce his choices for some very important cabinet positions. It is a glimpse into how Biden plans to govern and his policy priorities. What it showed was that the careerists are back. The Swamp will be alive and well during the Biden-Harris administration. The press cannot be
This is a bizarro-world version of the point righties used to make about left-wing 9/11 Truth cranks during the Bush administration. If you *really* believed that the Bush administration masterminded a terrorist plot that killed thousands of Americans, your response wouldn’t be limited to leaving “Bush knew” comments on YouTube videos like “Loose Change.” You’d
The Supreme Court has become notoriously skittish about Second Amendment cases in the years after Heller. That may change now after a Third Circuit ruling upheld a ban on firearm ownership for felons, even those convicted of non-violent crimes. In a 2-1 decision, the court ruled that a tax-evasion conviction was sufficient for a lifetime removal
Call this the least surprising “scoop” of the year, but it’s still a good get by Axios’ Jonathan Swan. It’s been clear for some time — maybe for a couple of years — that Donald Trump wanted to issue pardons to those caught up in process crimes in Robert Mueller’s special-counsel investigation. Michael Flynn is
MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough has a habit of picking on his own friends and family members who supported President Trump, but on Tuesday’s Morning Joe, he took it a step further and plainly admitted that his obsessions with the President are more important to him than the concerns of the American people. Speaking to wife and
Spoiler: Almost certainly not, although this isn’t anywhere close to the insanity that Sidney Powell keeps promising. A new lawsuit in Wisconsin seeks to throw out 156,807 votes based on alleged violations of Wisconsin statues and the Constitution, using numbers mainly based on estimates from a data “expert.” If the lawsuit succeeds, it could throw
Are lockdowns ever necessary? Will the new COVID-19 vaccines be safe? How risky is it to travel for the holidays? What new medical treatments do we have for COVID-19? Dr. Kevin Pham, a visiting policy analyst at The Heritage Foundation, and Doug Badger, a senior fellow in health policy at The Heritage Foundation, join the
Donald Trump is nearing a crossroads. Those who allege that he has endangered the tradition of smooth presidential transitions by not conceding immediately after the media declared him the loser suffer amnesia. When Trump was elected in 2016, the Washington establishment lost its collective mind. The top echelon of the FBI and CIA were still
Cases of the coronavirus are surging and hospitalizations are rising in Louisiana. Governor John Bel Edwards announced Tuesday that he will order the state back to Phase Two, but a modified version of the plan. New restrictions go into effect today, the day before Thanksgiving. Many bars will have to close and most businesses will
President Donald Trump touts recent U.S. stock market gains during a brief appearance in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House, November 24, 2020. (Hannah McKay/Reuters) Dan has a good article on the homepage, the main point of which is that the system worked, since Trump’s efforts to reverse the election failed. Certainly
In Oregon, you can have cocaine, but not cranberries. Heroin, but no ham. Meth, but not mashed potatoes! Amazingly, a state that just legalized drugs wants to criminalize Thanksgiving! Talk about a double helping of hypocrisy—just in time for the holidays. Of course, Gov. Kate Brown, a Democrat, wasn’t exactly winning any popularity contests as it was.
The new Marvel video game offers players an honest representation of traditional, conservative American values in a modern setting. (The following contains mild spoilers for the 2020 video game Spiderman: Miles Morales) It’s hardly a secret that the entertainment industry leans left. Your average Hollywood zip code resembles the cast and crew of a Democratic
There are many parallels between the personalities of Donald Trump and the second president of the United States, John Adams. Both Adams and Trump had sizable egos and demonstrated streaks of nearly unmatched vanity. John Adams was instrumental in getting George Washington appointed to lead the colonial army, and yet quickly became jealous of him
(maroke/Getty Images) New York City has generated some outrage for closing its schools. This made me a little jealous, though, because here in Fairfax County, Va., schools never opened to begin with. Just last week, the district scotched its reopening plan the day before it was supposed to take effect — after canceling two days’
Publishing giant Penguin Random House Canada announced Monday that it would be releasing Toronto professor Dr. Jordan Peterson’s latest book next year, a decision that apparently left multiple employees in tears. What are the details? Vice‘s Manisha Krishnan broke the story, reporting that the staff felt their employer — the largest publisher in Canada —
A man was caught on cellphone video spitting at two young women and telling them he has the coronavirus after he argued with them for not wearing face masks. The alarming incident unfolded near Boston on Nov. 15 and led to his arrest by police on Tuesday. The video showed the man approach the woman
President Donald Trump is planning to issue a pardon to his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, according to multiple reports. What are the details? Axios’ Jonathan Swan first reported in an exclusive story Tuesday night that the president “has told confidants he plans to pardon” Flynn, citing “two sources with direct knowledge of the
Noncitizens likely voted at a high enough rate to alter the 2020 Electoral College tally, potentially flipping the states of Arizona and Georgia in the presidential election, according to an analysis by Just Facts, a research group. That’s significant, and while it wouldn’t be enough to hand the election to President Donald Trump, it potentially
How does a sports writer know how to fix America, and America’s racial dilemma? In a special edition of the “Glenn Beck Radio Program,” Outkick sports columnist Jason Whitlock filled in Tuesday for Glenn to explain how we can bring America back together, lean into racial harmony, and restore the values of our Founding Fathers.
The only person who burns for revenge more than a Democrat who just lost is a Democrat who just won. The Dems are getting what they want, a Trump-free White House, and it makes them furious. Now they’re publicly yearning for vengeance against the computer repairman who almost cost them their victory. And he did
This is mind-boggling when you think about it. A multi-agency investigation has uncovered a scheme to steal at least $1 billion in pandemic unemployment aid. About 35,000 unemployment claims were filed in the name of prison inmates between March and August, including a claim for convicted murderer Scott Peterson, and that at least 20,000 of
With President-elect Biden stocking up on staff to fill his cabinet, we’re already starting to see the revolving door between politics and the liberal media begin to turn again. Fox News Channel media analyst and host of Media Buzz, Howard Kurtz was on the case Tuesday night as he pointed out the men and women
In a revived era of great-power competition, the United States must face revisionist powers and rogue regimes with advancing nuclear forces and a greater willingness to use them than we have experienced in the past. It’s incumbent upon the next administration to protect American citizens and interests from these rising threats. Under the Trump administration,