It’s difficult to disagree with Caroline Orr that right-wing extremism is a real and apparently growing problem, made worse by the fact…
Varad Mehta"This is undoubtedly the strongest and most compelling case one can make for supporting Antifa, the so-called anti-fascist action movement. Yet it still doesn’t hold up." @CathyYoung63 nails it. When the best defense of antifa is so weak, they're all weak.
The paper's 1619 Project could have been an important public service. Instead it's leftist agitprop.
Varad Mehta"There's no denying that the much-lauded '1619 Project' at The New York Times is a remarkable achievement. Whether it's an achievement that the paper and its staff should be proud of is another matter." An outstanding critique by @DamonLinker. Read it.
Liberal writer Peter Beinart erupted at fellow CNN panelist Rich Lowry on Monday as he attempted to excuse Palestinian violence toward Israelis, saying he didn't agree but they also didn't have to be "saints" to have rights.
A strong majority, 74%, of U.S. business economists appear sufficiently concerned about the risks of some of President Donald Trump's economic policies that they expect a recession in the U.S. by the end of 2021. The economists surveyed by the...
“Should asylum law be administered differently in Texas than in California?” Senior Circuit Judge A. Wallace Tashima asked in his dissent.
Varad MehtaAn interesting split-the-baby decision. One of the two judges in the majority was Mark Bennett, the former Hawaii attorney general appointed to the Ninth Circuit by President Trump, the rare Trump nominee to have significant GOP opposition.
The Democratic Party is increasingly committed to the notion that Americans and the country’s institutions are steeped in and supported by racism.
Varad MehtaCalling America indelibly, irredeemably racist is what the Democratic base wants to hear, so that's what the 2020 candidates are telling it. But will that message appeal to the whole electorate? @NoahCRothman wonders.
Max Boot is a narcissistic, dishonest, calculating, manipulative writer who engages in the same willfully dishonorable conduct he claims to disdain in others.
Varad Mehta"Boot fancies himself as Mark Antony, here to bury a Caesar he once loved, when in reality he is more like Romeo Montague: a callow, selfish, monomaniacal, self-pitying featherweight, constitutionally unable to prevent the escalation of petty infractions."
Charlie Kirk, Candace Owens, and the conservative youth group worshiping at the altar of Trump
Varad Mehta"Despite all the levers of power Republicans currently wield, conservatism is actually in ruins. And it is Trump’s young grifters who are helping him ruin it." .@SouthernKeeks on the new GOP establishment, which may be even worse than the old one.
In a Sunday segment on MSNBC Elie Mystal called for the majority of white people in America to be destroyed.
Varad MehtaMad scientist Fat Albert declared that white people who support Trump should be destroyed. Good luck finding media outrage at this incitement to violence. @BlueBoxDave has the details. H/t @arikarikari.
American healthcare has a cost problem and an access problem. Solve the cost problem and you’ll also solve the access problem.
Varad Mehta"American healthcare has a cost problem and an access problem. Solve the cost problem and you’ll also solve the access problem." A perfect opening for Republicans to offer solutions on healthcare, writes @ahardtospell. Not that they'll take it.
Trump is not a terrorist, a supporter of terrorism. To suggest otherwise is a slander born of partisan hatred.
Varad Mehta"If it's going to be unacceptable to use the term 'open borders' of a party that is manifestly getting closer and closer to embracing a policy of open borders, we might as well shut down the immigration debate now.
Which is, of course, part of the point."