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Brexit, Trump, And The End Of The Post-WWII Global Order

I, as many Londoners, awoke this morning to the shocking news that the British people want out of the European Union. Needless to say there is a level of post-electoral trauma here that I have rarely seen expressed by the normally composed, stiff-upper lip British. Show More Summary

"And take careful note of the American man’s v-neck sweater. That’s the uniform of a man who is owned by a woman."

That's Scott Adams hating on the v-neck sweater in a blog post titled "The Humiliation of the American Male in 2016." He uses a Cascade TV ad to illustrate his point that "the humiliation of American men is now institutionalized in the media" — and he sees that as a big undercurrent in the rise of Donald Trump. Show More Summary

Morning Digest: Pat Toomey courts danger with his hostility to Planned Parenthood

Leading Off: ? PA-Sen: EMILY's List and Planned Parenthood are teaming up to slam Republican Sen. Pat Toomey with a joint television and digital buy. The TV spot (backed by $1.1 million from EMILY) features a breast cancer survivor who...Show More Summary

It’s Official -- Bernie Sanders Is Staying In The Race And Will Not Concede

Contrary to the conventional wisdom saying that Bernie Sanders would never have been able to force a contested Democratic convention, Hillary Clinton has less than 2,383 pledged delegates. Thus, Bernie Sanders has recently confirmedShow More Summary

Open Thread - LBJ On Liberals

Last night in the middle of blogging the Democratic Sit-in, Driftglass came across this interview with Bryan Cranston back when he was on Broadway in "All The Way," a dramatization of the life of LBJ in 1963-4. The Youtube was at this...Show More Summary

Trump Confirms He's A Hamiltonian; Invokes Lincoln's Protectionist Fallacies

Is Donald Trump reading this blog? If so, he's not grasping that Trump Isn't Hitler; He's Hamilton and Reality Check: Trump's Platform is Identical to Lincoln's weren't meant to be supportive of his mercantilist economic ideas. Maybe...Show More Summary

Led Zeppelin Cleared of Stealing 'Stairway to Heaven'

Led Zeppelin has beaten a lawsuit claiming that the iconic guitar riff in "Stairway to Heaven" was copied from Spirit's 1968 instrumental "Taurus." At trial, Led Zeppelin members Jimmy Page and Robert Plant testified as well as Michael Skidmore, the Trustee of Spirit songwriter Randy Wolfe's estate. Show More Summary

ALMOST FAMOUS, ALMOST BROKE: HOW DOES A JAZZ MUSICIAN MAKE IT IN NEW YORK NOW? “One of my pet peeve…

ALMOST FAMOUS, ALMOST BROKE: HOW DOES A JAZZ MUSICIAN MAKE IT IN NEW YORK NOW? “One of my pet peeves,” says Rio Sakairi, the artistic director of the Jazz Gallery, the forward-thinking not-for-profit space, “is when organizations say, ‘Jazz: America’s greatest art form.’ My reaction is always like, ‘Are you saying this because you don’t […]

THE NEW KNOW-NOTHINGS: “The gullible young radicals covering the White House, and how they got tha…

THE NEW KNOW-NOTHINGS: “The gullible young radicals covering the White House, and how they got that way,” as charted by Benjamin Weingarten at City Journal: Supposedly liberal and tolerant campuses create “safe spaces” limited to certain identity groups and those of a certain ideological inclination. In reality, safe spaces are safe only from the diversity […]

OH, THAT DEATH OF THE GROWNUP: Burger King’s Mac n’ Cheetos Are Your Wildest Willy Wonka Fast Food F…

OH, THAT DEATH OF THE GROWNUP: Burger King’s Mac n’ Cheetos Are Your Wildest Willy Wonka Fast Food Fantasy Come True. (Classical reference in headline.)

Which Is Best For Public Health: More Guns Or Fewer Guns?

In the wake of the Orlando shootings, the usual battle lines are drawn in the usual, predictable way. Urban liberals and many Democrats call for more regulations and enforcement to limit access to firearms (especially assault weapons);...Show More Summary

Leave My Pediatrician? I'm Only 26!

As adult Americans are staying on their parent's insurance to age 26, some are also keeping their pediatrician for years after childhood. For the first time in more than a century, young adults are more likely to live with their parents than with a partner or a spouse. Show More Summary

Terrosim And Freedom Of Speech In The Internet Age

There are rabid extremists everywhere these days, with raging rhetoric and venomous rallying cries. When their appeals to fear and violence provoke predictably, murderous actions, why shouldn't they also be charged with complicity for...Show More Summary

Supreme Court vacancy watch Day 131: The fallout from a deadlocked court

It's Thursday, June 23 and Day 131 since Justice Antonin Scalia died and Mitch McConnell laid down his Supreme Court blockade: No meetings, no hearings, no votes on his replacement. It's also Day 98 since President Obama named Merrick Garland to be Scalia's replacement. Show More Summary

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