Gays in the Military: Other Countries Do It

Both Steve Chapman and Ilya Somin argue that, since other countries let gays serve in the military without harming unit cohesion, America can, too. Chapman: It’s not completely implausible that in a military environment, open homosexuality might wreak havoc on order and morale. But the striking thing about these claims is that they exist in […]

Bill Clinton Interrupted at Netroots Nation

Lane Hudson felt justified in interupting former President Bill Clinton’s remarks at Netroots Nation to scream questions about Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and Defense of Marriage Act on the grounds that there was no Q&A session scheduled and he was therefore “being held as a captive audience.” Julian Sanchez, also in attendance and quite sympathetic […]

Racist Toddlers

A bizarre story in the London Telegraph, “Toddlers who dislike spicy food ‘racist,’” is getting some play, thus far only from conservative blogs. The National Children’s Bureau, which receives £12 million a year, mainly from Government funded organisations, has issued guidance to play leaders and nursery teachers advising them to be alert for racist incidents […]


Barack Obama has a “bad habit” of addressing “all kinds of people” as “Sweetie” in casual conversation, although he’s trying to quit. Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama has apologized to WXYZ reporter Peggy Agar for calling her “sweetie” during a campaign stop Wednesday in Sterling Heights. Obama apologized in a voicemail he left on […]

David Horowitz at CPAC

CPAC presented the Blogger of the Year Award to Ace of Spades and the Journalist of the Year Award to Mark Tapcott, editorial page director of the Washington Examiner and proprietor of Tapscott’s Copy Desk. Both are quite deserving. I got there early and was “treated” to a 20 minute rant by David Horowitz on […]

Blacks Turning on Clintons?

Several prominent black leaders are assailing Bill and Hillary Clinton for their use of racially insensitive language in their campaign against Barack Obama, Ben Smith reports for The Politico. A series of comments from Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, her husband and her supporters are spurring a racial backlash and adding a divisive edge to the […]

Ron Paul, Racist?

Ron Paul’s newsletters are proof either that he’s a racist or a fraud.

GET OSAMA Tag Banned in New York

New York has retroactively decided that a man’s GET OSAMA vanity tags are offensive and can not be displayed on his vehicle. The federal government may have a $25 million reward for fugitive terrorist Osama bin Laden, but a retired city cop says the Department of Motor Vehicles has banned his “GETOSAMA” vanity license plates […]

Horowitz Calls Ahmadinejad ‘Persian Hitler’

Several days after the story of Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s Columbia University visit inflamed the blogosphere, professional outrage monger David Horowitz has weighed in. Robert Stacy McCain has the story on the front page of today’s Washington Times. Columbia University’s invitation to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to speak at the Ivy League school’s New York […]

Policemen Outlawed in Washington State

Firemen too. Horrible sexist terms, not gender-neutral. It’s almost official: There soon will be no more firemen or policemen in Washington. And they’re vanishing with barely a whimper. The state Senate voted 41-1 on Friday to get rid of all references to “fireman” and “policeman” in a state law about public employee pensions and replace […]

Professor Bainbridge Magazine Now Blog Again

Steve Bainbridge has announced that his experiment with a multi-blog magazine format is ending and he is re-consolidating has activities at his old domain,®. The consolidated blog will focus on law, business, and economics, serving as an on-line adjunct to my scholarship and teaching (indeed, I’m posting links to both the PowerPoint slides from […]

Anti-Anti-Semitism and Political Correctness

Matt Yglesias uses a recent mini-controversy surrounding Wes Clark to discuss the bizarre state of “anti-anti-Semitism” in American political discourse. Essentially, the fact there is a well-heeled Israeli lobby that has a powerful influence on American foreign policy and is currently pressing for war in Iran can be acknowledged to thunderous applaud by those advocating […]

Professor Bainbridge Relaunch

Steve Bainbridge has made his return to the blogosphere with a new design and three blogs instead of two: Professor Bainbridge’s Business Associations Blog This is my professional blog, which serves as an extension of my academic scholarship. The subjects about which I post here – law, business, and economics – will be of interest […]

NFL’s Lily White Halftime Shows

Jim Henley is shocked that the NFL is following up its all-white Super Bowl halftime show in Motown with an all-white halftime show for the Saints’ return to the Super Dome. Back in the early 1990s I could scowl “political correctness” with the best of them. But when it comes to the world of business, […]

The Problem with Profiling

With the recent U.K. terror plot to blow up airliners with liquid bombs, there has been lots of discussion on the radio talk shows (at least the ones I’ve listened too) that make a big deal about profiling and how it would be an effective screen against terrorists. There is only two problems with this […]

House Extends Outdated Voting Rights Act Provisions

The House yesterday voted to extend the Voting Rights Act for 25 years, despite objections from Southern Members. The House yesterday easily approved an extension of key provisions of the landmark Voting Rights Act, after GOP leaders quelled a rebellion within the party’s Southern ranks that threatened to become a political embarrassment. Before the 390 […]

Metro Board Member Fired for Views on Homosexuality

Today’s Examiner editorial on free speech and political correctness begins with an anecdote: Robert Smith, Roman Catholic and now-former Metro board member, believes homosexuality is a form of “deviancy.” Jim Graham, District of Columbia Council member, believes Smith’s beliefs are “ancient and archaic.” Graham’s views cost him nothing. Smith’s cost him his job. Graham and […]

Google Hates the Troops!

Jonah Goldberg: “It’s kind of sad. They change their homepage logo for all sorts of holidays and occasions. Just last week they paid tribute to Arthur Conan Doyle’s birthday. But Memorial Day doesn’t seem to rate anything at all.” I must admit, it’s kind of odd. They have logos for such obscure events as “Persian […]

Illiberal Europe

Nick Cohen writes in today’s Observer about the increasing fear in Western Europe of free expression. Next week, the Council of Europe is holding hearings on whether freedom of expression should include the right to offend religions. It is already clear that the tide is with the supporters of suppression. Meanwhile, Franco Frattini, the EU’s […]

Jyllands-Posten Wins Prize for Defense of Free Expression

The Danish newspaper which published controversial cartoons of Mohammad yesterdayreceived the Victor Prize for “its adamant defense for months of freedom of expression.” Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, which angered the Muslim world by publishing cartoons of Prophet Muhammad last year, has won a Danish critical journalism award for its initiative, the jury said. Denmark’s largest daily […]

Muslim Day of Anger to Respond to Cartoons

A powerful Muslim leader has declared today an International Day of Anger to express how hurt their prophets feelings are over some Dutch cartoons. A leading Islamic cleric called for an “international day of anger” today over publication of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed, and a Danish activist predicted that deadly violence could break out […]

Anna Benson: Playboy Talks Led to Mets Trade Attempt

Anna Benson thinks the Mets are trying to trade her husband Kris because of her negotiations to pose nude for Playboy. Anna: Talks with Playboy may have led to trade talk (ESPN) The wife of pitcher Kris Benson criticized the Mets for attempting to trade the right-hander in part because of her negotiations to pose […]

Is Islam to Blame for French Muslim Riots?

Stephen Schwartz has an interesting piece at TCS arguing that, while those rioting and killing people in France are Muslims, the root cause of the problem is not Islam but European racism: Notwithstanding the hue and cry that will be raised against Muslims in France, in the aftermath of this nightmare, the truth about French […]

Meet the Faggots

Family of Faggot Fans Fly the Flag (BBC) The Doody family from Wolverhampton has been crowned The Faggot Family in a national competition, and to kick off their reign they will launch National Faggot Week. […] “The great British faggot is full of flavour and a great belly warmer at this time of year.” I […]