Posts in category "Political Correctness"

Okay, sensitivity police, defend ESPN for pulling Asian announcer because his name is Lee

ESPN pulled Robert Lee from announcing a University of Virginia football game because his name might cause him some embarrassment or other problems.  The real problem being that his name, Robert Lee, is too similar to the Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Stop it. Stop it now. (Hat tip to Zay Smith).

Defending Chicago Sun-Times theater critic Hedy Weiss against the punishing hordes

One theater deploys racism, sexism and ageism to accuse her of racism, sexism, homophobia and more The hard left has launched an intolerant, shut-your-mouth attack on long-time and respected Chicago Sun-Times theater critic Hedy Weiss. Her sin? She stated an obvious truth about violence in Chicago in her June 13  review of “Pass Over” at Steppenwolf Theatre. Never mind that she... Read more »

The 'March for Science' subverts real science

How can anyone so passionately support science yet be so ignorant about science? Certainly many of those who participated the in March for Science and its sisters, the People’s Climate March and today’s May Day March, were scientists or those who understand science. But for so many others it was a political event, amounting to no more than a cheeky attempt... Read more »
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'The Handmaid's Tale' bubbles up again from the swamp of hysterical feminism

I read Margaret Atwood’s The handmaid’s Tale long ago and was amazed that such trash could be taken so seriously. As Heather Wilhelm describes this loopy effort to scare the bejabbers out of American women: In Atwood’s dystopian world, a sinister cabal of fundamentalist Christians (it’s always those dastardly Christians, it seems) seizes power, transforming what remains of the... Read more »

When rape doesn't much matter

From the Washington Times: Social warriors, sometimes Why the rape that escaped the media and national attention must not be ignored Rape stories, when they can be used to vault social-justice issues into the nation’s psyche, get exhaustive coverage and opining by the mainstream media, regardless of whether they’re even true. But if a 14-year-old... Read more »

Zachary Fardon's case for more active policing

Hurray for the just resigned U.S. Attorney Zachary Fardon! Freed from the ideological vise of former President Barack Obama and his administration, Fardon said what needed to be said about how utopian restraints imposed on  Chicago police have crippled their efforts to halt the wave of gangland violence sweeping across the city. In his 5-page letter released to the... Read more »
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White Guilt Invades the Elite New Trier High School on the wealthy North Shore

This article first appeared in The Weekly Standard. Northfield, Il.–Now that institutions of higher learning have been thoroughly molded in the principles and practices of white guilt, it’s time to turn to the high schools. For that, we take you to Chicago’s affluent North Shore suburbs, where the excellent New Trier High School has set... Read more »

All that who ha over Chicago's murders is just a plot to embarrass Obama

That’s the take on Chicago’s street gang murders by Chris Hayes, the MSNBC anchor who came here to lecture us about how it ain’t so bad. Here’s what he said: Chicago’s status as the poster child of urban violence — even though it is nowhere near the U.S.’s most violent city, per capita — is “unquestionably”... Read more »

Whistling at a woman is a new hate crime

At least it is so in Nottinghamshire in the United Kingdom. Reported The Guardian: Uninvited sexual advances and unwanted verbal contact with a woman, including catcalling or wolf-whistling in the street, are to be recorded as a hate crimes in a new effort to tackle sexist abuse. Nottinghamshire police has expanded its categories of hate... Read more »
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Ron Grossman's elegant insights to Brexit, Donald Trump and populism

President Barak Obama’s recent observations about “populism” is further evidence of how the elites have no clue about what the rise of Donald Trump and Brexit are about. (See “Obama goes on “rant” about Donald Trump’s populism.”) Both Brexit and Donald Trump have touched a nerve of the many Americans and British who have had it... Read more »
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