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Leave it to academics to tell us that the haruspices were basically right, if a little off the mark. Instead of wasting their time inspecting sheep entrails, the Romans should have been poking around the innards of rich white men. Because white people have racist stomachs: Can a person’s belief in racial hierarchy—for example, that […]
At Michigan State University, a student reported his roommate for the unspeakable crime of watching a Ben Shapiro video. (This, apparently, constituted a “bias incident.” How sitting passively can count as “bias” is beyond me, but that’s neither here nor there.) I was at another venerable Wolverine State institution, the University of Michigan, in winter 2017 — only two or three months after the 2016 election — and the students had taken to the bulletin boards to vent:
He was skinny, with bruises on his face and the red welt of a scar running from the middle of his left forearm up to where it disappeared into the short sleeve of his tattered shirt. His skin was gray – the flat gray of cement dust or Texas caliche clay. His hair was shaggy […]
What’s the top burning question on Yelp’s mind these days? If a business is pet-friendly? If it accepts Apple/Android/Samsung Pay? If it has bike parking, or if it’s good for groups, romantic, intimate, or good for kids? Nope: Yelp wants to know if trannies can take a tinkle. Check in to any establishment, and the […]
Almost there. The electoral altar loomed over the town like an epitaph, high on a hill once holy, crowded by perched harpies and half-drunk baboons. Skeletons and immodest aliens lined the steps as a harpy and judge quibbled over a suited man scandalously sketching the scene on a pad. On each stone step, the etched […]
Democratic Vice Presidential Nominee Senator Time Kaine is mounting a serious challenge to Vice President Joe Biden and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi for the title of America’s Most Clueless Catholic™. (There is a special category for Secretary of State John Kerry, but Ricochet’s Code of Conduct doesn’t allow one to name it).
Yes. Another papal press conference aboard an airplane, and more papal nonsense. I think Pope Francis needs to fly strapped into his seat with an oxygen mask over his face so that he stays lucid and can’t talk. He is becoming an embarrassment the way he talks about Islam and violence. His latest answer when […]
God, I hate it when you kids fight. I never seem to be where the action is, though. I’m like a desk jockey at the Pentagon trying to make sense out some convoluted after action report. From what I gather somebody got raped on a Scottish golf course by someone who got double-banned after secret […]
Pope Francis received in audience in the Vatican on Monday the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Sheik Ahmed Muhammad Al-Tayyib. Following in the footsteps of Obama, and having previously declared that “respect for true followers of Islam should lead us to avoid hateful generalizations, for authentic Islam and the proper reading of the Koran are opposed to every […]
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Is Spike Lee still cool? Do the kids look to him as a cultural leader? Should he be this bold in predicting the impact his next movie is going to have? http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2015/11/25/spike_lee_predicts_sex_strikes_across_college_campuses_in_the_wake_of_chi.html Preview Open
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