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From the pen of John Lott

Posted June 24, 2016 By John C Wright

John R. Lott, author of MORE GUNS LESS CRIME, holds forth on the unwisdom of so called Gun-free zones. They are, of course, Self-Defense-free zones, herds of prey were there are no bulls with sharp, scary horns to defend the cows and calves. These shooters are crazy, but not stupid. Even dumb beasts know to […]

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Time for a Temperance Movement

Posted June 17, 2016 By John C Wright

I read this column by Rod Dreher, which I quote in full below. The italic words below are Mr. Dreher’s; the indented text is the anonymous law enforcement officer whose sad and grim words he quotes. A reader who is a veteran police detective in a major college town writes in response to the “What […]

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Landscape of the Night Lands

Posted June 16, 2016 By John C Wright

Here is an article I wished I had seen before I wrote my NIGHT LANDS homage. The landscape here, with its lava lakes and salt flats, chemical springs and rivers leading nowhere, seemed much like the haunted nightscape surrounding the Last Redoubt. http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20160614-the-people-and-creatures-living-in-earths-hottest-place?ocid=ww.social.link.email

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Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, YouTube: Censors

Posted June 13, 2016 By John C Wright

I have heard of Leftists already blaming the NRA, the teachings of the Christian Church, and Donald Trump for the shooting in Orlando. As far as I know, none of these comments were eliminated due to their political content. On the other hand, these examples speak for themselves. http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2016/06/13/twitter-bans-anti-censorship-campaigner-mark-kern-suggesting-mosques-surveilled/ http://www.breitbart.com/milo/2016/06/15/gay-conservative-milo-yiannopoulos-suspended-twitter-ahead-orlando-meetup/ http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/06/13/pulse-club-massacre-time-gays-come-home-republican-party/ https://www.rt.com/viral/346494-facebook-reddit-censor-orlando/ http://pamelageller.com/2016/06/facebook-bans-pamela-geller-from-posting-in-wake-of-orlando-nightclub-jihad-massacre.html/

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Equal to Nothing

Posted June 2, 2016 By John C Wright

A voice in the wilderness is crying out that perhaps no one should allow lunacy into his language. Stella Morabito offers a rare bit of clarity about the impossibility of clear and honest speech while using unclear and deceptive vocabulary. http://thefederalist.com/2016/05/31/why-you-should-stop-using-the-word-gender Let’s stop polluting our language with the word “gender.” Corruption of the English language […]

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Tom Simon’s Latest Book

Posted June 2, 2016 By John C Wright

Please patronize my friend and colleague, Tom Simon, who has just released his latest anthology:  THE WORM OF THE AGES AND OTHER TAILS: SIX SHORT FANTASIES. It is available in ebook form through Amazon. A print edition of THE WORM OF THE AGES should be available in a few days. Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GCCT4DS This little volume […]

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Hear, Hear

Posted May 31, 2016 By John C Wright

Here is another man’s opinion on the desecration of Captain America I’d like to bring to your attention. Mr. Tanaka pens a column titled Why What Happens to Captain America Matters A few choice quotes: But the triviality of it is precisely what makes it important, because it is in such things that the real mindset of […]

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The Decline of SF by QQ

Posted May 24, 2016 By John C Wright

A strange creature named QuQu asks the strange question why so many acquisition editors talk more about politics than books they’ve read and liked, and other trenchant questions.  

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Backfire

Posted May 22, 2016 By John C Wright

The New York Times ran a front page story about Donald Trump’s behavior toward women, and discovered that, decades ago, he gave a compliment to an attractive girl whom he invited to a pool party. When her saw her in a bikini, he said “Wow!” The press ran the story saying it showed disrespect toward Rowanne Brewer […]

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Aux Armes, Citoyens

Posted May 21, 2016 By John C Wright

http://dailycaller.com/2016/05/19/security-guard-arrested-for-removing-man-from-womens-bathroom/ A female security guard working at a Washington, D.C. grocery store was arrested Monday afternoon for physically escorting a man out of the women’s restroom after he refused to leave because he identifies as a woman. The shopper — a young, African-American male who identified himself as Ebony Belcher to local news outlets — reportedly passed the […]

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