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Decapitated Jesus statue

Anti-Catholic vandalism seems to be increasing across the country.

By Justin Katz | May 24, 2021 |

For the growing file of vandalized statues at Christian, especially Catholic, churches, here’s one in Brooklyn: The Diocese of Brooklyn is requesting increased police presence after two incidents of vandalism in three days at church properties. Over the weekend, a statue depicting the Blessed Mother holding the infant Jesus was discovered vandalized outside the diocesan…

Man holds shoe at Uyghur protest

How long until we start hearing the protest chant that “Green Is Slavery”?

By Justin Katz | May 23, 2021 |

What makes this moment in history strange (well, one thing, anyway) is that at the same time we’re hearing of the need to purge and punish every American brand or institution that was at all associated with slavery — like the state name Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, which had nothing to do with Southern…

A shadowy man on the phone

The media’s trick is to make the persecution of the opposition seem ordinary.

By Justin Katz | May 23, 2021 |

Even as evidence of Biden corruption is ignored as if it’s non-news, we’re seeing stories like this, by Solange Reynder for Newsmax: Rudy Giuliani says half of the documents the ”unethical, corrupt” Justice Department seized Thursday in a federal raid of his Manhattan home and office involve his representation of former President Donald Trump. ”When I…

Joe Biden's smile.

It sure does seem like this kind of thing would be a bigger deal if Biden were Republican.

By Justin Katz | May 23, 2021 |

Hank Berrien reports for The Daily Wire: In an investigative piece published Thursday, the Daily Mail‘s Josh Boswell reports that former FBI Director Louis Freeh donated $100,000 to a private trust for Joe Biden’s grandchildren in 2016, when Biden still served as vice president, but during that same year he was soliciting Biden’s son Hunter and…

Soccer cleats in the air

Don’t be surprised when we find it was dangerous to open the door for boys in girls’ sports.

By Justin Katz | May 23, 2021 |

Any parent with children of both sexes who play soccer has seen the undeniable difference in the way boys and girls play the game.  It seems the cultural and hormonal differences may be interwoven with an underlying acknowledgment of actual risks. According to the results of a recent study: The study confirmed findings from previous…

Media logos

The “conservative” news organization is probably the most balanced.

By Justin Katz | May 22, 2021 |

The structure of this “survey” is interesting, as Mark Tapscott describes it on Instapundit: AllSides recently showed a balanced sample of 2,000 people news stories produced by five news organizations but without their brand names, then asked them to read the stories and rate them according to where they would place them on the political spectrum.…

Murders and property crime in BLM cities

Black Lives Matter protests are associated with more people being killed.

By Justin Katz | May 22, 2021 |

Keith Griffith’s summary for the Daily Mail of a study by Travis Campbell of changes in crime in cities that had Black Lives Matter protests is not surprising in one respect: A researcher has found that cities that had Black Lives Matter protests saw a significant decrease in police homicides, but a huge overall increase…

An anti-Israel mob attacks Jews in NYC.

In Biden’s America, reaction to violence depends on identity.

By Justin Katz | May 22, 2021 |

If your social media feed is anything like mine, you’ve been seeing clips of pro-Palestine (or anti-Israel) protesters attacking Jews in multiple American cities.  Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby is exactly right when he responds to one of the videos as follows: If these Jews were being attacked by vicious white supremacist thugs, media interest…

Meerkat tells a secret

It’s up to the reader to spot when journalists are merely passing along PR.

By Justin Katz | May 22, 2021 |

A paragraph that Ed Driscoll quotes on Instapundit from a Glenn Greenwald Substack essay deserves consideration of its broader application: Let’s express this as clearly as it can be expressed. Any journalist who treats unverified stories from the CIA or other government agencies as true, without needing any evidence or applying any skepticism, is worthless. Actually,…

A sheep at a blackboard with 1984 math

The American variant of socialism is going to be so much worse.

By Justin Katz | May 21, 2021 |

Reacting to increasing outbreaks of woke math in the United States, Katya Rapoport Sedgwick explains on Legal Insurrection why she believes “socialism in the U.S. is going to be worse than the USSR where [she] grew up in the 70’s and 80’s.” The main reason woke math is on the march is simple: the woke destroy. That’s what they do.…