WNC Headlines Edition

University of Iowa Sued by Christian Group They Kicked Off Campus

Photo credit: Bill Whittaker (CC-By-SA 3.0) The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty announced that a Christian student gro...
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RNC member resigns over group’s support for Roy Moore

A little more than 24 hours out from the first returns in Alabama, circumstances have conspired to make tomorrow a no-lose situation for Democrats and a no-win for Republicans. If Moore pulls through, or especially if he wins big, Dems will shrug it off on grounds that winning was always a longshot and will turn i...

The Media’s Dewey Moment?

(John Hinderaker) I wrote wrote about President Trump’s war with the Democratic Party press, in which he seems to be winning most of the battles. Of course, the press doesn’t see it that way. Michael Ramirez offers an optimistic take. I hope he is right, and in any event, his cartoon made me laugh. Click to enlarge: ...

The Times Square intifada

(Scott Johnson) You may have read accounts of the chilling events in Malmö and Gothenburg over the weekend, the former involving the usual chants against Jews and the latter an attack on a synagogue perpetrated by masked “youths.” Now Liel Leibovitz takes not...

Sally Kohn: ‘Most men hate women’

Today CNN contributor Sally Kohn has a piece in the Washington Post arguing that sexual harassment should be a hate crime: We have to...

Good question: Why don’t we know who CNN’s sources were on the “botched” email story? (Part 2)

John dug into several aspects of this story yesterday, but more questions remain. The issue at hand is one we’ve been covering since Friday and it involves that CNN report claiming that candidate Trump was given...

Republican Women Annual Christmas Luncheon and Toy Drive for the Children of Tennessee Soldiers

Wednesday, December 13th  Richland Country Club One Club Drive (just off Granny White Pike) 10:30 a.m. -  Registration and Coffee 11:30 a.m. -  Program/Lunch It’s toy time for the Children of Tennessee Soldiers! Please join the Nashville Republican Women for their Annual Chr...

Men at work, Hamas style

(Scott Johnson) Over the weekend the IDF announced the discovery and destruction of the second terror tunnel penetrating Israel from Gaza, this one courtesy of Hamas (the first was a product of Islamic Jihad). I have embedded a tweet below with the IDF video regarding the tunnel. You can see to what use the Arabs of Gaza put the concrete and funds they import. Apart from advances in the techniques of terrorism, they have contributed approximately nothing to humanity. The ...

Wednesday, December 13th Richland Country Club One Club Drive (just off Granny White Pike) 10:30 a.m. – Registration and Coffee 11:30 a.m. – Program/Lunch It’s toy time for the Children of Tennessee Soldiers! Please join the Nashville Republican Women for their Annual Christmas Luncheon and Toy Drive, December 13th. Don’t forget to bring an unwrapped toy! Our special guests will be Chrissy Haslam, the First Lady of Tennessee, and Maj. Gen. "Max" Haston, the Adjutant General of the Tennessee National Guard. Cost is $25 per person. Reservations are requested by Friday, Dec. 8th. For reservations and additional information, visit: www.nashvillerepublicanwomen.org

Wednesday, December 13th  Richland Country Club One Club Drive (just off Granny White Pike) 10:30 a.m. -  Registration and Coffee 11:30 a.m. -  Program/Lunch It’s toy time for the Children of Tennessee Soldiers! Please join the Nashville Republican Women for their Annual ...

Dueling polls: Moore up by nine — and down by ten — on eve of Alabamageddon

Roy Moore will win in a landslide! Unless … Doug Jones wins in a landslide! The final slate of polls for the special election show nothing much more than the difficulty in polling a special election in the middle of a scandal. ...

All-in: Obama records robocall against Roy Moore for Doug Jones

This dimwitted take from a Hollywood liberal, retweeted more than 6,800 times as I write this, made me laugh. Dear @BarackObama if there was any way you could swing it, a visit from you to Alabama could go a ...

Garrison Keillor flushed down the memory hole

(Paul Mirengoff) After Kevin Spacey was excised from the upcoming movie All the Money in the World (his scenes to be reshot with Christoper Plummer), I modestly proposed that Hollywood remove and reshoot Spacey’s scenes in Beyond the Sea and The Usual Suspects, and destroy all copies of American Beauty — that hackneyed attempt at a takedown of suburban...

It is time for a ‘Rooney rule’ for teachers

By Cynthia (CC) DuBois, Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach Louisiana, home to the first Jim Crow law in 1890, holds an important lesson about how to diversify the teaching profession. In 1969, a small group of African-American teachers, coaches, band directors, and principals formerly employed by Tangipahoa Parish, a county 40 miles northwest of New Orleans, sued the school board. They alleged that the district was engaging in “a policy and practice of coercing and intimidating Negro...

Macron has answers, but not for France

(Paul Mirengoff) Emmanuel Macron, who became president of France because a scandal effectively took down the front-running candidate, fancies himself the leader of the free world. This week he will host a climate summit. Last week he chastised President Trump for his decision to recognize that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. Last month, he mediated a dispute over Lebanon....

Dem Senators: Say, now that Franken is resigning, how about Trump?

This was pretty much right on cue, and it had been widely predicted in conservative circles. The only difference is, I didn’t expect it to be quite this fast. One common theme which has arisen after Al Franken’s announcement that he would be resigning “in the coming weeks” is ...

How charter schools are prolonging segregation

By Andre M. Perry Proponents of charter schools have bought into the watered down notion of inclusion Charter schools didn’t create segregation, but the charter school movement isn’t helping to end it either. When Martin Luther King Jr. said, “We must never adjust ou...

Haley on Trump accusers: Let the chips fall where they may

But just how will those chips fall? As Allahpundit noted in his previous post, the focus of sexual harassment allegations in politics has expanded to both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue. Several of Donald Trump’s accusers who went public during the 2016 electi...

The Federal Budget and Morality

It is an understatement to state that federal government spending is out of control. The national debt is $20 trillion and this does not include the unfunded liabilities of entitlement programs such as Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. The federal budget process is broken and the debate over go...

Trump accusers to Megyn Kelly: America showed that it didn’t care about us by electing him

Shrewd programming by Kelly. It’s topical thanks to the Pervnado, she’s in the middle of the story per her history with Roger Ailes and her inclusion in Time’s Person of the Year issue, and if anything’s apt to re...

We’ll teach you not to wish Jake Tapper a “Merry Christmas”

Because it’s almost Christmas and we apparently have nothing better to occupy our time. That’s why. Yesterday, UN Ambassador Nikki Haley was a guest on CNN’s State of the Union with Jake Tapper. It was actually a compelling interview where Tapper was questioning Haley ab...