Matt Philbin
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The Philadelphia Orchestra is a collection of terrified weenies.  No, really. According to GBN, “The Edinburgh Festival Chorus were due to perform Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony alongside the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Edinburgh International Festival.” It ain’t happening, because the weenies in the orchestra demanded that the singers in the chorus wear covid masks. While singing. The “Ode to…
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What a country! If you’re a famous leftist celebrity, you can gun down a woman on a movie set and then whine that Donald Trump and his supporters made you wet yourself.  That’s what Alec Baldwin is doing. This week a number of law-enforcement agencies confirmed what anybody familiar with revolvers already knew: Baldwin actually pulled the trigger of the gun that killed cinematographer Halyna…
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Yeah, it’s funny to remember the days when Google’s corporate motto was “Don’t be evil.” And yet it seems that a lot of the company’s employees don’t think it’s evil enough. They think Google should be a leader of the Moloch List – companies that lavish time and money on employees to kill their unborn children. In the antiseptic, NARAL-approved language of the Washington Post, “Google staffers…
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Much has been published lately about the caring, grounded and not at all agenda-driven professionals of Boston Children’s Hospital’s Gender Services, which includes the “Gender Multispecialty Service” and the Center for Gender Surgery (“Ask us about our Sibling-Switch two-for-one discount!”).  But the media have given short shrift to the truly comprehensive gender affirming resources and…
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The governor of Virginia is not a fan of efforts to downgrade the status of George Washington and James Madison in the history teaching of the state’s public schools. To Glenn Youngkin, the two Founders from Virginia should remain “The Father of our Country” and “The Father of the Constitution,” respectively. The Virginia Department of Education is scheduled to update the state’s learning…
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Things are dumb all over, not least in Britain. The home of Orwell apparently feels that distinction carries with it the responsibility to be particularly, well, Orwellian. Thus we have spectacles like the Hampshire Constabulary handcuffing a freeborn Englishman for “causing anxiety” in a Facebook post. Now comes word from The Daily Mail that the Royal Air Force has imposed a hiring freeze on…
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The World Health Organization (“House Specialty: Dim Sum!”) reportedly wants to change the name of the monkeypox virus because somebody, somewhere decided it’s racist-sounding.  I wish the WHO success in their important work. In fact, in the spirit of healthy international health collaboration, I’d like to offer some alternative monikers for the virus:  “Italian Greyhound Virus” This has a…
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I don’t know her reasoning, but Jezebel writer Kylie Cheung has determined to be the nasty, America-hating leftist from central casting. Maybe being a caricature is a good career move for a feminist writer. In an August 15 piece about a Netflix movie, Cheung apparently just can’t seem to control herself. The movie is a rom-com called Purple Hearts.  The movie is set during the Iraq War and…
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There’s an old joke about lefty media bias, told through imagined headlines on the front page of The New York Times:: Asteroid Hurtling Toward Earth! Planet Doomed! Women, Minorities Hardest Hit Sadly, left-wing outlets remain determined to prove the truth in the jest. For example, The Washington Post on July 20 published an article complaining that the Supreme Court overturning Roe v Wade…
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Frailty, thy name is … college student. Or so believes the English Literature faculty at the University of Winchester in England, where Shakespeare’s Othello has been given a “content warning.” The play’s themes of “racism” and “domestic violence” “may be difficult” for the kiddos. What’s notable here isn’t the idea of Gen Z-ers clutching their pearls over a grown-up drama, but that somebody…