Matt Philbin
Managing Editor
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There’s pearl clutching at NBC News because Dave Chappelle spoke heresy. In his new Netflix special, “The Closer,” the comic had the temerity to defend author and close observer of reality J.K. Rowling. Rowling is dead to the woke left because of what NBC’s Wilson Wong calls “past comments conflating sex with gender.” (The horror!)

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The Lost Angeles Times on October 3 asked the question that’s been on nobody’s mind: “Can the future of comedy be socialism?”

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Decades hence, historians laboring to chronicle the Covid years will undoubtedly ask why it took 18 months to deploy our most powerful weapon against the virus -- the open celebrity letter.  How many lives would have been saved if, in the early weeks of the pandemic, authorities had tapped the intellect of Anne Hathaway or the insights of Peter Dinklage?

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Female athletes are strong and disciplined. Unless they’re not. They’re tough, fierce competitors, until a paternalistic government can’t guarantee them impunity. According to USA Today sports columnist Nancy Armour, a supreme court decision is all that keeps the warrior queens of big-time sports from puttering away their lives in the kitchen, barefoot and pregnant.

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Talk about burying the lead! Politico has discovered that Joe Biden’s ancestors owned slaves, but tucks it away in 35 paragraphs deep in a vast fluff piece titled: “How Joe Biden Became Irish.”

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We can’t know when someone in Richmond, Virginia will find the time capsule placed on Monument Avenue at the behest of current governor Ralph “Mammy” Northam. But we know with certainty that whoever opens it will think, “Boy, 2021 was a stupid time to be alive.”

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Chalk up a win for education over indoctrination, and for parents versus the left-wing edu-crat blob. 

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Well, Texans, you’ve done it now. You and your “heartbeat” abortion law just cost you the lucrative beef and oil business of Portland, Oregon and you can forget about your future supply of man-buns, arson, anarchist violence and whatever else comes from Portland. 

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When social conservatives objecting to transgender bathroom “rights” raise the specter of opportunistic perverts hanging around the girls’ locker room, sophisticated progressives uniformly scoff. But once in a while, the boogie man/woman/non-binary turns out to be real. 

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It’s another great idea from San Francisco, the city that brought you Needles from Heaven and the All-You-Can-Loot Walgreens.