Commentary

Can’t a Gal Still Gawk at Firemen?

Eye candy isn't safe from the Nanny State. New York is a lawless hot mess of a city. Arabic becomes the most spoken language in Swedish pre-schools. These and more stories from around the web in this week's Laura's Links. ...

‘Undiagnosed Sociopath’

We cannot stand to call evil evil, and so resort to the sterile language of psychiatry. ...

‘Gray Matter’–Deficient Americans

The billionaires and bureaucrats depend on the skilled workers they mock — and that makes them more than a little uneasy. ...

The Man in the Library

Just ahead of tonight's "Tucker" appearance, welcome to the latest in our series of audio adventures, Tales for Our Time, and Part Three of my serialization of The Power-House by John Buchan. We're always happy to hear from Mark Steyn Club members who enjoy our thrilling radio serials, and this pre-war...

World news

Christopher Ruddy to Newsmax TV: Bloomberg Treatment a ‘Commentary’ on Democrats

The treatment of former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg on the stage of last week's Democratic debates is a commentary about the state of the party and how far left it has gone, according to Newsmax CEO Christopher Ruddy....

Economy

Technology

Report: The NSA’s Expensive and Controversial Phone Program Only Netted One Significant Investigation

Around this time last year, the National Security Agency stealthily shut down its disputed mass surveillance program that tracked Americans’ domestic calls and texts. Well, now it would appear that between 2015 to 2019, that program cost $100 million but only resulted in one significant investigation and two unique…Read more......

Disney Reportedly Censors John Oliver Segment on Its India...

A recently aired segment on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver that was critical of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reportedly been censored on the Disney-owned streaming platform Hotstar, a wildly popular service the company snapped up during its acquisition of 21st Century Fox last year.Read more......

Dallas Exterminator Treats ‘5 to 10’ Ride Share Cars...

If the shady business practices, abuse of drivers or straight-up possible negligent homicides don’t make you pause before hitting that Uber or Lyft app, maybe this will: at least one Dallas exterminator is doing big business killing bed bugs in ride-share vehicles.Read more......

The Nerd’s Watch: The Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Streaming...

You can get comprehensive lists of everything coming to streaming services anywhere. But half of those titles you don’t care about, and the other half are terrible. Where’s the good stuff? io9 is here to help.Read more......

Tuesday’s Best Deals: JACHS Hoodies, Gaming Gold Box, Ninja...

A Dyson vacuum, cast iron skillet set, Anker surge protector, and Turbo Tax software lead off Tuesday’s best deals from around the web. Read more......

More Venom 2 Set Photos Give Us a Dreary...

Harrison Ford talks about wanting to get Indiana Jones 5. The Next DC animated movie has set up its sizeable cast. Stephanie Beatriz sadly explains why she can’t become Disney+’s She-Hulk. The BBC has hope for Doctor Who’s future, despite its ratings slump. Plus, new footage from Mulan and A Quiet...

Science / Health

San Francisco Declares Coronavirus Emergency

"We see the virus spreading in new parts of the world every day, and we are taking the necessary steps to protect San Franciscans from harm," Mayor London Breed said....

Dems Thwart Senate Republicans on 2 Abortion Bills

Senate Democrats on Tuesday blocked a pair of Republican bills that would have banned most late-term abortions and threatened prison for doctors who don't try saving the life of infants born alive during abortions. The measures have been defeated multiple times in recent......

CDC: US Must Expect ‘Significant Disruption’ From Coronavirus

U.S. parents need to prepare for school closures and "significant disruption" in their lives, according to the CDC....

The Best Snacks for Diabetics

When it's time for that midmorning or midafternoon snack, reach for something that will not only quell your hunger but also help keep your blood sugar steady between meals and before exercising....

Mulvaney Blames Azar for Virus Response

With the coronavirus crisis threatening to potentially hurt the American economy and harm President Donald Trump’s chances for re-election, acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney has laid the blame on Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar....

Pot Use Among Seniors Nearly Doubles in 3 Years

Americans may want to rethink the stereotype of the pot-loving teen: More U.S. seniors are using the drug now than ever before....

Headlines

Coronavirus live updates: South Korea races to contain outbreak...

Coronavirus live updates: South Korea races to contain outbreak as virus fears slam stock markets  CBS NewsCoronavirus: New global outbreaks emerge - BBC News  BBC NewsSouth Korea's Coronavirus Outbreak Linked To Secretive Church Group : Goats and Soda  NPRIs the Coronavirus Outbreak a Pandemic Yet?  The New York TimesContaining the spread of coronavirus is important,...

Trump Says Sotomayor, Ginsburg Should Recuse Themselves From Cases...

Trump Says Sotomayor, Ginsburg Should Recuse Themselves From Cases Involving Him  NPRControversial "public charge" rule takes effect, reshaping legal immigration in U.S.  CBS NewsTrump says Sotomayor, Ginsburg should recuse themselves from cases dealing with his administration  Fox NewsThe New Wealth Test for Immigrants Is Un-American  The New York TimesImmigrants who seek opportunity should comply with...

Chris Matthews Apologizes to Bernie Sanders for Remarks on...

Chris Matthews Apologizes to Bernie Sanders for Remarks on Nevada Win  The New York TimesBernie Sanders' disastrous answer on '60 Minutes'  CNNMike Bloomberg prepares media onslaught against Democratic front-runner Bernie Sanders  CNBCThe South Carolina Democratic primary will be decided by black women | TheHill  The HillThe Democratic Race, After Nevada  The New York TimesView Full Coverage...

Tom Steyer slams Biden for implying that ‘he owns...

Tom Steyer slams Biden for implying that 'he owns the African-American vote' ahead of South Carolina primary  Fox NewsBernie Sanders' disastrous answer on '60 Minutes'  CNNColumn: Why aren't Democrats sounding the Sanders alert?  Los Angeles TimesThe South Carolina Democratic primary will be decided by black women | TheHill  The HillLeslie Marshall: Sanders, Biden and more...

How The Tea Party Introduced Freedom To The GOP

It is impossible to overstate the profound effect the million or so (always in debate thanks to the main-stream media) people who stopped their...

More Dangerous, Gators Or Politics?

This gentleman is passionate about two things: politics and alligators; the latter being far less dangerous these days.

Exclusive Coverage of Senator Mitch McConnell

On November 23rd we attended a speaking engagement by Senator Mitch McConnell at the John Black Center in Buckner, Kentucky. The latest issue of...

Entertainment

Sports

What Joe Judge’s peculiar no-name Giants rule really means

INDIANAPOLIS — Since getting hired as head coach of the Giants, Joe Judge has yet to publicly utter the name Daniel Jones. Not at his introductory press conference. Not in Mobile, Ala., at the Senior Bowl. And not here at the scouting combine. Oh, by the way, Judge has also not...

The real reason why Matt Rhule spurned Giants for Panthers

INDIANAPOLIS — Matt Rhule says he would not be standing alongside other NFL head coaches if not for Tom Coughlin. So, why didn’t he capitalize on a chance to fill Coughlin’s old shoes? Rhule was the early favorite to be Giants head coach in 2020. He had an interview scheduled but...

Luis Severino fallout: Five pitchers battling for spots in Yankees’ rotation

Gerritt Cole can’t do it alone. Following the devastating news that former ace Luis Severino will undergo Tommy John surgery and miss the entire 2020 season — this, coming after it was announced that James Paxton will miss the start of the season because of back surgery — the Yankees will...

LeBron James declines to say whether he attended Kobe Bryant memorial

LOS ANGELES – For the past month, LeBron James has wrestled with grief over the loss of his boyhood idol. The Los Angeles...