Flynn Files
by | May 24, 2019

Something stupid this way comes. If the proliferation of neck tattoos does not convince, then consider the research of Bernt Bratsberg and Ole Rogeberg. A study by the two Norwegians shows a decline in IQ, a reversal of the Flynn…

by | May 17, 2019

What does America do for an encore after celebrity parents rigged SAT exams? The creators of the SAT respond to the cheaters by becoming them. Two of academia’s worst trends—passive-aggressive dishonesty and the mania to quantify the unquantifiable—combine in the…

by | May 10, 2019

“A man must be something of a moralist if he is to preach,” G.K. Chesterton observed, “even if he is to preach immorality.” Brian Sims, a Pennsylvania state representative by profession and abortion counterprotester by avocation, embodies Chesterton’s quip. The…

by | May 3, 2019

Anyone imagining the drumroll-to-sad-trombone Mueller Report shaking the Democratic Party’s monomaniacal faith in impeachment does not grasp the meaning of monomaniacal. True believers believe; such trivial matters as evidence, or a lack thereof, do not shake this faith. For a…

by | Apr 26, 2019

Whoever said that there’s no such thing as a free lunch never said it to the various presidential hopefuls aiming to unseat the current occupant of the Oval Office. And whoever says it now risks issuing a warning misunderstood as…

by | Apr 19, 2019

The New York Board of Parole announced on Wednesday the decision of Governor Andrew Cuomo not to run for president. They did this by opting to release Judith Clark, a domestic terrorist convicted of three counts of murder. The oblique…

by | Apr 16, 2019

The Academy Award-winning documentary Man on Wire chronicled tightrope walker Philippe Petit’s travels between the World Trade Center towers in 1974. The lack of footage for the 1974 stunt meant that the most captivating footage in Man on Wire involved…

by | Apr 12, 2019

James Holzhauer won a record $110,994 on Jeopardy! on Tuesday. That same day, Charles Van Doren, the James Holzhauer of his day who won $129,000 by the end of his run on NBC’s Twenty-One in March of 1957, died at…

by | Apr 9, 2019

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors votes Tuesday on a measure to compel the city’s airport to spend over a million dollars to redo proposed signage plans calling Terminal One “Harvey Milk Terminal.” Supervisor Hillary Ronen complains that San Francisco…

by | Apr 5, 2019

The National Women’s Hall of Fame inducts not one but two of Jim Jones’s most fervent celebrity supporters this year. During research for Cult City: Jim Jones, Harvey Milk, and 10 Days That Shook San Francisco, Jane Fonda and Angela…

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