Michelle Malkin from Creators Syndicate https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin Creators Syndicate is an international syndication company that represents cartoonists and columnists of the highest caliber. en Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:09:02 -0700 https://www.creators.com/ http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Michelle Malkin from Creators Syndicate https://cdn.creators.com/features/michelle-malkin-thumb.jpg https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin 61201712ecc4a9308e8900eeee093273 Return of the Feckless Chick-Fil-A-Phobes for 04/18/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/04/18/return-of-the-feckless-chick-fil-a-phobes Wed, 18 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Move over, Trump Derangement Syndrome. Another unhinged liberal pathology is back:</p> <p>Chick-fil-A-phobia.<p>Updated: Wed Apr 18, 2018</p> 839de33244f1ed83e540d5844e212926 The Student Data-Mining Scandal Under Our Noses for 04/11/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/04/18/the-student-data-mining-scandal-under-our-noses Wed, 11 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p>While congresscritters expressed outrage at Facebook's intrusive data grabs during Capitol Hill hearings with Mark Zuckerberg this week, not a peep was heard about the Silicon Valley-Beltway theft ring purloining the personal information and browsing habits of millions of American schoolchildren.</p> <p>It doesn't take undercover investigative journalists to unmask the massive privacy invasion enabled by educational technology and federal mandates. The kiddie data heist is happening out in the open &#8212; with Washington politicians and bureaucrats as brazen co-conspirators.</p> <p>Facebook is just one of the tech giants partnering with the U.S. Department of Education and schools nationwide in pursuit of student data for meddling and profit. Google, Apple, Microsoft, Pearson, Knewton, and many more are cashing in on the Big Data boondoggle. State and federal educational databases provide countless opportunities for private companies exploiting public schoolchildren subjected to annual assessments, which exploded after adoption of the tech industry-supported Common Core "standards," tests, and aligned texts and curricula.<p>Updated: Thu Apr 12, 2018</p> 0fcb32baaca68a18c963210d5fa5b978 Caravans, Churches and Criminal Sanctuaries for 04/04/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/04/18/caravans-churches-and-criminal-sanctuaries Wed, 04 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Open borders tour guides in Mexico illegally shepherding 1,500 Central Americans to the United States border declared victory this week. Mexican officials reportedly are offering humanitarian visas to avert a showdown. But the parade of immigration lawlessness marches on &#8212; with reckless aiding and abetting by churches across the U.S.</p> <p>Pueblo Sin Fronteras, the group in charge of the annual "migrant caravan," launched its effort during Holy Week by invoking the Stations of the Cross with biblical costumery and prop crosses. When they're not serving as human traffickers masquerading as human rights activists, these travel agents for amnesty busy themselves constructing shelters along their illicit pathways that span the globe. Catholic groups have sponsored and subsidized such nation-sabotaging campaigns for decades.<p>Updated: Wed Apr 04, 2018</p> d45a06853bd27552aedf9c097a10733c The Snitches in Your Kids' Dental Office for 03/28/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/03/18/the-snitches-in-your-kids-dental-office Wed, 28 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>How sharper than a serpent's tooth to have a despotic pediatric dentist.</p> <p>Parents who decide, for whatever reason, that they don't like their children's oral care provider should be forewarned. Empowered by government "mandatory reporter" laws, dental offices are now using their authority to threaten families with child abuse charges if they don't comply with the cavity police.<p>Updated: Wed Mar 28, 2018</p> 085f6b0e9f43f529f4defc2ca8989ce8 Another Fatal FBI Fumble in Florida for 03/21/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/03/18/another-fatal-fbi-fumble-in-florida Wed, 21 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>A sickening act of youth violence in Florida glinted across the news headlines last week, and then disappeared from view.</p> <p>There will be no CNN town halls or student walkouts over the lost life and preventable tragedy, because there are no guns to blame. Only dropped balls.<p>Updated: Wed Mar 21, 2018</p> c849b7314c489bce103e9c700e1792e1 Look Homeward, 'Change Agents' for 03/14/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/03/18/look-homeward-change-agents Wed, 14 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p></p><p>Here is my homework assignment for all the fist-clenching, gun control-demanding teenagers walking out of classrooms this week (and next week and next month) to protest school shootings:<p>Updated: Wed Mar 14, 2018</p> 6557551562990b3e50cb89fb42a3b706 Give VA Secretary David Shulkin the Boot for 03/07/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/03/18/give-va-secretary-david-shulkin-the-boot Wed, 07 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Will the VA scandal never end?</p> <p>While the Department of Veterans Affairs secretary lives high on the hog and his lying chief of staff resigns in disgrace while escaping any punishment, legions of vets every day in this country are denied the medical care they earned.<p>Updated: Wed Mar 07, 2018</p> c7f75f887427cfa54f22ff16af79c3ef Release the Florida School Shooting Surveillance Video for 02/28/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/02/18/release-the-florida-school-shooting-surveillance-video Wed, 28 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Open government isn't just good government. It's the public's right.</p> <p>In Florida, the Broward County Sheriff's office and Broward County school district are fighting to keep exterior surveillance video from the day of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School hidden from view. As journalists and citizens who've waged uphill battles against secrecy well know, government agencies too often invoke broad disclosure exemptions in the name of protecting public safety when they're really just trying to protect their own jobs.<p>Updated: Wed Feb 28, 2018</p> b5b5acf876ef5912a24e8c74b7a841cd Do Not Let the Children Lead for 02/21/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/02/18/do-not-let-the-children-lead Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Where are all the grown-ups in times of crisis and grief? Don't bother searching America's prestigious law schools.</p> <p>Two adult men, occupying lofty perches as law professors, argued this week that the voting age in the U.S. should be lowered to 16 because some high school survivors of the Parkland, Florida, shooting who want gun control "are proving how important it is to include young people's voices in political debate."<p>Updated: Wed Feb 21, 2018</p> 41f93a89f69a294d931b63a751223090 Science, Secrecy and Lies in Oklahoma for 02/14/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/02/18/science-secrecy-and-lies-in-oklahoma Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>As the Oklahoma attorney general's office fights to keep hidden from public view the results of secret hearings on the DNA science flaws and falsehoods in former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw's case, two prominent experts have stepped forward to shed bright light on the government's myriad mind-boggling failures.</p> <p>Forensic scientist, criminal profiler and crime reconstructionist Dr. Brent Turvey and independent forensic DNA consultant Suzanna Ryan spoke out about the Holtzclaw case for the newest episode of my investigative program on CRTV.com.<p>Updated: Wed Feb 14, 2018</p> 8fed9d9fe350fd314b98e72bdf53d4e0 Memo to Dan Rather: Shut Up About Memos for 02/07/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/02/18/memo-to-dan-rather-shut-up-about-memos Wed, 07 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p>Old liberal media liars never fade away. They just rage, rage against the dying of their dinosaur industry's light.</p> <p>I'm looking at you, Dan Rather.</p> <p>After years of trashing alternative media, which exposed the veteran CBS News reporter's monumental Memogate fraud in 2004, Rather has joined the ranks of pajama-clad online broadcasters. The 86-year-old grandfather of fake news now uses Facebook, YouTube and Twitter to stoke the left's anti-Trump resistance &#8212; all while clinging bitterly to the vestiges of his defunct "legendary" newsman persona.<p>Updated: Wed Feb 07, 2018</p> 28358867647c418d8e35d4378eb49139 'Dreamers' and Demons for 01/31/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/01/18/dreamers-and-demons Wed, 31 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Xinran Ji, 24, had big dreams. But demons demolished them.</p> <p>The bright hopes of young Xinran Ji, a University of Southern California engineering student from Inner Mongolia, died in 2014 at the hands of a then-19-year-old "Dreamer" and his thug pals. Mexican illegal alien Jonathan DelCarmen, who first jumped the southern border at age 12, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder last summer in the savage robbery and fatal beating of Ji &#8212; who was walking home from a study group after midnight.<p>Updated: Wed Jan 31, 2018</p> aaa67d54fe79519646c58f37849b975c Home Schooling Is Not a Crime for 01/24/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/01/18/home-schooling-is-not-a-crime Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>It's elementary. Education control freaks will use any excuse to crack down on competition. With two million K-12 students now educated at home (including our 9th grade son), the temptation to exploit the most marginal cases of alleged child abuse by home-schoolers has proven irresistible to statist politicians and government apologists.</p> <p>Take the case of David and Louise Turpin's 13 starving children, reportedly found tethered to their beds after one of the siblings escaped and contacted police. The Turpins' "house of horrors" in Riverside County, California, grabbed international headlines last week &#8212; and lured a parade of publicity hounds. Former neighbors in Texas claimed they suspected physical abuse by the parents but did nothing at the time. These thirsty fame-seekers will, however, be appearing on "Dr. Phil" later this week to slurp up their 15 minutes of leechdom.<p>Updated: Wed Jan 24, 2018</p> 18ed8406cdccef77f2e66a44e73de08b Big Brother on America's Fishing Boats for 01/17/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/01/18/big-brother-on-americas-fishing-boats Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Salt water. Seagulls. Striped bass.</p> <p>My fondest childhood memories come from fishing with my dad on the creaky piers and slick jetties of the Jersey shore. The Atlantic Ocean is in my blood. So when fishing families in New England reached out to me for help spreading word about their economic and regulatory struggles, I immediately heeded their call.<p>Updated: Wed Jan 17, 2018</p> a820444eafd18ace0018290d15eb60b0 Time's Up for 'Temporary' Alien Protection for 01/10/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/01/18/times-up-for-temporary-alien-protection Wed, 10 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p><i>Se acabo el tiempo.</i></p> <p>Seventeen years after granting "temporary protected status" to nearly 200,000 Salvadoran citizens who had fled earthquakes in 2001 or who were already here illegally and claimed they were unable to return to their homeland because of civil strife, America is setting a deadline:<p>Updated: Wed Jan 10, 2018</p> 5d25b7bb60a6c7c9b8429b1816be4b49 Pyongyang on the Prairie, Part 3: All in OCPD's Crime Lab Family for 01/04/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/01/18/pyongyang-on-the-prairie-part-3-all-in-ocpds-crime-lab-family Thu, 04 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p>Last year, on the morning of Dec. 6, 2016, I emailed Oklahoma City Police Department senior crime lab analyst Elaine Taylor. She's the government forensic expert who was assigned to handle the DNA evidence in the case of former OCPD officer Daniel Holtzclaw. </p> <p>Taylor is also the mother-in-law of Det. Rocky Gregory, who co-led the police investigation of Holtzclaw from the outset. Det. Gregory collected and submitted DNA evidence items to his mother-in-law; their biased and unprofessional conduct regarding DNA evidence collection, testing and analysis has come under international scrutiny and public criticism from at least seven scientists and DNA experts. The familial relationship between Taylor and Gregory, which I first reported on Dec. 5, 2017, was not disclosed to Holtzclaw's trial defense team or to the public defenders on his appellate team. The city's litigation division head has shrugged off the failure to disclose this key information and dismissed any actual or perceived conflict of interest.</p> <p>I did not know of Taylor and Gregory's relationship when I first reached out to Taylor about the Holtzclaw case last year. Here was the full text of my Dec. 6, 2016, email to Taylor (which I also sent to her supervisor, Campbell Ruddock, as well as to the OCPD public information officer at Taylor's request):<p>Updated: Thu Jan 04, 2018</p> 89a565272997281fa59736dcb0db7de4 An Unfond Farewell to Un-statesman Orrin Hatch for 01/03/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/01/18/an-unfond-farewell-to-un-statesman-orrin-hatch Wed, 03 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p></p><p><p>Updated: Wed Jan 03, 2018</p> 7855425102ce758258c27fa0ecee7aaf Honoring 2017's Bulldogs for 12/27/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/12/17/honoring-2017s-bulldogs Wed, 27 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p>There are talkers and doers, sowers of dissatisfaction seeds and agents of lasting change. Much of my column work over the year is dedicated to exposing the worst crapweasels in politics, pop culture, media and the policy arena. But to ring out 2017, I'm raising a toast to some of my favorite bulldogs &#8212; vigilant citizens, independent journalists and bloggers, and dedicated activists who work tirelessly to protect life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.</p> <p>Angel Moms and Dads: These brave parents of victims of illegal immigrant crime keep the legacies of their lost loved ones alive by fighting for secure borders and immigration enforcement to prevent more needless suffering. After President Trump spotlighted several members on the campaign trail in 2016, liberal journalists attacked them as a "hate group" &#8212; never mind the fact that many are legal immigrants and naturalized citizens themselves. As open-borders lobbyists fight hard this coming year for amnesty, sanctuary cities, and border wall sabotage, look for the Angel Moms and Dads to step up and speak for the voiceless.</p> <p>Terri LaPoint: An Alabama-based writer and investigative reporter, Terri runs MedicalKidnap.com for Health Impact News. She exposes the dangerous alliance between child welfare bureaucrats and elite medical institutions that undermine parental rights and separate sick kids from their families in the name of saving them. While the Justina Pelletier and Charlie Gard cases prompted international outrage, most medical kidnappings go unnoticed and unreported on a chillingly routine basis. LaPoint is the go-to resource for families under siege for defending their medical autonomy.<p>Updated: Wed Dec 27, 2017</p> 959fc743169297a656ad68999750660c Time for Trump Makeover of Lib NPR and PBS for 12/20/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/12/17/time-for-trump-makeover-of-lib-npr-and-pbs Wed, 20 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>At the close of 2017, no less than seven prominent male hosts and editors of influential government-sponsored radio and television shows are out of work amid claims of sexual harassment.</p> <p>According to their accusers, the alleged Malevolent Seven are powerful pervs and creeps who've been running wild at NPR and PBS for decades, sponsored and subsidized by taxpayers and corporate donors.<p>Updated: Wed Dec 20, 2017</p> d22c86e0349279f5a161da305740a7c2 Pyongyang on the Prairie, Part 2 for 12/18/2017 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/12/17/pyongyang-on-the-prairie-part-2 Mon, 18 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p>In Oklahoma City, words don't mean what they plainly mean. Asking government officials simple questions prompts Orwellian acrobatics. By distorting language and obfuscating actions, public bureaucrats subvert transparency and evade accountability.</p> <p>Whether in the fictional dictatorship of Oceania, or the true-life fascistic regime of North Korea, or the petty tyranny of Oklahoma, linguistic deceit is an instrument of a State with something to hide.</p> <p>Two weeks ago, I reported that former Oklahoma City Police Department senior forensic analyst Elaine Taylor is the mother-in-law of Detective Rocky Gregory, who co-led the investigation of former OCPD officer Daniel Holtzclaw. This information was not disclosed by police or prosecutors before, during, or after a biased investigation, botched forensic analysis and testimony, and chaotic trial that resulted in a 263-year sentence for Holtzclaw &#8212; who has maintained his complete and actual innocence from the start and is appealing his convictions.<p>Updated: Mon Dec 18, 2017</p>