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 Sun, 16 Dec 2018 02:55:44 -0800 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 a9881bd6bb7e1f071e82000c34326281 An Ethics Lesson for USA Today's 'Queer' Bullies for 12/12/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/12/18/an-ethics-lesson-for-usa-todays-queer-bullies Wed, 12 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>This week, I did something that USA Today's executive leadership apparently hadn't done lately: I read the newspaper's "principles of ethical conduct for newsrooms."</p> <p>It's pretty highfalutin. The media manifesto of virtue, posted online, applies to all employees "working with any news platform, including newspapers, websites, mobile devices, video, social media channels and live story events." Whether writing online or covering breaking developments, USA Today's journalists are supposedly committed to:<p>Updated: Wed Dec 12, 2018</p> 0a074d8430bc163e85203be7e23db531 Stop Partisan Corpse Abuse for 12/05/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/12/18/stop-partisan-corpse-abuse Wed, 05 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Impolite question, but it needs to be asked: Is there a Republican dead body that left-wing partisans won't use to bash Donald Trump?</p> <p><span class="column--highlighted-text">This week's partisan corpse abusers callously exploited the passing of George H.W. Bush, America's 41st president, to get in their digs at the current commander in chief. </span>Their vulgar level of incivility was inversely propositional to their sanctimonious calls for decency.<p>Updated: Wed Dec 05, 2018</p> 8eba736764b3749894db8f7306eb4c36 Silicon Valley Sharia for 11/28/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/11/18/silicon-valley-sharia Wed, 28 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>This is a tale of two young, outspoken women in media.</p> <p>One is a liberal tech writer. The other is an enterprising conservative new media reporter. One has achieved meteoric success and now works at a top American newspaper. The other has been de-platformed and marginalized. Their wildly different fates tell you everything you need to know about Silicon Valley's free speech double standards.<p>Updated: Wed Nov 28, 2018</p> 8cc4be496f5aeacacc26799231fdff6b First Step: Pro-Cop, Pro-Borders, Pro-Criminal Justice Reform for 11/21/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/11/18/first-step-pro-cop-pro-borders-pro-criminal-justice-reform Wed, 21 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>The package of criminal justice reform proposals endorsed by President Donald Trump is not "soft" on crime. It's tough on injustice. And it's about time.</p> <p>Known as the "First Step Act," the legislation confronts the Titanic failure of the federal government's trillion-dollar war on drugs by reforming mandatory minimum sentences, rectifying unscientifically grounded disparities in criminal penalties for crack vs. powder cocaine users, and tackling recidivism among federal inmates through risk assessment, earned-time credit incentive structures, re-entry programs and transitional housing.<p>Updated: Wed Nov 21, 2018</p> 30724a90dff46787c271888d34a030cb 'Making a Murderer: Part 2,' A Post-Conviction Master Class for 11/14/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/11/18/making-a-murderer-part-2-a-post-conviction-master-class Wed, 14 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Undoing wrongful convictions takes a killer instinct.</p> <p>Chicago-based exoneration specialist Kathleen Zellner's got it. Her record speaks for itself. Over the past two decades, she has righted more wrongful convictions than any private attorney in America. What's her secret? The Herculean task of untangling official lies, investigative bias, prosecutorial misconduct, ineffective counsel and forensic junk science to free 19 innocent men requires more than intellectual firepower (of which Zellner possesses a chess grandmaster's surplus).<p>Updated: Wed Nov 14, 2018</p> d0742cf58cbb81d10ccf35f76478218f Say No to Nanny Bloomberg for 11/07/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/11/18/say-no-to-nanny-bloomberg Wed, 07 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>No matter how politically fractured the nation may seem, I believe that liberty-loving citizens of all ideologies can unite and agree:</p> <p>Billionaire Nanny Michael Bloomberg &#8212; the soda-taxing, gun-grabbing, snack-attacking control freak &#8212; should keep his nose out of our lives and out of the 2020 presidential race.<p>Updated: Wed Nov 07, 2018</p> 0515f6eb58c8b51d16d870d7d0f9c0c2 Yes, Unvetted Illegal Caravans Threaten Public Health for 10/31/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/10/18/yes-unvetted-illegal-caravans-threaten-public-health Wed, 31 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>We live in bizarro times. Suddenly, it is controversial to state obvious, neon-bright truths. This week, it has become newsworthy to observe that illegal border-crossers who circumvent required medical screenings are a threat to America's public health and safety.</p> <p>Just look at these hyperventilating headlines and tweets.<p>Updated: Wed Oct 31, 2018</p> 39cc949be6939ff3c2584a01337fb354 2018 Midterms: All About Obama for 10/24/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/10/18/2018-midterms-all-about-obama Wed, 24 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Former President Selfie Stick is back in action, firing up Democrats before the midterms with his signature rallying cries:</p> <p>I, I, I, I! Me, me, me! My, my, my!<p>Updated: Wed Oct 24, 2018</p> 494b146a8358844874c67ef1de59fed6 Sinking Sleaze-Bob Menendez for 10/17/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/10/18/sinking-sleaze-bob-menendez Wed, 17 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p>The metaphors don't get any better (or worse) than this:</p> <p>A van carrying Hillary Clinton, fresh from throwing her #MeToo sisters under the bus this weekend, crashed into a parking garage pillar on the way to a New Jersey campaign fundraiser Tuesday for beleaguered Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez. At her side was Huma Abedin, who is divorcing convicted serial sexter and underage girl stalker ex-Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner.</p> <p>Thankfully, no one was hurt in the accident. But politically, damaged goods plus damaged goods equals an epic car wreck.<p>Updated: Wed Oct 17, 2018</p> 05e42c16e7befd84e46dd1bf4db04cf1 The Most Important Movie You've Never Heard Of for 10/10/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/10/18/the-most-important-movie-youve-never-heard-of Wed, 10 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>It's here.</p> <p>"Gosnell: The Trial of America's Biggest Serial Killer" debuts in theaters nationwide on Oct. 12. I do believe this groundbreaking film by indie producers Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney is the most important movie in America right now &#8212; a true-life saga of good vs. evil, deadly medical malpractice, systemic government malfeasance and cultural apathy toward the most vulnerable members of our society.<p>Updated: Wed Oct 10, 2018</p> 4f75fbd5952ad998c942f9d928e1fccb Investigate the Senate Democrat Wrecking Machine for 10/03/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/10/18/investigate-the-senate-democrat-wrecking-machine Wed, 03 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>How did we get here? The Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination circus didn't happen by accident. The emergence of incredible &#8212; and by "incredible," I mean the literal Merriam-Webster definition of "too extraordinary and improbable to be believed" &#8212; accusers in the 11th hour was no mistake.</p> <p>It is my contention that this grand unearth-and-destroy spectacle was planned, coordinated and facilitated by Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats and their staffers.<p>Updated: Wed Oct 03, 2018</p> cf3ff3cab93439d0f9da870b5432ae64 Stop Google's Kiddie Data Predators for 09/26/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/09/18/stop-googles-kiddie-data-predators Wed, 26 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>No consent. No disclosure. No escape.</p> <p>For legions of unwitting students and teachers across the country, this is the dangerous, de facto data policy Google has imposed over their school districts. An estimated 80 million students and teachers are now signed up for free "G Suite for Education" accounts (formerly known as Google Apps for Education); more than 25 million students and teachers now use Google Chromebooks. A Google logon is the key to accessing homework, quizzes, tests, group discussions, presentations, spreadsheets and other "seamless communication." Without it, students and teachers are locked out of their own virtual classrooms.<p>Updated: Wed Sep 26, 2018</p> d0c8189e09e50e2ed7dc92a44c1477b8 'Believe Women' Is Perilous Baloney for 09/19/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/09/18/believe-women-is-perilous-baloney Wed, 19 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>I have a message for virtue-signaling men who've rushed to embrace #MeToo operatives hurling uncorroborated sexual assault allegations into the chaotic court of public opinion.</p> <p>Stuff it.<p>Updated: Wed Sep 19, 2018</p> 8ab42b207c62bcb7077c8bac50a68959 The Post-9/11 Cycle of Cynicism for 09/12/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/09/18/the-post-911-cycle-of-cynicism Wed, 12 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Remember. Forget. Repeat.</p> <p>For 17 years, America has engaged in a collective ritual every Sept. 11: Hang flags, light candles, bow heads and make vows to "Never forget."<p>Updated: Wed Sep 12, 2018</p> 7d9d1449b70708d001e3666c3efccebd Death Be Not Loud for 09/05/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/09/18/death-be-not-loud Wed, 05 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Question: What is more cringe-inducing than a celebrity funeral?</p> <p>Answer: Two back-to-back celebrity funerals.<p>Updated: Wed Sep 05, 2018</p> b9cc0d6f589628feb2c41e39760be699 The Left's Long War on Conservative Free Speech for 08/29/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/08/18/the-lefts-long-war-on-conservative-free-speech Wed, 29 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>In the competition of ideas, you can't win the game if you're not on the playing field.</p> <p>That's why Silicon Valley bigwigs' stubborn refusal to put business above their own personal partisan biases doesn't just rankle. It reeks. Equal access to social media is not just about sharing food pics, pet videos, makeup tutorials and travelogues. It's about ensuring the ability to disseminate and distribute political speech on the world's biggest platforms.<p>Updated: Wed Aug 29, 2018</p> b695bf66f4589cf72386c07a9ba74eca Let's Join Together to Stop Out-of-Control Prosecutors for 08/22/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/08/18/lets-join-together-to-stop-out-of-control-prosecutors Wed, 22 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p></p><p><p>Updated: Wed Aug 22, 2018</p> 6d2ab7b03fbce913a1c0c8f377408424 The Theory of Political Relative Relativity for 08/15/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/08/18/the-theory-of-political-relative-relativity Wed, 15 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>It's quite simple: Some political relatives are more equal than others.</p> <p>Agenda-driven journalists love to exploit familial dysfunction when a prominent politician is conservative and his or her kinfolk espouse liberal views. When a vengeful offspring, sibling, cousin or distant relation wants to wreak havoc, instant fame and adoration are just a tweet or call away. The media schadenfreude over such bloody bloodline battles is thicker than California wildfire smoke.<p>Updated: Wed Aug 15, 2018</p> f8deea58a243ecc5fab15f20c6c6b5be Oklahoma's Wretched Record on Wrongful Convictions for 08/08/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/08/18/oklahomas-wretched-record-on-wrongful-convictions Wed, 08 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>"Frontier justice" costs too many citizens of all races, creeds, and backgrounds their freedom and their lives. In the old days of the Wild West, vigilantes worked outside the judicial system to punish rivals regardless of their guilt or innocence. Today, outlaws operate inside the bureaucracy to secure criminal convictions at all costs.</p> <p>Oklahoma &#8212; the notorious home of "Hang 'Em High" executions &#8212; stands out for its decades of trampling due process, subverting public disclosure, perpetuating forensic junk science, manufacturing false accusations and enabling official misconduct.<p>Updated: Wed Aug 08, 2018</p> dad9dbac24beb5e0661755513ac41055 Free Valentino Dixon for 08/01/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/07/18/free-valentino-dixon Wed, 01 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>"If it wasn't for my artwork and God, there's no way we'd be having this conversation right now."</p> <p>I'm in Colorado on a three-way phone call with Valentino Dixon, inmate No. 91B1615 at New York's Wende Correctional Facility, and his 27-year-old daughter, Tina Dixon, a first-grade teacher in Ohio. Faith, family and drawing &#8212; golf courses, jazz musicians, landscapes &#8212; have kept him alive and sane behind bars. It has been a long, hard roller-coaster ride with "so many ups and downs" that he has learned to manage expectations while holding on to hope.<p>Updated: Wed Aug 01, 2018</p>