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 Mon, 20 Aug 2018 22:48:46 -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 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> a68e938e274c0524112776c05ae39f57 Shared Wisdom on a Silver Anniversary for 07/25/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/07/18/shared-wisdom-on-a-silver-anniversary Wed, 25 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>To commemorate my 25th wedding anniversary this week to my husband, Jesse, I asked readers on Facebook to share their own secrets to a long happy marriage.</p> <p>In short, the crowdsourced recipe for marital endurance includes faith, forgiveness, romance, kindness, selflessness and a healthy dose of humor.<span class="column--highlighted-text"> A union built to last begins with a promise and persists through compromise and commitment.</span> It is about keeping your word, choosing the right words and knowing when no words are necessary.<p>Updated: Wed Jul 25, 2018</p> 25f3c5ebb266c59ff4a8284f45d5fb92 Boston University's Fake-O-Nomics Darling for 07/18/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/07/18/boston-universitys-fake-o-nomics-darling Wed, 18 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>It costs a pretty penny to earn a diploma in stupid.</p> <p>The annual list price to attend Boston University &#8212; including tuition, fees, room and board &#8212; currently rounds out to $70,000. To acquire a degree in economics from this tony institution of higher learning, an undergrad must complete courses in calculus, microeconomic and macroeconomic analysis, empirical economics, statistics and assorted electives.<p>Updated: Wed Jul 18, 2018</p> 21248f7bf83fff37a2547e30df8d95f0 Ghoulies: Parade of the Aborticrats for 07/11/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/07/18/ghoulies-parade-of-the-aborticrats Wed, 11 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p>I thought we had seen it all from radical feminists &#8212; and what we've seen is way, way more than anyone other than a gynecologist needs to see.</p> <p>Six years ago, Code Pink zealots traipsed across the fruited plain in giant female reproductive organ costumes demanding "respect" for women's bodies and women's abortion rights. They called themselves "dancing vaginas."</p> <p>Last January, militant femmes converged on the National Mall donning pink pussy hats, twirling nipple umbrellas, chanting, "Build a uterine wall!" and waving defiant posters that boasted "I DON'T REGRET MY ABORTION."<p>Updated: Wed Jul 11, 2018</p> 8624903a305c6c944972f9c33574339c Jahi's Life Mattered for 07/04/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/07/18/jahis-life-mattered Wed, 04 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Amid all the raging political headlines and hyperventilating tweets of the Summer of Resistance, a searing ember of news stopped me in my tracks this week.</p> <p>Jahi McMath has passed away.<p>Updated: Wed Jul 04, 2018</p> 44b12100a792ca9e97fbd40635fe0108 'Abolish ICE' Zealots Occupy Fantasy Island for 06/27/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/06/18/abolish-ice-zealots-occupy-fantasy-island Wed, 27 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p>"No ban. No wall. No borders at all."</p> <p>That is the radical rallying cry of the Democratic Socialists of America. Waving desecrated U.S. flags, grubby fists and ratty anarchy banners, DSA's professional protesters are targeting Trump administration officials, threatening immigration enforcement agents, and blockading detention facilities and processing centers nationwide.</p> <p>On a similar note, Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., proudly marched in a parade last week with a T-shirt emblazoned with "Yo No Creo En Fronteras" &#8212; Spanish for "I don't believe in borders."<p>Updated: Wed Jun 27, 2018</p> ebb1af15199b110755cc2a8adb206967 Weapons of Mass Manipulation for 06/20/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/06/18/weapons-of-mass-manipulation Wed, 20 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Confirmation bias damages reputations. It ruins credibility. It destroys lives.</p> <p>When researchers ignore contradictory data that undermines their assumptions, junk science prevails. When police conduct investigations with predetermined outcomes, wrongful convictions abound. And when reporters cherry-pick facts and distort images to serve political agendas, media outlets become dangerous weapons of mass manipulation.<p>Updated: Wed Jun 20, 2018</p> dc53425e631313169022e9d445b813b1 NYC's War on Academic Excellence for 06/13/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/06/18/nycs-war-on-academic-excellence Wed, 13 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>"I also have a dream."</p> <p>This rallying cry, handwritten on a simple white placard held up by an Asian-American mom at a protest this week against liberal New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to radically transform New York City's public schools, says it all. A new civil rights struggle in education has exploded &#8212; yet the national media and the usual celebrity voices for equality and justice are nowhere to be found.<p>Updated: Wed Jun 13, 2018</p> bdacbc485a294799ec8f9cb272125d3b No Pardon for Partisan Hypocrisy for 06/06/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/06/18/no-pardon-for-partisan-hypocrisy Wed, 06 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Quick, grab the smelling salts and clear the fainting couches.</p> <p>President Trump's pardon of conservative author Dinesh D'Souza last week violently triggered Beltway media elites. It's peanut butter, weed pollen, gluten, manspreading, Chick-fil-A, the national anthem, and Kryptonite all rolled into one giant political allergen. Allow me to administer the rhetorical, metaphorical antihistamine.<p>Updated: Wed Jun 06, 2018</p> 492ef6b696d5a41894e5620e21e3a2ab Step One to Stop False Accusations: Exposure for 05/30/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/05/18/step-one-to-stop-false-accusations-exposure Wed, 30 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Incontrovertible fact: People lie.</p> <p>They fudge little things, like their height or weight. They exaggerate their athletic prowess or professional accomplishments. They deceive family, friends, lovers, voters, government officials, business partners and themselves. They lie about murder, theft, kidnapping, rape and discrimination. They lie for attention, deflection, power and profit.</p> <p>Often, the reasons for manufacturing devastating fables are indiscernible or unfathomable. But this much is clear: If there are no consequences for lying about crime, false accusations will continue to ruin the lives of innocents &#8212; poor and rich, black and white, liberal and conservative, civilian and cop.<p>Updated: Wed May 30, 2018</p> c206c3ec6ba2b147689fb1f5c4064ec0 Crapweasel of the Week: Educrat Arne Duncan for 05/23/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/05/18/crapweasel-of-the-week-educrat-arne-duncan Wed, 23 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Educrat (ED-yoo-krat) noun, usually pejorative. A government school official or administrator whose primary function is to spend tax dollars telling other parents what to do with their children.</p> <p>Beltway education bureaucrats abhor families who choose to keep their kids out of public schools &#8212; unless it's to grandstand over gun control.<p>Updated: Wed May 23, 2018</p> 538547f3a71fbe9ddffc5bb5183914e6 Marginalizing Melania for 05/16/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/05/18/marginalizing-melania Wed, 16 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Need more evidence that there are two Americas? Here: Left-wing hatred of Melania Trump is inversely proportional to flyover admiration for the first lady.</p> <p>In just the last month, late-night clown Jimmy Kimmel mocked Trump's Slovenian accent, CNN contributor April Ryan attacked her as "not culturally American," former Hillary Clinton spokesman Philippe Reines derided her genteel presence at former first lady Barbara Bush's funeral, and horror writer Stephen King snickered at her hospitalization this week for kidney surgery.</p> <p>Yet, while partisans in the political press and entertainment media work hard to stoke division against and resentment of the Trump administration, "Melania" is now among the fastest-growing baby names in the nation, according to recently released Social Security data. And a new poll by anti-Trump CNN released on Monday reported a 10 percent jump in the first lady's favorability ratings &#8212; from 47 percent in January to 57 percent last week.<p>Updated: Wed May 16, 2018</p> 8a63815dd378b44c1f8583deb7d4d038 Sombreros, Qipaos and Catholic Cosplay, Oh My! for 05/09/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/05/18/sombreros-qipaos-and-catholic-cosplay-oh-my Wed, 09 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The impossibly fickle, selective and whimsical rules of cultural appropriation are hard to keep straight.</p> <p>(Oops! I said "straight." Apologies to whomever. Oops, can I say "whomever?" Zimever? Verselves? Gah.)<p>Updated: Wed May 09, 2018</p> bb2bfb47b45631a4d6094a5d8ed08338 The 'Uncle Tom' Card Is Dead for 05/02/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/05/18/the-uncle-tom-card-is-dead Wed, 02 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Here is a short list of prominent conservatives and independent thinkers who've been accused by their critics of being an "Uncle Tom" or some other vitriolic variation on the overplayed left-wing theme of being a traitor to their race or gender ("Aunt Tomasina," "Uncle Juan," "Aunt Jemima," "Uncle Wong," etc.):</p> <p>&#8212;White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders.</p> <p>&#8212;U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley.<p>Updated: Wed May 02, 2018</p> 8437413a500c2ad541f5075b951a4836 Alfie and Haleigh and Charlie and Jahi for 04/25/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/04/18/alfie-and-haleigh-and-charlie-and-jahi Wed, 25 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>When British hospital officials tried to pull the plug on 23-month-old toddler Alfie Evans on Monday night in arrogant defiance of his parents' wishes, many Americans took to Twitter to count their blessings that they live in a country that would not allow such tyranny.</p> <p>"Stories like Alfie Evans make me realize how grateful I am to live in America where freedom still exists," one young social media user wrote.<p>Updated: Wed Apr 25, 2018</p> 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>