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, 21 Jun 2018 17:54:11 -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 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> 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>