From PBS: Why the ‘alt-right’ is coming out of online chat rooms to support Trump August 25, 2016 at 6:30 PM EDT Donald Trump is appealing to voters who reject mainstream conservative ideals. These members of the so-called "alt-right" have typically taken their frustrations to the internet, rather than to the polls. John Yang interviews... Read More
Among celebrities, Hillary clearly is the favorite of all the humorless dweebs. But an interesting pattern among the more raffish sort of entertainment figures is the "I'm-not-voting-for-Trump-but" phenomenon. For example, from Mike Powell's profile of Todd Phillips, director of The Hangover and War Dogs, in The Ringer: On the inescapable Donald Trump, whom he isn’t... Read More
Sister explains why you must join her in the Two-Minutes Hate against Emonahanel Havenstein. Or something. I really don't know what this speech is going to be about. And I'm definitely not getting out of bed just to watch it. When is it? 1 pm EDT? Now is it postponed to 2pm EDT? Perhaps they... Read More
Since the Black Lives Matter riot in Milwaukee a week and a half ago, there have been numerous journalistic attempts to explain why blacks perform so badly in Wisconsin. I offered my explanation in Taki's Magazine last week: - Short term, it's the usual Ferguson Effect of BLM crusading against the police department leading to... Read More
Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) much talked about as a natural for a future Democratic national ticket, it's possible that Diveroli/Botach/Boteach family history may be furnishing us with material for comic movies ripped from the headlines for decades to come. From The Forward: The Bromance Ends: What Split Cory Booker and Shmuley Boteach? Nathan Guttman April... Read More
From the New York Times: The Countries Where Women Won More Medals Than Men in Rio By K.K. REBECCA LAI and JASMINE C. LEE AUG. 24, 2016 The success of women in Olympic sports can be tied to the opportunities available in their home countries. Women won more total medals than men in 29 countries... Read More
my movie review in Taki's Magazine: War Dogs: The Real Spiel by Steve Sailer August 24, 2016 The comic biopic War Dogs starring Jonah Hill as Efraim Diveroli, the 22-year-old Miami Beach international arms dealer whose scandal was a nine days’ wonder in 2008, serves as a fun test of my instincts about how the... Read More
The BBC got a whole bunch of film critics from all over to submit their Top Ten lists of the 21st Century and made up a Top 100 list. Here's their overall Top Ten from the Top Ten lists, with links to what I've written about them. 10. No Country for Old Men (Joel and... Read More
The Rev. Al Sharpton, who came to national prominence in late 1987 by promoting Tawana Brawley's hoax accusation that she had been gang raped by white men, is here to help out the upcoming movie Birth of a Nation. From The Root: Al Sharpton on Nate Parker: Hollywood Trying to ‘Smear the Messenger’ In an... Read More
From The Atlantic: Will the U.S. Extradite Fethullah Gulen? Turkey has formally requested the transfer of the Pennsylvania-based cleric accused of masterminding last month’s coup, the State Department says. Don't hand the Imam of the Poconos over to Erdogan's sense of fair play, indict him here in the U.S. on Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organization (RICO)... Read More
From CBS News: Hillary Clinton will address Donald Trump and "alt-right" Thursday By REBECCA SHABAD CBS NEWS August 23, 2016, 10:09 AM Hillary Clinton will address Donald Trump and his campaign’s embrace of the “alt-right” political movement in a speech on Thursday, according to a Clinton campaign official. “This “alt-right” brand is embracing extremism and... Read More
Q. Are you surprised that Trump's appeal does not seem to be working in California, where his warnings about immigration and terror (San Bernardino!) have the most readily available examples? A. Over the last 30 years, the Trump brand of nouveau riche opulence has appealed to rappers, NBA stars, immigrants, and Mexican oligarchs, but it... Read More
From Slate, yet another piece wrestling with the upcoming Oscar bait movie "The Birth of a Nation," which is based on a story by the two wrestling buddies Nate Parker and Jean Celestin about white men raping a black woman slave and then the white race gets its bloody come-uppance: As usual, the Theory of... Read More
From the Washington Post: The ‘race realist’ theory of how Trump can win, explained By David Weigel August 22 at 3:32 PM In the days since he added Breitbart News chief executive Stephen K. Bannon to his campaign, Donald Trump has made a considered pitch to black voters, and held a meeting with around two... Read More
From The Atlantic: Why the Debate Over Nate Parker Is So Complex The discussion over how to parse the filmmaker in light of a sexual-assault trial 17 years ago is particularly difficult for black women. MORGAN JERKINS 8:00 AM ET CULTURE At first, it seemed as though Nate Parker’s The Birth of a Nation couldn’t... Read More
During the Olympics you suddenly hear Human Biodiversity arguments in favor of More Immigration. After all, Americans are too genetically pathetic to medal in distance running, so we should just hire East African mercenaries to run for the USA the way Persian Gulf states do. From the NYT: Why Is the Country’s Most Dominant Distance... Read More
From The Atlantic: Immigrant Runners Are Winning More Than Olympic Medals The successes of foreign-born athletes like Mo Farah and Bernard Lagat offer a rejoinder to nationalistic sentiment in the U.S. and Britain. On Saturday night, the British distance runner Mo Farah will try and become the first athlete to sweep the 5,000- and 10,000-meter... Read More
The U.S. women upset the Jamaicans in the 4 x 100 meter sprint relay tonight. One of the things you notice about African-American sprinters is that they tend to look like they are very African by ancestry, more so than the average African-American, even though track and field is traditionally something of a Talented Tenth... Read More
Here's a graph I made up for a VDARE article after the 2008 Olympics. I haven't updated it, but I doubt all that much has changed in the last 8 years. I've created tables of the 200 fastest times for men by racial background for each of the major distances from 100 meters to the... Read More
From the New York Times: Is Our Country as Good as Our Athletes Are? David Brooks AUG. 19, 2016 ... Moreover, America doesn’t win because we have better athletes (talent must be distributed equally). Why do people say things like "talent must be distributed equally" when all the evidence of our eyes from watching the... Read More
NYT columnist Tom Edsall writes: Can Hillary Manage Her Unruly Coalition? Thomas B. Edsall AUG. 18, 2016 Two adjoining communities — Baltimore City and Baltimore County — show us how hard it is for the Democratic Party to reconcile the interests of its upscale wing with those of its lower-income wing. For more than half... Read More
Back in 2012, I wrote a Taki's Magazine column about runner Caster Semenya, who is once again entered in the women's 800 meter race: The Last Hurdle in Sports by Steve Sailer August 15, 2012 I turned on the TV and saw a new reality show with an intriguing premise: How big of a head... Read More
From Wikipedia: The Birth of a Nation (2016 film) The Birth of a Nation is a 2016 American period drama film about Nat Turner, the slave who led a slave rebellion in Southampton County, Virginia in 1831. The film is co-written, co-produced and directed by Nate Parker, in his directorial debut. ... The Birth of... Read More
Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey's late grandfather, Dr. Dave Sime, won the silver medal in the 1960 Olympics 100 meter dash, narrowly losing to West German sprinter, Armin Hary. (Sime died at 79 last January a couple of weeks after his grandson ran amok in the Rose Bowl, setting a record for all-purpose first won... Read More
From the NYT: Merkel Dismisses Link Between Islamic Extremism, Refugees By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AUG. 18, 2016, 3:06 A.M. E.D.T. BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel has dismissed suggestions that the influx of refugees over the past year has brought Islamic extremism to Germany. German news agency dpa quotes Merkel as saying that "Islamist terrorism by... Read More
of Darwinian selection pressures in sprinting vs. distance running abilities, commenter "mourning in america" sends along cop body camera footage of a very serious footrace between Marcus Vick, former Virginia Tech quarterback and the younger brother of NFL star Michael Vick, and some policemen who can't match his time in the 40. Marcus was never... Read More
Jon Entine argues: Usain Bolt’s Olympic gold shows again why no Asian, white–or East African–will ever be crowned world’s fastest human Razib at the Unz Review responds: Actually, I think Jon is wrong on this. Better drugs and biological engineering mean that I suspect at some point in the near future the fastest “human” alive... Read More
From my new column in Taki's Magazine: What’s the Matter With Wisconsin? by Steve Sailer August 17, 2016 The celebrated Black Lives Matter movement chalked up another riot over the weekend, this time in Milwaukee. A black cop shot an armed black criminal and much passive-voice news reporting ensued. ... A beauty salon was stripped... Read More
A couple of years ago I wrote an article for Chronicles called Thomas Jefferson's GPS about one of the most brilliant services Jefferson provided his young nation. A real estate lawyer himself, Jefferson felt that his profession was slowing the economic development of America due to the arcane nature of traditional European systems of determining... Read More
From The Atlantic: Will Immigrants Today Assimilate Like Those of 100 Years Ago? Two sociologists recently looked into whether the barriers facing people of color in the U.S. make it harder for most new arrivals to build wealth. ALEXIA FERNÁNDEZ CAMPBELL ... Their research, published in June in the journal Sociological Perspectives, analyzed data from... Read More
From the New York Times: Brooklyn Man Charged With Killing Imam and Assistant Near Mosque By RICK ROJAS, LIZ ROBBINS, NOAH REMNICK and WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM AUG. 15, 2016 Two days after an imam and his assistant were gunned down after afternoon prayers in Queens, the police said late Monday that a man they had... Read More
From Time, a gotcha: Donald Trump Called Germany’s Angela Merkel ‘The Greatest’ Last Year Zeke J Miller @ZekeJMiller 4:42 PM ET Now he attacks Hillary Clinton by invoking the German leader's name Republican nominee Donald Trump launched a new attack Monday on his rival Hillary Clinton, comparing her to German Chancellor Angela Merkel. “Hillary Clinton... Read More
When I lived in Chicago from 1982-2000, there weren't many women dressed in Muslim hijabs or burqas. Now I live in my native Los Angeles, which, for better or worse, doesn't attract many women who want to cover up their entire bodies. But I was talking to somebody just back from Chicago who said the... Read More
A recent article on Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight.com site finds that the single favorite event at the Olympics among the public (at least among people reachable through 538's social media) is track and field's 100 meter dash. That seems right to me: over the decades, I've probably written about the 1988 Ben Johnson vs. Carl Lewis... Read More
Today, the New York Times restrains itself, barely, from explicitly naming Donald Trump as the cause of the execution-style shooting of two Bangladeshi Muslim clerics in Ozone Park, Queens, but does hint broadly whose fault we all know it is: 2 Killings Near Mosque Plunge a Queens Neighborhood Into Fear By RICK ROJAS and NOAH... Read More
I'm always interested in learning more about the history of steroids in sports -- giving synthetic masculinity to people and then putting the results on global television is a remarkable science experiment. Of course, they don't tell you what the treatments were: you have to guess from clues (e.g., the name "John Smith" is a... Read More
From the New York Daily News: Milwaukee police officer takes brick to the head during violent protests after police shooting of armed man There's no word yet on how this is Donald Trump's fault, but sources say they're working on it. If you are interested in What's the Matter with Wisconsin, see my 2015 post:... Read More
From the New York Daily News: Queens imam and his assistant shot to death by gunman in attack local Muslims blame on Donald Trump: 'His drama has created Islamophobia' Updated: Saturday, August 13, 2016, 11:27 PM A lone gunman executed a revered Queens imam and his friend as the pair walked home from Saturday prayers,... Read More
From the New York Times: The Secret of Jamaica’s Runners By ORLANDO PATTERSON AUG. 13, 2016 CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Among the most enigmatic features of Jamaica, an island of only 2.8 million people, is its astonishing supremacy in running. No, not in running, but in sprinting: Jamaicans are not strong beyond 400 meters and are... Read More
Foreign Policy runs an essay arguing the same thing I did in my Taki Magazine column "America First." I said: Extolling the “ultimate wisdom of a borderless world” has become a fad among establishment icons such as Bill Clinton and John Kerry. For Americans to have their own country is a flagrant violation of the... Read More
Having recently promoted a military coup against a President Trump ("Voters must stop him before the military has to"), Jamie Kirchick is back with another oped in the Los Angeles Times: If Donald Trump were black, would the GOP base accept him? The answer is obvious. Obviously, judging from the last two decades of Republican... Read More
From the Washington Post's Wonkblog: A massive new study debunks a widespread theory for Donald Trump’s success By Max Ehrenfreund and Jeff Guo August 12 at 11:00 AM Economic distress and anxiety across working-class white America have become a widely discussed explanation for the success of Donald Trump. It seems to make sense. Trump's most... Read More
From The Forward: Human Biodiversity: the Pseudoscientific Racism of the Alt-Right Ari Feldman August 5, 2016 There’s a piece of the “alt-right” puzzle of bigotry you need to know more about: “human biodiversity.” An ideological successor to eugenics, human biodiversity (HBD) is, like eugenics (from the Greek words for “good” and “breeding”) primarily a euphemism.... Read More
Jim Pinkerton writes in Breitbart: The Specter of De-Gentrification: The Once and Future Suburb by JAMES P. PINKERTON 12 Aug 2016 ... Also in 1992, presidential candidate Bill Clinton had his celebrated confrontation with rapper Sister Souljah. She had advocated the killing of white people, and so, in June of that year, Clinton called her... Read More
From the New York Times: In Baltimore Report, Justice Dept. Revives Doubts About Zero-Tolerance Policing By TIMOTHY WILLIAMS and JOSEPH GOLDSTEIN AUG. 10, 2016 The Justice Department has criticized a string of police departments nationwide for unfairly targeting blacks, but in its report on the Baltimore police, issued Wednesday, it used its most scathing language... Read More
The Koch billionaires are part of the establishment onslaught against imprisonment. Why? Apparently, it's part of a proposed deal (currently stalled) to go easy on Republican white-collar criminals in return for going easy on Democratic no-collar criminals. From Breitbart: GOP 2016 Platform Approves Jailbreak Law in Exchange for Regulatory Rollback by KATIE MCHUGH 20 Jul... Read More
From the Washington Post: Don’t buy the hype: The U.S. is not experiencing a terrible new crime wave By Mark Holden and Ronal Serpas August 11 at 7:44 PM Mark Holden is general counsel and senior vice president at Koch Industries. Ronal Serpas is a former superintendent of the New Orleans and Nashville police departments... Read More
From Slate: When Public Housing Is Bulldozed, Families Are Supposed to Eventually Come Back. Why Don’t They? By Dianna Douglas ... In the new documentary 70 Acres in Chicago, the whole process looks like a targeted hit. When the city of Chicago decided to tear down and replace the Cabrini-Green housing project beginning in the... Read More
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