Why the Liberal Media Scolded the Cajun Navy Instead of Thanking Them

The “Cajun Navy“—the volunteer flotilla of hundreds of sport fishermen and duck hunters from the Louisiana bayous (plus a whole lot of Texans) who towed their bass boats and other shallow-water craft to Houston to help rescue stranded flood victims—had to be one of the most beautiful stories to arise from the devastation of Hurricane … Continued

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Joel Osteen, Hurricane Harvey, and the Twitter Mob

Texas megachurch pastor and “prosperity gospel” promoter Joel Osteen got the Justine Sacco treatment this week. Don’t know Sacco? She’s the PR professional whose clunky AIDS joke turned her into a Twitter punching bag several years ago and eventually cost her her job and reputation. Unlike Sacco before her infamous tweet, however, Osteen is already … Continued

Celebrities

Houston Rescuers Prove the Lie of ‘Toxic Masculinity’

Men. We are just the worst, with our toxic masculinity and patriarchal privilege. We are the source of literally all the world’s problems, from war, income inequality, and “rape culture” to the misogynistic microaggressions of “mansplaining” and “manspreading.” If we are ever to create a nonviolent, truly gender-equal world, we must rip away the false, … Continued

Culture

Melania Trump’s High Heels Are Good for America.

The latest outrage in the media is the fact that first lady Melania Trump was photographed wearing high-heeled shoes while leaving the White House to visit flood-ravaged Texas. Social media is lighting up about what will no doubt be called “stilettogate.” Liberals are pouncing, denouncing the first lady as an out of touch Marie Antoinette … Continued

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