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Endangering us for diversity’s sake

By Michelle Malkin  •  June 29, 2004 08:16 AM

Sigh. Another entry for my People’s Republic of Maryland file. According to the Washington Post, the central planners and social engineers on the Montgomery County Council are in a huff because there are not enough minority firefighters. Is this because the libs are discriminating against non-white firefighters? No, it’s because a race-blind hiring and testing […]

Not-so-happy campers

By Michelle Malkin  •  June 29, 2004 05:32 AM

Investigative journalist Paul Sperry reports on a Customs memo ordering airport immigration inspectors to be on the lookout for Pakistani visitors who might have attended terrorist training camps: In an unusual move, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has ordered inspectors at America’s largest airports to examine all travelers of Pakistani descent — including U.S. citizens […]

Cutting through the fog

By Michelle Malkin  •  June 29, 2004 04:51 AM

You all know how I feel about the Wall Street Journal editorial board’s muddle-headedness on immigration. It’s all the more frustrating because the board remains a beacon on other vital national security issues. The newspaper’s editorial today on the Supreme Court rulings is the best analysis I’ve read. It recommends that Congress do its part […]

All wet t-shirt contest

By Michelle Malkin  •  June 28, 2004 05:07 PM

No, it’s not what you think. First, take a look at this USA Today feature on Hollywood leftists who are marketing political t-shirts: Celebrities are wearing T-shirts that make political statements or that urge young people to get out and vote. USA TODAY’s Karen Thomas looks at Hollywood’s election-year style: Ashley Judd The De-Lovely star […]

How not to run a blog

By Michelle Malkin  •  June 28, 2004 01:58 PM

My former colleagues at the Seattle Times have published a blog since January 2004. There are nine staff members who post to the Seattle Times Opinion blog, “where our editorial writers and editors share their evolving thoughts on a variety of issues.” None of them has had anything to say since June 18. The blog, […]

Quote of the day

By Michelle Malkin  •  June 28, 2004 01:25 PM

Boxer/savage/vagrant Mike Tyson: ‘When I had money I was an animal. I was so belligerent. I lost all across the board. My life has been a total waste.’

Military tribunals, here we come

By Michelle Malkin  •  June 28, 2004 11:34 AM

Wading through this morning’s Supreme Court rulings on the Guantanamo Bay detainees and enemy combatants, at least one thing is immediately clear. The use of the military tribunals that the Bush administration fought so hard for is loooong overdue. Background here and here, including an unexpected defense of military tribunals from John Dean. Update: Just […]

Newsflash: Some boys are jerks

By Michelle Malkin  •  June 28, 2004 10:29 AM

Shorter Washington Post Style section: Intrepid writer Laura Sessions Stepp discovers a species of young males known as “players.” Stepp puts her Washington Post expense account to good use by accompanying some teens to their high school dance for some on-the-scene reporting: “It’s not that these guys play hard to get,” Erin Dall-Silver says at […]

Clinton’s inadvertent truth

By Michelle Malkin  •  June 28, 2004 09:55 AM

Via Binyamin Jolkovsky of Jewish World Review: THE MISTAKE OF CLINTON’S ‘LIFE’ Bill Clinton has been characterized in many ways, often unflattering. But would even the most strident Bubba basher describe his life as a “failure”? There’s no need to — the ex-prez has already done so himself. Believe it or not, in the last […]

Homeland insecurity files

By Michelle Malkin  •  June 28, 2004 08:25 AM

A homeland security employee sent me this depressing story about the FBI and DHS feuding over a name change: The Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement will not get a name change, Assistant Secretary Michael Garcia told employees Friday afternoon. The announcement puts an end to a months-long effort by ICE officials to change the […]