A viral video of a woman pouring 'bleach and water' on men's crotches to stop them from 'manspreading' on trains was staged Kremlin propaganda. Anti-Kremlin website EU vs Disinformation has claimed that the video was staged by the Russian government to cause backlash against feminists. read more
The mysterious, months-long disappearance of China's most famous actress looks to finally be coming to an end with Chinese authorities announcing that Fan Bingbing can avoid jail time if she just pays 883 million yuan ($129 million) in back taxes and fees. Fan was released from "secret detention" about two weeks ago as the investigation into her finances wrapped up.
Authorities in the violence-plagued state of Jalisco say they have run out of space to put the ever-escalating numbers of unclaimed victims of violence. Current law bans cremation of the unclaimed bodies. Consequently, officials opted to store the reported remains of more than 150 people in a refrigerated semi-trailer that in recent days was parked in various towns -- angering residents who complained about fetid odors, dripping blood and gathering swarms of flies. read more
In the war over identity politics, the individual has been the first casualty. Both the champions and critics of identity politics often share the same view of the individual as someone defined by their colour, race, gender, age or sexuality. You aren't just you: you're black, you're white; you're gay, you're straight. The Of course we all have group and tribal affiliations, and they're important in creating a sense of belonging. You can't pretend you're not a woman or a member of a racial minority -- but that's just one aspect of your identity. The danger is when, in the name of identity politics, it becomes the primary or core definition of who you are.
The question, What happened to Tucker Carlson? is worth answering. If we can figure out how an intelligent writer and conservative can go from writing National Magazine Award -- nominated articles and being hailed by some of the best editors in the business, to shouting about immigrants on Fox News, perhaps we can understand what is happening to this country, or at least to journalism, in 2018.