Thursday Short Cuts

The real agenda: "We are slowly but surely ushering in sacred matriarchy." —actress Shailene Woodley

Political Editors · Jan. 18, 2018

Observations: “I think we are seeing something much larger than pushback against male predation. What we are seeing in the broader culture now is something that has been evident on college campuses for some time: Women are unhappy about the state of sex and romance. They feel pressured, they feel disrespected, and they are fighting back. Sadly, our culture has so exalted sexual license that the only form of sexual conduct women are permitted to protest is coercion. It should not be surprising, then, that the terms ‘assault’ and ‘rape’ have been expanded beyond reasonable bounds.” —Mona Charen

Upright: “The overly simplified ‘good [sex] or rape’ formula suddenly turns into an overly complicated calculus, and the only way for a man to really know whether he has committed rape or not is to ask his partner the next day. And even then, she may not make the determination until the following week, or next month after she sees you on TV winning a Golden Globe. And suddenly we have fixed the problem of sex in modern society by turning it into a criminal act.” —Matt Walsh

For the record: “Russia is not helping us at all with North Korea. What China is helping us with, Russia is denting. In other words, Russia is making up for some of what China is doing.” —Donald Trump

Braying Jackass: “[Trump] attacks any check on his power, because he would like to be like Duterte, Assad, Putin, Stalin. That’s his goal; he’s an autocrat.” —Democrat strategist Paul Begala

The real agenda: “We are slowly but surely ushering in sacred matriarchy.” —actress Shailene Woodley on the #MeToo movement

And last… “The Democrats treat black people like the wife who will iron your shirt for a date with your mistress. They know they don’t have to do anything to keep winning 90 percent of the black vote, so they’ve dedicated themselves to bringing in millions of Latin Americans who will vote for them — and also do their gardening.” —Ann Coulter

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