The week that was

“Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.”
– George Eliot

This week marked the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centers. ISIS is growing and Islamist militants continue to rape, behead, mutilate, and laugh about it, to the point that even Bill Maher is admitting there’s something uncomfortable about the “religion of peace.”

Obama’s approval ratings have been abysmal lately. To help Democrats in the midterm elections, he’s delayed executive action on amnesty until after the fall campaigns wrap up. This made Latino voters angry. To appease the whole nation, the president declared some sort of strategy for combating ISIS, which may involve spending $3 million to get monkeys drunk.

Former Baltimore Ravens’ running back Ray Rice was kicked out of the NFL indefinitely for knocking his then-fiancee and current wife unconscious in an elevator. Female fans showed their support by sporting Rice jerseys at the Ravens’ game on Thursday. And pro-life Republicans are the ones leading the War on Women...

Law enforcement officials are preparing for violence on the border in McAllen, Texas, and a militia is gathering forces to block traffic at international bridges. Can’t they also secede while they’re at it, please?

And apparently Napoleon and his wife Josephine had a pre-nup. Weird.

Teresa Mull is managing editor of Human Events.