Trump Discovers the Trouble with Being President
It turns out that being president is hard.
“I loved my previous life. I had so many things going,” Donald Trump told Reuters in a newly published interview. “This is more work than in my previous life. I thought it ...
I appeared on The O’Reilly Factor, Fox News’s flagship evening program, hosted by the now-ousted Bill O’Reilly, in the summer of 2015. An average number of people tuned in that night — somewhere in the neighborhood of 2 million. My ...
Maxine Waters Is Millennials' Next Great Hope, and That's Hilarious
For conservatives in need of a laugh today, CNN has you covered, with this story: “Maxine Waters Is Having a Moment.” Yes, that Maxine Waters.
Waters, the longest-serving black woman in Congress, has attracted the kind of Internet buzz not ...
Norman Podhoretz, Still a Dazzling Success
‘Whom the gods wish to destroy,” Cyril Connolly wrote in 1938, “they first call promising.” If that is true, Norman Podhoretz is that rarest of Greek myths: a mortal who evades the designs of the gods. For his writerly career is ...
What Exactly Is Scandalous about Trump’s ‘Russia Scandal’?
A recent report in Spain’s El País touts “the Spanish connection with Trump’s Russia scandal”:
On February 1, Alexander Porfirievich Torshin, 63, a Russian politician and banker who is close to Vladimir Putin and whom the Spanish anti-corruption prosecutor ...
Obamacare’s Mistakes: GOP Sets Dial to Lather, Rinse, Repeat
It feels like 2009 all over again.
Eight years ago, a new president was in the White House, flanked by friendly congressional majorities and eyeing an overhaul of the American health-care system. That president and Congress intended to provide universal health-insurance ...
Chuck Schumer Knows His Attack on Neil Gorsuch Is a Fraud
Charles E. Schumer, besides being minority leader of the U.S. Senate, is a graduate of Harvard Law School, Class of 1974, so it seems reasonable to think that, between the two, he has at least glanced at the oath required ...
Preet Bharara, now former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, has never shied away from the theatrical. In 2015, while prosecuting former New York assemblyman Sheldon Silver for corruption, he was scolded by federal judge Valerie Caproni ...
Is Abortion 'Health Care'? Activists Want It Both Ways.
Earlier this week, BuzzFeed News published an article (Ramesh noted it here in the Corner) about Planned Parenthood’s anxieties under the new administration. It included this quote, from Planned Parenthood chief Cecile Richards:
The stakes have become quite clear ...
Could Trump Build a Broad Centrist Coalition?
It’s unwise to overread a speech, especially a Donald Trump speech — words are at bargain prices in the Trump administration — but it’s striking just how non-ideological the president’s address last night was. Some bits could have been ...
Something's Rotten in the State of Denmark. It's the Welfare System.
From today’s you’ve-got-to-be-kidding-me file:
The Danish government has been inadvertently paying benefits to citizens fighting for the Islamic State in Syria, Danish officials said Tuesday, as outrage grows that militants are manipulating the country’s generous welfare system. . . .
The Life Cycle of a Sidney Blumenthal Smear
From “A Short History of the Trump Family,” written by Sidney Blumenthal (yes, that Sidney Blumenthal), published today by the London Review of Books:
In 1969, Fred Trump plotted to run for mayor of New York against John Lindsay, a ...
Linda Sarsour Rekindles the Left’s Love Affair with Radical Extremism
In 2015, the New York Times wrote, fawningly:
Linda Sarsour is, in every sense of the phrase, a woman in a hurry. Only 35, she has already helped to partly dismantle the New York Police Department’s program of spying on the ...
Over at the Washington Post today, Catherine Rampell has one of the dumber columns you’ll see this month. Here are the opening paragraphs:
Much-dreaded “sharia law,” or something resembling it, may well be coming to the United States.
'The Christians of Nigeria Are Alone.'
Occasionally, one stumbles upon a piece of truly astonishing reporting. Douglas Murray has just penned one such piece in The Spectator, about the ongoing slaughter of Christians in northern Nigeria:
Another day in northern Nigeria, another Christian village reeling from ...
Tom Brady Owes You Nothing
As long as we’re tallying up indicators of fascism, spare a thought for USA Today’s Nancy Armour, who published one of the most repulsive columns I’ve seen in some time on Monday, about New England Patriots quarterback ...
NYT: We Stand by Our Fake News
Over on the homepage, I have a piece about the New York Times’ hit job on Rick Perry. America’s paper of record claims that Trump’s nominee for Energy secretary “knew almost nothing” about DOE’s responsibility for the ...
Be Skeptical of the Conflict-of-Interest Charges Being Thrown at Tom Price
With Obamacare in the balance, Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer has not been coy about his plans to make confirmation difficult for Georgia congressman Tom Price, Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Department of Health and Human Services. Now, ...
Milo Yiannopoulos’s Critics Play Right into His Hands
Sarah Silverman and Judd Apatow would do well to shut up.
Comedian Silverman (last seen stumping for Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention) and movie director Apatow (present at the after-parties) both recently tweeted their support for a campaign ...
GW’s Decision to Ditch U.S. History Exemplifies How Elite Schools Fail Their Students
The George Washington University is named for:
a) America’s first president
b) the president of the 1787 Constitutional Convention
c) the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army
d) all of the above
If you struggled to answer that question, you may ...
Newt: 'Drain the Swamp' Was Just a 'Cute' Thing Trump Said
President-elect Donald Trump campaigned on a promise to “drain the swamp” in Washington of corruption, but now that he’s preparing to move into the White House, Newt Gingrich said the Manhattan real estate mogul is looking to ...
Repent, Wicked White Guys
Russell Kirk, that conservative sage, referred frequently in his work to “the moral imagination.” It was an idea taken from his muse, the English statesman and philosopher Edmund Burke. “By this ‘moral imagination,’” Kirk wrote in a 1981 essay, “Burke signifies ...
No, Scott Pruitt at the EPA Will Not Be a Threat to the Planet
On Wednesday, Donald Trump announced that he will nominate Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency. Pruitt is a Republican from an energy-rich state, so his opinions on the EPA are about what one might expect — ...
More Boeing for Your Buck
There seems to be a great deal of harrumphing at Donald Trump’s tweet about Boeing and Air Force One, but I’m struggling to figure out why.
By way of background, this morning Donald Trump tweeted: “Boeing is building ...
America Needs a Sane Left
The Left is not going to learn any lessons from 2016, apparently.
Democrats in the House just crushed an upstart challenge to Nancy Pelosi’s decade-long leadership, rejecting Tim Ryan, a 43-year-old congressman who represents a swath of post-industrial Ohio from ...
Green Day, 2016, about Trump:
No KKK, No fascist USA, No Trump! pic.twitter.com/Lv2pRgOJJX
— Green Day Authority (@GDA) November 21, 2016
Green Day, 2004, about Bush:
Sieg heil to the president gasman!Bombs away is your punishment!Pulverize the Eiffel TowersWho ...
Twitter Says Richard Spencer Is Beyond the Pale. They’re Right This Time.
I’m supposed to be angry at Twitter, I realize. But I’m finding it difficult.
On Wednesday, the social-media giant went on a “purge,” removing white-nationalist Richard Spencer and the account for his “think tank,” the National Policy Institute; ...
Of Course Donald Trump Supports Same-Sex Marriage
Some conservatives seem to be dismayed at Donald Trump’s comments on 60 Minutes last night — see the video above — that he is “fine” with same-sex marriage. Said Trump: “It’s done. . . . These cases have gone to the Supreme Court. They’...
This Is Not James Comey’s Fault, Democrats
Judging by Democrats’ reactions, you’d think James Comey had endangered classified national-security information or something.
“Apocalyptic” is the only adequate description of the Left’s reaction to Comey’s recent letter to Congress announcing new information in the Hillary ...
Trump's National Political Director 'Steps Back' from Campaign
Jim Murphy, Donald Trump’s national political director, is no longer playing an active role on the campaign, according to three sources briefed on the move – a troubling development for the Republican nominee coming just 19 days before the ...
A New, Credible Bill Clinton Accuser
In a surprising development, Breitbart News appears to have done some actual by-God journalism. On the site’s homepage currently, Aaron Klein has a long piece about a heretofore-unknown victim of Bill Clinton:
Speaking publicly for the first time in ...
Dan: I’m afraid not as avant-garde as you. Call me unsophisticated, but isn’t Bob Dylan a songwriter? To my mind, the achievement of a great song is that words and music are seamlessly integrated, and you’d ruin ...
Trump’s Campaign against the GOP
On Tuesday morning, Donald Trump announced that “the shackles have been taken off me and I can now fight for America the way I want to.” What constitutes unshackled fighting “for America”? Apparently, going hammer-and-tongs after the sitting Republican speaker ...
Hillary’s Smearing of Women Matters
Having no aversion to rolling about in the slop-heaps of our politics, Donald Trump has spent the last two weeks dangling before voters the prospect that he will use the second presidential debate as an opportunity to dilate on Hillary ...
These Aren't the Jews Politico Is Looking For
It’s not clear whether Ben Wofford and his superiors at Politico Magazine were lazy, ignorant, or malicious. But one of the three is to explain for Wofford’s most recent essay, “In a Time of Trump, Millennial Jews Awaken ...
Tonight’s Presidential Debate Will Not Be Epic
At 9 p.m. EST tonight, the two major-party presidential candidates will take the stage for the season’s first general-election debate. One candidate is a pathological liar and egomaniac. The other is Donald Trump.
Whether their sparring match will actually ...
Now That's a Family Health-care Plan . . .
Today in crony capitalism:
After Gayle Manchin took over the National Association of State Boards of Education in 2012, she spearheaded an unprecedented effort that encouraged states to require schools to purchase medical devices that fight life-threatening allergic reactions.
Codias, a New Social Network for Conservatives
To the great consternation of conservatives, the Obama years have demonstrated, if there was any doubt, where the political sympathies of social-media giants such as Google, Facebook, and Twitter really lie.
Cody Brown wants to do something about that.
Fiction Writer Defends Writing Fiction; SJWs Outraged
Who says literary festivals can’t be dramatic? Via the New York Times:
Officials in charge of an Australian writers festival [the Brisbane Writers Festival, which ended Sunday] were so upset with the address by their keynote speaker, the American ...
Tired of anti-regime jokes, North Korea has forbidden sarcasm. That’ll solve the problem, for sure.
The 2016 Political Event Horizon
Christopher Nolan’s 2015 blockbuster Interstellar did something either fiendishly clever or aesthetically unfair, depending on your tolerance for suspending disbelief: He set the key to the story inside a black hole. As all-purpose plot devices go, the inside of a ...
UK: Abortions for Cleft Lip, Palate Up in Past Five Years
Grim news out of the United Kingdom:
Abortions of babies with a minor facial deformity have nearly tripled in the past five years, official figures show. . . .
New government figures show 30 babies were aborted in the past three years because they ...
State Dept: HRC Failed to Turn Over 30 Benghazi Emails
The State Department says about 30 emails that may be related to the 2012 attack on U.S. compounds in Benghazi, Libya, are among the thousands of Hillary Clinton emails recovered during the FBI’s recently closed investigation into her ...
When Did Bill Nye ‘the Science Guy’ Become So Insufferable?
Bill Nye — “the Science Guy” — thinks that the recent deadly flooding in Louisiana is a result of climate change.
That’s not surprising. Bill Nye thinks everything is the result of climate change. Flooding in Missouri is climate change. Tornadoes ...
Colin Powell: HRC 'Trying to Pin Email Scandal on Me'
On Friday, the New York Times reported that Hillary Clinton told FBI investigators that former secretary of state Colin L. Powell had advised her to use a personal email account — which was true, but hardly exculpatory, as I noted.
HRC: Colin Powell Made Me to Do It
We’ve come full circle. Hillary Clinton’s decision to risk national security to avoid transparency requirements is — once again — Colin Powell’s fault. The New York Times reports:
Pressed by the F.B.I. about her email practices at ...
Sometimes we wingnuts are overeager when it comes to liberal media bias. But sometimes you get pieces like this, from the Washington Post:
The Abortion Rights Movement Is Bolder than It’s Been in Years. That’s Cecile Richards’s ...
Fmr Defense Secretary: Time to 'Move On' from Incriminating Hillary Clinton Stories
For the “Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!” file:
Clinton supporter and former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta called on the public to “move on” from Hillary Clinton’s emails and instead focus on the “real issues.”
The GOP’s Best Hope for Picking Up a Senate Seat: Joe Heck
On January 3, 2017, Harry Reid will officially retire from the United States Senate, bringing to an end 30 years of his unique brand of political skullduggery, which ranged from using the Senate floor to attack private citizens’ political speech to lying about ...
The Supreme Court Is Not a Sufficient Reason to Vote for Trump
The Supreme Court has become Donald Trump’s trump card.
In a recent Washington Examiner column entitled “It’s the Supreme Court, Stupid,” Hugh Hewitt declared:
If Hillary Clinton wins, the Left gavels in a solid, lasting, almost certainly permanent ...
Berkeley Forgets Its Purpose
What is the University of California–Berkeley for?
It’s a question worth asking in the wake of recent events. In February, violent protesters set fires on campus to prevent a speech by ex-Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos. (They succeeded.) This ...
Richard Spencer’s White Supremacism Is Boring, Not Newsworthy
During Super Bowl LI, back in February, with the New England Patriots down early to the Atlanta Falcons, alt-right celebrity Richard Spencer tweeted that he was rooting for the Pats. He explained his pick:
1/ Belichick & Brady support Trump 2/ Three White ...
'Racism' (Still) Didn't Elect Trump
The Washington Post’s Monkey Cage blog has an eye-grabbing headline up today: “Racism Motivated Trump Voters More than Authoritarianism.” Predictably, the headline oversells.
Thomas Woods, a professor of political science at Ohio State University, uses the just-released 2016 American National ...
The White House Should Not Be Promoting Mike Cernovich
In June, Mike Cernovich published a post at his blog Danger & Play, declaring that “there was more than one shooter” in the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Fl., that killed 49 people and injured 53 others; on Twitter, he accused the government ...
California’s Moral Atrocity
In a parade of horrors exposed by the Center for Medical Progress, one episode stands out. In the seventh video released by undercover journalists David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt, former StemExpress technician Holly O’Donnell describes an experience at Planned ...
Lost amid last weekend’s headlines about guitarist Chuck Berry and reporter Jimmy Breslin was the death, also, of poet Derek Walcott.
The recipient of the 1992 Nobel Prize in Literature, Walcott was a native of the island of Saint Lucia, ...
Democrats’ Sudden Amnesia about Obamacare’s Many Ills
Hillary Clinton was conspicuously quiet about Obamacare in the final weeks of the election, and for good reason. One week before Election Day, the law’s fourth open-enrollment period began, accompanied by a wave of policy cancellations and rate hikes. ...
Where Are the Republican Party’s Leaders?
The House Republican conference has unveiled a health-care bill that pleases just about no one. Ross Douthat, writing in the New York Times on Wednesday, described the “American Health Care Act” this way:
It’s a piece of legislation caught ...
Feds Arrest Ex-Journalist for Several Anti-Jewish Bomb Threats
A bit of good news this morning, via the New York Times:
The federal authorities have charged a St. Louis man with making more than half a dozen bomb threats against Jewish community centers, schools and a Jewish history museum, ...
What’s Behind the Rash of Anti-Semitic Incidents?
On Monday, for the fourth time since the beginning of the year, bomb threats shut down multiple Jewish Community Centers across the country. The calls are the latest in a series: Sixty-nine threats have been called into 54 Jewish Community Centers ...
Oregon’s Euthanasia Bill Is Intentionally Ambiguous
Savagery can be subtle.
Oregon, which in 1997 became the first state in the U.S. to legalize assisted suicide, is considering tweaking the laws surrounding advance directives, the legal documents by means of which a person can dictate ahead of ...
The Consequences of Trump’s Bungled Immigration Order
If something is worth doing, they say, it’s worth doing right. The Trump administration should take that advice to heart.
On Thursday, the Ninth Circuit federal appeals court upheld a restraining order against Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily ...
Cory Booker Turns on His One-Time Ally, Betsy DeVos
Cory Booker should think about consulting a physician. He seems to be suffering a severe case of amnesia.
Last month, Booker became the first senator in history to testify against a colleague in a Cabinet confirmation hearing — in this ...
Journalists, Please — the World Has Enough Activists
What does it take to be a journalist in the age of Trump? Do the opposite of what happened last week.
On Thursday, Peter Alexander, national correspondent at NBC News, reported (on Twitter, where most reporting happens now) that the ...
Senate Dems Astonished GOP Colleagues Don't Respect Hissy Fit
NR’s editors, yesterday:
Knowing that they cannot sink his nomination, and having no extraordinary reasons to oppose him, Senate Democrats have decided to boycott Tom Price’s Finance Committee confirmation vote — the senatorial equivalent of throwing a temper-tantrum. This ...
The Use and Abuse of History
Varad Mehta (one of my favorite conservative Twitterers; see this thread, for example) had an essay here over the weekend, in which he criticized those conservatives who leapt to condemn the George Washington University, in Washington, D.C., for scrapping ...
Anatomy of a Hit Job: The NYT’s Disgraceful Attack on Rick Perry
On Wednesday, on the eve of Rick Perry’s confirmation hearing to head the Department of Energy, the New York Times published: “‘Learning Curve’ as Rick Perry Pursues a Job He Initially Misunderstood.” The headline is intended to summarize the ...
Planned Parenthood Doesn’t Need Our Taxes
What the government giveth, the government almost never taketh away, and that’s what Planned Parenthood has been counting on.
Planned Parenthood is an industrial-scale baby abattoir responsible for more than 300,000 American deaths annually and a degradation of human ...
Progressives’ Plan B: Violent Protest or Principled Opposition?
The dawn of a new year, and of a new administration, has progressives rediscovering their Dickens. Jelani Cobb, scrying the signs of the coming year (or four) for the latest issue of the New Yorker, might as well have written: “...
Children Don’t Exist to Advance Your Politics
Polly Dunning has managed to compose perhaps the creepiest sentence ever written: “By having sons, we do feminism a great service.”
The line appears in Wednesday’s Sydney Morning Herald, in a piece entitled “Having a Son Went from a ...
YouTube Hoaxer Claims He Was Kicked Off Delta Flight for 'Speaking Arabic'
It’s almost like our collective “fake news” freakout never happened.
This morning, “YouTube celebrity” Adam Saleh tweeted video showing him being kicked off a Delta flight purportedly for speaking to his mother over the phone in Arabic, and it’...
Celebrities Rallying to Overturn Trump’s Election Are Not Helping the Democratic Party
Unite for America, a “multi-partisan movement of concerned citizens and volunteers, united against the unprecedented threat of an unqualified candidate taking our nation’s office,” has enlisted a group of celebrities to appear in a two-and-a-half-minute YouTube PSA. The video ...
The Folly of Trump’s Command Economy
If you’re a business, Donald Trump is making it hard to plan for the future.
Last week, President-elect Trump intervened to keep the Carrier air-conditioner company from moving part of its operation to Mexico and shutting down its plant ...
Why Trump’s Phone Conversation with Taiwan’s President Is a Good Sign
When the president-elect of the U.S. took a phone call last week with Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-wen, he may not have known that he was breaking a four-decades-old precedent and potentially disrupting the delicate state of affairs that prevails ...
‘Fake News’ Isn’t Just a Rightwing Problem
Following Donald Trump’s upset victory earlier this month, the media has suddenly grown deeply troubled about the proliferation of “fake” news — gossip-mongering and fabrication and “news” reports devoid of a factual basis. Naturally, this brings us to Vox.com.
Trump U Fraud Lawsuits Settled for $25M
Donald Trump has agreed to pay $25 million to settle three lawsuits against Trump University.
The deal will keep the president-elect from having to testify in a trial in San Diego that was set to begin November 28.
The settlement ...
Steve Bannon Is Not a Nazi—But Let’s Be Honest about What He Represents
Let’s start with some sense: Steve Bannon is not Josef Goebbels.
That is how Bannon was described recently by French cable news network La Chaîne Info (The Info Channel), and American media have taken up the comparison, particularly ...
My colleagues, and the editors, have struck a tone of graciousness and hopefulness in the wake of Donald Trump’s victory, and I co-sign what they have written.
However, Donald Trump’s ascent has brought with it an undeniable strain ...
Evan McMullin against the Leviathans
Bountiful, Utah — El Matador Mexican Restaurant in Bountiful, Utah, is an odd place to be thinking about Thomas Hobbes, but here we are.
“We” is David Evan McMullin, independent candidate for president, and his running mate, Mindy Finn, who are ...
The Most Despicable Accusation Yet against 'Never Trump'
Disgusting, just disgusting. Via the Washington Examiner:
Talk radio host Laura Ingraham claimed Thursday morning that conservatives who refuse to vote for GOP nominee Donald Trump explicitly support abortion.
“They’re standing with the woman who stood up there today ...
Will Hurd, Homeland-Security Heavyweight
Will Hurd has put serious miles on his car.
Hurd, a freshman Republican congressman, represents Texas’s 23rd congressional district, which wraps itself most of the way around San Antonio, then spreads out westward, covering 29 counties out to the eastern ...
Liberty U. Students: 'Donald Trump & Jerry Falwell Jr. Don't Represent Us'
Liberty University students want to be free — of their president’s surrogacy for Donald Trump. On Wednesday, a group of students calling themselves “Liberty United Against Trump” released a letter dissociating themselves from the Republican nominee and his chief Evangelical ...
Keep Congress, and Let Trump Self-Fund His Campaign, as He Promised
It’s all about Congress now.
On Friday evening, America discovered that Donald Trump is exactly the person everyone thought he was. It turns out that the same man who bragged about his adultery in his books, advertised his affair ...
Tim Kaine’s Claim that Clinton Destroyed Iran’s Nuclear Program Is Preposterous
On a night awash in lies — offensive lies and defensive lies, primitive lies (“He never said that!”) and sophisticated lies (“The Clinton Foundation . . . ”) — perhaps the boldest lie was this: Hillary Clinton “eliminated the Iranian nuclear-weapons program without firing a shot.”
Trump’s Communication Problem
Donald Trump could learn a lesson from Pope Francis.
The current pope, unlike his predecessor, has the gift of gab. But he has discovered, in his new role, that there is such a thing as talking too much. The secular ...
Who Is Terrorist Bomber Ahmad Rahami?
Lo and behold, it turns out that Ahmad Rahami, the 28-year-old naturalized citizen of Afghan descent who detonated bombs in New Jersey and New York City over the weekend, is exactly who you thought he was.
On Wednesday, authorities released ...
An interesting tidbit from the NY Post:
A Manhattan photographer was the first person to find the second explosive device in Chelsea on Saturday night — and almost didn’t report the contraption to cops because she thought it was a ...
Hillary Clinton just had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week.
Last Friday night, speaking at a private fundraiser, Clinton said that “half of Trump supporters” could be put in a “basket of deplorables.” They are, she said, “racist, ...
Regensburg: Ten Years Later
Today marks the tenth anniversary of the Regensburg Address. Delivered by a 79-year-old Joseph Ratzinger, then 18 months into his papacy, the lecture is primarily remembered for the garment-rending it occasioned in the Muslim world, and among Christianity’s cultured despisers ...
Cyberdisaster: How the Government Compromised Our Security
Last year, John McCain told National Review that “the most disturbing briefing that I have ever received” had to do with cyberwar, adding: “We better start doing a helluva lot better job” addressing cybersecurity threats.
Given the current presidential prospects, ...
If Hillary Wins, What Should Conservatives Do?
A new Washington Post/ABC poll, released on Tuesday, shows that Hillary Clinton’s post-convention era of good feelings lasted approximately three weeks. Despite months of relentless media coverage of Donald Trump, his endless string of campaign calamities (including a ...
Fla. Republicans Strike Blow for Criminal-Justice Reform, Oust Angela Corey
Last night’s primary elections in Florida included one not-to-be-missed shakeup at the state level: State attorney Angela Corey, who came under scrutiny for her handling of the prosecution of George Zimmerman in 2013, lost her re-election bid.
Via the Florida ...
U. of Chicago Chooses to Give Students an Education
All glory and honor to the University of Chicago, which has issued a letter to incoming freshmen reiterating the university’s traditional “commitment to freedom of inquiry and expression,” and de facto barring “safe spaces,” “trigger warnings,” and the host ...
At a glance, it would seem a lousy time to be a politician with ideas. Republican voters tossed aside thoughtful conservative candidates in favor of an entertainer with no particular governing philosophy, whose campaign is pitching a range of policies ...
In Florida, a Blow to the Pro-Life Movement — & the Law
Florida citizens familiar with the way their state government works might be confused. Before Thursday, the budget was administered by the legislature, as is designated by the state’s constitution. But as of Thursday, the budget is apparently run by ...
Did the entire editorial staff at The Hill have a stroke yesterday?
That’s about the only explanation I can fathom for the way they’ve handled this piece – ”Can the 2016 Election Be Rigged? You Bet.” – by Roger Stone. Yes, ...
Trump’s the Wrong Man to Attack the Media
‘If the disgusting and corrupt media covered me honestly and didn’t put false meaning into the words I say,” Donald Trump tweeted on Sunday, “I would be beating Hillary by 20%.” “My rallies are not covered properly by the media. ...
AP Reporter Rips State Dept. Spox: 'Am I Speaking English?'
Courtesy of “the most transparent administration in history,” this gem of an exchange, between State Department spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau and Associated Press reporter Matt Lee:
The notion that there might have been an “improper relationship” between the State Department and ...
EEOC Treads on 'Don't Tread on Me'
It was only a matter of time, really. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has ruled that displaying the Gadsden Flag in the workplace — the yellow flag with the words Don’t Tread on Me below a coiled rattlesnake — may be ...
How We Ended Up with Two Manifestly Unfit Candidates
In 1992, Ross Perot, running on no party’s ticket, managed to capture 19 percent of the national vote, and who knows what he would have received had he not withdrawn from the race in July only to capriciously re-enter in October. ...