Author Archives: John Hinderaker

How Much do the Russians Love Donald Trump?

Featured image So much that they are afraid he will launch a nuclear attack against them. This comes from RT, the news source that Democrats tell us is a mouthpiece for Putin’s government: The US’ ABM sites in Europe and on warships patrolling Russia’s borders are creating the potential for America to launch an overwhelming surprise nuclear strike on Russia, the Russian general staff said. “The presence of American ABM sites in »

Scott Pelley Has Always Been a Democratic Party Hack

Featured image The Washington Post publishes an admiring profile of CBS nightly news anchorman Scott Pelley, heir to the reprehensible Walter Cronkite and Dan Rather. Pelley, the Post tells us, is notable for his incessant attacks on President Trump: With the words “credibility questioned” prominent on the screen, Scott Pelley once again is doing what network evening-news anchors generally don’t do: abandoning careful neutrality in favor of pointed truth-telling. He is talking »

More Fake News From the New York Times

Featured image This lengthy New York Times story is unintentionally hilarious. Here is the headline: “Amid ‘Trump Effect’ Fear, 40% of Colleges See Dip in Foreign Applicants.” Just for fun, a screen shot: Note that the headline doesn’t say there has been a 40% drop in foreign applications, but rather that 40% of institutions have seen a drop. Meaning that 60% haven’t. But the article is all about how Donald Trump is »

The Democrats’ Clown Show

Featured image As we have written several times, Senate Democrats made fools of themselves during the Judiciary Committee’s hearing on the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. That won’t deter them, apparently, from a filibuster that will embarrass them once more. As Senator Chuck Grassley said, “If you’ll filibuster Neil Gorsuch, you’d filibuster anyone.” Anyone nominated by a Republican president, that is. Michael Ramirez sums up the proceedings beautifully. Click »

NY Times Publishes, Then Retracts, Fake News

Featured image On February 28, the New York Times magazine published a long, dark essay by left-winger Emily Bazelon on the prospects for President Trump’s Department of Justice–or, as the Times headline put it, “Department of Justification.” The article, which focuses on Jeff Sessions, Steve Bannon and Stephen Miller, isn’t worth reading. It exemplifies the far-left hysteria with which we are all too familiar. A prominent theme is that Republicans don’t care »

Trump to Deep-Six Clean Power Plan

Featured image This is an excellent example of why it is important to have the presidency in sane hands: EPA chief: Trump to undo Obama plan to curb global warming. President Donald Trump in the coming days will sign a new executive order that unravels his predecessor’s sweeping plan to curb global warming, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Sunday. EPA chief Scott Pruitt said the executive order to be »

Lessons From the Parliament Attack

Featured image England has been shaken by the terrorist attack on Westminster Bridge and Parliament that was carried out last Wednesday by Khalid Masood, whose real name was Adrian Elms or Adrian Ajao. As more information has come out about the terrorist, a number of observations can be made. 1) Masood/Elms/Ajao was an unusual terrorist in some ways, and typical in others. Like nearly all Islamic terrorists, he had a middle-class upbringing »

Democrats’ Celebration Is Premature

Featured image Pretty much everyone thinks the House’s failure to pass the GOP’s repeal-and-replace bill is a disaster for Republicans. The Democrats are giddy with glee, and Matt Drudge calls it a “catastrophe.” Perhaps they are right, but I doubt it. Obamacare is in a death spiral. It is rapidly collapsing, and steadily becoming more unpopular as it fails more and more Americans. Congress will now move on to other tasks, like »

Israeli Teenager Who Threatened Jewish Institutions May Have Been Paid By Foreign Governments

Featured image There has been a lot of concern about a recent rash of bomb threats against Jewish community centers in the U.S., numbering in the hundreds. Many have interpreted these threats as a sign of rising anti-Semitism, but it turns out that they may all have been made by a 19-year-old with dual American and Israel citizenship who lives in Ashkelon. The young man, whose name has not been made public, »

House Leadership Pulls Health Care Bill

Featured image It became apparent this afternoon that the health care bill promoted by Republican leadership in the House did not have enough votes to pass, and the bill was pulled by Speaker Paul Ryan, despite President Trump’s earlier insistence that a vote be held. Based on the Washington Post’s account, it appears that Trump acquiesced in the decision. “‘We just pulled it,’ he said.” Inevitably, commentators will play the perceptions game: »

Will Smoking Gun Documents Vindicate Trump?

Featured image In the wake of House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes’s statements to reporters on Wednesday, the outline of what could become the biggest political scandal of the last 100 years is becoming clear. Obama administration officials, possibly aided by Obama’s January 2017 order expanding access to the NSA’s raw signals intelligence data, are alleged to have misused the NSA’s surveillance capabilities to spy on the incoming Trump administration. The NSA’s »

Democrats to Filibuster Gorsuch [with comment by Paul]

Featured image Chuck Schumer announced this morning that Senate Democrats will filibuster the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. This seems like an odd decision, as Senate Republicans will no doubt follow the lead of Harry Reid and Schumer himself, by ending the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees. Gorsuch will be confirmed, and the filibuster will have been abolished in a context that is good for Republicans–on behalf of a »

Breaking News From CNN: We Have No News

Featured image Democratic Party operatives are desperately trying to keep their Russia narrative alive. Thus, this CNN headline: “US Officials: Info suggests Trump associates may have coordinated with Russians.” Sounds like a blockbuster, right? Only the story contains no actual news. The FBI has information that indicates associates of President Donald Trump communicated with suspected Russian operatives to possibly coordinate the release of information damaging to Hillary Clinton’s campaign, US officials told »

Nunes’s Announcement: Another Take

Featured image I wrote earlier today about House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes’s statement that one or more intelligence agencies “incidentally” collected communications of members of President Trump’s campaign during the Fall of 2016. A reader writes to offer another perspective: I think you need to be a bit more nuanced. I think Nunes is leaving the door open for something like this: The communications were intercepted in the normal course of »

So, Were Trump’s Tweets Right After All?

Featured image Today House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes told reporters that, as has long been rumored and reported, one or more intelligence agencies did collect communications of members of President Trump’s campaign during the Fall of 2016: Members of the intelligence community collected “incidental” communications of the Trump transition team during legal surveillance operations of foreign targets, a top Republican lawmaker said Wednesday afternoon. House Intelligence Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., »

Terrorist Attack at Parliament [Updated]

Featured image An apparent terrorist attack occurred a couple of hours ago near the Parliament building in London. A car veered into a crowd of pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, killing at least one and wounding as many as 11 others. Reports indicate that someone–I assume the driver of the vehicle–then began assaulting people, including a policeman, with a knife. There are also reports of shots fired outside Parliament; I assume that was »

Media Alert [Updated]

Featured image My daughter Kathryn will be on Fox & Friends tomorrow morning, talking about liberals’ efforts to impose thought control on campus. I believe she is currently scheduled to be on at 7:45 Eastern, but that could change. I will update if she gets a revised time. It should be an interesting segment, tune in if you can! UPDATE: The segment is now scheduled for 6:45 Eastern. »