Author Archives: John Hinderaker

Hungry Venezuelans Raid Zoo For Food

Featured image In socialist Venezuela, it has come to this: A gang in search of food broke into a zoo at night and butchered a horse for food, it has been reported. The shocking incident in Caracas has been held up as an example of the desperation of the Venezuelan people who are enduring a severe economic crisis. With looting and food shortages commonplace, it’s been reported that several people forced their »

Andrew Breitbart, Anti-Semite?

Featured image Tragically, our friend Andrew Breitbart died a few years ago and isn’t here to defend himself. But it infuriates me to see Haaretz, the “New York Times of Israel,” label Andrew–who was a Jew–an anti-Semite: In an article Friday by Chemi Shalev, the newspaper claims: “Breitbart and other Jews working for his website exemplified the kind of radical right wing Jews who hate their liberal co-religionists most of all: in »

And the Darwin Award Goes To…

Featured image …leftists who are too obsessed with global warming to want to reproduce. Hey, if that’s what it takes, we probably should be grateful. NPR asks the question–seriously, as far as I can tell–“Should We Be Having Kids In The Age Of Climate Change?” Standing before several dozen students in a college classroom, Travis Rieder tries to convince them not to have children. Or at least not too many. He’s at »

Trump 2.0?

Featured image Over the last week, Donald Trump has delivered a series of remarkable speeches that have, in my view, reinvigorated his candidacy. The most recent was yesterday, in Charlotte. The speech has gotten a lot of attention, much of it directed to Trump’s sort-of-apology for some of the rude things he said during the primary season. No doubt Trump is trying to unify the party and mend fences, but in context, »

Germany’s “Guests” Refuse to Work

Featured image This is the kind of news item that has Angela Merkel in political trouble: According to mayor Bernd Pohlers of the eastern town of Saxony Waldenburg, the asylum seekers refused to accept the work that was offered to them after they arrived in the country. The local council spent £600 arranging for the men to have uniforms but were stunned when they were told they would not complete it because »

Who’s Crude?

Featured image For most of the last year, we have seen endless hand-wringing in the news media about how crude Donald Trump is. He has no manners; he is bringing down the level of public discourse; his attacks on others are outrageous. And, to be sure, there have been times when I, along with countless others, have criticized Trump’s excesses. But it seems obvious to me that it is Trump’s enemies, far »

The Trump Speech That Will Win Him the Presidency*

Featured image Yesterday in West Bend, Wisconsin, Donald Trump delivered a speech that was described as being on law and order. True enough, but it was much more than that. Trump powerfully wove together his campaign’s themes in a direct appeal for African-American votes. You can read the speech here. Of course, Trump didn’t deliver it exactly as written, but it was close, with no notable deviations that I noticed. Excerpts are »

Obamacare Is Collapsing, But Democrats Don’t Mind

Featured image Obamacare is falling apart before our eyes. In state after state, insurers are withdrawing from the ACA exchanges and premiums are rising rapidly. Barack Obama’s promise that the ACA would bring down the cost of health insurance has become a bad joke. The latest news is that Aetna is leaving 11 of the 15 state exchanges in which it now participates: Aetna’s decision to pull back from ObamaCare is fueling »

Media Alert

Featured image I will guest host the Laura Ingraham radio show tomorrow from 9 to 12 Eastern time. We will have a terrific guest lineup, including Grover Norquist, Marco Rubio, Eliana Johnson, Sean Davis and Peter Hasson. You can go here to find a radio station in your area. If you miss the show live, you can get highlights via podcast on iTunes, and it also airs later in the day on »

Campaign 2016

Featured image Have we ever had an election season where so many voters were trying to select the lesser of two evils? I don’t think so; certainly not in my lifetime. A couple of weeks ago, trying to sum up the American election for an Australian television audience on Andrew Bolt’s Sky News program, I said that the biggest thing Donald Trump has going for him is that he gets to run »

More on the Milwaukee Riots

Featured image Paul has already commented on the shooting death of Sylville Smith in Milwaukee. These are a few supplemental observations. 1) When the first few nationally-hyped police shootings (or deaths in police custody) occurred, the “victim” was ritually described as an unarmed black man. But later events have shown that being unarmed, while greatly emphasized at the time, was superfluous. Sylville Smith was armed with a stolen semiautomatic pistol, which he »

How Did Resource-Rich Venezuela Become the World’s Most Godforsaken Place?

Featured image How bad have things gotten in socialist Venezuela? So bad that Venezuelans feel less secure than Syrians: Venezuelans feel less safe in their home country than civilians living in war-torn Syria, according to a new Gallup poll. Just 14 percent of Venezuelans said they feel safe in the country, compared with 32 percent of Syrian respondents who feel safe, according to the 2016 Global Law and Order Report. “Venezuela has »

Summer Camp In Gaza

Featured image In the civilized world, summer camp means hiking, swimming, campfires, maybe learning how to tie knots. But in Gaza, where Hamas rules, summer camp means learning how to murder Jews. MEMRI has pictures of the camp activities that are going on under the supervision of Hamas’s Izz Al-Din Al-Qassam Brigades. We learned how to use knives at Boy Scout camp, but this was never part of the training: You often »

AP Reporter Volunteers as Witness For Hillary

Featured image Over the last several election cycles, the liberal media has progressively emerged from the closet, supporting its candidates (i.e., Democrats) more and more openly. This year, with open declarations of war on Donald Trump by the New York Times, the Associated Press and others, all pretense of neutrality has been set aside. The latest instance, a truly extraordinary one, comes from Associated Press reporter Lisa Lerer, who, in an AP »

Another Day, Another Hit Piece

Featured image This time it’s taxes. The New York Times headlines: “How Much Does Donald Trump Pay in Taxes? It Could Be Zero.” What follows is an explanation of the tax laws that apply to real estate developers: Even with hundreds of millions in gross revenue from his vast real estate empire, “it’s both possible and legal that Donald Trump would pay little or no income tax,” said Len Green, an accountant »

Bikinis Made Mandatory on Cannes Beaches

Featured image That isn’t quite right, but it’s close: the city of Cannes has banned the wearing of burkinis on local beaches: The mayor of Cannes has banned the wearing of burkinis – full-body swimsuits – on the beaches of the French Riviera resort famous for its annual film festival, officials said on Thursday. Mayor David Lisnard signed off on the ruling that “access to beaches and for swimming is banned to »

The Associated Press Campaigns For Hillary

Featured image Consider this remarkable headline from the Associated Press, once known as a reliable purveyor of hard news: “Trump refuses to back away from false claim Obama founded IS.” The AP doesn’t leave a lot of doubt about where it stands: Donald Trump repeatedly accused President Barack Obama of founding the Islamic State group on Thursday, refusing to take back a patently false allegation even when questioned about the logic of »