Author Archives: John Hinderaker

Getting Out of Your Parent’s Basement: How Liberal Policies Hurt Young People

Featured image The organization I run, Center of the American Experiment, has just released a funny video that, in just over two minutes, explains why liberal policies are bad for young people. It takes the form of a video game with commentary, and is titled “Parent’s Basement.” Here it is: Created by our friends at Madison McQueen. »

How Barack Obama Conspired With an Enemy to Undermine US Foreign Policy

Featured image The Democrats are trying to make a scandal out of the fact that representatives of the Trump campaign communicated with Russians, even though those communications were 100% appropriate. I had forgotten about this post, which I wrote in March 2015, until Rush Limbaugh read from it on his program yesterday. It reminds us what a REAL scandal involving a presidential campaign and foreign policy looks like: In 2008, the Bush »

Obstruction of Justice

Featured image The Democrats are accusing President Trump of obstruction of justice–absurdly, in my opinion, although Paul and I have disagreed on this somewhat. But I am quite certain that James Comey will agree with me. When he finally testifies under oath–perhaps a year or more from now–he will say that he did not understand Trump’s “hope” that Comey might “see his way clear” to leaving Mike Flynn alone as an attempt »

Robert Spencer Poisoned In Iceland

Featured image I had been scheduled to attend an event tomorrow night with Robert Spencer, a prominent anti-jihadist, who was to be in Iceland until shortly before his visit to Minnesota. I got word that the event was canceled because Spencer had fallen ill, and then learned that he had, in fact, been poisoned. Spencer describes what happened at PJ Media: After I spoke last Thursday in the beautiful nation of Iceland, »

No Politician Has Ever Been Treated Worse?

Featured image Speaking at the Coast Guard Academy’s Commencement today, President Trump complained about his treatment by the press and others: [N]o politician in history, and I say this with great surety, has been treated worse or more unfairly. If we assume he is talking about American politicians, that is a true statement. The Democratic Party has never accepted the result of last year’s election. Democrats in the federal bureaucracy are leaking »

Press Salivates Over Impeachment

Featured image The Democrats are talking about impeaching President Trump. Because President Mike Pence is what they always wanted, I guess. Our friends at Grabien put together this montage of liberal TV hosts raising impeachment with their guests. The drums are beating: The grounds for impeachment? Who needs grounds? »

NY Times: Trump Asked Comey to Stop Flynn Investigation

Featured image Apparently the Democratic Party press has anti-Trump stories lined up and ready to drop every two or three days. The latest comes from the New York Times, which headlines: “Comey Memo Says Trump Asked Him to End Flynn Investigation.” As usual, the paper’s sources are anonymous moles within the federal bureaucracy, presumably the FBI: President Trump asked the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, to shut down the federal investigation into »

It’s Official: On Trump’s Travel Order, the Left Is Bonkers

Featured image We wrote here about an ACLU lawyer arguing one of the Trump travel moratorium cases in the 4th Circuit who said that the president’s order “could be constitutional” if only it had been issued by the rightful president, Hillary Clinton. As a matter of constitutional law–or law, period–that is idiotic. But it wasn’t just a slip of the tongue by an incompetent lawyer. Today, arguing in the 9th Circuit Court »

Et Tu, Ann? [with comment by Paul]

Featured image Did I ever think that one day, I would have a more positive view of Donald Trump than does Ann Coulter? No. But that apparently has happened: In an interview Sunday with The Daily Caller, Coulter let it be known she still has hope in the Trump presidency, but is ready to jump ship. I think everyone who voted for him knew his personality was grotesque, it was the issues. »

Fake News on the 2018 Election From the Associated Press

Featured image The Associated Press headlines: “In swing districts, voters vent over health care, fear Trump.” A more accurate headline would be, “A handful of rabid Democrats hate President Trump.” But that wouldn’t be news. The AP begins: Skeleton in hand, retired biology teacher Jeannie Scown delivered a message to her Republican congressman at his office northwest of Chicago. “Killed by Trumpcare Plague, May 4, 2017,” her poster read. In a nod »

Ignorance + Malice = James Clapper

Featured image Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper was one of Barack Obama’s worst appointees, which is no small distinction. Today Clapper appeared on CNN’s State of the Union. He had no new information of any sort, but he and host Jake Tapper pushed the Democratic Party line relentlessly. No surprise there. But check out this exchange: TAPPER: Let’s take a wider view of this for one second, and then I »

On Moving the US Embassy, Trump Was Right the First Time

Featured image Secretary of State Rex Tillerson confirms that, as previously reported, President Trump is re-thinking his campaign pledge to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Israel’s capital, Jerusalem: President Donald Trump is assessing whether moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem would help or hurt prospects for clinching an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said, revealing Trump’s criteria for a decision that could »

Dilbert on Climate “Science”

Featured image Today’s Dilbert cartoon sums up contemporary climate “science” very well. Click to enlarge: Does the climate scientist in the cartoon remind you of anyone? Yeah. Here is a photo of the notorious Michael Mann: Maybe Mann will add Scott Adams to his long-running lawsuit against Mark Steyn et al. »

Flow of Refugees Slows to a Trickle

Featured image News reports indicate that illegal immigration has dropped sharply since President Trump’s inauguration, even though no progress has been made in building the wall. Similarly, it appears that the flow of refugees has declined, even though the president’s travel orders, including his reduced ceiling on refugee admissions, has been tied up in the courts by partisan judges. The Star Tribune reports: “Minnesota’s refugee stream slows to a trickle.” The pace »

Is Trump the New Nixon?

Featured image That certainly is how Democrats try to portray him. Trump firing Comey = Nixon firing Cox. Right? Wrong. But here is another one: With ‘tapes’ tweet, Trump evokes Nixon’s White House. The reference is to this tweet by the president: James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 12, 2017 That might have »

World Cyber War I?

Featured image This is by far the most important news story of the day, but it seems to have been buried beneath an avalanche of James Comey coverage: Dozens of countries hit by huge cyberextortion attack: Dozens of countries were hit with a huge cyberextortion attack Friday that locked up computers and held users’ files for ransom at a multitude of hospitals, companies and government agencies. It was believed to the biggest »

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Shuts Down the Democrats

Featured image I promised not to write more about President Trump’s firing of James Comey, but what can I say? I lied. This is everywhere, so you may already have seen it. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Mike Huckabee’s daughter and the Principal Deputy White House Press Secretary, took on the slavering Democratic Party press corps earlier today. Ms. Sanders clearly has inherited some of her father’s talents. Watch and enjoy: Ms. Sanders may »