Author Archives: John Hinderaker

A Democrat Inspired by Hodgkinson Threatens Assassination [Updated]

Featured image E. Stanley Hoff of Westerville, Ohio appeared in court yesterday, charged with threatening to “assault, kidnap, or murder a United States official.” The Columbus Dispatch reports: A voice mail that threatened U.S. Rep. Steve Stivers and his family landed a Westerville man in federal court Wednesday, charged with a crime that carries a 10-year prison term if he is convicted. In the voice mail that authorities said was left with »

Free Speech? Not In Minneapolis!

Featured image The City of Minneapolis has established a hot line to report speech and conduct that are deemed hateful. The city’s press release says: Through its 311 service, the City of Minneapolis has opened a new hotline for reporting hate crimes, which are harassing behaviors motivated by prejudice. That is wrong. “Harassing behaviors” may or may not be crimes; in many cases, depending on how the phrase is understood by people »

Is It the New York Times, or the Onion?

Featured image A friend sent me a link to this New York Times article, published on Monday, that is headlined “A College Built for Canadian Settlers Envisions an Indigenous Future.” It reads like a parody, but I have verified that the Times actually did publish it. It is about how universities across Canada are “indigenizing.” I will turn the floor over to my friend; the comments on the Times piece are his. »

Why Ossoff Lost

Featured image Via InstaPundit, Christina Sommers explains GA-6 in a single retweet. Click to enlarge: »

The AP Takes a Sober Look at the Democrats

Featured image The Associated Press is usually a reliable cheerleader for the Democratic Party, so this morning’s analysis piece by Erica Werner on Jon Ossoff’s defeat is notable for its objectivity: Instead of a win or even a razor-thin loss by Democrat Jon Ossoff that many had expected, Republican Karen Handel ended up winning by a relatively comfortable 4 percentage point margin in the wealthy suburban Atlanta district previously held by Health »

Someone Gets Serious About Leaks

Featured image Unfortunately, it isn’t the federal government. It’s Apple, Inc.: A recording of an internal briefing at Apple earlier this month obtained by The Outline sheds new light on how far the most valuable company in the world will go to prevent leaks about new products. The briefing, titled “Stopping Leakers – Keeping Confidential at Apple,” was led by Director of Global Security David Rice, Director of Worldwide Investigations Lee Freedman, »

Another Left-Wing Science Scandal

Featured image Glyphosate is the active ingredient in RoundUp, the most widely used herbicide in the world. Glyphosate is a non-selective herbicide, meaning it will kill just about any plant. Since it would kill the crop as well as the weeds, for quite a few years it couldn’t be used over the top of an emerging crop. Instead, its use was restricted to lower-value burndown situations, where weeds in a field would »

David Horowitz: Have the Never Trumpers No Shame?

Featured image This piece by David Horowitz appears first on Power Line. I share his sentiments entirely. Throughout the six months of Trump’s embattled presidency one can only be struck by the failure of anti-Trumpers, both left and right, to acknowledge that a judgment of theirs may have been too hasty, not to say embarrassingly wrong. Yet to those not gripped by anti-Trump passions it seems obvious that there have been many »

Antisemitism at the BBC

Featured image The BBC is one of the world’s notoriously antisemitic institutions. This instance is one in a long series. On Friday, three Palestinian terrorists carried out two simultaneous attacks in Jerusalem. One of them succeeded in stabbing to death an Israeli Border Patrol officer, Hadas Malka. Four other Israelis were wounded in the attacks, and the three terrorists were killed by Israeli security forces. This is how the BBC headlined the »

Why the U.S. Chemical Industry Is About to Boom

Featured image Cheap energy is a rising tide that lifts all other industries with it. From the Science and Environmental Policy Project’s The Week That Was: In his blog, Master Resource, Robert Bradley, Jr. recognizes that energy is the lifeblood of the modern economy, and that it significantly affects the production and use of other resources. The energy industry should be viewed differently from other industries by politicians and analysts. Mr Hilton »

Too Much Ice = Global Warming

Featured image The University of Manitoba has canceled its 2017 Arctic expedition because there is too much ice to execute the mission safely. The U of M headlines: “Large Canadian Arctic climate change study cancelled due to climate change.” The Science Team of the Canadian Research Icebreaker CCGS Amundsen has cancelled the first leg of the 2017 Expedition due to complications associated with the southward motion of hazardous Arctic sea ice, caused »

What Russia Investigation?

Featured image The Democrats are making fools of themselves with their investigation of nothing, so perhaps the best thing we can do is laugh at them. Michael Ramirez ridicules their questioning of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. There must be something about Russia lurking in his background somewhere! Click to enlarge: »

Officer Acquitted In Shooting That Drew Worldwide Publicity

Featured image Last July, police officer Jeronimo Yanez stopped a vehicle that was being driven by Philando Castile, with Castile’s girlfriend and her daughter as passengers. The officer and Castile had an exchange in which Castile said he had a gun. Yanez later testified that he ordered Castile not to reach for the gun, but Castile disobeyed that order and grabbed for it in the front pocket of his shorts. Yanez, who »

Can a President’s Exercise of His Constitutional Powers Be Obstruction of Justice?

Featured image The Manhattan Contrarian asks a good question: [W]hat is the possible “obstruction of justice” here? That Trump asked Comey to go easy on Michael Flynn? Let’s take the worst possible case: suppose that Trump directly ordered Comey as follows: “I order you to drop the investigation of Flynn right now and to transfer everyone working on it to other tasks.” Can that possibly be an obstruction of justice, given that »

The Empire Strikes Back

Featured image Along with many others, I have suggested that in the wake of James Hodgkinson’s rampage, Democrats should look in the mirror and consider whether the insane climate of hate they have fomented over the last seven months contributed to the overtly political crime committed by one of their fervent supporters. Despite the Democrats’ prior attempts to blame the actions of crazed leftists like Jared Loughner, who listed The Communist Manifesto »

Hodgkinson Was Occupy Protester, Attacked the “One Percent”

Featured image James Hodgkinson, who shot up the Republican baseball team in Virginia this morning, was a Bernie Sanders volunteer and enthusiastic advocate of the Democratic Party line. In 2011, he appeared on local television in St. Louis at an Occupy protest, denouncing the “one percent.” We talked about Hodgkinson on the Power Line Live broadcast this evening. I think it is fair to blame the Democratic Party for his violence–recognizing, of »

An Investigation Of Nothing, Graphic Version

Featured image In Washington, the “Russia investigation” gallops along. No doubt intelligence people are making a serious effort to diagnose hacking by Russians (or others), and figure out what to do about it. But that has nothing to do with the faux investigation that Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee and soon, I am afraid, Robert Mueller will be carrying out. I think Michael Ramirez may have gotten the idea for this »