Author Archives: John Hinderaker

I Question Dana Milbank About His Claim that Trump Is a Racist

Featured image When I hosted the Laura Ingraham radio show on Wednesday, one of our guests was Dana Milbank of the Washington Post. I quizzed Milbank about a column he had written two days before, asserting that Donald Trump is a bigot and a racist. Milbank got a little prickly; as a liberal journalist, he apparently isn’t used to being challenged. But it was, I thought, a good and civil exchange. The »

Climate Change, the Greatest Issue of the 21st Century

Featured image Yeah, right. With the latest U.N. confab scheduled to begin in Paris on Monday, global warming hysteria is being hyped by governments around the world. Reality, though, tends to intrude, as it did in Paris just a week or two ago. Between bullets and bombs on one hand, and the theoretical prospect of a one degree increase in average world temperatures on the other, which would bring us closer to »

Tyshawn Lee and Laquan McDonald

Featured image In October 2014, Laquan McDonald, 17 years old and high on PCP, broke into a series of vehicles in a trucking yard. He then walked into the middle of a busy street, where he proceeded for some distance, followed by two policemen. The usual mantra, “unarmed black teenager,” is not used with respect to McDonald because he was carrying a knife, which he used to slash the tire of a »

Democrats Know How to Ruin a Holiday

Featured image I hope your Thanksgiving was as enjoyable as mine. We had our immediate family for dinner (minus one daughter who is living in Australia), so there was no potential for political disagreement, as we are all conservatives. Of course, I can’t imagine any family spending Thanksgiving arguing about politics in any event. But the Democrats can. In fact, they encourage it. The Democratic Party has developed its own Thanksgiving tradition: »

Media Alert

Featured image Tomorrow morning I will guest host the Laura Ingraham show from 9 to 12 Eastern time. You can go here to find a 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 various stations. Guests will include Senator Rick Santorum, our own Steve Hayward, and Chad Hennings, author of Forces of Character. »

Michael Ramirez Explains

Featured image Last night I did a not-very-serious post about this cartoon by my favorite cartoonist, Michael Ramirez. I liked the cartoon, I said, and the three turkeys pictured bore an obvious resemblance, but I felt like I was missing something: Lots of readers weighed in with their interpretations. But now we have the definitive word from Michael Ramirez himself, who took note of my puzzlement and wrote to explain: Hey John, »

Unraveling the Harvard Law School Hate Crime

Featured image I wrote here about the supposed hate crime that has roiled Harvard Law School: someone put small pieces of black tape over the portraits of black law professors that hang in Wasserstein Hall. This incident is somehow related, we are told, to the fact that the law school’s crest includes three sheaves of wheat, taken from the arms of a man named Isaac Royall, a slaveowner who donated money with »

An Inscrutable Cartoon [Updated]

Featured image Regular readers know that I am a huge fan of cartoonist Michael Ramirez. Not only that, we are close personal friends on Facebook, which speaks for itself. I love Michael’s cartoons (if I can call him that, being FB friends and all), and have posted lots of them here. Steve has posted many more in his The Week In Pictures feature. I like today’s cartoon, obviously released in anticipation of »

Apology Accepted

Featured image I wrote here about a former journalist named Gary Gilson who libeled me in a letter to the editor of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. That post included my email exchange with Mr. Gilson, in which I requested a retraction and apology. (Gilson’s letter responded to Scott’s review of the movie Truth in the same paper. Scott commented on that aspect of Gilson’s letter here.) Mr. Gilson has now apologized to »

White Supremacy, Or Self-Defense?

Featured image For more than a week, Black Lives Matter protesters have camped outside the 4th Precinct police station in Minneapolis, as a result of an incident on November 15 in which a young black man was shot and killed by a policeman, apparently in an altercation that began when he tried to interfere with paramedics who were attempting to treat an assault victim. The “victim” of the police shooting, Jamar Clark, »

Multiple Media Alerts

Featured image Tomorrow morning I will guest host the Laura Ingraham show from 9 to 12 Eastern time. You can go here to find a 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 various stations. We will have some good guests, including Dana Milbank of the Washington Post, Michael Barone and Eli Lake. »

Five Shot at Black Lives Matter Protest In Minneapolis [Updated]

Featured image I wrote here about the shooting of Jamar Clark by Minneapolis police officers on November 15. Police were called to the scene of an assault that occurred just a block or two from the department’s 4th Precinct station. Clark reportedly was interfering with paramedics who were trying to treat the victim of the assault. The victim was Clark’s girlfriend, and he apparently was the perpetrator. After the police arrived, there »

Almost Anyone Beats Hillary

Featured image The latest Fox News poll of 1,000 registered voters is pretty stunning. To begin with, nearly every Republican tested beats Hillary Clinton in the presidential race. Marco Rubio does best at 50%-42%, but Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush and Chris Christie also lead her. Carly Fiorina ties Hillary at 42%-42%. This is partly an artifact of the moment, with terrorism rated first among important issues, with 24%. »

Washington Post’s Fact Checker Doesn’t Read the Washington Post [Updated][Updated Again]

Featured image I wrote earlier today about the liberal media attacking Donald Trump’s statement that on 9/11, “thousands and thousands” of American Muslims in Jersey City celebrated the successful terrorist attacks. Another Democrat who got into the act was the Washington Post’s fact checker, Glenn Kessler. He addressed Trump’s claim here, and, calling it “outrageous,” awarded it four Pinocchios. Kessler wrote: Trump says that he saw this with his own eyes on »

Lord’s Prayer Banned As Offensive

Featured image This is one of those news stories that you think must have originated at The Onion, but I am pretty sure it is legitimate. Either that, or someone has hacked the Associated Press’s computers: The Church of England is threatening legal action over the rejection of a one-minute film featuring the Lord’s Prayer that it wanted to run before showings of the new Star Wars film that opens shortly before »

When the Press Attacks Donald Trump, the Truth Is Optional [Updated]

Featured image In recent days Donald Trump has caught flak for several ostensibly anti-Muslim comments. Among them was his statement that he saw thousands of Muslims in Jersey City celebrating after the twin towers collapsed on September 11, 2001. This claim has been roundly and unanimously denounced. NPR says: [W]hen he was questioned by ABC News today about his assertion that “thousands and thousands of people” cheered the collapse of the World »

Democrats Unveil New Strategy: Take Unpopular Positions

Featured image In recent days, Democrats have blasted Republicans on a number of issues, staking out positions that have one thing in common: they are unpopular with voters. The DNC put out an ad attacking Republicans for talking about “radical Islamic terrorism,” which the Democrats said was “inciting fear.” Just one problem: 60% of voters say we are at war with radical Islamic terrorism. Then there are the Syrian refugees. President Obama »