Author Archives: John Hinderaker

Global Warming In One Easy Lesson

Featured image Richard Lindzen is the Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Meteorology at MIT. MIT’s web site suggests his scientific eminence: Professor Lindzen is a dynamical meteorologist with interests in the broad topics of climate, planetary waves, monsoon meteorology, planetary atmospheres, and hydrodynamic instability. His research involves studies of the role of the tropics in mid-latitude weather and global heat transport, the moisture budget and its role in global change, the origins »

Associated Press Is Still Enabling Lies About Ferguson

Featured image The death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri sparked the Black Lives Matter movement and put the Obama administration firmly on the anti-police side. Two subsequent investigations found that the officer who shot Brown, Darren Wilson, acted in self-defense. But the Associated Press can’t let the narrative go, and the Minneapolis Star Tribune, for one, thinks the story is significant enough to pick up: A convenience store is disputing a »

Fake Entertainment News From the NY Times and Associated Press

Featured image The New York Times devotes a long article, with video clips, to last night’s Saturday Night Live show. It appears that the entire program was devoted to attacking President Trump, or members of his administration or family. The opening sequence portrayed Trump as a coward. There is an alien invasion: Mr. Baldwin … began by asking, “Who here loves Trump?” “I know this guy over here, he loves Trump,” he »

Memo to Jeff Sessions: It’s Time to Clean House

Featured image Of all the Obama administration scandals, what Barack Obama, Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch did to the Department of Justice is one of the worst. Two manifestations of the depths to which DOJ has fallen emerged today. First, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, the highly partisan Democrat who selectively prosecuted Dinesh D’Souza for a felony and tried to send him to jail because he contributed too much to a Senate campaign, »

Liberal Bullying On Campus: A Case Study

Featured image Not all liberals are bullies, but a great many are. Where liberals are in the majority, the bullies among them try to make life miserable for those who fail to conform. Almost every college campus is in this category. A case in point, one of many, is St. Olaf College, where my youngest daughter is a sophomore. The college newspaper has a commendably balanced story on the intolerance that prevails »

The Press Destroyed Gonzales, Why Not Try With Sessions?

Featured image This may be the dumbest news story of the day, courtesy of the anti-Republican Associated Press: “Attorney general seeks resignations of 46 US attorneys.” This was blared as a breaking news story on newspaper sites across the country. Of course the administration is asking the prior administration’s U.S. Attorneys to resign. U.S Attorneys are political appointees who serve at the pleasure of the president, just like the Secretary of State »

The AP Debates Trump On Jobs

Featured image The Associated Press is bidding to overtake the New York Times as the most biased news source in America. To perhaps a greater degree even than the Times and the Washington Post, the AP has set itself up as the opposition to the Trump administration. Often, its bias has to be seen to be believed. As with this story: “Jobs report no longer phony, Trump says, now that it’s his.” »

The Costs and Benefits of Somali Refugees: Part 2

Featured image Scott wrote this morning about the costs of Minnesota’s Somali refugee population to the state. He discussed, among other things, an article in today’s Minneapolis Star Tribune that contains information about the cost of welfare benefits to Minnesota’s Somali refugee population. The Strib’s spin on the issue is a positive one: yes, temporary welfare costs are high, but just wait until all those refugees go to work and benefit the »

Best Interview Ever

Featured image This apparently is a legit BBC interview of an expert on something or other, tweeted by someone in the U.K. and passed on to me by one of my daughters: This BBC interview is amazing. Just wait until the mum rushes in… 😂 — (@JOE_co_uk) March 10, 2017 »

Outside Counsel to Probe Criminality In Obama’s Justice Department?

Featured image Our friend Hugh Hewitt made news today with his interview of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The Associated Press headlines: “AG SUGGESTS OPENNESS TO REVIEW OF PREDECESSORS’ ACTIONS.” Attorney General Jeff Sessions suggested Thursday that he would be open to the appointment of an outside counsel to review actions taken by the Justice Department during the Obama administration. Conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt asked Sessions in an interview if the new »

Will Democrat Senators Follow Their Base Over the Cliff?

Featured image The Democrats’ riled-up base is demanding that the party’s senators do everything they can to block the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court: Liberal groups that oppose Judge Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation to the Supreme Court are telling Democratic senators to oppose him, or face the consequences. The groups on Thursday formed “The People’s Defense,” billed as a massive grassroots campaign to defeat Gorsuch’s nomination in the Republican-controlled Senate. »

A Day With Women

Featured image I know that today was International Women’s Day because it was all over my Instagram feed. (By the way, Instagram is the only social medium that I like, because it is almost completely nonpolitical. I use it only for personal stuff, but if you like, you can follow me at johnhinderaker.) However, the “Day Without Women” campaign that was promoted by left-wingers in the U.S. was a complete bust, as »

Is GOP Health Care Bill a Disaster? No

Featured image Peter Nelson, my colleague at Center of the American Experiment, is one of the country’s leading experts on health care policy. On the Center’s web site, he urges conservatives to take a deep breath and understand the constraints that Congressional Republicans are working under. In particular, a full repeal of Obamacare must get through the Senate, which means it must get 60 votes. There are only 52 Republican senators. Therefore, »

Trump Isn’t Intimidated, Either

Featured image The Associated Press headlines: NBC chief to Trump: We won’t be intimidated. The chief of NBC News has a message for President Donald Trump: We’re not going to be intimidated. NBC News Chairman Andrew Lack said on Tuesday that the president’s attacks on some media outlets won’t deter his organization from doing its job. Actually, Trump was trying to encourage news organizations to do their jobs, not deter them. I »

Jobs Boom

Featured image ADP’s National Employment Report shows that the economy added 298,000 jobs in February. January’s number was also revised upward from 246,000 to 261,000. The February number was well above what most economists had predicted. “February proved to be an incredibly strong month for employment with increases we have not seen in years,” said Ahu Yildirmaz, vice president and co-head of the ADP Research Institute. For context, here are ADP’s numbers »

Did the Attorney General Commit Perjury?

Featured image No, not Jeff Sessions. Sessions was asked whether representatives of the Trump campaign had been in contact with Russian officials on behalf of the campaign, and Sessions said he didn’t know anything about that. He hadn’t had such contact on behalf of the campaign. His answer was completely and fully accurate. No one asked Sessions whether he had ever met a Russian. I am talking about Eric Holder, who almost »

Is the GOP Health Care Bill a Disaster?

Featured image That is what a lot of people are saying: Obamacare Lite, or Obamacare 2.0. Paul Ryan, on the other hand, calls it the most significant entitlement reform in 50 years. Maybe it is. But the Republicans hold power in Washington in considerable part because of popular revulsion against Obamacare. Hasn’t just about every Republican in Congress pledged to repeal Obamacare? Haven’t the House and Senate actually voted to repeal Obamacare? »