Author Archives: John Hinderaker

A Trump Rally: Reality vs. the Associated Press

Featured image Donald Trump appeared at a big rally in Asheville, North Carolina today. Breitbart News reports from a pro-Trump perspective: “Hillary Clinton owes all of you an apology and I think you’ll get that apology right around the same time that she hands over the 33,000 emails that she deleted,” the Republican nominee told a huge crowd in Asheville, North Carolina during a campaign rally on Monday night. This video was »

Blue State Exodus

Featured image Which do better, blue states or red states? There is a veritable cottage industry devoted to obscure means of proving the superiority of the liberal tax-and-spend model, but when citizens vote with their feet, the result is clear: Americans are deserting blue states and moving to red states. Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox have analyzed IRS data, which now allow us to track taxpayers moving from state to state, with »

Skepticism Is Not a Conspiracy Theory

Featured image Lately, when liberals want to discredit an opinion, or inference, or speculation that is not to their liking, they often label it a conspiracy theory. Today we have seen a couple of instances of that, relating to Hillary Clinton’s health. The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza, quoted here, wrote: Hillary Clinton falling ill Sunday morning at a memorial service on the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks will catapult questions »

Hillary’s Collapse Puts Her Health Front and Center (With Multiple Updates)

Featured image Hillary Clinton’s health has been a significant issue in the presidential race for a while, in my opinion. But after she reportedly fainted or collapsed at a September 11 observance in New York and had to be helped or carried into a van, losing a shoe in the process, no one can deny that her ability to perform the demanding job of President is legitimately in doubt. One wonders, too, »

Hillary’s LSAT Lie

Featured image I noticed a news story a day or two ago in which Hillary Clinton described taking the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) as a senior at Wellesley. Hmm, I thought: what Hillary says can’t possibly be true. But I got distracted, and am now writing about it belatedly, preceded by Ann Coulter among others. Hillary told the story of how she took the LSAT in the face of a barrage »

Hillary Backs Off

Featured image Hillary Clinton’s claim that half of Donald Trump’s supporters are a “basket of deplorables” (i.e., racists, sexists, etc.) and are “not America,” as noted by Scott earlier today, spurred outrage from Republicans. Trump himself tweeted appropriately: While Hillary said horrible things about my supporters, and while many of her supporters will never vote for me, I still respect them all! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 10, 2016 Clinton’s surrogates »

The True Significance of September 11…

Featured image …is that it makes Muslims nervous. Tomorrow is the 15th anniversary of the most devastating terrorist attack in history, and its eve is commemorated with one story in the Minneapolis Star Tribune: “Twin Cities Muslims on guard as 9/11, holiday both approach.” The article recalls the observation that for liberals, Islamic terrorism is bad because it causes people to think poorly of Muslims. The anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist »

From Voodoo Economics to Voodoo

Featured image Socialism is the real voodoo economics, and in Venezuela, the metaphorical has become actual. Out of medicines, Venezuelans turn to black magic. Jaime Otrupo chanted a solemn prayer then wrenched a chicken’s head from its body, allowing the blood to pump into a ceremonial clay pot as an offering to the gods. At his feet were the sacrificed corpses of a dove and a chick, both of which were beheaded »

Could We Have a Pro-American President?

Featured image It sees like the least we can ask–that our president be pro-American. Not too many years ago, having to worry about this low threshold would have been unthinkable. But Barack Obama is a leftist, and the essence of American leftism is anti-Americanism. Thus, it comes easily to Obama to criticize his own country when he travels overseas. In fact, he does it with sickening consistency. He appears determined to teach »

Golovkin-Brook

Featured image Tomorrow night (British time) middleweight champ Gennady Golovkin will fight IBF welterweight title-holder Kell Brook at the O2 Arena in London. It’s an intriguing matchup. GGG is, of course, one of the sport’s most devastating punchers. Golovkin fought his way out of a mining town in Kazakhstan and is now 35-0 with 32 knockouts. He is, in my opinion, the most exciting boxer in the world. Golovkin, the anti-Floyd Mayweather, »

Is the Global Warming Debate Over?

Featured image One of the more laughable aspects of global warming alarmism is the constant claim that the debate about the hysterics’ claims is over. In fact, the Earth’s climate is so poorly understood that it is more accurate to say that the debate has barely begun. But there are some things we know. For example: the increase in Earth’s temperature resulting from a doubling of CO2, based on any recognized energy »

Madmenwomen of Color at General Mills

Featured image Last Friday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported on a decision by General Mills, one of the nation’s largest advertisers, to impose race and gender quotas on the advertising agencies it uses: The Golden Valley-based foodmaker wants the creative departments in agencies bidding for its business to be staffed at least half by women and 20 percent by people of color. *** In revealing its standard, General Mills executives said they »

More Contempt For the U.S.: Does Anyone Care?

Featured image Barack Obama is the weakest president since James Buchanan, when it comes to defending American interests. So our enemies, knowing his time in office is drawing to a close, waste no opportunity to demonstrate their contempt for him, and for us. Today a Russian fighter jet came within 10 feet of an American aircraft over the Black Sea: Pentagon spokesman Jeff Davis said the potentially dangerous incident, involving a Russian »

Clinton: “Make America Great Again” Is Racist!

Featured image The Big Dog was at his partisan worst this afternoon. He denounced Donald Trump’s “Make America great again” slogan as racist: “That message, I’ll give you America great again — If you’re a white southerner, you know exactly what it means,” Clinton said. The former president indicated that Trump’s campaign slogan signaled that he would make white people more culturally [dominant] over other races in the country. “What it means »

Finally, a Baker Liberals Can Love

Featured image In Louisiana, a 17-year-old girl who was about to turn 18 and was excited to vote in her first election went to a local bakery and asked for a birthday cake with an American flag and “Trump 2016” on it. No way, said the woman behind the counter. No Trump! The baker was well within her rights, of course. We have freedom of conscience in America, and she shouldn’t be »

How Left-Wing Is Facebook? [With Final Update]

Featured image Facebook came under attack a few months ago for selecting liberal themes and news stories and downplaying conservative ones in its “trending” news section. Mark Zuckerberg responded by hosting a meeting with influential conservatives in which he was conciliatory and promised to do better. But my own experience during the past week has caused me to wonder what is going on at Facebook. In two weeks, the think tank that »

Trump Can Win. The Question Is, Should He? [with comment by Paul]

Featured image I suspect that quite a few #NeverTrumpers have been taken aback by recent polls that show Donald Trump pulling even with, or ahead of, Hillary Clinton. If you are a conservative/Republican, two distinct reasons have been advanced for opposing Trump. The first is that he is disqualified from the presidency on the merits, and is even more unacceptable than Hillary. The second is that he is destined to go down »