Author Archives: John Hinderaker

Were You Influenced By Russian Propaganda?

Featured image The New York Times tells us, breathlessly: “Were you a victim of Russian propaganda? Facebook will help you find out.” Facebook said Wednesday that it plans to roll out a tool to help you figure out if that new page you followed on Facebook or that account you added on Instagram was secretly being run by Russia’s troll army. *** Facebook has said that 29 million Americans saw content created »

Two More Women Accuse Franken

Featured image When Lindsay Menz accused Al Franken of grabbing her bottom while a photo was being taken of them, I figured he was probably toast. Politicians have their pictures taken with thousands of people, approximately half of whom are women. Grabbing a woman’s rear probably isn’t something a politician does only once. It appears now that the dam has burst, as two liberal supporters of Franken have told the Huffington Post »

Miss Universe 2017 Preview

Featured image Is this perfect timing, or what? If you have had it with hideous old men behaving badly, it’s time to pay attention to some beautiful young women behaving, almost without exception, well. The conclusion of the 2017 Miss Universe pageant is less than four days away. The finale will be Sunday on Fox, live from Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. If I am reading the pageant site’s countdown clock correctly, »

The Democrats’ Dilemma

Featured image It is great fun to watch liberals squirm as one after another of their favorite politicians, journalists and cultural figures are swept up in the vortex of sexual assault and harassment. In today’s New York Times, columnist Michelle Goldberg frets–out loud!–about what to do “When Our Allies Are Accused of Harassment.” The ally she has in mind is Al Franken: Last Thursday, after a photograph emerged of Senator Al Franken »

Tweet of the Day

Featured image The tweet of the day (it was yesterday, actually) comes from Dan McLaughlin. So many have been swept up in the tide of sexual assault and harassment accusations that it is hard to keep track of them all, but arguably the second most consequential figure implicated so far (second only to Bill Clinton) is John Conyers: John Conyers settled charges of sexually harassing staffers during the time his wife was »

Newsweek: Charles Manson = Donald Trump

Featured image Serial killer Charles Manson has died, so it was probably inevitable that Democrats would try to connect him–somehow!–with Donald Trump. It was Newsweek that did the dirty deed: “HOW MURDERER CHARLES MANSON AND DONALD TRUMP USED LANGUAGE TO GAIN FOLLOWERS.” I suppose they could have written, “HOW MURDERER CHARLES MANSON AND BARACK OBAMA USED LANGUAGE TO GAIN FOLLOWERS.” But they didn’t. The death of cult leader and convicted murderer Charles »

Save BIG on your favorite Dem gear

Featured image That’s the email the Democratic Party sent out a few minutes ago. They are having a sale on “Dem gear,” which you can buy here. But who would want to? The products for sale at The Democrat Store are mostly…odd. This t-shirt says “Vote Democrat & Chill.” Is that like Netflix and chill? I think that is what they mean to imply. I think most of us would say, No »

The Koch Brothers Take Glenn Reynolds’ Advice

Featured image Years ago, Glenn Reynolds advised conservative donors to spend less on political campaigns and more on buying up left-wing media properties, especially women’s magazines. As in this 2012 New York Post column: [R]ich people wanting to support the Republican Party might want to direct their money somewhere besides TV ads that copy, poorly, what Lee Atwater did decades ago. My suggestion: Buy some women’s magazines. No, really. Or at least »

Trump’s Latest Supreme Court List Is Interesting

Featured image This morning I was quoted in the New York Post on President Trump’s addition of five more names to his list of potential Supreme Court nominees. Given the blizzard of news in recent days, Trump’s latest Supreme Court list has been somewhat lost in the shuffle. But it is actually quite interesting. Some observations: 1) Some have suggested that the point of releasing this list is to support Roy Moore »

Who’s the Turkey?

Featured image Michael Ramirez anticipates Thanksgiving, only this time the turkeys are on offense, shooting down the Trump administration’s effort to make America’s economy more competitive and to stimulate growth that will benefit American workers. Click to enlarge: I can’t disagree. And yet, Republicans have the votes to reform our tax code without any Democrat support. Unfortunately, it appears they may be too disorganized to get the job done. It is no »

Did Tweeden’s Reticence Cost Coleman His Senate Seat?

Featured image Last Thursday evening, I served as master of ceremonies for a dinner at which several politicians and former politicians spoke. I introduced Norm Coleman as a man who, many believe, was twice elected to the United States Senate. Today the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports Coleman’s thoughts on Leeann Tweeden’s revelations about her encounters with Al Franken in 2006: Former U.S. Sen. and St. Paul Mayor Norm Coleman said he »

The Future Looks Bleak

Featured image The traditional criticism of Democrats is that they have no solution to any problem except money. Taxing and spending is their sole policy. That critique is valid. The corresponding stereotype of Republicans is that they can’t govern. Based on the experience of the last 10 months, that criticism is also valid. President Trump has done a very good job, but the Republican Congress has been a disaster, unable to deliver »

Democrats Revive the “Trickle Down” Smear

Featured image In the 1980s, the Democrats reviled President Reagan’s tax cuts as “trickle-down economics”–a phrase they themselves had invented many years before. But the Reagan tax cuts produced the greatest boom in America’s modern history. The results were so sensational that Reagan carried 49 states when he ran for re-election in 1984. That shut the Democrats up for a while, but bad ideas never go away forever. The Democrats are now »

How Al Franken Sees Himself, and How Others See Him

Featured image This is the cover of Al Franken’s most recent book, Al Franken, Giant of the Senate: This Michael Ramirez cartoon refers to an earlier Franken book, Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot. Click to enlarge: Ann Althouse comments: Remember when the globe he had his hand on wasn’t a woman’s breast? Last night, I was the master of ceremonies at a dinner at which several congressmen and other dignitaries »

Media Alert

Featured image I will guest host Laura Ingraham’s radio show tomorrow. The show runs live from 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. Eastern, and is heard at other times in some geographies. During the first hour, we will talk with Congressman Ron De Santis. The second hour will be devoted to the shame of America’s public schools, with guests from the fast-collapsing Edina, Minnesota public school system. The third hour will feature an »

The Shame of America’s Public High Schools

Featured image I wrote here, here, here (a video of a speech by me), here and here about the sad decline of the Edina, Minnesota public schools into hard-core leftism. Edina’s school district was once among the nation’s most respected, but its administrators have been content to see the district slide down to second or third tier status, because their sole priority is “racial equity,” which is code for a long list »

Climate Change Alarmism Is Founded On Dishonesty

Featured image I’ve said many times that I believe global warming alarmism to be the worst fraud in the history of science. What follows is just one of many illustrations of that point. The No Tricks Zone reminds us of how NASA GISS, keeper of temperature data for the U.S., has changed historical records to serve the political agenda of the alarmists: As recently as 1990, it was widely accepted that the »