Author Archives: John Hinderaker

James Comey, Novelist

Featured image James Comey has a story to tell, and in his account, there is no doubt about who is the hero. Comey, by reputation, has a monumental ego. His prepared testimony for the Senate Intelligence Committee, which you can read here, is consistent with that image. It is also clear that Comey is a consummate creature of Washington. Comey’s narrative suggests that from the beginning, he viewed President Trump with suspicion »

AP Worries: Fewer Illegal Immigrants Getting Food Stamps

Featured image The mere election of Donald Trump has had salutary effects with regard to illegal immigration. Reportedly, for example, the number of people trying to enter the country illegally has dropped dramatically. The Associated Press hasn’t expressed an opinion on that trend, to my knowledge, but it is concerned about a similar phenomenon: fewer illegal immigrants are signing up for food stamps. A crackdown on illegal immigration under President Donald Trump »

80 Charts that Show Global Warming Hysteria Is a Fraud

Featured image From the No Tricks Zone come 80 charts, with lots of commentary, that refute the liberals’ politically-motivated, fake news about climate. Last year there were at least 60 peer-reviewed papers published in scientific journals demonstrating that today’s warming isn’t global, unprecedented, or remarkable. Just within the last 5 months, 58 more papers and 80 new graphs have been published that continue to undermine the popularized conception of a slowly cooling »

News Stories Having Nothing to Do With Islam

Featured image The terror attack on the London Bridge had nothing to do with Islam. In that respect, it had a lot of company: the news is full of stories having nothing to do with Islam. Here are a few from today’s papers. A much longer list could easily be compiled. ***** The Associated Press reports on “Stories from London attack survivors.” Daniel O’Neill, 23, had just stepped outside a pub near »

CNN Stages Anti-ISIS Protest In London

Featured image Mark Antro observed CNN staging a protest by Muslims against ISIS and terrorism, and filmed it. As you watch the video, you can see that this is not a bona fide demonstration that CNN observed and reported on. Rather, the entire event–one could say, the pitifully small event–is being stage-directed by CNN for its cameras, to advance CNN’s narrative. In this case, the story CNN wants to promote is that »

Multiple Terror Attacks in London, Days Before Election [Updated]

Featured image The details are even murkier than usual, but multiple terrorist attacks, apparently coordinated, killed at least seven people in London tonight. Five or more Muslims apparently collaborated in the attacks, which employed a vehicle that ran down pedestrians on London Bridge as well as knives and possibly one or more firearms. With Britain’s election scheduled for June 8 and Labour supposedly closing rapidly, the attacks, along with the recent mass »

Coming Up on June 17, the Big Event of the Summer

Featured image If you live within driving distance of the Twin Cities, you shouldn’t miss it. On the evening of June 17, the activist organization that I run, Center of the American Experiment, will hold its Annual Dinner. The Center’s Annual Dinner is the biggest conservative event in this part of the country. We have hosted speakers like Margaret Thatcher, Mikhail Gorbachev, the first President Bush, Henry Kissinger, Charles Krauthammer, and many »

Proof that Trump Is Right About Paris

Featured image President Trump withdrew from the Paris climate accord because our participation would have done nothing for the environment, but would have damaged America’s economy. Steve and Paul have already explained why Trump is right about Paris’s impact on the climate. From Germany comes conclusive evidence that pulling out of the agreement will help our economy: Germany’s powerful car industry said Europe would need to reassess its environmental standards to remain »

Radical College Closed by Threat of Violence

Featured image Evergreen State College in Washington has been in the news, due to left-wing agitation directed largely against a professor who suggested that it wasn’t appropriate to demand that all white students leave the campus for a day. Scott had a roundup of Evergreen news here. Evergreen is one of those left-wing institutions that have gone around the bend, but things took a turn for the worse today when the school »

Greatest Hillary / Huma Email Exchange Ever

Featured image This email exchange between Hillary Clinton and her best friend Huma Abedin is entertaining on several levels. It dates from July 2011, and I assume it comes from the emails on Hillary’s secret server that were dribbled out in response to various requests. I don’t know why the exchange wasn’t noticed earlier, but apparently Alex Griswold of the Free Beacon discovered and Tweeted it. I believe the occasion was Betty »

Europe’s Climate Delusion

Featured image President Trump says he hasn’t made up his mind on withdrawing from the UN’s Paris climate agreement. Let’s hope he isn’t vacillating, as this should be one of his easiest decisions. Reports that Trump is planning on withdrawing have the Europeans in a tizzy: The European Commission president on Wednesday said that it was the “duty of Europe” to stand up to the U.S. if President Donald Trump decides to »

The Scandal Hiding In Plain Sight

Featured image There is a deep irony in the fact that Democrats are hysterically demanding investigations of President Trump and his campaign team, and in fact multiple investigations are now in progress, even though there is zero evidence that anyone associated with the president has done anything wrong. On the other hand, we now know for certain that the Obama administration weaponized the intelligence agencies in order to use them against political »

Portland Tries to Stamp Out Free Speech

Featured image The mayor of Portland, Oregon, Ted Wheeler, is trying to block a free speech rally in his city: The mayor of Portland, Oregon, on Monday urged U.S. officials and organizers to cancel a “Trump Free Speech Rally” and other similar events, saying they are inappropriate and could be dangerous after two men were stabbed to death on a train as they tried to help a pair of young women targeted »

Has Anyone Ever Leaked So Much To So Little Effect?

Featured image The number of anonymous leaks that have assailed President Trump since his inauguration is staggering. They have come from the intelligence agencies, the FBI, and all over the executive branch, including the White House. Gateway Pundit enumerates the leaks that liberal media have reported on breathlessly during just the last two and a half weeks: 17 of them, almost exactly one a day. Most have something to do with Russia, »

A Lesson In Economics and Immigration

Featured image A CBS station in Sacramento headlines: “Trump threats, minimum wage, overtime hitting California farmers hard.” Put this one in the category of “inadvertently revealing.” Faced with an urgent shortage of workers, California farmers are desperate to be heard. “If we can’t change the way we’re doing business, we’re at risk,” said Brad Goehring, a fourth-generation wine grape grower in Lodi. The state has been struggling with this farm labor shortage »

British Government Funded Manchester Bomber

Featured image Can a Western welfare state defend itself against Islamic terrorism? Perhaps, but it will require fundamental changes. The Telegraph reports that last week’s terrorist attack in Manchester was funded by the British government: The Manchester suicide bomber used taxpayer-funded student loans and benefits to bankroll the terror plot, police believe. Salman Abedi is understood to have received thousands of pounds in state funding in the run up to Monday’s atrocity »

What Venezuela’s Medical Crisis Tells Us About Socialism

Featured image The Lancet is a renowned medical journal headquartered in England. The current issue includes an article on Venezuela, titled “Data reveal state of Venezuelan health system”. The data in question come from the Venezuelan government, after two years in which it released no reports. No doubt the picture the government paints is, if anything, optimistic. Still, the facts are grim: Maternal and infant mortality have skyrocketed in Venezuela in the »