Author Archives: John Hinderaker

Illegal Immigration Down Sharply

Featured image Democrats are hysterically trying to prevent President Trump from implementing the immigration policies that voters indicated they want, but potential illegal immigrants seem to have gotten the message: Arrests of people caught trying to sneak into the United States across the Mexican border plummeted in March to the lowest monthly figure in more than 17 years, the head of the Department of Homeland Security reported. That’s a likely sign that »

Susan Rice Doesn’t Deny Unmasking Trump Associates

Featured image This morning, Susan Rice turned to the friendly confines of MSNBC to respond to explosive allegations about her role in the Obama spy/leak scandal. Host Andrea Mitchell did all she could to make Rice feel at home. She asked no tough questions, failed to follow up on evasive answers, and sometimes jumped in to reinforce claims made by Rice. The video is below; watch it and draw your own conclusions. »

Science vs. Dogma on Climate

Featured image It is increasingly clear that the battle over global warming consists of science on one side, and politically-motivated dogma on the other. Ken Haapala of the Science and Environmental Policy Project offers historical context: In the 30 years between the 1979 Charney report to the National Academy of Sciences on an investigation of the possible effects of increased carbon dioxide on the earth’s temperatures to the 2009 EPA’s finding that »

Terror Attack In St. Petersburg

Featured image Russian authorities are now saying that an Islamic extremist was behind today’s train bombing in St. Petersburg: Police in Russia now believe a suicide bomber, who has close links to radical Islamists was behind the attack. He was named locally as Maksim Arishev, 22, from Kazakhstan and a CCTV image has been released of the suspect. The image shows a man in a red Parka jacket, wearing glasses and a »

Susan Rice In Crosshairs as Potential Felon

Featured image A major development in the Obama spy/leak scandal: former Obama national security adviser Susan Rice has been identified as a person who repeatedly requested that associates of Donald Trump (and perhaps Trump himself) be unmasked in raw intelligence intercepts. Eli Lake of Bloomberg reports: White House lawyers last month learned that the former national security adviser Susan Rice requested the identities of U.S. persons in raw intelligence reports on dozens »

It’s 2004 All Over Again

Featured image Lately we’ve been hearing a lot about truth. It started with hysteria over “fake news” during the last election season. The “truth” narrative went into overdrive with President Trump’s unexpected (by most) victory. Here are a few of the many instances that could be cited. First, the Time magazine cover of a week or two ago: Next, Robert Redford’s op-ed in the Washington Post, recalling Watergate and “All the President’s »

A Day In the Washington Swamp, Ethics Edition

Featured image Today the New York Times featured another attack on Michael Flynn, which other outlets, like CNN, have picked up and trumpeted. The Times story was precipitated by the Trump administration making available to the press the Form 278s (financial disclosure forms) that have been filled out by incoming members of the administration. The Times must have immediately requested General Flynn’s 278 and gotten it via email, which is the procedure »

On Immigration, Swedish Press Circles the Wagons

Featured image Sweden’s establishment is sticking to its story: there are no issues with immigration. The country’s refugee policy is going swimmingly. When President Trump referred to Sweden’s problems with refugees in a speech, that country’s politicians and reporters closed ranks, pretending, absurdly, not to know what he was talking about. So to learn what is going on in Sweden, you have to read between the lines. This story from The Local »

The Incompetent New York Times Can’t Get Anything Right

Featured image On Thursday, the New York Times published an article on a vote in the Senate that was headlined: “Senate Lets States Defund Clinics That Perform Abortions.” The article, by Jennifer Steinhauer, bitterly described how a measure under the Congressional Review Act passed the Senate, with a tie-breaking vote by Vice President Mike Pence. A reader pointed out that a correction in yesterday’s Times admitted that the reporter (and any editor »

In Today’s Democratic Party, Insanity Is Mandatory

Featured image Scott linked earlier today to Andy McCarthy’s National Review column, “Democrats Know the Election Was Legitimate but Persist in a Dangerous Fraud.” Andy reminds us of the Democrats’ 180 on “accepting the results of the election.” “Horrifying!” inveighed an indignant Hillary Clinton at the last presidential debate, less than three weeks before Election Day. What so horrified her? Donald Trump’s refusal to pledge that he would accept the legitimacy of »

Report: Democratic Leakers Have Been Identified

Featured image If this Fox News report is correct, Rep. Devin Nunes is way ahead of the Democrats, and has known since January the identity of the Obama holdovers who illegally leaked the names of Trump associates to the press: The U.S. intelligence official who “unmasked,” or exposed, the names of multiple private citizens affiliated with the Trump team is someone “very well known, very high up, very senior in the intelligence »

AP: “Schumer Warns GOP” Over Gorsuch Confirmation

Featured image The Associated Press wants us to think that momentum is growing behind an anti-Gorsuch confirmation movement. It headlines: “Dem opposition to Trump court pick grows; Schumer warns GOP.” Senate Democratic opposition to President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee swelled Friday as Democrats neared the numbers needed for a filibuster, setting up a showdown with Republicans who have the votes to confirm Neil Gorsuch. Sens. Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Richard Blumenthal »

General Flynn Seeks Immunity: What Does It Mean?

Featured image The Democratic Party press is salivating at the Wall St. Journal’s report that General Michael Flynn’s lawyers are in discussions with Congressional committees investigating the criminal leaking of alleged information about Flynn by Obama administration holdovers in the intelligence agencies or the White House. The word is that Flynn has offered to testify in return for immunity. Is this a blockbuster story? Likely not. Via ZeroHedge, this is the complete »

Trump-Hatred In the World of Fashion

Featured image How crazy are liberals? This crazy: a lefty fashion commentator writing in New York Magazine describes her own creepy behavior, and turns it into an indictment of Melania and Donald Trump. The writer is Cintra Wilson, who worked for the New York Times–who else?–as a “critical shopper.” She describes an episode that occurred in 2011, and that reflects poorly on her: In the spring of 2011, toward the end of »

Trump Administration Is Quietly Doing Good Things

Featured image Pretty much everyone on the right has praised President Trump’s appointments, and what we have seen of his spending proposals looks good, too. Here in Minnesota, we are seeing a good example of the difference between the Trump administration and the Hillary administration we avoided. The subject is light rail transit. Briefly, the powers that be have been trying to jam light rail transit down our throats for years. The »

The World’s Greatest Humanitarian Crisis Arrives Just In Time

Featured image As President Trump moves to fulfill his campaign promises across a wide range of issues, the response from the left is always the same: you can’t do that. Reduce immigration and travel to the U.S.? Left-wing judges purport to enjoin it. Try to build a southern wall? Forget it. Revoke by executive order the “clean power plan” that Barack Obama imposed by executive order? Multiple lawsuits have already been filed. »

Why Is the Democratic National Committee “Embattled”?

Featured image This is a surprising news story, only because it comes from the uber-Democratic Party news operation, NBC: Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez has launched a major overhaul of the party’s organization, which has been stung by recent crises — and the DNC has requested resignation letters from all current staffers. Party staff routinely see major turnover with a new boss and they had been alerted to expect such a »