Author Archives: John Hinderaker

Police Officers Shot In Dallas [Updated][At Least One Officer Killed][More]

Featured image This is breaking news: Fox News reports that two police officers have been shot in Dallas at a protest–Black Lives Matter, I think, but I am not sure that is right. This seems like the inevitable result of the out of control hysteria we have seen about police shootings over the past year, and especially over the last few days. Minnesota’s governor, Mark Dayton, poured gasoline on the fire this »

Hillary Isn’t Out of the Email Woods

Featured image I am not as outraged as some over the FBI’s failure to recommend criminal prosecution of Hillary Clinton, in part because I am glad she is still the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee. While Hillary no doubt breathed a sigh of relief at not being indicted, her recklessness in handling national security information will continue to dog her. If you haven’t yet watched Rep. Trey Gowdy’s brief questioning of James Comey »

Explosive Video of Minnesota Police Shooting Gets Worldwide Attention

Featured image Last night, at about 9 p.m. in Falcon Heights, a St. Paul suburb, a police officer stopped a vehicle, reportedly for a tail light violation. Within minutest thereafter, the officer shot the driver of the car multiple times, and the driver, Philando Castile, died. What has gotten worldwide attention is video that was shot and uploaded live to Facebook by Castile’s girlfriend. The video begins when Castile has just been »

A Feminist Goes the Extra Mile

Featured image Breitbart News reports on a leftist who took ideology to a remarkable degree: Selin Gören, who is a spokeswoman for the left-wing youth movement Solid, was attacked in the city of Mannheim in January while working as a refugee activist. She was ambushed in a play area late at night and forced to perform a sex act on her attackers. So she wants the bastards caught and punished, right? Apparently »

Where Are the Fact Checkers When We Need Them?

Featured image By now you probably have heard about Donald Trump’s latest venture into fantasy, his claim yesterday that Saddam Hussein was somehow anti-terror: [Saddam] killed terrorists. He did that so good. They didn’t read ’em the rights. They didn’t talk. They were a terrorist, it was over! If you substitute “opponent of his regime” for “terrorist,” you have a true statement. Otherwise, as Jay Nordlinger reminds us, Trump’s claim is absurd. »

Can Hillary Survive?

Featured image I don’t disagree with those who are disappointed that FBI Director James Comey more or less re-wrote federal law to avoid criminally prosecuting a leading contender for the presidency, four months before the election. On the other hand, I can’t really say that I blame him. It seems to me that Comey left the judgment on Hillary to be rendered by the American people. And he certainly made it clear »

#AmericaWasNeverGreat?

Featured image If you don’t follow the daily Twitter wars–and why would you?–you probably are unaware that a bunch of leftist dimwits promoted the hashtag #AmericaWasNeverGreat, as their own special way of celebrating Independence Day. The thread was trending for most of the day, primarily because sane people heard about it and tried to educate the lefties. The leftists’ comments were no more intelligent than you would expect, but what struck me »

Vice-Presidential Speculation

Featured image Donald Trump met with Senator Joni Ernst today, fueling speculation that she could be a front-runner to be Trump’s running mate. Possibly so. But more interesting to me was Senator Tom Cotton’s appearance yesterday on Meet the Press, and Trump’s reaction to it. Tom did an excellent job, as usual, discussing foreign policy and the Obama administration’s failures. Chuck Todd then floated the idea that Cotton’s foreign policy views are »

From Bangladesh, a Profile In Courage

Featured image Details about the terrorist attack on the Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka, Bangladesh, continue to emerge. The New York Times has this story about three friends from Atlanta’s Emory University who were in the cafe when the terrorists struck: Early in the morning, the gunmen released a group of women wearing hijabs and offered a young Bangladeshi man, Faraz Hossain, the opportunity to leave, too, said Hishaam Hossain, Mr. Hossain’s »

It’s Hard to Get Good Help In the News Business

Featured image The seemingly inexorable decline of the journalism business has been a news story for well over a decade now. Yet the decline continues. Media Post has the latest numbers: There is no end in sight for the long secular decline in the newspaper and magazine publishing businesses, judging by the latest figures from the U.S. Census Bureau, which track total revenues for these media as part of its quarterly estimates »

Cotton Hits Clinton

Featured image Tom Cotton is rapidly earning a reputation as the hardest-hitting spokesman for the conservative cause. Earlier today he spoke at the Western Conservative Summit. Breitbart has a report on his speech: The Arkansas senator…told activists Saturday at the Western Conservative Summit that Hillary Clinton’s reckless and criminal behavior disqualifies her to become America’s commander-in-chief. He also delivered that message forcefully at this year’s Lincoln-Reagan dinner in Minnesota. A combat veteran »

Bangladesh Terror Attack Was ISIS Operation

Featured image More details have come out about the terrorist attack on the Holey Artisan bakery and cafe in Dacca, Bangladesh. They are grim: Jihadist extremists hacked 20 people to death in a cafe in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka – sparing only those who could recite from the Koran – before they were gunned down by commandos. Army Brigadier General Naim Asraf Chowdhury said: “Most of (the hostages) were killed mercilessly by »

Rampant Voter Fraud Alleged In Minnesota

Featured image Same day registration and other liberal “reforms” have made it easy for ineligible voters to cast ballots in many states. When law-abiding citizens point out that liberal policies enable voter fraud, the left’s response is always that 1) voter fraud hardly ever happens, so 2) you must be a racist. Typically subtle liberal argumentation. Here in Minnesota, a case is pending in our Supreme Court that challenges same day registration »

Terrorist Attack In Bangladesh

Featured image No doubt you are aware of the terrorist attack on a restaurant in Dacca, Bangladesh. Fox News reports: Up to nine attackers shouting “Allahu Akbar” stormed a popular restaurant in Dacca, Bangladesh Friday, taking hostages and setting off bombs in a siege claimed by ISIS. No word yet on any possible religious affiliation of the terrorists. Bangladesh TV stations reported that the attackers entered the Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka’s »

Grotesque Anti-Semitism of the Labour Party

Featured image The world’s press has portrayed Brexit as a disaster and the Conservatives as a party in disarray. But the real fiasco is going on in the Labour Party, where Jeremy Corbyn lost a no-confidence vote within his party by 172 to 40, but refuses to resign. Corbyn is a buffoon, a hard left winger who never met a terrorist group for which he didn’t have a sneaking fondness. Meanwhile, Labour »

What Huma Really Said

Featured image I spent much of last evening reading Huma Abedin’s deposition in Judicial Watch’s FOIA lawsuit, which has raised questions about Hillary Clinton’s email practices. Having taken many depositions myself, I enjoy reading transcripts and evaluating the witnesses and lawyers. I wrote here about seeing the documentary Weiner, and said that I found Abedin to be more likable than I had expected. She came across well in her deposition, too. She »

Trump Holds Big Lead Among White Voters

Featured image You no doubt have heard about the ABC News/Washington Post poll that came out on Sunday. It showed Hillary Clinton pulling out to a 12-point lead over Donald Trump among registered voters, and therefore got a lot of play in the press. The poll is an outlier, and in any event, it is way too early to be losing sleep over presidential polls. One thing is worth pointing out, however: »