Author Archives: John Hinderaker

Trump’s New Travel Order Looks Bulletproof

Featured image President Trump rescinded his original travel order today, and replaced it it with a new one that is tailored to meet the legal objections that the first order encountered. The order is at the bottom of this post in its entirety, so you can read it for yourself. The order is generally similar to the first one, but Iraq is now treated differently from the other six countries of concern. »

Another Perspective on FISAgate [with comment by Paul]

Featured image Earlier this morning, Scott linked to an article by Steve Hayes in the Weekly Standard that does a good job of summing up what we know and don’t know about the claim President Trump made via Twitter on Saturday morning, to the effect that the Obama administration wiretapped his offices in Trump Tower. Steve’s view is that we are in a state of utter uncertainty as to whether FISA applications »

Liberals Hate Free Speech

Featured image I am old enough to remember the free speech movement at Berkeley in the 1960s. By today’s standards, it was conservative. And I think its leaders were actually in favor of free speech, something that would excommunicate them from today’s Left. To see how low the Left has fallen in a few short decades, contrast the photo above with this one, taken yesterday at a pro-Donald Trump rally in Berkeley. »

Revisiting Obama’s Energy Lies

Featured image These days, the press is carrying on a running battle with the Trump administration. Pretty much every news story, every day, is intended to undermine President Trump and perhaps drive him from office. The New York Times, Washington Post and Associated Press are the worst offenders, but almost every news outlet is in this category. It wasn’t always that way. Until January, our press slavishly reported every pronouncement of the »

Fake News From the Associated Press on FISAgate

Featured image The Associated Press purports to give us the latest news on FISAgate. There is one item of actual hard news: the House Intelligence Committee will investigate. House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes says President Donald Trump’s allegations that the Obama administration wiretapped Trump Tower last year will become part of his panel’s investigation. *** The California Republican says in a statement his committee “will make inquiries into whether the government was »

The Associated Press Springs to Obama’s Defense

Featured image After President Trump accused Barack Obama of wiretapping his phones during the election campaign, the Associated Press hurried into print a defense of the former president: President Donald Trump on Saturday accused former President Barack Obama of having Trump Tower telephones “wire tapped” during last year’s election, a claim that an Obama spokesman said was false. Trump did not offer any evidence or details, or say what prompted him to »

Trump Goes Nuclear With Claim Obama Wiretapped Him During Election [Updated]

Featured image Early this morning, President Trump unleashed a barrage of tweets accusing then-President Barack Obama of wiretapping his office in Trump Tower during the presidential election: Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my "wires tapped" in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2017 Is it legal for a sitting President to be "wire tapping" a race for president »

More Campus Violence: Where Are The Cops?

Featured image A shocking incident at Middlebury, where left-wing students assaulted and injured a professor Middlebury College Professor Allison Stanger was injured by protesters Thursday evening as she was escorting a controversial speaker from campus. She was treated at Porter Hospital and released. Charles Murray, a political scientist who has been criticized for his views on race and intelligence, was invited to speak on campus by a student group. He was greeted »

Observations On Some of the Day’s Lesser Stories

Featured image There has been a spate of bomb threats against Jewish institutions lately, some of them coordinated. Naturally, the Democrats are peddling the claim that the perpetrators are Trump supporters. I don’t believe the authorities have yet gotten to the bottom of the coordinated ones, but the first person to be arrested for a series of anti-Semitic bomb threats is a left-wing African-American journalist apparently motivated by spite against a former »

Conspire With Russia to Swing Presidential Election? It’s Been Done

Featured image The Democrats’ allegations against Jeff Sessions, one of the most upright men in Washington, are ludicrous. I don’t understand how anyone can think they amount to anything. But if the Democrats want to talk about collusion with the Russians, by all means let’s have that conversation. Chris Adams takes us on a walk down memory lane. In 1983, Ted Kennedy–the “liberal lion of the Senate”–tried to enlist the Soviet Union, »

Associated Press Attacks Trump’s Tribute to Ryan Owens

Featured image Response to President Trump’s speech last night has been overwhelmingly positive, and the high point of the speech was Trump’s emotional tribute to fallen Navy SEAL William “Ryan” Owens and his widow, Carryn Owens. Even many Democrats (although not Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Keith Ellison) were blown away by the moment. So the Associated Press had to spring into action to neutralize the pro-Trump tide. AP reporter Tammy Webber authored »

How the Administrative State Threatens Our Liberty: VIP Live, With Howard Root

Featured image The administrative state is the #1 threat to our freedom, a fact which no one knows better than our friend Howard Root. Howard was the founder and CEO of Vascular Solutions, Inc., a successful medical products company that was set up as a victim by Barack Obama’s hyper-politicized Department of Justice. For five years, Obama’s DOJ persecuted and harassed Howard and his company with bogus claims. Thankfully, Howard Root had »

A Great Night For Trump and Republicans

Featured image I don’t have much to say about President Trump’s speech to Congress tonight, beyond the obvious. The speech itself was tremendous, and Trump delivered it effectively, often passionately. It was an interesting reminder of how much better Trump is, as a speaker, than his predecessor, when he sticks to the script. The speech’s opening was inspired, with its reference to Black History Month and denouncing of recent hate crimes, especially »

Democrats Say: We Need To Be Farther Left!

Featured image As the Democratic Party slides inexorably downward, its leaders don’t seem inclined to question whether infantile leftism is really the path to electoral success. Nancy Pelosi looks back. Regrets, she has a few: Pelosi added that she got grief from the Left for not impeaching George W. Bush over the Iraq War after the 2006 midterms, where the Democrats regained control of Congress. In fact, she said she never recovered »

On Immigration, the Art of the Deal

Featured image Drudge’s headlines scream: “DREAMERS MAY GET THEIR DREAM / TRUMP DEALING ON IMMIGRATION.” CNN, the president’s most reviled network, says: “Trump envisions bill allowing many immigrants to stay in US.” President Donald Trump wants to pass an immigration reform bill that could grant legal status to millions of undocumented immigrants living in the US. “The time is right for an immigration bill as long as there is compromise on both »

How the Administrative State Threatens Our Liberty: VIP Live, With Howard Root

Featured image The administrative state is the #1 threat to our freedom, a fact which no one knows better than our friend Howard Root. Howard was the founder and CEO of Vascular Solutions, Inc., a successful medical products company that was set up as a victim by Barack Obama’s hyper-politicized Department of Justice. For five years, Obama’s DOJ persecuted and harassed Howard and his company with bogus claims. Thankfully, Howard Root had »

Trump Unbound, At Dinner

Featured image Donald Trump continues to bestride the world like a colossus. I can’t recall a precedent for the extent to which he monopolizes public attention and discourse. You could prove that with newspaper headlines just about every day, but here is an example of how thorough Trump’s dominance is–a list of the most-read articles on Politico that I captured at a random moment during the day: Is it smart for the »