2016 Presidential Election

There’s something about Hillary’s health

Featured image Readers who have been following the saga of Hillary’s dubious health will remember that Dr. Lisa Bardack is Clinton’s personal physician. At Tom Lifson’s American Thinker site, Jay Michaels gives Dr. Bardack’s letters testifying to Hillary’s good health the kind of close reading that Leo Strauss brought to Plato’s dialogues. Michaels’s post comes with the suitably literary heading “Dr. Lisa Bardack’s Faustian bargain.” Pursuing a theme we have articulated here »

Cruz to vote for Trump; some freak out

Featured image “Ah, friends once more: Ted Cruz endorses Trump, who says he is honored.” With this headline (in the paper edition), the Washington Post signals its disgust with Sen. Cruz for saying he “will vote for the Republican nominee, Donald Trump.” The headline is stupid. Cruz’s tepid endorsement of Trump by no means suggests that he is “friends once more” with the obnoxious tycoon. Rather, as Cruz explained, though he has »

Mark Cuban and Gennifer Flowers to Square Off at Monday’s Debate? [with comment by Paul]

Featured image You’ve no doubt heard the news: the Clinton campaign invited Mark Cuban, a vicious Trump-hater, to attend Monday evening’s debate and sit in the front row. I think Austin Bay interprets Clinton’s motivation correctly: ABC News called Cuban a dedicated Trump-troller and he’s been touting his front row ticket. Cuban hasn’t said he intends to disrupt Trump but the touts are meant to suggest he might. Team Hillary has calculated »

Scandal management with the FBI

Featured image Like everything touched by the Clintons, the FBI has now been compromised and slimed. We saw it in FBI Director James Comey’s absurd statement announcing Hillary Clinton’s get-out-of-jail-free pass. We saw it in the FBI’s holiday weekend document dump of 302 interviews in the case. We saw it again again late yesterday afternoon with more of the same. These Friday afternoon document dumps come straight from the scandal management playbook »

Hillary: The Third World Has a “Right” to Move to the United States

Featured image On Monday, Donald Trump gave a speech on terrorism and immigration in which he said: We want people to come into our country, but they have to come in legally, through a process…. No one has a right to immigrate to this country. That should be a truism. But, as Byron York points out, Hillary Clinton responded in a retweet that she disagrees: "No one has the right to immigrate »

Join Us on Monday for Debate Night

Featured image Monday evening is, of course, the long-awaited first debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Some are saying it will be the most-watched debate in presidential history, and it could have a decisive impact on this year’s election. One fun way to follow the proceedings in the company of hundreds (maybe thousands) of your fellow conservatives will be to log into Power Line Live. No doubt some of the Power »

There’s something about Hillary’s eyes

Featured image Yesterday Tom Lifson took note of Hillary’s wandering eyes. Several physicians have written us to observe that they are consistent with a left abducens nerve (CN6) palsy, residual from her cerebral venous sinus thrombosis. Now Dr. John Coppedge elaborates on this thesis in a post at The Hill that he calls “Clinton’s eyes — a window into her health issues.” Dr. Coppedge explains: Her eyes did not always move in »

Make America Mexico Again?

Featured image Deport Racism PAC is devoted to opposing Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and, necessarily, supporting Hillary Clinton’s. This video, released by Deport Racism yesterday, conveys a good sense of what this year’s election is all about–or largely about, anyway. Personally, I don’t have a hard time deciding whom to vote for on November 8. »

The battle for the Senate

Featured image Real Clear Politics has a nice map that reflects its view of the battle for the Senate. It sees 47 seats as likely to be held by Democrats when the dust settles and 47 likely to be held by Republicans. Six seats are rated toss-ups. The six toss-ups are: Indiana (Young vs. Bayh) Pennsylvania (Toomey vs. McGinty) Nevada (Heck vs. Cortez Masto) North Carolina (Burr vs. Ross) New Hampshire (Ayotte »

Triumph of the witless

Featured image In the video below (warning: adult language) characters who are advertised as “the world’s biggest celebrities” (don’t ask me) urge those who take their cues from morons to “save the day” (November 8) to vote against Donald Trump. The death of Leni Riefenstahl has clearly left a great void. The artistry behind this particular video does not exactly incite a passion to join the crowd or celebrate the triumph of »

At the birth of birtherism

Featured image Sidney Blumenthal is one of Hillary Clinton’s closest confidants. His leading quality is reflected in the well-earned moniker Sid Vicious, though his viciousness is reflected most acutely in his lies. Students of ancient history may recall Blumenthal’s dramatic flood of lies about his appearance before a grand jury investigating Clinton scandals in 1998. As reported by the New York Times, Blumenthal emerged from the private grand jury proceedings to attack »

Charlie Crist vouches for Hillary’s honesty; hilarity ensues

Featured image Who is the biggest charlatan in American politics today? Once, I would have said John Edwards, but he’s out of the game (as far as I know). These days, I think the correct answer is Charlie Crist. You can get a good sense of why I award the biggest charlatan title to Crist in this post and this one. One might have thought that, like John Edwards, Crist is out »

Hillary’s Health Again Front and Center in North Carolina

Featured image Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are neck and neck in North Carolina, and both were scheduled to make campaign appearances in the state today. Trump’s event was a public meeting that was expected to draw a crowd of 7,000 or 8,000 in a town with 855 residents. Hillary planned something less strenuous: a fundraiser at a home in Chapel Hill, where a privileged few would pay $100,000 for the honor »

Two hours of rural driving, not one Clinton sign

Featured image I spent the weekend in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. It’s about a three hour drive from my house. The first hour gets you to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. After that, you’re on Maryland’s Eastern Shore and in rural Delaware, traveling lesser highways. Signs for various political candidates begin to appear. Most of the ones we saw were for state and local candidates. However, Donald Trump was represented. Hillary Clinton, by contrast, »

Stronger unread, WaPo edition

Featured image Yesterday in “Better unread” I noted the humorous Amazon reviews of the new book allegedly by Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine. I want to add that the Washington Post’s Carlos Lozada is as harsh as the Amazon commenters, but then Lozada actually had to read the book: “By the time I finished this book, I resented its existence….I don’t understand why this book was compiled — ‘written’ is too generous »

What’s Wrong With Hillary?

Featured image For a while a few weeks ago, the question on many minds was: “Is Donald Trump trying to throw the election?” His gaffetastic performance beggared belief. But now you have to wonder whether Hillary wants to win, or is content with being the first female presidential nominee of a major party. Below is video of her comments on her campaign plane last night about the bombings in New York City. »

Stronger unread

Featured image Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine claim the authorship of the campaign manifesto Stronger Together, released in paperback by Simon & Schuster on September 6. The book opens with the kind of bold statement that has served Clinton well in the course of her long career in public life: “It has been said that America is great because America is good. We agree.” Let it not be said that she has »