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Another Democratic Party Disgrace

Featured image Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos made her first visit to a public school today, a middle school in Washington, D.C. A group of hateful protesters showed up and blocked her from entering the school: The Washington Teachers’ Union also sponsored a demonstration, but they claimed that the protesters who blocked the school house door–Democrats make a habit of that–were not with them. Watching the video reminds us that these are »

Liberals Troll Themselves

Featured image I’m starting to think Twitter is the idea vehicle for tracking the descent of liberals into stark raving madness in the Age of Trump. I typically avert my gaze from watching self-immolation of any kind, but like car crashes on the highway, sometimes you can’t help slowing down to gawk at the spectacle. So let’s take in a few, starting with Betsy DeVos: No, not an exaggeration in any way. »

Keith Ellison’s back pages

Featured image I’ve been writing about Keith Ellison since he was endorsed by the DFL Fifth District convention to succeed Rep. Martin Sabo in the spring of 2006. I wrote some 20 Power Line posts under the heading “Who is Keith Ellison?” I summarized my findings in the Weekly Standard article “Louis Farrakhan’s first congressman” and in the companion Power Line post “Keith Ellison for dummies.” When Ellison published his 2014, memoir »

Mother Jones is with you

Featured image Power Line readers who mischievously pull for Minnesota Fifth District Rep. Keith Ellison to emerge victorious in his bid for the chairmanship of the DNC are not alone. We have noted that former Obama administration green jobs commissar and Mao man Van Jones is with you. We have noted that Vox’s Matthew Yglesias has joined you. We have also noted that 300 Jewish leaders are with you. The editors of »

Steve Bannon, Antichrist?

Featured image I have met Steve Bannon a couple of times. I agree with him on a large majority of issues, and as far as I know he is a good guy. To the extent that he contributed to Donald Trump’s defeat of Hillary Clinton, we owe him an everlasting debt of gratitude. But the Democrats have painted Bannon as something like Satan. I see this on a daily basis, as I »

The Audi factor

Featured image The “wage gap” between men and women is such an old canard that it could be coeval with the birth of (real) fake news. With their sure grasp on the exploitation of ignorance, Democrats have turned it into a perduring plank in the “war on women” allegedly waged by Republicans. Thomas Sowell has devoted several columns to debunking it. He calls the “wage gap” a “lie that won’t die.” Where »

What Part Of “You Lost” Don’t Liberals Understand?

Featured image The behavior of many liberals since Donald Trump’s election has been appalling–not to mention, in some cases, criminal. It is also, in some respects, puzzling. A case in point was a town meeting conducted last night by Congressman Tom McClintock in Roseville, California. Liberal activists attended the meeting and behaved so boorishly and so threateningly that the Congressman had to be escorted from the hall by armed policemen. Another disgusting »

The Nation is with you

Featured image Power Line readers who mischievously pull for Minnesota Fifth District Rep. Keith Ellison to emerge victorious in his bid for the chairmanship of the DNC are not alone. We have noted that former Obama administration green jobs commissar and Mao man Van Jones is with you. We have noted that Vox’s Matthew Yglesias has joined you. We have also noted that 300 Jewish leaders are with you. Now the editors »

What, Really, Is the Democratic Party?

Featured image I read this rather brilliant short essay by Kevin Williamson in National Review while I was on vacation last week, and am now getting around to writing about it. Williamson takes off from the observation that the Democrats are not making any serious effort to block such Trump nominees as Satan Jeff Sessions, but instead have trained their guns on the seemingly-innocuous Betsy DeVos. His argument is that a familiar »

Robert Reich is on the case

Featured image At Mediaite, Alex Griswold reports that former Clinton Secretary of Labor Robert Reich is on the case of the Berkeley riots that prevented Milo Yiannopoulos from speaking on campus this past Wednesday evening. Reich actually holds down an honored position at Berkeley as Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy. He was an eyewitness in part to the events. His pronouncements on campus events therefore carry some weight. Reich asserted on CNN »

Schuminations

Featured image Senate Democratic Chuck Schumer’s fake tears over President Trump’s puported “travel ban” is a moment that signifies and resonates. Good grief! Is that the best you can do, man? As political theater, that was pathetic. Schumer can’t fake sincerity. He’s not a touch feely kind of guy. What a phony. If he’s a genuine article of any kind, it would be the thug kind. He didn’t rise in New York »

AP: Republicans “Rammed” Nominees Through Committee With “Brute Political Muscle”

Featured image The Democrats are doing everything they can to impede President Trump from assembling his administration. In a particularly pathetic display, all of the Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee boycotted the meeting where the nominations of Rep. Tom Price as Secretary of Health and Human Services and of Steve Mnuchin as Treasury secretary were to be voted on. Under normal rules, the committee can’t conduct business unless at least one »

Civil War on the Left, Part 37: Is Ellison Too Right-Wing for the DNC?

Featured image The race for the DNC chairpersonship just got mildly more interesting with the news that one of the candidates has somehow been disqualified for criticizing Keith Ellison’s Muslim faith. Is this a case of rank “Islamophobia” from a closet rightist inside the Democratic tent? Quite the contrary, as it emerges when you read down into the story a little bit: DNC boots candidate from chairmanship race for criticizing Ellison’s Islamic faith »

Can Insanity Succeed?

Featured image I have been on vacation in Italy for the last ten days, and so have observed the Democratic Party’s crack-up from afar. This is perhaps a good perspective from which to view recent tumultuous events. Byron York thinks the Democrats are pursuing a strategy, not just venting: From Washington State to Washington DC, Democrats across the country are stepping up what some call “The Resistance” to President Trump, moving across »

Bad moon rising

Featured image You may have missed the Dems’ big rally at the Supreme Court last night against President Trump’s “travel ban” (as CNN calls it). Senate Democratic Minority Leader Chuck Schumer somehow expressed his opposition to Trump’s executive order without crying even though he did call out the order as “evil.” Really. The rally was full of symbolic moments. The amplification malfunctioned with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi at the microphone seeking »

What’s next?

Featured image You have to wonder what comes next after the hysteria manifested by the Democrat/Media Axis in the first 10 days of the Trump administration. They have turned up the “resistance” to 11, Spinal Tap style. Democrats vow to filibuster Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, whoever he is. The vow should detract from whatever Democrats have to say on the merits of the nomination, but they aren’t exactly held to the same »

It’s Tough When Your Base Is Crazy

Featured image Sometimes you wonder why Democratic politicians are so crazed. But then you see stories like this that make it clear: Protesters shouted down Rhode Island Democratic U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse during a community event as they protested his vote in favor of President Donald Trump’s nominee for CIA director and pushed him to vote against other nominees. A video of Sunday’s event posted by the group Resist Hate RI shows »