Democrats

Hodgkinson Was Occupy Protester, Attacked the “One Percent”

Featured image James Hodgkinson, who shot up the Republican baseball team in Virginia this morning, was a Bernie Sanders volunteer and enthusiastic advocate of the Democratic Party line. In 2011, he appeared on local television in St. Louis at an Occupy protest, denouncing the “one percent.” We talked about Hodgkinson on the Power Line Live broadcast this evening. I think it is fair to blame the Democratic Party for his violence–recognizing, of »

An Investigation Of Nothing, Graphic Version

Featured image In Washington, the “Russia investigation” gallops along. No doubt intelligence people are making a serious effort to diagnose hacking by Russians (or others), and figure out what to do about it. But that has nothing to do with the faux investigation that Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee and soon, I am afraid, Robert Mueller will be carrying out. I think Michael Ramirez may have gotten the idea for this »

More on James T. Hodgkinson [Updated]

Featured image James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois has been identified as the man who shot Majority Whip Steve Scalise and others this morning. Hodgkinson is described by a friend: “He was this union tradesman, pretty stocky, and we stayed up talking politics,” he said. “He was more on the really progressive side of things.” As has been widely reported, Hodgkinson is a rabid Bernie Sanders supporter. He considers Hillary Clinton to »

Cool Hand Dems

Featured image In his comments on the appearance of Attorney General Sessions before the Senate Intelligence Committee yesterday afternoon John quotes Senator Cotton’s colloquy with Sessions (video below). It brought a rare moment of clarity to the proceedings. The alleged collusion of the Trump campaign with Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election was never more than a pretext. Now it is something like ancient history. As for the alleged collusion, there »

An Investigation of Nothing

Featured image It was said of the Seinfeld show that it was a TV program about nothing. It occurred to me, reading the transcript of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s appearance before the Senate Intelligence Committee this afternoon, that the “Russia investigation”–this part of it, anyway–is also about nothing. Sessions must have wondered, at times, why in the world he was there. He testified that he knew nothing about the alleged Russian spear »

Sessions’ Testimony Should Reveal Absurdity of “Russia Investigation”

Featured image Tomorrow afternoon Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify publicly, and I assume on television, before the Senate Intelligence Committee. The Associated Press previews Sessions’ appearance as though it were a cage match, but I am pretty sure it will be anticlimactic, if not embarrassing, for the Democrats. Because it will raise, in bald form, the question: what the heck are you investigating? The AP writes: The hearing will bring sharp »

What It Takes To Be Fired by CNN

Featured image CNN has joined the New York Times and the Washington Post (along with the perennially hysterical MSNBC) in the front rank of the Resistance to America’s duly elected government. Cranking out over-the-top anti-Trump propaganda is mostly what the network does these days. But even at CNN, there are limits. First the network fired “comedian” Kathy Griffin from what was apparently her only CNN gig, co-hosting the network’s New Year’s Eve »

Democrats on the Rocks?

Featured image President Trump may have poor approval ratings, and the Republican Congress looks a little shaky at the moment in the Getting Big Things Done Department (like repealing Obamacare and getting a serious tax reform package together), so in the ordinary cycle of politics you’d be reasonable to forecast a bad election for Republicans in 2018. This may yet come to pass for all of the conventional reasons, but it is »

Mugging Mr. Murray: Murray speaks

Featured image American Enterprise Institute fellow Charles Murray must rank among our most prominent living social scientists. At a May 17 hearing of the Joint Economic Committee convened by Senator and JEC vice chairman Mike Lee, Murray was included on a panel of social scientists testifying on the state of social capital in America — the subject of a new report released by the committee. Testifying along with Murray on the panel »

Waiting for Comey

Featured image Back in the day when liberals castigated Joe McCarthy for witch hunting — searching for Communists in the government — there were real witches. The allegation of Trump campaign “collusion” with Russia in the 2016 campaign has gone from pretext for Clinton’s stunning loss to Donald Trump in the election to the current hunt for conspirators on the Trump campaign. As the news leaks and congressional hearings that touch on »

A Lesson in Punching Back

Featured image We’re three weeks away from the Georgia special election to fill the open House seat of Tom Price, who moved up to be secretary of Health and Human Liabilities. By all accounts it is a very tight race in a district that Trump carried by a narrow margin, meaning it is winnable by either side. It’s one of those suburban districts where Trump is not especially popular even with many »

Analyze this

Featured image Poltico reported in February that five House staffers are under criminal investigation amid allegations that they stole equipment from more than 20 member offices and accessed House IT systems without lawmakers’ knowledge. The five staffers all worked for Democratic congressmen and have links to Pakistan. Last week the Daily Caller reported that one of the suspects has hightailed it to Pakistan. Something is happening here. One can only infer that »

Mugging Mr. Murray

Featured image American Enterprise Institute fellow Charles Murray must rank among our most prominent living social scientists. At a hearing of the Joint Economic Committee convened by Senator and JEC vice chairman Mike Lee last week, Murray was included on a panel of social scientists testifying on the state of social capital in America — the subject of a new report released by the committee. Testifying along with Murray on the panel »

Brits Outraged By US Intelligence Leaks

Featured image We noted earlier today that British authorities shared photographs and other information about the Manchester bombing with American intelligence agencies–presumably the CIA and the FBI–and that information was promptly leaked by Democrats at one or more of the agencies to Democrats at the New York Times, which published the photos and other information. The Sun reports that British officials are irate about the American agencies’ inability to keep a secret: »

They’re Off to Pakistan [Updated]

Featured image In February, we noted the strange case of the three Awan brothers, who got themselves hired as IT professionals, working for a number of Democratic Congressmen at an extraordinarily high rate of pay. They had access to intelligence and homeland security information, among much else, but were fired weeks after the Obama administration left office: Horatio Alger would be proud – they somehow managed to get themselves paid three times »

CA Dems Too Much for the Bee Hive

Featured image One of the very best analyses of the group dynamic of the Left came from Tom Bethell and Joe Sobran years ago, when they referred to the Left as “The Hive.” Like bees or ants, the Left simply goes into action in a coordinated and instinctual fashion, without need to meet and plan. Naturally the mainstream media is a chief nest of The Hive, and it buzzes constantly on behalf »

Who Are the Craziest Democrats of All?

Featured image The Democratic Party is far gone in hate, but who do you suppose are the most lunatic Dems of all? The California Democrats are obvious candidates and, sure enough, their state convention yesterday concluded with a chant: “Fuck Donald Trump!” led by California Democratic Party chairman John Burton. AP reporter Jonathan Cooper records the moment of infamy: Outgoing Dem chair John Burton: "all together now: fuck Donald Trump." While crowd »