Elizabeth Warren

From full-blooded Netroots Nation

Featured image William Jacobson is the proprietor of the excellent Legal Insurrection. He writes concerning some videos he thought we might be interested in: One of my co-bloggers, Anne Sorock, attended Netroots Nation in Providence this week. She asked a question at a panel about whether the progressive Indian movement would demand an apology from Elizabeth Warren for claiming she is Cherokee when she is not (video here). Anne then was followed, »

Warren’s trail of tears

Featured image Elizabeth Warren must think she’s in some kind of trouble, or maybe just at risk. Why else would she have consented to a one-on-one interview with Sharman Sacchetti of Fox 25 in Boston (video below). Sacchetti has been dogging Warren on her claim that she’s an Indian too. According to Warren in the interview, she’s been “fighting on behalf of working families” for the past 25 years — “every single »

Elizabeth Warren and the wages of race-based preferences

Featured image The Elizabeth Warren affair made the front page of today’s Washington Post. The story, by Chris Cillizza and David Fahrenthold, is cast in familiar Washington terms: What should have been a nothing story (a “bump”) has become a big deal (a “hurdle”) because Warren failed to deal competently with the matter when it arose. It’s “an iron law of politics,” the Post-men intone, “Bad denials make little things big.” But »

Mrs. Warren’s profession, cont’d

Featured image We want to update the saga of Native American/Senator wannabe Elizabeth Warren. On Monday Howie Carr contributed the New York Post column “Elizabeth Warren’s little lies.” Yesterday Carr added “Another taxing problem for Elizabeth Warren.” Warren lost Carr long ago, but the Boston Globe has done its best to hold the fort down for her. Yesterday’s Boston Globe nevertheless brought us Mary Carmichael’s “Filings add to questions on Warren’s ethnic »

Which Churchill is More Indian: Ward or Winston?

Featured image It turns out there is considerable doubt as to whether Winston Churchill actually had any Iroquois blood in his ancestry, as reported here the other day, though he liked to retail the idea himself.  The indispensible people at the Churchill Centre have the skinny: Long before the age of political correctness, some Churchills delighted in extolling the legend of their Native American blood, believed to have been introduced through Jennie »

A statement from Susan Vass

Featured image Our friend Susan Vass has released a statement: For immediate release…Susan Vass, Former Person of Pallor, having remembered that her sister has naturally curly hair and that she and her brother both have an excellent sense of rhythm, is pleased to announce her application to become the second Womyn of Color at Harvard Law. “My color is Fish-Belly White,” explained Mrs. Vass, “but my family lore has always included the »

Winston Churchill, Harvard Minority

Featured image I had somehow forgotten that Winston Churchill’s grandmother was one-quarter Iroquois indian, which makes Winston (if I’ve done my genealogical math correctly) one-sixteenth native American–twice as much as Elizabeth Warren supposedly is.  Let’s see the diversity-mongers explain this away. Roosevelt commented to Churchill during one of WSC’s wartime visits, “You know, Winston, my Dutch ancestors were among the very first settlers in what was then called Nieuw Amsterdam.” Churchill answered: “But, »

A word from Tom Lipscomb on “Pow Wow Chow”

Featured image Over at Breitbart, Michael Patrick Leahy asks “Will Harvard Law School condemn Elizabeth Warren for Pow Wow Chow plagiarism?” Well, I can answer that question. More importantly, drawing on his background as publisher of Times Books, an optimistic Tom Lipscomb writes to comment on Leahy’s post: A fine piece. Pierre Franey was my author and did the best-selling cookbook THE 60 MINUTE GOURMET…he was Craig Claiborne’s partner. We published it »

Video: She’s an Indian too

Featured image Someone went to a lot of trouble to put together the entertaining video below, and it deserves more than the 936 views that YouTube shows for it. Take a look. »

Food for thought

Featured image Elizabeth Warren cannot document her claim to be part (a very small part) Cherokee Indian. But in 1984, identifying herself as a Cherokee, she contributed recipes to a cookbook edited by her cousin called “Pow Wow Chow.” If that helps. It may not. According to the Boston Herald, outraged members of the Cherokee tribe — including a Warren supporter — are demanding that the candidate release her employment records following »