Hillary Clinton

Extending Alinsky Rule 6

Featured image One of Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals must support tactical lying, or lying on principle. Perhaps it is a variant of Alinsky Rule 6: “A good tactic is one your people enjoy.” I infer that the left loves it. Lying is one of their greatest hits. I will formulate Alinsky Rule 6(a): “Lie when you have to, the worse the better. Your supporters will enjoy it, while others will be fooled »

Biden’s moment

Featured image The postulate that nature abhors a vacuum seems to apply in politics as elsewhere. There is a vacuum in the Democratic field of candidates for president. Like Gene McCarthy in 1968, Bernie Sanders is in the process of demonstrating the existence of the vacuum. Again, like McCarthy in 1968, there his utility ends. Sanders would not be a viable Democratic candidate for president. The vacuum is the space for a »

The Candidates and Their Reading Lists

Featured image Forget Jeb’s and Hillary’s tax returns. We get it: they both make a lot of money from speeches and such. More interesting is what they read, or claim to read. Last year The Atlantic put together a list of Jeb’s and Hillary’s current book list. In one sense it doesn’t much matter whether they actually read the books they list; more revealing is what they chose to disclose. Here’s Hillary’s »

Hillary’s high anxiety

Featured image The Daily Mail’s David Martosko takes a bemused look at the subset of surviving Hillary Clinton emails released yesterday. Martosko hits all the highlights. Martosko notes, for example: “Despite the collective shock inside the D.C. beltway when news surfaced that Clinton had a secret email account, many of Washington’s most influential Democrats were already in on it. Political operative David Axelrod had her email address almost from the start, but »

Hillary sags in early states

Featured image Rich Lowry says that a “plugged-in lefty” tells him he believes that Bernie Sanders will defeat Hillary Clinton in both Iowa and New Hampshire. This scenario may sound far-fetched, but polling data suggests it could come to pass. A new WMUR/CNN Granite State Poll, conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center from June 18 to 24, puts Sanders within 8 points of Clinton, 43-35 (with a margin of »

Looks like Hillary did not give State Dept. all of her work-related emails

Featured image Earlier this month, we learned that Sidney Blumenthal turned over to Trey Gowdy’s committee 61 emails in which he corresponded with Hillary Clinton that the State Department hadn’t produced in response to a subpoena by the committee for such documents. The question was: did State have the documents but fail to produce them to the committee or did State not have the documents because Hillary, who kept them on a »

Hillary Clinton, Race-Baiter

Featured image John and others have already noted the Democratic/Clintonian hypocrisy about the Confederate battle flag, but get a load of this moment from Hillary Clinton from 2008 (just 45 seconds long) talking about her support from “hard working Americans, white Americans,” and ask yourself what the media industrial complex would have said if it had come from a Republican: »

Hillary relies on Republicans to be a party of cowards

Featured image Hillary Clinton has made “voting rights” the centerpiece of her presidential campaign. Christian Adams reports: In Houston, Hillary made election process rules a focus of her campaign. By process, I mean who votes, when they vote, and how they vote. While Republicans tend to focus on issues, Democrats realize that if they dominate the process of the election, the power to control the issues will follow. Process brings power. Hillary’s »

About That Whole Confederate Flag Thing? Never Mind

Featured image Hillary Clinton: Confederate flag is “a symbol of our nation’s racist past that has no place in our present or our future.” Images via American Power. »

Hillary Sagging, Sanders Surging?

Featured image As a public service for you, we regularly screen Salon —yes, it is indeed the news review equivalent of an enema. Salon’s featured article right now is “An Open Letter to White America” about the aftermath of the Charleston massacre. Yes, you’d be right in thinking this letter’s “openness” is about as open as driving school for girls in Saudi Arabia. First sentence: “The Charleston shooting is a textbook example »

Hillary Tries to Rebut Clinton Cash, Fails

Featured image Yesterday Hillary Clinton finally answered a few questions about Peter Schweizer’s Clinton Cash. We have written extensively about the revelations in that book, but the best place to start may be the podcast interview we did with Peter just after the book came out. Mrs. Clinton chose a local TV news show in New Hampshire to talk about Clinton Cash. Breitbart News records the key exchange: When asked about the »

Blumenthal Email Confirms: Libya Was To Be Hillary’s Crowning Accomplishment

Featured image Paul wrote earlier today about the trove of Libya-related emails that Sidney Blumenthal has turned over to a House committee. The emails are embarrassing to Hillary Clinton because she received the emails from Blumenthal, but apparently failed to produce them to the committee. For the most part, these emails have not yet been made public, but National Review has exclusively obtained one of them; it is reproduced in full below. »

Latest Blumenthal emails raise new questions about Hillary’s email purge

Featured image It’s every litigator’s nightmare. You turn over thousands, maybe tens of thousands, of documents to the opposing party pursuant to its request for production. Your production includes every responsive document your client gave you. But then, a non-party gets subpoenaed, and she (it was a woman when it happened to me) turns over an important document responsive to the production request that your client wrote or that was addressed to »

The Queen: Buy It, Read It, Share It

Featured image Hugh Hewitt’s new book The Queen: The Epic Ambition of Hillary and the Coming of a Second “Clinton Era” is now available at Amazon. I’ve got a review copy, but haven’t had time to read it yet. No matter: Hugh’s stated purpose is to outline the path that Hillary can take to the White House, in hopes that a wiser GOP can respond in time. Hugh reminds us that, while »

Hillary and Jeb on Iraq: compare and contrast

Featured image Iraq figures to be a major issue in the presidential election, as it should be given the current disastrous situation. It’s less clear that Iraq as it was in 2003 should be an issue, but it’s fair to look back that far, and at subsequent inflection points, to see what positions (if any) various candidates have taken on Iraq. A reader sent me a comparison of Hillary Clinton and Jeb »

Hillary Clinton: launched but not engaged

Featured image The Hillary Clinton campaign, twice launched, still doesn’t meet the traditional criteria for a political campaign. Real presidential candidates have always answered questions, both from the press and from non-hand-picked voters. Real presidential candidates have always taken positions on key issues, especially those current enough to be voted on by Congress. Hillary Clinton refuses. Judged conventionally, she’s still in exploratory mode. What is she exploring? Two things. The political winds »

What made Hillary stronger?

Featured image Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi emails are revealing almost entirely by virtue of what is written to her. Fearful of the medium, even on a private server, Clinton herself rarely wrote anything more prolix or profound than “pls. print” or “interesting.” But once, during the maelstrom following the Benghazi attacks, Clinton wrote: “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, or so I’ve rationalized for years.” We can only speculate about the list »