Leftism

Democrats Come Up With a Practical Way to “Banish” Trump: Witchcraft

Featured image Tonight is the big night: all across the country, witches will gather to light candles and mutter incantations in hopes of evicting President Trump from the White House: Men and women from around the world are planning to gather and cast a spell at midnight that will stop President Trump from doing harm while also possibly banishing him from office. Mass rituals have also been planned in multiple covens, during »

Why Liberal Policies Are Terrible For Young People

Featured image We often casually assume that it is natural for young people to be predominantly liberal. But this is wrong: liberal policies hurt the young worse than anyone else. They deprive young people of job opportunities, drive up the cost of health care, needlessly increase the price of housing, and saddle the young with trillions of dollars in debt. One of Center of the American Experiment’s key themes in 2017 will »

Bob Reich: Oops, Never Mind

Featured image Scott and Steve wrote here and here about Bob Reich’s peddling of alleged “rumors”–most likely fabricated by him–that Milo Yiannopoulos organized the riots at Berkeley against his own appearance there, in order to make liberals like Reich look bad. This was an idiotic suggestion for any number of reasons, including the fact that the same black-clad, masked rioters show up and smash windows and ATMs at all kinds of international »

Fashion statement

Featured image In case you were wondering, the profound political thinkers in the fashion industry are “dismayed, angry, and frightened” by President Trump. So reports Robin Givhan, the left-winger who covers fashion for the Washington Post. Givhan tells us that designers are processing this dismay, anger, and alleged fear of Trump through their shows. One designer featured “beefy men in black velvet.” Givhan explains that this was “a brooding commentary on life »

Will prosecutors throw the book at inauguration rioters?

Featured image The women’s protest march on the day after the inauguration of President Trump was a peaceful affair. The protesters I encountered were mostly good-natured, especially given how disappointed they must have been. Inauguration day was a different story. Rioting left six police officers injured and caused tens of thousands of dollars in property damage to vehicles and store windows. Police arrested 230 people in connection with the riot. So far, »

Boycott the boycotters [UPDATED]

Featured image Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus are both dropping Ivanka Trump’s fashion line. Nordstrom claims that it’s making a business decision, based on declining sales of the brand. However, it has been under pressure from leftists who called for a boycott of Nordstrom for carrying Ivanka’s line. If sales actually have declined, it may be due to the boycott campaign. It’s a similar story with Neiman Marcus. It dropped Ivanka Trump’s jewelry »

A Victim of the Berkeley Violence Speaks

Featured image One of the people assaulted by leftists at Berkeley yesterday emailed this account to a friend, who forwarded it to me. My friend describes his correspondent as a moderate Republican who voted for Hillary Clinton: I can’t say I agree with everything Milo says and,​ as most of you know, I ​am ​NOT​ a Trump supporter at all​, but I totally agree with Milo’s right to speak on campuses. I’m »

Progressives Say: Boycott the World!

Featured image #GrabYourWallet has gotten quite a bit of publicity as the leading organizer of progressive boycotts against companies that are somehow associated with Donald Trump. The boycott effort is doomed to fail, for a couple of reasons: first, social justice warriors are a small percentage of the population; second, social justice warriors who are willing to change their shopping habits are an infinitesimal percentage of the population. So this is mostly »

Those Whom the Gods Would Destroy…

Featured image Steve wrote earlier today about the Left’s meltdown since Donald Trump’s inauguration. The Left’s nervous breakdown is, of course, a topic we have been covering for a while. But–to say the least–the Trump administration has accelerated the Left’s crackup. I am so old I can remember when the Associated Press wasn’t considered part of the Left. But Trump’s election has pushed the AP over the edge, and they have gone »

Meltdown on the Left: Where to Begin?

Featured image It is becoming apparent that Donald Trump’s accession to the presidency is causing a full scale nervous breakdown on the left. Where to begin? I was getting ready to observe that if the left continues at its current fevered pitch, many leftists will end up literally in padded cells (and I do mean “literally” literally here). But John Podhoretz beat me to it over at Commentary: It cannot go on »

Burn, Baby, Burn?

Featured image Looks like the left’s 1960s riot nostalgia is returning with a vengeance. The Washington Examiner reports that the stretch limo protesters set afire in Washington on inauguration day was owned by a Muslim immigrant who was opposed to Trump. And he doesn’t know whether his insurance policy will cover damage from rioting. I wonder if Trump might score a PR coup by paying for a new limo for this guy, »

Going Gaga: A Very Judd Sequel [with comment by Paul]

Featured image I see that my tongue-in-cheek post yesterday about Ashley Judd going gaga at the Wymyn’s March generated a lot of comments, and I do apologize sincerely for not attaching a warning to viewers about it. But as we’re inquiring after celebrities going gaga, it sent me racking my brain trying to remember what it was that my old mentor M. Stanton Evans once said about Lady Gaga, who as you »

French Socialist party in trouble; story is similar throughout Europe

Featured image The French Socialist party held its primary yesterday in the race to succeed Francois Hollande as the party’s standard bearer. Hollande’s presidency has been such a disaster that he declined to stand for re-election. Former education minister Benoit Hamon came in first with around 36 percent of the vote. He will face former prime minister Manuel Valls, who captured around 31 percent of the vote. Hamon is a left-winger. He »

Can You Blow Bubbles with This Tea?

Featured image National Review’s Jim Geraghty argues in his NR “Morning Jolt” today that the Wymyns March on Saturday is the nucleus of a potentially effective Tea Party of the left for the Trump years. Even though the march was an incoherent stew of contradictory and fringe-y causes, it is united by the simple impulse to oppose Donald Trump, which Geraghty thinks will be sufficient to hold it all together. Maybe so, »

At the women’s protest march

Featured image I turned down opportunities to attend the Trump inauguration. I’m glad Trump won, but not ready to celebrate the guy. Plus, I’ve always found these events dull. Protest marches, on the other hand, can be interesting. I decided to attend today’s women’s protest in Washington, D.C. The first order of business was to find a place to check my privilege, presumably in exchange for a ticket with a number so »

Associated Press Whitewashes Inauguration Protesters

Featured image This is what yesterday’s “protests” against the Trump inauguration looked like: The “protesters” also set a limousine on fire and threw concrete blocks at police officers, yelling “put the pigs in the ground.” None of this is surprising. This is what leftist protesters–read, criminals–always do. And yet, how did the Associated Press characterize the demonstrators just hours before they started smashing windows and attacking policemen? “Protesters make their mark on »

Lewis vs. Trump

Featured image The mainstream media is tripping over itself in the rush to make hay out of Donald Trump’s exchange with John Lewis. “In feud with John Lewis, Donald Trump attacked ‘one of the most respected people in America,’” reads a headline in the Washington Post. The “respected people” quote is from John McCain. Whether Lewis will still be one of the most respected people in America after declaring Trump an illegitimate »