Tax Reform Angst on the Left

Featured image The final tax cut bill has emerged from conference committee. Let’s see what the reaction is, first from the Philadelphia Inquirer and then The New Yorker: Judging from these headlines, the tax bill must be fantastic! Though I’ll want to wait to hear from Paul Krugman just to be sure. Thanks, liberals, for saving me so much time. What was that John was saying about liberal hysteria? »

CNN Is Crazy, Bacon Edition [with comment by Paul]

Featured image Lord knows we don’t undertake to point out and rebut every instance of left-wing media insanity. There are only four of us, and only 24 hours in a day. And it is pointless to chase every rabbit that crosses our path. But at least once or twice a day, it is appropriate to note that the Left has gone stark, raving mad. Today’s exhibit is Hilary Rosen, Democratic Party insider »

Are conservatives more patriotic than liberals?

Featured image A new survey suggests they are. The survey was conducted by American Culture & Faith Institute. Its report can be found here. The study identified certain propositions that those surveyed believe are an accurate description of what it means to be patriotic. It then determined the extent to which conservatives and liberals view each proposition as accurately describing patriotism. Below are the six propositions that at least 70 percent of »

On the Left, It Is All Hysteria, All the Time

Featured image I have been observing politics for a long time, and have never seen anything like the present moment. The Democrats have dialed the hysteria meter up to 12, and absolutely everything is a crisis. One type of faux crisis is particularly transparent. It is exemplified by the Left’s current fit over net neutrality, a policy that few understand and, I think, fewer still have much reason to care about. But »

Bubba Time at the Times

Featured image New York Times readers are outraged. . .  Well yeah, I suppose I can quit right here, call it a day and start in on cocktails early. Outrage is the perpetual state of being for Times readers. Anyway, Times readers are outraged at the profile that ran recently of a white nationalist because it “normalized” him, instead of being just another op-ed denunciation of a Trump voter. As the Times »

Fanfare for Manny Laureano

Featured image Manny Laureano is the founder of the Minnesota Youth Symphonies and the principal trumpet in the Minnesota Orchestra. We got to know him when our number two daughter played under Manny’s direction for five or six years in the MYS. He is a gentleman and a scholar as well as an American patriot whose political views were altered by 9/11. Do you need to be a conservative to be disturbed »

Liberals Attack Sen. Cotton For Wanting to Enforce the Law

Featured image Rumor has it that Rex Tillerson will soon be out as Secretary of State, to be replaced by current CIA Director Mike Pompeo. The rumor holds that Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas is slated to take Pompeo’s place as CIA Director. I am not sure why anyone would want to leave the Senate for the CIA; maybe Cotton is tired of having to defer to John McCain, Susan Collins et »

For Christmas: Feminist Baby!

Featured image Included in Target’s selection of books for young children is one titled Feminist Baby, by Loryn Brantz, a writer on feminism and body image for Buzzfeed. If you have always thought that at bottom, to be feminist is to be obnoxious, this book supports your view. A feminist child apparently is one that would normally be described as ill-behaved. This one, I don’t even understand. How is it feminist to »

The Liberal Cult in Action

Featured image No sooner do I note yesterday that GQ magazine has consistently disgraced itself with its choice of cover honorees (culminating in naming Colin Kaepernick its “Citizen of the Year”) than Marie Claire decided to say “Hold my beer” and offer up this tweet: Now, I do not follow Taylor Swift at all, and couldn’t pick one of her tunes out of a police lineup. But I know that she is »

Latest on the Liberal Lech List

Featured image It’s fun to sit back with a 55-gallon barrel of popcorn and watch so many grandees of the left drown in the wake of Hurricane Harvey Weinstein. Mark Halperin is clearly burned toast and won’t be back until he can get absolution from Ellen and The View, but that’s going to take months of therapy and NRA-bashing. Leon Wieseltier of New Republic fame is getting his literary perp walk, and »

Explaining the Liberal Cesspool

Featured image Why is it, Glenn Reynolds likes to ask, that liberal-run cities and institutions all seem to be hotbeds of sexism and racism? To adapt this slightly, maybe there’s a reason the left is so obsessed with sexual harassment and racism, because it is practiced so much in their communities and institutions. These thoughts come to mind in looking over the peculiar Cosmopolitan magazine (yes, Power Line’s research staff reads Cosmo »

Feel Good Story of the Day

Featured image It’s really hard to settle in on a feel good story of the day. Because today offers two splendid candidates. You know how people sometimes talk about liberals “howling at the moon”?  Guess what—check this out from Newsweek, a former news magazine: THOUSANDS OF AMERICANS WILL SCREAM HELPLESSLY AT THE SKY ON TRUMP’S ELECTION ANNIVERSARY Thousands of concerned citizens will take part in a new ritual of sorts: commemorating the anniversary of »

How to Beat the Left

Featured image As regular readers know, my day job is now running Center of the American Experiment, Minnesota’s conservative think and action tank. These days, we are fighting the far-left public school establishment, particularly in Edina, Minnesota. Edina was once one of the country’s top school districts, but that was before the Left took over and prioritized politics–especially racial politics–over education. The Center’s Kathy Kersten authored a sensational exposé of Edina’s bullying »

How Leftist Indoctrination Ruins a School System

Featured image I wrote here about left-wing indoctrination in the Edina, Minnesota public schools. As a local story, it has been explosive. As a national story, it is a warning to normal parents and students everywhere. Leftism in the Edina schools is the subject of the cover story in the current issue of Thinking Minnesota. I highly recommend the article, written by veteran Twin Cities columnist Kathy Kersten. The Edina controversy actually »

Jemele Hill: How Not to Learn From Experience

Featured image Jemele Hill is an on-air ESPN personality. In the last few years, ESPN has become notorious for emphasizing politics over sports; Ms. Hill is part of the problem. Last month, she denounced President Trump as a “white supremacist” after he criticized NFL players who kneel during the National Anthem. After that incident, she apologized for “letting her colleagues and company down” with the white supremacist tweet. She did not, however, »

Love Me, I’m a Liberal, Harvey Weinstein Edition

Featured image Harvey Weinstein’s pledge to attack the NRA and champion women’s rights in the aftermath of his scandal is such a transparent appeal to ideological partisanship that even liberal ideological partisans are embarrassed (and not buying it). Weinstein might be better off doing a remake of the old Phil Ochs tune, “Love Me, I’m a Liberal.” Here are my suggested lyrics for Harvey: I cried when they shot Pretty Woman Tears »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll is not herself a vicim of GENDER DYSPHORIA or “GIRLS” GONE STUPID. She writes: I will not be commenting – except indirectly further on – on the monstrous evil in Las Vegas until more facts are known. I am writing this on Tuesday, must submit it for editing on Wednesday, so by the time you are reading this, anything I have to say about Vegas will either be »