Liberals

ACLU Makes It Official: The Only Thing Wrong With Trump’s Travel Order Is Trump

Featured image The Democrats who attacked President Trump’s travel order in front of carefully-selected Democratic judges made the extraordinary claim that the President’s statements on the stump, as a candidate, were somehow relevant to whether the order was constitutional. This claim implies that an order may be unconstitutional if issued by one president, while the exact same order would be perfectly fine if issued by another. This is an absurd result. It »

Democrats vs. Free Speech

Featured image It’s happening all across the country, not just at bastions of photo-fascism like Berkeley and Middlebury. The University of Arkansas one of many recent instances. Wherever Democrats predominate, they enforce orthodoxy. I seriously believe they would shut us all up, if they could get away with it. The way Michael Ramirez portrays Berkeley goes for the entire Left. Click to enlarge: “Now I can sit down, relax, and burn a »

A Liberal Bubble? Yes, Bee Smug Indeed

Featured image Here’s two minutes of 100 percent pure liberal narcissistic smugness on display, with Jake Tapper challenging “comedienne” Samantha Bee about whether she represents liberal smugness. Despite her bobbing and weaving—and especially the inadvertently revealing admission that “we make the show for ourselves and don’t really care what others think”—her answers amount to: Yes, we are totally smug. Please, please keep this up, and Trump will win 48 states in 2020. »

Is This Why ESPN Is Going Broke? [with comment by Paul]

Featured image ESPN is mostly losing money because people are turning away from cable television and the company paid far too much for the rights to various sports. But it hasn’t helped that ESPN has become a constant source of left-wing commentary. I don’t know what it is about sportswriters, but when they allow their politics to show, they are nearly always left-wing. It’s an odd phenomenon. Certainly you can’t say the »

Democrats Are Being Crushed In the Heartland

Featured image For good political news, you can’t do better than South Dakota, my home state. The Democrats haven’t yet ceased to exist, but they are on a death watch. The events of this week are classic. The Democrats are holding their big annual event, the McGovern Day dinner, next weekend at the Ramkota in Sioux Falls. They invited Minnesota’s Keith Ellison to be their featured speaker. But then they got cold »

The Insane Left Hits Rock Bottom

Featured image I thought the cultural left couldn’t get any more ridiculous than when there was a complaint that the Vagina Monologues weren’t inclusive enough because it excluded men and trans-people, though I don’t know why we should be so specieist about it. In any case, behold Bill Nye, supposedly the “science guy,” bucking to become Bill Nye the Weimar Guy (hat tip to an anonymous Facebook poster for this astute characterization), »

How Many Countries Conspired Against Trump?

Featured image The Guardian adds to our knowledge of how the Obama administration and its allies overseas tried to discredit Donald Trump. (For purposes of this post, I assume that everything the Guardian says is true, even though it is based on anonymous sources who are pursuing their personal and political interests.) Britain’s spy agencies played a crucial role in alerting their counterparts in Washington to contacts between members of Donald Trump’s »

Quick Hits

Featured image At CNN, liberal Chris Cillizza writes about Sean Spicer’s Hitler/chemical warfare gaffe: White House press secretary Sean Spicer forgot the first rule of politics during a press briefing on Tuesday: Never, ever compare anyone or anything to Adolf Hitler. Has Cillizza just returned from a 20-year exile in Albania? Did he miss #bushitler? Is he really unaware that most of his fellow Democrats can’t utter a sentence about President Trump »

Lunatic Lefty of the Day

Featured image You no doubt have heard about the bizarre episode on an oversold United flight where a man who said he was a doctor was physically dragged off the airplane to give his seat to someone else. Multiple videos exist, and the incident has been a severe black eye for United. My kids were texting about the incident this afternoon, and my wife came up with this: It’s hard NOT to »

More Meltdowns at the NYRB

Featured image I’ve mentioned before that the New York Review of Books has been suffering a complete freakout meltdown since Trump’s election, and I gleefully look forward to every issue to microwave another bag of popcorn. The latest issue offers a long review entitled “Lessons from Hitler’s Rise,” by Christopher Browning. Although it is a review of a translation of a book about Hitler by a German scholar published before Trump’s election, »

Democrats Lose Argument, Try to Burn Books

Featured image Well, to be fair, the Democrats don’t want to burn books that point out how unscientific the global warming scare is. They want to recycle them. The Daily Caller reports: Three senior House Democrats asked U.S. teachers Monday to destroy a book written by climate scientists challenging the environmentalist view of global warming. The Democrats were responding to a campaign by the conservative Heartland Institute copies of the 2015 book, »

Democrats: The Party of Hate

Featured image Two propositions: First, despite what you year from the left, Democrats are the true party of hate. Second, one way of confirming this is to take in the fact that the voice of reason on this point is . . . Bernie Sanders! These are the takeaways from today’s column in the New York Times by their moderately liberal and fully sentimental columnist Nick Kristof, who recommends that liberals be »

Why Is Big Business So Liberal? The Pepsi Case

Featured image In 2005, we wrote several posts about a speech that Indra Nooyi, then president and CFO and PepsiCo, gave at Columbia Business School. As described by a Power Line reader who was present, Ms. Nooyi used the fingers of one hand to illustrate the world’s continents (excluding Australia and Antarctica): First was Africa – the pinky finger – small and somewhat insignificant but when hurt, the entire hand hurt with »

One More Sign That Liberals Have Lost Their Minds

Featured image The White House has just released an official portrait of Melania Trump. It is beautiful, in my opinion. But the left-wing Boston Globe somehow found something sinister in what any normal person would consider a lovely portrait: The White House released an official portrait of Melania Trump. So what’s with the crossed arms? https://t.co/H7UszrNJjL pic.twitter.com/R2SxcdZimS — The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) April 4, 2017 Yeah, what’s with the crossed arms? How »

Trump-Hatred In the World of Fashion

Featured image How crazy are liberals? This crazy: a lefty fashion commentator writing in New York Magazine describes her own creepy behavior, and turns it into an indictment of Melania and Donald Trump. The writer is Cintra Wilson, who worked for the New York Times–who else?–as a “critical shopper.” She describes an episode that occurred in 2011, and that reflects poorly on her: In the spring of 2011, toward the end of »

My Daughter Made the Drudge Report

Featured image As everyone knows, things are very bad on college campuses these days. So bad that my youngest daughter has made the Drudge Report. The link is Conservative students say “violently threatened.” It is an outrageous situation that is being handled with remarkable grace by conservative students. »

Frank Rich as Darth Vader

Featured image Here and there you can find tiny rays of light among the liberal Gotterdammerung—liberals who understand that their rage against the country isn’t serving their cause. Even Salon—Salon!!—has run a piece about “The Smug Style of Liberalism” that grudgingly acknowledges that expressing open contempt for vast swaths of fellow citizens isn’t likely to be useful in regaining a majority in future elections. But even this effort at telling liberals not »