The Week In Pictures

The Week in Pictures: Make Bathrooms Great Again Edition

Featured image The bathroom wars continue unabated, while the intensity of an intra-party feud threatens one of our major parties with likely defeat in November. You thought I meant Republicans? No—now it looks like the Democrats are the party that is going to come apart right in front of our eyes. That’s what happens when thieves fall out amongst themselves about the spoils. Hillary is getting so desperate she’s actually speaking kindly »

The Week in Pictures: False ID Edition

Featured image We’re going to take a break from the bathroom wars this week. . . oh hell no we’re not! Since we’re now in the age of “self-identifying,” college students will no longer need to get  false IDs to buy beer. I say every bar in America must serve anyone who self-identifies as 21 years old. And why stop there? Abolish driver’s licenses: anyone who self-identifies as a driver should be »

The Week in Pictures: Presumptive Nominee Edition

Featured image Well, what happened this week? What’s that you say? Things that go “Trump” in the night keeping you awake? Clearly I picked the wrong week to stop huffing glue. Strap in folks, it’s going to be an interesting six months. This is why Trump is going to win: This works for me: This could pass for an IQ test: The liberal color wheel:   This explains a lot: Quality journalism: »

The Week in Pictures: Bathroom Break Edition

The Great Bathroom Wars of 2016 are still raging at full pitch, and we won’t take a break from our stall-to-stall . . . coverage of this epochal moment in the decline of the West. At least we still have toilet paper, unlike Venezuela. Meanwhile, Trump rolls on, the campuses are still falling apart, and the California legislature has refused to pass a resolution in honor of John Wayne because »

The Week in Pictures: Bathroom Wars Edition

When people used to say that the country is going down the toilet, they had no idea how literally this would turn out to be. I was sure, 48 hours ago, that I we could see the winning ticket for November: Trump-Schilling 2016! Then Trump had to go flub the issue totally, apparently reverting to those New York Values. Pretty clean the new mission of the conservative movement is to »

The Week in Pictures: Tax Day Edition

April 15 is everyone’s least favorite day of the year—income tax filing day. This year April 15 fell yesterday—Friday—a weekday. But somehow this year the IRS declared Monday, April 18, to be tax filing day, as it always has in the past when April 15 fell on a weekend. What, what? Is Friday now considered a weekend day, too? Is it some kind of Post Office holiday I missed? Or »

The Week in Pictures: New York State of Mind Edition

So we’re heading to the big New York primary smackdown. And yet lifelong New York Yankees fan Hillary Rodham doesn’t know how to work a subway fare card. Why isn’t this her “supermarket scanner” moment? (Because she’s a Democrat, dummy.) Turns out she can’t pour beer, either. (See below.) Meanwhile, Bernie is jetting off to Rome to commune with the Pope. This is the best trolling of LaRoucheite conspiracy theorists »

The Week in Pictures: The Day After Edition

For April Fool’s Day I put out a fake press release from MSNBC announcing NBC News’ new motto: “We distort, You deride.” Didn’t seem to fool anyone, even though this is a case of “fake, but accurate,” as Dan “What’s the Frequency Kenneth” Rather might say. Meanwhile, I’ve been having second thoughts about starting a new line of roadside “Bernie Shave” signs for a simple reason: can we even speak »

The Week in Pictures: Superman vs. Batman Edition

Featured image Judging from the early reviews, the new “Superman vs. Batman” movie is an idea even worse than a hypothetical “Star Trek vs. Star Wars” movie mash-up. Which would be pointless, as everyone know James T. Kirk would kick Han Solo’s butt, and Spock’s mind meld is superior to Obi-Wan’s Jedi mind tricks. Speaking of pointy-eared aliens, couldn’t Obama have made his Cuba sojourn a one-way trip, since it’s clearly his »

The Week in Pictures: March Madness Edition

Yes, my brackets were busted a long time ago. Except everyone keeps calling them “lanes.”  A Cinderella force has taken down the favorites. Oh, you thought I was talking about college basketball? Nope: the GOP presidential primaries are the real March Madness this year. And instead of candidates staying in “lanes”—the pundit/analyst class concept of this cycle—it’s been more like a demolition derby crashed by a monster truck going the »

The Week in Pictures: Michael Ramirez Edition

Featured image Last night down in Newport Beach I ran into Power Line’s favorite political cartoonist, the incomparable Michael Ramirez. I was actually a little embarrassed that I didn’t have many of his latest in this week’s photo lineup, and after confessing that I can barely draw a straight line with a ruler, he allowed that, “At this point [with Obama], I’m just doing stenography.” Goooood point! My next idea is doing »

The Week in Pictures: Peak Trump Edition?

This will have either been been the week when Donald Trump hit the wall and started a descent from the heights of populist madness—or it will have been the week when he survived the onslaught of the scattered fragments of the GOP non-establishment (because there isn’t one) and coasted to the nomination, in which case we’ll have lots of Trump items for months and/or years to come. But one thing »

The Week in Pictures: Debate Throwdown Edition

Featured image As the next three weeks spool out, remember that the RNC crafted a nomination process for this cycle intended to pick a nominee early, so that we wouldn’t go through the agony of 2012 when Romney took a long time to nail it down and took on a lot of damage along the way.  Oops. And finally. . . with a slight change in the format: »

The Week in Pictures: Scalia Awesomeness Edition

Featured image The picture of the week—maybe the picture of the year—is the first one here, of Justice Scalia’s clerks lined up as an honor guard at the Supreme Court yesterday. Has any other Justice in the history of the Court received such devotion from his ranks of clerks? Maybe, but I’m not aware of it. Do you think Justice Breyer, or Justice Kagan, or Justice Kennedy, or anyone else on the »

The Week in Pictures: Feminist Meltdown Edition

Featured image The Clintons’ sense of entitlement is of a piece of the entire boomer-generation liberalism that expects because they made the sixties man! that they should be placed on a pedestal forever. So it was schadenfreudetastic to watch old feminists like Gloria Steinem proves that today’s young women need a feminist like a fish needs a bicycle. Meanwhile, Bernie keeps chugging that old socialist moonshine.   And finally. . .   »

The Week in Pictures: Happy Birthday, Gipper Edition

Featured image Today is Ronald Reagan’s 105th birthday, and we might well wonder, as Charles Krauthammer does in the first panel below, how it is that after the experience of the second half of the 20th century, we’d find ourselves with a substantial portion of the electorate pining for an openly socialist candidate, and a stealth socialist candidate in a pantsuit. I have my theories, but that’s for another post. On to »

The Week in Pictures: Trumpless Debate Edition

Featured image I have to say, the GOP debate Thursday night just wasn’t the same without The Donald. I had to treat it like an old Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode, supplying my own taunts in place of the insults and grandiosities that Trump would have provided. (And suddenly Bernie is reluctant to debate? What’s that about?) Meanwhile, just as we might be on the cusp of having a president with a »