The Week In Pictures

The Week in Pictures: Olympics Edition

Featured image If there was an Olympic medal for political mendacity, the Clintons would upstage Usain Bolts for the fastest wind-aided dissimulation. Forget the triple jump. And in Ryan Lochte we’ve either found a successor to Brian Williams at NBC News, or President Hillary’s perfect press spokesman. And finally, the part of this job I hate the most. . . »

The Week in Pictures: Suction Cup Edition

Featured image Forget the Olympics. The dude climbing Trump Tower with suction cups was the sports highlight of the week, hands down. I’m amazed it isn’t being proposed as a new Olympic sport. Meanwhile, one of the candidates had another terrible week. Lied about things; said stupid stuff to reporters. Yeah, that’s right—it was the one who fancies pantsuits. The media hardly seemed to notice. This week’s gallery, by the way, achieves »

The Week in Pictures: Trumplosion Edition?

Featured image I’m on the road this weekend—literally on the road, as in by car—so this gallery was actually posted up ahead of time a couple of days ago, during the flurry of media hype about an “intervention” with Donald Trump by senior GOP figures. I doubt this idea is very serious. Is Trump really going to listen to Newt Gingrich? What could go wrong? And what is the right nomenclature for »

The Week in Pictures: Unready for Hillary Edition

Featured image Well, how about that? Maybe the: Worst. Acceptance. Speech. Ever. But here we are. One hundred days to go. More thoughts on that tomorrow. For now, enjoy the amazing spectacle of a plausible Democratic convention marred only by the pathetic speech of . . . their nominee. And once again, the ascent of a Clinton is marked with the wreckage of people ruined along the way—I’m looking at you, Debbie »

Mid-Week in Pictures: Special DNC Edition

Featured image Yeah, there’s just too much piling up from the first 24 hours of the DNC, and I’m sure the last two days will offer even more material, so here’s a fillip for the meantime: And finally. . .  since the DNC is having trouble with the whole flag thing (never mind guns), let’s remind them how it’s done properly: »

The Week in Pictures: Trumpnado Edition

Featured image Really, can there be any other plausible subject line for this week’s gallery? Trump proved Thursday night that he can go toe-to-toe with Bill Clinton at least for looonnng speeches. Is this what Trump state of the union addresses will be like if he is elected? Meanwhile, Hillary has picked Tim Kaine, who she hopes is able. Or as one friend put it, the Democrats are offering a ticket of »

The Week in Pictures: Notorious Edition

Featured image Michael Walsh likes to describe the Democratic Party as a criminal conspiracy masquerading as a political party, but maybe we should just call them the “Notorious Party.” The Notorious RBG is already a well known moniker, but Crooked Hillary can be rendered Notorious Hillary, too. And Obama showed once again that he just can’t help himself. And finally. . . another Power Line reader exercises her First and Second Amendment »

The Week in Pictures: Clintons Forever Edition

Featured image We may as well just admit it. The Clintons are the undead of American politics, the zombies of our dead body politic. We’ll never be rid of them. The Energizer Bunny will run out of power before the Clinton’s run out of their will to power. Better pre-book Chelsea Clinton speeches now, before her $60,000 speaking fee goes up after mom moves into the White House. And finally. . . »

Mid-Week in Pictures: Special Clinton Edition

Featured image The shocking outcome of the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s perfidy demands a special edition of our Week in Pictures. Has there ever been a more sleazy family in politics? Well yes, the Kennedys certainly qualify, but have you noticed that in 50 years none of them has come close to the White House again? For that we can believe in some measure of cosmic justice. In this case? Well, »

The Week in Pictures: Brexit of Champions Edition

Featured image Between a Supreme Court that has totally lost its way without Nino, and a fresh terror attack that has thrown the Obama Administration into confusion (their standard operating mode on Islamic terrorism), it’s been a bad week. But there’s the supernova bright spot of Brexit to cheer us up—a gift that will keep on giving I expect. And finally. . . »

The Week in Pictures: Brexit Edition

Featured image What a week. It now seems like ages ago that a reporter was making fool of himself about how shooting an AR-15 gave him PTSD, and we were focused on the aftermath of the Orlando shooting and a rogue alligator at Disney. It seemed a cinch that the House Democrats sorry imitation of a pre-school juice box mafia would dominate the images of the week, but the dramatic Brexit vote »

The Week in Pictures: 2nd Amendment Edition

Featured image Mass shootings, by whatever kind of perpetrator, bring out the maximum ignorance from liberals and the media (but I repeat myself), but it’s even worse when the reaction involves averting one’s gaze from the growing problem of Islamic extremism in our midst. Good thing we have our cartoonists on the job. (And finally—something to change the subject from bathrooms.) Maybe we mistranslated Khruschchev all those years ago? Where Trump steaks »

The Week in Pictures: Glassy-Eyed Edition

So Hillary has supposedly broken through the “glass ceiling” by being the first woman to achieve a major party nomination. Margaret Thatcher and Golda Meir are yawning in the great beyond, especially since they never asked voters to vote for them because of their lady parts. And they made it entirely on their own, rather than on the tails (heh) of her husband. Somehow I can’t escape thinking of “Shattered »

The Week in Pictures: Big Gorilla Edition

Featured image Thought experiment: just suppose that the gorilla in the Cincinnati zoo was named “Trump” instead of “Harambe?” Wonder if the reaction would have been the same? Just say “Trump” around liberals these days, and see how high they jump. You don’t even need to ask how high. At least there wasn’t a Minnesota dentist involved this time. Meanwhile, we’re down to the last primary week of this election cycle, and »

The Week in Pictures: Going to Pot(ty) Edition

Featured image Pessimists used to like to say that the country was “going to pot.” But of course the new zeitgeist requires that we say that the country is “going to potty.” Any potty you want, apparently. Okay, I know this has become a dead-horse theme here (though some self-identifying horses, not to be confused with horse’s asses, will take exception to this figure of speech), but it’s the gift that keeps »

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 »