The Week In Pictures

The Week in Pictures: Groundhog Day Edition

Featured image Yeah, I know, it isn’t anywhere near February 2, but I go away for two weeks and I expect that some things might have changed while I was away. But no: the news is still: Trump, Trump, China, Trump, Hillary emails, Trump, the stock market, Trump, Biden??, Trump, Trump, NFL pre-season, Trump, and the Kardashians, whoever they are. Trump-Kardashian 2016? Or how about Trump-Jenner? And finally. . .   »

The Week in Pictures: Evergreen Edition

Featured image When a newspaper columnist goes on vacation but still owes regular pieces to his paper or distributor, they file a couple of “evergreen” columns—pieces about general interest subjects—sports, philosophy, whatever—not dependent on the day’s headlines. That’s my situation this week. Right now Power Line Baltic Command is retreating from Russia before the winter begins, and as internet at sea is apparently still transmitted by smoke signal, I thought I’d better »

The Week in Pictures: Meltdown Edition

Featured image One story I haven’t had time to chase down sufficiently is that the Obama “Clean Power Plan” is unfriendly to nuclear power, which shows that the reign of environmental correctness out of the 1970s is still with us. Out here in CA, a recent re-licensing hearing for the last remaining nuclear power plant in the state, Diablo Canyon, turned into the usual clown show. But if Diablo Canyon is shut »

The Week in Pictures: Post-Debate Edition

Featured image Well, by now you’ve read your fill of post debate vivisections of the candidates’ performance in the two debates sessions on Thursday, so all I’ll add is the general comment that when you consider that the Democrats: a) have a field of really old candidates with really old ideas (socialism? seriously?), and b) have scheduled a grand total of zero debates so far, you have a general sense of where the »

The Week in Pictures: Trump the Lionhearted Edition

Featured image It took the killing of a lion to knock Trump off the center point of attention this week. The only thing that could have made the whole scene more out of control is if the lion had been named Caitlyn, or if Planned Parenthood was caught selling baby lion organs. And is it just a coincidence that Hillary Clinton released her tax forms late on a Friday afternoon—the typical burial »

The Week in Pictures: The Trouble With Trumples Edition

Featured image There’s still just one story trumping, er . . . I mean, Trumping all others right now in the presidential race. The Donald represents the braggadocio of Muhammad Ali crossed with the serially escalating spectacle of Madonna. Maybe she will be his running mate? In any case, I’m starting to warm to Trump. Once it was pointed out that he owns both the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants, the »

The Week in Pictures: Brick in the Wall Edition

Featured image I commiserated with Mona Charen on the radio Monday that it’s been a bad month for conservatives, and it got worse as the week went on. First, the Iran agreement. Then the Chattanooga shootings that have the media and the government baffled as to motive. Gosh, if only the perp had a Confederate flag handy, everything would have been easy to figure out. At least Pluto was cool. And finally. »

The Week in Pictures: Greeced Skids Edition

Featured image Well, it looks like we’re in overtime for both the Iran nuclear talks and the Greek bailout comic opera. I think there’s secretly a race between the twin foreign policy establishments—ours from Foggy Bottom and the foggy-headed Eurocrat Brussel Spouts—to see who can make the worst possible deal. Prediction: the talks will be merged, and Iran will bail out Greece after sanctions are lifted, with a rocket base thrown in. »

The Week in Pictures: Human Events Edition

Featured image When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary to explain to a candid world how Independence Day became Dependence Day, well. . . it’s a long story. There’s only one thing to do: as Churchill said, “Keep buggering on.” (Question: Can we still say “buggering”? I’m badly confused about this. Either “buggering” is now wholly approved, or banned as an archaic macroaggression.) Happy 4th everybody. Go light a »

The Week in Pictures: Confederacy of Dunces Edition

Featured image So let’s see where we are in the space of a week: the old Confederate battle flag is coming down, to be replaced, it would seem, by the gay pride rainbow flag. The “reactionary” Supreme Court lived up to its billing, by going all-in for reactionary liberalism. It’s enough to make Ignatius Reilly emigrate to Rhodesia or somewhere. Meanwhile, we’re overlooking who may be the happiest folks today—divorce lawyers. And »

The Week In Pictures: Trumped-Up Edition

Featured image Donald Trump! The Donald! Duck! Yup, Donald Duck would be a more credible candidate.  I’ve got it—the perfect ticket: Trump-Dolezal 2016! Think of it as a pigment of your imagination. Who knew that Rachel Dolezal would keep on giving so generously. I hope she gets her “reality” show, since she clearly has no grasp on reality. Seems to be a pervasive problem on the left these days. In fact, why »

The Week in Pictures: The Trans-Everything Edition

Featured image Nietzsche spoke of the “transvaluation of all values,” but hoo boy even old mad Freddie might find our current scene more than a little off the hook. But there’s some good news this week: The Iowa Supreme Court has ruled that it’s legal to be drunk on your front porch, which will come as a significant relief to Iowa ethanol producers who may someday be forced to use ethanol as »

The Week in Pictures: FIFA Red Card Edition

Featured image I’ve got it! Bruce Caitlyn Jenner should be the new head of FIFA. What was more unlikely a year ago: that Bruce Jenner would switch teams, or that the hooligans who run international soccer would be brought to justice? Now both have happened. As Churchill put it in My Early Life, “Scarcely anything material or established which I was brought up to believe was permanent and vital, has lasted. Everything »

The Week in Pictures: Liberal Crack Up Edition

Featured image In looking for a theme for the week, it is hard to escape noticing the senescence of liberalism across the board. Obama is lame even for a lame duck, with the relentless advance of ISIS making a hash of his pronouncements about how we were on the road to defeating them. Bernie Sanders is stuck in a Galbraithian time warp; surely he’ll advocate regulating advertising after we ban Ban Roll-On. »

The Week in Pictures: Tactical Setback Edition

Featured image ISIS rolls over Ramadi and Palmyra, and Obama calls it a “tactical setback.” Hillary’s missing emails are a “tactical setback.” Riots in Baltimore and Ferguson? A “tactical sectback.” If the Supreme Court strikes down Obamacare subsidies next month in King v. Burwell? A “tactical setback,” I’m sure. Iran getting a nuclear weapon? Well it won’t happen on Obama’s watch, so it will be a “tactical setback” for someone else. And »

The Week in Pictures, or “This Weak, with George Stepalloverus”

Featured image So George Stepalloverus has been re-exposed as a Clinton toady (people around in the 1990s remember this). If he survives at ABC News it will confirm that the major media outlets are a small club dedicated to protecting Democrats—but we knew that, too. Meanwhile, we’re now up to more than three weeks that Madame Hillary has disdained to answer any  media questions. Another 500 days or so, and she’ll be »

The Week in Pictures: Deflations All Around Edition

Featured image New England Patriot footballs weren’t the only thing deflated this week. Liberalism in the UK deflated hard. Hillary’s presidential prospects continue to deflate. Big time Vegas boxing matches deflated hard. Home grown jihadis demonstrated their deflated intelligence by attempting to emulate the Charlie Hebdo massacre in . . . Texas. Let that sink in a moment. Do they not know about Texas in jihadi mosques? And finally:   »