Tonight’s debate

Featured image Here’s what to expect from tonight’s debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump: Fireworks from Trump. The fireworks probably won’t differ significantly from the ones we saw at the second debate, though we may hear more about “rigged elections.” Perhaps Clinton will goad Trump into taking things to a new level. If so, the debate will be worth watching. Otherwise, not really. Here’s what not to expect from the debate: »

Yes, He Was a Nazi [With Comment by John]

Featured imageNo, I don’t mean the current or any past Republican nominee. I’ll leave that perennial charge to Democratic Party agitprop writers. I refer to Martin Heidegger, often regarded as the most significant philosopher of the 20th century, and certainly one of the main sources of leftist postmodern philosophy, even if many ignorant leftists today don’t know it. Heidegger’s affinity for Nazism has long been disputed by his fans, or at »

The case of Patrick Kennedy

Featured imageThere is a whole lot of lyin’ goin’ on in the matter of Under Secretary of State Patrick Kennedy and the quid pro quo discussed in the latest batch of FBI 302s released in the Clinton email investigation, such as it was. The lyin’ makes it difficult to see through fog. At the Weekly Standard, Steve Hayes lucidly explains it all and concludes with a glimpse of the Liar-in-Chief speaking »

Patrick Kennedy, Hillary Clinton’s fixer

Featured imagePatrick Kennedy, the State Department official who tried to get the FBI to change email classifications in exchange for helping the FBI meet its staffing needs in Bagdhad, is what they used to call a “fixer.” A fixer is not quite the same thing as a henchman. Cheryl Mills played that role at the Clinton State Department. Kennedy has been a fixer in both Democratic and Republican administrations. But until »

The case of General Cartwright

Featured imageThe FBI and the Department of Justice seem to think that they have restored some of the credibility they lost giving Hillary Clinton a pass in the Clinton email investigation. They think they have helped themselves by investigating former member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff vice chairman General James E. Cartwright (President Obama’s favorite general) and securing a guilty plea from him for making false statements to the FBI »

A preview of coming attractions

Featured imageYou may have missed the news that a DNC/Clinton campaign bus was caught yesterday in the act of unloading the contents its sanitary system on the side of the street in Lawrenceville, Georgia. The local CBS News affiliate reported on the incident in the video below. Since the television report aired yesterday, the DNC has issued an apology. They call it “an honest mistake.” They explained: “We were unaware of »

The Trump-Ryan fight is a good thing

Featured imageEver since Speaker Ryan declined to appear with Donald Trump after the Billy Bush tape became public, Trump has been attacking Ryan. His latest claim is that Ryan has backed away from Trump in order to facilitate a 2020 presidential bid. The claim is absurd. Ryan backed Trump for months when it looked like Trump might win. Now that it’s almost certain Trump won’t win, Ryan doesn’t improve his presidential »

Here We Go Again

Featured imageWe’ve come a long way from the Lincoln-Douglas debates. Tomorrow’s National Enquirer features a story about a former Hillary Clinton “bagman” who supposedly is prepared to tell all: Live by the smear, die by the smear, perhaps. One has to take the Enquirer somewhat seriously after their John Edwards scoop, a story that likely was known to any number of “mainstream” journalists. It’s not clear they have the goods on »

The Lighter Side of Trump

Featured imageOne of Donald Trump’s defects is that he doesn’t seem to have much of a sense of humor. There doesn’t seem to be much lighter side to him in his public presentation. Even in grim times, it usually works in politics to show some sense of humor, especially the self-deprecating kind (see: JFK, Reagan, Lincoln, Churchill, etc). But then there’s this video, where Trump plays to his image perfectly with »

Trump Is Right About Press Rigging Election. But…

Featured imageOver the last several days, headlines have blared Donald Trump’s claim that the presidential election is “rigged.” When he initially said this, it was clear that he meant it was being rigged by the media, through biased news coverage, as in this tweet: Election is being rigged by the media, in a coordinated effort with the Clinton campaign, by putting stories that never happened into news! — Donald J. Trump »

Howard Dean can’t keep up either

Featured imageJohn was up late last night reporting on the latest disclosures in the Clinton email scandal and related matters for Power Line readers (here, here and here). It’s almost impossible to keep up with the evidence of Clinton misconduct, wrongdoing and illegality that continues to emerge. It is overwhelming. Are you feeling run down trying to keep up with the news? Have you found it impossible to absorb the revelations? »

Apocalypse some other time

Featured imageDabiq is the Syrian village that ISIS promised would be the scene of an apocalyptic showdown, an Armageddon, in which Muslims would win a great battle against the infidels, consisting of 80 nations each ten thousand strong. But recently, as I noted here, ISIS had to abandon Dabiq under pressure from Free Syrian rebels backed by Turkish and U.S. air power. ISIS’s occupation ended not with an apocalypse, but a »

Undercover Video Shows Democrats Plotting Violence at Trump Rallies

Featured imageJames O’Keefe has done it again. His latest video takes us deep into the dark side of the Democratic Party, where operatives, including at least one convicted criminal, do the bidding of the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign. The principal topic is violence–that is, the effort by the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign to provoke violence at Donald Trump rallies. There are some shocking admissions, »

Today’s Happy Climate News!

Featured imageI can’t decide whether this story is proof that climate change isn’t all gloom-and-doom all the time, or whether climate change is just one more aspect of the Oppressive Patriarchy. From Science Daily: Climate change will see some males get sexier A common marine crustacean has shown researchers that it’s all set to beat climate change – the males will get more attractive to the females, with a resulting population »

The Unseriousness of Libertarians

Featured imageI’ve got a major article about the election appearing later this week—stand by for details—but I’ll share one sentence of the draft here: “The fecklessness of the Libertarian Party in this election cycle, when a vigorous libertarian campaign might have broken out and possibly taken the election, means that we never have to take libertarians seriously again.” It seems I’m not the only person with this view. Writing in The »

The groping game

Featured imageThe Democrats must be feeling good about having made groping a major issue, perhaps the major issue, in this year’s presidential election. But Republicans can play that game too, and Sen. Marco Rubio played it last night. The Daily Caller reports: Florida Sen. Marco Rubio turned the tables on Democratic Rep. Patrick Murphy during their debate Monday night, calling out Murphy for posting a picture on Facebook in which he »

The Rosenberg File, 60 Minutes style (2)

Featured imageThis past Sunday 60 Minutes presented the Rosenberg spy case for dummies — i.e., for viewers with no knowledge of the ancient history it purported to relate. As John Schindler explains, the 60 Minutes story is deficient in critical respects. In February 2015 C-SPAN recorded an outstanding panel at the National Archives including John Earl Haynes, Ronald Radosh, Steven Usdin, Allen Hornblum and Mark Kramer discussing the case. Collectively, these »