Moral Clarity, Cartoon Version

Featured image My partners have been noting and decrying the moral obtuseness of leftists who have eulogized Fidel Castro (“the Tyrant,” as he is generally known among Cuban-Americans). Michael Ramirez offers a dose of moral clarity. Historical truth, too. The cartoon is titled “Cuban Cigar;” click to enlarge: »

Moral Imbecile Sweepstakes Goes to Overtime

Featured imageI thought it would be impossible to top the moral turpitude of Justin Trudeau, Jean-Claude Juncker, and Jesse Jackson yesterday, but I underestimated the capacities of The Nation, where Greg Grandin submits his entry for the prize: Castro almost outlasted 11 US presidents. . . Perhaps he just couldn’t bear the thought of President Donald Trump. Having been sanctimoniously lectured by all 11 US presidents on what constitutes proper democratic procedure, he »

Sunday morning coming down

Featured imageThey say deaths come in three, and the death of Mose Allison on November 15 at the age of 89 might be offered as evidence to prove the point. Mose’s death closely followed the deaths of Leonard Cohen on November 7 and Leon Russell on November 13. I want to seize the occasion to draw attention to his work. Allison pursued a long and almost unbelievably productive career as a »

#TrudeauEulogies: A selection

Featured imageCanadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s eulogy of Fidel Castro illustrates the repulsive relativism of the left. Trudeau is proud of the eulogy. He seeks to publicize it. Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be liberals. They become cretins. This is the way it ends: It is with deep sorrow that I learned today of the death of Cuba’s longest serving President. Fidel Castro was a larger than life »

Castro wanted nuclear war [UPDATED]

Featured imageIn my post about Fidel Castro’s death I wrote: “It has never been clear to me whether Castro asked the Soviets for missiles or whether the Soviets initiated the idea and Castro agreed (as the New York Times says).” But wherever that idea originated, the evidence is that Castro advocated striking the U.S. with Soviet nukes. In other words, he called for thermonuclear war. Here, via Andrew Stuttaford, is an »

Dems’ smear campaign against Sessions likely to backfire

Featured imageIt has become clear that, at least until Donald Trump nominates a Supreme Court Justice (and quite possibly beyond that point), congressional Democrats intend to make opposition to Sen. Jeff Sessions’ nomination as Attorney General the centerpiece of their early resistance to the new president. The talking point you will hear and read about the most is alleged racism by Sen. Sessions. However, the true reasons for the opposition are »

Russia freakout

Featured imageThe freakout over Donald Trump’s alleged love affair with Vladimir Putin may or may not have a firm basis in reality. But to the extent that it’s Democrats who are freaking out, I can’t help but note their hypocrisy. It was President Obama and then-Secretary of State Clinton who gave us the Russian reset, one consequence of which was to deny Poland and the Czech Republic a missile shield. It »

Moral Imbecile of the Week (Updated)

Featured imageIt’s not even noon yet out here on the Left Coast, and while the competition is very keen to see who can make the greatest fool of himself fawning over Fidel Castro, I think we can declare a winner already in the sweepstakes for Greatest Moral Imbecile of the Week. First runner up is Justin Trudeau, the current nincompoop running Canada. Here’s his complete statement: The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, »

Mark Falcoff: Castro’s demise

Featured imageI invited our occasional contributor Mark Falcoff to comment on the death of Fidel Castro. Mark writes: The demise of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro had been predicted for so long (and so wrongly) that it is difficult to believe that he is finally gone at last. What can one say about this man and his country? Castro always saw himself as a world-historical figure, defying the United States and converting »

The Week in Pictures: Black Friday/Saturday Edition

Featured imageIsn’t “Black Friday” racist? Or consumerist? Or something politically incorrect? Of course it is. I don’t know exactly why, but there must be some reason. Anyway, the hangover from the election must be setting a new hangover record—well beyond the imagination of the most enthusiastic St. Patrick’s Day reveler. Which is saying something. Me: I spent Black Friday at the beach, and am going to spend Black Saturday at wineries. »

Wheels Within Wheels

Featured imageMy initial thought on election night when the anemic John Podesta came to the Javits Center to tell the “I’m With Her” faithful to go home was that the Clinton camp was huddled preparing to challenge the results of the election in several close states. There are a few reports, not yet substantiated, that Hillary was in a rage and not physically able to come to the Javits Center herself. »

News for DC Readers

Featured imageFor our DC area readers, I’ll be back in Washington Tuesday afternoon participating in a conference about the election and its aftermath at the National Press Club, sponsored by my host organization at Berkeley, the Institute of Governmental Studies. Here’s the link with the complete rundown of people on the panels, and the EventBrite link to RSVP if you want to attend this free event. I’m pretty sure there will »

Recount Freakout [with comment by Paul]

Featured imageIf you’re a liberal, anything is better than admitting that you lost. So now, just weeks after cautioning Donald Trump’s supporters that they had better accept the results of the election (unlike the Democrats in 2000 and 2004), Democrats led by Jill Stein are demanding recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. Left-wingers have donated millions of dollars, and the Hillary Clinton campaign has announced that it will participate in Stein’s »

Stick This in Your Pipeline

Featured imageThe next radical environmental tactic is now evident for eyes to see: block all infrastructure projects—especially oil and gas pipelines—with criminal trespass and obstruction. Having killed the Keystone pipeline (only temporarily, now that Trump is going to approve it once he takes office), the red-greenies are trying to stop the Dakota Access pipeline that has received all of its regulatory permits. Naturally environmentalists have to lie about the whole matter, »

Only the wrong survive [With Comment by John]

Featured imageThe peaceful death of the brutal Communist butcher and dictator at the ripe old age of 90 cannot help but trouble those of us who would like to believe in the hand of providence in history. Celebrated by the left, by the mainstream media (but then I repeat myself) and by fools all over the world, Castro was a truly evil tyrant. His death couldn’t come too soon. It came »

Fidel Castro finally dies

Featured imageFidel Castro has died. He was 90 years old. It will be fascinating to read and view the mainstream media’s treatment of the dead dictator. I wonder to what extent the MSM, which wants to resist “normalizing” Donald Trump, will normalize the Cuban tyrant and his regime, as President Obama has done to some extent. I expect we will see at least a few stories in the “he did some »

Medical Journal Freakout

Featured imageThe Lancet, founded in 1823, is one of the world’s leading medical journals. Like pretty much all institutions, it has been taken over by the Left, and in recent years has not hesitated to opine on politics as well as medicine. Still, the journal’s editorial titled President Trump is pretty jarring. It begins by quoting from a speech by one David Stuckler at the European Public Health Conference in Vienna, »