The Daily Chart: Deport the Media?

Featured image CBS News released its latest poll a few days ago, showing—big surprise!—the race between Biden and Trump remains very very close, despite the jury verdict against Trump. But it seems to me that CBS buries the lede. The headline is “Trump and Biden neck and neck nationally and in battlegrounds.” This is news? But scroll down far enough and you find this result: Here’s how CBS explains it: A nearly »

Feeding our Fraud: Raids continue

Featured imageThe case of the bribed juror — $120,000 of cash in a Hallmark gift bag with a promise of more to come — in the first of the trials in the Feeding Our Future case may be more important than the massive fraud. The Feeding Our Future fraud was audacious and the amount of money involved revolting, but the assault on the system represented by the bribe is something else. »

What they were thinking

Featured imageWhen alumni descended on Columbia University to celebrate their class reunions on May 31, one panel of professors and administrators focused on the past, present, and future of Jewish life on campus. The event featured former dean Columbia Law School dean David Schizer, who co-chaired the university’s task force on anti-Semitism; the executive director of Columbia’s Kraft Center for Jewish Life, Brian Cohen; the school’s dean of religious life, Ian »

Contempt for Garland

Featured imageHouse Republicans voted to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt — they don’t like him either, but the vote was official business. They voted to hold him in contempt of Congress for failing to turn over the subpoenaed recording of President Biden’s interview with special counsel Robert Hur. Hur found President Biden to be incompetent to stand trial and thus found charges based on Biden’s mishandling of classified documents »

Operation Olympic Gold Putback

Featured imageJerry West, Jay Arnette, Walt Bellamy, Bob Boozer, Terry Dischinger, Burdette Haldorson, Darrall Imhof, Allen Kelley, Lester Lane, Jerry Lucas, Oscar Robertson, and Adrian Smith were members of the U.S. basketball team that won gold at the 1960 Olympics in Rome, defeating opponents by more than 40 points per game. Nine of the American players moved on to the professional ranks, and in 2010 the Basketball Hall of Fame enshrined »

The Times Backpedals On Immigration

Featured imageDemocrats saw what happened in Europe last week, and they can read the polls. The Biden administration’s policy of mass illegal immigration is hugely unpopular, and after nearly four feckless years, the Democrats are finally going to pay a price. So this morning’s New York Times email suggests that it is time to change course. The Times begins by acknowledging that current levels of immigration (legal and illegal) are more »

Anti-Semitism In New York

Featured imageIn the last 48 hours, there have been two horrific anti-Semitic incidents in New York City. On Monday, a gang of masked thugs took over a subway car, following a pro-Hamas demonstration: Masked anti-Israel protesters took over a New York City subway car on Monday and demanded to know if there were any “Zionists” on the train — then warned them: “This is your chance to get out.” The sickening »

The content of his character

Featured imageBoston Celtics head coach Joe Mazzulla has shepherded his team to the NBA Finals. This past Saturday a reporter sought unsuccessfully to extract Mazzulla’s reflections on the color of his skin along with that of his Dallas Mavericks counterpart. I hadn’t heard of Mazzulla before the finals. I saw enough of Mavs head coach Jason Kidd during his team’s beatdown of the Minnesota Timberwolves in the semi-final round to last »

Federer’s Dartmouth smash

Featured imageI last attended a Dartmouth commencement for my youngest daughter’s graduation nine years ago and wrote up “Notes on Dartmouth commencement ’15.” Dartmouth holds the commencement ceremony outdoors rain or shine. In 2010 we had attended commencement on the Green for our middle daughter when it was rainy and cold. In 2015 the skies cleared around 9:30, leaving a few clouds hanging like feathers in the sky. The temperature reached »

Don’t Believe Your Lying Eyes!

Featured imageHere is another way to tell that Democrats are panicking: They feel obliged to deal, somehow, with the fact that Joe Biden is senile. The Washington Post headlines: “How Republicans used misleading videos to attack Biden in a 24-hour period.” President Biden, who at 81 is a couple of decades younger than many of the veterans he honored during Thursday’s D-Day commemoration in Normandy… Well then, he is practically youthful! »

How to Tell Democrats Are Panicking

Featured imageNate Silver has got everyone’s attention with the latest finding that Joe Biden’ approval rating has fallen to 37.4%. This is catastrophically low, solid Jimmy Carter territory. Bu if you really want to see Democratic panic taking hold, check out Ian Millhiser at Vox: Justices Sotomayor and Kagan must retire now Let’s not beat around the bush. It is more likely than not that Donald Trump will return to the »

The Daily Chart: Bias at the NY Times? Who Knew?

Featured imageDemonstrating leftist bias at the New York Times is hardly a dog-bites-man story, but it is notable when the evidence is offered by The Economist, which is about as mainstream a media outlet as you can find. In a feature entitled “Is the New York Times Bestseller List Politically Biased?,” The Economist concludes with a firm Yes: To determine whether such claims [of ideological bias] are fact or fiction, The »

Jerry West Steps Off Court

Featured imageAs the sign proclaims, Chelyan, West Virginia, is the home of “NBA Great Jerry West,” who passed away on Wednesday at the age of 86. The three-time Hall of Famer, known as “Mr. Clutch,” was an NBA all-star every year of his career, and the only player to win finals MVP on the losing side. West was on the winning side only once, in 1971-72, when he was paired with »

Quotations from Chairman Joe

Featured imageThe White House has now posted its official transcript of “Remarks by President Biden Hosting a Juneteenth Concert.” I posted video clips of Biden’s remarks here yesterday before the transcript was posted. Spectator deputy editor Freddy Gray draws on this passage in his long Daily Mail column on Biden’s senility: These Black soldiers were a link in a distinguished line of patriots, enslaved and free, who risked their lives in »

Killer Hearing

Featured image“A parole hearing was held Monday for Indigenous activist Leonard Peltier,” the Associated Press reports. As Sir Bedevire (Terry Jones) might wonder, who is this who is so wise in the ways of Indigenous People, and why does he seek parole? As the AP explains, Peltier has “spent most of his life in prison since his conviction in the 1975 killings of two FBI agents in South Dakota.” So the »

The Texas Stock Exchange

Featured imageTexas has long been known for stockyards, but now it may also be known as the home of a stock exchange. The Wall Street Journal reports: Earlier this week, the [Texas Stock Exchange] announced that it had raised about $120 million to launch a Dallas-based stock exchange that would let companies save money on costs of complying with NYSE and Nasdaq listing rules. The TXSE, as it is known for »

The Biden defense

Featured imageHunter Biden had essentially no defense to the felony gun charges of which we was convicted today. To the extent he had one, it was represented by the presence of Jill Biden sitting in court behind him. Hunter had only the Biden defense: I am Biden. Hear me roar. Don’t screw with me. It has proved a strong and malleable defense, but it came up short today. Given the brevity »