The Dems’ apocalypse primary

Featured image The mischievous crew at the Washington Free Beacon has compiled the entertaining supercuts video posted by Andrew Stiles under the headline “The apocalypse primary.” Students of ancient history may recognize the opening few seconds of the video from the “daisy ad” the Democrats ran against Barry Goldwater in support of Lyndon Johnson in the 1964 presidential campaign — it was famous long ago. Whence should have come the expression “gilding »

End of the Mueller affair

Featured imageRobert Mueller is closing up shop. He has delivered his report to Attorney General Barr. No more indictments will be secured by his office: CNN hardest hit. What have we learned? Paul comments cautiously here. I throw caution out the window to make these provisional observations and comments. Mueller has secured the indictment of 34 individuals (and three companies). A few of the individuals would have rolled merrily along but »

Report: Mueller not recommending any more indictments

Featured imageAs Steve notes, special counsel Robert Mueller has submitted his report to attorney general William Barr. This completes the Mueller investigation, though not its outgrowth in the office of the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York. Fox News reports that Mueller has not recommended any new indictments. Thus, President Trump will not be indicted based on the Mueller report. What we don’t know is why. Is it »

The Week in Pictures: Mueller Time at Last!

Featured imageFinally, we have white smoke from the Justice Department chimney! Habemus Muelleri Reportam!  But what’s in it? Right now the speculation is the report has so little red meat that vegans could swallow it. Mueller? Mueller? Anyone?  But this is just a Deep State distraction from how pathetic the Democratic 2020 presidential field is. Has there ever been a more perfect Democratic candidate than Beto? He is the ultimate self-referential candidate, »

More Free Speech Wins

Featured imageI agree with Paul and Stanley Kurtz that President Trump’s order on campus free speech represents a significant step forward. The Minneapolis Star Tribune, on the other hand, quotes Minnesota education authorities assuring us the order won’t change a thing: President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday upholding freedom of speech on college campuses — a move some local higher education officials shrugged off as a highly visible case »

Breaking: Mueller Delivers His Report

Featured imageJust this morning I offered this reflection on Twitter: But just now the news broke that special counsel Robert Mueller has delivered his report on the Trump—Russia collusion investigation to Attorney General Barr. Godot showed up after all. Cue the media frenzy. Not sure how long it will be before we find out what’s in the report, but it’s going to be a long weekend in the newsrooms, where the »

Trump’s free speech on campus order, Stanley Kurtz’s take

Featured imageStanley Kurtz has devoted a vast amount of time and energy to the fight for freedom of expression on college campuses. I can’t think of anyone better qualified than Stanley to comment on President Trump’s executive order on the subject. Stanley strongly supports the order. He considers it “an inflection point in a decades-long struggle over the direction of the American academy” and indeed “a game-changer.” Stanley makes short work »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured imageAmmo Grrrll is not seeking higher office and therefore can identify STUPID AND DANGEROUS RULES FOR GIRLS. She writes: The awesome Heather Mac Donald had her usual brilliant take a few weeks ago on Joni Ernst’s disappointing objections to Neomi Rao’s judicial confirmation based on her college writing about what women can and should do to protect themselves from sexual assault. As I understand Senator Ernst’s objections, the new rule »

It’s Omar’s Party Now

Featured imageWhen freshman Congresswoman Ilhan Omar came out with smears whose anti-Semitic nature couldn’t be denied, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer responded rapidly, with unequivocal denunciation. But when Pelosi tried to steer a resolution condemning anti-Semitism through the House, her party’s young radicals, who rightly view themselves as representative of the Democrats’ base, rebelled. Omar and her fellow “progressives” won the day, and Pelosi replaced her anti-Semitism resolution with one so »

We get it, Trump never liked McCain

Featured imageThe late John McCain was capable of true graciousness, but if you got on the wrong side of him he was a nasty piece of work. You could say the same thing about President Trump, if you took out the part about graciousness. Once candidate Trump ridiculously denied that McCain was a war hero, the Senator’s nasty piece of work side was always going to prevail in his approach to »

The curious case of Ilhan Omar revisited

Featured imageIlhan Omar has refused to answer substantive questions regarding her marriage to husband number 2, Ahmed Nur Said Elmi. I think is fair to infer that Elmi is her brother and that she entered the marriage for some dishonest purpose. If so, the dishonest purpose would likely have something to do with student aid while she and Elmi went to college in Fargo at North Dakota State University. If Omar »

The Dem Candidates, As Rendered by Michael Scott

Featured imageYou don’t need to have been a fan of The Office to appreciate this brilliant treatment of the Democrats’ 2020 presidential field, as assembled by the good folks at the Free Beacon: »

It’s Official—Moore Power to the Fed!

Featured imageTrump announced the following big news this morning: As it happens, I was with Steve Moore most of the day yesterday at an undisclosed East Coast location, talking of many things, but high among them how much fun it was going to be to watch the left freak out over his nomination. I said I hoped the announcement would be delayed long enough for the NSA to set up a »

Amy Klobuchar, regressive prosecutor

Featured imageBeing a prosecutor has long been a steppingstone for lawyers who aspire to higher office. But this might not be true anymore for Democrats. The problem is that Democrats have become ambivalent about law enforcement, and hostile towards the police. This puts Democratic prosecutors in a bind. They risk the early derailment of their career if they are ambivalent about law enforcement and hostile towards the police. Just ask Baltimore’s »

Trump set to issue order on campus free speech

Featured imageAs I write this, President Trump is poised to issue (or perhaps has just issued) an executive order directing federal agencies to tie research and education grants for colleges and universities to more aggressive enforcement of the First Amendment. Trump had announced his intention to issue such an order at the CPAC conference last month. According to the Wall Street Journal, the order instructs agencies, including the Departments of Education, »

The Hard Lasch the Left Deserves

Featured imageDon’t ask me to explain why just now, but lately I reread Christopher Lasch’s last book, The Revolt of the Elites, published in 1995 shortly after his death. I recall disliking the book somewhat back then, in part because I had a bias against Lasch, who not only sympathized with the New Left in the 1960s, but whose 1978 book The Culture of Narcissism was said to be one of »

Old Leftists Never Fade Away….

Featured imageWe wrote last June about New Yorker fact-checker Talia Lavin, who falsely accused a disabled veteran of being a “Nazi” because she misinterpreted his military tattoo. It made quite a stir at the time, and the New Yorker fired Lavin. Her libel of the amputee veteran wasn’t a one-off; she hates Republicans, or suspected Republicans, in general: The truth of the matter is that anyone who willingly declares themselves [sic] »