The Washington Post keeps shilling for Antifa

Featured image The Washington Post made an editorial decision to label “racist” President Trump’s tweet suggesting that four radical, America-bashing congresswomen leave the country. The tweet isn’t racist, and the explanation for the editorial decision is so weak that it must be a pretext for printing “Trump” and “racist” together repeatedly in headlines and news stories. The Post’s ploy is annoying and amusing, at the same time. But there’s nothing funny about »

Trump Saves Lives At the Border

Featured imageWe are a few days late with this, but it bears repeating if you haven’t already seen it: deaths at the U.S.’s Southern border have declined during the Trump administration: Several Democratic presidential candidates tweeted their outrage. Senator Kamala Harris, tweeted: “Trump says, ‘Go back to where you came from.’ That is inhumane. Children are dying. This is a stain on our moral conscience.” Beto O’Rourke tweeted: “Trump is responsible »

Loose Ends (91)

Featured image• Right after the mid-term election last year, Trump was asked how the Democrats taking the House would work out for him. He replied: “It will probably be very good for me politically. I can see it being extremely good politically, because I think I’m better at that game than they are, actually.” Based on the events of the last couple weeks, you’d have to say he has a point. »

It’s time to confirm Daniel Jorjani

Featured imageOne of the pleasures of the Trump administration for me has been seeing highly qualified friends receive nominations for important positions. But as with many pleasures, there’s a downside. I have seen these friends attacked, slandered as racists, and blocked from confirmation. In some cases, they haven’t been confirmed yet. Take the case of Daniel Jorjani. I met Dan 20 years ago, when we both were just starting with the »

More Leftist Moonbattery Over the Moon

Featured imageNot content to leave things well enough alone, The Nation decided to go into full clown mode with this Tweet and article: Is the underlying article as bad as this Tweet suggests? You make the call: Within the United States, launch sites can exploit marginalized populations as well. For instance, industry and government agencies in the Mojave Desert region—one of the nation’s oldest sites for space activities—employ locals as manufacturers »

Observations on the Ilhan Omar Scandal

Featured imageDetails continue to emerge about the deceptions and frauds that Ilhan Omar has perpetrated over the last decade. For now, though, I want to step back and make two bigger-picture observations about the Omar story. First, the question of whether Omar married her brother in 2009 is really secondary. It is, of course, an attention grabber. (“There’s a lot of talk about the fact that she was married to her »

Is Trump causing Latinas to give birth prematurely?

Featured imageThe Washington Post wants us to believe he is. It cites several studies that apparently show an increase in premature births from Latinas since President Trump took office. Deep in the article we read an important disclaimer: Scott Sullivan, a maternal-fetal medicine professor at the Medical University of South Carolina, who was not involved in the study, cautioned against blaming Trump’s election. “The study doesn’t show that. It’s shows a »

The Moon @ 50

Featured imageLots of deserved recollections on the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing over the last few weeks and months. There’s not much need to repeat the main themes of the scientific marvel or adventurous spirit of that glorious enterprise. Some political aspects of Apollo, however, have not received sufficient attention. Specifically, the liberal attitude toward the moon landing is emblematic of how American liberalism had lost confidence in itself »

Rhyming Albuquerque

Featured imageThis morning I’m flying to Albuquerque on my way to St. John’s College in Santa Fe to study Montaigne’s “Apology for Raymond Sebond” next week. It’s the longest essay in Montaigne’s Essays, by far. I hope to deepen my understanding of this difficult essay over the next week. At the moment I will only say that Montaigne is a most humane and companionable writer. We have much to learn from »

Ocasio-Cortez copycats target veteran New York Dems

Featured imageThe New York Times reports that three long-serving New York Democratic House members are facing primary challenges from left-wing Democrats. The challengers hope to replicate the success of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who defeated party stalwart Joseph Crowley in a primary during the last cycle. The three targeted Dems are Jerrold Nadler, Eliot Engel, and Carolyn Maloney. Each has been in Congress for roughly 30 years. Nadler heads the Judiciary Committee; Engel, »

The Power Line Show, Ep 134: A Nationalist Revival?

Featured imageA specter is haunting . . . well, just about everybody: the specter of a revival of nationalism. This week I attended the National Conservatism Conference in Washington, which was sponsored by the brand new Edmund Burke Institute. As Christopher DeMuth put it, “who knew that the next big thing would be the nation-state?” Of course if you say you are in favor of “nationalism” these days, right away critics »

Who’s the Racist?

Featured imageCampus Reform made this video, in which an interviewer reads a quote about deporting illegal immigrants to college students and asks what they think about it. You can imagine. It turns out, though, that the quote is from President Obama in 2014. The students aren’t as embarrassed as they should be: Among other things, the video is a sad reminder of how uninformed most young people are these days. »

Is ESPN reverting to its old, leftist ways?

Featured imageFor years, ESPN indulged in left-wing politics. I wrote about this here and here. But John Skipper, under whose direction ESPN took this unfortunate turn, is no longer running the network. It turned out that he had an addiction problem. Also, ESPN was hurting financially. ESPN’s new head, Jimmy Pitaro, issued a directive — stop doing politics. To my knowledge, it has been followed. Earlier this week, however, an ESPN »

Kevin Diaz speaks

Featured imageKevin Diaz is the politics editor of the Star Tribune. He edited the page-one June 23 Star Tribune story by Patrick Coolican and Stephen Montemayor. The story sought to unravel Ilhan Omar’s marital arrangements in light of the Minnesota campaign finance board finding that Omar had filed joint tax returns with Ahmed Hirsi (to whom she was not legally married) while she was legally married to Ahmed Elmi. On July »

The Week in Pictures: Mod Squad Edition

Featured imageForget Mean Girls. The Mod Squad is a better appellation for the Fearsome Foursome who dominate the House Democratic Caucus. The premise of the original Mod Squad was described as “taking three rebellious, disaffected young social outcasts and convincing them to work as unarmed undercover detectives as an alternative to being incarcerated.” Now we just elect such people to Congress—incarceration of a different kind—and sit back with a yuuuge bucket »

The Times Covers Up for Omar

Featured imageOf all the Democratic Party press’s efforts to cover up the scandals surrounding Ilhan Omar, that of the New York Times is among the lamest. Linda Qiu purports to fact check the claim that Ilhan Omar was simultaneously married to two men, with one of those marriages–perhaps to her brother–being fraudulent. Of course, fact checking is easy when you don’t know anything about the facts. Rumors that Ms. Omar had »

Tucker Is On the Case

Featured imageThe Democratic Party press is desperately trying to cover up for Ilhan Omar. Perhaps the most laughable example is the New York Times, whose “fact check” I intend to write about later, when I have time. But the coverup is, I think, hopeless. Hundreds of thousands of people have read the post we published yesterday morning authored by David Steinberg. It is everywhere on Twitter and Facebook and has been »