The Soul of Moderation [Updated]

Featured image Today Instapundit linked to a test you can take that will situate you on two axes. One is from left to right on economic issues, the other is authoritarian vs. libertarian. Having some minutes to spare, I took the test. This is the profile it delivered: So, somewhat on the right on economic issues, and slightly tilting toward the libertarian, but close to the middle on both axes. That might »

Doddering On

Featured imageHere is Joe Biden, talking about…something, it is hard to say what. Mostly he seems to be trying to stay awake: He's not well. — Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) May 24, 2024 Joe Biden is visibly, obviously senile. I don’t think the question is so much, will he win in November? as, will he still be alive in November? But let’s assume he makes it to the finish line, »

Ready to celebrate

Featured imagePresident Biden is preparing to celebrate the conviction of Donald Trump in the New York State front of the lawfare campaign against him. That’s what can be gleaned from the NBC News story on the prospect. The NBC reporters call it “a shift to a new, more aggressive posture” about the proceedings. One might think that the participation of Matthew Colangelo, a former senior Department of Justice official as a »

Barry Goes Begging for Biden

Featured imageHoop fans who miss games can Google “NBA Scores” and find box scores, player statistics and YouTube summaries with all the key plays. In brief commercials on these videos, Biden and Obama have been asking for support. Following the Dallas Mavericks victory over Minnesota on May 24, it was Obama alone urging contributions to Joe Biden’s campaign. Viewers might think his handlers consider Biden unfit to make the plea himself, »


Featured imageAs Senators John Kennedy and Ted Cruz noted, Biden nominee Sarah Netburn accepted the claim of William McClain that he was “entirely a woman” and sent the six-foot-two serial child rapist “July Justine Shelby” to a women’s prison. In similar style, Obama judge Jon Tigar believed convicted murderer Rodney Quine’s claim to be a woman, ordered sex-change surgery paid by taxpayers, and “Shiloh Heavenly Quine” duly landed in a women’s »

Criminal evidence

Featured imageHunter Biden’s laptop presents as a case study of the cooperation among the mainstream media — I would give pride of place to Natasha Bertrand and Politico, but they had a lot of company — the Democratic Party, and the deep state in the service of Our Democracy™, or Their Democracy. This week the Biden Department of Justice vouched for the authenticity of the laptop in its prosecution of Chairman »

Jane, It Isn’t Going to Work

Featured imageI don’t think I ever saw “Barbarella,” but I remember the Jane Fonda of those days. That was a long, long time ago. Nowadays, Fonda is campaigning to return us to the pre-modern era by encouraging a “p***y boycott” of anyone involved in the fossil fuel industry. Note that her phrase is bleeped here; the twitter post that I originally saw has been deleted: At 86, Jane Fonda is not »

Podcast Note: Hiatus Week, But. . .

Featured imageUnfortunately there won’t be a regular installment of the Three Whisky Happy Hour podcast this week. I am over in Rome at the present moment, while John Yoo is actually airborne today en route to meet up with me for a conference on the Rule of Law in Europe which prevented finding a time when the three of us could link up even virtually. For the moment the conference has »

Chimes of freedom

Featured imageBob Dylan celebrates his 83rd birthday today. When he snagged the Nobel Prize for Literature a few years ago, I pulled out all the stops by posting a big set of my favorite covers of his songs. I don’t have any stops left to pull, but I’m adding another cover or two (again) this year in honor of his birthday today. Dylan is first and foremost a songwriter. See, for »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured imageAmmo Grrrll is pretty sure that AFAB IS A FIB AND GIVES ME AFiB. She writes: So I go to a nice, respected MEDICAL site to find out how much potassium is in a baked potato, okay? At a recent medical check-up, my potassium levels were measured and found wanting. Anyway, at this site, there’s a nice long article about why potassium is important, a list of foods that are »

Kamala: “Speaking Without Thinking”

Featured imageOne clear sign that the Democrat-Hollywood Axis is in panic mode about Biden’s re-election is that the reliably left Daily Show has produced this devastating takedown of Kamala Harris, because even the dim bulbs among Democrats know that Harris would fare even worse against Trump in November if Biden somehow drops out. So the ground needs to be prepared for a completely new ticket. Check it out. As several commentators »

The Week in Pictures: Bantering Over Banners

Featured imageI think Justice Alito or his wife should burn the flag rather than flying it upside down, because the left wouldn’t know how to react since they approve of flag-burning as a protest device. Heh. In any case, I hope Mrs. Alito starts wearing a Harrison Butker jersey to the grocery store. Nothing would make impeachment happen faster than that. Headlines of the week, starting with a reminder that life »

In Rafah and Times Square

Featured imageI had a busy day today, among other things writing this piece, on Minneapolis four years after the George Floyd riots, for the New York Post. Catching up on Twitter, it looks like the IDF is making good progress in Rafah. As always, the “Palestinians” are great at terrorizing women and children, not so great at fighting actual soldiers: This is huge! Over 900 Hamas terrorists have surrendered in Rafah. »

The Daily Chart: Newsroom Turbulence

Featured imageBy now most readers have heard about the extreme clear air turbulence that a Singapore Airlines jumbo jet that left one passenger dead (an apparent heart attack) and several others seriously injured. You knew what was coming next: the media, taking orders from the usual idiots, declaring that climate change is the cause of this rare event. So kudos to Rupa Subramanya at The Free Press for writing “Stop Making »

Not dark yet

Featured imageToday is the birthday of Minnesota native son Bob Dylan. He turns the ripe old age of 83. It’s not dark yet, but it’s getting there. I want to celebrate him as long we’re both still around to enjoy the occasion. He is a remarkable artist, self-invented, deep in the American grain. A few years back I visited Dylan’s old home at 2425 7th Avenue East in Hibbing. The house »

DEI Can Get You Killed

Featured imageInsiders at UCLA’s medical school apparently have shared information with the Free Beacon that shows the destructive impact of racism–DEI–on medical schools. The story by Aaron Sibarium begins with an anecdote: [W]hen it came time for the admissions committee to consider one such student in November 2021—a black applicant with grades and test scores far below the UCLA average—some members of the committee felt that this particular candidate, based on »

The Apple Didn’t Fall Far From the Tree

Featured imageOK, I know Joe Biden is senile. But even so, the fact that he could utter these words beggars belief: Biden: "I say to every young man thinking of getting married, marry into a family with five or more daughters … One of them will always love you" — The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) May 21, 2024 Maybe poor Hunter never had a chance. »