Author Archives: John Hinderaker

Believe All Women?

Featured image You may have read about the case of Alice Sebold and Anthony Broadwater. Sebold is now a pretty well-known novelist; Broadwater spent 16 years in prison after being convicted of raping Sebold when she was 18 years old. Sebold wrote a memoir titled Lucky about her rape and the prosecution of Broadwater, which started her on her way to literary success. But Broadwater has now been exonerated and his conviction »

Who’s In Favor of Looting?

Featured image Apple CEO Tim Cook, for one. This was his comment during the George Floyd riots that devastated the Uptown area of Minneapolis: As it happens, Apple had a store only blocks away from the center of the George Floyd riots. The store was damaged during those riots. Subsequently, in June 2021, Winston Boogie Smith fired at police officers who were closing in on him in the parking ramp for the »

We Need More Republicans Like This One

Featured image In the last few years, partly because of Trumpian outreach and partly because of Democratic Party excess, more and more minority voters are swinging to the GOP. This is a trend that we need to encourage, with constant outreach and with good candidates. One such candidate may have emerged in Nevada: world champion fighter Jessie Vargas. Vargas, 32, is an excellent boxer, with a professional record of 29 wins, three »

“I Didn’t Pull the Trigger”

Featured image To whom do liberals go when they want to tell their career-threatening stories to a sympathetic listener? Well, to be fair, they have several choices, but George Stephanopoulos is perhaps the favorite. So Alec Baldwin sought out Stephanopoulos to explain how he came to shoot and kill Halyna Hutchins. Today ABC News released a preview clip of that interview: In his first interview since the deadly Oct. 21 shooting, a »

How Racist Are Our Highways?

Featured image In recent months, liberals have floated the idea that the U.S. highway system is “racist,” and therefore vast amounts of money must be spent to expunge that taint. Pete Buttigieg caught quite a bit of flak for making this claim, but did not back off from it. Supposedly, one shining example of racist highway construction is Interstate Highway 94, which links Minneapolis and St. Paul. The claim against I-94 is »

Will Twitter Censor Images of Riots?

Featured image Jack Dorsey has only been gone for one day, and already Twitter has announced a change to its policies that may significantly impair the site’s news value. Twitter has expanded its “private information policy” to ban publication of “media of private individuals without the permission of the person(s) depicted.” “Media” would be photos and videos. This means that any video footage or pictures of BLM/Antifa riots, Kyle Rittenhouse exercising his »

Joe Biden, Communist Chinese Stooge?

Featured image Hunter Biden is a drug-addled degenerate who probably is not competitively employable. Despite those handicaps, he and his uncle Jim Biden cut a wide swath, making or trying to make major deals with giant Chinese companies that presumably are arms of the Chinese Communist Party. What did Jim and Hunter Biden bring to the table in negotiating these deals? Obviously, it was the political influence of Joe Biden, at the »

What Happens When Leftists Govern a City

Featured image I have lived in the Twin Cities metropolitan area since 1974, roughly half that time in the city of Minneapolis and half the time in the suburbs. As everyone knows, Minneapolis is in a steep decline due to out of control crime that began with the George Floyd riots. How bad is it? I don’t ever recall hearing the word “carjacking” in connection with the Twin Cities until 2020, when »

Time to Ban Self-Driving Cars?

Featured image Earlier this afternoon CNN tweeted about the mass murder carried out by Darrell Brooks in Waukesha, Wisconsin, one week ago: Waukesha will hold a moment of silence today, marking one week since a car drove through a city Christmas parade, killing six people and injuring scores of others. — CNN (@CNN) November 28, 2021 The car evidently had a mind of its own, which spares CNN having to talk about »

NY Times Asks: Why Do Blue States Suck?

Featured image This opinion video by the New York Times (Johnny Harris and Binyamin Applebaum) was published earlier this month, but has continued to get attention. The video begins by noting the Democrats’ professed commitment to housing opportunity, progressive taxation, and quality education. It then asks the question, what are the Democrats actually doing on these fronts in the states where they exercise complete control? The answer is, they are doing poorly. »

Oh Joy! Another Covid Variant

Featured image Dow futures plunged more than 800 points last night. Why? Because of a new covid variant that apparently originated in South Africa. The New York Post reports: The World Health Organization has scheduled a special meeting Friday to discuss a worrying new coronavirus variant detected in South Africa that appears to be rapidly mutating. The so-called B.1.1.529 variant appears to have a high number of mutations — about 30 — »

Will Disparate Impact Destroy America?

Featured image The theory of disparate impact is one of the most pernicious doctrines in the history of American law, and it has spread generally through the culture. Last night on the Tucker Carlson show, with Brian Kilmeade hosting, Heather Mac Donald explained in just a few minutes how disparate impact theory drives much that is making life in America increasingly unlivable: WATCH: My conversation with @kilmeade on @TuckerCarlson's show last night. »

Trump vs. Biden, the Rematch

Featured image Yesterday Rasmussen published this stunning poll result: in a national survey, Donald Trump beats Joe Biden by a whopping 13 points in a rerun of the 2020 election: While most voters aren’t looking forward to a Biden-Trump rematch in 2024, it’s clear that the Republican would be favored. Forty-five percent (45%) of voters would choose Trump if the election were held today, while only 32% would vote to reelect Biden. »

And the Golden Turkey Award Goes To…

Featured image Twice a year, Center of the American Experiment presents its Golden Turkey Award to highlight wasteful government spending in the State of Minnesota. Each contest features four nominees, and thousands of Minnesotans vote to select the winner. This time around, the nominees included a $261,000 grant to the University of Minnesota to teach eagles not to fly into wind turbines; $6.2 million to study development of a half-mile long “land »

Americans Worry About Inflation, Blame Biden

Featured image A new Yahoo News/YouGov poll contains grim numbers for the Biden administration: More than three-quarters of Americans (77 percent) say inflation is affecting their lives as the holiday season begins, according to a new Yahoo News/YouGov poll — and a clear majority (57 percent) blame President Biden. This comparison is striking: The survey of 1,696 U.S. adults, which was conducted from Nov. 17 to 19, also found that more of »

Woke Numerology

Featured image How crazy are liberals? Whenever you think you have taken the measure of their nuttiness, you see something like this, from the Women’s March: We apologize deeply for the email that was sent today. $14.92 was our average donation amount this week. It was an oversight on our part to not make the connection to a year of colonization, conquest, and genocide for Indigenous people, especially before Thanksgiving. — Women's »

Who Is Darrell Brooks?

Featured image Darrell Brooks is the career criminal who drove his vehicle into a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, killing at least five and injuring many more. As Paul has noted, Brooks was a vicious criminal who never should have been on the street. Already, Milwaukee County’s left-wing District Attorney is backtracking, saying that his own office didn’t make a proper bail recommendation during Brooks’s latest encounter with the criminal justice system. »