Author Archives: John Hinderaker

A Stain On America [with comment by Paul]

Featured image That is what President Trump called the Democratic Party media in a tweet today–a stain on America–and he is right. Very little discussion of all the purposely false and defamatory stories put out this week by the Fake News Media. They are out of control – correct reporting means nothing to them. Major lies written, then forced to be withdrawn after they are exposed…a stain on America! — Donald J. »

More Global Warming Fraud: This Time, It’s Sea Level

Featured image Via No Tricks Zone, another instance of fraud perpetrated by global warming alarmists who have charge of data. This time, they are changing sea level measurements to make it appear that sea level is rising abnormally, when it isn’t: In a new paper published in Earth Systems and Environment this month, Australian scientists Dr. Albert Parker and Dr. Clifford Ollier uncover evidence that Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level (PSMSL) »

Truax Delivers Stunning Upset In Great Day for Minnesota Boxing

Featured image Minnesota has never been near the center of the boxing world. Until last night, the state had produced only one world title-holder since 1917. But Caleb Truax, the best Minnesota fighter of his generation, changed that with an epic upset over IBF super middleweight champion James DeGale in DeGale’s home town, London. I’ve seen the odds on the fight everywhere between 11 to 1 and 100 to one. Suffice it »

Why Won’t CNN Reveal Its Sources?

Featured image I wrote yesterday about CNN’s latest fiasco, the alleged email scoop that fizzled. Some have wondered why CNN, apparently “burned” by two sources that told CNN about the email but got the date critically wrong, hasn’t disclosed who they were. CNN says it hasn’t outed its sources because it thinks they made an innocent mistake: CNN believes that its sources were just mistaken and did not want to deliberately mislead »

Yet Another “Racism” Hoax

Featured image We can’t possibly catalog all of these incidents, but this one is rather noteworthy because it occurred aboard an aircraft carrier rather than at a university, the preferred setting for racism hoaxes. The Navy Times has the story: A sailor who claimed someone scrawled racial slurs on his bed aboard an aircraft carrier — sparking a viral Facebook post in the process — staged the incident himself, the Navy said »

Another Exploding Cigar Blows Up In CNN’s Face [Updated]

Featured image CNN, in its daily effort to discredit President Trump, hastily published a leak from Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee that turned out to be false. CNN initially claimed that someone emailed Donald Trump, Jr. a link to a Wikileaks DNC dump on September 4, 2016. CNN said this information was based on “accounts from two sources who had seen the email.” Those sources obviously were Democrat committee members or »

Jim Jordan Makes the Case Against the FBI and Peter Strzok [Updated]

Featured image If you want to understand the news that has been swirling around the FBI’s Peter Strzok, who played a key role in both the Hillary Clinton email investigation and Robert Mueller’s wide-ranging Russia probe (including interviewing General Flynn), you should watch this riveting seven-minute video of Congressman Jim Jordan interrogating FBI Director Christopher Wray earlier today. Wray was testifying before the House Judiciary Committee. Jordan does a beautiful job of »

“The Democratic Party Is Trash”

Featured image If you thought the Alabama special Senate election couldn’t get any stranger, you were wrong. The race has been upended by a remarkably boneheaded move on the part of Democrat Doug Jones’s campaign. The Jones campaign is being accused of racism: [Jones is] now embroiled an upsetting controversy of his own: Black voters across Alabama are calling out a campaign flyer with extremely racist underpinnings. The Doug Jones for Senate »

The “Peace Process” Ended Long Ago

Featured image In the wake of President Trump’s common-sense decision to acknowledge the obvious fact that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital–and, by implication, that Israel is a normal country–there is much wailing over the fate of the “peace process.” CNN: “For Palestinians, Trump’s Jerusalem move is the end of the peace process.” Al Jazeera: “Israel-Palestine peace process rendered irrelevant.” CBS News: “What does Trump’s Jerusalem move mean for the peace process?” The Guardian: »

Is the Deep State Attempting a Coup?

Featured image That is a question I never thought I would need to ask. But, via InstaPundit, law professor Randy Barnett makes an alarming point: Democrats’ #Resistance is creating a genuine constitutional crisis in which governmental power is not allowed by them to be peacefully transferred after a lawful election. The potential for escalation is very very dangerous. https://t.co/vPRjzbhwPI — Randy Barnett (@RandyEBarnett) December 6, 2017 Barnett was responding to this tweet: »

Trump’s Jerusalem Speech Is a Step Forward

Featured image As expected, President Trump announced today that the United States is recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. He also said that he is directing the State Department to begin preparations to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Trump described his order as “the beginning of a new approach to conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.” The old approach, he said, hasn’t worked, and “[i]t would be »

A Turning Point for America’s Campuses

Featured image In six short years since it was founded by 18-year-old Charlie Kirk, Turning Point USA has become a powerful force on America’s college campuses, with over 1,200 chapters across the country. Turning Point promotes free market, limited government policies in a fun, aggressive manner that is attuned to young people. Tonight Charlie Kirk gave a speech at the University of Minnesota, sponsored by the TPUSA chapter there. My wife and »

Trump’s Views on Jerusalem Horrify the Press

Featured image Tomorrow, President Trump will speak publicly about the status of Jerusalem. During the campaign, he promised to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Israel’s capital, which is required by law unless the president issues a waiver on national security grounds–as every president has done since the law was passed. Apparently “U.S. officials” are telling reporters that Trump will say Jerusalem is Israel’s capital, a much more modest step »

A Possible Defense of Michael Flynn [with comment by Paul]

Featured image Like everyone else, I have puzzled over why General Michael Flynn apparently lied to the FBI when he had no reason to do so. We may never know the answer to that question, but here are a few possibly unrelated pieces of the puzzle: 1) Via InstaPundit, Michael Ledeen speculates about what drove Flynn’s guilty plea: While working with General Michael Flynn on The Field of Fight, I interviewed many »

Supreme Court Stays Enforcement of Orders Enjoining Travel Ban

Featured image Today the U.S. Supreme Court gave the Trump administration a major victory, staying the orders of two lower courts that enjoined enforcement of the president’s revised travel ban. This means that the orders can be enforced, and travel from the affected countries can be banned or limited, while the courts continue to process appeals in the two cases. You can read the Court’s two orders here and here. They were »

Where the Global Warming Debate Stands

Featured image The scientific debate over Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming continues to rage. In my opinion, the realists are thrashing the hysterics, but for a more neutral view, check out this essay by Rupert Darwall, the author of The Age of Global Warming: A History (2013) and Green Tyranny: Exposing the Totalitarian Roots of the Climate Industrial Complex (2017). Darwall’s essay is balanced and thorough. You really should read the whole thing. »

Dershowitz: Mueller’s Charge Against Flynn Is Evidence of Weakness

Featured image This video of Alan Dershowitz on Fox & Friends yesterday is worth three minutes of your time, if you haven’t already seen it. Dershowitz agrees with our assessment that Mueller’s plea agreement with Michael Flynn indicates that he doesn’t have a case. He adds a further point that we haven’t made: the last thing any prosecutor wants to do is force his key witness to plead guilty to lying. That »