Author Archives: John Hinderaker

The Mystery of Woke Capitalism

Featured image Why has pretty much all of big business gone left-wing? There are several theories, none of which seem to me to fully explain the phenomenon. But whatever the causes, the effect is an inescapable part of our daily landscape. Here are a few instances for today. Disney has a new/old CEO in Bob Iger, and many speculated that he would pull back on that company’s extreme leftism. But not for »

The Times and WaPo Take Up Arms

Featured image Well, no, of course they don’t. The idea that liberal news outlets might contribute to our national defense, rather than undermining it, is laughable. And yet, here they are: the defense authorization bill is being held hostage to the Democrats’ insistence that the “Journalism Competition and Preservation Act” be included in it. Whatever the merits of the JCPA, it has absolutely nothing to do with national defense, and should be »

Saving the World With Electric Vehicles

Featured image Just kidding. Willis Eschenbach quantifies the amount of fossil fuel usage that electric vehicles actually save in the U.S.: The Department of Energy’s Argonne National Lab has just released a study showing that in 2021, US privately-owned plugin hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and electric vehicles (EVs) “saved about 690 million gallons of gasoline.” But that is a huge exaggeration because fossil fuels provide 61% of the electricity in the US »

White House Sticks to Its Story on Twitter

Featured image In light of everything that has come out, does the White House think Twitter did the right thing by censoring news about Joe Biden’s corruption prior to the 2020 election? A reporter posed that question to White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre. Her response? Basically, the administration hates Twitter under the Musk regime and has nothing to say about the suppression of news that would have been damaging to Biden: If »

“Savior of the Republic” In the Slammer

Featured image Remember Michael Avenatti? There was a historical moment when he was the Democratic Party’s great hope. Avenatti was going to harpoon the Dems’ white whale, Donald Trump. This was via his representation of Stormy Daniels, with whom Trump evidently had a fling and to whom he later wrote a check. It was a personal check to cover a personal expense, and didn’t come from campaign funds, so there was no »

Battery Storage Is a Fantasy

Featured image Wind and solar installations produce electricity well under 50 percent of the time, a fact that never will change. So, in a “green” world, how do you keep the lights on? Battery storage, liberals tell us. (The electric grid is not a storage device. Electricity on the grid must be consumed in the moment in which it is produced.) Amazingly, however, no environmentalist or liberal has made any effort to »

Confession: First Step to Redemption

Featured image Is the notoriously left-wing BBC finally getting religion? The Telegraph reports: The BBC chairman yesterday indicated “the BBC does have a liberal bias” but added “the institution is fighting against it.” Richard Sharp, in an interview in the Sunday Times, said he and Tim Davie, the director-general, had drawn up a ten-point plan on impartiality, anti-bias training along with reviews of news output in a drive to tackle the issue. »

Trump Is Finished

Featured image I have been saying for some time that Donald Trump is an anvil around the neck of the Republican Party. Today he went so far off the deep end that he can’t possibly have any supporters left. This is what he posted on his platform, Truth Social, following up on last night’s Twitter revelations: Trump is now operating at a Kanye West level of insanity. “Terminate” the Constitution’s rules and »

Elon Is Catching On

Featured image I was initially skeptical of Elon Musk. After all, he has never been, or claimed to be, a conservative, and he voted not only for Barack Obama but for Slow Joe Biden. But give the man credit: he is catching on fast. Thus his apt characterization of the utterly dishonest New York Times: That is because The New York Times has become, for all intents and purposes, an unregistered lobbying »

Wuhan Did It

Featured image America’s National Institutes of Health funded a group called EcoHealth Alliance, on multiple occasions, to collaborate on research done at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. At least one project consisted of gain of function research on bat coronaviruses. Because of concerns about the dangers of such research, NIH shut it off in 2014, but re-started funding gain of function in 2017, largely at the instance of Anthony Fauci. From 2014 »

Out On a Limb

Featured image Joe Biden tried to make political hay out of the Kanye West/Donald Trump fiasco by denouncing Hitler. I just want to make a few things clear: The Holocaust happened. Hitler was a demonic figure. And instead of giving it a platform, our political leaders should be calling out and rejecting antisemitism wherever it hides. Silence is complicity. — President Biden (@POTUS) December 2, 2022 How bold! Is Joe cutting-edge, or »

How Twitter Helped Elect Joe Biden

Featured image As Elon Musk promised, Twitter is releasing internal documents about how and why they suppressed information about Joe Biden’s corruption, as documented on his son’s laptop, in the last weeks of the 2020 campaign. Twitter apparently outsourced the task to liberal (but not crazy) commentator Matt Taibbi. You can follow Taibbi’s thread here. I will have more to say when it is over, but here are some highlights as we »

How the Chinese Communists Meddle In Our Elections

Featured image Forbes has a report on how Chinese state media use TikTok to try to influence American elections. It dwarfs the piddling effort the Russians made several cycles ago: TikTok accounts run by the propaganda arm of the Chinese government have accumulated millions of followers and tens of millions of views, many of them on videos editorializing about U.S. politics without clear disclosure that they were posted by a foreign government. »

Dementia Joe

Featured image Emmanuel Macron is in Washington for a state visit. Everything is going well, truly it is. And we have an actual president in the White House. Sure we do. And the permanent political class in this nation says nothing. We are so screwed. — Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) December 2, 2022 Lately there has been talk that the Democrats may nominate Biden for a second term after all. I don’t »

Ye, We Knew Ye Too Well

Featured image I didn’t pay close attention to the controversy over Kanye West’s apparently anti-Semitic comments of a few days ago. This was partly because I have zero interest in hip-hop music or in fashion, the fields in which West has had success, and mostly because he obviously is mentally ill. To the extent I have seen West’s political musings, they are utterly incoherent. But the Left found West a convenient target »

Democrats Tried to Enlist IRS to Attack Conservative Nonprofits

Featured image The Daily Signal reports on a production of correspondence between Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, one of the most vicious members of the Democratic Party, and the IRS: Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., called for revoking a tax exemption for a conservative group for not masking up and socially distancing during the pandemic, insisted on a slew of investigations of other conservative groups, and pressed for the Internal Revenue Service to expand its »

How About If We Enforce the Laws We Already Have?

Featured image Democrats think the perennial battle over gun control has now swung in their favor. They are vowing to enact new gun control measures, allegedly in response to recent high-profile mass shooting incidents. Of course, we already have hundreds of statutes and regulations on the books relating to firearms. When someone engages in a mass shooting (or any shooting) he violates multiple statutes of the most serious kind. An obvious question »