Author Archives: John Hinderaker

Today’s News With Whiskey Politics

Featured image I have been even busier than usual lately with my day job among other things, so I apologize for not posting more over the last few days. I did take time out last Friday night to spend some time with my friend Dave Sussman on his Whiskey Politics show, which now is also broadcast on America’s Voice News. Dave and I had a wide-ranging conversation about up to the minute »

Media Alert

Featured image Tomorrow I am guest hosting the Dennis Prager radio show from 12 to 3 p.m. Eastern, while Dennis is on an airplane to the Twin Cities for an event tomorrow evening. [Oops, rather, heading back to California after an event tonight.] It should be a good show, because we have a couple of great guests: Scott Johnson will be with me in studio the first hour, talking about various aspects »

One Way to Fight Back Against the Vicious Left…

Featured image …is to hit the Power Line “Donate” button on our right sidebar. We have been around for 17 years and have never had a tip jar. Why now? Because our ad revenue has been slashed by 75%. There has been a slow downward drift in CPMs all across the internet, but apparently the main cause of the current revenue collapse is that a left-wing group that calls itself “Fight the »

Liberals Smash All Norms of Civility [Updated] [With comment by Paul]

Featured image President Trump is often described as a bull in a china shop, but one wonders: what, exactly, is the china shop? The Democrats have debased our public life to the point where it is more apt to say that Trump is a bull trying to defend himself in a slaughterhouse. You could adduce instances of the Democrats’ lack of the most basic decency every day; here are just two for »

End of the World? Please!

Featured image The video below shows environmental activists, I think from Extinction Rebellion. The venue is Trafalgar Square, and I believe the green object is broccoli. It is hard not to agree with Matt Walsh’s comment: 12 years until the apocalypse suddenly seems like a really long time — Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) October 19, 2019 Sometimes I wonder whether a civilization that not only produces but indulges lunatics like this deserves »

What Trump Asked Ukraine to Investigate

Featured image In his phone call with Ukraine’s President Zelensky, President Trump asked for a favor. The favor was not, as was widely reported at the time, to investigate Joe Biden. Rather, the favor was for Zelensky’s government to investigate Ukrainian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election: I would like you to do us a favor though because our country has been through a lot and Ukraine knows a lot about »

Calling Mr. Mifsud

Featured image The full story of the plot by the FBI and the CIA, along with others in the Obama administration, to swing the 2016 election to Hillary Clinton and then, having failed at that, to disable President Trump’s administration, has not yet been told. And it may never be. U.S. Attorney John Durham’s investigation represents the best hope that most if not all of the true story will come out. Durham »

Is Hillary Drunk-Podcasting? [Updated]

Featured image Either that, or losing the 2016 presidential race has sent her around the bend. In an appearance on David Plouffe’s podcast, as Ed Morrissey recounts, Hillary Clinton seriously floated the idea that Tulsi Gabbard is a Russian operative: In a conversation on former Obama campaign manager David Plouffe’s podcast, Clinton suggested the Russians are leveraging a number of top U.S. politicians. She suggested Russia had kompromat on Trump. She accused »

Omar Lies About the “Rich”

Featured image One of the ironies of contemporary politics is that Democrats and the press (to repeat) maintain a constant hysteria over President Trump’s “lies,” most of which are simply disagreements, while their own utterances bear little or no resemblance to the truth. A case in point is Ilhan Omar, Minnesota’s far-left Squad member. Omar, like all of her fellow Democrats, constantly accuses President Trump of “lying.” Here is one of many »

Ceasefire In Syria

Featured image I don’t pretend to understand what has been going on in northern Syria in the last week or so. My understanding is that Turkey has limited objectives in the area that are not entirely illegitimate, that the handful of troops that we had in the area couldn’t have stopped the Turkish advance, and that President Trump pulled our troops out of harm’s way in recognition of the inevitable. But that »

How Evil Is the Left? This Evil

Featured image I wrote here about the riot that occurred in downtown Minneapolis during and after President Trump’s rally last Thursday night. Trump supporters were assaulted, their vehicles were blocked, police officers and police horses were attacked, and so on. This video, filmed by Alpha News, shows how violent and disgusting the “protest” by liberal Democrats was: You might think that in the aftermath of such appalling lawlessness, mainstream Democratic politicians would »

Londoners to Climate Protesters: Drop Dead!

Featured image A radical group called Extinction Rebellion, which purports to be acting on behalf of the Earth’s climate, has caused serious disruptions in England, attempting to shut down airports and other modes of transportation. This morning, the group tried to close down London’s morning commute by climbing on top of subway trains. Commuters did not take kindly to this arrogant and pointless act, as these videos show. Commuters now physically dragging »

Man! I Feel Like a Woman

Featured image The boy Mayor of Minneapolis, Jacob Frey, says mean Twitter messages made him feel like a woman, bringing to mind (for me, anyway) Shania Twain. But let’s set the stage: President Trump planned a major rally at the Target Center in downtown Minneapolis. Frey publicly stated that he would like to bar the president from entering his city, but sadly lacks the power to do so–that pesky Constitution again! He »

Slave State Honored by United Nations

Featured image The United Nations Human Rights Council has been a bad joke for a long time, with many of the world’s worst human rights abusers honored with membership. But tomorrow we will see the reductio ad absurdum, as Mauritania is voted onto the Human Rights Council. Mauritania, the west African nation where slavery remains a widespread practice, is expected to be voted on to the United Nations’ Human Rights Council on »

Raptor Fans Come Out For Freedom

Featured image Heh. With NBA stars like Lebron James and James Harden firmly in the oppression corner, a group of Toronto Raptors fans have decided to join the freedom team. They will distribute pro-Hong Kong t-shirts at the opening game of the Raptors 2019-20 season: The saga of Hong Kong vs. China vs. the NBA continues in Toronto next week with the distribution of more than 7,000 fan-made “The North Stand with »

Renaming Places, Revising History

Featured image The Left is out to rewrite American history, as part of its plan to control America’s future. That is what the New York Times’s infamous 1619 Project, to take just one example, is all about. Skirmishes in the Left’s war are often fought over names of places and buildings. Here in Minnesota, we have had a series of naming/history controversies, about which Katherine Kersten writes in the current issue of »

The Squad Feels the Bern

Featured image Multiple sources say that the Democratic House “Squad” is set to endorse Bernie Sanders for president. Or, at least, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar will. I haven’t seen anything about Ayanna Pressley. This is good news, I think. I have believed that Elizabeth Warren is a prohibitive favorite for the Democratic nomination because she has inherited the socialist mantle from Sanders. Sanders is yesterday’s news (or the last »