Author Archives: John Hinderaker

Candace Owens and Me

Featured image As assiduous readers know, I am a big fan of Candace Owens. I think she is one of the most important people in the United States, perhaps second only to President Trump. Three weeks ago, Candace headlined Center of the American Experiment’s Annual Dinner. I wrote about it here. Nine days ago, I posted five brief video clips from Candace’s excellent speech. After she talked for a half hour, I »

“Sacred Conversations” Draw Attention of Civil Rights Commissioner

Featured image I wrote here about the City of Minneapolis’s plan to hold a series of “Sacred Conversations” commemorating the 400th anniversary of the arrival of African slaves at Jamestown, Virginia. City employees were to be segregated by race, with “White Bodied Employees” attending one set of meetings, and “Black Bodied Employees” another. Stung, I suppose, by criticism when the plan became public, the City announced that the “Sacred Conversations” had been »

Today Is #Empathy Day

Featured image This one is just for fun. Someone called Zuby–a musician, apparently–tweeted this earlier today: As a feminist might say: “That’s not funny!” »

Life In the Socialist Paradise of Bernie Sanders and AOC

Featured image Venezuela is the latest chapter in the long story of socialist crimes against humanity. Venezuela reminds us how long a country can circle the drain, destroyed by socialism but still hanging on by its fingernails. Reuters, a liberal news source, has the latest on Venezuela’s long goodbye, but never mentions the fact that it is socialism that destroyed what once was one of the world’s richest countries: These days, its »

House Democrats Sink to a New Low

Featured image Today the House Judiciary Committee heard testimony from John Dean, the former Nixon White House Counsel who went to jail for his role in Watergate. What John Dean knows about Russiagate is anyone’s guess. News reports indicate that he described “six striking parallels” between Watergate and the failed Trump/Russia investigation. For example, Nixon fired Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox, while Trump fired James Comey. Got that? Here is a really striking »

Is Kamala Harris’s Campaign Doomed?

Featured image I have thought that Kamala Harris was likely to be one of the last Democratic presidential candidates left standing when the primaries get under way, and I believe she has been favored by Democratic outlets like the New York Times. But her campaign has stumbled, to put it mildly, and for now, at least, she doesn’t appear to be among the front-runners. This may be partly due to the fact »

Economic Nationalism: Two Can Play That Game!

Featured image President Trump’s “America First” policy applies to the economy as well as to foreign policy. He has stood up for American companies, has fought back against unfair practices by China and other competitors, and has browbeaten American companies into creating jobs at home. To some, these policies are reminiscent of the good old “industrial policy” that liberals championed decades ago. The Democrats are starting to catch on. As many have »

The War on the Cross

Featured image In numerical terms, Christians are far and away the world’s leading victims of persecution. Pretty much all of that persecution comes at the hands of Muslims. Raymond Ibrahim is one of the few who have labored tirelessly to expose the plight of Christians around the world, usually to an audience, here in the U.S., that seems almost entirely indifferent. At PJ Media, Ibrahim addresses Islam’s war on the cross as »

Dartmouth Celebrates a Dark Moment (with comment by Paul)

Featured image Dartmouth News reports that the college is celebrating an event that happened 50 years ago, on June 7, 1969: As part of the yearlong 250th anniversary commemoration, Dartmouth is revisiting various turning points in its history. On Friday, the clock turns back 50 years to the afternoon of May 7, 1969, when students who opposed the Vietnam War occupied the Parkhurst administration building. Paul and I, both Communists at the »

Climate Change: What Can’t It Do?

Featured image I wrote a couple of weeks ago about the fact that Lake Superior and other Great Lakes were nearing record high levels this year. Which was bad, of course–flooding and so on. Was it due to climate change? Perhaps. But just a few years ago–in 2013–the Great Lakes were low. That, too, was bad, and as the headlines linked in my prior post indicate, that definitely was due to climate »

We Are an Amazon Affiliate!

Featured image As you may know, Amazon has an “Affiliates” program where if someone accesses Amazon.com through a link on your web site, you get a small percentage of any purchases made on that visit. There is no additional cost to the shopper. We were an Amazon affiliate years ago, but our relationship lapsed for reasons that I don’t remember. As our advertising revenue has dropped precipitously for reasons that remain mysterious–I »

Trump Makes a Deal

Featured image Hand-wringing over imminent imposition of tariffs on goods imported from Mexico can stop: President Trump announced a deal tonight: I am pleased to inform you that The United States of America has reached a signed agreement with Mexico. The Tariffs scheduled to be implemented by the U.S. on Monday, against Mexico, are hereby indefinitely suspended. Mexico, in turn, has agreed to take strong measures to…. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) »

President Trump and Race [Updated]

Featured image It has been a long time since David Brooks has written anything worth paying attention to, and his current New York Times column, titled “The Racial Reckoning Comes” and subtitled “Trump has changed our national narrative,” is no exception. But, while I don’t want to critique it in detail, it does prompt a question. Brooks says that when he was young, the predominant narrative about America featured men like Benjamin »

Donald Trump and Elizabeth Warren: Soul Siblings?

Featured image Elizabeth Warren has her faults, but she isn’t stupid. In her campaign for the presidency, she has adopted President Trump’s economic nationalism, and gone him one better with a leftist twist. The New York Times headlines: “Elizabeth Warren Proposes ‘Aggressive Intervention’ to Create Jobs.” Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts on Tuesday proposed an economic program of “aggressive intervention on behalf of American workers,” suggesting that as president she would invest »

Who’s Anti-Science?

Featured image One of the contemporary Left’s more annoying traits is its insistence on labeling those who disagree with leftist dogma as “anti-science.” This from the people who apparently don’t know about X and Y chromosomes. Or maybe they think an X can “identify” as a Y, and vice versa. Climate hysteria is, of course, the arena where “anti-science” accusations are thrown around most promiscuously. At the same time, advocates of Catastrophic »

Goodbye to England

Featured image President and Mrs. Trump have finished up a triumphant visit to the U.K. If Brits followed the visit on BBC, they saw news readers ridiculing the President with a replica of the “baby Trump” balloon floated by leftists on their set. No surprise there: fake news. But if you followed the Daily Mail and the Sun, the newspapers that most Brits actually read, the coverage was overwhelmingly positive. The Daily »

Why Didn’t Obama Try to Stop Russian “Meddling”?

Featured image The fact that the Obama administration’s response to the long-reported efforts of Putin’s Russia to play a role in the 2016 election was passive and inadequate has long been accepted. But at The Federalist, Margot Cleveland asks a good question: Why? She ties that question to several suggestive comments by Attorney General William Barr. [T]he attorney general is probing a second scandal of the Obama administration related to the 2016 »