Author Archives: John Hinderaker

Is COVID Hysteria All About the Election?

Featured image I think it is indisputable that America’s reaction to the relatively mild Wuhan virus has been excessive, if not hysterical. Polls suggest that most Americans grossly overestimate the extent to which the virus is fatal, especially to those who are less than 80 years old and not in compromised health. Why have Americans been systematically misinformed, and why have many states taken actions so plainly disproportionate to the risk? Many »

Nine Days To Go…

Featured image …until Center of the American Experiment’s Virtual Gala 2020. The event kicks off at 7:00 Central time on Saturday, September 19. I will host it; Sarah Sanders will be the featured speaker, including live Q and A, and we will have a special guest appearance by Governor Kristi Noem, to whom the Center is presenting a Courage In Government award. The National Anthem will be sung by 13 year old »

Trump Announces New Supreme Court List [Updated] [with comment by Paul]

Featured image Today President trump released another list of potential Supreme Court nominees. These are described as additions to the president’s prior lists, so those original people are still in the mix. This is today’s list: Bridget Bade is a Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Prior to her appointment in 2019, Judge Bade was a United States Magistrate Judge for the District of Arizona and »

What Killed George Floyd?

Featured image Evidence from George Floyd’s autopsy, the toxicology report that accompanies the autopsy, and the 19 minutes or so of video of his arrest make it reasonably clear that Floyd died from a fentanyl overdose; or, at a bare minimum, that an overdose was the principal cause of his death. Last night, on the Dan Proft Show, I interviewed former state and federal prosecutor George Parry, who at one time headed »

Pelosi’s Haircut, Walz’s International Harvester

Featured image Minnesota Governor Tim Walz is very concerned about global warming–so concerned that he is trying to promulgate California-style rules to force Minnesotans to drive electric vehicles, whether they want to or not. Walz says this is necessary to “make sure that there’s ice on that lake in January.” But if Walz is so dedicated to preventing the rest of us from burning gasoline in our cars, why is he driving »

Don’t Miss the Dan Proft Show!

Featured image Especially tomorrow, Thursday and Friday, as I will be guest hosting. Dan Proft is a top-notch radio personality. He does the morning show on Chicago’s AM 560 The Answer, together with Amy Jacobson. Beginning last December, he also hosts the Dan Proft Show on the Salem Radio Network from 9 pm to midnight, Eastern. I have been a guest on the Answer’s morning show many times, and have guest hosted »

Is Critical Race Training Illegal? (Part 2)

Featured image I noted here that U.S. Civil Rights Commissioner Peter Kirsanow has written to the Mayor of the City of Seattle, suggesting that “critical race theory” or “white privilege” training that the city recently imposed on its employees likely violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits employment discrimination based on race. Paul added that the Department of Justice has also sought information about the same training »


Featured image This music video was uploaded to YouTube on Saturday and already is approaching one million views. The principal performer is “Ricky Rebel.” This is how the video is described on YouTube: On AUG 22, 2020, a violent #BlackLivesMatter mob swarmed the Trump Unity Bridge in Beverly Hills. The Trump Unity Bridge responded to #BLM with a DANCE OFF to their unifying theme song MAGA / YMCA! I don’t think those »

Is Critical Race Training Illegal? [with comment by Paul]

Featured image It may well be, if inflicted on a company’s or government agency’s employees. In July, the City of Seattle required employees to attend training on “Internalized Racial Superiority for White People.” Last week, U.S. Civil Rights Commissioner Peter Kirsanow wrote a letter to Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, which is embedded below. Kirsanow questioned the legality of the City’s “training” program under federal civil rights law: This training likely violated Title »

The Latest from Portland and Rochester

Featured image Last night, in a residential area of Portland, Antifa rioters battled police officers. One rioter threw a Molotov cocktail at policemen; it fell short and set one of his fellow radicals on fire. The footage is quite horrific: Graphic: #Antifa rioters throw a Molotov cocktail in direction of police in SE Portland. It lands next to people, setting one on fire. Video by @TaylerUSA. #PortlandRiots — Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) »

For Trump on Lake Minnetonka [More Updates]

Featured image As Scott noted earlier, boaters across the country turned out yesterday in parades to show support for President Trump. Hundreds of boats paraded on Lake Minnetonka, West of the Twin Cities. This video captures some of the action: More: This one shows more of the action on the St. Croix: Given the number of lakes here in Minnesota, and the strong support for President Trump in the areas that are »

Why the Nonsense About Trump Refusing to Leave Office?

Featured image One of the Democrats’ more lunatic themes is their insistence that if President Trump loses the election, he likely will refuse to leave office, in effect staging a coup. Most recently the claim was made by Bernie Sanders. Politico headlined: “Sanders: America must be prepared for when Trump refuses to leave office.” To some extent, this may be projection. The Democrats themselves have been staging a slow-motion coup for nearly »

Joe Biden’s America

Featured image This Trump campaign ad does a great job of linking Black Lives Matter, Antifa, rioters, arsonists and Democratic Party politicians who cheer them on. It is nuclear. I assume this ad and others like it will be seen by tens of millions of voters by Election Day: The Democrats have no answer. »

Trump Deserves Re-Election For This Alone

Featured image Yesterday, OMB Director Russell Vought issued on behalf of the Executive Office of the President a memorandum to the heads of all federal departments and agencies. The memorandum bans all agencies from “training” their employees in critical race theory or white privilege. It is a thing of beauty. Here is the memo, in its entirety. It is also embedded below. The President should make this order, and his opposition to »

COVID Advice No One Will Follow

Featured image From Canada comes the latest useless anti-COVID initiative: Wear a mask while having sex, Canada’s top doctor suggests. Dr Theresa Tam said in a statement there is little chance of catching COVID-19 from semen or vaginal fluid, but sexual activity with new partners does increase the risk of contracting the virus, particularly if there is close contact like kissing. Note the reference to “new partners.” Through the mid to late »

Have the Democrats Encouraged Urban Violence?

Featured image Democratic politicians are now trying to distance themselves from the rioting, looting, arson and murder that have beset American cities–not because they object on principle, but because urban violence is hurting them in the polls. But is the Democrats’ disavowal of rioting and arson sincere? This short video reminds us that for years, and more intensively in recent months, Democratic politicians and celebrities have been promoting violence: The most important »

Another Good Jobs Report

Featured image Another 1.4 million payroll jobs were added in August, which means that about one-half of the total job losses due to the coronavirus shutdowns have now been made up. The unemployment rate fell 1.8 points to 8.4%, the second-largest drop on record (after June). The market, obviously, is not impressed. But hopefully wage earners and voters will be. The next big economic report will be on GDP growth in the »