Author Archives: Paul Mirengoff

About those DOJ subpoenas of Schiff’s and Swalwell’s records

Featured image The New York Times has reported that during a Justice Department investigation into who was leaking classified information about the Russia “collusion” matter early in the Trump presidency, prosecutors subpoenaed Apple for data from the accounts of at least two Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee, aides and family members. The House Dems were Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell. Democrats and their media partners are outraged. Should they be? It »

Euro 2020 kicks off

Featured image As I write this post, Euro 2020 is set to kick off. A year late. Today’s opening match features Italy and Turkey. It’s not a matchup to send one’s heart racing — both countries normally play a “pragmatic” style of football. Yet, on paper this is an above-average group stage contest. That’s because, with 24 teams, the tournament has been badly diluted. It was a great tourney when it featured »

Voters reject woke education in Rapid City, South Dakota

Featured image Rapid City, South Dakota held elections for its school board this week. The result? Two incumbents, including the school board president, went down to defeat. Insurgent candidates won all four contested seats. I understand that an organization called South Dakota Parents Involved in Education (SDPIE) played a major role in this election. I understand the issues it raised included opposition to the teaching of critical race theory and disrespect for »

Hunter Biden and the “N” word

Featured image You may have heard by now about Hunter Biden’s repeated use of the ultimate racial slur word for Blacks. But those who rely on CNN, MSNBC, the New York Times, and NPR for their news will not have heard about it. According to Aron Ravin at NRO, all of these outlets have declined thus far to mention the matter. (I haven’t read about this in the Washington Post, either, but »

Media tale about clearing of Lafayette Park collapses [UPDATED]

Featured image For the past twelve months, the mainstream media has been peddling the view that President Trump had the U.S. Park Police use tear gas to disperse protesters in Lafayette Park so that he could have a photo-op in front of a church on the other side of the park. I never accepted this version of events because I never accept on faith the truth of anything the mainstream media says »

Jill Biden in Harlem

Featured image Jill Biden visited Harlem on Sunday hoping to persuade residents to get vaccinated against the Wuhan coronavirus. It’s a worthy task and not an easy one given all the effort the left has expended trying to persuade Blacks that they can’t trust either Whites or the government. According to data from the New York City health department, only 29 percent of Black New Yorkers have received at least one shot, »

A speed bump on the road to indoctrinating federal workers in CRT

Featured image Team Biden isn’t content with imposing critical race theory (CRT) on America’s students. It also is bent on indoctrinating federal workers in CRT’s grotesquely racist anti-American tenets. That, at least, is the conclusion I draw from Biden’s selection of Kiran Ahuja to lead the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). If confirmed to that position, Ahuja would be able to oversee the curriculum for the “diversity, equity, and inclusion” training federal »

Business owners to Baltimore: No police protection, no tax payments

Featured image Adam Smith said, “there is a great deal of ruin in a nation.” He meant that a nation can withstand a great deal of incompetent governance and misguided policies. Smith was right. There’s less ruin in a city, though, and that brings us to Baltimore Bryan Preston of PJ Media reports that business owners in Baltimore’s Fells Point area are threatening to withhold tax payments if the city doesn’t respond »

My new hero

Featured image I have a new hero. He’s Walter E. Hussman Jr., an Arkansas newspaper publisher. Hussman, a major donor to the University of North Carolina, raised objections to UNC awarding tenure to Nikole Hannah-Jones. Hannah-Jones is the author of the 1619 project, a radical reinterpretation of American history that has been rejected by leading historians, including liberal ones and even socialists. Hussman says he didn’t threaten to stop donating to the »

The media’s misleading coverage of Trump in North Carolina

Featured image Donald Trump stormed to the Republican presidential nomination and won the presidency by articulating grievances shared by vast numbers of Americans — grievances about illegal immigration, the “exporting” of American jobs, the tyranny of political correctness, etc. Other conservative politicians shared these concerns, but I doubt that anyone could have galvanized the public around them as effectively as Trump did. But that was then, this is now. So the question »

Support for the death penalty surges

Featured image A new Pew Research poll finds that 60 percent of Americans favor the death penalty for people convicted of murder. This result is a stunning turnaround. Less than five years ago, Pew found that only 49 percent of Americans favored the death penalty for convicted murderers. This was the lowest level of support in more than four decades. The October 2016 poll showed 42 percent opposed to the death penalty. »

Guatemalans to Kamala Harris: Clueless Yankee go home

Featured image Kamala Harris is visiting Guatemala carrying this message from Joe Biden: “Guatemalans stay home.” Indeed, according to this New York Post report, Harris pleaded with potential migrants not to come to U.S. Begging people not to do what they clearly believe is in their interests isn’t much of a strategy for dealing with the border crisis. Thus, it’s not surprising that Harris isn’t being well received. Protesters greeted Harris with »

Latinos deal Democrats setbacks in Texas

Featured image The Democrats are said to have high hopes for becoming competitive, and eventually dominant, in Texas. Like they did in Virginia. The Dems’ dreams could be realized, especially if enough people move from California to Texas — and forget why they left California. Texas is not Virginia, though. Not unless the federal government moves its headquarters to just across the border from the Lone Star State. Meanwhile, several GOP mayoral »

Georgia Board of Ed bans CRT and protest civics

Featured image Last week, the Georgia Board of Education adopted a resolution that would (1) bar the practice of protest civics (extracurricular political protest and lobbying as required schoolwork) and (2) prevent Georgia schools from instilling in students the key tenets of critical race theory. The week before, the Texas legislature passed a bill barring both protest civics and critical race theory. A similar bill was introduced in Ohio by state representative »

How much longer will the Grutter racial preferences regime last?

Featured image The U.S. Supreme Court has before it a petition for certiorari in the race discrimination suit brought by Asian-American students against Harvard. I hope the Court agrees to hear the case. If the Court doesn’t, it will be a while before another opportunity arises to review the issue of race-based preferences in college admissions. By that time, the Court’s composition might not be as conservative as it is now. In »

2020-21 ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE ALL-STARS

Featured image The 2020-21 EPL season started out looking like a wide-open race for the title. At least half a dozen teams held the league lead at one time. Everton was among them. Heck, even Southampton was. However, around the turn of the year Manchester City went on a merciless run, and ended up winning the title in a rout. City also claimed the League Cup. The FA Cup went to Leicester »

Senate senility

Featured image The Washington Post reports that the current U.S. Senate is the oldest in American history. Dianne Feinstein turns 88 this month. Charles Grassley turns 88 in September. Richard Shelby is 87. James Inhofe is 86. Patrick Leahy is 81. Twenty-three senators are in their 70s. The average age of senators at the beginning of this year was 64.3 years. It may be that being 88 now is like being, say, »