Author Archives: Steven Hayward

Podcast: The 3WHH, on Why Clarence > Cassidy

Featured image The big news story this week was the appearance of the fetching Fawn Hall Cassidy Hutchinson before the WatergateJanuary 6 select committee, which somehow put us in the frame of mind of “Cassidy” by the renowned poetic duo of Weir/Barlow: Lost now on the country miles in his Cadillac I can tell by the way you smile, he is rolling back [to the West Wing] Come wash the nighttime clean »

The Week in Pictures: Road Rage Edition

Featured image So we finally reached the Fawn Hall moment of the January 6 committee spectacle. What took them so long? The portrait of Donald Trump as Mad Max or a Grand Theft Auto character just might carry him to victory in 2024. In any case, better stock up on ketchup. And speaking of Mad Max, the Supreme Court finished its current term by running over several more liberal totems without breaking »

Biden Brigade Misfiring on All Cylinders

Featured image Biden today spoke of “aborting a child” in this first clip. A what? Child, you say. Hmmm. Joe Biden: "abort a child" — RNC Research (@RNCResearch) July 1, 2022 Of course, there’s the old Biden you can also take in: “I do not view abortion as a choice and a right; I think it’s always a tragedy. And I think that it should be rare and safe. And I think »

Podcast: Everything You Know About Watergate Is Wrong, Part 1

Featured image Writing about the Watergate scandal in the 1980s, political scientist John Marini said “The passage of time has not resulted in greater clarity concerning what it is we should have learned from the event, perhaps because we still lack an authoritative account of it.” Having reached the 50th anniversary of the most famous “burglary” in history, we may be coming closer to have a complete understanding of Watergate through the »

Breaking: Supreme Court Slaps Down the EPA, Punts on Immigration

Featured image The Supreme Court closed out its current term this morning with yet another significant victory for the cause of limited government, ruling in West Virginia v. EPA that the EPA could not treat the Clean Air Act as a writ to do anything it wants to America’s electric utility sector. Chief Justice Roberts wrote the opinion for a 6 – 3 majority (guess who the three dissenters are), and on »

Biden Still Taking on Water

Featured image The latest RealClearPolitics poll average finds (P)resident Biden’s approval rating sinking to an all time low of 38 percent: His ratings on the economy are much worse, with his approval rating for his handling of the economy sinking to 33 percent. This means he is losing many Democrats. There doesn’t seem to be much evidence so far that the Dobbs decision is changing the political landscape for Democrats in any »

The New BP Statistical Review Is Here!

Featured image For energy geeks like me, the late June release each year of the BP Statistical Review of World Energy summons forth Steve Martin-style enthusiasm: Already Mark Perry has produced one key takeaway graphic from the copious data tables: Keep this in mind the next time you hear some climatista say the EU is so much better than the U.S. when it comes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. I haven’t had »

Tweet of the Day

Featured image Well, actually yesterday, though perhaps tomorrow depending on which side of the International Dateline you happen to reside.  Anyway, watching some of the people protesting the Dobbs decision certainly makes me want to make sure contraception is more widely available, because I certainly don’t want them to reproduce. And then David “Boss” Hogg, he of the Museum of Self-Importance, comes along to do my job for us: I screen-capped this »

Today at the Show Trial

Featured image I tuned in for quite a bit of today’s January 6 committee hearing with “surprise” witness Cassidy Hutchinson, and it was gripping viewing indeed. Many of the things she related in her videotaped deposition (excerpted liberally in her committee room appearance) sounded plausible, such as alleged statements by Trump on January 6. And Hutchinson seemed a credible witness. But second thoughts ought to grow in the aftermath of her appearance. »

Photo of the Day

Featured image At first I thought this photo of the G-7 meeting had to be a fake, or deeply photoshopped, but apparently it is genuine: First of all, Boris Johnson looks like he just stumbled in from an all-night bender. And just where is President Biden’s right hand? I’m working on a separate piece about why this was maybe the worst G-7 meeting since the 1979 G-7 meeting in Japan, which, coincidentally, »

The Answer for Democrats Is . . . No, No Way!

Featured image It is not news that Democrats are in deep trouble in the upcoming midterm election, and the 2024 election doesn’t look too promising either. With the obvious disabilities of (P)resident Biden, and the obvious unfitness of Kamala Harris to succeed him, and the angst after the Dobbs decision, Democrats are looking around for a plausible Plan B. And there are Democrats who think the answer to their 2024 problems is »

Not Tired of Winning

Featured image Trump said in 2016 that we’d get tired of all the winning, but I don’t think I can ever get tired of the clean sweep coming from the Supreme Court lately (with a nod toward an excellent decision also out today from New York’s appellate courts). The biggest win today is Kennedy v. Bremerton School District, in which the Court ruled by a 6 – 3 margin (familiar number by now) »

Is Leftism a Mental Disorder?

Featured image I know, this is not an original question, but the evidence continues to accumulate that there’s something deeply amiss with the psychology of many leftists. Such as the people who think this is an effective look for protesting the Dobbs decision: Dallas women TWERKING for abortions. WTF “Shakin dat a** so we can kill our babies, proud to be a hoe and not to be a ladies” — ELIJAH »

Thomas’s Moment

Featured image Justice Clarence Thomas’s moment has arrived. His majority opinion in Bruen (the gun rights case), and his concurrence in Dobbs, are drawing considerable attention, and rightly so. Among many other virtues, his opinions have managed the dual feat of laying out serious legal and constitutional arguments while trolling the left at the same time. This may be my favorite passage in his Bruen majority opinion: After all, the Second Amendment »

Woke Hollywood, Broke Hollywood (UPDATED)

Featured image Buzz Lightyear (voiced by the great Tim Allen, one of the few right-leaning stars in Hollywood) became an iconic character in the Toy Story series of films, but the new standalone Buzz Lightyear movie, with Buzz voiced by Chris Evans instead of Allen, has bombed at the box office, perhaps because it decided to go fully woke by prominently featuring a lesbian relationship. As Kyle Smith puts it, “today Hollywood’s »

The Unhinged Left in Action

Featured image When I stumbled across this item on Twitter, I first assumed it had to be satire—specifically of “Beto” O’Rourke. But it appears to be real. I think it works better as satire, but your mileage may vary. Too bad we don’t have a category for “Unhinged Left” on our site, so I guess “Sick Left” will have to do. (At least it’s nice to find a leftist who apparently can »

Podcast: The 3WHH on the Supreme Court’s Banner Week, with John Yoo

Featured image Has there been a more momentous week for the Supreme Court ever? The Court went three-for-three on the key cases this week (Carson, on school choice; Bruen, on gun rights: and Dobbs, overturning Roe and Casey), not simply on the decision of the specific cases at hand, but the broader reasoning behind the decisions. Indeed this week may come some day to be be seen as the equivalent of the »