Biden Administration

Here’s a Biden nominee the Senate might not confirm

Featured image Joe Biden has been very successful in having his nominees, no matter how radical, confirmed — especially considering that the Senate is evenly divided between Republicans and Democrats. As far as I know, only one Biden nominee has failed. Biden had to withdraw Neera Tanden’s nomination to head the OMB because she had insulted a number of Senators. But other, more radical nominees like Vanita Gupta and Kristen Clarke were »

Americans Are Getting Pessimistic…

Featured image …which shows that they are paying attention. A just-released ABC News/Ipsos poll finds that most Americans are now gloomy about our prospects for the coming year: As President Joe Biden completed 100 days in office, the country was optimistic about the coming year, but now, just after hitting the six-month mark, Americans’ optimism about the direction of the country has plummeted nearly 20 points, a new ABC News/Ipsos poll finds. »

The mark of Klain

Featured image Matt Continetti takes us behind the curtain in his column “The mark of Klain.” The column is worth reading in its entirety. However, he buries a nugget that belies the farcically self-proclaimed most ethical administration in history in re: the return of the swamp. I found this of particular interest: Recent days have offered plenty of evidence of just how good it is to orbit President Biden. The lobbying firm »

Thank Goodness For Censors

Featured image The Biden administration has enlisted Facebook to police conversations among Americans. This is because the rest of us are too dumb to be trusted, and may fall for “misinformation.” So how does Facebook carry out its mission of uplifting our discourse? By censoring conversation about hoes in gardening groups: A group called WNY Gardeners has been repeatedly flagged by the social network for “violating community standards,” when its more than »

Mark Milley and Lloyd Austin fail to impress

Featured image Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chief of Staffs, and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, a retired general, held a press conference yesterday. The two managed to demonstrate one of two things. Either they are stupid or they believe the American public is stupid. Let’s start with Austin. He assured reporters that Milley “doesn’t have a political bone in his body.” But at the same conference, Milley could not »

Dr. Rand Paul vs. Anthony Fauci

Featured image Anthony Fauci is a lifelong bureaucrat who went to work for the federal government during the Nixon administration. To my knowledge, in the last forty or fifty years I have treated as many patients as Dr. Fauci has. Today, in a Senate committee hearing, he once again mixed it up with Dr. Rand Paul, an actual physician. The complete video is below, but first my interpretation. Dr. Paul referred to »

COVID Spreading in the White House

Featured image Jen Psaki admitted today that there are more previously-undisclosed covid cases in the White House: Jen Psaki, White House press secretary on Tuesday confirmed that there have been breakthrough COVID-19 cases among vaccinated White House staffers that had not previously been made public. Psaki told reporters yes, “There have been….” *** Without providing numbers of new cases within the staff, Psaki said the White House is, “actively monitoring the health »

Toward Minitrue

Featured image This week the psickening Jen Psaki casually announced that the Biden administration was guiding Facebook in the censorship of “misinformation” bearing on Covid vaccinations. She followed up with the guidance that those circulating “misinformation” on one platform should be removed from all social media platforms. One weird thing about our political moment is the lack of consensus about how all of this is screamingly batshit crazy. — Omri Ceren »

Shapes of things: Ministry of truth edition

Featured image The sickening Jen Psaki announced yesterday that the Biden administration is advising Facebook on “misinformation” in posts bearing on Covid vaccines. In collaboration with the administration Facebook is expected to follow up in the appropriate fashion. Psaki treats it as another day at the office, but this manifestation of the censorship imperative that Facebook has taken up is of course deeply alarming. Let it be duly noted. There are of »

Biden Turns to the United Nations

Featured image I somehow missed this story when it came out on Tuesday: U.S. State Department invites U.N. racism investigators to visit U.S. The U.S. State Department has invited U.N. experts who investigate racism and minority issues to conduct an official visit to the United States, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Tuesday. It isn’t hard to see where this is going. The U.N.’s “experts” will write a report detailing the »

New meaning of transparency

Featured image We took a look at Hunter Biden’s new approach to monetizing his father’s office in “The art of the con.” Like Andrea Peyser in her July 8 New York Post column I linked to there, Miranda Devine zooms in the arrangements intended to cover the ethical issues inherent in the sale of Hunter Biden’s works of art. In her New York Post column this morning, Devine quotes this exchange with »

The art of the con

Featured image The good news is that Hunter Biden has figured out how to make up whatever income he lost when his term on the board of Burisma expired. The bad news is that his replacement gig may be even shadier. As Andrea Peyser puts in her New York Post column on Hunter’s new gig: “In October, a snazzy art gallery in New York City’s high-rent Soho district is scheduled to put »

A New Low in Leftist Fanaticism

Featured image Politico reports a stunner today: the climatistas are begging President Biden not to be too tough on China for human rights violations, or anything else, because . . . it might be bad for the climate! Biden’s new Cold War with China will result in climate collapse, progressives warn As a new Cold War takes shape between the U.S. and China, progressives fear the result will be a dramatically warming »

Tucker: They planned to leak my emails

Featured image Tucker Carlson opened his show last night with a monologue commenting on Jonathan Swan’s Axios story on the NSA interception of his email (video below). He didn’t mention Swan by name, but it’s clearly his story he was talking about. I excerpted Swan’s story in “And now, the Putin factor.” Tucker’s monologue confirmed the accuracy of Swan’s account as far as it bears on his side of the story. Late »

You save 16 cents, what do you get?

Featured image The New York Post documents some of the hilarity occasioned by the lame White House tweet celebrating the saving of 16 cents for the food cost of a 2021 July 4 barbecue over last year. The Post story notes the pitifully stupid puns with which the White House advertised the Farm Bureau’s annual update on July 4 food costs (below). With an unprecedented humanitarian crisis at our border, soaring gas »

Wheels Coming Off the Progressive Bus

Featured image It’s only Wednesday, but this is shaping up as the week when the Progressive agenda hit the wall. First, there is Eric Adams’s showing in the New York City mayor’s race. And as Scott noted earlier in the week, the University of Minnesota did a complete about-face on utilizing the Minneapolis police to keep the campus safe. Then there’s this in today’s Wall Street Journal: Biden to Say Cities Can »

Nepotism abounds in Biden administration

Featured image Soon after becoming president, Joe Biden promised that no member of his family would be involved in the federal government. It was an easy promise for Biden to make considering all the money his son and brother had already made off of Joe’s name and office in the private sector. You can’t get rich in the federal government like you can peddling influence in countries like Ukraine and China. Still, »