Biden Administration

Here’s Why the Candidacy of Far Left Cornel West Matters

Featured image Far Left activist Cornel West announced his decision to run for president as a candidate for the People’s Party on Monday in a Twitter video. West, 70, is a former Harvard University public philosophy professor and a professor emeritus at Princeton University. As crazy as a West candidacy may seem at first glance, it could actually have a profound impact on the outcome of the election. As a jaunty little »

Biden Continues the Fauci Legacy

Featured image The Biden Administration clearly has learned nothing from the multiple debacles of COVID policy, or they have complete contempt for the American people, or they are just complete idiots. (Actually these possibilities are not mutually exclusive.) Here’s the Biden Administration’s choice for the new director of the Centers for Disease Control: New CDC Director Mandy Cohen recalls how she and her colleagues came up with COVID mandates during her time »

FBI complains search terms in House subpoena for Biden doc too broad, Comer narrows it down: ‘$5 million’

Featured image House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) issued a subpoena to the FBI on May 3 to obtain an unclassified FD-1023 which allegedly details a bribery scheme between then-Vice President Joe Biden and a foreign national. As I reported on Tuesday, the FBI refused to hand over the document by the original compliance date and continues to obstruct Comer’s efforts. Comer fired off a new letter to FBI Director Christopher »

The Debt Ceiling Fight: What (or Who) Works?

Featured image Last week on the podcast I predicted that the chief sticking point on a deal to raise the debt ceiling wouldn’t be any of the GOP demands for spending restraint, but rather the demand for new work requirements of able bodied welfare recipients. Because the left views welfare and other income support programs as means of entitled redistribution without reciprocal obligation rather than relief from unfortunate circumstances, Democrats would resist. »

Fact-check: Jankowicz v. Fox News

Featured image Nina Jankowicz has filed a defamation lawsuit against Fox News. The lawsuit has gotten some coverage, but I wouldn’t be aware of it if it weren’t for Matt Taibbi. Taibbi performed a fact-check on her complaint in a subscribers-only column at his Racket News site last week. Taibbi has now posted an audio version of his column narrated by Jared Moore (video below). The audio is also accessible on the »

Displaced by illegals [updated]

Featured image The New York Post reports that homeless vets have been displaced from their lodging to make room for illegal aliens (a/k/a “migrants”) shipped north of the city by Mayor Eric Adams: Nearly two dozen struggling homeless veterans have been booted from upstate hotels to make room for migrants, says a nonprofit group that works with the vets. The ex-military — including a 24-year-old man in desperate need of help after »


Featured image With the expiration of Title 42 overnight, the invasion of the United States is on in full force today. The New York Post devotes a cover and related coverage to the story. I have exhausted my poor power to detract from the efforts of the Biden administration to facilitate the invasion. Here I want to borrow today’s Post editorial “Growing crisis proves: Biden’s ONLY priority is to admit ‘em all” »

Chaotic with a chance of meatballs

Featured image President Biden met with Speaker Kevin McCarthy and other congressional leaders on raising the debt limit. Biden appeared to give remarks and take a few questions following the meeting. It looked and sounded surreal. The White House has posted a transcript of Biden’s remarks here. If you didn’t stick around for the questions-and-answers you might have missed this highlight: I — we cut the deficit by $160 billion — billion »

Last Refuge of a Scoundrel

Featured image Dr. Johnson was wrong. The last refuge of a scoundrel is not patriotism, i.e, the love of one’s own country. Rather, the scoundrel’s last refuge is contempt for his own country, camouflaged by an insincere devotion to another nation. Thus, we had the spectacle of “Dr.” Jill Biden attending the coronation of King Charles III–an inspiring event, for completely different reasons–along with one of her granddaughters, wearing not the colors »

Slow Joe’s Meds Are Not Working

Featured image Joe Biden’s idea of engaging directly with the media is submitting himself to the rigors of MSNBC “reporter” Stephanie Ruhle, who is an unusually lightweight and ideologically partisan media figure. But even she managed to summon up the moxie to ask Biden about his age. His answer belongs in the museum exhibit for “old man yells at cloud” phenomena—he’s just so darn much smarter than anyone else in the country: »

5 Former Presidents Have Run Again After Losing; Only 1 Succeeded

Featured image 1945’s Brent Eastwood raised an interesting point in an article titled “The End of Donald Trump Has Arrived.” He noted that, of the five former U.S. presidents who have run for the presidency after having lost their previous bids for reelection, only one, Grover Cleveland, was successful. Eastwood wrote: But that is precisely what he is trying to accomplish – running again after losing the White House in a comeback. »

The madness of King Joe

Featured image President Biden shares a propensity to transgress legal constraints after declaring that he lacked the authority to do what he subsequently does. “One would think posing as a defender of our system would force Biden to be more fastidious about his own relationship to our institutions and norms, although that doesn’t seem to have occurred to him,” Rich Lowry writes. Say this on Biden’s behalf. There is a lot more »

At the Supreme Court

Featured image Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito sat down with James Taranto and David Rivkin for the Wall Street Journal weekend column “Justice Alito: ‘This made us targets of assassination.” As the Journal loves to do on its opinion pages, the column breaks news. Behind the Journal’s paywall, the whole thing is worth reading. Here are the quotes I think are particularly worth pulling: • “I personally have a pretty good idea »

Subramanian’s silence

Featured image Los Angeles Times White House reporter Courtney Subramanian appears to have accommodated President Biden’s daycare minders with the substance of the question she would ask when called on at the joint news conference with South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol last week. Biden was prepared with a cheat sheet instructing him to call on her first, paraphrasing the question, and otherwise identifying her for his benefit. Seeing the set-up with »

Is Kamala Harris the ‘dumbest person’ ever to be elected Vice President in history?

Featured image She did it again. Nearly every time Vice President Kamala Harris speaks to the public, the occasion ends with a humiliating and viral sound bite. And this time was no exception. In her first public appearance since President Biden’s re-election announcement, Harris delivered remarks at an abortion rights rally at her alma mater, Howard University, in Washington D.C. on Tuesday. Describing the significance of the moment, Harris told the crowd: »

Biden His Time?

Featured image It is hard to believe Joe Biden can possibly go through with this. He is no longer capable of doing a live press conference, and couldn’t even manage a live re-election announcement. National Review reminds us that in 2019 Biden apparently told confidantes that he’d be a one-term president, that it was “inconceivable” that he’d run again in 2024. So what’s behind this? And why so early? Reagan didn’t announce »

Somewhere over the horizon

Featured image The Biden administration has conducted a comprehensive campaign of misinformation, disinformation, lying, and deception of the storied Gaslight variety. My personal favorite is the “success” of Biden’s open borders program, but you may have your own. The frequently derided White House press secretary KJP may be the perfect person for the job after all. The humiliating fiasco of our withdrawal from Afghanistan is another case in point. “Twas a famous »