Bill Clinton

The Clinton Wrecking Machine

Featured image There’s an old moral precept, derived from classical teaching, that virtue is its own reward. Right about now liberals may be slowly coming to learn the wisdom behind this thought. You can see this in the way many liberals are now engaged in self-flaggelation about whether Clinton should have resigned from office in 1998 when the Lewinsky scandal blew up. To be sure, much of this is political posturing, since »

How Anita Hill betrayed feminism

Featured image Yesterday, I discussed how feminists betrayed feminism by defending Bill Clinton against credible and, in one notorious case admitted, allegations of serious sexual misconduct. These allegations were made just a few years after the Clarence Thomas-Anita Hill controversy had put the issue of sexual harassment front-and-center in the nation’s consciousness. Feminists (except those who knew Thomas personally) believed Hill’s claims. And they argued (just as they do today) that, ordinarily, »

Kirsten Gillibrand’s intellectual dishonesty [UPDATED]

Featured image Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who holds the seat formerly occupied by Hillary Clinton, said today that Bill Clinton should have resigned the presidency after his inappropriate relationship with Monica Lewinsky came to light. That’s mighty enlightened of her. But what took her so long to reach, or articulate, this view? The answer is, it took the fall of Clintons plus a crucial Senate race in which the Republican is being accused »

It wasn’t “the times” that caused feminists to give Bill Clinton a pass

Featured image Yesterday, in a post called “The Farce of Bill Clinton’s Reckoning,” I discussed the intellectual dishonesty of the many Democrats and feminists who defended Clinton from highly credible (and in at least one case admitted) charges of sexual misconduct. I rejected the defense to this hypocrisy that, when Clinton’s offenses were “litigated” more than 20 years ago, the problem of sexual harassment wasn’t taken nearly as seriously as it is »

The farce of Bill Clinton’s “reckoning”

Featured image Is there anything in the news more farcical than liberals and feminists saying it’s time for “a reckoning with Bill Clinton”? Clinton was credibly accused of severe sexual misconduct by several women. One of them, Juanita Broaddrick, alleged that Clinton raped her. Her claim was highly credible, inasmuch as she complained contemporaneously to five people. Clinton also admitted, after brazenly lying about it, to having sex with Monica Lewinsky. The »

Catching Up on Things

Featured image I’ve been on the road for most of the last week, only intermittently connected to the world at large. Did a couple of panels and speeches marking the one-year anniversary of the election result that saved us from the reign of Rodham and Gomorrah. I also adapted an old Stan Evans joke about how I voted for Trump because Alec Baldwin and Rosie O’Donnell promised to leave the country if »

On the Lolita Express [a blast from the past]

Featured image Bill and Hillary Clinton should be attached to the Democratic Party like a prisoner’s leg irons. The Dems have lied for them. The Dems have covered up for them. Now they seek to throw the Clintons under the bus and move on to view their mangled bodies in the bus’s rearview mirror. Have they no shame? (That’s a rhetorical question.) Let us keep the Clintons both front and center as »

Horrible Harvey and the Democrats’ Conspiracy of Silence

Featured image Now that it is safe to do so, apparently, just about every actress in Hollywood is telling lurid stories about Harvey Weinstein. Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie are among the latest. Weinstein tried to lure Paltrow into giving him a nude massage, which caused her then-boyfriend, Brad Pitt, “to angrily confront Weinstein at a film premiere.” Presumably everyone in Hollywood knew about it. The New Yorker has a long article »

The human stain

Featured image The Weekly Standard has posted a brilliant column by senior editor Lee Smith reflecting on the meaning of the disgrace of Harvey Weinstein. Lee’s piece is titled “The human stain: Why the Harvey Weinstein story is worse than you think.” It is unlike anything else you will read on Weinstein and full of quotable quotes to boot, including this cutting “thought experiment”: Would the Weinstein story have been published if »

It’s Clinton’s Fault!—Bill, That Is

Featured image With mounting evidence that the Democratic Party is shifting massively further to the left (separate post on this coming soon), Hillary’s remembrances of things past is not going over well with a party base that has been slowly revolting against her husband for a long time. And now comes Newsweek, with a cover story saying that everything wrong with America today is Bill’s fault! The story is actually an excerpt »

Let’s Not Forget How the North Korea Crisis Originated

Featured image Liberals are criticizing President Trump for belligerent language directed toward North Korea. They think he should be more diplomatic, like other presidents have been for the last 25 years. Because that worked so well, apparently. This short video clip of President Clinton announcing the 1994 deal under which North Korea agreed not to develop nuclear weapons in return for a great deal of money is a great reminder of how »

Some Pictures Just Can’t Wait Till Saturday Morning

Featured image I’m traveling today, but not to worry: I’ve got the Week in Pictures in hand for tomorrow morning, going up at 6 am (central time) sharp as usual. But sometimes a picture comes along that is so extraordinary that it deserves to be separated from the crowd: I mean seriously: what the hell? Clinton between two Bushes? Does Slick Willie not know how symbolically accurate this photo is, displaying his »

Now I Get It

Featured image During the long campaign I wondered about rumors that the Clintons were secretly behind Trump’s candidacy, or least least hoping he would win the GOP nomination as he’d be the easiest to beat. There’s lots of reporting (and some leaked emails) that the person the Clintons most feared in the GOP field was . . . Jeb Bush. Which shows how bad the Clintons have become at politics. The best »

Trump: Genius or Savant?

Featured image From the beginning of Trump’s implausible rise to the presidency, I’ve wondered whether he’s a Chauncey Gardner-style idiot savant (which is what liberals always thought of Reagan, even after he demolished them at successive elections), a shrewd genius of sorts, or just plain lucky. Increasingly the evidence leans toward the second explanation—that underneath Trump’s verb-tense and syntactically-challenged stream-of-consciousness speaking (and Tweeting) style, there is a shrewdness about him that bespeaks »

In Re O’Reilly, Part Four

Featured image Paul has written about the downfall of Bill O’Reilly in a series of three posts, the most alarming of which was Part Three. I want to add a cartoon coda. I don’t usually come down hard on hypocrisy. It strikes me as a relatively mild failing. But when it comes to liberals and Bill O’Reilly (or Donald Trump), the contradiction is so stunning that one can hardly help remarking on »

What’s next for Bill Clinton?

Featured image Geoffrey Norman of the Weekly Standard wonders what’s next for Bill Clinton. The answer, Norman suggests, is irrelevance. I think what’s next for Bill Clinton is plenty of what he seemed to be doing in the video below during President Trump’s inauguration. Plus some of what he probably was thinking about doing at that moment. Irrelevance need not be so bad. Hillary Clinton probably won’t be doing much of she »

Tough times at the Clinton Foundation? [UPDATED]

Featured image My friend Jim Scanlan informed me that Bill Clinton has promised to “personally triple” donations to the Clinton Foundation. Sure enough, here’s the pop-up on the Foundation’s website in which Clinton does so. If you follow the links that lead towards donating, you learn that Clinton will “triple” donations “up to [the Foundation’s] goal of $200,000.” According to this report, Clinton Foundation chairman Bruce Lindsey also announced in an email »