“Why should I ever vote for a Democrat again?”

Featured image Matt Taibbi is one of a group of honest liberals who are not blind to the contemporary Left’s faults. At Racket News, he writes about his testimony before Jim Jordan’s House Weaponization of Government Committee, which apparently prompted a visit to his home by the IRS. Jordan’s House committee investigated, with the result that the IRS has announced a new policy on home visits. The substance of the investigation is »

Mugged By Reality

Featured image Bari Weiss is one of America’s top independent journalists, with a popular podcast. We have followed her work here for a while. The Gazan invasion of Israel, with its attendant horrors, seems to have pushed her over the edge. Read the whole thing; it is eloquent: Journalist Bari Weiss, a Jewish liberal who quit the New York Times over its anti-Semitism, writes: ”As a Democrat who has been left homeless, »

One Day In the Media

Featured image In addition to my day job and writing for Power Line, I do quite a bit of radio as well as some television and podcasting. Yesterday I did two radio shows and a podcast, talking about Gaza’s attack on Israel, “Allahu Akbar” on the steps of the Minnesota State Capitol, the ongoing fiasco in the House of Representatives, and more. Just for fun, here are those three appearances. First, morning »

A Politician For Our Time

Featured image Pierre Poilievre is the leader of Canada’s Conservative Party. In this viral clip, he is interviewed by a hack left-wing journalist while munching an apple (Poilievre, not the journalist). It makes for an enjoyable couple of minutes. I especially like Poilievre’s response to the “some people say” ploy that is so beloved by liberal journalists: Pierre Poilievre casually smacks down a left wing journalist while munching on an apple. »

Buy Ari’s Book

Featured image Tonight was the Minnesota Republican Party’s annual Elephant Club dinner. Former George W. Bush press secretary Ari Fleischer was the speaker. My wife and I were luckily seated at the head table. Ari did a very good job, speaking mostly on the topic of his recent book, Suppression, Deception, Snobbery, and Bias: Why the Press Gets So Much Wrong―And Just Doesn’t Care. His speech included a Power Point with egregious »

Strong Men Lean Right?

Featured image I think most people intuitively think of physically strong, macho men–guys like Scott, Steve and me, for instance–as conservative. Of course, the stereotype doesn’t always hold true. But a recent study confirms that the stereotype does, indeed, exist: [C]onservative men are perceived as physically stronger than liberals, according to scientists. The University of Arkansas-led research carried out four experiments to investigate the link between political orientation and chiselled physiques. As »

Does Conservatism Work?

Featured image I wrote here about the fact that Mississippi, America’s poorest state, has now surpassed the United Kingdom in per capita GDP, linking to an article in the Telegraph by Douglas Carswell. Carswell is a tremendously interesting guy: a Member of Parliament for 12 years, one of the founders of the Brexit movement, who left the U.K. to run a free market think tank in Mississippi. Last week was the State »

Has Tucker Lost It?

Featured image I haven’t seen as much of Tucker Carlson as most conservatives, since it is a long time since I have watched Fox News and I haven’t followed his recent efforts on Twitter. But I find him likable and agree with him most of the time. Check out, however, this podcast with Adam Corolla, which runs more than an hour: It is vintage Tucker, and as usual I agree with most »

From Malawi to the Conservative Movement

Featured image Martha Njolomole is one of the most extraordinary people I know. She grew up in Malawi, in East Africa. Her family was poor, although not particularly so by Malawian standards. Her home had neither electricity nor running water. She walked a considerable distance to and from school, and when she got home she walked a mile or two to a well for water, which she carried home in a bucket »

A Day at the Fair

Featured image Over the years, I have chronicled on this site my visits to the Minnesota State Fair, one of America’s great spectacles. I have photographed seed art, butter sculptures, and much more. In years gone by, I did radio broadcasts from the Fair. And for the last two years, my organization, American Experiment, has had a booth at the Fair for one Saturday. We have a prime location near the Grandstand. »

The Great Realignment

Featured image Matt Taibbi offers a bracing assessment of the current political landscape at Racket News and YouTube. “Campaign 2024: Not Left Versus Right, But Affluent Versus Everyone Else.” It is the sort of thing that ten years ago, I wouldn’t have taken seriously. But now… The realignment of major parties away from blue against red and toward a rich versus poor dynamic is America’s most undercovered political story. *** There are »

Mississippi, Beacon of Progress

Featured image Why did one of Britain’s leading advocates for Brexit leave the U.K. to head up a policy organization in Mississippi? Douglas Carswell explains in the Telegraph: You might be surprised to learn that Mississippi, the poorest state in the US, is now wealthier than Britain. Mississippi’s GDP per capita last year was $47,190, slightly above the UK’s approximately $45,000, though still well below the overall American average of $70,000. While »

A word from Binyamin Jolkovsky

Featured image Yesterday morning I wanted to include a word from Binyamin Jolkovsky in “Argus Hamilton reports.” Binyamin is proprietor of Jewish World Review. “I hate talking about myself,” he told me, but he got back to me at the end of the day: I’m now in my early 50s. Back in my 20s, when I started JWR, conservatives were mocked by the so-called mainstream for having the foresight in sounding the »

A Parallel Conservative Economy? American Heartland Announces $2 Billion Theme Park in Oklahoma

Featured image Move over Snow White and the Seven Magical Creatures! As the Left continues to alienate themselves from traditional American values with woke new versions of classic fairy tales and children’s stories, conservatives have quietly begun building a parallel economy. The boldest arrival into this space is American Heartland Theme Park, an affiliate of Mansion Entertainment Group, LLC. The company has announced plans to create a $2 billion, 1,000 acre entertainment »

Europe Swings Right

Featured image The Telegraph reports on Spain, where a right-wing coalition is expected to take power in the upcoming election. Among the conservatives’ leaders is Isabel Díaz Ayuso, whom we wrote about here. But it isn’t just Spain: As Brexit Britain veers to the Left, weighing up voting for Sir Keir in the next election, the EU appears to be heading in the opposite direction. Italy, Finland and Greece have all recently »

State AGs Say: Stop Discriminating! [Updated]

Featured image The Supreme Court’s anti-discrimination decisions, Harvard and UNC, have revitalized the movement to achieve equal justice for all Americans. Those cases had to do with college admissions and didn’t directly touch on employment, but they show which way the wind is blowing. And the arguments against race discrimination in academia transfer easily to race discrimination in employment. Thus, earlier today thirteen state Attorneys General sent a letter to the CEOs »

Riley Gains Admirers

Featured image Last night, American Experiment hosted Riley Gaines for an event in suburban Minneapolis. I got to know Riley when I had her as a guest on the Dennis Prager show. That led to our invitation to come to Minnesota. It is hard to say how many tickets we could have sold to see Ms. Gaines. We cut off sales at 430 lest the fire marshal shut us down. She is »