Democrats

The Conyers Conundrum for Democrats

Featured image There are starting to be calls coming from House Democrats for Rep. John Conyers to resign over the allegations of sexual harassment, with the principal reason being that he paid a dodgy settlement (who pays severance to a “temporary employee”?) out of his office account, rather than through the House Office of Compliance, where the other $15 million in settlements have been paid out.  This seems to be a rather »

The Democrats’ Dilemma

Featured image It is great fun to watch liberals squirm as one after another of their favorite politicians, journalists and cultural figures are swept up in the vortex of sexual assault and harassment. In today’s New York Times, columnist Michelle Goldberg frets–out loud!–about what to do “When Our Allies Are Accused of Harassment.” The ally she has in mind is Al Franken: Last Thursday, after a photograph emerged of Senator Al Franken »

Tweet of the Day

Featured image The tweet of the day (it was yesterday, actually) comes from Dan McLaughlin. So many have been swept up in the tide of sexual assault and harassment accusations that it is hard to keep track of them all, but arguably the second most consequential figure implicated so far (second only to Bill Clinton) is John Conyers: John Conyers settled charges of sexually harassing staffers during the time his wife was »

Save BIG on your favorite Dem gear

Featured image That’s the email the Democratic Party sent out a few minutes ago. They are having a sale on “Dem gear,” which you can buy here. But who would want to? The products for sale at The Democrat Store are mostly…odd. This t-shirt says “Vote Democrat & Chill.” Is that like Netflix and chill? I think that is what they mean to imply. I think most of us would say, No »

Who’s the Turkey?

Featured image Michael Ramirez anticipates Thanksgiving, only this time the turkeys are on offense, shooting down the Trump administration’s effort to make America’s economy more competitive and to stimulate growth that will benefit American workers. Click to enlarge: I can’t disagree. And yet, Republicans have the votes to reform our tax code without any Democrat support. Unfortunately, it appears they may be too disorganized to get the job done. It is no »

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 »

Will AG Sessions Appoint Another Special Prosecutor? [with comment by Paul]

Featured image It looks like Attorney General Jeff Sessions may be taking my advice to appoint at least one more special prosecutor to go after the Democrats, including James Comey and Robert Mueller. More realistically, I suppose the advice comes from House Judiciary Committee Chairman Robert W. Goodlatte and a number of fellow House Republicans, who wrote a letter to President Trump in July urging such an investigation. You can read the »

The Dems are back, baby

Featured image And celebrating their return on Saturday Night Live. If only the Democrats’ leaders were as young as the comics who portray them in this skit… »

Donna Brazile switches trains

Featured image Donna Brazile rode the Clinton express for decades, parlaying the ride into fame and possibly fortune. Now that the one-time express is a stalled local, Brazile has hopped off, and will make a pretty penny for her expose of that train. As Steve suggests, Brazile isn’t just hopping off the Clinton train and trying to sell her book. She also wants fellow passengers to disembark with her. It suits this »

Cleta Mitchell: Brazile describes “a massive violation of federal law” that “triggers criminal penalties”

Featured image I’m not on Facebook, but I was told that Cleta Mitchell’s page contains a brief discussion of the legal implications of the Hillary Clinton-DNC scandal. As many of our readers know, Cleta Mitchell is a star lawyer. She has played a leading role in defending conservatives targeted by the IRS under the Obama administration and in pushing to hold the IRS accountable for the targeting. Here is Cleta’s take on »

More on the Democrat’s Assault on Rand Paul

Featured image The Washington Post has an update on the apparently-unprovoked attack on Senator Rand Paul by his neighbor, Rene Boucher. Paul’s injuries were initially described as “minor,” but that is not the case. Boucher broke five ribs, and Paul suffered lung contusions and facial injuries as well. Apparently Boucher blind-sided the senator while Paul was mowing his lawn, or had just completed mowing his lawn. Paul’s staff says his ability to »

Did the Clintons Turn the DNC Into a Criminal Conspiracy?

Featured image Today Politico published an excerpt from Donna Brazile’s forthcoming book titled Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns that Put Donald Trump in the White House. Brazile, in case you have forgotten, is the long-time Democratic Party operative who replaced Debbie Wasserman-Schultz as Chair of the Democratic National Committee. In the Politico excerpt, Brazile throws Wasserman-Schultz and numerous others under the bus. Brazile says that the Democratic Party »

Democrats to White Males: You’re Not Wanted Here

Featured image The Daily Wire has obtained an internal Democratic National Committee email listing several open IT positions that openly says that it does not want white males. Here’s the email—note the underlined sentence at the end: The sentence reads: “I personally would prefer that you not forward to cisgender straight white males, since they’re already in the majority.” So much for being an “equal opportunity employer” I guess. Just curious: what’s »

CRB: The Democrats’ dilemma

Featured image The new (Fall) issue of the Claremont Review of Books is in the mail. Thanks to our friends at the Claremont Institute, I have read the new issue in galley to select three days’ worth of pieces to be submitted for the consideration of Power Line readers. (We have three pieces on the Founders in store tomorrow.) As always, wanting to do right by the magazine and by our readers, »

Nobody knows anything

Featured image Kyle Cheney and Elana Schor prepare readers of Politico for the disappointment to come when the congressional probes of Russian collusion with the Trump campaign wind down. You can almost feel the heartache, but they have this consolation. They’ll always have Mueller. Over at the New York Post Paul Sperry concisely sketches the reversal of the past few days. Sperry writes: “The irony is, it may have in fact been »

A Freeport Question For Our Time

Featured image A reader writes: Scott has referred to the famous “Freeport Question” posed by Abraham Lincoln to Stephen Douglas in their debates. The Freeport Question, paraphrased simply, was: as President, would you take the position that the people of a territory have the power to exclude slavery from it (notwithstanding the Dred Scott decision)? It was intended as a rhetorical and logical trap for Douglas as an advocate of “popular sovereignty” »