The panic in Powderhorn Park, cont’d

Featured image Yesterday in “The panic in Powderhorn Park” I noted that the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board was to take up a proposed resolution limiting the number of parks with encampments to 20, the number of tents per encampment to 25, and establishing a new temporary encampment permit that can be issued to an individual volunteer, volunteers, non-profit corporation, legal entity, government or non-governmental partner or agency who agrees to be »

The “Lincoln Project” is a fraud

Featured image During the Spanish Civil War, two factions of the American left sent forces to fight the forces of Franco. The socialists sent the Eugene V. Debs Column. They believed in truth in advertising. The communists did not. They sent the Abraham Lincoln Brigade. This year’s election has spawned something called the Lincoln Project, which has been running powerful anti-Trump ads on television. It holds itself out as having serious policy »

The panic in Powderhorn Park

Featured image Brian Kilmeade is filling in for Tucker Carlson on Tucker Carlson Tonight this week. Last night I was invited to discuss the homeless encampment that has sprung up in Minneapolis’s Powderhorn Park. The encampment has attracted national attention, as in Caitlyn Dickerson’s June 24 New York Times story “A Minneapolis Neighborhood Vowed to Check Its Privilege. It’s Already Being Tested.” I have embedded video of the entire show below. The »

Mount Rushmore in the Gun Sights

Featured image Some mainstream Democrats are backpedaling on their war against the United States, claiming that their party’s shock troops, Antifa and the like, are only going after Confederate statues. Sure, like Christopher Columbus, Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Frederick Douglass, Ulysses Grant, and so on. As usual, the Democrats count on most people being too uninformed to realize that they are lying through their teeth. But some Democrats are not reticent at »

Mount Rushmore then and now

Featured image The Washington Free Beacon has put together the SUPERcuts video below illustrating the Orwellian revision of Mount Rushmore. Past statements pretending to admiration are going down the memory hole. Oh, Big Brother Sibster. And don’t forget: IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH. If we didn’t understand before, we should be getting a handle on the importance of this axiom right about now now. Perhaps what we have here is progress of a kind. »

Goodbye, Columbus

Featured image The current rage for tearing down statues and renaming things has reached a sort of reductio ad absurdum: the city of Columbus, Ohio has removed the statue of Christopher Columbus from in front of its City Hall. The Wall Street Journal reports: The city of Columbus, Ohio, this week unceremoniously evicted a 16-foot bronze statue . . . of Christopher Columbus. “For many people in our community, the statue represents »

Democrat Congressional Candidate: Report Trump Supporters!

Featured image I don’t try to keep up with the daily cascade of insanity from the Left. Even if you did nothing else, it would be impossible to catalog a fraction of it, let alone try to respond intelligently. I take it, though, that Democratic politicians if pressed might disassociate themselves from the wildest excesses of the Twitter mob, while at the same time never parting company in any important way with »

Science and “Science”

Featured image Politicians love to say that they are “following the science.” To hear them talk, you would think they spend hours poring over data and they go where the numbers drive them. If only. The COVID epidemic has brought out politicians’ faux reliance on “science” in spades. As good an example as any is my state, Minnesota, where our governor, Tim Walz, has offered one tribute after another to “science” as »

It’s Official: Democrats Are Unpatriotic

Featured image Some of us have suspected for a while that the level of patriotism in the Democratic Party has dropped alarmingly low, but the Democratic National Committee has now confirmed that patriotism is unwelcome in that party. Because celebrating the 4th of July is white supremacist. Or Mount Rushmore is white supremacist. Or, in any event, the combination of the two is white supremacist: When people started talking about the idea »

Keisha Lance Bottoms emerges as possible Biden running mate

Featured image I very much doubt that Joe Biden’s selection of a running mate will affect the outcome of this year’s election. However, the selection is important because (1) Biden has a pretty good chance of winning the election, in my opinion and (2) considering his age and diminished capacity, there’s a fair chance that, if elected, Biden won’t serve four years. By deciding to select a woman, Biden has already restricted »

House Dems investigate Roger Stone sentencing

Featured image The Michael Flynn prosecution is over, assuming no en banc review of the panel’s decision putting an end to it. However, we can expect plenty of moaning from Democrats and their media allies, as well, I assume, as congressional hearings. For the moment, though, it’s the Roger Stone prosecution that Democrats are investigating. Bill Otis has the details. Stone was sentenced by a liberal Democrat judge to 40 months in »

How the Democrats Collude to Enable Voter Fraud

Featured image One of the most pernicious phenomena of modern times is the collusive lawsuit. This is how it works: a left-wing organization sues a government agency that is also controlled by the left. The lawsuit alleges that the agency is obliged to do something that the agency would like to do, but the Democrats can’t get it passed. Then the parties–supposedly adverse, but actually in collusion–“settle” the case by having the »

Color Him Father

Featured image I wrote this on Father’s Day several years ago. It is a post that struck a chord with at least a few readers. I have amplified it this year and am taking the liberty of reposting these reflections in honor of the day. My father was a thoughtful man in his own way. In the last years of his life he recited for me the things for which he was »

Nihilism In an Emblematic City

Featured image A friend who grew up in Boston writes about the significance of the recent attacks on statues and historic monuments there. Boston, known as the “Athens of America” and the “Cradle of Liberty,” has, as was said of the Balkans, disparagingly, “produced more history than it can consume locally”. The City of Boston alone, compact and relatively small in the metropolitan area, has probably more historical monuments and statues than »

de Blasio: Hypocrite or Anti-Semite? [Updated]

Featured image Both, apparently. It has appeared throughout the Wuhan epidemic that Warren Wilhelm Jr. Bill de Blasio is eager to crack down on Jewish funerals and other gatherings while turning a blind eye to much larger gatherings not involving Jews. He has now gone over the top, ordering the gate to a park frequented mostly by Jews welded shut, while encouraging massive Black Lives Matter demonstrations. Paul Watson reports: New York »

A Last Desperate Gambit

Featured image The Democratic Party’s coordinated effort to stir up racial hatred and bully the rest of us into giving them back the White House under the guise of “anti-racism” can only be seen as the most recent stage of the Democrats’ attempt to nullify the 2016 election. James Kunstler comments pungently: [H]ow much of the response to the public killing of one George Floyd has been an engineered operation by the »

Biden: Even More Contemptible Than Usual

Featured image In a normal news cycle, this would be a significant story, and Joe Biden would be subject to universal condemnation. That is, if we lived in the world pre-2016. The headline: “Biden Warns Trump Will ‘Steal This Election,’ Predicts Military May Have To Remove Trump From White House.” Joe Biden, the Democrats’ presumptive 2020 presidential nominee, told “The Daily Show” Wednesday that he expects President Donald Trump to try to »