The Democratic Party of the Past, and the Future

Featured image Collin Peterson is the closest thing to a conservative Democrat in Congress. He has represented Minnesota’s 7th District, the Northwestern and West Central portion of the state, since 1991. He is currently Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee. At one time Peterson was an icon in the district, but his enthusiasm for campaigning has waned and in recent cycles, as his district moved farther away from the Democratic Party, his »

The unabridged Anton

Featured image Someone has posted Sunday’s installment of Life, Liberty and Levin on YouTube. I have embedded the video below. Candace Owens appears in the show’s two opening segments followed by Michael Anton for the next three. The occasion of Anton’s appearance is the publication of The Stakes: America at the Point of No Return. I posted the first of the three segments with Anton here yesterday. The second segment with him »

Michael Anton: Dems’ big plans

Featured image Steve Hayward interviewed former Trump administration national security official Michael Anton for his September 5 podcast that is posted here. The subject was Anton’s just-published The Stakes: America At the Point of No Return, spelling out the consequences of a Democratic victory in November. Having listened to the podcast twice, I recommend it highly. Anton also appeared last night for three segments on Life, Liberty & Levin. FOX News has »

Is COVID Hysteria All About the Election?

Featured image I think it is indisputable that America’s reaction to the relatively mild Wuhan virus has been excessive, if not hysterical. Polls suggest that most Americans grossly overestimate the extent to which the virus is fatal, especially to those who are less than 80 years old and not in compromised health. Why have Americans been systematically misinformed, and why have many states taken actions so plainly disproportionate to the risk? Many »

The Latest from Portland and Rochester

Featured image Last night, in a residential area of Portland, Antifa rioters battled police officers. One rioter threw a Molotov cocktail at policemen; it fell short and set one of his fellow radicals on fire. The footage is quite horrific: Graphic: #Antifa rioters throw a Molotov cocktail in direction of police in SE Portland. It lands next to people, setting one on fire. Video by @TaylerUSA. #PortlandRiots — Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) »

Joe Biden’s America

Featured image This Trump campaign ad does a great job of linking Black Lives Matter, Antifa, rioters, arsonists and Democratic Party politicians who cheer them on. It is nuclear. I assume this ad and others like it will be seen by tens of millions of voters by Election Day: The Democrats have no answer. »

Have the Democrats Encouraged Urban Violence?

Featured image Democratic politicians are now trying to distance themselves from the rioting, looting, arson and murder that have beset American cities–not because they object on principle, but because urban violence is hurting them in the polls. But is the Democrats’ disavowal of rioting and arson sincere? This short video reminds us that for years, and more intensively in recent months, Democratic politicians and celebrities have been promoting violence: The most important »

Coming Soon to Our Nation’s Capital: A Comprehensive Purge

Featured image Mayor Muriel Bowser of the District of Columbia created a D. C. Facilities and Commemorative Expressions (DCFACES) Working Group to review the hundreds of public buildings and spaces in the District, and make recommendations as to whether they should be renamed. The Working Group has now submitted its report; it is embedded below. The report’s first paragraph makes clear where the Working Group is coming from: When history revisits the »

The Shameless Mrs. Pelosi

Featured image We wrote yesterday about Nancy Pelosi’s blatant act of hypocrisy, in scheduling a hair appointment for herself at a salon that is closed to the public, as all salons are in San Francisco. But laws are for the little people, so Mrs. Pelosi, who constantly hectors the rest of us about COVID, took advantage of her wealth and power to ignore the law. The woman who owns the salon (the »

The Democrats Explain Their Voter Fraud Plans

Featured image I expect that President Trump will be re-elected in November. The Democrats apparently expect that as well. At least, the Democratic Party web site Axios does. Thus, Axios is warning the party’s faithful that President Trump is likely to win–apparently–on November 3. But never fear: weeks remain in which the Democrats can harvest fake ballots! A top Democratic data and analytics firm told “Axios on HBO” it’s highly likely that »

Riots and Joe Biden’s Joe Isuzu Problem [with comment by Paul]

Featured image Anybody remember the 1980s Isuzu auto TV pitchman “Joe Isuzu”? Wikipedia recalls him as “a pathological liar who made outrageous and overinflated claims about Isuzu’s cars,” which describes a lot of Joe Biden’s boasts about himself. Beyond just Biden, I think the whole Democratic Party has a “Joe Isuzu problem” when it comes to talking sensibly about the urban disorder exploding (literally) all over the country. Does it seem like »

Suspect Identified In Portland Murder

Featured image The Oregonian reports that a suspect has been identified in the murder Sunday night of Aaron Danielson, a Donald Trump supporter, in Portland: A 48-year-old man who was accused of carrying a loaded gun at an earlier downtown Portland protest is under investigation in the fatal shooting Saturday night of a right-wing demonstrator after a pro-Trump rally. Michael Forest Reinoehl calls himself an anti-fascist and has posted videos and photos »

Don’t Let the Mob Win

Featured image That is the theme of this nuclear ad by Tom Cotton, which is going live in Minnesota and Wisconsin tonight. The violent mobs of Antifa and BLM need to be hung around the neck of the Democratic Party, and this ad goes a long way toward that end: 🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨 NEW Tom Cotton ad going live in Wisconsin and Minnesota tonight — Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) August 30, 2020 Note, too, »

The Democrats’ blind spot on rioting and looting

Featured image Why were leading Democrats so slow to speak up forcefully against the rioting and looting that has plagued American cities for months? Why did it take bad poll numbers to spur some leading Dems and their media auxiliary to speak up? Maybe Democrats are worried about alienating their base. But their base doesn’t favor rioting and looting. Normal Blacks and white liberals may feel they understand the rage that’s supposedly »

Journalistic Malpractice On the Riots

Featured image The Democratic Party press has done its best to suppress news about the riots that have devastated cities across the country, but it is a hard secret to keep. Sometimes their efforts would be amusing, if the subject were not so serious. Here are a couple of minor cases in point from the Democrats’ flagship newspaper here in Minnesota, the Star Tribune. At 8:59 last night, the Strib’s top headline »

The NY Times Hits the Panic Button

Featured image I’m guessing the Democrats’ internal polling on the current rioting and protesting is looking really bad, because the New York Times this morning declares a five-alarm fire with this new story (I’ve bolded some revealing bits of the reportage): How Chaos in Kenosha Is Already Swaying Some Voters in Wisconsin . . . [S]ome voters who were less sure of their choice said the chaos in their city and the »

Meet the new Marxism

Featured image Now we are engaged in a great civil war of ideas, or should be. Our constitutional order is under attack by the neo-Marxist scoundrels of the Black Lives Matter crowd and the woke mob along with their allies inside the Democratic Party, the party’s media adjunct, and big business. And now along comes Yoram Hazony to explain what it’s all about in his Quillette essay “The challenge of Marxism.” In »