Elizabeth Warren

When great skin is not enough

Featured image The Washington Post has a section called “Style.” I call it the paper’s id. Left-wing memes and rants too out there to appear in the news section or the op-eds find voice in the Style section. This article by Monica Hesse about Elizabeth Warren is a good example. Here’s how it opens: One of the more intimate side conversations you were likely to overhear between women at an Elizabeth Warren »

Whom should Warren endorse, if anyone?

Featured image Earlier this week, Elizabeth Warren dropped out of the presidential race. Unlike other recent dropouts — Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, and Michael Bloomberg — Warren hasn’t endorsed anyone for president yet. Ideologically, Warren is more closely aligned with Bernie Sanders than with Joe Biden. However, it makes little sense for her to endorse Sanders. For one thing, Sanders looks like a loser now. A good showing in Michigan would change »

Did Warren’s campaign fail because of her gender?

Featured image The Democratic presidential race has had as many twists and turns as a Formula 1 race track. However, as we head for the finish line, the race has taken the shape many predicted it would before it began. A former vice president and favorite of the establishment wing is competing with the runner-up in the 2016 campaign and favorite of the radical wing. Flavor du jour candidates have had their »

Why did MSNBC sack Chris Matthews?

Featured image Earlier this week, Chris Matthews announced on his MSNBC show “Hardball” that he was quitting. He then walked off the set. Later, we learned that the network forced him to resign. Why? One explanation is that Matthews made female guests on his show and some female employees “uncomfortable” with sex-charged banter. But reportedly, Matthews has been doing this forever. It’s true that an obscure journalist recently called Matthews out for »

Bloomberg is out, why is Warren still in?

Featured image Mike Bloomberg suspended his presidential campaign today. He has endorsed Joe Biden. The lesson many will draw from Bloomberg’s failure to win any primary other than the one in American Samoa is that it’s foolish to skip the early contests. To be sure, skipping the early contests isn’t generally a recommended strategy, but I don’t think it was foolish in Bloomberg’s case. His downfall was his debate performance, not his »

About face: Elizabeth Warren accepts super PAC money, after all

Featured image Raise your hand if you have seen a still photograph of Elizabeth Warren in the last Democratic debate where she isn’t either talking or raising her hand in the hope of talking. In that debate, Warren managed to play two roles one might have considered mutually exclusive — the insufferable teacher and the insufferable student. But this post isn’t about Warren’s insufferability. It’s about her hypocrisy. In nearly every debate »

Warren goes full weasel after campaign is accused of racism

Featured image Six African-American staffers from Elizabeth Warren’s Nevada campaign have resigned. They accused the campaign of “tokenism” and racial insensitivity, and claimed that their work environment was “toxic.” There are two possibilities here. The first is that the allegations are true. Warren wouldn’t be the first liberal to treat African-Americans as tokens or, indeed, affirmatively to mistreat them. And even if Warren herself doesn’t discriminate against African-American staff members, it’s certainly »

Warren ducks cameras as she gets off private jet

Featured image It’s a ritual. After the Iowa caucuses, those with a “ticket out,” and those who just want to prolong the agony, fly to New Hampshire to campaign. Elizabeth Warren, who has half a ticket out, followed this practice. She did so by private jet. Nothing wrong with that. There are probably few, if any, direct commercial flights from anywhere in Iowa to anywhere in New Hampshire. Anyway, after an exhausting »

Elizabeth Warren’s question

Featured image Former Harvard Law School Professor Elizabeth Warren posed a grandstanding question attacking Chief Justice Roberts and the Supreme Court in the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump yesterday. Warren was shrieking for attention. Why might that be? It is a little difficult to follow the logic of the question. The patent stupidity of the question should embarrass her and her target audience. Chief Justice Roberts was visibly chagrined by the »

Liz Warren Finally Has a Good Idea

Featured image Elizabeth Warren wants to jail fellow Democrats who spread the Russia collusion hoax and, more recently, the Ukraine impeachment fraud. That, at least, is how I read her latest proposal: “Elizabeth Warren proposes criminal penalties for spreading voting disinformation online.” Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Wednesday released a plan to fight disinformation and to hold tech companies accountable for their actions in light of the 2016 election. *** »

Long division, DMR style

Featured image In a beautiful case of just in time manufacturing, the Des Moines Register has arrived with its endorsement of the candidate to lead Democrats to victory over Trump in November. Clue: Bernie Sanders hardest hit. One more clue: the Register editorial board found that each of the Democratic candidates would “treat truth as something that matters.” Elizabeth Warren, it had to be you. Warren would probably be one of the »

Warren responds

Featured image Senator Warren didn’t do too well in the moment she was challenged by the Iowa voter about the injustice of her tuition loan forgiveness scheme. The Washington Free Beacon’s Andrew Kugle picks up Warren’s subsequent response in “CBS Anchor to Warren: Are You Saying ‘Tough Luck’ to People Who Saved for College?” “For Americans who are in that father’s position, who felt they did the right thing and you’re bailing »

Warren’s Joe the Plumber moment

Featured image We are fortunate to have video (below) of a great “Joe the Plumber” moment (as Megan Fox calls it at PJ Media) earlier this week featuring Elizabeth Warren on the campaign trail in Grimes, Iowa. The Daily Caller reports on its here and The Hill here After waiting in line to get his moment with Warren, a voter “vent[ed] frustration that her promise to wipe out student loan debt would »

Elizabeth Warren, “gifted storyteller”

Featured image That’s how the New York Times characterizes the Massachusetts Senator in an editorial today. I would have said “liar,” but why quibble? Whether it’s falsely claiming to be an Indian or falsely claiming she was let go from a teaching job because she was pregnant, Warren’s ability to spin a yarn is undeniable. Ironically, the Times’ characterization of Warren appears in an editorial endorsing her for president. Such must be »

The New York Times Never Disappoints!

Featured image There’s a joke from way back in the 1980s about how the major media would report the announcement that the world is going to end tomorrow. The Wall Street Journal’s headline would say, “World Ending Tomorrow; Markets to Close Early.” USA Today’s headline would say, “World Ending Tomorrow, but We’ll Grin and Bear It.” And the New York Times headline would say: “World Ending Tomorrow: Women and Minorities Hardest Hit.” Lo and »

The Dem debate’s biggest loser — CNN

Featured image Matt Taibbi, writing from the left for Rolling Stone, calls CNN’s debate performance on Tuesday “villainous and shameful.” Taibbi is referring to CNN’s handling of the “he said, she said” dispute between Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. And he is absolutely right to characterize CNN’s performance as he does. First, CNN’s Abby Phillip assumed the truth of Warren’s claim that Sanders said a woman couldn’t defeat President Trump. Despite Sanders’s »

Is Warren now the new Hillary Clinton for Bernie Bros?

Featured image The Washington Post reports: An angry split among liberal Democrats broke into the open Wednesday as two prominent presidential candidates exchanged accusations of dishonesty, raising fears among party leaders of a repeat of the internecine bitterness that many Democrats say contributed to President Trump’s victory in 2016. The fears are not without a basis. Yesterday, some irate supporters of Sanders circulated a #Never­Warren hashtag. #WarrenIsASnake also began trending. Warren deserves »