Elizabeth Warren

Warren’s pathetic apology

Featured image Elizabeth Warren apologized today for her persistent and false claim that she’s part Indian. An apology was due, in fact it was overdue. However, this was a simpering, cloying performance, both in manner and in substance. Warren apologized for her “mistake” and for the “harm she has caused.” What harm is that? Who was injured because Warren lied about being part Indian? No one, except perhaps a few law professors »

Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren lie about the Michael Brown case

Featured image Glenn Kessler writes a “fact check” column for the Washington Post. I find the column helpful because Kessler usually does a good job of stating what’s correct and what’s incorrect about the statements he’s checking. On the other hand, I think Kessler’s liberal bias comes into play when he applies his “Pinocchio Test.” It seems to me that he’s more inclined to award lots of Pinocchios to conservatives who have »

Elizabeth Warren Pulling Away In Iowa?

Featured image This Iowa-based poll shows Elizabeth Warren jumping out to a commanding lead among Iowa caucus goers: Elizabeth Warren’s early investment in Iowa is paying off. A new Iowa Starting Line-Change Research poll shows the senator opening up a commanding lead in the Iowa Caucus. Warren was the top pick of 28% of likely Iowa Caucus-goers in the poll, an 11-point lead over the nearest competitor. Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders »

The Abyss of Liberal Ignorance

Featured image It is hard to judge the race between the presumptuousness and the abysmal ignorance of liberals. Back in the 1950s, for example, Arthur Schlesinger once included among leading conservative thinkers McGeorge Bundy, Wayne Morse, and Jacob Javits. Seriously?! (I can add my own vignette to these “Scenes from Inside the Liberal Bubble,” in the form of the UC Berkeley administrator who said to me once, “It would be great if »

Warren’s Ferguson lie

Featured image NR intern Christopher Tremoglie draws attention to “Elizabeth Warren’s Ferguson lie” (tweet below) of this past Friday. Tremoglie recalls: “Michael Brown was not murdered. Michael Brown was shot by officer Darren Wilson in an act of self-defense. This is why the grand jury declined to indict Wilson for murder or manslaughter, and it was also the conclusion of the Obama administration’s Department of Justice.” Shamala Kamala actually got there 30 »

Why run for president? Not to hide from reality.

Featured image Of all the silly statements made by Democratic presidential candidates in last week’s debates, this one by Elizabeth Warren struck me as the most fundamentally misguided: I don’t understand why anybody goes to all the trouble of running for president of the United States just to talk about what we really can’t do and shouldn’t fight for. The statement is ridiculous at two levels. For one thing, none of Warren’s »

Ritual Suicide of the Democratic Party

Featured image The Democrats’ race to the left continues, as Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren introduce “racial equity” plans. Ms. Warren and Senator Kamala Harris of California both used the occasion — the annual culture and music festival sponsored by Essence magazine, which caters to black women — to introduce major new proposals intended to address racial disparities, including in wealth and homeownership. *** Ms. Harris announced a plan aimed at reducing »

Elizabeth Warren’s path

Featured image I did not expect Elizabeth Warren to be performing as well in the polls as she is right now. However, the logic of her ascent into no worse than third place isn’t hard to discern. Warren is prospering in two key lanes — the radical lane and the female lane. Her competition in the radical lane is Bernie Sanders and, for now, he is doing better than Warren there. But »

Democrats’ leftist bidding war accelerates

Featured image Joe Biden continues to lead the pack of Democratic presidential contenders by just “being Joe.” The pack, showing a desperation that may not be entirely warranted, is trying to close the gap by “being left.” Consider Cory Booker. He has the black male lane basically to himself. In addition, he resembles Barack Obama in important respects. However, polling shows him to be, at present, a third-tier candidate. How has Booker »

Elizabeth Warren surges. Why?

Featured image While I was in Europe, and not paying much attention to the news, Elizabeth Warren’s candidacy surged. Polling suggests that she has moved well past Pete Buttigieg into no worse than third place in the race for the Democratic nomination. A very recent poll by YouGov has her in second place, ahead of Bernie Sanders. What explains Warren’s surge? Paul Waldman of the Washington Post tries to answer that question »

Economic Nationalism: Two Can Play That Game!

Featured image President Trump’s “America First” policy applies to the economy as well as to foreign policy. He has stood up for American companies, has fought back against unfair practices by China and other competitors, and has browbeaten American companies into creating jobs at home. To some, these policies are reminiscent of the good old “industrial policy” that liberals championed decades ago. The Democrats are starting to catch on. As many have »

Donald Trump and Elizabeth Warren: Soul Siblings?

Featured image Elizabeth Warren has her faults, but she isn’t stupid. In her campaign for the presidency, she has adopted President Trump’s economic nationalism, and gone him one better with a leftist twist. The New York Times headlines: “Elizabeth Warren Proposes ‘Aggressive Intervention’ to Create Jobs.” Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts on Tuesday proposed an economic program of “aggressive intervention on behalf of American workers,” suggesting that as president she would invest »

Fauxcahontas Struggles

Featured image Check out this short video of Elizabeth Warren answering questions about her alleged Native American heritage on the Breakfast Club radio show. Zinger: “You sound like the original Rachel Dolezal a little bit.” Watch @cthagod grill @ewarren on her heritage. "When did you find out that you weren't [Native American]?" "Were there any benefits to that?" "You sound like the original Rachel Dolezal a little bit" @breakfastclubam pic.twitter.com/GFzH8JqSqN — Sarah »

Trump intervenes as GOP looks to be giving Warren a win on Indian casino

Featured image I wrote here about how, in a reversal of position, Sen. Elizabeth Warren is backing an Indian gaming bill tied to special interests. The bill aims to circumvent legal obstacles currently thwarting the Mashpee Wampanoag’s attempts to establish a casino. Warren used to be hostile to legalized gambling. As a candidate for the Senate in 2011, she strongly opposed successful efforts to expand casino-style gambling in Massachusetts. In 2014, she »

Report: Tribe deals Elizabeth Warren out of casino bid

Featured image Last year, I wrote about how Elizabeth Warren, in a reversal of position, was backing an Indian gaming bill tied to special interests. The bill is called the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Reservation Reaffirmation Act. It aims to circumvent legal obstacles currently thwarting the Mashpee Wampanoag’s attempts to establish a casino in Massachusetts. Warren had been a consistent opponent of legalized gaming. I suggested that her reversal was a transparent attempt »

What if Bernie Sanders held a rally in a black church and no blacks came?

Featured image The Washington Post reports that a Bernie Sanders rally held in the gym of a black church in North Charleston, South Carolina drew more than 1,600 people. Fewer than 40 were black. Sanders has a problem with black voters, especially in the South. As one South Carolina Democratic leader, a Sanders supporter, said: It’s not just that he’s a Yankee. It’s not just that he’s old and that he sounds »

Tax the Rich, Feed the Poor. . .

Featured image There are days when I note that I was way ahead of the Progressive curve. For example, six years ago I mused here twice about why liberals should advocate for a wealth tax ( here and here), noting in the first post: An excise tax of 1 percent on Buffett’s assets would yield something like $350 million a year.  Throw in Gates, the founders of Google, Apple, and Facebook, and the »