Elizabeth Warren

“Just a Standard White Guy”

Featured image Wouldn’t you know it? The South Park guys were a year ahead of this week’s Elizabeth Warren headlines when it comes to DNA testing, with this segment that aired in September of last year: Now, when are Parker and Stone going to get around to doing a sequel to Team America: World Police? With Trump in office, it would be epic times a thousand! »

Elizabeth Warren’s about-face on Indian gaming

Featured image That Fauxahontas thing isn’t Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s only Indian controversy. There’s also the fact that Warren, in a reversal of position, has been backing an Indian gaming bill tied to special interests. As we shall see, the two may be related. The Free Beacon reports: Democratic senator Elizabeth Warren is backing legislation that would heavily benefit a foreign gambling conglomerate and a string of special interests, despite pledging to end »

Mind games

Featured image The headline of this Washington Post article (paper edition) is “Warren dust-up shows Trump sway over Democratic contest.” A better title would substitute “minds” for “contest.” Trump certainly got in Elizabeth Warren’s head. His constant “Pocahontas” references induced her to take a DNA test, publicize its results, and thereby make herself a source of greater ridicule than before. Trump is also responsible for the fact that clownish Michael Avenatti is »

Mid-Week in Pictures: Fauxcahontas Edition

Featured image Future historians are going to look back on yesterday as the moment identity politics started to die. Did Lizzy Warren not consider that she was releasing her embarrassing DNA results on the same day the trial of the lawsuit over Harvard’s discrimination against Asians began? (Prediction: Harvard is going to lose this case, though perhaps narrowly. In any case, it is going to roil the waters of elite college admissions »

Why Elizabeth Warren’s Lies Are Good For America

Featured image Paul and Scott have joined in the general hilarity over Elizabeth Warren’s disclosure that she might be something like 1/1,000 Native American. (Then again, she might not be. There is so little Native American DNA in the database that several Latin American countries, including Mexico, are used as proxies. Warren may have a better claim to being Hispanic than Indian.) It turns out that Warren likely has less Native American »

Elizabeth Warren: The movie

Featured image Elizabeth Warren has proved that she is approximately as Native American as the average cigar store Indian. I won’t be persuaded until Ward Churchill has endorsed her claim. Warren released a video (below) in connection with her alleged vindication. She must think we’re really, really stupid, and she has more evidence to support that proposition than she does her claim to official Indianship of some kind. Committing the only kind »

Elizabeth Warren’s “vindication”

Featured image Elizabeth Warren claims that a study of her DNA she had performed by a Stanford professor backs her claim that she’s an Indian. Sen. Warren is calling on President Trump to donate $1 million to her favorite charity, based on Trump’s statement that he would do so “if you take the test and it shows you’re an Indian.” As I read the results, however, they show that Warren is not »

Mulvaney responds to Warren

Featured image Today’s Wall Street Journal publishes a letter to the editor by OMB Director and Acting Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Mick Mulvaney. In the letter Mulvaney responds to the column by Senator Elizabeth Warren published in the Journal last week attacking his leadership of the CFPB. At NR, Ronald Rubin has another take on Warren’s column. Mulvaney’s letter seems to me a classic of the kind. I don’t think »

Elizabeth Warren is a fraud

Featured image No, I’m not talking about her Indian thing, although there is that. I’m talking about her study more than a decade ago on the causes of bankruptcy. It purported to show that medical bills cause about half of bankruptcies. The purpose of the study was, at least in part, to fuel the drive for single-payer health insurance. Indeed, two of the co-authors belonged to the group Physicians for a National »

Storm Signs for Fauxcahontas?

Featured image Elizabeth Warren’s potential presidential run in 2020 may have hit a major bump in the road with today’s story in her hometown paper, the Boston Globe: Elizabeth Warren’s native American problem goes beyond politics By Annie Linskey WASHINGTON — There’s a ghost haunting Elizabeth Warren as she ramps up for a possible 2020 presidential bid and a reelection campaign in Massachusetts this year: her enduring and undocumented claims of Native »

Trump vs. Warren

Featured image Speaking of sewing confusion and mayhem amongst his enemies, Trump is getting blasted for once again calling Sen. Elizabeth Warren “Pocahontas.” And the criticism is partly correct: it should be “Fauxcahontas,” but Trump often misses these subtle distinctions. But once again I wonder whether Trump isn’t going to win this fight, too, because it renews attention on what a total fraud Warren is. So much so, that even Trevor Noah »

On Pocahontas, Sarah Sanders Gets the Last Word

Featured image Earlier today, Paul wrote about Elizabeth Warren’s claim that President Trump’s referring to her as “Pocahontas” was a racial slur–a claim that I think is ridiculous, as I said when I added my two cents’ worth to Paul’s post. During today’s White House press briefing, several Democratic Party reporters tried to take up the cudgels on behalf of their party and Sen. “Fauxcahontas” Warren. Press Secretary Sarah Sanders responded admirably. »

Is “Pocahontas” a racial slur? [UPDATED] [With Comment By John]

Featured image Today, President Trump honored the “code talkers,” Native American soldiers who were deployed during the world wars to send messages between units in their native languages — an almost unbreakable code. During World War II, Navajo men were recruited and used for this purpose. Surviving Navajos came to the White House for the event in their honor. After one of the code talkers gave a speech, Trump put aside his »

Ready for Warren?

Featured image Charlotte Allen at the Weekly Standard reports on the marketing of Elizabeth Warren. It includes a book, The Fight Is Our Fight; a webpage, “Help us elect Elizabeth Warren for president in 2020”; and a Facebook page, “Ready for Warren.” But is America ready for Warren? A new survey finds her running behind President Trump by six points, 42-36. A poll taken almost four years before the next presidential election »

Mrs. Warren’s profession revisited

Featured image Perhaps the main count in Elizabeth Warren’s indictment of the then prospective confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education was DeVos’s support for school choice. Warren charged that it may well even have “disqualified” DeVos from the position: Warren pointed to what she called DeVos’ “deep record of activism, bankrolling and lobbying for policies that would privatize public education” without meaningful accountability. “Your history of support for policies that »

Elizabeth Warren For President!

Featured image Scott has been mischievously promoting Keith Ellison to head the DNC. In the same spirit, I enthusiastically endorse Elizabeth Warren as the new face of the Democratic Party. The consensus is that Mitch McConnell’s “silencing” of Warren–we can only dream!–per Senate Rule 19 was a mistake because it cemented Warren’s role as the Democrats’ most visible spokesman. But let’s look on the bright side: Warren combines Hillary Clinton’s likability with »

Who won, McConnell or Warren?

Featured image Yesterday, in writing about the Senate’s rebuke and silencing of Elizabeth Warren for disparaging Jeff Sessions, I discussed the rule invoked by Mitch McConnell to accomplish this. Rule 19 provides that Senators are not allowed to “directly or indirectly, by any form of words impute to another Senator or to other Senators any conduct or motive unworthy or unbecoming a Senator.” I suggested that Rule 19 is an anachronism. It »