Hungary

The Democrats’ Dysarthria

Featured image I’ve finally figured out why Democrats are so monomaniacal about imposing ever stricter federal price controls on prescription drugs. It’s because they are freebasing Xanax these days in large quantities to treat their high anxiety over their steadily eroding political prospects. (Also, it helps explain President Biden. One of the side effects of Xanax is “dysarthria”—slurred or slow speech. And now you know.) Following the victory of the wrong person »

All Eyes on Hungary at This Hour (Updated Throughout Today)

Featured image The polls have closed over in Hungary, where parliamentary elections will determine whether Viktor Orban and his Fidesz Party will remain in power, or be displaced by a conservative coalition that promises to continue many of Orban’s policies (such as, unfortunately, heavy dependence on Russia for energy supplies). Significant that Orban’s opposition calculates that it can only succeed by running a candidate who is nearly as socially conservative as Orban. »

Budapest Diary

Featured image I am quickly learning why the New York Times and the left (but I repeat myself) are so spun up about Hungary: the government here actually wants to defend Western civilization—and religion—from its enemies. Whether they are doing this well or badly I cannot fully judge yet, but that they mean to do it seriously is clear. So I guess I shouldn’t be surprised to find out that my visit »

Fake coronavirus-related news about Hungary

Featured image One of my favorite moments in all of the channel surfing I’ve done while sheltering in place occurred when Christiane Amanpour asked Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó why Hungary’s parliament was closed. The foreign minister replied that he had just spoken five times in parliament that very week. Amanpour could only respond, “OK, that’s news to us.” Amanpour wasn’t the only liberal media type to serve up fake news about »