Joe Biden

Not in the HEROES Act

Featured image The constitutionality of President Biden’s student loan giveaway under the HEROES Act comes before the Supreme Court for oral argument in the cases consolidated for hearing in Biden v. Nebraska this week. The cases raise an incredibly important issue. John’s and my friend and former congressman, John Kline, has filed an amicus brief in the case with Buck McKeon. They wrote the bill. Their lawyer wrote a letter to the »

Ready to run, so to speak

Featured image Dr. Jill Biden wants it to be known that President Biden is running for reelection. The AP’s Darlene Superville reports on her interview view with the doctor in Nairobi: U.S. first lady Jill Biden gave one of the clearest indications yet that President Joe Biden will run for a second term, telling The Associated Press in an exclusive interview on Friday that there’s “pretty much” nothing left to do but »

China contributes, cont’d

Featured image Washington Free Beacon reporter Alana Goodman appeared for a three-minute segment on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show this past Wednesday evening. Her appearance followed up on reporting that we noted two weeks ago in “China contributes.” The Free Beacon posted a summary of Goodman’s reporting along with video of the segment (below). This remains something like a deep secret: The University of Delaware has received $6,704,250 in donations from China »

How Incompetent Is the Biden Administration?

Featured image It is a frightening thought, but Joe Biden’s administration may yield depths of incompetence that have not yet been plumbed. The derailment of a Norfolk Southern train carrying hazardous chemicals should have been an easy opportunity for the administration. It was, after all, an environmental disaster, and Democrats think they own environmental issues. The fire, the smoke plume, the derailed cars, the worried citizens–all offered easy photo ops. And yet »

Did Biden blow up Nord Stream 1 & 2?

Featured image Did Joe Biden order and preside over the destruction of the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines? Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Sy Hersh argued on his Substack site that Biden did it. Lee Smith hilariously argues that he did not in the long Tablet column “Sy Hersh Swings and Misses Big.” The derision begins at the top and runs through Smith’s column. Here Smith is just warming up: As Vice President, »

Trippin’ again

Featured image President Biden’s physical and mental infirmities are the least of his defects, but they are real. What exactly is the problem with walking up the steps of Air Force One? That is apparently one question that won’t be asked or answered by the Democrats’ media adjunct so long as the future is Joe’s. Biden tripped again as he boarded Air Force One in Poland this week. Biden’s physical infirmity is »

Today on the ‘Dump Biden’ Beat

Featured image It seems this week Politico drew the assignment to “report” the “news” that Biden might not run again, and why his delay in deciding is causing problems for Democrats: Joe Biden’s closest advisers have spent months preparing for him to formally announce his reelection campaign. But with the president still not ready to make the plunge, a sense of doubt is creeping into conversations around 2024: What if he decides »

Speaking of balloons

Featured image In 1968 Nelson Rockefeller ran a presidential campaign based in large part on full-page newspaper advertisements. One such Rockefeller advertisement was permeated with high-minded assertions stating “We must do this” and “We must do that.” As I recall, and I am writing from memory, William F. Buckley, Jr. wrote a column that took up that Rockefeller campaign ad. He commented: “We must cut the crap.” The thought comes to mind »

In our face

Featured image With his trip to Kyiv and related festivities one has to wonder if President Biden isn’t shoving his deconstruction of the United States in our face. The deconstruction proceeds in word and deed every day. It is hard to keep up. It is already a cliché to observe that neither he nor the condescending clown he placed in charge of the Department of Transportation has bothered to show up in »

The News of the Day In 12 Minutes

Featured image Several years ago, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation started a show called “Insiders,” featuring three liberal hosts. In an inspired moment, Sky News, which is more or less the Fox News of Australia, started its own program called “Outsiders” with three conservative hosts. I frequently appear as a guest on Outsiders, most recently on the show that aired yesterday. Ringleader Rowan Dean was out this week, so regular hosts Rita Panahi »

Operation ‘Dump Biden’: This Week’s Installment

Featured image This week’s obligatory ventriloquist journalism “news” offering in the coordinated Washington insider media campaign to push Joe Biden off the 2024 Democratic ticket comes to us courtesy of Politico: Senior Democrats’ Private Take on Biden: He’s Too Old High-level Democrats are rallying to President Biden’s reelection, not because they think it’s in the best interest of the country to have an 82-year-old start a second term but because they fear »

The $5 trillion misunderstanding

Featured image Robert Gover wrote the cult classic One Hundred Dollar Misunderstanding. It might have been cutting-edge in 1962, when it was published, but not for long. Insofar as my subject here is related to President Biden, I note that Hunter Biden’s misadventures have taken reality far beyond Gover’s satire. As does the old man’s budget arithmetic, in its own way. Drawing on the CBO budget outlook released last week, the editors »

They came in peace

Featured image Forgive me for repeating myself — the Biden administration intended to let the Chinese spy balloon traverse the United States and surveil some of our most secure war-fighting facilities without obstruction or notice. It was only exposed to the public by the efforts of Chase Doak and the Billings Gazette as it crossed Montana. As we reacted with incredulity, the administration woke the president and shot the balloon down off »

Balloon war of the worlds

Featured image In the past 48 hours or so American pilots flying under the auspices of NORAD have shot down two more unidentified objects over North America, one off the coast of Alaska and one over the Yukon in Canada. The objects are said to be smaller than the huge Chinese spy balloon President Biden let traverse the United States before having it shot down over the Atlantic off the coast of »

You won’t see me, spy balloon edition

Featured image “When I call you up, your line’s engaged.” That’s the complaint registered by the singer in the Beatles’ “You Won’t See Me.” The song comes to mind in connection with this morning’s interesting AP story by Ellen Knickmeyer: “‘It just rang’: In crises, US-China hotline goes unanswered.” Knickmeyer reports right at the top of her story: Within hours of an Air Force F-22 downing a giant Chinese balloon that had »

And now, the awareness gap

Featured image President Biden sat down for an interview with PBS’s Judy Woodruff yesterday. Students of ancient history may recall the “credibility gap” whose power was deemed to have brought down a president or two. I would like to seize on Pentagon bureaucratese to declare that we have an “awareness gap” in the Biden administration from the top down. In one of the video clips of Woodruff’s interview with Biden below, the »

After last night

Featured image I thought the flight of the Chinese spy balloon across the United States was a national embarrassment, but it was nothing compared to President Biden’s State of the Union performance last night. I thought he hit the high point with his congratulation of Kevin McCarthy for ascending to the Speakership in the first few seconds of his speech. The speed of the descent varied, but it was downhill all the »