Joe Biden

Biden goes Blanco

Featured image President Biden handed out National Humanities Medals and National Medals of Arts to 12 recipients (including Bruce Springsteen, Gladys Knight, Julia Louis-Dreyfus et al.) in the East Room of the White House yesterday. The transcript of his remarks is posted here. One of the honorees was “Maine poet” Richard Blanco. I’m guessing the quality of Blanco’s poetry was not Blanco’s principal qualification for the award. His citation reads: For breathing »

Tony Bobulinski comments

Featured image With a single subpoena to Bank of America, House Oversight Committee James Comer has advanced the story of the Biden family business. Comer has posted a memo breaking down the apparent distribution of part of the suspect $3 million payment from a Chinese energy company among Biden family members and associates. I discussed the story and linked to Comer’s memo in “Hallie Biden in family business.” White House scandal attack »

The three percent fabrication

Featured image Nicholas Meyer had Sherlock Holmes overcoming The Seven-Per-Cent Solution. Last week President Biden fabricated the billionaires’ three percent solution to the federal income tax burden. Citing an incredibly misleading release from the Biden administration, I found Biden’s three percent solution to be “Biden’s lie of the day.” Elon Musk has now responded to Biden’s lie of the day on Twitter and readers “have added context they thought people might want »

A Failed Presidency In 20 Seconds

Featured image Yesterday Joe Biden made the mistake of listening to a question from a reporter at the White House, and briefly trying to answer. I understand that the reporter was from another country; I don’t suppose a liberal American “reporter” would be so bold as to question Slow Joe on the subject of his China connections: Two points to note. First, even in this very brief clip, Biden’s mental and physical »

Biden’s lie of the day

Featured image President Biden is a pathological liar. His account of the epiphany that led him to support gay marriage is only the most recent example, though it was classic and blatant. Indeed, it was so blatant as to be laughable. I have a high level of confidence that Biden lies every time he speaks in public. Take yesterday’s Remarks on Lowering Prescription Drugs Costs in Las Vegas — please. It is »

Are There Any Limits to Biden’s Shameless Demagoguery?

Featured image First, Biden claimed in an interview this week that he has supported gay marriage since 1960 (when he was in high school), even though as a U.S. Senator he voted in 1996 for the Defense of Marriage Act, which defined marriage in federal law as a union between a man and a woman (that’s back when liberals could tell the difference between a man and a woman without a degree »

MS. found in National Archives

Featured image We learned this week that the National Archives has retrieved nine more boxes of official documents from the Boston office of President Biden’s lawyer. We have yet to learn whether any of the documents were classified. Former Trump adviser Stephen Miller has also succeeded in obtaining emails bearing on the Biden family business. The National Archives has posted records responding to Miller’s FOIA request via this site. I don’t find »

Are Americans Getting Happier?

Featured image Happier with their government, anyway? I find this Rasmussen poll finding inexplicable: A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 28% of Likely U.S. Voters rate Congress’ performance as good or excellent, up from 25% in December and the highest approval in more than 15 years of polling this question. Thirty-nine percent (39%) think Congress is doing a poor job, down from 45% in December, and the »

What price Biden?

Featured image “What price Churchill?” was the question famously posed by the poster that appeared in the Strand in the last week of July 1939. The Daily Mirror asked: “The writing on the wall? This giant poster is causing considerable comment.” The poster was a plea for Churchill’s leadership. He was finally summoned to serve as Prime Minister upon Neville Chamberlain resignation on May 10, 1940. Churchill recalled in his history of »

Thinking about Biden v. Nebraska

Featured image I commented on the oral argument held by the Supreme Court in Biden v. Nebraska in “Giving it away” earlier this week. It’s an important case. The Biden administration should go down in flames in it. Based on the oral argument, I thought Missouri’s alleged standing in the case deriving directly or indirectly from the state’s student loan administrator (MOHELA) is tenuous. If a majority of the Court reaches the »

Get those lies straight!

Featured image The White House has posted “Remarks by President Biden on Protecting Americans’ Access to Affordable Healthcare.” It makes for painful reading. I can’t afford the loss of brain cells necessary to take something like this in: Folks — and, by the way, you know, you hear ads of “Big-Spendin’ Joe Biden.” In two years, I reduced the debt $1.7 billion [trillion]. (Applause.) $1.7 billion [trillion]. The largest deficit reduction in »

Today in the HEROES Act cases

Featured image The Supreme Court hears oral argument at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern) this morning in two consolidated student loan giveaway/HEROES Act cases. The Associated Press purports to report on the issues in this story this morning. The live stream of the hearing is accessible here. The cases come before the Court on review of the Eighth Circuit’s preliminary injunction putting a hold on the loan giveaway program. The Eight Circuit opinion is »

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, »