Keith Ellison

Fact-checking Esme Murphy: Prof. Jacobs responds

Featured image CBS Minnesota anchor/reporter turned to the University of Minnesota Humphrey School’s Lawrence Jacobs to assess the Republican Attorneys General Association ad that she subjected to examination earlier this week. A video of the 30-second ad is posted at Fire AG Ellison. I originally noted RAGA’s production of the ad and million-dollar commitment to airing it in Minnesota last month in my comments on Trafalgar’s Minnesota poll. I believe it is »

Fact-checking Esme Murphy

Featured image Jon Justice has invited me to join him in the studio tomorrow morning for two segments at about 7:00 a.m. on Twin Cities News Talk AM 1130. The show is available via live stream here. We will be fact-checking CBS Minnesota reporter/anchor Esme Murphy’s fact-check of the Republican Attorneys General Association ad on Keith Ellison that I wrote about in “Dear Esme Murphy: Fact-check this.” I will supply the missing »

Dear Esme Murphy: Fact-check this

Featured image I spoke with Pete Bisbee a month ago and noted my conversation here on Power Line. Bisbee is executive director of the Republican Attorneys General Association. His mission is to expand the ranks of Republican attorneys general. Although Minnesota has not elected a Republican attorney general since 1966, he told me they saw an opportunity in Jim Schultz’s race against incumbent Keith Ellison this year. Following our conversation I sent »

Memorial Day weekend with Omar & Ellison

Featured image The category of vile Democrats is a large one and the competition for most vile is stiff. As a Minnesotan, I would nominate Fifth District Rep. Ilhan Omar and Attorney General Keith Ellison for the honor. I have been writing about them for about as long as they have been running for office — since 2016 in Omar’s case, since 2006 in Ellison’s case (running for Congress, Ellison was a »

Kim Potter Convicted

Featured image Earlier today, to my disappointment, a Hennepin County jury convicted former police officer Kim Potter of both first degree and second degree manslaughter in the shooting death of hard-core criminal Daunte Wright. The facts of the case were never in dispute: police officers tried to arrest Wright on an outstanding warrant for a weapons charge, and he attempted to flee in his vehicle. As Wright was starting to get away, »

Ellison lends Omar a hand

Featured image Yesterday I noted that Minnesota Fifth District Rep. Ilhan Omar is on the DFL primary ballot next month and that her principal opponent substantially outraised her in the second quarter. Does Omar feel some heat or think she needs help? She has held a multimillion dollar war chest deriving almost entirely from out of state donors over the past two years. She has to be a huge favorite in the »

Ellison enters stage left

Featured image It has been my mission since June 2006 to id. Keith Ellison for what he is. A/k/a Keith X Ellison and Keith Ellison-Muhammad, he first rose to prominence in Minneapolis as a local leader of the Nation of Islam and supporter of the Vice Lords gangbangers who murdered Minneapolis Police Department Officer Jerry Haaf with a shot in the back in 1992. “The Vice Lords wanted to kill a cop. »

Twin Cities Situation Deteriorating as Keith Ellison Fans the Flames

Featured image Twin Cities rioters and leftists are spreading a conspiracy theory: they claim that an agent provocateur, an undercover police officer, was the first to vandalize property in Minneapolis, and therefore the police are “really” responsible for the arson, looting, and so on now taking place. This is absurd, of course. But now Attorney General Keith Ellison, the state’s chief law enforcement officer, has signed on with the far-left kooks: This »

Ordeal of the Star Tribune

Featured image The Star Tribune has published Katie Walsh’s syndicated review of The Way Back, the new Ben Affleck flick that opened in town yesterday. The film is long on clichés and short on the Affleck character’s redemption from alcoholism that the title seems to promise. Reading the review, I see that the Star Tribune’s third most-read Variety story is the December 2018 announcement “From the editors: Star Tribune film critic resigns »

The Bloomberg-Ellison Corruption Connection

Featured image It came to light last year that a handful of rich left-wing donors led by Michael Bloomberg have collaborated with New York University Law School to recruit, place and pay for lawyers in attorney generals’ offices around the United States. These lawyers, compensated outside the executive structure of state government, are embedded in state governments to pursue lawsuits that fit Bloomberg’s liberal agenda. In particular, they are directed to bring »

Birds of a Feather

Featured image Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison has been in England, and on July 2 he tweeted his admiration for notorious anti-Semite, terrorist sympathizer and socialist, Jeremy Corbyn: Awesome day in London, especially meeting with Rt. Hon. Jeremy Corbyn – a true grassroots organizer. — Keith Ellison (@keithellison) July 2, 2019 A “true grassroots organizer”? That’s one way to look at it, I suppose. But Corbyn’s leadership has Labour at a »

A Fascist Attack in Portland

Featured image Andy Ngo is a journalist who writes for National Review, Spectator USA and Quillette. Among other things, he has documented violence perpetrated by the fascist group Antifa. Yesterday Ngo was covering an Antifa demonstration in Portland when he was set upon and beaten up by around 20 masked thugs. This is what the Antifa group looked like, marching and chanting in typical Brownshirt fashion: The left-wing demonstrators easily number in »

Ellison Hires Anti-Law Enforcement Deputy

Featured image The nation’s first anti-law enforcement attorney general, Keith Ellison, has named the man who will be his chief deputy when he takes office next month. The Star Tribune gives the story its usual lazy treatment, mostly quoting Ellison’s press release: Minnesota Attorney General-elect Keith Ellison picked a veteran immigration lawyer to be his chief deputy attorney general on Friday, reviving a position that will give Ellison a second-in-command when he »

Helping Dave Orrick get Ellison straight

Featured image I tweeted my post on Dave Orrick’s St. Paul Pioneer Press story “A lot of cops don’t like Keith Ellison. How’s that going to work when he’s attorney general?” Citing my August 15 Weekly Standard column “Can Keith Ellison turn lawman?,” I criticized Orrick’s Pioneer Press story as being late and pathetic. Orrick responded with a tweet citing his November 1 Pioneer Press article “Keith Ellison, Louis Farrakhan, and ‘cop »

The Ellison question: Just shut up

Featured image Turning his Fifth District congressional seat over to Ilhan Omar, Keith Ellison was elected Minnesota Attorney General last month. Entering the race after the DFL had held its convention and endorsed him for reelection to Congress, The position of Minnesota Attorney General is of limited interest, but Ellison has been a national figure since his election to Congress in 2006 as the first Muslim. Indeed, he currently serves as deputy »

A message to Stephen Montemayor

Featured image The Star Tribune’s Stephen Montemayor has a story this morning on the highly competitive Minnesota attorney general contest pitting Keith Ellison against Doug Wardlow. Montemayor’s story is “Minn. attorney general race attacks continue as campaign counts down to finish.” I have emailed the following message to Steve this morning (I will immediately post any response received from him): Steve: I am mystified by your story today. It is not apparent »

The X factor in Minnesota

Featured image Keith X Ellison was the Minnesota DFL attorney general candidate’s second of three adopted Nation of Islam pseudonyms. The third time around Ellison moved on to run for office in 1998 as Keith Ellison-Muhammad, an acknowledged member of the well-known hate cult. Yet Ellison has professed ignorance of the cult’s tenets and denied involvement in the cult for anything other than a limited period of time around the Million Man »