Leftism

Liberal hypocrisy over Netanyahu’s relationships with American presidents

Featured image When Barack Obama was in office, Benjamin Netanyahu had a terrible relationship with the American president. Back then, as Herb Keinon reminds us, liberals and their media pals insisted it was crucial that the Israeli prime minister have a strong relationship with the president of the U.S. These days, Netanyahu’s relationship with the American president could hardly be stronger. So what’s the liberal/media line now? Netanyahu is too close to »

The Fredo factor as blowback

Featured image In a post called The Fredo Factor,” Scott wrote with his usual acuity about the confrontation between Chris Cuomo and a guy who called him “Fredo.” Like Scott, I don’t buy the guy’s claim that he really thought, having listened to Rush Limbaugh, that Cuomo’s name is Fredo. I also think it’s pretty low to call people names in front of their family (though not low enough to have justified »

The New York Times Rewrites American History

Featured image What does it mean to be a liberal in today’s world? More than anything else, to be a liberal is to be anti-American. Byron York describes a New York Times project of which I was unaware, but by which I am not surprised: In the Times’ view — which it hopes to make the view of millions of Americans — the country was actually founded in 1619, when the first »

The left is the New York Times’ executive editor

Featured image So says Allahpundit at Hot Air. He has a point. Most of our readers know, I think, about how leftist outrage caused the New York Times to revise its headline about President Trump’s condemnation of racism and “white supremacy.” The headline stated, “Trump Urges Unity Against Racism.” This, of course, is precisely what Trump did, whether the left likes it or not. But the left couldn’t abide an honest statement »

The Left’s Exclusionary Language

Featured image A reader points out this article by a liberal in the Atlantic. It is titled “The Left Needs a Language Potent Enough to Counter Trump.” The writer, George Packer, is mostly intent on denouncing President Trump’s “dangerously populist” speech. As usual, the author goes off on Nazi, Hitler, and fascist tropes without acknowledging that the reason why the things Trump says are “populist” is that they make sense to most »

Don’t expect USA Basketball to bring us together

Featured image A headline in the sports section of the Washington Post (paper edition) declares: “Popovich and Kerr hope U.S. team is unifying force.” The reference is to Gregg Popovich and Steve Kerr, who are coaching USA Basketball in the upcoming FIBA World Cup. I assume the Post’s headline was written without irony. In reality, USA basketball couldn’t have selected two coaches less likely to be a unifying force. Popovich and Kerr »

The Associated Press Doxxes Israel Supporters

Featured image The Left’s favorite game these days is exposing or “doxxing” supporters of conservative (or, some would say, common sense) causes. Why? So that fellow leftists can harass them or boycott their businesses. We have seen multiple instances in just the last few days. This one is striking because it comes from the Associated Press, which was once a respected news source. Caroline Glick has the story: Last week, the Associated »

The DSA Aftermath

Featured image Leave it to the geniuses at the Babylon Bee to get to the essence of the Democratic Socialists of America convention that we have been intermittently covering: From the Bee article: Eventually, one attendee, who identifies as an owlbear, stood up and bellowed into a microphone, “POINT OF PERSONAL PRIVILEGE: LANGUAGE ITSELF REPRESENTS SPECIES SUPREMACY AND IS VERY TRIGGERING TO ME,” threatening the entire convention. After a brief pantomimed discussion, conference »

Democratic Socialists Double Down on Crazy

Featured image Yesterday we noted that the Democratic Socialists of America were having a convention, and providing lots of free comedy. Well, there’s more, courtesy of the Young Americans Against Socialism. First up, an earnest young gentleman (I take the risk of presuming his gender) warns the attendees about all the things they need to be sensitive about (strong scents?), and also a warning against talking to journalists and “right-wing” agitators, oblivious »

Why run for president? Not to hide from reality.

Featured image Of all the silly statements made by Democratic presidential candidates in last week’s debates, this one by Elizabeth Warren struck me as the most fundamentally misguided: I don’t understand why anybody goes to all the trouble of running for president of the United States just to talk about what we really can’t do and shouldn’t fight for. The statement is ridiculous at two levels. For one thing, none of Warren’s »

Leftists Rule at the Whitney

Featured image Liberals are vicious people. Not all of them, of course, but the activists. We see that in a variety of contexts. They try to get conservatives fired; they get them “deplatformed” by social media companies; they slander them endlessly; and–the instance at hand–they wreck their efforts at philanthropy. Warren Kanders was, until a few days ago, the vice chairman of the board of the Whitney Museum of American Art. He »

Baltimore vs. Minneapolis

Featured image President Trump’s tweet storm against Rep. Elijah Cummings (who richly deserves it) has brought attention to the city of Baltimore. Trump has done a number of tweets on the subject; these were the first: ….As proven last week during a Congressional tour, the Border is clean, efficient & well run, just very crowded. Cumming District is a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess. If he spent more time in Baltimore, »

It’s Official: Democrats Dislike Our Country

Featured image Liberals bristle when you suggest they have contempt for America, even when leading figures like New York Governor Andrew Cuomo openly says things like “America was never that great,” or “Beto” O’ Rourke saying that “This country was founded on white supremacy. And every single structure that we have in this country still reflects the legacy of slavery and segregation and Jim Crow and suppression.” Now we have survey data »

Climate Change Democracy Deniers Strike Again [With Comment by John]

Featured image As I’ve been pointing our for more than a decade, the most ominous contradiction of the environmental left these days is the way in which they champion the rights of nature while going along with the rest of the left in denying human nature, let alone the natural rights of humans—which is the central premise of democratic self-government. The result, as I have been warning, is the increasingly open anti-democratic »

More Leftist Moonbattery Over the Moon

Featured image Not content to leave things well enough alone, The Nation decided to go into full clown mode with this Tweet and article: Is the underlying article as bad as this Tweet suggests? You make the call: Within the United States, launch sites can exploit marginalized populations as well. For instance, industry and government agencies in the Mojave Desert region—one of the nation’s oldest sites for space activities—employ locals as manufacturers »

Is ESPN reverting to its old, leftist ways?

Featured image For years, ESPN indulged in left-wing politics. I wrote about this here and here. But John Skipper, under whose direction ESPN took this unfortunate turn, is no longer running the network. It turned out that he had an addiction problem. Also, ESPN was hurting financially. ESPN’s new head, Jimmy Pitaro, issued a directive — stop doing politics. To my knowledge, it has been followed. Earlier this week, however, an ESPN »

Ocasio-Cortez copycats target veteran New York Dems

Featured image The New York Times reports that three long-serving New York Democratic House members are facing primary challenges from left-wing Democrats. The challengers hope to replicate the success of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who defeated party stalwart Joseph Crowley in a primary during the last cycle. The three targeted Dems are Jerrold Nadler, Eliot Engel, and Carolyn Maloney. Each has been in Congress for roughly 30 years. Nadler heads the Judiciary Committee; Engel, »