Leftism

The left seeks to “normalize” crime

Featured image The Washington Post has a Sunday magazine. This week, the entire magazine, an unusually thick edition, is devoted to the topic of prison. All of the articles are written by people who are incarcerated now or were incarcerated in the past. The illustrations and photographs are also exclusively by this cohort. The lead article is by Piper Kerman. She served 13 months in federal prison for money laundering and drug »

Washington Nationals to visit White House, minus their closer

Featured image When the Washington Nationals won the first two games of this year’s World Series, I started thinking about a White House visit for the team. I assumed that President Trump would invite the Nats and that they would accept. But I wondered which players would decline to come. Trump has extended an invitation, and the team will visit on Monday. The players were in town today for a victory parade, »

BDS Comes to Minnesota

Featured image The Students for Justice In Palestine are holding their annual national conference at the University of Minnesota, beginning today and concluding on Sunday. SJP is a virulently anti-Semitic organization that promotes the boycott, divest, sanction (BDS) movement and advocates the destruction of Israel. This is from the SJP’s own description of the 2019 conference that is now taking place: Support for the Palestinian cause is increasing within mainstream politics. The »

Citizens of Nowhere

Featured image This piece in Commentary by Bruce Bawer (“The ‘Global Citizen’ Fraud”) deserves wide attention. Citizenship is out; patriotism is in disgrace; borders are passe. One Worldism and Global Citizenship are the order of the day. There are few greater threats to our freedom. Bawer writes: On September 24, Donald Trump told the United Nations General Assembly that “the future does not belong to the globalists. The future belongs to the »

The Civil Rights Commission’s dishonest report on immigration detention

Featured image Donald Trump has been president for going on three years. Yet the U.S. Civil Rights Commission remains under the control of leftists who use it as a platform dishonestly to attack Trump’s policies. I hope this will change in January, when President Trump has the opportunity to appoint two members. In the meantime, the Civil Rights Commission remains a playground for his enemies on the far left. Consider the report »

The booing of the president, a postscript

Featured image In this post, I discussed the booing of President Trump during Sunday’s World Series game which I attended. Trump wasn’t just booed. Some in the crowd chanted “lock him up.” (I didn’t include this outrage in my eyewitness account because the folks near me didn’t indulge in it.) Some on the left have criticized the chanting, though not the booing. However, many defend both. Perhaps the most bizarre defense comes »

She Would Have Stood a Better Chance Against Polar Bears

Featured image Dr. Susan Crockford is one of the world’s leading experts on polar bears. As such, she has repeatedly reported the inconvenient fact that polar bears are thriving, with their populations burgeoning. Why is this fact inconvenient? Because climate change activists have chosen polar bears–considered to be cute by people who don’t have to deal with them–as a propaganda tool. We have quoted Dr. Crockford’s work a number of times: here, »

Death Recorded Live—and at the Bookstore

Featured image Back in June, Scott reported on the embarrassment on live TV of feminist celebrity author Naomi Wolf (“Death Recorded Live“), in which it was revealed that her forthcoming book Outrages, which alleged that 19th century Britain executed homosexuals on a prodigious scale, was based on a misunderstanding of a legal term so simple that an undergraduate should have spotted it. I wrote separately at the same time that “I suspect »

One Way to Fight Back Against the Vicious Left…

Featured image …is to hit the Power Line “Donate” button on our right sidebar. We have been around for 17 years and have never had a tip jar. Why now? Because our ad revenue has been slashed by 75%. There has been a slow downward drift in CPMs all across the internet, but apparently the main cause of the current revenue collapse is that a left-wing group that calls itself “Fight the »

End of the World? Please!

Featured image The video below shows environmental activists, I think from Extinction Rebellion. The venue is Trafalgar Square, and I believe the green object is broccoli. It is hard not to agree with Matt Walsh’s comment: 12 years until the apocalypse suddenly seems like a really long time pic.twitter.com/C44Z6S7QWo — Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) October 19, 2019 Sometimes I wonder whether a civilization that not only produces but indulges lunatics like this deserves »

Silence of the Star Tribune

Featured image Like many local newspapers, Minneapolis’s Star Tribune purports to present an institutional voice serving as something like the political conscience of the community. Its recent editorial disapproving of the year-old video depicting President Trump mowing down the media — with which President Trump himself had nothing to do — is a sort of classic of the genre. And yet they weren’t done with the subject. They returned to it a »

How Evil Is the Left? This Evil

Featured image I wrote here about the riot that occurred in downtown Minneapolis during and after President Trump’s rally last Thursday night. Trump supporters were assaulted, their vehicles were blocked, police officers and police horses were attacked, and so on. This video, filmed by Alpha News, shows how violent and disgusting the “protest” by liberal Democrats was: You might think that in the aftermath of such appalling lawlessness, mainstream Democratic politicians would »

Londoners to Climate Protesters: Drop Dead!

Featured image A radical group called Extinction Rebellion, which purports to be acting on behalf of the Earth’s climate, has caused serious disruptions in England, attempting to shut down airports and other modes of transportation. This morning, the group tried to close down London’s morning commute by climbing on top of subway trains. Commuters did not take kindly to this arrogant and pointless act, as these videos show. Commuters now physically dragging »

Dairy Cows: Tangled Up In the Green New Deal [with comment by Steve]

Featured image The Green New Deal, and similar environmental initiatives, have little to do with the environment and much to do with the Left’s desire to control every aspect of our lives. Because everything we do, beginning with breathing, involves emission of carbon dioxide or other “greenhouse gases.” AOC’s Green New Deal specifically proposed, among other things, that all air travel be banned and that all cows be done away with because »

Flight-Shaming Catching On In Europe

Featured image There are a number of things that climate activists don’t want the rest of us to do, like eating meat and flying on airplanes. They seem to have decided that discouraging flying is a better bet than compulsory vegetarianism, so several European countries are moving in that direction. In Sweden, the government “is considering making it mandatory for travel companies to declare the climate impact of their long-haul trips.” The »

Last Night, We Saw Fascism In the Streets [Updated]

Featured image Last night President Trump conducted a fabulously successful rally at the Target Center in downtown Minneapolis. Scott had a great experience that included meeting the President and hearing his reporting praised repeatedly by President Trump. The 20,000 who were lucky enough to get into the Target Center had a wonderful time; by all accounts it was one of Trump’s best rallies. But outside the arena, things were quite different. Thousands »

Attacks on Orthodox Jews spike; mainstream Jewish groups seem indifferent

Featured image Recently, attacks against Jews have sharply increased in New York City. According to a report published in May by the New York Police Department, from January through May of this year, New York City experienced an 83 percent rise in hate crimes. Fifty-nine percent of hate crimes in the city are directed against Jews, and anti-Semitic attacks have risen by 90 percent in the past year. On September 22, a »