Leftism

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, »

Washington Post blames Trump for Democrats’ leftism

Featured image There’s good news, bad news, and fake news in this Washington Post article by Michael Scherer. In fact, they all appear in this sentence: [Trump’s combustible formula of white identity politics] has pushed Democratic presidential candidates sharply to the left on issues such as immigration and civil rights, as they respond to the liberal backlash against him. The good news is that the Post has been forced by events to »

Democrats: We’re So Smart, We Inspire Felonies!

Featured image Self-knowledge is not typically characteristic of Democratic politicians. Hawaiian Senator Mazie Hirono, a dim bulb by any normal standard, explains that the Democrats’ problem is that they are too smart. They know too much. They are too “left brain.” Republicans appeal to voters’ hearts, while Democrats are stuck with their heads: Of course, some Democrats do get emotionally involved. Like Willem Van Spronsen, the aging hippie and Antifa member who »

Leftist county races to the bottom in search for new police chief

Featured image Montgomery County, Maryland, where I live, is looking for a new police commissioner. There is an obvious candidate for the job — Marcus Jones, the acting commissioner and 34-year veteran of the force. Jones comes highly recommended by both the previous police commissioner, who has retired, and the County’s longtime State’s Attorney. Not only that, he’s African-American. But there’s a problem. Montgomery County has moved from left-liberal to flat out »

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. pic.twitter.com/Jl6HhyVNxY — 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 »

More about that Fourth of July parade

Featured image Phillip Kennicott, a lefty critic for the Washington Post, begins his column about the Fourth of July parade this way: The Mall is a place of public reconciliation. Really? What about those enraged feminists who marched up and down the Mall wearing pussy hats? They didn’t seem conciliatory to me. In fact, Kennicott is entirely off-base. The Mall is the frequent site of many political events that are the antithesis »

Betsy Ross and the Spirit of ’76 [with comment by Paul]

Featured image We have written about Nike’s disgraceful withdrawing of a show that featured the “Betsy Ross flag” on the ground that, per Colin Kaepernick, it is somehow emblematic of slavery. This attitude may strike you as insane, but it is common on the Left, has been endorsed by Democratic presidential candidates, and, evidently, has penetrated corporate America. Michael Ramirez comments succinctly: Of course, as so often happens when the Left suddenly »

Anti-Americanism Is Working for Nike

Featured image As Scott noted just a few minutes ago, Nike has pulled a shoe that it was about to introduce which featured the “Betsy Ross flag,” circa 1776. Nike acted in response to a complaint by former athlete Colin Kaepernick, who found the shoe offensive. This, courtesy of InstaPundit, is the shoe: The Wall Street Journal reports: Nike Inc. is yanking a U.S.A.-themed sneaker featuring an early American flag after former »

Living In an Age of Hate [Updated]

Featured image Byron York takes a dispassionate look at today’s political/cultural landscape, which is beginning to resemble the one that preceded the Civil War: The toxicity of the resistance to President Trump has risen in recent days, with the nation’s most respected newspapers publishing rationalizations for denying Trump supporters public accommodation and for doxxing career federal employees, while a journalist found himself under physical attack from the so-called anti-fascist group Antifa, which »