Liberals

Liberals Are Crazy. Will Voters Notice?

Featured image Over the last few days we have reached peak insanity, especially on Twitter. I can’t begin to recount all of the outrages. Apart from the whole nonsense at the Southern border that dominated the news, we had Peter Fonda, a former actor who was washed up decades ago, threatening Barron Trump to the extent that Melania Trump referred him to the Secret Service. We had a gang of socialists accosting »

Desperately Seeking Supremacists

Featured image Talia Lavin is (or was, at last word) a fact-checker for the New Yorker. She achieved overnight Twitter-fame by accusing an ICE agent of being a white supremacist. The New York Post has the story: A Harvard-educated fact-checker for the New Yorker is being excoriated by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency for “baselessly slandering” a Marine veteran — by falsely accusing him of having a Nazi tattoo, according to »

What If . . .

Featured image Counterfactual history—i.e., what if John F. Kennedy had not been assassinated?, etc—is a popular though fatuous genre. “What is, is singular,” Churchill wrote; “What might have been is infinite.” Quite true, but over the weekend in my item “Five Ways to Think About the IG Report” I offered a contingent counterfactual that Joe Biden might—I emphasize might—have beaten Trump if Biden had been the nominee instead of Hillary. This speculation »

Liberal Hypocrisy Turned Up to 11 (Updated)

Featured image Word around Hollywood is that Roseanne Barr is second only to Harvey Weinstein for being a horrible human being, and there is no reason for anyone to try to defend her tweet, or her show for that matter. I never found her either talented or entertaining, and the only reason I might have ever tuned in (I never watched a single moment of the original show 20 years ago or »

The Strange Case of Dick’s

Featured image In the aftermath of the epic failure of law enforcement at Stoneman Douglas High School, a number of companies adopted preening, anti-gun stances. One of them was Dick’s Sporting Goods. What makes this weird is that Dick’s is a major retailer of firearms. If you haven’t followed the story, the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action sums up: We have recently been reporting on the bizarre anti-gun activism of one of »

Love Me, I’m a Liberal—Trump Version

Featured image We’ve taken note before of the endless ways Phil Ochs’s classic tune from the 1960s, “Love Me, I’m a Liberal” can be adapted to changing times (such as my Harvey Weinstein version from a few months ago). Power Line reader Michael Kochin points us to a new version adapting the idea for the time of Trump from someone going as LessThree. Worth a quick view: »

It Couldn’t Happen to a Nicer Guy [with comment by Paul]

Featured image As Attorney General of the State of New York, Eric Schneiderman has posed as a liberal crusader. Among many other things, he has accused Exxon Mobil of committing securities fraud in connection with “climate change,” filed a civil suit accusing Trump University of fraud, and initiated more than 50 lawsuits seeking to block Trump administration environmental regulations. Schnedierman has also endorsed the #MeToo campaign and has gone after Harvey Weinstein. »

Study Confirms “Green” Hypocrisy

Featured image In a finding that surprises, probably, no one, a new survey shows that the more a person claims to be concerned about global warming, the less likely he is to behave in environmentally friendly ways: Participants in a year-long study who doubted the scientific consensus on the issue “opposed policy solutions,” but at the same time, they “were most likely to report engaging in individual-level, pro-environmental behaviors,” writes a research »

Trump Threatens the Independence of DOJ? Let’s Hope So!

Featured image This morning, President Trump tweeted his frustration with the Department of Justice, which has stonewalled Congressional investigations, among other offenses. He concluded, “At some point I will have no choice but to use the powers granted to the Presidency and get involved!” Which prompted (via Twitchy) a hilarious response from Vox, a low-information site that purports to explain current events for the benefit of liberals: This threatens the Justice Department’s »

Crazed Haters Unbound

Featured image Last night’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner was a disgrace. “Comedian” Michelle Wolf was vulgar and partisan. I know, that is par for the course at these events, but Wolf went far beyond the pale. Her attacks on Sarah Sanders were particularly vicious and inexcusable. I spent some time with Hugh Hewitt tonight; he was at the dinner and said–I don’t think he would mind my repeating this–that he would have »

The Trials of Joy Reid

Featured image In recent days, MSNBC commentator Joy Reid has been under fire for “homophobic” blog posts that she did years ago. Full disclosure: I have never seen Ms. Reid on television, and if she has ever written anything, I haven’t read it. My impression is that she is a cookie-cutter leftist and is of no interest. So my knowledge of the controversy is limited to the Associated Press’s account. Still, the »

Candace Owens Tells the Truth About the NAACP

Featured image The NAACP has long been a sacred cow. It did some good long ago, but for decades it has been a useless, left-wing pressure group in thrall to the Democratic Party. As such, it has generally opposed the interests of most African-Americans. So it is good to see the fearless Candace Owens denounce the NAACP: It seems that every day, more cracks are appearing in the wall that has blocked »

The Streets of San Francisco

Featured image Wonderful evening last night in Denver at the annual Founders’ Dinner for the Independence Institute, the conservative think tank of Colorado. It was great to see some Power Line readers and old friends from my time as an inmate at Boulder. The Institute’s president, the colorful John Caldara (other adjectives in addition to “colorful” come to mind when you think of John) invited me to participate in the program to »

More Contemptible Behavior By Liberals

Featured image We haven’t yet written about the fact that the Left is engaging in the despicable tactic of “demonstrating,” i.e. committing vandalism, at the home of Chris Cox of the National Rifle Association, and harassing his wife’s business. This report comes from the Associated Press: Protesters are targeting the northern Virginia home of the National Rifle Association’s top lobbyist and say the protests will continue. In one case, court records show »

Black Coffee?

Featured image Some years ago I read about a company that produced an accounting report that talked about the company being “in the African-American.” Someone got too aggressive with find and replace. Things have only gotten worse since then. Everyone knows how Starbucks, the prototype of the socially progressive corporation, created needless trouble for itself by first stabbing its own employees in the back, and then announcing a brief closure of 8,000 »

Have We Reached Peak Liberalism?

Featured image Reagan used to like to tell a joke about the two Russians talking on the street, where one asks, “Have we reached peak Communism? Is this it?” To which his compatriot replies, “Oh no—things are going to have to get a lot worse!” This comes to mind with the observation that just when you think liberals can’t get any more out of touch or ridiculous, they step up with something »

Microsoft Joins the Censors

Featured image The Left has enlisted Big Tech to help suppress conservative activism and conservative ideas. We are seeing this on a number of fronts, one of the more recent (March 1) being Microsoft. Microsoft announced a new Service Agreement effective May 1 that applies to the company’s “consumer products, websites, and services.” Those include the Office suite, Xbox and Skype, among others. The new Service Agreement includes a Code of Conduct: »