Liberals

Congratulations, You’re Fired

Featured image Paul Clement, Solicitor General in the George W. Bush administration, is one of the top appellate lawyers in the country. He and his partner Erin Murphy have been with the large Chicago-based law firm Kirkland & Ellis since 2016. Last week, Clement and Murphy won one of the biggest victories of their careers when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 in favor of their client the New York State Rifle »

Why Left-Wing Organizations Are Crumbling

Featured image This liberal video podcast is sponsored by The Hill. I’ve never seen it before, but a friend sent me the link to this episode. It is titled “Elephant In The Zoom: Meltdowns Inside Progressive Organizations Are CRIPPLING The Left.” It addresses the question: why are liberal nonprofits crumbling and ceasing to function? Because they are under attack by young wokester employees who essentially have ground things to a halt. There »

Heading Toward the Abyss

Featured image In this bracing essay, David Horowitz calls out the Left for what it is–criminal, racist, and sometimes fascist. David argues that conservatives need to understand the utter bad faith with which the Left conducts itself, and stand up bravely to defend our country from the ravages of the Left. The crisis currently facing our nation is a crisis of faith – faith in the Constitution that has shaped our destiny, »

Why the Red Wave Is Building

Featured image My wife filled up her gas tank this morning and took this picture: I filled up this afternoon and took this one: So we spent $248.71 on gasoline today. We are fortunate: we can still afford to eat dinner, and we aren’t canceling our trip to New Hampshire next week for my college reunion. Most Americans are not so lucky. And most Americans also understand that the Democratic Party is »

Kavanaugh Threatened by Gunman [Updated]

Featured image The Democrats smeared Brett Kavanaugh as, among other things, a rapist at his Supreme Court confirmation hearing. They knew their assertions were false but made them anyway. Next, liberals published Kavanaugh’s home address along with those of other Supreme Court justices so that mobs could threaten them. Democratic officeholders did not object to this tactic. Such actions have consequences. Today a man armed with at least one weapon and burglary »

Does America Need a Queen?

Featured image That is what Melanie Phillips suggests in the London Times. She argues that Britain, having just completed its celebration of Elizabeth II’s 70 year reign, is united by the monarchy despite its political differences. She contrasts the situation in the U.S.: In the US, meanwhile, the jubilee has been regarded variously with wonderment, bafflement or even derision. Few Americans see below the flummery to understand why the monarchy is so »

A Sensible Position On Crime and Guns

Featured image I haven’t written much about the latest round of gun control hysteria, mostly because I have said everything I have to say on that topic many times over the years. The liberal solutions to mass shooting incidents, which are very rare, are every bit as silly and ineffective as their solutions to crime in general, which is ubiquitous and therefore vastly more important. Defunding the police makes about as much »

Can Adults No Longer Consent?

Featured image Quite a few years ago, Scott and I had an op-ed in, as I recall, the Orange County Register on the Playboy Philosophy. I don’t recall what prompted it, but one point we made was that the idea that two (or more) consenting adults can do whatever the heck they want in the privacy of their bedroom–the bedrock principle of the Playboy Philosophy, as we knew it in the 1960s–was »

Chavez, Maduro, Biden and Newsom

Featured image In a banana republic, what do you do when your citizens don’t have enough money because of your socialist economic policies? Simple: print more money! There was a time when we thought American politics were above such insanity, but those days are gone. The Biden administration’s multi-trillion dollar money-printing spree has launched the worst inflation since the Carter administration and the longest collapse of the Dow since 1932. Nice going, »

Race-Baiting and Disinformation in the White House

Featured image We noted here that Joe Biden’s new Press Secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre, peddles disinformation in the form of a (false) stolen election conspiracy theory. Is that OK now? It’s all so confusing! Today we learned that in 2020, Jean-Pierre described the Fox News Channel as racist: “[Fox News] was racist before coronavirus, they are racist during the coronavirus, Fox News will be racist after the coronavirus,” Jean-Pierre said during a March »

Another “Green” Catastrophe

Featured image We briefly noted here the agricultural apocalypse occurring in Sri Lanka: [W]here are the environmentalists in all this? They are doing their best to reduce agricultural output. In Sri Lanka, the government mandated organic farming, with the result that yields declined catastrophically, prices skyrocketed, and, no doubt, many died. The London Times had a more detailed account last month, headlined: “How Sri Lanka’s shift to organic farming left it in »

Antifa Attacks Wisconsin Pro-Life Office

Featured image Last night, pro-abortion activists who claimed to be associated with Antifa attacked the office of Wisconsin Family Action in Madison, Wisconsin: Vandals set a fire inside the Madison headquarters of the anti-abortion group Wisconsin Family Action early Sunday, police and an official with the group said Sunday. *** Arriving at the office at 2801 International Lane at the same time as a reporter, Appling and group event coordinator Diane Westphall »

Liberals Are Evil

Featured image Like most conservatives, I used to think that most liberals are nice people who are misguided because they haven’t studied economics, don’t know anything about history or foreign policy, and so on. I no longer believe that to be the case. I don’t think it is possible to observe today’s liberalism without concluding that it is largely demonic. For today’s case in point, observe this demonstration of pro-baby killers in »

They’ve Come for Lincoln

Featured image Remember when Democrats assured us that they just wanted to get rid of statues of Confederate generals, plus Jefferson Davis? That was the issue in Charlottesville. But of course it didn’t stop there. Liberals don’t hate the Confederacy, they hate America. So inevitably, the Great Emancipator is now in their sights. Here in Minnesota, Democratic Representative Jamie Becker-Finn complains about having to see a portrait of Lincoln in the Minnesota »

Good Question!

Featured image Via InstaPundit, a good question about the Supreme Court leak: Is the FBI going to raid the house of the Politico reporter who published the Alito opinion? Or is that just reserved for reporters who get Ashley Biden's diary? — Whispers of Dementia (@mgEyesOpen) May 3, 2022 Was leaking the draft opinion to Politico a crime? I don’t know. But one thing we can say for sure is that the »

Leftist-Approved Price Gouging

Featured image The concept of “price gouging” is usually stupid. Corporations do, and should, price their products and services so as to maximize profits. Prices are governed not by corporate fiat, but by supply and demand. That said, there are two situations where the concept of price gouging, while normally fictitious, can have reality. The first is price fixing, which has been illegal for more than a century, and the second is »

The Unbearable Lightness of Bernie

Featured image This is the third in a series of essays by David Horowitz on the progressive mind. The first essay is Understanding the Progressive Mind, the second is Progressivism as Criminal Enterprise. Bernie Sanders is the founder of the Progressive Caucus and most popular figure in the Democrat Party. He is also the Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, and therefore a key player in determining how Washington decides to spend »