A Vegan Day-Brightener

Featured image I won’t say that vegans are the most annoying people in our society, but I will say this: they rank ahead of cross-fit enthusiasts. So this video should bring a smile to your face. It is several years old, but just popped up on Twitter on a large scale this week. A group of vegan terrorists–perhaps not a fair characterization, since they couldn’t scare anyone–tries to stop a truckload of »

You Can’t Fool All the People…

Featured image …all the time. But you can fool most of them some of the time, e.g. last November. Still, if Gallup has it right, quite a few people have caught on. Americans now say that our biggest problem is our government, up six points from last November and December: That our government is indeed our biggest problem is reinforced by the fact that most of our other major problems are caused »

Standing Up to the Leftist Mob [Updated]

Featured image Several years ago, I saw a cartoon that went something like this: a liberal college administrator tells a conservative speaker that his event is being canceled because there have been threats of violence. The conservative asks, who are the threats coming from? and the liberal administrator answers, “Us.” This is, in fact, one of the Left’s favorite ploys to shut down conservative speech. It happened at Florida’s New College last »

Letting China Off the Hook

Featured image China is the world’s number one emitter of carbon dioxide. If you take the Left’s global warming hysteria seriously, nothing can be done without China (and also India) drastically curbing their emissions. If everyone in North America dropped dead, it would do no measurable good for the world’s climate, if you believe the Leftists’ numbers. So if liberals were really serious about climate change, they would be looking hard at »

Here Come the Bugs

Featured image I have been writing lately about the war on agriculture–the Left’s attack on modern, scientific farming. The Left’s two main targets, so far, are fertilizers and animal husbandry. What is the end game? Leftists want us to eat a largely vegetarian diet, with insects as a protein source instead of cows, pigs and poultry. This is no secret if you follow leftist writing, but many people find it hard to »

How Dumb Can a Politician Get?

Featured image The City of Minneapolis was in decline before covid, and before George Floyd. Abysmal governance and high costs had closed or driven away many businesses. Then came the covid shutdowns, riots and skyrocketing violence, and the city has turned into a disaster area. Who would want to try to run a business in Minneapolis? Not many people, it turns out. So the city’s streets are lined with closed or abandoned »

Let Them Eat Bugs!

Featured image The Davos elite-fest is valuable for the same reason it has been useful to see journalists on Twitter: among friends, leftists say what they really think. Thus, Siemens Chairman Jim Hagemann Snabe tells one billion of us to stop eating meat: One billion people should stop eating meat in order to save the climate, the chairman of the largest industrial manufacturing company in Europe told a panel at the World »

Everybody Wants to Rule the World

Featured image But some people think they actually do. Check out John Kerry, a man of limited intelligence but infinite self-regard, on his status as a master of the universe, along with the others at Davos: John Kerry to the elites gathered at the World Economic Forum in Davos: "It's pretty extraordinary that we, a select group of human beings…are able to sit in a room and come together and actually talk »

Global Elites Conspire Against the Rest of Us

Featured image The World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos kicked off yesterday. For a long time I didn’t take the Davos elite-fest seriously, but it has gained steam: This WEF summit features a record turnout from many of the most powerful government and corporate officials. There will be 379 public officials attending, including 30 heads of state, 56 finance ministers, 19 central bank governors, 39 heads of global organizations, including the »

The Bugs Are a Feature

Featured image Leftists, perhaps thinking their war on reliable energy is well in hand, are now making war on scientific agriculture. The war has two main elements: opposition to fertilizers, without which billions of people could not be fed, and hostility toward animal husbandry. Leftists don’t want you to eat meat. When you tell people that liberals’ end game is for them to eat bugs, they sometimes think you can’t be serious. »

The Left’s War On Children

Featured image Liberals love to talk about children, but in many ways, their policies are devastating to the young. Education is near the top of the list: liberals run our public schools, and they are almost uniformly terrible. Schools are run for the benefit of teachers’ unions, administrators and diversity consultants. The kids are just disposable fodder. Covid school shutdowns were a recent instance of liberal hostility toward children. They set Kevin »

An Actual Threat to Our Democracy

Featured image The ever-crazier California legislature has passed a law that, as the Wall Street Journal’s editors describe it: …creates a state council to dictate wages, working conditions and benefits, among other things, for fast-food workers who aren’t unionized. The law is intended to coerce fast-food franchises to surrender to the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Can that possibly be constitutional? I don’t know, but it any event it is a terrible »

The 15-Minute City

Featured image I spent a little time in Oxford during my recent vacation, and a day or two later Mark Steyn told me that the City of Oxford had adopted an ordinance that penalizes driving more than 15 minutes from your home. This seemed hard to believe, but in fact, it is true. First of all, the “15-Minute City” is a movement of sorts, promoted by the usual suspects, the United Nations »

The Enemy Within

Featured image Who is America’s biggest enemy? It is a sign of our current polarization that many think our greatest enemy is not Russia or China, but our fellow Americans. Rasmussen asked the question, with six multiple choice answers: Asked to identify America’s greatest enemy, nearly 40% of voters don’t choose a foreign power, but instead name domestic political parties The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 25% »

New Yorkers Flee For Greener Pastures

Featured image The fact that people are steadily moving away from blue states and into red states is well known. Still, I thought these figures from New York were shocking: A new city analysis shows that a huge chunk of high-income earners fled in 2020. … The study by the city’s Independent Budget Office shows a 10% plunge in taxpayers who made over $750,000, and 6% of those with incomes between $150,000 »

“Savior of the Republic” In the Slammer

Featured image Remember Michael Avenatti? There was a historical moment when he was the Democratic Party’s great hope. Avenatti was going to harpoon the Dems’ white whale, Donald Trump. This was via his representation of Stormy Daniels, with whom Trump evidently had a fling and to whom he later wrote a check. It was a personal check to cover a personal expense, and didn’t come from campaign funds, so there was no »

About “Deniers”

Featured image It all started with Holocaust deniers. That phrase has a clear meaning: it refers to someone who denies that the Holocaust took place. But liberals saw potential in the locution, an opportunity to disqualify their opponents without actually making an argument. Thus, they started labeling people as “climate deniers.” What does that mean? Someone who denies that we have a climate? There is no such person. Someone who denies that »