Liz Cheney

Reflections of Lincoln

Featured image In the Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock & Roll (revised 1980 edition), Janet Maslin wrote the chapter on Bob Dylan. She included the photo of the folkie Dylan posing with a cigarette dangling from his lips and a guitar in his lap. Maslin supplied the caption: “The conscience of a generation, trying to smoke and sing simultaneously.” (The photo is accessible here.) Liz Cheney followed in Dylan’s footsteps with »

Liz Cheney is no longer a Republican, according to the Wyoming GOP

Featured image In America, as opposed to one-party, totalitarian nations, “reading people out” of a movement or a party is characteristic of cults and tiny sectarian groups. Family lore has it that my father once helped read his future sister-in-law out of the local Socialist party due to her Trotskyite tendencies. I’m reminded of this because the Wyoming Republican party has read Liz Cheney out of the GOP. It voted to no »

Jim Jordan did what?

Featured image Kevin McCarthy has named five Republicans to serve on the House select committee that will investigate the events of January 6. The House Minority leader selected Jim Banks (Indiana), Jim Jordan (Ohio), Rodney Davis (Illinois), Kelly Armstrong (North Dakota), and Troy Nehls (Texas). Banks will be the ranking member. At Hot Air, Allahpundit categorizes Banks and Jordan as thoroughgoing MAGA members, which seems fair. Banks issued a statement that leaves »

Is Liz Cheney a victim of the cancel culture?

Featured image Some leftists, including Dana Milbank, are saying so. But then, these are some of the same people who claim that Republicans packed the Supreme Court by nominating and confirming conservatives Justices to fill vacancies on the traditional nine-member court. These folks will argue anything. It’s gratifying to see that attacks on the cancel culture are moving the needle sufficiently for hacks like Milbank to want to throw the charge back »