The Week In Pictures

The Week in Pictures: Election Wrap-Up Edition

Featured image Good news! Only 719 days until the next election! Let the campaigning and media “analysis” begin. (Of course, Campaign 2018 isn’t over until the Democrats finish stealing two Senate seats during the after-party.) Stock up on your Botox now: Nancy’s back! Meanwhile, who is the biggest loser of this cycle—”Beto” (and the donors who forked over $75 million) or Jim Acosta? And how should we complete the joke that begins, »

The Week in Pictures: Election Eve Edition

Featured image If you think this Halloween was scary, just imagine the House of Representatives with Nancy Pelosi back as Speaker, Mad Max Waters running the House Banking Committee, Alexandra Occasional-Cortex on the Sunday network news shows every weekend, and beta-male Beto gearing up his 2020 campaign for the alpha spot in American politics. Good times! Headlines of the week: News you can use: Dumbest tweet of the week: And finally. . »

The Week in Pictures: Fizzle Edition

Featured image I don’t know what to make of the mail bombs delivered this week. As of deadline for Week in Pictures (early Friday afternoon), there’s a suspect in custody, likely a wacko. A deranged Trump fan? The bombs-that-weren’t-bombs (apparently—reports still conflict about this) were so obviously amateurish that it is hard to rule out the possibility that it is the product of a prankster who just wanted to see how crazy »

The Week in Pictures: 1,024th% Edition

Featured image Elizabeth Warren is the gift that keeps on giving. She’s making a good bid to replace Hillary Clinton in that important role. Who can doubt that if/when Warren runs for president, her tribal identity is going to come up as a daily matter, no matter how hard she tries to make it “old news.” I haven’t had this much fun since . . . Tuesday. Maybe the most perfect art »

The Week in Pictures: Triumph of the Kanye West Edition

Featured image I was all set to declare this week’s gallery to be the “Nikki Haley’s Comet Edition,” but that was before Kanye West’s Traveling Medicine Show appeared at the White House on Thursday. That was some weird stuff, to be sure—the kind of thing Vice President Joe Biden might call a “big f—— deal” before an open microphone in the Oval Office, but that’s different because reasons. It is hard to »

The Week in Pictures: Presidential Alert Edition

Featured image Amidst the continuing war over the Kulturkampf of the Kavanaugh Konfirmation, I hope everyone took in how the Trump-Deranged crowd lost their you-know-what over the rollout of the system that allows the president to send emergency text messages to everyone. (Though for whatever reason, I didn’t get one.) Who needs Twitter! I think Trump should make a running joke of this new capability at all of his rallies, as it »

The Week in Pictures: Justice Kavanaugh Edition

Featured image Who knew that Flake could take flakery to a whole new level. This theme headline may seem premature, but I don’t think so. In fact, the FBI “investigation” now is unlikely to turn up anything. Meanwhile, another delay, during which Democrats will manufacture more phony allegations, and attempt to intimidate Senators because they think it worked yesterday on Flake, is likely to backfire. There is polling evidence that Republican voter »

The Week in Pictures: Deja Vu All Over Again Edition

Featured image Anything happen this week? Oh heck, who am I kidding. It’s deja vu all over again, in Yogi Berra’s great phrase: I keep having flashbacks to the Clarence Thomas hearings in 1991. I’ve said for years that the Bork maneuver would only work once, and that the attack on Thomas, having failed, wouldn’t be tried again. I underestimated the furies of the #MeToo moment, though, as lots of people have »

The Week in Pictures: Hurricane Trump Edition

Featured image Hurricane Florence was downgraded to a Category 1 storm by the time it made landfall, which means it’s but a puny thing compared to Hurricane Trump, the Category 5 storm that hit Washington DC on January 20, 2017, and whose wind speed hasn’t abated yet. Talk about a stalled-out storm system! The winds of change can be like that some times. (Pssst, liberals: I’ve got more heavy weather news for »

The Week in Pictures: Anonymous Edition

Featured image Power Line is facing a test of its blognificence unlike any faced by a modern American website. It is not just that the googleplex of leftist internet censorship looms large. Or that the readership is bitterly divided between dog pic lovers and cat pic lovers. I am an anonymous senior level staffer for Power Line who works diligently behind the scenes to curtail John’s beauty pageant “news” stories, Paul’s soccer »

Midweek in Pictures: Nike Edition

Featured image Good grief, if I wait till Saturday to post all of the memes exploding across the interwebs of Nike’s incomprehensible decision to feature Colin Kaepernick as their mascot of courage I’ll get buried, so this calls for a special mid-week edition of the Week in Pictures. It’s not just Nike’s bad judgment in deciding to embrace Kaepernick; it’s the appalling superficiality of the message of supposed “sacrifice” their ad agency »

The Week in Pictures: What Happened Edition

Featured image I was on airplanes and otherwise mostly indisposed this week. Anything much happen? Did I miss something? Did President Trump tweet about anything in particular? Did Mueller get anywhere with his off-Broadway audition to be Inspector Javert? Is CNN still in business? Well, at least we can look forward to a new NFL season about to start, a blissful respite from the grubby world of politics where we all come »

The Week in Pictures: Omnibus Funhouse Edition

Featured image This was one of those weeks that defies an obvious theme. The “independent” media beclowns itself—again—and the “white supremacists” turned out a massive crowd of . . . 30 people . . . in Washington, while what really captivated the nation was a stolen airplane. I don’t like to make light of an obviously troubled person who committed (a non-terrorist) suicide with an airplane, but there was something almost endearing »

The Week in Pictures: Space Force Edition

Featured image The formal announcement of our new Space Force was definitely the highlight of the week. And having Vice President Race Bannon Mike Pence make the announcement was the perfect touch. I’m guessing this is Trump’s version of Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative, which drove liberals and the Soviet Communists out of their mind. (Funny how liberals and Communists were both upset by SDI. I’m sure it was pure coincidence.) Liberals blundered by calling »

The Week in Pictures: The Last Straw Man Edition

Featured image The Democrats’ ban on plastic straws is the gift that keeps on giving GIFs—or at least memes. I can’t decide whether it was Nietzsche or T.S. Eliot who got it wrong. If Nietzsche were with us today, he’d surely issue a correction—”No, I said the last straw man!” And Eliot would have to re-write “The Hollow Men.” Even though the title is perfect for modern liberals, the lines need revision: »

The Week in Pictures: Last Straw Edition

Featured image Just when you think the left coast can’t possibly get any more insane, some jurisdiction (Seattle, San Francisco, Santa Barbara) comes along and says, “Oh yeah? Hold my [craft, gluten-free] beer!” I assume you’ve heard that plastic straws are being banned, with Santa Barbara attaching criminal penalties including large fines and jail time. Oh well, it should be easy to get around this ban in San Francisco at least. People »

The Week in Pictures: A Bit Red in Helsinki Edition

Featured image It finally came back to me. Monty Python had a sketch way back when that involved a made-up entity that is a perfect headline for this week—the “Institute of Going in Bit Red in Helsinki,” in which a Dr. Carl Gruber (related to Hans?) tests embarrassing words and phrases on people, such as “Wankel rotary engine.” (You can take in the sketch here.) If the sketch was updated, you’d have »