The Week In Pictures

The Week in Pictures: Mueller Encore Edition

Featured image The left’s obsession with Trump Russia Collusion and Obstruction has become the dead parrot sketch of American politics. It’s pushing up daisies, singing to the choir invisible. It’s an ex-scandal. No, CNN, it’s not just stunned, or pining for the fjords of decent ratings. The fat lady is singing. In fact she’s back in her dressing room starting her low-carb diet. It’s more over than your grandma’s overcooked roast beef. CNN »

The Week in Pictures: Tactile Nukes Edition

Featured image This is the week scientists say we can see a black hole for the first time, but that’s only because they didn’t look at the Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential field. That is sucking up more mass and light than 100 black holes. But this was also the week Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand discovered what she called “tactile nuclear weapons.” This is almost as good a neologism as the late Nevada Sen. »

The Week in Pictures: Free Dem Entertainment Edition

Featured image I’m really hoping Joe Biden runs. We need the free entertainment. Though he will lock down the Dirty Old Man segment of the electorate. Maybe we’ll get a special prosecutor to look into the whole matter. Speaking of things that continue to pay dividends, whatever happened to that old liberal slogan, Move On? The left just can’t move on from the Mueller disappointment, and are still mired in the first »

The Week in Pictures: Smollett Favors Edition

Featured image The ink was barely dry on the Mueller Report when the news broke that Jussie Smollett effect a breakout worthy of Houdini. Maybe it wasn’t a breakout as much as it was a case of the Foxx guarding the hoax-house. But we’re not done with the Mueller Report beat down on the Democrats and the media (but I repeat myself). Nosiree Bob! And the Green Nude Eel is still on »

Mid-Week in Pictures: Mueller Schadenfreude Edition

Featured image It’s only Tuesday, but what a week. The SPLC is collapsing, Trump’s poll numbers are looking up, and public regard for the media, who make Michael Avenatti a supposed presidential candidate, is going to sink to new lows. At least liberals can still hope the Southern District of New York will save them, and . . . wait, what? SDNY indicted Avenatti? I’m betting a lot of Democrats right now »

The Week in Pictures: Mueller Time at Last!

Featured image Finally, we have white smoke from the Justice Department chimney! Habemus Muelleri Reportam!  But what’s in it? Right now the speculation is the report has so little red meat that vegans could swallow it. Mueller? Mueller? Anyone?  But this is just a Deep State distraction from how pathetic the Democratic 2020 presidential field is. Has there ever been a more perfect Democratic candidate than Beto? He is the ultimate self-referential candidate, »

The Week in Pictures: Varsity Blues Edition

Featured image The best take I’ve seen yet on the college athletics admission scandal is that someone needs to do a comedy movie where the non-athlete students are forced to play after all, go through grueling practice, with predictable results—they win! Because Hollywood! Because who doesn’t like a good underdog story—you know, those “underdogs” from rich and famous households who just need one tiny break to get into the big leagues. Possible »

The Week in Pictures: Hating Hate Edition

Featured image Watching Nancy Pelosi’s clown show caucus try to formulate how many ways they could hate hate in one resolution reminded me of the Monty Python scene in Life of Brian where Graham Chapman’s character wants to join up with the People’s Front of Judea (or was it the Judean People’s Front?), and is interrogated as to his fitness: “You have to really hate the Romans to join our group! How »

The Week in Pictures: Cohen-Head Edition

Featured image Has there ever been a “sensational” “blockbuster” hearing as dreary and predictable as the Michael Cohen Show this week? One does wonder why Trump would ever have hired such an obvious mediocrity in the first place, and it’s plain that he won’t make it out of the first round of contestants for the Dems’ attempt at reality TV, “John Dean’s Apprentice.” We’ll want to grade this effort on the Laugh-Out-Curve. »

Videos of the Week

Featured image If you want to know how badly the the Jussie Smollett hoax is hurting the left, just take in how The Daily Show is trying to minimize it with some (well-deserved) comedy: And this is also pretty funny (though I am sure it will outrage humorless leftists—which is to say leftists): Finally, our Feel Good Headline of the Day, which came in too late for the Week in Pictures: For »

The Week in Pictures: Berniemania Edition

Featured image The predictable unwinding of the Jussie Smollett hoax prompted someone (not sure who to credit) to come up with the pithy phrase of the week that I’ll adapt slightly, namely, that the demand for racism exceeds the supply, so behold, supply-side racism! So we have “fake noose” to go with the media’s “fake news,” not to mention the “fake nous” offered by our universities. More fakery than a plastic surgeon’s »

The Week in Pictures: Green Nude Eel Edition

Featured image The fascination with every twitch and Tweet from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez—”the moral equivalent of Gore,” as our friend Richard Samuelson calls her—is one of the compelling mysteries of our time, along with the absence of the Cambridge Comma. If there’s an Oxford Comma, why isn’t there also a Cambridge Comma? Or maybe it has merely been overtaken by what I call the “Shatner-Walken Comma,” which runs something like: “What, do you »

Lincoln’s Birthday in Pictures

Featured image One of my favorite Lincoln speeches is one that tends to be overlooked—his eulogy to Henry Clay in the Illinois State Legislature in 1852. This provides the best evidence that had Clay lived another decade, Lincoln would likely have supported him to be president in 1856 or 1860. In any case, Lincoln calls Clay his “beau ideal of a statesman,” and gives a compact teaching about the essence of statesmanship: »

The Week in Pictures: State of the Union Edition

Featured image This is one of those weeks where all the incoming lines are jammed. Virginia Democrats vying with Venezuela for the Best Meltdown in a Socialist Role. House Democratic women vying for the Worst Imitation of the Stepford Wives remake. Jeff Bezos trying out a new slogan, “Make Tabloids Great Again.” Elizabeth Warren revealed (again) to be Chief Big Fraud. A “Green New Deal” offered up as the greatest satire of »

Monday Morning in Pictures: Super Bowl Mini-Edition

Featured image The Super Bowl memes and whatnot are going to be stale by next Saturday, so a special edition is clearly called for. I rather like a good defensive struggle, and wasn’t bothered a bit by the low scoring. But that’s traditional conservatism speaking, the kind that always favored crew-cut Johnny Unitas over the Broadway Joe Namath. And finally. . . congratulations again to the Patriots: »

The Week in Pictures: Polar Vortex Edition

Featured image As everyone knows, the upper midwest, including Power Line Central Command in Minnesota, has been suffering from some extreme climate change this week. Because everything is caused by climate change. Even Donald Trump’s hairdo. Out here at Power Line Pacific Command on the Left Coast, we’re having some rain, but otherwise I’m in my shirtsleeves as usual. But first, we have to lead with this (and happy Groundhog Day, by »

The Week in Pictures: Epidemic Fakery Edition

Featured image This was the week that featured more fakery than a plastic surgeon’s office in Beverly Hills: fake news about high school kids, fake Vietnam War veterans, fake budget votes on Capitol Hill, fake economic conferences in the Swiss alps, fake punts, fake field goals, fake everything. It’s like we’re besieged with motherfakers. And on top of that, we have a weekend without football. Headlines of the week: Tweet of the »