Who Are the Election Deniers?

Featured image Recently the Democrats have coined the phrase “election deniers” to smear those who worry about our lack of ballot security, as reflected in the 2020 election, by associating them with Holocaust deniers and other cranks. But who are the real election deniers? The Democrats haven’t conceded that a Republican was legitimately elected president since George H. W. Bush carried 40 states in 1988. The RNC put together this 12-minute video »

Dobbs Drops, Roe Overturned

Featured imageThe Supreme Court released its opinions in the Dobbs case this morning. Consistent with the leaked draft by Justice Alito, it overrules the Roe and Casey decisions. You can read the opinions here. I haven’t had time yet to review Alito’s majority opinion to see how closely it conforms to what was leaked. The vote was 6-3, with Chief Justice Roberts concurring in the result. He would have upheld the »

The madness of Slow Joe: YOU take YOUR seat

Featured imageThe New York Post briefly reports President Biden’s exposure of the “comically detailed cheat sheet” prepared by his staff. Biden is instructed to “take YOUR seat” and to limit his remarks to “2 minutes.” Someone neglected to tell him that the first rule of cheat sheets is to keep it close to your vest. Or perhaps he just forgot. The Post explains: A photographer snapped an image of the document »

How to Talk to the Press

Featured imageKari Lake is a Republican candidate for Governor of Arizona. While I haven’t followed that race closely, I understand she may be the front-runner. This despite having a checkered record as a conservative, having supported Barack Obama, among other Democrats. But when a CNN reporter tried to ambush her, she gave a 30-second master class in how to talk to the liberal press: WATCH what happens when @CNN ambushes @KariLake »

With Justice & Drew

Featured imageI am scheduled to join Drew Lee, producer Robbie Rosenhaus, and my friend Howard Root for the weekly Justice & Drew round table this morning from 6:00-9:00 a.m. (Central). Because Jon Justice is in the hospital recovering from open-heart surgery, Howard and I will be Drew’s guests for the whole show this morning. The show is broadcast weekdays on Twin Cities News Talk AM 1130 and 103.5 FM. It is »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured imageAmmo Grrrll reloads in RED FLAG LAWS: DANGER, WILL ROBINSON: Because the Seven Deadly Sins Have Not Been Repealed… She writes: Sometimes I wonder if the Democrats have ever lived in the real world or if they just drop in now and then from Planet Make-Believe. As a “person who used to menstruate,” not to be confused with an adult human female called a “woman,” I have spent decades in »

Supreme Court Upholds Gun Rights

Featured imageToday the Supreme Court decided New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, a challenge to a New York State law that barred residents from obtaining a carry permit unless they could show “proper cause.” Proper cause, in turn, required the applicant to “demonstrate a special need for self-protection distinguishable from that of the general community.” Under the Court’s controlling precedents, Heller and McDonald, I think the New York »

Redistribution, illegal alien edition

Featured imageThe Biden administration has worked a new twist in the Democrats’ mania for redistribution. However, this scheme is to be conducted in private. Attention is not to be paid. It is a big secret. The New York Post’s Miranda Devine has been on the case for a while. In her New York Post column today she adds a dose of media criticism. A subhead in the column aptly describes the »

Kamalasplaining, and Other Video Comedy

Featured imageI’ve come across Elsa Kurt, who is one of those self-starting YouTube/social media stars, and she has the best Kamala Harris impression that I’ve seen to date—far better than we’ve been offered on Saturday Night Live. Here is her take on Kamala making coffee that nails the Veep’s grating laugh (45 seconds): Meanwhile, we haven’t checked in with the great J.P. Sears. He’s had a steady string of terrific videos »

In re: The “do something” bill

Featured imageThe Federalist has just posted David Harsanyi’s column on “The ‘do something’ gun control bill.” Harsanyi is the author of The First Freedom: A Ride Through America’s Enduring History With the Gun and someone whose opinion I respect. Here is a salient paragraph: [Republican bill sponsor Senator John] Cornyn spent more time bragging about the things he rejected than championing the useful ideas he brought to the bill, because it »

The dog that barks

Featured imageThe bipartisan Senate group released the text of the “gun bill” or “gun safety bill” or whatever it is just before the Senate voted to proceed on the bill without amendment last night. Taking a look at the text, I see that the bill may be cited as the “Bipartisan Safer Communities Act.” The authors apparently don’t want us to know what it’s all about from the title of the »

Supreme Court Case Prompts Anti-Religious Bigotry [Updated]

Featured imageOn Tuesday, the Supreme Court decided Carson v. Makin on a 6-3 vote, with the liberal bloc dissenting. The case related to a program in Maine, whereby the state will pay for specified educational alternatives for parents who live in districts where there is no secondary school. Public and private schools are eligible as long as they are accredited and meet other requirements, except that only “nonsectarian” schools can participate. »

Podcast: A Rant About Biden’s Energy Policy, with Robert Bryce

Featured imageWhen it comes to energy, is the Biden administration simply stupid, or blindly ideological? Yes—we should embrace the power of “and,” because these possibilities are not mutually exclusive. Indeed the Bidenistas appear to be both dumb and ideological. Yesterday I ran into energy expert extraordinaire Robert Bryce—we’re at a murky gathering behind enemy lines at an undisclosed location—and we sat down for a hearty rant about the derangements of the »

Readers deserve better

Featured imageI have turned to today’s Star Tribune to check out the editorial board’s take on Monday’s Minnesota Supreme Court ruling against the city in Spann v. Minneapolis City Council. The city is short some 100 police officers of the minimum imposed by its own charter and has no prospect of coming into compliance any time soon. Even were it to achieve compliance, another 100 officers will leave the city short »

Biden Is Doomed and Has Nowhere to Run

Featured imageYesterday’s Rasmussen survey of likely voters finds that 57% consider Joe Biden’s performance on the economy to be “poor.” That strikes me as a death knell: there is no way a president viewed in such a negative light on the economy can be re-elected. No matter how unappetizing their alternatives–Kamala Harris? Pete Buttigieg?–the Democrats have no choice but to put Biden out to pasture and find someone else for 2024. »

The COVID Ratchet Shows Up

Featured imageAs the COVID pandemic unfolded in 2020, I predicted that before it was over, we’d surely hear calls for a cabinet level “Department of Pandemic Planning” or some other equivalent of the Department of Homeland Security that we set up in the aftermath of 9/11 to “coordinate” government agency activity at all levels of government. That prediction has moved a step closer to fulfillment. From the New York Times today: »

The O’Keefe Project: James O’Keefe writes

Featured imageThis past Friday evening Tucker Carlson devoted his 18-minute opening segment (monologue plus guests Josh Boswell and Harmeet Dhillon) to the matter of Ashley Biden’s diary. Project Veritas — the object of the FBI’s investigation into the alleged “theft” of the diary (see this tab) — posted the segment in its entirety on YouTube, but YouTube removed it upon the objection of FOX News. It’s the kind of segment that »