Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll is not agonizing over the STARK CHOICES before us and is stubbornly optimistic that we will choose wisely. She writes: Two men are running for President of the United States. Donald J. Trump has scored a perfect score on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment test. Joe Biden does not know the name of Chris Wallace, how many grandkids he has, or even what office he is currently seeking. Donald »

Which way will the Senate go?

Featured imageJohn says we will be making election predictions on our VIP Live program tomorrow night (8:00 p.m. Eastern Time), and he runs the show. Therefore, I figured I should bone up on the Senate races, in case John goes there. FiveThirtyEight failed to predict Donald Trump’s victory in 2016, but has a decent record of forecasting Senate races. Its analysis of the polls finds that the election will probably put »

This Week in Identity Politics: “I’ll Find Someone the Right Shade of Brown”

Featured imageIt has happened again: a white woman professor claiming to be a “person of color” has been exposed, this time at Furman University. Inside Higher Education has the story: Another week, another unmasking of a white professor allegedly posing as a person of color: this time it’s Kelly Kean Sharp, a scholar of African American history who resigned abruptly Tuesday from her assistant professorship at Furman University. Like other apparent »

The Ad CNN Wouldn’t Run

Featured imageCNN refused to run a pro-Trump ad submitted by America First Action PAC on the ground that the ad, which predicts middle-class tax increases if Joe Biden wins, isn’t true. Jim Treacher has the details. CNN seems obviously to be wrong; Biden has promised to reverse the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which cut taxes for (as I recall) something like 82% of American households. The middle class must be »

Weekend at Biden’s

Featured imageThis ad, produced by the No To Joe PAC, is ostensibly a trailer for a film called “Weekend at Biden’s.” It is a takeoff on the movie “Weekend at Bernie’s,” which of course I haven’t seen. But if you have seen the memes, you get the reference. Is it mean to Joe? Possibly. But there is a very great deal at stake, and Joe Biden is not, and never has »

Behind the bloody attacks in France

Featured imageThe Islamist violence in France that John describes in his post below is the bloody tip of the spear of the Islamic world’s reaction to President Macron’s attempt to defeat terrorism. Turkey’s president, the deplorable thug Erdogan, attacked Macron’s response to the beheading of that teacher in a Paris suburb, claiming that Macron “needs treatment on a mental level.” The Washington Post described Macron’s response as “a crackdown on Muslim »

France Under Attack

Featured imageFrance has sustained a series of attacks by Islamic terrorists, leaving three dead. The Sun has a good account with lots of photos. The principal violence occurred at a church in Nice: France is under siege after a woman was beheaded and two others killed in a church by a suspected terrorist and a another gunman was shot dead in a wave of violence. Two separate suspects are understood to »

“Anonymous” no more

Featured imageIn September 2018 the New York Times published the column by a purported “senior official in the Trump administration” who vowed relentlessly to thwart Trump. The Times identified the author of the column as “Anonymous.” Wow. What a scandal! More proof that Trump was unfit for office. Even those who worked directly with him saw it! Who was that masked man? “Anonymous” has come out. He is Miles Taylor, who »

Coronavirus in one state (119)

Featured imageWe appear to be riding another wave of the COVID-19 epidemic as reflected in positive tests, whatever they mean, increased hospitalizations and increased deaths. In yesterday’s data, for example, the authorities attributed 19 new deaths to the disease. Sixteen of these 19 deaths occurred among residents of long-term care facilities, which reminds us of how the same old thing rolls on. Other elements of the same old thing persist. The »

Woke Whites vs. establishment Blacks

Featured imageThe Washington Post reports on “the racial undercurrents of city politics” that loom over the upcoming city council election in Washington, D.C. The city is no longer majority Black due to the influx of young Whites and, says the Post, this development threatens the hold of Black establishment politicians. That’s a normal development. However, the ideological consequences of this demographic shift might be surprising to those who haven’t been paying »

The First Honest Democratic Party Campaign Ad

Featured imageAllie Stuckey makes the case for voting Democrat. Her ad is a parody, and a funny one, but what is scary is how accurately it represents today’s Democratic Party: »

Oregon Makes It Official: It’s a Clown Show

Featured imageSomeone in Oregon’s Public Health Authority thought it would be a neat and nifty idea to dress up as a clown to announce the latest COVID statistics in the state. As Yogi Berra might say, you have to see it, not to believe it. You only need watch the first 20 seconds or so of this two minute video to grasp the scene: What do you expect of the state »

Princeton president tries to double talk his way out of pickle he created

Featured imageThis summer, Christopher Eisgruber, the president of Princeton University, admitted that the institution he has run for years is plagued by “systemic racism.” He also admitted that racist assumptions “remain embedded in structures of the University itself.” U.S. law bars colleges and universities that receive federal money from subjecting students to discrimination on the basis of race. Princeton receives lots of federal money. Accordingly, the U.S. Department of Education, which »

Biden documents disappeared [UPDATED BY PAUL]

Featured imageAt the top of his show featuring Tony Bobulinski this past Tuesday evening, Tucker Carlson flagged efforts taken to suppress the Biden crime family story: “We’re seeing it first hand. Last night we experienced an extraordinary attempt to interfere with our reporting on the Biden family. We’ll bring you details on that soon.” Tucker detailed the underlying facts at the top of his show last night. I have posted the »

Pre-Election VIP Live on Friday!

Featured imagePlease join your fellow VIPs for our big pre-election VIP Live event, Friday evening, beginning at 7 p.m. Central (5 Pacific, 8 Eastern). We will make our official pre-election predictions and note less obvious results we should be watching for on Election Night. Plus, it will be a pre-Halloween show. Costumes are optional but encouraged. If you are a VIP member, you will get an email with a link to »

Big Tech On Trial

Featured imageCEOs of Twitter, Facebook and Google testified today before the Senate Commerce Committee on Big Tech censorship, and its naked support of the Democratic Party. The hearing lasted for nearly four hours. This exchange between Ted Cruz and the apparently homeless Jack Dorsey has been the most discussed moment in the hearing: We may add further clips as they come to our attention. Basically, the Silicon Valley giants are sitting »

The perils of managing by formula

Featured imageI long railed on Power Line against the formulaic use of relief pitchers that was followed pretty much universally when we started our blog in 2002, and for many years thereafter. The formula was that the team’s “closer” would be used only in the ninth inning of games in which his team had a lead of one to three runs. The closer would always start the ninth inning; he would »