DOJ offers to assist Minneapolis police; city council not thrilled

Featured image The U.S. Department of Justice has announced that is offering to collaborate with the Minneapolis police as part of a new initiative to assist police departments with training and other policing practices. The program includes creating a new national coordination center run by the International Association of Chiefs of Police for training and technical assistance. Federal officials say the partnership could involve anything from reviewing a police department’s use-of-force policies »

How Hunter Biden’s crew peddled influence with his dad to the Chinese

Featured imageIn November 2011, an elite group of Chinese Communist Party members and cronies of the Chinese regime secured a meeting in the White House thanks to the efforts of Hunter Biden’s associates. The meeting is said to have been with Vice President Biden and other Obama administration officials. Reports of the meeting come from Peter Schweizer and Seamus Bruner. Andy McCarthy summarizes their findings here. Schweizer and Bruner were able »

The Next Biden Shoe May Be About to Drop

Featured imageWhat else was on Hunter Biden’s laptop? We are nearing the next chapter in a story that hasn’t come close to playing itself out. BREAKING: @RudyGiuliani announces he has turned over Hunter Biden hard drive to Delaware State Police due to pictures of underage girls and inappropriate text messages — Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) October 20, 2020 My source tells me that we are talking here about underage Chinese girls. »

Who’s Toobin who

Featured imageLee Smith places the disgrace of Jeffrey Toobin into the context of the New Yorker’s political project in the Spectator USA column “Jeffrey Toobin’s stroke of misfortune” (“He is not the first journalist to get overexcited about ‘coup porn’”). Lee painted the big media picture out of which it emerged in the Tablet column “Don’t Believe Your Lying Eyes—or Joe Biden’s Big Mouth.” Lee’s Spectator column made me think back »

Republicans Closing the Gap?

Featured imageParty affiliation, as reflected in polls, is weirdly volatile. While experience suggests that most people change their party affiliation only rarely if at all, what respondents tell pollsters tends to bounce around. Currently, Gallup finds that slightly more Americans identify as Republicans than Democrats. Click to enlarge: At the link, you can see the numbers going back to 2004. For what it is worth, in October 2016 the Democrats held »

Georgetown hires disgraced Peter Strzok

Featured imageGeorgetown University has hired former FBI agent Peter Strzok as an adjunct professor. He is now listed on the university’s staff page. Apparently, Strzok is teaching a course on counterintelligence and national security. Strzok lacks a PhD. However, he knows something about counterintelligence. Strzok was an important member of a crew that used false intelligence in an attempt to undermine President Trump. And he succeeded in bringing down the president’s »

Republicans looking to confirm Judge Barrett on or around Oct. 26

Featured imageThe Hill reports that Senate Republicans are eyeing a final vote to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Monday, October 26 — less than a week from today. That timeline isn’t locked down, but Republicans are planning a rare weekend session that would set up a final vote early next week. My initial take was that Barrett probably wouldn’t be confirmed before the election (and probably »

Loose Ends (116)

Featured imageWhole lot of news items today worth brief notice. • The most unsurprising headline of the day, from the Times of London: Climate Experts Fly More Often Than Other Scientists Scientists who specialise in climate change fly more than other researchers, according to a study by Cardiff University that has prompted calls for them “to look in the mirror” before demanding that others cut emissions. . . The difference could »

Et Tu, USA Today?

Featured imageGlenn Reynolds writes a regular column for USA Today. This week, his column was on Hunter Biden’s laptop. Following in the footsteps of Twitter and Facebook, USA Today apparently found the column too hot to handle and declined to print it. So Glenn put it up on InstaPundit, and it is reproduced in its entirety here. original at InstaPundit is replete with links that are omitted here: BIG TECH BURNED »

Coronavirus in one state (115)

Featured imageThe public health authorities want us to know that we the dangers of COVID-19 abide. New case counts are increasing slightly faster than testing. The testing positivity rate has exceeded an arbitrary threshold of concern. Hospitalizations are up, but not much. Yet the death toll creeps in this petty pace from day to day. Taking the the deaths attributed to the disease by the authorities yesterday, we had five new »

Will Voter Fraud Swing the Election?

Featured imageAs in 2016, polling is tightening as we near Election Day and voters begin to take seriously the prospect of a Joe Biden presidency and an anti-American Senate. I am reasonably optimistic that President Trump may be re-elected, but a cloud hangs over this year’s election–the cloud of voter fraud. In many states, millions of ballot applications have been mailed to people on outdated registered voter lists. Millions of those »

Liberals Confirm They Hate the Constitution

Featured imageForget court-packing, abolishing the electoral college, or adding Puerto Rico and DC as states to provide more Democrats in the Senate (which they’d like to abolish in any case if they could): their real target is the Constitution itself. Apparently it isn’t “living” enough for the left, so they want to kill it completely. The New Republic magazine makes this abundantly clear in an article just out called “The Constitution »

No justice, no peace, no tax payments [With Comment by John]

Featured imageMarilyn Mosby burst into the nation’s consciousness when, following the death of Freddy Gray, she declared: To the people of Baltimore and the demonstrators across America. I heard your call for “no justice, no peace.” Your peace is sincerely needed as I work to deliver justice on behalf of this young man. Mosby, Baltimore’s top prosecutor, purported to deliver justice by charging six Baltimore police officers with crimes. If that »

DOJ Sues Google [with comment by Paul]

Featured imageThis morning the Department of Justice, joined by 11 states, filed an antitrust suit against Google in federal court in the District of Columbia. The complaint alleges monopolization of the market for internet search. This is DOJ’s announcement: Statement of the Attorney General on the Announcement Of Civil Antitrust Lawsuit Filed Against Google — Justice Department (@TheJusticeDept) October 20, 2020 And this is the complaint. I haven’t had time »

Disinformation, mainstream media style

Featured imageOur media betters at the New York Times, the Washington Post, CNN, MSNBC and elsewhere instantly united to dismiss the New York Post stories derived from the emails found on Hunter Biden’s laptop as Russian disinformation. They all support Joe Biden for president, of course, but their role disseminating the Russian disinformation compiled by the 2016 Clinton presidential campaign lends a certain poignance to their mind meld in this case. »

Hunter Biden’s laptop

Featured imageAndy McCarthy trains his trial lawyer’s eye on the evidentiary quality of the Hunter Biden laptop and its contents. He concludes: At the moment, the known evidence overwhelmingly tends to establish that the laptop is exactly what it is represented to be: the repository of Hunter Biden’s authentic emails, documents, photos and videos. The claims that it may be Russian disinformation, or should be dismissed because of “hacking,” are frivolous. »

Amy Barrett Adopts a Troubled Youth

Featured imageAmerica’s newspaper of record unites two current stories: Heartwarming: Amy Coney Barrett Just Adopted A Local Troubled Youngster Named Hunter — The Babylon Bee (@TheBabylonBee) October 19, 2020 There is a serious point here. Amy Barrett and Hunter (Joe) Biden represent, respectively, the best and the worst of America. Yet the Democratic Party abhors the one and tolerates the other. By the way, for what it is worth, I »