The Week in Pictures: Fredo Edition

Featured image I guess it is not embarrassing enough for Chris Cuomo to work at CNN. He had to go to eleven in the own-goal asshattery department, going postal on some nuisance bystander, and claiming that the term “Fredo” is a racist slur. Another example of liberal hypocrisy and goalpost shifting: anyone else recall how one of the left’s putdowns of George W. Bush was that he was the “Fredo” of the »

Anti-Semitic group sponsored proposed Omar-Tlaib trip to Israel

Featured imageIn thinking about the aborted visit to Israel by Reps. Omar and Tlaib, it’s helpful to know who organized the trip. The trip was planned by an outfit called Miftah. Miftah is an anti-Semitic organization. It promotes hatred of Jews and celebrates the terrorists who massacre them. No surprise, then, that Omar and Tlaib chose Miftah to plan their trip. The most egregious manifestation of Miftah’s anti-Semitism was its publication »

The Power Line Show, Ep. 138: The Crisis in Darwinism?

Featured imageReaders of Thomas Kuhn’s famous book The Structure of Scientific Revolutions will know his central thesis that when anomalies and contradictions arise in a reigning scientific theory it creates a crisis out of which new theories emerge to replace the old. We may be seeing the beginnings of such a crisis for modern Darwinism, which appears to have gaps and contradictions that can’t be explained or explained away. The rumbles about »

More Clinton Email Funny Business

Featured imageOn Wednesday, senators released the transcript of an interview with an investigator for the Intelligence Community Inspector General that included new revelations about Hillary Clinton’s illegal, off-the-books email system. The Daily Caller headlines: “Clinton IT Aide Who Defied Subpoena Says He Created A Cryptic Gmail Account And Sent It Nearly All Of Hillary’s Emails.” I won’t attempt an exhaustive summary; for the details, which remain obscure, follow the link. These »

Ilhan Unleashed

Featured imageIlhan Omar isn’t going to Israel, but it turns out she didn’t need to go after all–she knows all about it. Omar unleashed this Twitter rant against Israel a little while ago: Let’s be clear: the goal of our trip was to witness firsthand what is happening on the ground in Palestine and hear from stakeholders —our job as Members of Congress. But since we were unable to fulfill our »

As the Tlaib turns

Featured imageYesterday, Israel reversed a previous decision and determined that two Israel-hating congresswomen — Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib — would not be permitted to visit the country. It relied on a law that forbids the entry of people calling for and acting to place a boycott on Israel. However, it seemed clear, at least to me, that President Trump’s hand was the decisive factor in Israel’s decision. Tlaib responded to »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured imageAmmo Grrrll remembers Khrushchev’s Communist vow: WE WILL BURY YOU. She writes: As a rather anxious, high-strung little girl living in Alexandria, Minnesota in the ’50s, I perceived the threat from the Communists in the Soviet Union to be very real and terrifying. Remember, this was an era in which small schoolchildren practiced drills for what to do in the event of a nuclear attack. (Answer: get under your desk, »

Hurricanes? Get Serious

Featured imagePart of the Left’s rationale for shifting from “global warming” to “climate change” was a desire to capitalize on severe weather events by claiming they are symptomatic of “climate change.” While many people wouldn’t mind their region getting a little warmer, none of us want to see more hurricanes, tornadoes, floods or droughts. So in recent years, we have been bombarded with claims that every adverse weather event is somehow »

Israel bans Omar and Tlaib from entering country

Featured imageReps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib want to enter Israel, a nation they despise and would like to see destroyed as a Jewish state. Israel initially agreed to their visit. Today, however, the government changed its mind. The two Israel-haters will not be allowed in. Prime Minister Netanyahu released a statement that explained his decision this way: As a vibrant and free democracy, Israel is open to any visitor and »

Steve and John Make the Climate Blacklist!

Featured imageNature Communications, a former science publication, disgraced itself this week with an article that goes to absurd lengths to indict the media for giving equal time to “climate change contrarians” (though the “denier” epithet turns up for duty soon enough) over “expert climate change scientists,” among whom they include, for example, the deranged Michael Mann. You can take in the whole article here: “Juxtaposition of Climate Change Contrarians and Scientists »

The Bloomberg-Ellison Corruption Connection

Featured imageIt came to light last year that a handful of rich left-wing donors led by Michael Bloomberg have collaborated with New York University Law School to recruit, place and pay for lawyers in attorney generals’ offices around the United States. These lawyers, compensated outside the executive structure of state government, are embedded in state governments to pursue lawsuits that fit Bloomberg’s liberal agenda. In particular, they are directed to bring »

From Russia to racism

Featured imageSomeone at the New York Times recorded an employee “town hall” with editor Dean Baquet and turned it over to Slate. Ashley Feinberg has posted a “lightly edited and condensed” transcript of the 75 meeting here. Byron York distills the essence in the tweet below. Randall McMurphy, call your office. Did it sometimes seem like the New York Times' entire focus was Trump-Russia? Like it built its newsroom around one »

Elizabeth Warren Pulling Away In Iowa?

Featured imageThis Iowa-based poll shows Elizabeth Warren jumping out to a commanding lead among Iowa caucus goers: Elizabeth Warren’s early investment in Iowa is paying off. A new Iowa Starting Line-Change Research poll shows the senator opening up a commanding lead in the Iowa Caucus. Warren was the top pick of 28% of likely Iowa Caucus-goers in the poll, an 11-point lead over the nearest competitor. Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders »

Cops keep getting shot by criminals who aren’t allowed to have guns

Featured imageThe news media reported relentlessly on all matters relating even remotely to the horrific murders in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. Fair enough. But I haven’t heard much from the mainstream media about the shooting in Philadelphia of six police officers by a felon who wasn’t permitted by law to possess a firearm. Maurice Hill is believed to have fired more than 100 rounds during his standoff with police. »

A trade war that’s not so easy to win

Featured imageReportedly, there is a division within the White House over how to proceed with China on trade. One camp, which includes Steven Mnuchin and Larry Kudlow, is optimistic that the administration can reach a trade deal with Beijing as things stand now. But Peter Navarro, the senior trade adviser, believes stronger tactics are required to change China’s approach. President Trump is said to agree with Navarro. But what if both »

A$AP Rocky found guilty but isn’t sentenced to jail time (which he wouldn’t have served)

Featured imageI wrote here about the assault case against rapper A$AP Rocky, who, while in Stockholm, beat up an immigrant to Sweden for the sin of following him around and disobeying instructions by the rapper’s body guard not to do so. Swedish authorities arrested Rocky and two members of his crew and held them in custody pending trial, pursuant to Swedish law. At the urging of Kanye West and his Kardashian »

Democracy dies in global governance

Featured imageAnne Marie Slaughter was an official in the Obama State Department. Now, she’s a professor at Princeton and head of New America (formerly the New America Foundation), a liberal think tank. Slaughter supports “global governance.” By this, she says she means that nations would cede sovereign authority to supranational institutions in cases requiring global solutions to global problems. But who would decide whether a given problem requires a global solution? »