Minutes after President Ronald Reagan nominated Judge Robert Bork to the Supreme Court, Senator Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) roused himself to give a nationally televised speech opposing the nomination. The senator’s speech was such a study in systematic defamation and vilification that it helped coin a new verb—to bork. Judge Bork said that “there
The Southern Poverty Law Center just fired one of its founders. We know practically nothing about why the SPLC fired Morris Dees and so it is fruitless to speculate about his supposed transgressions. But we all know something about hate. Most conservatives have been the object of hate over the past few years.
Oh, boy. The Democrats and the media are pulverizing Representative Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) for her comments about President Trump. On Tuesday, Omar said it was silly to “equate” Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump, adding that “one is human” and “the other is really not.” Omar’s dehumanizing language about Trump drew immediate condemnation
One can almost imagine the scene. David Brooks. Sitting in a bathrobe in his living room. With a cup of coffee. Scanning over the opinion section of the New York Times. He sees a column by his colleague Ross Douthat arguing that Republicans should give up the fight over stricter voter ID laws.
A few weeks ago, New York Times columnist Ross Douthat urged Republicans to give up their push for stricter voter ID laws. In making this argument Douthat cites a study suggesting that while stricter voter ID laws have no effect on voter turnout, let alone disproportionate effects on certain racial groups as Democrats
Michael Cohen testified in Congress Wednesday. And boy was it rough. Cohen prostrated himself in front of the House Oversight Committee and begged for forgiveness from the Democrats and the media. He even put on that special look—the look that a teenage boy puts on when he gets caught doing something wrong—to go
I got a letter last week informing me that my catastrophic health care insurance was terminated. The plan was terminated because of a technical glitch. Instead of billing the credit card I had designated as my primary payment option, my healthcare provider billed an old and deactivated card. A declined payment of $10.42
Things are looking increasingly bad for Jussie Smollett. A couple of weeks ago, the “Empire” actor claimed that he was beaten and called racial and homophobic slurs by a pair of masked assailants late one snowy night in Chicago. He claimed they yelled, “this is MAGA country,” as they put a rope around
Graduating from Yale as a conservative reminded me of those scenes in films where someone speeds away from an explosion and barely avoids certain death. But no matter how bad it seemed in New Haven a few years ago, it just keeps getting worse. “I’m watching you, white boy.” That’s one of the
Over the past two weeks, Senators Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) have both announced they will run for president in 2020. These announcements and the media’s reaction to them were as predictable as the well written but vapid speeches and well produced but fluffy videos that accompanied them. We knew that