Articles by Lloyd Billingsley

A Soundtrack for the 2020 Democrats

With their prophecies, accusations and personal dramas, the Democratic Party’s presidential contenders made for an entertaining summer. Still, what this party needs is some theme music, and the possibilities are truly endless. “Frontrunner” Joe Biden has trouble determining his location, forgets when, exactly, he was vice president, and tells anybody who will listen he’s “not […]

The Buttigieg Dossier

ATTN: Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) PRIORITY: Highest confidentiality FROM: U.S. Intelligence Community (THE COMMUNITY), the [redacted] party and [redacted] Bureau. RE: Pete Buttigieg, (THE TARGET) BACKGROUND TARGET is mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and candidate for president of the United States.  TARGET spent five years as a part-time intelligence officer, stationed near Chicago. In 2014 TARGET  […]

A Great Movie About Jihad

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Kamala’s Confusion

[fusion_text columns=”” column_min_width=”” column_ rule_style=”default” rule_size=”” rule_color=”” ] [fusion_text columns=”” column_min_width=”” column_ rule_style=”default” rule_size=”” rule_color=”” ] Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), one of the Democrats’ 2020 presidential hopefuls, was a district attorney in San Francisco, attorney general of California, and author of Smart on Crime: A Career Prosecutor’s Plan to Make Us Safer. For all this […]

Dual Loyalty Detectives

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Alexandria’s Suicide Note for America

Socialists have always had a problem with F.A. Hayek (The Road to Serfdom), Milton Friedman (Capitalism and Freedom) and other free-market economists. As the Democrats’ “Green New Deal” confirms, socialists also have a quarrel with Henry Ford, the Wright brothers, and other promoters of modernity. A classic movie provides the back story. “The Grapes of […]

Willie Brown’s ‘Poontronage’ Didn’t Start with Kamala Harris

With Kamala Harris in the running for the White House, trashing Donald Trump, knocking down border walls and touting Medicare for all, readers just can’t get enough “Poontronage.” That’s the tale of how the junior U.S. senator from California got her start under veteran Democrat shot-caller Willie Brown, now 84 years old. The Nation claims […]

Remembering the Opening Battle of ‘Institutional Racism’

Fifty years ago this week, on January 17, 1969, the Black Panthers and the US organization, shot it out in room 1201 of Campbell Hall at the University of California at Los Angeles. The gun battle claimed the lives of Black Panthers John Huggins and Alprentice “Bunchy” Carter. US stood for “us”—black people—as opposed to […]

Boy George: NeverTrump Columnist Becomes an Obama Groupie

No European nation,” writes George Will in a recent column, “was as enchanted as Germany was by Barack Obama’s studied elegance and none is more repelled by Donald Trump’s visceral vulgarity.” Just so Millennials know, the Washington Journalism Review once proclaimed Will the “best writer, any subject” and in 2017 Andrew Ferguson hailed him as the […]

RINO Droppings: The Legacy of California’s Girlyman Gov

Tani Cantil-Sakauye, chief justice of the California Supreme Court, is giving up her Republican Party registration. The cause, she explained, was the confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. But Cantil-Sakauye was not disturbed by the sleazy charges Democrats unleashed against the Trump nominee, which evidently she believed. Instead, California’s chief justice wondered […]

Michelle Obama Writes of “Becoming”—But Is Her Book a 2020 Vision?

Back in 2008, Michelle Obama charged that Americans faced a “veil of impossibility,” and “only one person will snatch that veil of impossibility off their heads.” Michelle proclaimed, “I am married to the answer,” and “for the first time in my life I am proud of my country.” In this and other speeches, Michelle came […]

Obama: Still the Master of ‘Making Stuff Up’

Barack Obama is campaigning hard for Democrats and claiming “the character of our country is on the ballot” and Republicans are “making stuff up.” Though entirely predictable, that rhetoric might be half right. The character of our country was on the ballot 10 years ago when the freshman U.S. senator from Illinois said, “We are […]

‘Dem & Demmer’: Missing Backstories in Feinstein’s Reelection Bid

Democrats Dianne Feinstein and Kevin de León are contending for the U.S. Senate in California. On Wednesday, they faced off in what Dan Walters of CALmatters billed as their “one-and-only quasi-debate,” streamed online by the Public Policy Institute of California. The few voters who saw it might have learned something, but the “conversation” left out […]

‘The Summer of ’82’: High Stakes Drama for the Masses

The Summer of ’82,” (DNC Productions). Executive producer Dianne Feinstein; Starring Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh; co-starring the Senate Judiciary Committee. Limited release beginning September 27. Word has it this production had been in the works only since mid-summer, and in late September producers opted to greenlight the project. That was a risky move, […]