Michael Walsh

About Michael Walsh

Michael Walsh is a journalist, author, and screenwriter. He was for 16 years the music critic of Time Magazine. His works include the novels, "As Time Goes By," "And All the Saints" (winner, 2004 American Book Award for fiction) and the “Devlin” series of thrillers; as well as the recent nonfiction bestseller, "The Devil’s Pleasure Palace." A sequel, "The Fiery Angel," is scheduled to appear in 2018. You can follow him on Twitter at @dkahanerules

Tear Down That Wall . . . of Silence

As the Obama wall of silence begins to crumble, the FBI’s reputation is befouled by its own rash actions, a politicized Justice Department stands revealed as, well, politicized, and the Democrats furiously spin the facts outlined in the Nunes Memo and subsequent revelations, there’s only one overarching question left to ask: what made

By | 2018-02-09T09:23:37+00:00 February 8th, 2018|

In Trump, the Churlish Left Finally Meets Its Match

One year into the unlikely presidency of Donald J. Trump and how the political landscape has changed. This Scottish immigrant’s son turned billionaire Manhattan builder, reality-television star, staple of the New York City tabloid press, and bête-noire of his former friends on the institutional Left, who view him, as the Republicans once viewed

By | 2018-02-02T07:50:49+00:00 February 1st, 2018|

The Media Octopus and How to Fight It

The unholy alliance between the Compromised Media and the Democratic Party is today inarguable. The two have become largely indistinguishable in both ideology and, often, in personnel, with mainstream-media reporters moving into any given Democrat administration, then returning to the media when the Republicans win. The late Andrew Breitbart famously referred to this

By | 2018-01-25T21:15:52+00:00 January 25th, 2018|

Media Chickens of the Frankfurt School Have Come Home to Roost

This week’s press conference featuring the White House physician, Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson, ostensibly was about President Trump’s health. In reality, it was a physical and mental check-up on the White House press corps, whose jejunity, mental impairment, and ideological blindness bespoke a dangerous warning sign for both the White House and the

By | 2018-01-19T09:38:44+00:00 January 18th, 2018|

To Fix Washington, D.C., We Must First Destroy It

Conservatives have long complained about the size and scope of the federal government, especially since its prolonged, self-aggrandizing phase began in earnest after World War II. They’ve offered countless legal solutions to reduce the feds’ intrusions into both the affairs of the states and into our individual lives—almost none of which has resulted

By | 2018-01-12T10:36:58+00:00 January 11th, 2018|

Sacramento Democrats Fire on Fort Sumter

Heading into 2018, but still flying below the national radar, the state of California is on a confrontation course with the federal government in Washington, D.C. Given that Washington is crawling with reporters—because, these days, there is apparently no news that somehow does not involve or concern Donald J. Trump—it might seem odd that

By | 2018-01-05T10:23:51+00:00 January 4th, 2018|

A Tale of Two Presidents and One Newspaper

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: The stench of failure hangs over Mr. X’s White House. The people know it, judging by the opinion polls. Corporate titans know it and whisper disenchantment with a fellow conservative. Washington knows it when an Administration official calls the budgeting process ''an unmitigated outrage'' and

By | 2017-12-29T12:14:24+00:00 December 28th, 2017|

With Dignity, Trump Crosses the Delaware

The tax-cut bill is the beginning of the end of the Cult of Victimization. With its passage, the Republican majority in Congress, however tenuous, has scored its first (and only) major legislative victory, handing president Trump and the American people an early Christmas present. That it was passed without a single opposition-party vote in

By | 2017-12-22T10:55:39+00:00 December 21st, 2017|

Stuck in the Middle with the Circumlocution Office

Charles Dickens’ Little Dorrit is not among his finest novels—those would be Dombey and Son and Bleak House—but it deserves its place in the literary pantheon not only for its depiction of life in the Marshalsea debtor’s prison (something with which Dickens had personal experience) but for its invention of the Circumlocution Office.

By | 2017-12-15T10:15:56+00:00 December 14th, 2017|