After weeks of snarky headlines about President Trump failing to find an attorney to lead his legal team, the Washington Post has officially confirmed that Rudy Giuliani is being brought on board to manage the president's legal strategy. Thank God. Trump, who has been looking for a Roy Cohn-alike for a long time, most likely found it in Rudy,
President Trump’s feud with the shopping giant Amazon is both welcome and overdue. Welcome, because Amazon’s ambitions extend well beyond the monopoly power that Trump has presciently warned about in recent months. Overdue, because while Trump has been complaining about the company since August, his complaints only lately reached the level of alarm
Facebook’s latest public-relations nightmare increasingly looks likely (and finally) to be the proximate cause of regulation or, at least, interrogation of the company for its business practices. Already, the Federal Trade Commission has signaled that it plans to investigate the company over the Cambridge Analytica scandal, and Congress appears to be growing restive.
Since the special election in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District, Democrats have been giddy, while Republicans have tried to conjure some reason—any reason—why the PA-18 result is a fluke. Such people point out—not incorrectly—that Conor Lamb is a highly implausible hero for Democrats and arguably belongs more in President Trump’s Republican Party. This is
This past weekend, the United Kingdom showed every American why we should be proud to have thrown off their rule. First, the British Home Office took the incredible step of banning American conservative activist Brittany Pettibone, who was detained along with her partner Martin Sellner at Heathrow Airport. What had Pettibone and Sellner
Recently, a Trump skeptical friend of mine shared a certain embarrassingly shrill series of tweets with me, remarking gloomily that it was “The Trump-re-elect in two tweets.” In this he was quite correct—and was actually understating his case. The rest of the person’s Twitter feed showed an even more embarrassing rhetorical style, one
CPAC 2018 has come and gone, and with it, NeverTrump has met its Waterloo. Whereas in 2017, there were still those willing to indulge the urge to keep a rhetorical distance from President Trump, or otherwise to downplay his significance to the resurgent Right in America, now almost nothing of the kind survives.
Adapt or die. Such, I would argue, was the ultimatum faced by the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) after last year. As I explained in serious, but not literal, detail at the time, the conference’s adherence to checklist conservatism gave it the appearance of a corpse still twitching with fragments of consciousness. So
The 19th-century poet Charles Baudelaire famously observed that “the loveliest trick of the devil is to persuade you that he does not exist.” A similar aphorism could easily be applied to the most politically correct of people in America, who hide behind the notion that their social justice idiocy is motivated by concern
In 2018, it already appears that the Left will have to reckon with a famous lesson from a book that most of them have likely never read. I refer to the famous line “Live by the sword, die by the sword” from the Gospel of Matthew. Or, to make it more current for