As #TheResistance Burns, America Yawns

Thanks to a largely self-inflicted wound, President Trump just had the worst week of his presidency—or so we are told by our political and media overlords. The post-2016 Perpetual Outrage Mob hasn’t been this lathered up since Charlottesville. Wait, maybe since “shithole” week. Or perhaps since the Kim Jong-un summit. Or since Scott

By | 2018-07-22T13:56:10+00:00 July 22nd, 2018|

#Walkaway from the Real Fascists

Brandon Straka walked away from the Democratic party after tiring of its surge into what he calls a “fascistic” bent. A lifelong liberal, and gay, the raffish New Yorker hardly fits the typecast of a frothing alt-right blowhard marinating in confected grievance. But in today’s Democratic Party, renouncing one’s faith is tantamount to

By | 2018-07-21T23:01:31+00:00 July 22nd, 2018|

Obama bin Biden

Isn’t it clear that President Trump really enjoys upsetting the people who claim to report the news? I imagine him occasionally tuning in to CNN or MSNBC for the sheer enjoyment of the latest spectacle as the talking heads try to outdo each other in displaying their outrage and disgust. Trump did it

By | 2018-07-20T18:28:50+00:00 July 21st, 2018|

Why Trump’s Detractors Cry ‘Treason’

President Trump is, as ever, fortunate in his enemies. Whatever one thinks of what he said in Helsinki, the overreaction is helping him plow through yet another media meltdown. Cries of “treason,” charges that the president is a Russian “asset,” and insistence that remarks at a press conference constitute impeachable offenses fire up

By | 2018-07-20T10:13:21+00:00 July 20th, 2018|

For Democrats the Problem Is Their Message, Not the System

For decades now, liberals in the United States have reacted to electoral losses by demanding changes in election laws to make it easier for them to win. They have long railed against the Electoral College for that reason, claiming that a national popular vote for the presidency would be fairer, more transparent, and

By | 2018-07-21T00:09:17+00:00 July 20th, 2018|

Trump Must Navigate in a Wilderness of Mirrors

So the Straight Arrow has now gone and indicted a dozen members of the Russian military intelligence service, the GRU, on charges relating to—stop me if you’ve heard this one before—meddling in America’s internal affairs.  That such meddling entirely fits their job description, and that Mr. Well Respected has exactly zero chance of

By | 2018-07-20T00:03:27+00:00 July 19th, 2018|

Transparency Would Wipe the Smirk Off Strzok’s Face

Normally, a congressional hearing is not the place to look for revelations of undiscovered truths. Typically, not much “hearing” happens at a hearing, anyway. It’s often just an opportunity for congressmen to grandstand and yell out a few talking points so their staffers can make a quick video to post on Facebook. Last

By | 2018-07-18T00:00:20+00:00 July 18th, 2018|

Trump Will Win This Round With the Deep State

When the cant and emotionalism subside, the Helsinki summit will go down in history as a turning point in this American president’s struggle to disembowel the bipartisan regime of complacency and lassitude he successfully ran against. It may also be a modest inflection point in U.S.-Russian relations. President Trump knew what he was

By | 2018-07-19T00:20:33+00:00 July 18th, 2018|