The Unbearable Mendacity of NeverTrump-Inspired Comparisons

It requires a special degree of mendacity to compare Robert Mueller’s recent indictments to the terrorist attacks of 9/11. Only someone desperate to get attention, or to please his new Trump-hating masters at a top news organization, or to improve his name recognition to sell his new book, would be shameless enough to equate

By | 2018-02-21T14:08:33+00:00 February 21st, 2018|

Russia Focus Neglects the Real Threat from China

Samantha Vinograd, a former senior national security advisor under President Obama, intoned Monday on CNN that in light of the previous week’s indictment of 13 Russian trolls, “We are under live attack and we’re doing nothing.” Now, we know about these semi-hapless Russian trolls because Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Friday announced

By | 2018-02-21T13:36:22+00:00 February 21st, 2018|

Why Not Invite NeverTrump to CPAC?

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

By | 2018-02-21T10:48:24+00:00 February 21st, 2018|

Once Again, A House Divided

And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand. —Mark 3:25 (King James Version) In the wake of the horrific shootings in Parkland, Florida, shouldn’t the people of this country be united in grief? Apparently not. Innocent victims are not yet buried, but rather than allowing us to mourn together

By | 2018-02-20T14:52:11+00:00 February 20th, 2018|

Mental Health or Nihilism?

On January 29, the Senate defeated a bill that would have outlawed abortion beyond 20 weeks (five months) gestation. Reaction was swift on the part of pro-life citizens. “We cannot tolerate a society and live in a country with any level of pride when our babies are being slaughtered … the effect of

By | 2018-02-20T10:09:22+00:00 February 20th, 2018|

What Would Kasich Do?

Looking back at the past year, the Year of Living Trumpantly, it’s clear to fair-minded individuals—that excludes the media and every other Democrat—that the Trump presidency has been a resounding success. Many Republicans, even ardent Trump supporters, are pleasantly surprised. No one was really quite sure what they would be getting with Trump.

By | 2018-02-18T10:37:31+00:00 February 18th, 2018|

Impeach the Democratic Party!

On February 7th, the Minority Leader in the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, the epitome of a San Francisco liberal, treated America to an 8-hour lecture on why young illegal immigrants who benefited from President Obama's (unconstitutional) DACA program should be allowed to stay in this country. Her speech marked the culmination of

By | 2018-02-15T12:49:55+00:00 February 15th, 2018|

How Bureaucrats Could Solve the Budget Mess—Seriously

Given our polarized political environment, it is a mystery how we will solve the federal budget mess. In such situations, one could do worse than to follow the maxim of Sherlock Holmes: when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, is the truth. Application of this axiom to our

By | 2018-02-14T14:56:22+00:00 February 14th, 2018|

Triumph of the Shills

Let's begin with Godwin and get it out of the way.Imagine for a moment that Joseph Goebbels, propaganda minister for the Third Reich, was an amicable fellow (which he was not), smiled often (which he didn’t), and decided to go on a goodwill tour of the West, with the cutest cheerleaders from the Hitler

By | 2018-02-13T09:24:37+00:00 February 13th, 2018|

‘Deep State’ Unmasked

Former FBI Director Jim Comey’s leaks to the press, the bias in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, the Strzok-Page texts, anti-Trump “secret societies” within intelligence agencies, and the damning Nunes memo. Taken together, it’s tough to escape the conclusion that the “deep state” is real and it doesn't like President Trump. The president

By | 2018-02-12T12:39:37+00:00 February 12th, 2018|