President Trump: Rocking the Swamp With Who’s Next

The president’s administration was in chaos in a time of national crisis, one in which the very fate of our free republic hung in the balance. There were internecine battles inside his cabinet, which was composed of many who opposed, and in some instances sought, his position. There were vitriolic condemnations of him

By | 2018-03-17T14:15:24+00:00 March 17th, 2018|

This Sensitivity Ploy Could Blow Up in Librarians’ Faces

A group of librarians at Boston’s Simmons College are attempting to breathe new life into an old librarian stereotype. An “Anti-Oppression Library Guide” takes library “shushing” behavior to new, socially aware levels, and has excited comment, particularly for its section regarding how to avoid offending Muslims. The guide identifies phrases supposedly offensive to

By | 2018-03-16T14:18:15+00:00 March 16th, 2018|

Americans Deserve a Full Hearing on the Trump-Russia Hoax

The House Intelligence Committee closed its investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, concluding there is “no evidence of collusion, coordination, or conspiracy between the Trump campaign and the Russians.” Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Texas), who led the committee’s probe, said his team interviewed 73 witnesses and reviewed more than 300,000 documents over

By | 2018-03-17T00:22:16+00:00 March 16th, 2018|

Woke Politics Makes for Bitter Brew

Where's a cop when you need one? That's a common observation made when one has been victimized. Maybe they’re busy elsewhere. Police can't be everywhere. And, of course, careful victimizers consider where cops are and aren't before victimizing. One place where we know the police aren't is Hasta Muerte Coffee in Oakland, California.

By | 2018-03-15T11:31:14+00:00 March 15th, 2018|

Wolves in Lamb’s Clothing

Tuesday’s narrow win by Democrat Conor Lamb in a special congressional election in Pennsylvania has thrilled Democrats eager to believe that the entire country has finally seen the error of its ways and is about to remove the interloper Donald J. Trump, if not from power then at least from moral authority in

By | 2018-03-16T07:24:01+00:00 March 15th, 2018|

Swamp Things in the Russia Investigation

“The Swamp” usually refers to the vast federal bureaucratic machinery of mostly unelected top officials who exercise influence and power without worry about the appearance of conflicts of interest. They are often exempt from the consequences of the laws and regulations that affect others. The chief characteristics of the swamp are the interlocking

By | 2018-03-13T06:04:48+00:00 March 12th, 2018|

Welcome to the New Class Warfare

The Democratic Party was once considered the home of working people. That changed as mainstream liberals of the 1960s such as Hubert Humphrey, John and Bobby Kennedy, and AFL-CIO leader George Meany were replaced by radicals and their ideological offspring. A key moment in that transition came during Barack Obama’s first presidential campaign.

By | 2018-03-12T10:22:56+00:00 March 9th, 2018|

Civility, Not Surrender

Two recent articles, “How Progressives Win the Culture War” by David Brooks and “A Hillary Staffer Goes to CPAC” by Annafi Wahed have generated discussion about the renewed need for political civility. Brooks describes how progressives are on track to persuading “the mainstream that conservatism is vulgar and socially illegitimate, somewhere between smoking

By | 2018-03-09T15:29:56+00:00 March 9th, 2018|

The Insidious Obama Administration

This week delivered two bits of very bad news for the Obama Administration: Top Republican lawmakers formally requested the appointment of a special counsel to investigate the Justice Department’s conduct in 2016 and 2017, and long-withheld documents related to the Operation Fast and Furious scandal will finally be released to Congress. It couldn’t

By | 2018-03-09T08:19:38+00:00 March 9th, 2018|