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Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Every month another story emerges from California that makes out-of-staters think, “Now will those Democrat voters get it?” Then the state sends another batch of leftists to Sacramento to pass more job-killing, life-denying restrictions on their everyday activities. But the current crisis isn’t merely bad economic theory or social justice activism; a state filled with […]

Donald Trump is America

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

P.J. O’Rourke at the Daily Beast: “Garish Tastes, Awful Hair: Donald Trump Is America” — or at least America after the left had their way with it in the 20th century. If the 1970s was the Me Decade — i.e., “Let’s Talk About Meeeee!” there’s no bigger “Meeee!” than Donald J. Farging Trump: And in […]

Obama, Cuomo and de Blasio: The 3 Stooges of the Apocalypse

Monday, June 15th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

A President in Free-Fall Sleeps Through a Cyber Pearl Harbor

Monday, June 15th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Not surprisingly, PJM alumnus Jennifer Rubin is much more aware of how Mr. Obama’s personal existential crisis has worldwide ramifications than Maureen Dowd, whose column we deconstructed in the previous post, and to her credit, Jennifer manages to chart “A presidency in free-fall” without resorting to pretentious T.S. Eliot references: And so the remainder of […]

Obscure Niche Market Publisher Seeking to Transfer Family Business to Sons

Saturday, June 13th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

With Fox News, Rupert Murdoch created a product that filled a niche — half the country, as the old line invariably attributed to Charles Krauthammer goes. At NewsBusters, Jeffrey Lord writes that Murdoch is “The Man Who Broke the Iron Grip of Liberal Media in America:” My favorite Rupert Murdoch story? It goes like this. Murdoch […]

Quick Reminder: Nobody at ABC Personally Takes Their Global Warming Doomsday Predictions Seriously, Either

Friday, June 12th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“FLASHBACK: ABC’s ’08 Prediction: NYC Under Water from Climate Change By June 2015,” via Scott Whitlock of NewsBusters, who writes: New York City underwater? Gas over $9 a gallon? A carton of milk costs almost $13? Welcome to June 12, 2015. Or at least that was the wildly-inaccurate version of 2015 predicted by ABC News […]

Chicom OPM Hack Ensnares Data of All US Federal Employees

Thursday, June 11th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Another day, another Obama-era American disaster. As Ed Morrissey writes at Hot Air, “Great news: OPM hack started over a year ago, encompasses all federal employees:” Some on Twitter now call this a “Pearl Harbor” in cyberspace, but that may actually undersell the damage that we now know the US took in the hack on […]

Disney Learns the Hard Way: Shaming Customers is Not a Viable Business Strategy

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Now is the time when we juxtapose, Small Dead Animals-style: A $190 million summer blockbuster starring George Clooney based on an area in a Disney theme park hits theaters, presumably hoping to rake in at least that much at the box office. Its narrative goal, however: to get you to stop caring so much about […]

How Two Men Destroyed one of NYC’s Most Storied Restaurants

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Staring into the twilight of the Four Seasons restaurant, “the once-great eatery that still personifies the power and glory of New York City as no other,” Steve Cuozzo of the New York Post asks, how could two of the giant egos behind the scenes there accidentally collude to bring her down? “Or, put another way, […]

Clinton-Era Housing Market Schemes Worked Out Well For All Concerned, Eh?

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Microeconomics version: The couple that introduced Clinton when he unveiled his housing strategy went into foreclosure — Nick Timiraos (@NickTimiraos) June 8, 2015 Macroeconomics version: Oh, and speaking of the Clintons’ more recent real estate schemes to benefit the self-declared “dead broke” and “not truly well off” in desperate need of home-ownership… Left: […]

NBC Anchor Demands that NBC Drop All Men’s Sports Coverage

Monday, June 8th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“NBC Anchor” really is the television news equivalent of the Florida Man idiot crime spree meme, as I tweeted last month. Although Florida Man would be a lot more fun to have a couple of beers with in-between police line-up appearances than any NBC anchor, especially Melissa Harris-Perry. But as Jack Coleman of NewsBusters writes, […]

Chapter One, She Adored New York

Monday, June 8th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

In “Real New Yorkers Can Say Goodbye to All That,” Megan McArdle of Bloomberg writes a Woody Allen/Joan Didion*-esque ode to her hometown, before concluding: That Saturday night [before moving to DC] I had three parties to go to, in three parts of the city. I was determined to pack them all in, because when […]

Two Gray Ladies in One!

Monday, June 8th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

In “What the New York Times Didn’t Learn from Paul Ehrlich’s Population Bomb Fizzle,” Robert Tracinski of the Federalist looks at the Times’ rare moment of honesty and self-awareness in debunking the WE’RE ALL GOING TO DIE!!!1!!!! fever that they and the American TV networks pushed so heavily in the late ’60s and early ’70s: Stewart […]

New York’s Four Seasons Restaurant: Twilight of the Oasis of the Liberal Gods?

Friday, June 5th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“Four Seasons co-owner’s secret ‘sex assault confession’” screams the headline of a story that was on the front page of the dead tree edition of the New York Post today: [Julian] Niccolini, who was charged Wednesday with first-degree sex abuse — a felony that carries up to seven years behind bars — allegedly persisted as […]

Following Obama’s Orders, I’m Calling Out the Climate Deniers

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Past performance is no guarantee of future results: ● “John Kerry: Climate change as big a threat as terrorism, poverty, WMDs.” —CNN, February 17, 2014 ● “A US military C-17 transport aircraft that usually carries at least 100 troops flew to Geneva Airport to pick up Secretary of State John Kerry and flew him to […]

Black Workers Can No Longer Rely on Blue Jobs

Sunday, May 31st, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“Public sector jobs are in decline, and one community has been hit particularly hard,” Walter Russell Mead writes at the American Interest: African Americans. Historically, the black middle class has relied on the government for good jobs. One in five African Americans are employed by the government, making them more dependent on public sector employment […]

Jorge Ramos Admits to Ann Coulter: Bring All of Mexico to Live Here

Thursday, May 28th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“I finally found a Mexican willing to do a job no American will do!” Coulter quips. “I have an explosive book on the No. 1 issue in the country coming out next week, I’ve already written 10 New York Times best-sellers — I’d be on a postage stamp if I were a liberal — but […]

‘Tomorrowland Chokes on a Big, Fat Green Pill’

Thursday, May 28th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

When the trailers for Tomorrowland played at my local theater and made the rounds on the Internet, I admired the glittering digital effects, but waited to read the initial reviews before seeing it, as I knew that anything starring George Clooney had to be packing a huge leftwing sucker punch in there somewhere. And of […]

Bernie Sanders’s Dark Age Economics

Thursday, May 28th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“Bernie Sanders, the Brooklyn socialist who represents Vermont in the Senate, generated a great deal of mirth on Tuesday when he wondered aloud how it is that a society with 23 kinds of deodorant and 18 kinds of sneakers* has hungry children,” Kevin D. Williamson writes at NRO: Setting aside the fact that we must […]

Osama and Obama: Dueling Perpetual Grad Students

Sunday, May 24th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Daniel Drezner has an amusing take in the Washington Post on “What we can really learn” from the contents of the library inside the compound where “Osama bin Laden, perpetual impoverished grad student” spent his last days before matriculating into Hell: This is not the collection of an ordinary policy wonk. No, as I perused […]