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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 […]

Ain’t No Party Like a Hillary House Party!

Saturday, June 13th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

.@HillaryforIA has organized 55 watch parties around IA today. Here’s a peek inside Marshalltown #HillaryHouseParty — Betsy Klein (@betsy_klein) June 13, 2015 Feel the excitement! Or the lack thereof — “‘Pitiful’: CNN Finds Only Six People at Hillary’s Iowa Watch Party,” Cortney O’Brien writes at Townhall today: It was such a paltry showing, CNN […]

The Eschaton in the Balance

Friday, June 12th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

To paraphrase Reverend William T. Cummings’ take on newfound faith discovered by bitter cynics trapped within a violent war zone, apparently there were no atheists in the Clinton White House — but certainly plenty of gnostics: ● “Every wedding should have a Hillary Clinton Bible reading.” —Headline, the Politico, yesterday. ● “Al Gore’s ‘Inconvenient Truth’ […]

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: […]

Exclusive: Bush Family Donated $100K to Fox News in 2004 as Network Endorsed Bush Reelection Campaign

Monday, June 8th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

In response to the lefty commenters at Hot Air who ask, “so what’s the story here?” in response to the headline, “Clintons donated $100K to the NYT in 2008 as paper endorsed Hillary candidacy,” just reverse the players as I did above. Doesn’t sound good, does it? So why will this story get a pass […]

Quote of the Day

Saturday, June 6th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

What Democrats and the media (but I repeat myself) don’t get is that every cultural story is not a political one. No conservative politicos are outlawing reassignment surgery or banning trans Americans from public office. There is no effort to toss Jenner in jail or force E! to drop their latest reality show (unlike similar […]

At Sea in an Alien Culture, Where ‘Normal’ Is Defined as ‘Deviant’

Friday, June 5th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

As we saw yesterday, the DNC-MSM can’t check on who the two men are standing behind Rick Perry during his presidential run announcement before rushing to ask, as one “Think” “Progress” contributor cluelessly pondered on Twitter, “Who are the 2 dudes standing behind Perry? Are they related? Why so glum?” (Hint: They’re both Navy SEALS, who […]

Exclusive Video: Lincoln Chafee, Metric System Hypocrite

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

To paraphrase Hunter S. Thompson, when the going gets weird, the weird turn to numerology. Louis Farrakhan believes that the hidden mysteries of the number 19 explain how The Man is keeping him down. Similarly, Lincoln Chafee, the longtime RINO who made it official by going over to the left and launched a quixotic presidential […]

CBS’s Bob Schieffer Signs Off, Artfully Lies to Howard Kurtz in Exit Interview

Monday, June 1st, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

And so, as he flies the blue lady of the skies into the sunset, we say, aloha, Five O’Clock Bobby! Let me remind you that the weblog is open 24 hours a day for your dancing and dining pleasure: CBS’ Bob Schieffer signed off from Face the Nation [yesterday] and sat down with Fox News’ […]

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 […]

Gaslighting, Then and Now

Friday, May 22nd, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“Bill Clinton is the greatest gaslighter in modern American politics,” Jonah Goldberg notes in his latest G-File. Click over for the Wikipedia definition of the term if you’re unfamiliar with it; after which Jonah writes: A truly sociopathic liar (though his sociopathologies hardly end there), Clinton has a gift for making other people feel like […]

How to Answer the Question of the Week

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

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John Kerry Looking for Payback Against Clinton Shiv in 2004?

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Like millions of other voters, I rolled my eyes at the news last night the State Department would be releasing Hillary’s emails, albeit likely in heavily redacted form, in January of 2016, just in time to make maximum trouble for Hillary’s election bid. “So, why *did* John Kerry pick January 2016 to roll out the […]

48 Reasons to Distrust & Despise the Media

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“I’m With the Media, Screw You,” the late Newsweek bureau chief Ginny Carroll publicly admitted on C-Span to wearing at the 1992 GOP convention, neatly summing up her industry’s attitude to conservatives, their audience, and the truth. At Big Journalism today, John Nolte has a must-read “Scandal Rap Sheet: 48 Reasons to Distrust & Despise the […]

The 1.6 Percent Versus the World

Monday, May 18th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“No one knows the exact figure, but a decent estimate tells us that there are about 900,000 police officers in the United States,” Richard Epstein wrote earlier this month at the Hoover Institute, after the radical left’s latest attempt to wage war against them, in Baltimore. In a post titled “Police and Transgenderism” on his personal blog, […]

Democrats Sic Identity Politics on Their Own

Monday, May 18th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“In my experience, people argue identity when they don’t want to argue policy. And the reason they don’t want to argue policy, usually, is that they’re wrong,” Glenn Reynolds writes in USA Today: But in arguing that everyone who disagrees with them is a racist, or a sexist, or a tool of Big Money, or […]

Was the Iraq War a Mistake?

Monday, May 18th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“It’s become the gotcha question for Republicans seeking to win their party’s nomination for the 2016 presidential campaign: Knowing what we know now, would you have ordered U.S. forces into Iraq?,” Michael Rubin writes at Commentary: Would the Islamic State have existed if the United States had not gone to war? Saddam Hussein turned toward […]

‘Let’s Celebrate the Death of the Mainstream Media!’

Monday, May 18th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Kurt Schlichter of Townhall runs down the myriad scandals and what they tell us about the “objective” pose of the legacy media: So, do we really need to rehash the litany of the mainstream media’s recent follies, foibles and fiascos? Oh, hell yes. We have NBC News paying talentless Parental Lotto champ Chelsea Clinton $600,000 […]

ABC Colleague: George Stephanopoulos ‘Really Isn’t a Journalist’

Monday, May 18th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“It has been a rough weekend for ABC News’s embattled chief anchor, George Stephanopoulos, and an even worse Sunday,” Lloyd Grove writes at the Daily Beast: If ABC’s chief anchor thought two apologies over his undeclared Clinton Foundation donations would be enough to pacify his critics, he was wrong. It has been a rough weekend […]

Stephanopoulos Has Got to Go

Sunday, May 17th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

ABC News isn’t an understaffed, under-capitalized small town newspaper, “ABC News can hire whomever it wants,” Kevin D. Williamson writes at NRO: But Washington, too, is a small town, with a substantial overlap between journalism and politics. And hiring George Stephanopoulos wasn’t a terrible idea: He’s smart, he’s articulate, he knows everybody. He was a […]