Hurricane Florence

September 14, 2018

At this writing, Hurricane Florence is slowing making its way into North Carolina...

Senate Democrats sink lower

September 14, 2018

In an act of embarrassing political theater that makes Cory Booker’s “I am Spartacus” self-immolation look like the Gettysburg Address...
Today's Commentary --- Winds of change spell disaster for "deep state" schemers -- Hurricane Florence update -- Justice Thomas comments on Booker-- Today in Fake News -- Huck's criminal mastermind -- This is CNN -- Evening Edition - Daily Verse
Today's Commentary --- More Strzok-Page...strategic leaking was the name of the game -- Hurricanes -- Latest news from the Trumpocalypse -- Why nobody listens to the media -- Google's view of the election -- Muslim group pushes Franklin Graham ban -- Evening Edition - Daily Verse

Today's Commentary --- Newly obtained Strzok-Page texts reveal "media leak strategy with DOJ -- REMINDER: Hurricane Florence -- Mike Rogers: It was fake news -- Excellent column -- Tax Cut 2.0 -- Blame -- Evening Edition - Daily Verse

Stop politicizing 9/11

September 12, 2018

Today, I’ll get back to commenting on politics, but I think that 9/11 is a time to set that aside and concentrate on remembrances of the victims...

Tax Cut 2.0

September 12, 2018

When the Republicans passed the tax cut bill, Democrats said a lot of hysterical things...


September 12, 2018

Thank God that nobody was seriously injured Sunday afternoon at the Castro Valley Fall Festival in Northern California...

Trump to close PLO building

September 10, 2018

The Wall Street Journal reports that the Trump Administration is expected to announce today that it will close the Palestinian Liberation Organization’s office in Washington. Of course, the PLO described this as a “reckless escalation” of tensions and the US doing the bidding of Israel.

Personally, I’d question why we ever allowed a terrorist-supporting organization to have an office in our nation’s capital. Naturally, the PLO insists that the groups it supports – Hamas and the PLFP (the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine) – aren’t terrorists, they’re “Palestinian political parties.” For the record, both the US State Department and the EU have Hamas and the PLFP on their lists of officially-designated terrorist organizations. The PLO itself may not be designated as a terrorist group, but it supports recognized terrorist groups and actually devotes a portion of its budget to a “martyrs’ fund” that gives direct support payments to the families of people who launch suicide attacks on Israeli citizens.

This has been said many times before, but it always bears repeating in the face of the never-ending flow of pro-PLO propaganda: for all the denunciations of Israel for not doing enough for the “peace process,” the simple fact is that if the Palestinians put down their weapons and stopped trying to kill Israelis, there would be peace tomorrow. But if the Israels put down their weapons, they’d all be dead tomorrow.


Today's Commentary --- TIME TO STOP THIS: no evidence, no crime, NO SPECIAL COUNSEL -- Hurricane Florence -- Obama hits the campaign trail -- Layoffs at record lows -- RIP Bill Daily -- Closing out the PLO -- Evening Edition - Daily Verse

Today's Commentary --- "Psycho" not "Spartacus" -- Nike's questionable marketing strategy -- North Korea update -- Layoffs at record lows -- Economy heating up -- "Huckabee" preview -- Evening Edition - Daily Verse

Burt Reynolds

September 7, 2018

I’m sad to have to report the death of Burt Reynolds at 82...

"Psycho" not "Spartacus"

September 7, 2018

Watching the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation hearings, you might be forgiven if you thought you’d mistakenly channel-surfed over to TCM and were watching an old movie instead.
Today's Commentary --- Bruce Ohr's testimony significantly changes FBI timeline -- Updates on anonymous op-ed -- First Lady speaks out on anonymous op-ed -- Today's Must Read -- RIP Burt Reynolds -- Best popular movie postponed -- Evening Edition - Daily Verse

Updates on anonymous op-ed

September 7, 2018

Here are some updates on the story of the New York Times op-ed by the alleged “senior White House official”...

Today's Commentary --- As promised, more on Hillary and the "investigation" of Uranium One -- About all of this "free" health care talk -- Democrats Want the Government to Take Over your Healthcare -- Adapting to tantrums -- Google search? -- Who would trust an abject coward? -- Evening Edition - Daily Verse

Day two of Kavanaugh hearings

September 6, 2018

As this linked story proves, Sen. Kamala Harris’ attempts to defend the protesters who disrupted the Brett Kavanaugh SCOTUS hearings were undermined...

About that anonymous op-ed

September 6, 2018

Isn’t it incredibly coincidental that every time President Trump has a good week, or the Democrats have a bad week...

Congress' childish antics

September 6, 2018

Like overgrown spoiled children, a lot of protesters are trying these days to disrupt Congress by yelling, crying and acting out...
My essay about letting Attorney General Jeff Sessions go ("It breaks my heart to say this...") inspired a very thoughtful letter from reader Sevy Gangemi...

Today's Commentary --- Sessions is too nice and Huber is too slow -- Comment of the day -- The crassness of Trump’s critics -- Nike's stock drops -- The new Woodward book -- Theater is ruining politics -- Evening Edition - Daily Verse

The new Woodward book

September 5, 2018

There’s really only one thing you can learn for sure from yesterday’s media flogging of Bob Woodward’s new hatchet-job book...

Theater is ruining politics

September 5, 2018

I hear a lot of people complain that politics have ruined theater. Well, after the opening of the Brett Kavanaugh SCOTUS hearings, I think we can agree that the obverse is true as well: theater is ruining politics.
Today's Commentary --- Breaks my heart to say it, but Sessions needs to go -- Kavanugh hearings begin -- "Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan" -- Second Man speaks out -- Colonel Sanders -- Of funerals and forgiveness: recall that McCain gave Trump "dossier" to the FBI -- Evening Edition - Daily Verse
I’ll admit there are times when I wish President Trump would go take a long, hot bath before hitting “Send” on his Twitter tweets.
Today's Commentary --- Happy Labor Day -- Further Thoughts on Labor Day -- Horrifying story out of Brazil -- Labor day remembrance -- Hollywood censors -- Of funerals and forgiveness: recall that McCain gave Trump "dossier" to the FBI -- Evening Edition - Daily Verse

Further Thoughts on Labor Day

September 3, 2018

One thing that I think a lot of politicians don’t seem to understand is that a job is more than just a way to put bread on the table.
FOX News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett has made it clear that Bruce Ohr, by not officially disclosing his wife’s paid work for “opposition research” company Fusion GPS, can face criminal prosecution.

Today's Commentary --- Bruce Ohr committed felony by failure to disclose -- Comment of the day -- "Huckabee" preview -- No surprise -- Hollywood blows it again -- "Shut up, Wesley!" -- Evening Edition - Daily Verse

Hollywood blows it again

September 2, 2018

I’ve written before about how, growing up in the ‘60s, my heroes were the original NASA astronauts.
Friday night, I went on Sean Hannity’s show with guest host Jason Chaffetz to talk about malfeasance at the FBI regarding the Bruce Ohr testimony and the fraudulent FISA warrant applications --- all the things we’ve been talking about here.

Today's Commentary --- Guess who Bruce Ohr was working with? It's bad. -- Disturbing trend -- Banning In-N-Out? -- No surprise -- How do we fight a corrupt system, and our own cynicism? -- UN diplomacy -- Evening Edition - Daily Verse


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Today's Commentary --- Wow, didn't know that: Trump already has Sessions' resignation letter -- UPDATE: What we're learning about Bruce Ohr's testimony -- Did Trump just get Mexico to pay for the border wall? -- "What would Jesus do?" -- NBC woes -- UN diplomacy -- Evening Edition - Daily Verse


While listening to bestselling author and FOX News analyst Gregg Jarrett host the Hannity radio show Thursday afternoon, I happened to hear him say something stunning about Jeff Sessions.

Of course, we’ve all been wondering how big a crowbar it was going to take to get Sessions out of the Attorney General’s office and if Trump’s lawyers were going to try to use physical restraint to keep him from using it, but, according to Jarrett, Sessions gave Trump a signed resignation letter in May of last year, with the understanding that Trump might or might not accept it at some point. There was no time limit on it. If I understood Jarrett correctly, this is something Trump has kept on hand –- perhaps it’s in his top desk drawer in the Oval Office at this very moment –- and he can pull it out whenever he thinks it’s a good time and simply accept.



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UPDATE: What we're learning about Bruce Ohr's testimony

By Mike Huckabee

Because Bruce Ohr’s testimony on Tuesday before the House Oversight and Judiciary committees was behind closed doors and we reportedly won’t see a transcript until sometime after Labor Day (and then, it’ll no doubt be covered with those thick black bars), we’re learning what was said in dribs and drabs.

California Rep. Darrell Issa, in an interview with FOX News, said that although they haven’t learned much so far about Bruce Ohr’s personal political leanings, his wife Nellie was definitely working on the “find dirt on Trump” project at Fusion GPS, and had been since 2015. She was reportedly a specialist on Russia and spoke fluent Russian. We still don’t know how extensive her role was in creating the “dossier” itself; if members of the committees have heard the details from her husband, they haven’t shared that information yet.

Ohr told the committees that people at the FBI knew about his connection with Christopher Steele and Fusion GPS (“And he named names,” Issa said) but that his colleagues at the Justice Department did not. Was this indirect collaboration with the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee deliberately kept under wraps from them, perhaps to give them “plausible deniability”? Ohr was fourth in command at the DOJ; no doubt he communicated frequently, in person and by email, with those at the very top and probably had an office close by. The assertion that his boss and co-workers didn’t know he was involved in such a monumental effort to bring down Trump, if true, is stunning and confounding.



Did Trump just get Mexico to pay for the border wall?

By Mike Huckabee

Prepare for a lot of Trump haters’ heads to explode when they hear this argument from talk show host Wayne Allyn Root:

1. President Trump just forced Mexico to agree to renegotiate NAFTA.

2. The new trade agreement will potentially save America hundreds of billions of dollars over the next decade.

3. Trump’s border wall is estimated to cost just $25 billion.

Conclusion: Trump just got Mexico to pay for the border wall.



"What would Jesus do?"

By Mike Huckabee

Granted, I’m not a “social ethics professor of religious studies.”  But I did get a degree in religioun from Ouachita Baptist University, spent a year at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and served for 12 years as a church pastor.  And during all that time, I never once heard that the answer to the question, “What would Jesus do?” is that He would counsel women to get abortions because “limiting our cultural approval of women’s reproductive decisions about the size, shape, and timing of their families… flies in the face of Jesus’ teaching that He came to bring abundant life.”  

Got that?  Jesus would advise women to kill their babies in the womb to fulfill His promise that He came to bring abundant life.  I think we’ve definitely found another example of what George Orwell called “ideas so absurd, only intellectuals could believe them.”


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NBC woes

By Mike Huckabee

According to separate exposes in the New York Times and the Daily Beast, NBC didn’t merely decline to air Ronan Farrow’s explosive expose of Hollywood mogul/Democratic fundraising kingpin Harvey Weinstein.  The network allegedly engaged in “a massive breach of journalistic integrity” by ordering Farrow and former NBC producer Rich McHugh not to interview a woman who claimed Weinstein sexually abused her, ordering them to stand down on the story altogether, and having the network’s legal counsel threaten to smear Farrow if he continued to report on Weinstein. 

NBC denies the claims, but they’ve sparked speculation that the network suits may have tried to kill the Weinstein story because they knew they’d been protecting Matt Lauer from similar charges. 

Or maybe they just protect powerful Democrats from force of habit, since Juanita Broaddrick is still waiting for a believable explanation for why NBC taped an interview with her about her rape accusation against Bill Clinton back in the '90s, then held it until after his impeachment hearing was over.  If the Weinstein exposes are accurate, it's hardly the first time for NBC.



UN diplomacy

By Mike Huckabee

If we’re going to remain in the UN, then President Trump has definitely found the perfect US Ambassador to that dubious organization in Nikki Haley. She’s shut off the flow of our tax money to countries that chant “Death to America.” And if you’ve noticed less Israel bashing from the UN lately, it’s reportedly because all the UN diplomats (i.e., traffic scofflaws with diplomatic immunity) are too afraid of her to open their big, dumb, anti-Semitic yaps and express it.

Now, that’s how to do UN diplomacy, American-style! Let’s hope the representatives of some nations that don’t protect the rights of women take some of that fear and respect for Ambassador Haley back home and apply it to their own female populations.


Evening Edition - August 30

By Mike Huckabee

A wrap-up of all the news you might have missed yesterday!


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"Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfil all thy counsel."

- Psalm 20:4

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Banning In-N-Out?!?

August 30, 2018

I don’t know about you, but I’m suddenly feeling really hungry for a Double-Double Cheeseburger Animal-Style.

While the big social media giants are insisting they are completely innocent of leftwing bias with the same adamant certitude of a naked emperor showing off his invisible ermine cape, some disgruntled conservative Facebook employees are pointing out the obvious: these Silicon Valley socialist billionaires are naked!  Or at least, nakedly political.    

It all started with a post by Facebook senior engineer Brian Amerige, who dared state the obvious: “We Have A Problem With Political Diversity.”  He said Facebook employees who disagree with the prevailing office political “monoculture” are afraid to say so for fear of reprisals, bullying or losing their jobs.  He offered a long list of examples you can see at the link, including tearing down posters welcoming Trump supporters, making it a firing offense to say that “all lives matter,” attacking non-leftist colleagues as bigots and accusing them of having “offensive ideas,” and demanding HR investigations of anyone who criticizes Islam’s human rights record. 

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Since Amerige posted his manifesto, about 100 other employees have joined him in a group called “FB’ers for Political Diversity.”  They say the purpose is to create “a space where you can talk about these issues without fear of the mob” and to be a place to “talk about how we can fix this.”

Now, if you thought that the people they were rebelling against saw that and were struck with a bolt of self-realization – that they looked in the mirror and thought, “What have I become?  How did my opposition to narrow-minded, intolerant, censorious bigots become so inflamed that I didn’t realize I had turned into exactly what I hated?” – well, then you don’t know the modern left very well.  Instead of pausing to consider whether someone with a different point of view might be justified in holding it, they immediately acted like a mob and began attacking the FBer’s For Political Diversity, calling them bigots and claiming their posts were offensive to minorities.

Hey, Facebook leftists, let me clarify something for you.  When there are thousands of you who are all alike, and you’re attacking 100 people who are different, then THEY are the “minority,” and you’re the enemies of diversity.   

With these sites becoming the new version of public utilities, this kind of bias against conservatives or Christians is not going to stand much longer.  The tech titans had better realize that just because they supply the pipes, that doesn’t mean they get to decide who does and doesn’t receive water. I can see this ending in one of three ways:  Mediation (they work with their critics to fix the problem); litigation (they get sued for unfair business practices and violations of Constitutional rights); or regulation.  They really don’t want that last one, and usually, I don’t either.  But if you insist on acting like a corrupt monopoly, don’t be surprised when the government treats you like one.


Today's Commentary --- Mueller: lookin' for crime in all the wrong places -- This is CNN -- Because I could not stop to vote -- About those polls -- Finding a safe space at Facebook -- Generic polls -- Evening Edition - Daily Verse

About those polls

August 29, 2018

After the past week’s worth of horrible news for President Trump (well, according to the media it was a horrible week for Trump), you’d think...

Tuesday's primary recap

August 29, 2018

There were two primary elections Tuesday in Arizona and Florida, and some primary runoffs in Oklahoma. The big news was out of Florida
Today's Commentary --- Bruce Ohr's testimony confirms suspicions, and more -- Tuesday's primary recap -- Both sides need to stop politicizing tragedy -- About those polls -- China hacked Hillary's server?!? -- Credit where credit is due -- Evening Edition - Daily Verse
Today's Commentary --- Flirting with the Democrats -- Just for fun, 12 questions for Bruce Ohr -- UPDATE on Stefan Halper: the mysterious origins of the FBI' "Russia" probe -- Mr. Reich's Fantasyland -- Cleaning up loose ends -- Pope Francis under fire -- Evening Edition - Daily Verse