If you wanted to write a book that, because of the subject matter, was guaranteed to be published and even to be a best-seller if it were salacious enough, but you were too lazy or irresponsible or agenda-driven to check facts and determine the reliability of every story, what would you do to just let yourself off the hook for that?
Tuesday was the first day back after a much-needed holiday break, the first work day of the New Year, and because the media had to take Monday off, Tuesday brought us a double dose of hair-on-fire freak-outs over President Trump.
I haven’t read Michael Wolffe’s new book on the 2016 Trump Presidential campaign (it's not officially out yet), but one look at the long excerpt printed in NEW YORK magazine tells me it’s quite an imaginative work of fiction. A number of people closely associated with the campaign and in the best position to know have already said as much, strongly denying statements they’re quoted as saying.
Over the holidays, I saw the new film, “Darkest Hour,” about Winston Churchill’s early days as British Prime Minister, when he was trying to warn his countrymen of the rising danger from Germany and battling liberal leaders whom he thought were too weak in the face of Hitler’s aggression.
It’s official: Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, the longest-serving Republican senator in U.S. history, has announced his intention to retire at the end of his current term. After winning seven electoral contests for the Senate since his first in 1976, he says won’t be standing for re-election this year.
As 2017 ended, there were a lot of articles assessing President Trump’s accomplishments, and even some of his most staunch critics grudgingly admitted that things were better off than they’d predicted.
Fox Business host Trish Regan slammed President Trump and the GOP tax reform bill because it fails to keep Trump’s campaign promise to do away with the carried interest deduction. That lets investors reclassify their income to pay a lower rate than salaried workers.
Wednesday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer had barely finished his latest looking-down-his-nose-glasses lecture to us when he got slapped in the face with the big halibut of reality.
Democrats have spewed forth a lot of ridiculously over-the-top reactions to the passage of the GOP tax reform bill (it’s Armageddon, the death of democracy, the worst bill ever passed, etc.), but one of the most colorful came from California Rep. Jackie Spiere...
Have you been so busy with last minute work before the Christmas break, holiday shopping, putting up the tree and decorating the house, and all the other end-of-year activities that you missed the latest hair-on-fire OUTRAGE by the anti-Trump left? If so, then thank God: it means you have a life.
Nancy Pelosi likened the Republican tax bill to “Armageddon” not long back. Of course, Democrats treat every Republican proposal as if it were exactly that, but this time she really means it!
The “MeToo” scythe of sexual harassment allegations that’s cutting down prominent men in politics and entertainment just took a twist that might make some women rethink this whole "to heck with due process" craze.
When three women who appeared at Monday’s press conference claimed that their assertions about disrespectful conduct by President Trump had nothing to do with politics, that may have been true. It’s possible these women don’t realize that for the organizer of the event, Brave New Films, it was ALL about politics.
It’s always instructive to hear how people in politics view themselves to justify their actions.
When Paul Begala expressed his admiration of President Obama for abusing executive orders to circumvent the Constitution, the Congress and the will of the voters, he famously summed it up as “Stroke of the pen, law of the land. Kinda cool.” That could easily replace California’s state motto...
I recently wrote about how the left can’t win a debate by citing the success of their policies
President Trump is expected to make it official today that the US will recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move our embassy there from Tel Aviv.
On the heels of a story about a pro-life protester getting punched in the face near a Planned Parenthood clinic, we now have pro-life posters being torn down in a designated “free speech” area (ha) on the University of Florida campus.
I returned home from dinner last night to hear the jury verdict in the Kate Steinle murder case...
Here’s welcome news that, as currently composed, the U.S. Supreme Court is more interested in correct legislative procedure than in making law on its own.
Here’s more from the file of Completely Unsurprising News: Hillary Clinton’s brother, Tony Rodham, and a longtime Clinton crony, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, are being sued by a group of Chinese investors for allegedly running an influence-peddling scheme involving green cards.
I never thought I’d be defending public radio uber-liberal Garrison Keillor (I can’t imagine him defending me), but then, I also never imagined that Minnesota Public Radio would relegate the man...