How did Minneapolis get its current mayor and police chief, who have performed so poorly in the current community uproar over a death in police custody? Would you believe it was because a policeman shot an unarmed woman?
In 2012 Mayor Betsy Hodges named Janee Harteau... [Read More]
Mark Steyn filled-in for Rush Limbaugh yesterday as Rush continues his cancer treatments. Steyn is always amusing and Monday he was insightful, meaning that he said something I’ve already thought for a long time.
The Left is always focused on its agenda, Mark said. No matter what the situation — good times, bad times, cataclysmic times or great victories — the Left always pushes for its goals.... [Read More]
A week ago he was dominating the Democratic ring, but today Bernie Sanders is on the ropes and a knockout blow from Joe Biden in the state of Michigan looks increasingly likely. So what happened?
The Sanders campaign of 2016 was not afraid to challenge the political establishment of the Democratic party on National Questions. On trade and borders Bernie spoke for the common people of the heartland, the people whose opinions had been ignored for years by other politicians. The power that their votes gave him, when added to those attracted to his democratic socialist ideas, allowed Bernie to climb into the Big Ring with Hillary Clinton, instead of staying on the undercard with James Webb, Lincoln Chafee and Martin O’Malley.... [Read More]
I doubt I’m alone in finding a silver lining to the media’s incessant promotion of the coronavirus. Mine concerns my reading.
I subscribe the the NY Times, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe and the Wall Street Journal. I also get a daily news feed on my iPhone. And I peruse Drudge, Bongino, American Greatness, the Atlantic and several other outlets and aggregators daily.... [Read More]
Jeff Sessions finished 2nd in the Alabama GOP Senate primary Tuesday, which means he will be in the runoff on March 31st. But it’s all academic — President Trump will endorse his opponent, Tom Tuberville, and Sessions will lose the runoff by a wide margin.
Sessions is reaping the bitter fruit of weakness. At a time when white Americans are becoming more conscious of the mortal threats they face in a future in which they will be a despised minority, Southern gentlemen like Sessions are a luxury we cannot afford.... [Read More]
An oft-heard objection to confronting leftist attacks, especially well-meaning ones, with the damage their schemes inflict on traditionalists is that we would then be playing “the victimization card.” Many talk-radio hosts have claimed as the motto for their shows, “I am not a victim,” to separate themselves and their audiences from the left, which relentlessly preaches how hidden, malevolent forces hamstring the members of their electoral coalition.
We can’t be like that, we are told. We have control over our lives, agency. We have hope.... [Read More]
The magazine “Christianity Today,” like the old abolitionists, claims religion’s sway over Christians’ voting preferences and instructs the faithful how to vote. Conservative Christians, like defensive conservatives generally, beg to differ and respond by telling “Christianity Today” to stay out of politics. “We are not voting for Preacher-in-Chief,” the conservatives say. “Stay in your lane.”
But staying out of politics was not the conservative Christians’ stance 21 years ago, nor was it the position of conservative Christians during the temperance crusade which, after decades of effort, resulted in Prohibition.... [Read More]
Talk-radio in America has never embraced its function as propaganda for right-wing political and cultural victory. It prefers “defending the traditions that made this country great,” even though talk-radio hosts acknowledge that “when you’re defending, you’re losing,” and all agree that the culture is in decline.
For example, today a local (Pennsylvania) morning man was playing excerpts from last night’s Democratic debate and making the point that the economic plans of the candidates imperiled fracking, jobs and growth. Then he let his listeners draw their own conclusion, which clearly was “don’t vote for these people.” Duh!... [Read More]
The mainstream media is suddenly aware that Mayor Pete has a problem with black people. And they have a dilemma with that.
Since a Quinnipiac poll of Democratic voters in SC came out a few days ago showing Pete Buttigieg’s support among blacks at zero — as in “Zip, zero, nada” — the MSM have been scratching their collective skulls trying to fathom out why, as well as prescribe a cure.... [Read More]
There is an interesting pictorial story about homeless schoolchildren in Tuesday’s NY Times. It covers two kids, a boy and a girl.
The story is written by Eliza Shapiro, a young woman who against all the odds managed to land a position with the Times, strangely enough where her mother has been employed for decades. What a weird coincidence in our meritocratic days!... [Read More]
You’re white, in your early 30s and you have a 6-year-old child. For ten years you and your wife (you got married four years ago) have been living in a “rehabbing” neighborhood close to the downtown of a large American city. You pioneered this area (along with other couples, singles and homosexuals) when it was heavily inner-city poor and have been a part of the revitalization — bars, boutiques, coffee houses, museums, new residential construction — that turned it into an attractive venue for new migrants and visitors.
But your child is now school age and therein lies a problem. The local elementary school is three blocks away. It is an old building staffed by the typical collection of unionized, mediocre teachers. The school has no academic distinction at all. Test scores are pitiful. It has been labeled a failing school by the State Board of Ed. There have been some “incidents” that your wife has heard about, not in the local newspaper, but at the organic food store and at the farm-to-table restaurant where she sometimes meets friends for lunch. The elementary school student body is overwhelmingly black.... [Read More]
Drawing on her own extensive knowledge of the subject, plus that of her staff and the committee’s staff, Chairwoman Maxine Waters demonstrates the same kind of rigorous legislative oversight that has made Detroit, Newark and Baltimore so well-governed.... [Read More]