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Trump Exposes How the “Swamp” Works

Remember how Trump justified signing the omnibus spending bill last week by claiming that the seven hundred billion dollars allocated for the military was desperately needed? For conservatives or others of a “right-leaning” nature, claiming military need is just the easiest catch-all excuse for confiscatory taxation, used the same way the Democrats cite “desperately-needed” social programs. Happily, Trump is so dumb that he...

A Moment with Something Not Ugly

Within the next several hours, I will post my comments regarding the March to Surrender Our Lives that took place across Amerika on Sunday, framed as an open letter to David Hogg, the foul-mouthed, disrespectful little punk — uh, traumatized, articulate young man who has assumed the mantle of global spokesman for angry young know-nothings who hate their parents — oops, socially conscious...

No, Trump Didn’t Get “Rolled”: An Open Letter to Old Friends

My old haunt American Thinker, along with PJ Media, American Spectator, and almost all the other big “conservative” websites, jumped headfirst onto the Trump bandwagon almost two years ago. From that time, the official editorial line has been that everything Trump does must be justified and defended, and that all criticism of the man or his cult must be muted or outright barred. ...

Can We Just Put America Out of Her Misery, Already!

The lawyer for pornographic actress “Stormy Daniels” has communicated with President Donald Trump via the latter’s preferred diplomatic channel, Twitter, by posting a photograph of a DVD along with a not-so-subtle warning that the President should take the disc’s contents very seriously. Does anyone really want to see how this plays out? I mean anyone who prefers America to reality television? Let’s get...

David French on John Bolton

David French, who writes for National Review and was backed as a presidential candidate by Bill Kristol of the American Enterprise Institute, says John Bolton is not “extreme” because after all, he is affiliated with NR and AEI. Bolton is not — as some in the media would have you believe — a mere flame-throwing Fox News “talking head.” He’s a former U.S....

Trump Reads 2,000-page Spending Bill Carefully, Signs

Donald Trump, who is hosting the U.S. presidency this season, to the delight of reality TV fans everywhere, tweeted his adoring public that he was thinking of vetoing the 2000-plus-page spending bill Congress delivered to his desk. Then, having engaged in a careful reading of the bill situation, he changed his mind and signed — but for the last time! (Or something like...

Bolton and Trump: Together at Last

I have nothing left to say about John Bolton that will do my blood pressure any good. He is Trump with a brain and an image-conscious “crusty ol’ veteran” moustache. He is an armchair quarterback in a game played with other people’s sons and husbands. He is — sorry to be so blunt and cruel — a Fox News expert commentator.  Last September,...

Spring Interrupted by Global Warming!

Oh, dear, it’s happening again. Just when you’re sure your relatively moderate climate, having reached the official first full day of spring, is headed for warmth and flowers from here on out as usual, along comes that dastardly global warming…er, cooling…um, I mean “climate change” — yes, that’s it, “change”! — to set you right back to February. Come on Al, pitch your...

Moment of Reckoning for the “Conservative Media”

The sham that is the Trump presidency has served its primary function quite well — it has decimated the grassroots conservative movement at the moment when that movement seemed to be gaining enough traction to have some effect as a counterforce to America’s progressive transformation. When I say “decimated,” I mean “crushed,” as Mitch McConnell promised to do to the Tea Party in...

Progressive Moral Infantilism: The Virtue of Cowardice

I frequently refer to the moral infantilism of the progressive mind. This infantilism is not merely a by-product of progressive thinking, but is in fact an intended and essential outcome of progressive social engineering. Today’s “safe spaces” on college campuses, complete with teddy bears and dolls, are merely an especially silly manifestation of a general, and deadly serious, civilizational regression. Back in 2012,...