WNC Headlines Edition

“Enemies lists,” then and now

(Paul Mirengoff) The Trump-hating mainstream media claims that President Trump has an enemies list. It’s possible that he has one, but the list of people whose security clearance is under review isn’t it. An enemies list would be longer and would include, for example, Jim Acosta. The list in question is simply a group of people who m...
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Facebook: Hey, sorry for making those PragerU videos disappear

Friday morning Prager U put up a tweet saying that their content was being heavily censored on Facebook. “Our last 9 posts are reaching 0 of our 3 million followers,” the tweet claimed. It was accompanied by a screenshot which seemed to show that recent messages were getting zero engagement. In add...

So, You Want to Be a Police Officer?

(John Hinderaker) On the night of August 5, a man named William Hughes was shot and killed by two St. Paul police officers. The officers were responding to a 911 caller who said there were multiple gunshots on the second floor of a duplex. After Hughes’s death, his family, along with the usual suspects, demanded “the release of [body camera] footage, data from 911 calls and a third-party investigation into the shooting.” Yesterday, St. Paul’s police chief ...

Revoking Brennan’s clearance: The right move for the wrong reason

(Paul Mirengoff) Andy McCarthy argues that there were excellent reasons to revoke the security of John Brennan, but that President Trump revoked it for the wrong reason. Trump, McCarthy says, revoked the clearance as an act of revenge for Brennan’s harsh criticism of him — an improper basis for taking such action. I think Andy is probably right about Trump’...

Miss America complains the organization marginalized her

A groundbreaking member of the #MeToo movement is now being accused of bullying, marginalizing, and manipulating women herself. At least one woman, anyway. The current Miss America, Cara Mund, penned a letter to 1984 Miss America Suzette Charles, now made public, that can only ...

Just say, “No” to government regulation of Big Tech

There’s a meme circulating social media meant to be a dig at libertarians for refusing to support Alex Jones and Republican politicians who have either been shadowbanned by Twitter or remov...

Southern Poverty Law Center listed as a hate group.

Today the Southern Poverty Law Center was listed as a hate group by the prestigious Institute for the Study of Republican Disgruntlement. The listing was based on SPLC’s cavalier labeling of various conservative, religious and pro-life groups as “hate groups.”  The most recent hateful activity of the SPLC was in the slanderous labeling of Alliance Defending Freedom as a hate group.  ...

Michelle Wolf’s staff: It was “classless” of Netflix to cancel us without telling us first

“Classless.” These people once threw a parade for abortion on the show. All in all, it lasted three m...

Is Trump Winning Again?

(Steven Hayward) Back in June Paul and I both noted the view of economist Irwin Stelzer, who is no fan of Trump, that Trump might in fact win a trade war with China, because Trump has the better poker hand. And I concluded, “File this one away for further reference.” Well lookie here, on the front page of the Wall Street Journal today: ...

ESPN may have finally solved the National Anthem protest problem

ESPN has been suffering from some severely atrophied ratings of late to the point where they’ve had to ...

London Mayor’s answer to terrorism? Ban cars

If you’re worried about criminals shooting someone, you get the government to ban guns, right? And at least in parts of Europe, if you’re concerned that the criminals without guns will start stabbing people, you ban knives. But what if they start plowing into crowds of people with their motor v...

The Daily Beast: Aretha despised Trump’s rise in politics

The Queen of Soul died on the same date that the King of Rock and Roll died, 41 years later. The respectful remembrances by family and friends, along with other artists, came from around the world to honor Aretha Franklin. Then, since this is 2018, ...

Brennan Is A Disgrace

 Mike Lester 8/18/2018  ...

This Is What Happens When Religious Ideologues Run A Country

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Cuomo Was Politically Stupid–He Deserves To Lose!

 Michael Ramirez for 8/18/2018  ...

How did this ISIS fighter become a “refugee” in California?

The federal government, coordinating with the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department, is to be commended for nabbing Omar Ameen a couple of days ago. He was wanted in Iraq for participating in ISIS attacks and murdering an Iraqi police officer,...

Burr under the saddle

(Scott Johnson) The confidence of the oleaginous Mark Warner in his colleague Richard Burr gives me my doubts. Burr is the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee who has kept up a bipartisan vibe in the committee’s investigation of Russian interference in the election. The parallel House committee operating under Chairman Devin Nunes has filed its Re...

The Brennan factor (2)

(Scott Johnson) Holman Jenkins finds press coverage of the origin of the FBI counterintelligence investigation wanting. Today he elaborates on this theme in his Wall Street Journal column “The press abets a coverup.” The counterintelligence investigation has been taken over by Robert Mueller. Mueller is to unravel the Trump campaign’s alleged collusion with the friends of Vladimir Putin. One problem, if the Steele Dossi...

The Week in Pictures: Omnibus Funhouse Edition

(Steven Hayward) This was one of those weeks that defies an obvious theme. The “independent” media beclowns itself—again—and the “white supremacists” turned out a massive crowd of . . . 30 people . . . in Washington, while what really captivated the nation was a stolen airplane. I don’t like to make light of an obviously troubled person who committed (a non-terrorist) suicide with an airplane, but there was something almost endearing about that poor fellow...

New Mexico and the Best Interests of the Child

Over the course of the past 20 years, from about 2000 – 2006, I did a tremendous amount of work with our local youth group. The Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande requires any adult working with children go through background checks and something like 8 certified course hours every two years to be licensed.  During that six year period, I went through about 28 – 32 certified course hours dealing with child abuse, law enforcement, state laws, domestic abuse, and so forth and so o...