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The Koch Brothers Take Glenn Reynolds’ Advice

(John Hinderaker) Years ago, Glenn Reynolds advised conservative donors to spend less on political campaigns and more on buying up left-wing media properties, especially women’s magazines. As in this 2012 New York Post column: [R]ich people wanting to support the Republican Party might want to direct their money somewhere besides TV ads that copy, poorly, what Lee Atwater did decades ago....
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Is it cultural pandering as toy maker Mattel introduces Hijab Barbie?

There are two kinds of girls – those who love dolls and those who don’t. I’m in the latter category. I do, however, remember a Barbie in my childhood. I don’t pay much attention to Barbie news. That changed the other day with an announcement that Mattel is bringing out a Hijab Barbie. How ...

Should Franken be expelled from the Senate?

(Paul Mirengoff) In the years since feminists excused Bill Clinton’s misdeeds, sexual harassment by powerful men has too often gone unreported and, when reported, has not been taken seriously enough. Now, the pendulum may be swinging the other way. We may be headed for an over-correction, at least for a while. If so, I’m going to dissent now, while a Senator I abhor is in the dock. Al Franken should not be expelled from the Senate based on the evidence that ha...

Ron Johnson’s opposition to tax bills needs further study

The press is making a big deal about the fact Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson, who won re-election last year, is against the House and Senate tax bills. The Republican Johnson’s issu...

Trump’s Latest Supreme Court List Is Interesting

(John Hinderaker) This morning I was quoted in the New York Post on President Trump’s addition of five more names to his list of potential Supreme Court nominees. Given the blizzard of news in recent days, Trump’s latest Supreme Court list has been somewhat lost in the shuffle. But it is actually quite interesting. Some observations: 1) Some have suggested that the p...

Al Franken won’t resign, will spend time with his family ‘reflecting’

It’s an old joke in politics that any politician who resigns after public humiliation always claims he is doing so to “spend more time with his family.” Senator Al Franken is mixing that up a bit. He has been publicly humiliated and he will be spending time with family but after a few...

Robert Mugabe: They’re going to need a bigger boat

It appears Zimbabwe President (re: tyrannical dictator) Robert Mugabe is still holding onto power, like a lion clasping its jaws on a water buffalo’s neck. It was rumored Mugabe was going to resign on Sunday, but his speech didn’t include the phrase, “I resign.” ...

Uncle Joe Should Be Kinky Joe!!

Democrats Silent On Biden’s Creepy Touching, Allegations He Got Naked In Front Of Female Secret Service “Joe Biden 2020 Is A Terrible Idea In A Post-Weinstein America” ...

Robert Mugabe still Zimbabwe’s president (for now)

It appears Zimbabwe President (re: tyrannical dictator) Robert Mugabe is still holding onto power, like a lion clasping its jaws on a water buffalo’s neck. It was rumored Mugabe was going to resign on Sunday, but his speech didn’t include the phrase, “I resign.” ...

The Sex Charged Hollywood Scene. Will This Debauchery Ever End?

Russell Simmons and Brett Ratner face new allegations of sexual misconduct By AMY KAUFMANDANIEL MILLER AND ...

Protesters Don’t Know Anything About Shapiro But Protest Anyway

WATCH: SJWs Protesting ‘Nazi’ Ben Shapiro’s Speech Are Confronted By Reporter. They’re Totally Clueless. Screenshot: YouTube ...

Body Cameras Make Police Reports More Accuate So Now Civil Rights Group Hate Them

Remember When Civil Rights Groups Wanted Police Bodycams? Look At What They’re Saying Now. Photo by Linda Davidson/The Washington Post via Getty Images ...

Two Dissimilar Men Make Durable Peace

Sadat and Begin – the Peacemakers By November 19, 2017 FacebookTwitter...

Somebody has been sending messages to extraterrestrials on their own

For a long time now, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) has been listening for any signs of other intelligent life in the universe. Despite a few moments of potential hope such as the WOW signal, the ...

Ben Sasse: The Challenges We Face Are Bigger Than Government

U.S. Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) speaks at The FAMiLY Leader's Celebrate The Family Banquet on 11/18/17. U.S. Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) speaks at The FAMiLY Leader’s Celebrate The Family Banquet on 11/18/17.Photo Credit: David Barnett By Shane Vander Hart and Kelvey Vander Hart (Des Moines, IA) At The FAMi...

The Clinton Wrecking Machine

(Steven Hayward) There’s an old moral precept, derived from classical teaching, that virtue is its own reward. Right about now liberals may be slowly coming to learn the wisdom behind this thought. You can see this in the way many liberals are now engaged in self-flaggelation about whether Clinton should have resigned from office in 1998 when the Lewinski scandal blew up. To be sure, much of this is political posturing, since Democrats want to use the sex harassment issue to d...

Open secret: Harvey Weinstein created a list of nearly 100 people who might have damaging info about his behavior

The Observer calls it a “hit list,” which doesn’t quite fit since no one on it was marked for death. (I hope?) But in a broad sense the term is apt. The point of an actual hit list is to silence witnesses. That’s what Weinstein was ...

Trump Versus the Administrative State

(Steven Hayward) Last month I noted here and in the Los Angeles Times that the Trump Administration is conducting the most serious effort at de-regulation and true regulatory reform (as opposed to mere temporary relief) ...

Yes, President Bill Clinton was much more judicious in his use of Twitter

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took advantage of a celebration in her husband’s honor at the Clinton Presidential Center to make an important point about the current President. Donald Trump, in her opinion, brings up her name so often that he must be obsessed with her. This is clearly on...

NFL week 11 open thread

Jazz: Despite the fact that I’m kicking off the prognostication thread this week, last week really wasn’t all that hot for me all the way around. I managed a still respectable 4-3, bringing my season total to 40-30, but it still wasn’t good enough to keep up with Ed. I&...