Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez donned an elegant gown with the slogan "Tax the Rich" painted on the back at the Met Gala in New York, where guests selected by Vogue's Anna Wintour ponied up around $35,000 a pop for tickets. The scene was reminiscent of Tom Wolfe's "radical chic" -- though rather than being guests of the well-heeled in Park Avenue...Read more
President Joe Biden contends that the recent hurricanes that hit the United States prove we're in a "climate crisis." It's a "code red" for the world, the president warns. White House national climate adviser Gina McCarthy added that climate is now a "health emergency."
It is, no doubt, quite convenient for politicians to treat every hurricane,...Read more
One of the most morally revolting talking points taken up by Democrats in their effort to deflect attention from President Joe Biden's deadly incompetence in Afghanistan is to minimize the deaths of 13 troops in Kabul, Afghanistan, by pointing out that more people are dying from COVID-19 every day.
First of all, if we use the standards that ...Read more
The unfolding disaster in Afghanistan is a bipartisan, transadministrational failure. It is a humiliation. The fact is that after 20 years, after thousands of lives were lost and hundreds of billions of dollars were spent on the military, police, training, infrastructure and education, the country fell in days.
Whatever your position is on the ...Read more
On Monday, the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or the IPCC, ordered a "code red," releasing a "landmark" report warning that global warming was an existential threat to humanity, "unequivocally" blaming humans for the problem, and demanding rapid action to cut greenhouse-gas emissions. "What the IPCC told us is what President ...Read more
Joe Biden certainly isn't the first president to violate his oath of office, but he might be the first in memory to openly brag about doing it. As Biden announced a new "eviction moratorium," he informed Americans that the "bulk of constitutional scholars" would say the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eviction moratorium is "not ...Read more
When several hundred extremists mobbed Capitol Hill on Jan. 6, they engaged in a deplorably un-American act of criminality. It was an embarrassing day for the nation, and a dangerous one for the many innocent people and officials engulfed in the mayhem.
Here's what Jan. 6 wasn't:
It wasn't the "worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War...Read more
Republican "anti-voting" laws, President Joe Biden claimed during his demagogic speech at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia this week, are the most "significant test of our democracy since the Civil War." These laws are "odious," "pernicious," "vicious," "unconscionable," a "subversion" and "suppression," the "21st-century Jim ...Read more
Meghan McCain is leaving "The View."
One assumes that regular readers of editorial pages and political magazines aren't exactly the prime audience for a daytime-television show. And one also assumes that a not insignificant number of Republicans aren't fans of McCain because of her sharp criticism of former President Donald Trump.
Yet I think ...Read more
Tucker Carlson says a "whistleblower" in the National Security Agency tipped him off that the agency was planning to leak emails and texts to get him off the air over a story he's working on. Sounds rather fantastical. We've seen no evidence or corroboration of the accusation. My initial instinct should be to dismiss conspiratorial claims about ...Read more
I've been writing about Colorado cakemaker Jack Phillips' fight against cultural authoritarians for a long time. This past March, I noted that Phillips would probably be badgered into the grave. And this week, Denver district judge A. Bruce Jones again found that the state could compel speech, claiming that Phillips had acted unlawfully when ...Read more