WASHINGTON -- After showing off his swastika tattoo, Randy Metcalf became involved in a barroom brawl. One of his opponents was an African American, who he and his friends knocked unconscious. Metcalf repeatedly kicked him in the head and, according to a witness, said, "Die, [N-word], die." Metcalf was sentenced to 10 years in prison under the ...Read more
Former President Selfie Stick is back in action, firing up Democrats before the midterms with his signature rallying cries:
I, I, I, I! Me, me, me! My, my, my!
According to a tally by The American Mirror's Kyle Olson, Barack Obama's campaign speech Monday for Nevada Senate Democratic candidate Jacky Rosen referred to himself 92 times in 38 ...Read more
The New York Times located its newest, freshest outrage on the Trump administration in a Department of Health and Human Services memo that's not new -- it's been circulating since last spring. Some insensitive bureaucrat argued that federal policy on gender should be based on "a biological basis that is clear, grounded in science, objective and ...Read more
SAN DIEGO -- I'll often hear other Hispanic journalists talk about being attacked, criticized and picked on by racist conservative Republicans -- usually over immigration, and the assumption that anyone with a Spanish surname is soft on border security.
Amateurs. You haven't lived until you've had to put up with all that noise -- while also ...Read more
Sen. Ted Cruz is "beautiful."
Don't take it from me -- that's the president's own description of a man he once said "has accomplished absolutely nothing for (Texas). He is another all talk, no action pol!"
That Cruz finds himself in a closer-than-comfortable Senate race against Beta O'Rourke and needing the man who once mocked his wife's ...Read more
As difficult as it may be to believe, there was a time when Republicans were known as the anti-debt and balanced budget party. Now, the GOP prefers to tout low unemployment as the debt soars and they are co-conspirators in its rise.
It's not that Republicans (and once-fiscally responsible ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The Afghan War -- really, the war against terrorists and their allies in Afghanistan and Pakistan -- has elements of a Greek tragedy. It was unavoidable, but seemingly unwinnable.
Following the murder of nearly 3,000 people on September 11, 2001, al-Qaida's gracious hosts, the Taliban, could not be allowed to remain in power. But ...Read more
This past week, I went to five car dealers in an upper-middle-class suburb of Los Angeles to see what SUV I'd like to lease. I wanted to patronize local car dealers because I want them to stay in business.
In each case, I experienced the following: I was greeted pleasantly upon entering the dealership. A young salesperson asked if he or she ...Read more
Was the assassination of JFK by Lee Harvey Oswald still getting as much media coverage three weeks after his death as it did that first week after Nov. 22, 1963? Not as I recall.
Yet, three weeks after his murder, Jamal Khashoggi, who was not a U.S. citizen, was not killed by an American, and died not on U.S. soil but in a Saudi consulate in ...Read more
SAN DIEGO -- The "woke" have become a joke. The Left is devouring itself.
It happened when #MeToo collided with #BlackLivesMatter.
The collision of hashtags -- which was caught on video and has now been viewed by more than 6 million people -- occurred on a street corner in Brooklyn, N.Y., in front of a convenience store.
It was there that a ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- This year's election that most implicates fundamental issues of American governance will not fill a legislative or executive office. And its importance is not primarily that it will either repudiate or reward dishonesty and cynicism in the service of factional grasping. Rather, Arizona's judge-retention election will decide whether...Read more
If ever there were a more colossally stupid political stunt than Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren releasing her DNA results in a dim-witted attempt to "own" President Trump, I honestly can't think of one. Michael Dukakis' tank ride comes close, but at least you could argue his made sense on paper; just the visual was a failure.
This -- a ...Read more
She was mocked as "Fauxcahontas" long before President Donald Trump began referring to her as "Pocahontas," and frankly, Sen. Elizabeth Warren invited the ridicule. She is a poster child for the pitfalls of basing identity on race, and reminds us of the many furies such self-definition can unleash.
What people choose to call themselves shouldn'...Read more
News is whatever the press wants it to be. When the national media really hate a story, they try to bury it, and if it has the audacity to resurface, they try to bury it all over again. In 2013, Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell was convicted of first-degree murder for the death of three babies whose necks he snipped after they were born ...Read more
Our mainstream media remain consumed with the grisly killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, and how President Donald Trump will deal with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Understandably so, for this is the most riveting murder story since O.J. Simpson and has strategic implications across the ...Read more
"I have some thoughts on 'enthusiasm' and the election," tweeted Amy Walter, the Cook Political Report's ace analyst of House races. What I and, I suspect, others expected to follow was a discussion of how voters' enthusiasm, positive or negative, tends to determine who wins elections, especially in off-year elections, when turnout is more ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- It is a sign of the times -- the kind involving the seven-horned beast, and the rain of fire, and the end of days -- that recent news has been dominated by Kanye, Stormy and the misogynist boor who is president of these United States. It would be a circus if it were not a crime scene, complete with credible accusations of financial...Read more
JERUSALEM -- Major media are now reporting that the Saudis are "preparing" to admit that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a columnist for The Washington Post, died in their consulate in Istanbul, as the result of an interrogation gone wrong. Odds are good that admittance will never come.
The Saudi's response, whatever it is, will likely not ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Early in his Marine Corps career, which he concluded as a four-star general, Walt Boomer was decorated for valor in Vietnam. He distilled into three words the lesson of that debacle: "Tell the truth." Max Hastings, an eminent British journalist and historian, has done that in a book that is a painful but perhaps inoculating re-...Read more
The metaphors don't get any better (or worse) than this:
A van carrying Hillary Clinton, fresh from throwing her #MeToo sisters under the bus this weekend, crashed into a parking garage pillar on the way to a New Jersey campaign fundraiser Tuesday for beleaguered Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez. At her side was Huma Abedin, who is divorcing ...Read more