• Obama Reminds Us Why Trump Is President

    Obama Reminds Us Why Trump Is President

    “How hard can that be? Saying that Nazis are bad,” former President Barack Obama asked a crowd in Illinois last week.

    Well, probably no harder than saying the words “radical Islam,” I imagine. Or maybe it’s slightly less difficult than not sending billions of dollars to Holocaust-denying terror regimes that have both the means and intent to murder Jews—in 2018, not 1942. And it’s definitely a lot easier than not meeting, posing, and then smiling for a picture with Louis Farrakhan. But thanks for the lecture. READ MORE...

  • Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearings Showcase the Paranoia of the Resistance

    Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearings Showcase the Paranoia of the Resistance

    When cameras at Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court hearing caught sight of a woman named Zina Bash, a Republican lawyer, with her arm resting in a position that allowed her index finger and thumb to almost touch—a purportedly racist gesture—a conspiracy theory broke out on social media, accusing Bash of signaling her support of white nationalism.

    As it turned out, Bash’s background is both Mexican and Jewish, and more importantly, as far as we know, she’s never uttered a prejudiced word in her entire life, much less participated in an alt-right signaling scheme. Of course, even if Bash were a blue-eyed, blond Protestant, the accusation would have been completely bananas. READ MORE...

  • Kavanaugh Hearing Showcases The Paranoia Of The Resistance

    Kavanaugh Hearing Showcases The Paranoia Of The Resistance

    The Supreme Court confirmation hearings show conspiracy theorists aren’t confined to any political party, they’re just treated differently.

    When cameras at Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court hearing caught sight of a woman named Zina Bash, a Republican lawyer, with her arm resting in a position that allowed her index finger and thumb to almost touch—a purportedly racist gesture—a conspiracy theory broke out on social media, accusing Bash of signaling her white nationalist support.

    As it turned out, Bash’s background is both Mexican and Jewish, and more importantly, as far as we know, she’s never uttered a prejudiced word in her entire life, much less participated in an alt-right signaling scheme. Of course, even if Bash had been a blue-eyed, blonde protestant, the accusation would have been completely bananas. READ MORE...

  • J.D. Martinez's Second Amendment Stance Isn't Controversial. It's Patriotic.

    J.D. Martinez’s Second Amendment Stance Isn’t Controversial. It’s Patriotic.

    Someone recently dug up an old pro-Second Amendment Instagram post by Boston Red Sox star J.D. Martinez, in which the potential Triple Crown winner posted a picture of Adolf Hitler featuring the quote, “To conquer a nation, First disarm it’s (sic) citizens.” Martinez captioned the post, “This is why I will always stay strapped! #thetruth.”

    Needless to say, the discovery triggered a torrent of stories about the “controversial” nature of Martinez’s 5-year-old post—because, apparently, disagreeing with a Hitlerian sentiment is now a provocative position. As it turns out, Hitler never said the words in Martinez’s pro-gun meme, although the dictator indisputably embraced a policy of disarming, in both rhetoric and action. READ MORE...

  • The 'Echo Chamber' Isn't A Conspiracy Theory, It's A Fact

    The ‘Echo Chamber’ Isn’t A Conspiracy Theory, It’s A Fact

    When I finally got to the end of a supposed blockbuster piece by the New Yorker’s Adam Entous and Ronan Farrow regarding a dark conspiracy theory that had been spreading within the Trump White House, I was struck by two things: 1) the innocuousness of the memo in question, and 2) how the basis of the memo was plainly true. The piece, in fact, goes a long way in substantiating the memo’s contention about the media, allowing former Obama administration officials and their allies to offer ludicrous claims without even a scintilla of journalistic skepticism. READ MORE...

  • The Latest Ploy Liberals Are Using to Try to Block Kavanaugh

    The Latest Ploy Liberals Are Using to Try to Block Kavanaugh

    Perhaps one day a court will find that Donald Trump conspired with his personal lawyer Michael Cohen to pay nondisclosure agreements meant to silence his mistresses. Perhaps one day the House will impeach Trump for breaking those campaign finance laws, and then maybe the Senate will also remove him from office.

    Those are the mechanisms that have been provided by the Constitution to thwart a president from appointing justices to the Supreme Court. I’m afraid there’s no clause in the document that empowers angsty liberal pundits and politicians to question the legitimacy of duly confirmed justices. READ MORE...

  • There Is Nothing 'Illegitimate' About The Brett Kavanaugh Nomination

    There Is Nothing ‘Illegitimate’ About The Brett Kavanaugh Nomination

    Perhaps one day a court will find that Donald Trump had conspired with his personal lawyer Michael Cohen to pay non-disclosure agreements meant to silence his mistresses. Perhaps one day the House will impeach Trump for breaking those campaign finance laws, and then, maybe the Senate will also remove him from office.

    Those are the mechanisms that have been provided by the Constitution to thwart a president from nominating justices to the Supreme Court. I’m afraid there’s no clause in the document that empowers angst-y liberal pundits and politicians to question the legitimacy of duly confirmed justices. READ MORE...

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