The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Democrats Use Kavanaugh Nomination in Congressional Fundraising Efforts

Many years ago, I checked a box on a website to get email updates from the Democrats and, of course, they sell their email lists, which means that my email inbox is filled up with liberal fundraising appeals, like this one from North Carolina congressional candidate David Brown: Hi Robert, Donald Trump just announced that […]

Politics 101: Can Democrats Win?

  During CPAC last weekend, several people asked my opinion of the chances of Democrats capturing a congressional majority in the fall. Obviously, I don’t have any clairvoyant powers. In October 2016, I was convinced that Donald Trump couldn’t possibly be elected. A month later, he proved me wrong. So I claim no special insight […]

Democrats in Disarray and Denial as Schumer Shutdown Exposes Weakness

  Rich Lowry analyzes Sen. Schumer’s miscalculations: The press wasn’t hostile to the Democrats over the shutdown, but it wasn’t uniformly compliant, either. The Left objected to a headline on a New York Times news alert right after the shutdown vote on Friday night: “Senate Democrats blocked passage of a stopgap spending bill to keep […]

Renee Ellmers’ Incoherent Logic

Do we want rapists to be prosecuted for their crimes? Yes. How can rapists be prosecuted, if their victims don’t report the crime? They can’t. It would seem logical, therefore, that anyone who wants to prevent rape would be in favor of incentives that encourage victims to report these crimes to police. But good luck […]

The #MarchForLife2015 Thread

WASHINGTON, D.C. The lobby and corridors of this hotel were crowded with Catholic school kids when we checked in yesterday. St. Vincent de Paul of Perryville, Missouri, was the most visible contingent — dozens of kids wearing blue-and-gold letterman’s jackets — but the annual March for Life brings groups from all around the country, not […]

Chilling With the 114th Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. Greetings from the 21st Amendment Bar & Grill at the Holiday Inn Capitol. I just got back from “A Reception & Salute to the 114th Congress” sponsored by Insight America. The guests of honor were Sen. Tim Scott, Rep. Mia Love and Rep. William Hurd, the three black Republican members of Congress, the […]

#NV04 Gets Interesting

My friend Niger Innis declared himself a candidate for Congress in Nevada’s 4th District today. Niger faces a GOP primary contest against a good conservative, and I’ve got some issues on his immigration policy, but (a) he’s my friend and (b) his candidacy may raise the profile of this key 2014 House race: Republican Niger […]

Big Senate, Little House

by Smitty A quaint notion I had in my youth was that wisdom and age were proportional. The older you got, the wiser you got, the further up the food chain you got. Thus (I was a young squid at the time) by the time one made Admiral, one must really Know. What’s. Up. The […]

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