The Other McCain

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

#CPAC2017 Donald Trump Redefines Rhetoric; George Will Hardest Hit

by Smitty [View the story “The Trump Stream of Consciousness” on Storify] Hinderaker offers the video and a slightly more favorable take.

#CPAC2017 Undeserved Victory Lap

by Smitty Lukas and I swung by so that I could check in at CPAC. This is the bumper on the truck made famous by Stacy in an earlier post. We were at CPAC seven years ago  (Feb 19, 2010) when I got to ask now-VP Pence a question on Paul Ryan’s Roadmap Plan. What […]

To Milo or Not to Milo?

That is the question. When the Milo Yiannopedophiliapoulos controversy erupted over the weekend, I was busy working on a 4,000-word post about a radical feminist that I didn’t finish until Monday. Then CPAC disinvited him Monday, and today Milo resigned from Breitbart, and all of this controversy went thermonuclear while I was too busy on […]

#FreeStacy #CPAC2016: I’ve Got Friends in Low Places (and Everywhere Else)

  NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland Everybody at CPAC is talking Trump (his supporters walked out on Ted Cruz) but I find it impossible to get excited about the presidential campaign. As I pointed out in my column at The American Spectator, Andrew Breitbart always said, “Politics is downstream from culture.” If conservatives will not fight on […]

#CPAC2016 Trump Pulls Out

Unexpectedly: Donald Trump has pulled out of the Conservative Political Action Conference on Saturday, opting to campaign in Kansas and Florida instead. The Trump campaign released a statement to reporters announcing that it would be in “Witchita, Kanasas [sic] for a major rally on Saturday prior to Caucus.” “He will also be speaking at the […]

#FreeStacy #CPAC2016 ‘Free Speech Should Flourish’ #DontTreadOnTheNet

  NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland Interesting headline today: ‘Free speech should flourish’: Jewish head of Oberlin college defends his decision not to sack female professor who claimed Jews were behind 9/11 attacks You will recall that students at Oberlin College (annual tuition of $50,586) consider themselves victims of “imperialism, white supremacy, capitalism, ableism, and a cissexist heteropatriarchy.” […]

#CPAC2016: Trumpsters and RINOs and Immunity for Witnesses, Oh, My!

  NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland Last night, the annual “RINOcon” party gathered at the Public House here, and I arrived late, having first stopped by National Pastime to have refreshments with Jazz Shaw and Ed Morrissey of Hot Air. We discussed the latest news: Justice Dept. grants immunity to staffer who set up Clinton email server […]

#FreeStacy #CPAC2016: Because ‘Freedom of Expression Is Essential’

  Hitting the road tonight, folks! For the 11th consecutive year, I’ll be covering the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) this week at National Harbor. The big political news today is that Ben Carson appears to be out of the GOP campaign, but will speak Friday at CPAC, while Mitt Romney plans to use his […]

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