The Other McCain

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


  NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland In the lobby of my hotel, the Young Jewish Conservatives are meeting tonight, and the national media are nowhere in sight because of course, this doesn’t fit the liberal narrative which is that (a) Trump is Hitler and (b) Republicans are Nazis. So many things about CPAC are beyond the perimeter […]

CPAC 2019: #FightOn Video

NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland Today, after the national anthem opened CPAC proceedings in the Potomac Ballroom, they played a five-minute video that captures what it is that conservatives are fighting for, and what we are fighting against. The video was so popular that CPAC officials received requests to make it publicly available on YouTube.   Very […]

CPAC: Another Day, Another Deadline

  NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland After I hit my deadline about midnight, I strolled down Fleet Street to The Public House, where I was hailed by a guy who was talking to a group of college Republicans attending their first CPAC. “This is Stacy McCain — he’s been at 14 consecutive CPACs,” said the guy, whose […]

In The Mailbox: 02.27.19

— compiled by Wombat-socho OVER THE TRANSOM Ninety Miles From Tyranny:  The 90 Miles Mystery Box, Episode #543 EBL: Polar Bear Day Twitchy: Ben Shapiro, Andy Ngo, & Sally Kohn Talk Smolett & Fake Hate Crimes On Dr. Phil Louder With Crowder: Project Veritas – Facebook Engineers Regularly “Deboost” Conservative Pages, Including Steven Crowder RIPPED […]

CPAC 2019: Wednesday Scenes — Don’t Hate Me, I’m Only the Media

The National Affairs Desk for the next four days. NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland Just after 2:30 p.m. today my son dropped me off in front of the hotel and I checked into my room, unloaded my luggage and immediately went over to pick up my media credentials for CPAC. Even though the sign said check-in wouldn’t […]

CPAC 2019: Great Minds Think Alike

  Tuesday night, while I was working on my latest American Spectator column, I kept getting distracted because my office TV was tuned to the A&E Network’s documentary The Trump Dynasty. On the one hand, this was entertaining and informative. I did not realize, for example, that Trump’s grandfather was a German immigrant who made […]

Cohen to Testify Before Congress

Here’s the headline stack on top of the Drudge Report: Cohen to Testify That Trump Engaged in Criminal Conduct While in Office…  Plans to Provide Evidence…  Will describe president’s ‘lies, racism and cheating as private businessman’…  New details?  Echoes of Watergate… Congressman ‘threatens’ Cohen over ‘girlfriends’… RNC: Have fun in prison! Curtain rises on 3 […]

In The Mailbox: 02.26.19

— compiled by Wombat-socho OVER THE TRANSOM 357 Magnum: The Left Thinks We Should Feel Sorry For Smollett EBL: Remember Iwo Jima, also, Desperately Seeking QAnon Twitchy: Occasional Cortex Just Noticed Se. Cornyn’s Mussolini Quote Louder With Crowder: Watch Citizens Eating Out Of Garbage Truck In Socialist Paradise Of Venezuela, also, ABC Disney Pulls Louder […]

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