The Other McCain

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

‘The Powers That Be’: Mike Johnson Elected 56th Speaker of the House

“Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.” — Romans 13:1-2 (KJV) Ending three weeks of leaderless chaos — […]

Anything That Makes Adam Kinzinger Happy Is Objectively Bad for America

In 2021, the Democrat-controlled legislature of Illinois did the nation a huge favor. In redrawing their state’s congressional districts, Illinois legislators lumped together parts of the 16th and 18th districts, thereby setting up a possible Republican primary between two incumbents, Rep. Adam Kinzinger (from the old 16th District) and Rep. Darin LaHood (from the old […]

A Self-Inflicted Disaster as Republicans Vote to Boot Kevin McCarthy as Speaker

Perhaps some of my readers are not sad to see Kevin McCarthy voted out as Speaker of the House. And I’m here to tell you, you’re wrong. Perhaps you recall the scene from Gone With the Wind in which Rhett is helping Scarlett and Melanie escape Atlanta before the Yankee invaders arrive. At one point, […]

House Passes Spending Bill After Democrat (Allegedly) Pulls Fire Alarm

It’s always “allegedly” with these people: Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) allegedly pulled a fire alarm in the United States Capitol complex moments before the House was scheduled to vote on a bill preventing a government shutdown, according to the House Administration Committee. U.S. Capitol Police and the House Administration Committee, which oversees House operations and […]

Idiot Democrat From Houston Doesn’t Have the Faintest Clue Who Bari Weiss Is

How is it that you get yourself elected to Congress and appointed to an important committee, but can’t be bothered to familiarize yourself with the subject matter of a major hearing? If the voters of the 29th District of Texas have any capacity for reflection — notice the word “if” in that phrase — they […]

James Baker’s Amnesia Problem

My podcast partner John Hoge calls attention to the Nixonian quality of the FBI-turned-Twitter-lawyer’s testimony this week: Rep. Jim Jordan asked James Baker, the former FBI general counsel who moved to work at Twitter, whether he communicated with the FBI about the Hunter Biden laptop story before the New York Post was censored on Twitter […]

FINALLY: McCarthy Becomes Speaker

What is normally a pro forma exercise on the first day of the new Congress instead dragged on for four days before reaching its final conclusion in the wee hours of the night: Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) was elected House speaker after midnight Saturday on the 15th round of voting, marking the conclusion of an […]

The Shame of Adam Kinzinger

Last week, Tucker Carlson bid a mocking farewell to Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger who, like Liz Cheney and many others, wrecked his career by succumbing to Trump Derangement Syndrome. As much as I enjoyed Carlson’s mockery — and as much as Kinzinger deserved to be mocked as a “male menopause” sufferer — it does not […]

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