The Other McCain

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

The Demographics of Envy

“No one has been through the fire more so than our congressperson, and we in the district have sent him back because we have faith in him, and that he has our interests in mind, and quite frankly he’s one of us.” — Keith L. T. Wright, co-chairman of the New York Democratic Party, praising […]

Remember When Nancy Pelosi Promised Democrats Were Going to Clean Up the ‘Culture of Corruption’ in Washington?

Charlie Rangel: Guilty! Guilty! Guilty! And now he’s going to get a very serious wrist-slapping: The House ethics committee’s chief counsel recommended Thursday that veteran Rep. Charles Rangel be censured for financial and fundraising misconduct as lawmakers neared closure on an embarrassing 2½-year-long scandal. . . . Rangel on Tuesday was found guilty of 11 […]

Charlie Rangel: Guilty! Guilty! Guilty!

Even his fellow Democrats can’t deny he’s a crook. Isn’t it amazing that a guy who’s been in Congress since 1971 — and indeed was chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee — still manages to claim victimhood? “How can anyone have confidence in the decision of the ethics subcommittee when I was […]

Liberal Attacks Reporter at Rally, Because Dissent Is the Highest Form of Patriotism

And violence is the new anti-violence: The reporter, Emily Miller, was first hit from behind while she was taping Rangel as the Harlem congressman glad-handed supporters in front of the Lincoln Memorial. Miss Miller is heard on the video saying, “Please don’t hit me.” The protester proceeds to yell at the reporter, “Well get out […]

Constituent Says Corruption ‘Regular Practice’ in Charlie Rangel’s District

Not like there’s any risk he could be voted out of office: The charges against the 80-year-old Democrat include allegations he traded favors for donations to a program he founded at City College of New York, improperly obtained a rent- stabilized apartment and failed to report income from a Caribbean vacation home. “In Harlem, he’s […]

New York vs. Chicago: If Charlie Rangel Resigns, Will Hillary Clinton Be Next?

Obama suggests it is time for Charlie Rangel to end his career with “dignity,” which prompts some musings by my friend Bob Engstrom: New York is the home of Hillary Clinton and the state invested heavily in her 2008 run. Grudges between the New York and Chicago factions run deep over Obama’s DNC convention victory over […]

Wrangling Justice For Rangel

by Smitty Gateway Pundit links the NYT article on Rangel’s conviction for finding unprecedented ways and unethical means to get his flesh down to the Caribbean. About the only bigger argument in favor of term limits in the Congress is the Wicked Witch of the West herself. Nancy, though, hasn’t had the privilege of making […]