The Other McCain

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

Trump Trolls His Media Enemies

  Today, while liberal pundits were going wall-to-wall on the cable-news panels denouncing Trump as an obstructor of justice, our Commander-in-Chief flew to Florida and played golf with Rush Limbaugh. That’s a brilliant move. Nothing enrages liberals more than to see conservatives having fun, which is why I try to be ostentatiously happy. Thursday morning, […]

Mueller? Mueller? Mueller?

  Washington, D.C., is going insane in anticipation of today’s release of the Mueller report, but honestly, I find it difficult to care. More than a year ago, I came to the conclusion that Robert Mueller’s “investigation” was actually a cover-up, intended to conceal or distract attention from the real scandal, i.e., that the Obama […]

Somebody Give Breathless Conor Friedersdorf’s Breathlessness A Breath

by Smitty It’s an easy play if a deadline looms in the age of Trump, I suppose: get all literal about some Eminence Orange utterance. Trump’s non-command of the Progressive Era definition of stateman–buries your liberty in legislation, but uses mellifluous tones while doing so–makes targeting him trivial. Which brings us to young Conor of […]

‘Henry Greenberg’ and the Deep State Conspiracy Against Donald Trump

  Michael Caputo, a longtime Trump associate whose life was wrecked by the Mueller investigation, called attention to an important fact this morning in an appearance on the Fox News Channel: Caputo said that a man identifying himself as a Russian-American named “Henry Greenberg” called him one day from Miami, “offering information [on Hillary Clinton] […]

‘A Painful Gut Punch’ for MSNBC

  For 675 days of the Mueller investigation, Rachel Maddow enjoyed her best-ever ratings, promising her audience of angry Democrats that the special counsel would soon rid America of the unwelcome presidency of Donald J. Trump. For MSNBC viewers, the result was a catastrophe: Last Friday, Robert Mueller turned over the results of his titanic […]

Memo From the National Affairs Desk: Final Wisdom and a Failed Coup

Gonna miss the sunshine and palmettos. LITTLE RIVER, South Carolina Last night, while I was pounding out 1,700 words about the Marianne Williamson presidential campaign, the political world at large was going insane over the conclusion of Robert Mueller’s investigation: For President Donald Trump, the fight over the “witch hunt” is only just beginning. Now […]

‘Russia! Russia! Russia!’

  Tucker Carlson makes an important point about the Mueller probe: So let’s recall, for the record, what the Robert Mueller investigation is about, why we got a special counsel in the first place. The point wasn’t to discover whether the president fudged deductions on his tax returns thirty years ago. It wasn’t to find […]

Democrats and the ‘Sailer Strategy’

  We cannot predict the future, and the 2020 election is still 18 months away. President Trump’s approval numbers appear stable — not necessarily good, but stable — however, if we believed the polls, there was never a chance Trump could have been elected to begin with. Let’s put it this way: If Rahm Emmanuel […]

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