The Other McCain

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

Chicago Votes for More Crime

Some of us hoped, when Chicago voted Mayor Frogface out of office in the Democratic primary, that the city had finally come to its senses. But the runoff election proves Chicago is irredeemably lost: The residents of the Windy City were offered a choice between someone who wanted to rebuild the Chicago PD and bring […]

CPAC 2023: Why Not This Guy?

NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland Vivek Ramaswamy is the longest of long shots among 2024 Republican presidential candidates, but anyone who knows me, knows I love an underdog. The official results of the 2010 midterms hadn’t been counted before I jumped aboard the “Cain Train,” backing Herman Cain’s 2012 campaign, which nobody gave a chance until, a […]

Good-Bye, Mayor Frogface! Lightfoot Places Third in Chicago Reelection Bid

The pioneering Amphibian-American got less than 20% of the vote in her effort to win another four years in office to wreck Chicago: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot lost her bid for re-election Tuesday, ending her historic run as the city’s first Black woman and first openly gay person to serve in the position. Lightfoot, a […]

#TwitterGate Update: Shadowbanning Is Real, and Vijaya Gadde Lied About It

Vijaya Gadde became a multimillionaire working for Twitter, and apparently part of her job — why she got paid the big bucks — was to conceal the facts about how Twitter employees were manipulating their platform to suppress facts and opinions that Twitter employees didn’t like. Evita Duffy recounts at Twitter: Remember all the times […]

#TWITTERGATE: Elon Musk Exposes Twitter’s 2020 Election Interference

One of the things Elon Musk bought for $44 billion was proprietary rights to Twitter’s internal communications and — whoo, doggies! — what a treasure trove it proves to be: Elon Musk’s Twitter released internal discussions about censoring the Hunter Biden laptop story Friday night via journalist Matt Taibbi. The documents reveal widespread internal and […]

Lauren Boebert Reelected

For some reason — I don’t know, I barely pay attention to this kind of stuff — Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert is the one Republican that Democrats most hoped to beat this year. And . . . nope: Democrat Adam Frisch announced Friday that he had called GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert and conceded the race […]

Our Long National Nightmare Is Over: Republicans Win House Majority

It shouldn’t take an entire week to count the votes — Florida, notably, counted all theirs in about four hours — but at last it’s done: It is now official. Republicans have won the House of Representatives. According to Decision Desk HQ, the GOP will hold at least 218 seats following yet another race called […]

Why Vote-By-Mail Is The End Of The Republic

by Smitty Hypothetically speaking (not purely, I had anecdotal awareness of at least one occurrence a few election cycles ago), one can use ballots sent to addresses in multiple states to vote more than once in an election. Who would know? So, what is to prevent some wiseguy from registering in every state that automatically […]

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