The Other McCain

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

Everybody Loves the $3.5 Trillion Boondoggle, Says Nancy Pelosi’s Pollster

Nancy Pelosi’s massive spending bill is very popular, according to no less an authority on public opinion than . . . Nancy Pelosi: New Poll: Overwhelming Majority of Americans Support Build Back Better Act An overwhelming majority of Americans, independents, and even four-in-ten Republicans back President Biden and House Democrats’ plan to cut taxes for […]

Fact Check: Were 2020 Polls ‘Rigged’? Is There Even Any Need to Ask Anymore?

In Goldfinger, the eponymous villain tells James Bond: “Mr Bond, they have a saying in Chicago: ‘Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it’s enemy action’.” This is a fair appraisal of the alleged “mistakes” in 2020 presidential polls, as John Nolte explains: Most pollsters, including all the media pollsters, blew 2016 and […]

Election Eve Prediction Time

  Don’t know who created that meme, I just saw it on Twitter. Election Day is tomorrow, and the time for making predictions is running out. Also, I’m running past deadline on a 2,500-word piece for the print edition of The American Spectator, in which I evaluate the prospects of a post-election civil war. (Spoiler: […]

Damn It, Iowa — No Hope Allowed!

As I have explained, maintaining my mental health during the final weeks of the campaign requires me to avoid anything that might give me hope that Donald Trump could be elected. This is actually easy, given how most polls show Joe Biden cruising to a landslide victory. The NBC/Wall Street Journal poll has Biden winning […]

Keep Calm and Vote Trump

Yesterday was a tough day for me. Everything — and I mean, absolutely everything — I saw in the news pointed toward a Biden win. But I am a professional journalist, and I’m not supposed to care who wins elections. It shouldn’t make a dime’s worth of difference to me whether President Trump is re-elected, […]

Joe Biden Is Not Barack Obama (and Other Truths the Media Elite Can’t See)

In 2016, Donald Trump got 62.9 million votes, or about 2 million more votes than Mitt Romney got in 2012. Who were those voters? Hillary Clinton sneered at them as “deplorables,” and media elites have spent the past four years trying to pretend those voters don’t matter. You see evidence of that kind of make-believe […]

Can Joe Biden Really Win This Way?

As campaign strategy, does this even make sense? Joe Biden is still refusing to discuss an exposé by the New York Post alleging the former vice president’s youngest son, Hunter, leveraged his ties to the Obama administration for the benefit of a Ukrainian natural gas conglomerate. The Democrat nominee, who has long struggled to explain […]

An Important Anniversary

On this date — Oct. 8 — four years ago, in wake of the Access Hollywood tape release (“grab ’em by the p***y”), I pronounced this an “unrecoverable error.” The election was effectively over, and there was no way that Donald Trump could be elected president. Never have I been so confident of any prediction, […]

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