MISSISSIPPI’S UGLY SENATE RUNOFF ELECTION

On Tuesday, there will be a runoff election for the U.S. Senate in Mississippi, between the unelected incumbent, Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith and Democrat Mike Espy. The first round was a virtual tie between them, with both getting about 40% of the vote.  The fact that about 90% of the remaining vote was given to a second Republican candidate told me Ms. Hyde-Smith was a shoo-in for this...

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TRUMP’S MEXICO/MIGRANT DEAL: NECESSARY, BENEFICIAL…AND PROBABLY DUE TO THE THREAT OF A CLOSED BORDER

Interesting how quickly the incoming President of Mexico agreed to a deal on “migrant caravans”…once Mr. Trump made it clear he was seriously considering a complete shutdown of the border. From Tal Axelrod’s article at thehill.com: Mexico’s incoming administration has agreed to support a new policy from the Trump White House that would require migrants seeking asylum to...

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THE TAX CUT/TAX REVENUE INCREASE PHENOMENON. AGAIN.

It happened in the 1980s under Reagan. And now it is happening again, in 2018, under Trump. Excerpted from Andrew Malcolm’s article at hotair.com: Unemployment is at an historic low. Employment is at an all-time high. Wagers are growing after years of stagnation. And now from all that increased economic activity, the federal government has just reported historic record tax revenues in...

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THE PLANTATION SCHOOLS: JOHN C. GOODMAN’S MUST-READ

Let me start by objecting to the title of John C. Goodman’s latest commentary at townhall.com. “The Liberal Plantation” is incorrect.  There is nothing -and I do mean nothing – liberal about the intolerant left wing drones he writes about. That said, the points Mr. Goodman makes about what has happened to quality of life – and especially public education – in...

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AS LONG AS SHE’S “TRANSFORMING” GERMANY….

…Angela Merkel apparently has decided “why should we be the only one?”. From Virginia Hale’s article at breitbart.com: German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that European Union (EU) member states must be prepared to transfer powers over to Brussels at a debate on the ‘tensions’ between globalisation and national sovereignty. “Nation states must today be prepared...

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THE CARTOONS OF THE WEEK

As regular readers know, I particularly enjoy the compilation of cartoons powerlineblog.com’s Steven Hayward puts together each week, and often put up a sampling of them. This week’s supply is especially good. Click here to see them all….but, for now, here’s just a small sampling:

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THE QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today’s quote comes to us from Hillary Clinton.  It involves “migration”. According to Patrick Wintour’s article in The Guardian of London…”In an interview with the Guardian, the former Democratic presidential candidate praised the generosity shown by the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, but suggested immigration was inflaming voters and contributed to the...

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HOW A LEFT WING DUPE (OR DOPE – YOUR CHOICE) RATIONALIZES ANTI-SEMITISM

As you probably are not aware – because mainstream media decline to tell you about it – Teresa Shook, who founded The Woman’s March, has asked that linda sarsour and tamika mallory, among other co-chairs of the movement – step down, because they “have a relationship with” the murderous terrorist group hamas and career racist/anti-Semite louis farrakhan. Well...

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SPEAKER PELOSI: ROUND II?

Based on Mike DiBonis and Robert Costa’s exercise in fawning adoration for the Washington Post, it is looking more and more like Nancy Pelosi – the now-78 year old long-time San Francisco Democrat – will again be Speaker of the House. No new blood.  No passing of the torch.  Just Round II of the same old same old. Yes, this is the same Nancy Pelosi whose first reign as speaker...

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THE CLINTON FOUNDATION: WHEN IT HAS NO INFLUENCE TO PEDDLE

This is an easy blog to write, because all I have to do is put up how much money was contributed to the Clinton foundation when Hillary Clinton – the presidential heir-apparent – had influence to peddle,  and after she lost the election: Here are the numbers: -2016 Contributions: $135,400,000 -2017 Contributions (after losing the presidency: $22,800,000 Oops.  Now that there is no...

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HOW PC-NUTS IS HOLLYWOOD?

This PC-nuts. Excerpted from Matt Donnelly’s article in Variety: The controversy over Viggo Mortensen’s use of the N-word during a recent Q&A for his movie “Green Book” appears to be over, but can he and the film recover enough to emerge as a genuine awards contender? In the immediate days following the incident, glowing profiles in the likes of USA Today (“Finally, an Oscar...

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FOR THE FOLKS WHO CONDEMNED PRESIDENT TRUMP’S COMMENTS ABOUT CALIFORNIA FOREST MANAGEMENT….

….you might want to read this article, by Paul Rogers of the Santa Cruz Sentinel, which was originally published on August 23 – months before forest fires inundated much of California and wreaked such horrific human and property devastation. A key excerpt: Faced with the worst summer fire season in 10 years, Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing broad new changes to California’s logging...

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ERIC SWALLWELL AND CINDY HYDE-SMITH: A STUDY IN NEWS COVERAGE OF BONEHEAD REMARKS

Two bonehead remarks, two different examples of news coverage. First, take a look at these tweets – they are real, not imagined, consist of some objecting to Rep. Eric Swallwell (D-CA) suggesting that guns be confiscated by the government, and Swallwell’s response: Joe Biggs‏Verified account @Rambobiggs Nov 16 More Joe Biggs Retweeted John Cardillo So basically...

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THE NEW ASYLUM POLICY?

So now, after U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar’s ruling that President Trump cannot block asylum for people who enter the country illegally, how does he intend to handle this issue? The answer is that he intends to prevent them from getting in. From Nick Miroff, Joshua Partlow and Josh Dawsey’s article for the Washington Post: Central Americans who arrive at U.S. border crossings seeking...

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THE QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today’s quote – actually, there are two of them – comes to us from Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, John Roberts…and then, President Trump. As you are probably aware,  after U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar ruled against President Trump’s order to, at least temporarily, ban asylum for illegals who cross the southern border. This, of course, did not sit well with...

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