The Corner

Another Hillary whopper — sort of

After this morning’s Armed Services hearing, a reader draws attention to another timely Hillary topic:

I realize Petraeus is the main topic of the day, But Hillary’s biggest whopper was today was her call on Bush to boycott the opening Olympic ceremonies because of China’s human rights abuses in Tibet.  These same abuses didn’t cause Hillary and Bill to boycott campaign donations from Chinese bankers or sales of missle technology to China…[T]ibet needs to be addressed, but I don’t want to hear that from Hillary.  I’d rather hear a drunk driving lecture from Ted Kennedy.  I’d rather hear advice from Eliot Spitzer on how to treat a lady. 

Well, it’s not exactly a “whopper,” but it is definitely an excellent point. I wonder whether Hillary supports the restoration of U.S. funding for the United Nations Population Fund, considering its documented cooperation with Chinese authorities in their coercive population-control policies?

Most Popular

White House

More Evidence the Guardrails Are Gone

At the end of last month, just as the news of the Ukraine scandal started dominating the news cycle, I argued that we're seeing evidence that the guardrails that staff had placed around Donald Trump's worst instincts were in the process of breaking down. When Trump's staff was at its best, it was possible to draw ... Read More
Politics & Policy

Elizabeth Warren Is Not Honest

If you want to run for office, political consultants will hammer away at one point: Tell stories. People respond to stories. We’ve been a story-telling species since our fur-clad ancestors gathered around campfires. Don’t cite statistics. No one can remember statistics. Make it human. Make it relatable. ... Read More
World

Is America Becoming Sinicized?

A little over 40 years ago, Chinese Communist strongman and reformer Deng Xiaoping began 15 years of sweeping economic reforms. They were designed to end the disastrous, even murderous planned economy of Mao Zedong, who died in 1976. The results of Deng’s revolution astonished the world. In four decades, ... Read More
Economy & Business

Andrew Yang, Snake Oil Salesman

Andrew Yang, the tech entrepreneur and gadfly, has definitely cleared the bar for a successful cause candidate. Not only has he exceeded expectations for his polling and fundraising, not only has he developed a cult following, not only has he got people talking about his signature idea, the universal basic ... Read More