So the Upper School Director of a prominent Santa Monica private high school has asked me to appear at an assembly on current politics to represent the conservative point of view. That she had to cast her net so wide as to find me gives you an idea of just how liberal this school is — many noted entertainment industry people send their kids there. More than likely, I will be the only conservative in the room, if not the zip code. Meanwhile, representing the liberal point-of-view will be Jeff Berman, West Coast director for PFAW, Yale Law grad, and former aide to Chuck Schumer. Does anyone want a clock that’s been cleaned? Because I am guessing I will have one by mid-morning Wednesday. I am, it should be noted, not an opinion professional. I will be funnier than Mr. Berman, and, one assumes, taller, but I have a lot of studying to do between now and then to adequately rep our side. (I do have the benefit of being in the right.) My policy director, Chris the formerly annoying friend, will help prep me, but so far our best idea is to fly Ramesh out here and hope people believe he’s me.
Attention, journalists of America: Time is running out! You have under three weeks left to publish your last batch of over-the-top pre-election puff pieces on Texas Democrat/cross-country liberal sensation/wing-and-a-prayer Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke! It is here that we must face the difficult truth: ... Read More
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) has been telling a story for years. It’s a deeply romantic story about her parents and their young love, fraught with the familial bigotry of an earlier time. Here’s how she told it this week in a video she released in preparation for her 2020 run: My daddy always said he ... Read More
Two Republican candidates for state office in Minnesota have been physically assaulted in recent days, leading prominent Republican lawmakers to caution their Democratic colleagues against employing inflammatory rhetoric. Republican state representative Sarah Anderson was punched in the arm last week after ... Read More
Way back in January, I went through the then-34 seats where a Republican incumbent was retiring and concluded that most were in deeply red districts and not likely to flip to Democrats. Pollsters and media organizations are less inclined to conduct surveys of House races, both because there’s less public ... Read More
The metaphors don’t get any better (or worse) than this: A van carrying Hillary Clinton, fresh from throwing her Me Too sisters under the bus this weekend, crashed into a parking-garage pillar on the way to a New Jersey campaign fundraiser Tuesday for beleaguered Democratic senator Bob Menendez. At her side was ... Read More