I’m in Portland to give a talk on water rights at Lewis & Clark College tomorrow, and arrived just in time to witness the “Occupy Portland” protest in solidarity with the “Occupy Wall Street” protests in New York. The message of the protest is, if anything, quite diffuse. There are lots of signs disparaging Wall Street and greed (“People before profits,” etc.), but lots of other random stuff as well, including signs advocating, peace, democracy, drug legalization, anarchy, universal health care, education funding, solidarity with Central America, and even “End the Fed.” It’s almost a protest just for the sake of protesting. To the organizers credit, however, they made real efforts to quell any talk of violence, including property destruction.
As I write on Friday, the restraining order hasn’t come down yet. But it’s just a matter of time. Some federal district judge, somewhere in the United States, will soon issue an injunction blocking enforcement of the Trump administration’s restrictions on asylum applications. The restrictions come in the ... Read More
Back in 2016, when Trump refused to say he’d necessarily accept the result if he lost, we were told that this was a terrible violation of democratic norms. Now, refusing to accept that you lost an election is the highest form of patriotism. Not only are the media and the Left not pressuring Stacey Abrams to ... Read More
Wednesday was a scary evening for the Fox News host and his family. Read More
Storyline A: "We didn’t lose!" Storyline B: "If we did lose, it’s because you’re a racist!" The Democratic party’s transformation into an undergraduate intersectionality seminar at Oberlin is proceeding at a remarkable pace. The party’s current strategy is to scream “Racist!” at people voting for ... Read More
The Florida Senate race is extremely close. As the formal recount begins, the final preliminary vote tally due at noon Saturday had Republican candidate Governor Rick Scott ahead of Democratic senator Bill Nelson by 12,562 out of over 8 million votes cast. In recent days, much attention has focused on Democrat ... Read More