I don’t read Ryan Sager regularly, in large part because I think his anti-NR and pro-libertarian schtick is too often factually and logically impaired. But I stumbled on this column (Via NoLeftTurns ) and I see that he’s concerned that “government-loving” Wal-Mart shoppers may leave the GOP and go to their “natural home” in the Democratic Party. One could argue with some of his column and agree with other bits, but in general it does raise the amusing irony: For a couple years now Sager has reflexively insisted that the GOP should become more libertarian — something I’m sympathetic to, by the way — (and often questions the bona fides of conservatives who disagree) but this is the first time I’ve noticed him acknowledging the fact that doing so isn’t necessarily smart politics.
It’s time to put a conspiracy theory to rest. It’s time to debunk a hoax. The conspiracy theory goes like this: The Trump-Russia investigation from its inception represented an attempt by Hillary Clinton’s allies in the federal government to intervene in the election to help Clinton. Everything that has ... Read More
Conservatives do not do well in the cities. We assume, strangely, that this indicates a problem with the cities rather than a problem with . . . us. We may as well be trying to sell New York City and Los Angeles Edsels full of New Coke -- and cursing the consumers for being too thick to appreciate what we are ... Read More
The president wants them away from the border. Read More
The initial warning is given before Vice even starts, in an onscreen note: It’s a “true story,” we’re told. But it’s hard to be strictly factually accurate, the note adds, because Dick Cheney is such a secretive bastard. So it’s really Cheney’s fault if anything in the movie happens to be ... Read More
Congratulations to Kyler Murray for winning the Heisman -- and in a year during which Tua Tagovailoa was playing football, no less. And all shame to Scott Gleeson, of USA Today, who waited until the exact moment that Murray had been selected for the award before amplifying a national shaming campaign that had ... Read More
The federal government has discovered a massive new reserve of oil and natural gas in Texas and New Mexico that it says has the “largest continuous oil and gas resource potential ever assessed.” "Christmas came a few weeks early this year," Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke said of the new reserve, ... Read More