Jonah, you’re absolutely right that Biden meant no harm by what he said about Indian-Americans running convenience stores, and did no harm — after all, Apu has been running the Kwik-E-Mart for what, 15 years now? But what this brings to mind is just how lucky we are that Biden is going to run for president. Pundits from Joe Klein to Arianna Huffington have been bemoaning the departure from the scene of the straight-talking, unfiltered, authentic candidate. Why? They have Biden, a politician who comes at you entirely unfiltered. The problem with the Klein-Huffington “we want authenticity” complaint is that candidates demonstrate something by showing the self-discipline necessary not to shoot themselves in the foot. Biden’s verbal sloppiness renders him electorally unfit. But what fun fun fun!
When word leaked in 2005 that the New York Times was digging into the details of the adoptions of then-Supreme Court nominee John Roberts’s two children, the non-partisan National Council for Adoption issued a scathing denunciation of the Times’ “abject invasion of privacy [that] shows a shameful disregard ... Read More
First, Joe Biden’s Praetorian Guard argued that the New York Post’s Hunter Biden scoop was “Russian disinformation.” The DOJ, FBI, and DNI each publicly disagreed. No one in the Biden camp has denied the veracity of a single email thus far. Yet, as of this writing, the Post’s Twitter account is still ... Read More
It should by now be clear to Americans that to say in earshot of the public that something is “not going to happen” is to tempt the political gods. There was “no way” that Donald Trump was going to become the Republican nominee, let alone the president of the United States. There was “no way” that ... Read More
Joe Biden’s tax plan is based on a deathless myth: that taxes are actually paid in economic terms by those upon whom they legally fall. The obviousness of this nonsense is clear enough if you put the proposition into plain English: “Don’t you worry, now, we’re not going to raise taxes on you, Bubba — ... Read More
The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously advanced Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination at its executive business meeting on Thursday in a 12-0 vote with no Democrats present. The ten Democratic senators on the panel announced they would boycott the Thursday markup in protest of the ... Read More