Daily Archives: December 14, 2016

Fidel and cognitive dissonance

James Lileks of National Review has a little fun with Fidel’s fans. Many of the eulogies suffered from a curious dissonance. Whom do we still mourn? JFK, cut down by a time-traveling Trump supporter. Whom did JFK want to overthrow? Fidel. What did everyone accuse Ronald Reagan of wanting? Nuclear war. What did Fidel actuallyContinue Reading






Putting climate alarmism in perspective

Oren Cass‘ latest contribution to the print edition of National Review focuses on President-elect Donald Trump’s views about global warming. Within that larger narrative, Cass offers information that ought to help cool the heated rhetoric surrounding climate change. The Obama administration’s own “Social Cost of Carbon” analysis, developed to demonstrate the enormous cost of climateContinue Reading






EPA: Fracking’s lack of effect on water isn’t something we can’t not negate

BEATRICE: O, on my soul, my cousin is belied! BENEDICK: Lady, were you her bedfellow last night? BEATRICE: No, truly not; although, until last night, I have this twelvemonth been her bedfellow. LEONATO: Confirm’d, confirm’d! O, that is stronger made which was before barr’d up with ribs of iron! — William Shakespeare, Much Ado AboutContinue Reading






Federalist column opts for simple solution to Obamacare problem

Robert Tracinski uses a Federalist column to urge a simple approach to repealing the Affordable Care Act. Now Republicans are about to have control of the House, the Senate, and the presidency. There is nothing to stop them from dismantling Obamacare. So naturally they’re figuring out how to blow it. Their new approach is calledContinue Reading






Not much faith in the ‘faithless elector’ scenario

Salena Zito explains in a Washington Examiner column why forces opposed to Donald Trump should not rely on the Electoral College to do their work for them. Some in Washington and others on social media are speculating that President-elect Trump is on the cusp of a tidal wave of “faithless electors” defecting from their pledges.Continue Reading






Scuttling Shakespeare

He’s only the greatest writer in the history of the English language, so we shouldn’t be too shocked to learn that William Shakespeare means little to students at the University of Pennsylvania. Blake Neff of the Daily Caller reports. Students at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) have removed a portrait of William Shakespeare and replacedContinue Reading






National Review editor hunts for hyperbole

Rich Lowry of National Review tackles one of the political left’s more laughable claims involving President-elect Donald Trump’s new administration. President-elect Donald Trump has already committed a grave offense against our system of government by forming a “junta,” according to his critics. The Trump junta consists of three former generals whom the president-elect has tappedContinue Reading






Orwell proves prescient

Victor Davis Hanson‘s latest column at National Review Online compares the United States to George Orwell’s Animal Farm. Given the political sympathies and self-interest of the present mainstream media and cultural elite, when the Obama administration came into power in 2009, we crossed out prior, out-of-power edicts and wrote new establishment versions in their placeContinue Reading