The reason Trump hit just about everyone in the media and punditsphere with the subtlety of a two by four to the back of the head is because we all had convinced ourselves he could not win. It was one of the worst cases of groupthink, herd mentality and confirmation bias we’ve seen in decades…. [Read More]
Politics strictly from the right. None of this namby-pamby, Nancy-pants surrender to liberal culture here. Straight up cocktail party-ruining commentary.
Donald Trump has done conservatives a great service. He has taken tongs, a blowtorch and a sandblaster to the rusted rivets at the joint between the Republican Party and what they call “social conservatives.” He’s blasted it down to the bare metal and exposed something so weak that it was only held together by the… [Read More]
Jim Geraghty called Erick Erickson “insufferable” this morning because he very sharply painted Donald Trump for what he is, and laid out the stark choice for evangelical leaders preparing for their tryst with him. Hey, everybody who’s getting a little tired of the #NeverTrump crowd, contending they make knee-jerk denunciations of anybody who sees a bad situation… [Read More]
Sometimes my 5-year-old wants to sit down and play a game. When we play, he likes to tell me the rules—of course he makes them up as we go. And the rules always end with him winning. In 2010, the Tampa Bay Rays changed their ground (or more properly, air) rules prior to the American… [Read More]
It’s funny, as in “ha ha” funny to hear Trump supporters pooh-pooh the polls in Wisconsin that show Cruz winning handily*. It’s going to be a great night for Ted Cruz.
Coattails are a funny thing. If you’re wearing them, you’re either an old-fashioned magician, attending a prom, into steampunk (you’ll have to look that up if you don’t know what it is), or acting in a historical drama. In any case, you attract lots of attention. Politics also involve coattails. Former Speaker of the House… [Read More]
Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson told ESPN that he’s moving his team to New York in 2017, since there’s a chance a transgender player could be drafted and not be able to use the Panthers’ locker room. “We are troubled by this new law,” Richardson said.
The Associated Press began operation in 1846. News media organizations, once begun, in complete disregard and in spite of our prescriptions of their impending doom, tend to stay around for a very long time. AP correspondent Lawrence Gobright wrote what the Washington Post described as “the most buried lede ever published” on April 14, 1865…. [Read More]
I get more news from Scott Adams’ blog sometimes than the actual “news” organizations. The creator of “Dilbert” is harping on how Trump has successfully undefined the word “conservative” by claiming to be one while holding positions on every side of every issue. Adams calls this “strategic ambiguity.” It’s kind of like Nancy Pelosi saying… [Read More]