Repent in Prison, Leslie Van Houten


“If the word ‘Manson’ was not attached to Leslie, she would have been out 20 years ago,” attorney Richard Pfeiffer told me about his client, convicted Manson “family” killer Leslie Van Houten, who is serving a life sentence for her role in two 1969 murders. On Friday, Gov. Jerry Brown reversed a parole board recommendation […]

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Rep. Hank Johnson’s Jewish Pests


When you compare Jews to termites, the implication is that what is wanting is a call to the exterminator. So, when Georgia Congressman Hank Johnson (D) compared the Jews of Judea and Samaria to termites, you would naturally think that the Anti-Defamation League would criticize his remark as somewhat more horrendous than “unhelpful.” It was […]

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The Seven Stages of Bernie’s Suckers


You poor saps. You went to bed with Bernie, and woke up with Hillary. You wanted a relationship, and all he wanted was a one-night stand. He promised you a revolution, but never used his weapons. So now you are standing at the altar betrayed by your runaway groom, wondering where did it all go wrong. Disillusioned and frightened, left alone by […]

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Maryland’s Soviet Liquor County


Maryland’s Montgomery County is a nice place. Its western border runs along the Potomac River, and its southern territory abuts Washington, D.C. Many folks who work in the district settle in Bethesda and other parts of Montgomery County, as the schools tend to be better and the property prices lower. It is Maryland’s richest county, […]

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Donald Trump: The Conservative FDR


Amity Shlaes, as usual, has gotten it right. Ms. Shlaes is author of a terrific book I read several years back titled The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression and is now a presidential scholar at King’s College. In listening to Donald Trump’s acceptance speech, Shlaes, writing in the Wall Street Journal, […]

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There Is a Term for This Behavior


Washington I have coined another neologism to go along with those I have coined over the years. For instance, Kultursmog for a political culture utterly polluted by the left’s politics, Black Cat News Story for a news story that the mainstream media hope will sink a conservative candidate, Boy Clinton for you know who, Bruno […]

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NBA Commissioner Puts North Carolina in Play for Hillary


As goes North Carolina so goes the nation? It is hard to imagine a scenario in which Donald Trump and the Republicans can win the election in November if they lose the Tar Heel State. With this as a backdrop, we are witnessing an incredible moment in the history of sports and politics in which […]

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Legitimizing Despots


Reforming United Nations institutions is often a fool’s errand. Yet, the Obama Administration chooses to draw no lessons from its attempt to improve the UN Human Rights Council, which just concluded its 10th anniversary session this month. Ten years ago, the Human Rights Council was formed to replace its corrupt and discredited predecessor, the Human […]

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Dems Busting Airbnb


The battle over Airbnb is taking center stage at the Democratic National Convention. The fight is emblematic of the dispute between Republicans and Democrats over who should steer the economy: government regulators, on the one hand, or consumers and business innovators on the other. Democrats are attacking Airbnb and similar Internet sites that enable people to earn […]

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10 Reasons Why I Will Never Vote for Hillary Clinton


Under normal circumstances, a Republican wouldn’t feel compelled to explain why he wouldn’t vote for Hillary Clinton. But 2016 is a year like no other. And in this year like no other, it has become an article of faith among supporters of Donald Trump that a refusal to vote for their man is a vote […]

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