Flynn Files
Flynn Files
by | Jan 24, 2020

A political Halley’s Comet flew over the Capitol this week. Even politics junkies averted their gaze. The Senate impeachment trial of a sitting president, just the third such event in the history of the republic, strangely acted as soporific rather…

by | Jan 17, 2020

This is not a constitutional crisis. But it plays one on TV. “Do me a favor?,” Nancy Pelosi paraphrased the president’s call to the Ukrainian leader. She then, paraphrasing The Irishman, translated the first question as, “Do you paint houses,…

by | Jan 10, 2020

Jillian Michaels committed the worst of 2020 sins. She spoke the truth. “Why are we celebrating her body?,” the trainer answered by asking to a question about pop singer Lizzo. “Why does it matter? Why aren’t we celebrating her music?…

by | Jan 3, 2020

Joe Biden’s “ancestors who worked in the coal mines in Northeast Pennsylvania and would come up after 12 hours and play football for four hours” frown upon his plan for miners to transition to code from coal. So do Neil…

by | Dec 31, 2019

A transgender “man” just gave birth to a child named Jamie in Great Britain fathered by a transgender “woman.” This seems a fitting coda to the 2010s. The decade in search of an identity passes mercifully at midnight. It began…

by | Dec 27, 2019

The military naming a ship after a gay-rights icon that it forced from its ranks because of his homosexuality makes for a tempting story. That it is false did not stop the most powerful media outlets in the United States…

by | Dec 20, 2019

More than 700 intellectuals signed a “Historians’ Statement on the Impeachment of Donald Trump,” released on Monday. By Wednesday, 230 Democrats voted to impeach the president. Good historians can separate the causal from the coincidental. “It is our considered judgment…

by | Dec 13, 2019

’Tis the season when we celebrate a divine redeemer, Jesus Christ Greta Thunberg, descending to Earth to save fallen man. If the world gave Greta a Peloton instead of praise this Christmas, all would benefit. In honoring Thunberg as the…

by | Dec 6, 2019

A Harvard fop, an Almira Gulch impersonator, and a warlock who, through table rappings, a Ouija board, or some other means of communication with the spirit world, revealed that the Founders all agree with Maxine Waters on Donald Trump’s impeachment…

by | Nov 29, 2019

The Oxford Dictionary selected “climate emergency” as its “word of the year.” Wordsmiths not grasping the difference between singular and plural surely indicate an emergency of some sort. So, too, does the growing propensity of words to describe the speaker…

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