Political Hay
by | Jul 30, 2019

We hear a lot of talk these days about privilege. Privilege is the idea that some social advantage is available to members of only one group and unavailable to everyone else. Most of the claims about privilege are specious, either…

by | Jul 30, 2019

It’s hard to imagine candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination can sink lower than they already have. But they have. In the wake of President Trump going after the mess in rat- and crime-infested Baltimore — saying exactly the kind…

by | Jul 26, 2019

On May 29, 2019, the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Association for Spiritual Renewal (ASR) co-hosted a “Know Your Rights” seminar on “civil rights at the border, at home, and when stopped by the police.” Despite the…

by | Jul 25, 2019

No one would ever nefariously exploit gender non-discrimination laws to prey on little girls, they said. Right-wing fearmongering, they called it. Over the past few decades, the Left has been engaged in the glorification of anyone who departs from the…

by | Jul 22, 2019

Last month, the Department of Justice quietly announced the arrest of Mustafa Mousab Alowemer, who was, according to the FBI, planning an ISIS-inspired attack on a church in Pittsburgh. Alowemer’s arrest didn’t get much attention nationally the way it most…

by | Jul 21, 2019

Washington The most revealing moment of Wednesday night’s Greenville, North Carolina, Trump rally was not when the crowd chanted “Send her back” in support of President Donald Trump’s criticism of first-term Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., a Somali-born immigrant who frequently…

by | Jul 20, 2019

The “Squad,” as they are now called, is interested not in legislation but in political theater. And in this they have been very successful. After their recent face-off with President Trump, they have received more media attention than the whole…

by | Jul 18, 2019

Wow. Appalling. Absolutely appalling. In the middle of a series of flat-out racist statements by “The Squad” — four freshman progressives who spew racist and anti-Semitic sentiments faster than Speaker Nancy Pelosi can keep up — CNN, MSNBC, and the Washington…

by | Jul 16, 2019

I’ll admit something I shouldn’t have to, as regular readers of this space already know it, but I’m sometimes a little slow to catch on to the ways of America’s 45th president. After all, back in the 2016 GOP primary…

by | Jul 15, 2019

A new book by Politico’s Tim Alberta — American Carnage — depicts former Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan, now out of office, snarking as follows about President Trump. The Washington Post’s Josh Dawsey wrote it this way: [T]he former speaker could not stand…

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