National Politics

A water drop and ripples

Here’s a reminder that something historic is happening in Canada.

By Justin Katz | February 2, 2022 |

These events will surely be mentioned in history books, so it’s very strange that they aren’t a bigger part of the news: The border crossing between Coutts, Alberta (CA) and Sweet Grass, Montana (USA) continues to be blocked as truckers allied against COVID-19 restrictions and vaccine passports are united.  The Alberta protests are in support…

John Kerry on NowThis

Is Kerry on NowThis a sign of progressive decay?

By Justin Katz | February 2, 2022 |

The world’s got trouble!  With a capital T, and that rhymes with C, and that stands for “coal.” My obvious reference to a once-famous song from The Music Man is tuned to have just about as much appeal to a young audience as a characteristically droning video clip from John Kerry about the need for — you…

A water drop and ripples

Oh, it’s just a Department of Justice cover-up.

By Justin Katz | January 31, 2022 |

I notice, here and there around social media, that the Trump derangement inexplicably continues.  He truly is the face on the screen for a daily two-minute hate.  One wonders about the degree to which it’s a deliberate decoy from news like this: A new court filing by special counsel John Durham reveals that Department of…

A wave engulfs a lighthouse

Letting racial wounds heal is a choice we have to make.

By Justin Katz | January 29, 2022 |

Going through links I’d flagged for comment, I came across a Fox News article by Danielle Wallace after Winsome Sears — “the first Black woman elected to statewide office in Virginia’s history” — won her campaign for lieutenant governor: [She] attributed her victory to voters being sick of seeing Black and White people pitted against…

A water drop and ripples

By Justin Katz | January 28, 2022 |

Isn’t it curious how things that aren’t this are decried when Republicans are in office, but things that are this are not decried when Democrats are in control? Besty Woodruff Swan and Daniel Lippman broke the details this week of a new Capitol Police initiative that involves deep dives into the speech, background, and lifestyle…

A water drop and ripples

History will marvel that we allowed this guy to occupy the White House.

By Justin Katz | January 28, 2022 |

We’re thoroughly within one of those episodes in history that future generations read about and wonder how anything so foolish could have been tolerated. Remember when Republicans complained it was inappropriate for President Obama to use Marines to hold his umbrella?  Remember when Democrats scrutinized President Trump’s descent down a potentially slippery ramp to discern…

Image of illegal immigrants about to board buses in RI

Maybe more attention is justified when even government contractors label what they’re doing as treason.

By Justin Katz | January 27, 2022 |

Miranda Devine, in the New York Post, describes a body camera video that has emerged from a police officer who was checking up on a strange, low-security middle-of-the-night flight into a small New York airport carrying young men, apparently illegal immigrants, before loading them on buses and sending them into communities around the East Coast a…

A shadowy man on the phone

Beware the Biden administration’s enemies list.

By Justin Katz | January 25, 2022 |

U.S. Senator from Rhode Island Sheldon Whitehouse gets a call out in Lora Ries and GianCarlo Canaparo’s Heritage essay about a turn of the Biden administration and Congressional Democrats toward suppressing their domestic opposition: Sens. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, and Richard Durbin of Illinois described parents’ participation in school board…

A man in black pulls strings on fingers

The strings of the COVID-narrative reset are showing.

By Justin Katz | January 22, 2022 |

You know, it’s difficult not to laugh at the computer screen when reading something like this in January 2022: Massachusetts has a new way of how they are reporting COVID-19 hospitalizations to differentiate between what they are calling “primary” and “incidental” cases. The state is now reporting the difference between patients who were admitted for the…

Sign reading "You'll Get It Eventually"

McCardle is wrong to saddle the Somewheres with election concerns.

By Justin Katz | January 18, 2022 |

Libertarian columnist for the Washington Post Megan McCardle appeared on Russ Roberts’s EconTalk podcast to talk about the late Roger Scruton’s contrast of the Somewheres, whose worldview is deeply tied to a sense of belonging somewhere, and the Anywheres, who (if I may attempt to summarize their desire charitably) want to feel at home wherever they may go. …