The Kavanaugh accusation: “In war, truth is the first casualty”

That saying comes from the Greek playwright Aeschylus.  It’s particularly apt in the case of the allegations leveled against Brett Kavanaugh during the confirmation hearings for his nomination as a justice of the US Supreme Court.  They’ve proved to be nothing less than a war on him by the Democratic Party, acting as a spokesperson for every left-wing and progressive group in this country. I think the allegations raised by Prof. Ford are absolute nonsense.  Quite apart from their vagueness and lack of detail, they’re overwhelmingly at odds with everything else we’ve learned about Mr. Kavanaugh during months of investigations.  What’s more, the way in which they’ve

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Note to Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI): “Oh, hell, no!”

For those who missed the news: Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) told men to “shut up and step up” when it comes to Brett Kavanaugh’s sexual assault accusation. Asked whether her being one of four women on the Senate Judiciary Committee impacts the Kavanaugh confirmation proceedings, Senator Hirono says, “I just want to say to the men of this country: Just shut up and step up. Do the right thing for a change.” “Not only do women like Dr. Ford, who bravely comes forward, need to be heard, but they need to be believed. They need to be believed,” Hirono said. “We cannot

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Quote of the day

From the American Spectator, commenting on the accusations of sexual impropriety against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh: “We the People of the United States” are still sovereign in our national affairs, and the verdict in the case of Ford v. Kavanaugh will not come from the senators in the hearing room, but from the people themselves on Nov. 6. May God grant us the wisdom to judge rightly. Amen to that last sentence! Peter

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A timely warning

Victor Davis Hanson sees great danger in the current polarization of American society. Americans keep dividing into two hostile camps. It seems the country is back to 1860 on the eve of the Civil War, rather than in 2018, during the greatest age of affluence, leisure and freedom in the history of civilization. . . . Americans increasingly are either proud of past U.S. traditions, ongoing reform and current American exceptionalism or they insist that the country was hopelessly flawed at its birth and must be radically reinvented to rectify its original sins. No sphere of life is immune from the

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The politics of destruction

  What we’re seeing from the Democratic Party and the progressive far-left-wing of US politics, in connection with the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to be the next Justice of the Supreme Court, is nothing less than the politics of destruction.  It’s straight out of Alinsky‘s book “Rules for Radicals“, aimed squarely at not just the discrediting, but the demolition, of a good man by any means, fair or foul.  If Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination is defeated, he will be so damaged and besmirched that I don’t see any way he can continue in his present position as a judge on an appeal court. 

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Hypocrisy, much?

Remember all those Democratic Senators who were calling so loudly for an FBI investigation into Judge Brett Kavanaugh over the past couple of weeks? Note – a law enforcement investigation into alleged criminal acts?  In so many words, a criminal background check? Well, guess what? A letter was drafted by Senator Brian Schatz and signed by 17 other Senators, on February 22, 2018, and sent to the president of The Common Application requesting that the Common App remove the criminal background check from the college application process. This is part of the larger Ban the Box campaign, to remove conviction history from job and school applications

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Gut reactions to the Kavanaugh delay

I’m trying to be adult in my response to yet another delay in Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation.  I can understand why some Senate Republicans wanted a further investigation, and why President Trump acceded to their wishes.  They have a one-vote – one single vote – margin in the Senate, and at least three RINO senators who may, for their own reasons, prefer not to support Judge Kavanaugh.  If they’re lucky, they may get one or two Democratic senators to support him . . . but that still means that his confirmation is not certain.  It may be that the Vice-President will have

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Where the USA stands in 2018

We’ve met Angelo Codevilla in these pages before.  He’s a sharp, incisive, reliably thought-provoking observer of these United States, and his predictions have proven to be accurate more often than not. He’s just come out with his latest article, titled “Our Revolution’s Logic“.  I think it’s essential reading, critically important, particularly prior to next month’s elections.  Here’s a lengthy excerpt. Prior to the 2016 election I explained how America had already “stepped over the threshold of a revolution,” that it was “difficult to imagine how we might step back, and futile to speculate how it might end.” Regardless of who won the election, its

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If it’s restricted, it’s not free

I spotted this cartoon on Gab: It makes an excellent point.  Speech is either free, or it isn’t.  Any restraint, and it’s no longer free speech.  It really is as simple as that. Some people argue that the Schenk case, in which Justice Oliver Wendell Holmesmade his famous comment about shouting “Fire!” in a crowded theater, justifies restrictions on otherwise free speech.  That ignores the fact that the Schenk verdict was partly overturned by Brandenburg vs. Ohio several decades later, in which the court held that ‘government cannot punish inflammatory speech unless that speech is “directed to inciting or producing imminent lawless action and is likely

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Kavanaugh hearings, much?

As usual, Stephan Pastis puts his own stamp on the political correct idiocy of the day. When you think of how much political correctness we saw on display during the Kavanaugh hearings last week (as opposed to, say, honesty, decency and fairness), that’s pretty accurate. Peter

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