• Pragerisms

    For a more comprehensive list of Pragerisms visit
    Dennis Prager Wisdom.

    • "The left is far more interested in gaining power than in creating wealth."
    • "Without wisdom, goodness is worthless."
    • "I prefer clarity to agreement."
    • "First tell the truth, then state your opinion."
    • "Being on the Left means never having to say you're sorry."
    • "If you don't fight evil, you fight gobal warming."
    • "There are things that are so dumb, you have to learn them."
  • Liberalism’s Seven Deadly Sins

    • Sexism
    • Intolerance
    • Xenophobia
    • Racism
    • Islamophobia
    • Bigotry
    • Homophobia

    A liberal need only accuse you of one of the above in order to end all discussion and excuse himself from further elucidation of his position.

  • Glenn’s Reading List for Die-Hard Pragerites

    • Bolton, John - Surrender is not an Option
    • Bruce, Tammy - The Thought Police; The New American Revolution; The Death of Right and Wrong
    • Charen, Mona - DoGooders:How Liberals Hurt Those They Claim to Help
    • Coulter, Ann - If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans; Slander
    • Dalrymple, Theodore - In Praise of Prejudice; Our Culture, What's Left of It
    • Doyle, William - Inside the Oval Office
    • Elder, Larry - Stupid Black Men: How to Play the Race Card--and Lose
    • Frankl, Victor - Man's Search for Meaning
    • Flynn, Daniel - Intellectual Morons
    • Fund, John - Stealing Elections
    • Friedman, George - America's Secret War
    • Goldberg, Bernard - Bias; Arrogance
    • Goldberg, Jonah - Liberal Fascism
    • Herson, James - Tales from the Left Coast
    • Horowitz, David - Left Illusions; The Professors
    • Klein, Edward - The Truth about Hillary
    • Mnookin, Seth - Hard News: Twenty-one Brutal Months at The New York Times and How They Changed the American Media
    • Morris, Dick - Because He Could; Rewriting History
    • O'Beirne, Kate - Women Who Make the World Worse
    • Olson, Barbara - The Final Days: The Last, Desperate Abuses of Power by the Clinton White House
    • O'Neill, John - Unfit For Command
    • Piereson, James - Camelot and the Cultural Revolution: How the Assassination of John F. Kennedy Shattered American Liberalism
    • Prager, Dennis - Think A Second Time
    • Sharansky, Natan - The Case for Democracy
    • Stein, Ben - Can America Survive? The Rage of the Left, the Truth, and What to Do About It
    • Steyn, Mark - America Alone
    • Stephanopolous, George - All Too Human
    • Thomas, Clarence - My Grandfather's Son
    • Timmerman, Kenneth - Shadow Warriors
    • Williams, Juan - Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America--and What We Can Do About It
    • Wright, Lawrence - The Looming Tower

Klobuchar and Franken Block Minnesota’s David Stras to the U.S. Court of Appeals

KLOBUCHAR’S IMPOSTURE

by Scott Johnson  at PowerLine:

Minnesota Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken are blocking the Senate from taking up President Trump’s nomination of David Stras to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Stras is a justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court; he is widely respected. His nomination is opposed by approximately no one, not even by Klobuchar or Franken. Yet they have withheld their blue slips to prevent the Senate Judiciary Committee from acting on the nomination.

Senator Klobuchar is using the Stras nomination for narrow partisan purposes. She seeks to have a hand in the appointment of Democrats to four federal vacancies in Minnesota: United States Marshal, United States Attorney and two federal district court judgeships. Klobuchar and Franken actually convened a panel of attorneys to recommend a nominee for United States Attorney. I believe that Klobuchar supports the appointment of Democrat Joe Dixon for United States Attorney. Neither Klobuchar nor Dixon has responded to my request for comment since I first reported this three weeks ago.

Klobuchar is negotiating with the White House over Minnesota’s federal vacancies. Her role in this scenario shows her to be a partisan player. She doesn’t talk about it and her friends at the Star Tribune have left the story alone since July 8.

Appearing at the Minnesota State Fair yesterday and sitting for an interview with Minnesota Public Radio, Klobuchar was asked about the Stras nomination. The interview generated an AP story by Kyle Potter (posted at the link along with the audio of Klobuchar’s MPR interview) that also made it into the Star Tribune.

Klobuchar denied that she’s blocking Stras’s nomination. That’s what she said, anyway. This is a lie. Klobuchar is blocking the nomination pending a deal with the White House that has nothing to do with the merits of the nomination of Justice Stras. Klobuchar referred to the pending federal vacancies and to discussions with the Department of Justice as well as the White House counsel’s office without acknowledging that she is holding her blue slip on Justice Stras in connection with these discussions.

Franken asserts that he’s still reviewing Justice Stras’s “lengthy record.” Justice Stras is a young man. His record can be mastered without an exorbitant expenditure of time. If only Franken hadn’t spent so much time promoting his new book — he even took a turn hosting SiriusXM’s Grateful Dead channel for a day — he’d be done by now. But this is not to be taken seriously. It’s a joke, so to speak, of the unfunny political variety that Senator Franken now retails.

The editors of the the Star Tribune editorial page do not encourage op-ed columns that break local news the Star Tribune itself hasn’t gotten around to reporting. Today, however, they let Third District Rep. Erik Paulsen report that Klobuchar and Franken have in fact blocked the Senate from taking up Stras’s nomination. Rep. Paulsen tells the story in “Klobuchar, Franken impede the path of an outstanding judge.” It’s a good and even important column on the merits of the Stras nomination. Please read it all.

Rep. Paulsen omits elaboration of Klobuchar’s game here (he leaves it at “partisan game-playing in Washington”). Senator Klobuchar is sensitive about it. No one involved wants to ruffle her feathers. I sympathize, but let’s get the full story out.