• 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

Do Today’s University Fascists Teach Black Students Racist Savagery?


by Scott Johnson   at  PowerLine:

City Journal has just posted the video below reporting Heather Mac Donald’s experience on the front lines of the campus free-speech war. This video is part of a special collaboration with John Stossel and City Journal contributors (other videos in the series are accessible here). City Journal has posted this video together with a transcript under the heading “The campus free-speech crisis.”

Heather joins Stossel to talk about the free-speech crisis on college campuses and how identity politics is consuming the nation’s top universities. Last year a campus conservative group invited Heather to speak at Claremont McKenna College about her most recent book, The War on Cops. What happened next and what’s it all about?

Bodyguards Raided President Trump’s Former Doctor’s Office Seizing His Medical Records! FBI Working Overtime?

The Weirdest Story Yet: Trump’s Old Doctor Says Bodyguards Raided Office Last Year, Seized His Medical Records

“It really is absurd the extent to which they just openly operate like mobsters,” notes Julian Sanchez, correctly if (big if) this account is true. Andy Levy is correct too, saying of the famous Dr. Harold Bornstein, “this is like when a ‘previously on’ shows a character from a couple seasons ago and ur like ‘oh cool they’re bringing him back’”.

A patient’s entitled to his medical records. He’s not entitled to send three guys, one of them his bodyguard and another a “large man,” to his doctor’s office and demand them now with the doctor allegedly left feeling, uh, “raped, frightened and sad” by the ordeal. If (bigggggg if) Bornstein’s on the level, what they did to get Trump’s files sounds like menacing.

In an exclusive interview in his Park Avenue office, Bornstein told NBC News that he felt “raped, frightened and sad” when Keith Schiller and another “large man” came to his office to collect the president’s records on the morning of Feb. 3, 2017. At the time, Schiller, who had long worked as Trump’s bodyguard, was serving as director of Oval Office operations at the White House.

“They must have been here for 25 or 30 minutes. It created a lot of chaos,” Bornstein said, who described the incident as frightening…

Bornstein said he was not given a form authorizing the release of the records and signed by the president —known as a HIPAA release — which is a violation of patient privacy law. A person familiar with the matter said there was a letter to Bornstein from then-White House doctor Ronny Jackson, but didn’t know if there was a release form attached.

The third man was allegedly Alan Garten, chief legal officer of the Trump Organization. Bornstein’s wife supposedly photocopied Garten’s business card. Lots of questions here: Did they threaten Bornstein directly to get him to hand over the files? Did they go rifling through his records to find them, violating other patients’ privacy? Did Ronny Jackson really sign a HIPAA release for Trump’s records or did Schiller et al. seize the files illegally? Why didn’t Bornstein say something sooner instead of waiting 15 months?

The timing is interesting. As NBC notes, February 3, 2017 was just two days after Bornstein revealed to the Times that Trump uses the hair-growth drug Propecia. In the clip below, he seems baffled that POTUS might have taken offense at having such a small medical secret revealed; evidently there’s some sort of “no big deal” exception in Bornstein’s mind to rules regarding patient confidentiality. There’s sour grapes at work here too: He says he was thrilled to watch Jackson’s VA nomination implode since he had initially hoped to be White House physician himself. When the Propecia story emerged, that went up in smoke. Maybe this is just Bornstein taking revenge, making up a story (or wildly exaggerating the actual facts) about how Trump reclaimed his medical records from him.

Given that Bornstein had already leaked something from Trump’s medical history, you can understand why POTUS might have wanted to surprise him and make sure he had no time to photocopy the records before handing them over. But that doesn’t make it legal:

You know who’s going to want to talk to Bornstein, I’ll bet? Michael Avenatti. If it’s true that Bornstein was implicitly or explicitly threatened to get him to turn over the records, Avenatti will want to know who the “large man” with Schiller was. Was it the same man who supposedly threatened Stormy Daniels in 2007, or does this guy maybe know who that guy was? Avenatti wants to try to tie Michael Cohen and, ideally, Trump himself back to the intimidation tactics that were supposedly used on his client. The Bornstein incident could help him establish a pattern of behavior. And if I were Trump, I’m not sure what would worry me more: Michael Cohen being under investigation by the U.S. Attorney or Keith Schiller potentially being deposed by Avenatti.

1:30 p.m. isn’t too early to start drinking, is it? No, I don’t think so either.



Donald Still Needs You, America, to Help Drain that Dem Swamp!


by John Hinderaker   at PowerLine:


It is probably too early to devote much thought to the midterms, and certainly too soon to worry about 2020. But who can resist? Two pollsters strike an optimistic note:

President Trump is “well-positioned” for re-election in 2020 and is keeping his base of supporters together strongly enough to lift the Republican Party’s chances in the upcoming 2018 midterm elections, according to two pollsters close to the White House.

“I think he is in good shape,” said Anne Sorock, a national political researcher and executive director of the Frontier Lab’s Ear to the Ground Listening Project.

“Trump will be well-positioned for the 2020 election,” added the president’s 2016 pollster, John McLaughlin.

Trump has two big things going for him: he is compiling a very good record, and he gets to run against a Democrat. The Democrats are so tone-deaf, as a party, that they genuinely did not realize that in Hillary Clinton, they were nominating a uniquely terrible presidential candidate. If they were smart, they would nominate someone next time who can compete with Trump’s populist appeal. But they don’t have anyone like that, and if they did, he could never get the nomination.

The current betting favorite is Kamala Harris, a California leftist with little track record. In that, she resembles Barack Obama. If you think that identity politics rule the day, Harris, an African-American woman, would be a great candidate. But if identity politics ruled the day, Hillary Clinton would be president.

The Democrats have another problem, too: cracks are appearing in the wall that has kept African-Americans on their plantation. Led by Candace Owens and Kanye West–who so far, at least, is standing up against extraordinary pressure–a wave of independent thinking is flowing through the black community. This, the Democrats can’t tolerate. Their electoral calculations count on getting a ridiculous percentage of African-American votes–something like 90%. But that is an absurd, unnatural number. A party that wins a demographic group 60/40 is doing very well. To win 80% or 90%, cycle after cycle, defies gravity. It can’t continue.

The Democrats try to keep their plantation wall intact by generating ever more hysteria. Joe Biden’s insane claim that Republicans want to put African-Americans back in chains is emblematic. This sort of nonsense is patently a rear-guard action, and there is every reason to expect that by 2020, independent thinking will be more common, especially since a lot of African-Americans like Trump’s brashness, sympathize with his outsider status and the over-the-top attacks to which he is constantly subjected, and appreciate the fact that he is focused on job creation and reducing low-wage competition via immigration.

In the meantime, of course, we have the midterms:

Both Sorock and McLaughlin said Trump’s strong standing among conservatives and Republicans, a majority of whom see him as their “leader,” is helping the GOP’s chances of maintaining control of the House and Senate.

“This is the party of Trump,” said McLaughlin, who, with his brother, polls for nearly two dozen Republicans. “A lot of Republican insiders will tell you, ‘Oh, Trump is going to hurt us, Trump’s upside down [in polling.] I’m like, ‘Look at the approval/disapproval rating of the Republican majority in Congress. Trump’s holding you guys up.”

Sorock, who just released a poll done for her group by McLaughlin showing vast support on both sides of the aisle for Trump’s call to “drain the swamp,” said Republicans had better follow suit or be doomed in the election. Sorock said one of the major takeaways from the survey was that “the path to the majority for the Republicans is cleaning the swamp.”

In general, I think it is foolish for Republican Congressional candidates to run away from the president. Virtually no Republican voters want such a tactic, and very few anti-Trump Democrats and independents who turn out largely because they hate the president will be mollified. And it is unnecessary, except perhaps as a matter of style: the Republicans’ major domestic achievement, tax cuts, is popular, and Trump is easy to defend when it comes to foreign policy.

That said, the Democrats may well take the House in November, simply because, by historical standards, they need so few seats. But come 2020? Happy days are here again!