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Thursday, February 28, 2019

Reparations: One More Way to Keep Blacks on the (Democratic) Plantation?



Friends, the Left keeps getting loonier and loonier.  Four years ago President Obama and the two main Democratic candidates for President had the good sense not to touch the concept of "reparations" for the descendants of slaves with a ten-foot pole.  Heck, even Bernie knew better!  Now, though, to compete for the votes of the party faithful, apparently you have to embrace any and every left-wing proposal, no matter how unrealistic, no matter how expensive, and no matter how deeply unpopular.  Democrats are backing themselves into a corner, and they're making President Trump's task of winning re-election easier by the day (not that I imagine it will be all that easy, in the final analysis).

My latest article explores in some detail the sheer futility and wrongheadedness of the concept of reparations.  Thanks to Townhall for publishing it!

https://townhall.com/columnists/nicholaswaddy/2019/02/27/the-reparations-boondoggle-n2542299

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

No Wonder the Dems Like Abortion -- Babies Are Evil (Says AOC)!


Friends, don't miss my latest Newsmaker interview with Brian O'Neil.  We cover Michael Cohen's incredible shrinking credibility, the Brexit chaos plaguing the U.K., AOC's absurd suggestion that having children in this day and age is morally irresponsible, the Reichstag fire in Germany in 1933, and the legacy of the liberation of Kuwait by American and coalition forces in February 1991.  Check it out!

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmsG0Rz8oUo&feature=youtu.be

Monday, February 25, 2019

The Terminatress: Hasta La Vista, Selective Service?



Friends, there are all sorts of intriguing stories in the news.  First, a federal judge has found our all-male system of selective service to be unconstitutional, because, well, federal judges rewrite and re-imagine the Constitution willy-nilly these days, so why not?  In truth, the fact that women are exempted from mandatory military service in the US (and many other countries) does seem unfair, but on the other hand can we really sustain the illusion that men and women are equally capable of, and equally suitable for, military service?  The Left wants us to believe that gender is what you make of it, but at a certain point biological differences must be acknowledged, no?  No, probably not.  The liberals never let reality get in the way of a good utopian scheme.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/02/24/military-draft-judge-rules-male-only-registration-unconstitutional/2968872002/

In other news, AOC is speculating on whether it might be immoral to have children, given that the planet is going down the tubes.  She's thus confirming the essentially anti-human leftist dogma that undergirds much of modern environmentalism, as well as the conceit that we KNOW what "the planet" will be like in a generation or two, and it's all bad.  Drivel!

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/ocasio-cortez-says-there-is-a-legitimate-question-that-needs-to-be-asked-is-it-okay-to-still-have-children

Speaking of climate change, keep an eye on the cresting wave of lawsuits that are designed to punish, and possibly to destroy, the fossil fuel industry.  The Left has made its modus operandi very clear in recent years: where democracy fails them, they turn to the courts to realize their wild utopian dreams, and quite often it works.  No one imagined that the courts would ever redefine marriage to suit gay rights activists, and for years such requests were summarily quashed, but the Left chipped away at establishment judges for many years, and in the end got its way.  Beware!

https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2019/2/22/17140166/climate-change-lawsuit-exxon-juliana-liability-kids

Finally, some good news.  It seems that the Trump re-election campaign is already swinging into high gear on Facebook.  That's excellent.  The news media will naturally be working in lockstep to destroy President Trump -- BEFORE 2020, if at all possible -- so it's essential that his campaign be on the ball.  As the Democratic field of presidential candidates narrows, we conservatives will also want to define these liberal standard-bearers as the radical socialists that they (mostly) are.  The upshot: the 2020 campaign is already underway!

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/431181-trump-unleashing-digital-juggernaut-ahead-of-2020

Friday, February 22, 2019

The Big Apple Bows to Waddyism At Long Last



Supercilious Emperor Cuomo may not like it, but his popularity is hitting bottom, and increasingly his big government, left-wing policies are attracting fierce criticism.  Among those critics: ME!  Check out my latest article.  This one focuses on New York State's hostility to natural gas production and utilization, and the costs borne by New Yorkers because of the Cuomo administration's eco-radicalism.  The article appears in the New York Post.  In case you're keeping track, that's a major coup for the WaddyIsRight commentating empire...  I'm very grateful to the Post for the opportunity, and trust me when I say that Cuomo and his ilk haven't heard the last from me.

https://nypost.com/2019/02/21/the-price-of-cuomos-war-on-natural-gas-is-only-starting-to-kick-in/

And here's an important story about election integrity by one of my colleagues over at American Greatness:

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2019/02/22/illegal_ballot_harvesting_a_looming_issue_in_arizona_.html

Lastly, don't you love it when your liberal friends (if such a word applies) remind you for the thousandth time that the Left believes in "facts" and conservatives are just knuckle-dragging bigots?  Well, this study suggests that -- miracle of miracles! -- liberals can be fooled by "fake news" just as easily as conservatives.  Curious, no?

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/beautiful-minds/liberals-and-conservatives-are-both-susceptible-to-fake-news-but-for-different-reasons/?fbclid=IwAR3GbaaBaY_Hel6Hp_oyiXlNarn5JzlVwC_VQ7Xwe2mY_RD1JqdAYkTLt6M&sf208193564=1&utm_campaign=SciAm_&utm_content=organic&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Let's Build a Wall...Around Socialism



Friends, my latest article, appearing in the Daily Caller, takes AOC to task for comparing President Trump's proposed southern border wall with the Berlin Wall of Cold War fame.  There are so many holes in her analogy that, well, you just have to snicker.  Read all about it:

https://dailycaller.com/2019/02/20/waddy-aoc-berlin

And, while you're at it, check out this superb article on why so many leftists were eager to believe the Smollett hoax:

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/02/jussie_smolletts_hate.html

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Friendship 7



Friends, don't miss this week's Newsmaker Show with me and Brian O'Neil.  We cover a lot of ground -- from Bernie Sanders to AOC to Andrew McCabe to Margaret Thatcher to George Washington to John Glenn...  Whew!  My perspicacity knows no bounds.  Perspicacity...or pomposity???  I always get those two mixed up.  Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yecnX-IgnQQ&feature=youtu.be

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

The White Elephant That Liberals Wish Was In The Room



Friends, today I bring you a couple of great analyses of the Jussie Smollett hate crime hoax. Once again, the media embraced a story that confirmed its own prejudices: OF COURSE rampaging Trump supporters are targeting blacks and gays in America...  How could it be otherwise?  Surely, therefore, it would be impolite to question Mr. Smollett's claims, or to subject them to any critical analysis -- that would be too much like "journalism", which went out of fashion decades ago.  Smollett played liberal America for fools.  As these articles indicate, though, none of this is an accident.  The myth that America is a hateful, racist, and unfair place is absolutely CENTRAL to the Democratic Party's viability in this day and age.  Expect more of the same.

https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/tucker-carlson-why-the-left-so-desperately-wanted-to-believe-in-jussie-and-not-in-america

https://www.city-journal.org/jussie-smollett-bigotry

In other news, Bernie Sanders is running for president again!  Hooray!  The more candidates, the better, I say -- and Sanders will further divide the hard-left, making it more likely that a squishy-soft moderate like Biden will win the nomination.  In fact, my guess is that NO ONE will win the nomination, at least not before the convention.  Chaos will soon have have the Democratic Party is its steely grip!  I can't wait.

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/426684-bernie-sanders-says-he-will-run-for-president-again-in-2020

Finally, as you might expect, I fully endorse President Trump's decision to pursue the construction of a southern border wall through the declaration of a national emergency.  The Left will use its standard legalistic playbook in an effort to block the declaration, needless to say.  Expect a national injunction to be issued in a matter of days or weeks.  My hope is that the Supreme Court will take up the issue on an expedited basis, and I would be fairly confident that the President's emergency powers will be upheld.  The upshot?  The wall is coming!  Another promise kept by President Trump.

https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/430340-national-emergency-declaration-a-legal-fight-trump-is-likely-to-win

Friday, February 15, 2019

Fake News, Fake Reality?



Friends, my Valentine's Day gift to the world was this article, appearing in American Greatness.  I'm quite proud of it.  It explores the contrast between the sunny, optimistic outlook of Trump and his supporters, and the dark, sinister outlook of liberals.  The liberal worldview is especially unfortunate when you consider how many things in America and the world are currently going right (pun intended).  Read on, and see what you think.

https://amgreatness.com/2019/02/14/alternate-realities-the-state-of-the-union-versus-the-state-of-the-media/

Thursday, February 14, 2019

When Will Those Pesky White Males Learn...To Shut Up?



Friends, today I bring you a cornucopia of wisdom and insight...

First, check out this article about a college student who wrote an op-ed about the ignorance and outspokenness of "white boys".  Now, I support free speech -- don't get me wrong -- but the author of this article is venting prejudice and stereotypes about a group defined by their skin color and gender.  Would Dickinson allow the article to be published, if it was similarly biased against blacks or women?  Duh.  The double standard on "racism" and "sexism" lives on.

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/not-racist-college-student-wrote-op-ed-titled-white-boys-allowed-talk-speaks-221855881.html

This is a great blog post by someone very knowledgeable about the climate change debate. He argues convincingly that the idea that the world is on its last legs is mere hype:

https://www.manhattancontrarian.com/blog/2019-2-7-the-climate-scare-ever-more-shrill-ever-less-serious

And here's another great article about the ongoing migration of Americans from high-tax states to low-tax states.  Hardly surprising.  You'll note that many red states are due to gain in Congressional representation after the 2020 census.  Unfortunately those changes won't benefit President Trump in 2020, however.  The changes don't take effect until 2022.

https://thehill.com/opinion/finance/429623-americans-continue-their-march-to-low-tax-states

I'm no great admirer of Nate Silver and his ilk.  These election prognosticators basically read the polls, opine that the polls are probably right, and collect the accolades.  Big deal.  However, Nate makes an important point towards the end of the article.  A very large Democratic field of presidential candidates in 2020, combined with new rules that require the proportional allocation of delegates, makes it possible, maybe even probable, that the Democratic nominee won't be chosen by the time of the Democratic National Convention.  It could be a floor fight, in other words, and horse-trading, which determine who the Democratic candidate will be.  In short, it could get ugly!  Hooray!

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/everyones-running-and-that-could-be-dangerous-for-the-democrats/

Finally, this is a must-read.  It looks as though the Trump administration will drive a stake through the heart of "disparate impact," a truly odious legal doctrine that basically says that, if the arbitrary racial quotas concocted in the minds of liberals aren't fulfilled by any institution or business, racism can be ASSUMED, regardless of whether it's actually present or provable.  I sincerely hope the Trump administration, and the Supreme Court, will end this very common form of reverse discrimination once and for all:

https://www.realclearinvestigations.com/articles/2019/02/14/trump_looks_to_end_numbers-only_bias_theory_governing_american_life.html

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

The Good War -- Or At Least "Good Enough"?



Friends, on this week's Newsmaker Show, Brian O'Neil and I cover a lot of ground.  In addition to talking about the hot issues of today -- Matt Whittaker's appearance before Congress, the politics of the "New Green Deal" and the specter of socialism, whether the moon landings were "necessary", the behavior of journalists and their detractors, the Senate's conclusion that there was no Trump-Russia collusion, the source of Democrats' antipathy to all things wall-like, how to judge the polls -- we also discussed the 1945 British/American firebombing of Dresden, Germany, a city filled to the brim with refugees.  How much of a stain is civilian bombing on the legacy of US participation in World War II?  Don't miss it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irxzSdbv-Vc&feature=youtu.be

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Elizabeth Warren Emerges From Rubber Room to Announce Presidential Bid



Friends, first I would like to wish godspeed to Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, who is officially running for President.  This phony Indian and crypto-socialist is -- you can tell -- President Trump's dream opponent, and I happen to agree with him that she would be a train-wreck as a national candidate.  Let's hope the Dems really are dumb enough to choose her!  Fingers crossed.

In other news, check out this interesting analysis of the Left's campaign of slander against D.C. Circuit Court nominee Neomi Rao:

https://thehill.com/opinion/judiciary/429293-whos-afraid-of-neomi-rao

Note the use of a -- commonsensical -- article written when she was a college student.  Next, liberals will be trolling through the pictures that their political enemies drew in kindergarten...  "What?  None of the astronauts you drew when you were five years old were transgender?  You MONSTER!!!"

And this article also commits the unforgivable sin of applying common sense...in this case to the charge that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia.  In fact, the case for Dem/Clinton collusion is much stronger:

https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/429292-the-case-for-russia-collusion-against-the-democrats

Keep fighting the good fight, people!


Friday, February 8, 2019

At the SOTU, Trump Was a Giant, While the Dems Were Petulant Pipsqueaks



Friends, Tuesday night's State of the Union address confirmed why you and I voted for Donald Trump in the first place. He respects American traditions and values, yes, but he's also ready and willing to shake up the system, to challenge entrenched interests and break up decades-old political logjams. I meant what I said in the title to this post: the SOTU made Trump seem larger than life and infinitely more mature and visionary than the Dems, who came only to scoff and to snicker.  He challenged both parties to act together, to compromise, in the national interest.  My latest article considers whether the Democrats might heed his call, even in a small way.  Check it out:

https://townhall.com/columnists/nicholaswaddy/2019/02/07/will-petty-democrats-spurn-trumps-call-to-greatness-n2540976

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Queen, But Not Quite Empress



Friends, don't miss my latest appearance on the Newsmaker Show on WLEA 1480. Brian O'Neil and I discuss a wide range of issues, from the curious implosion of the Democratic Party in the Commonwealth of Virginia, to Governor Cuomo's cluelessness about New York's high taxes, to the rank brutality of Marxism and Marxists, to the moral calculus of withdrawing from Syria and Afghanistan, to the historical legacy of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II. Check it out!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRG2yGBTTCY&feature=youtu.be

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Once Again, Democrats Eat Their Own



Friends, for the umpteenth time Democrats are tied up in knots over an essentially trivial, symbolic matter.  Now it's because one of their own, Gov. Ralph Northam of Virginia, may or may not have posed in a racist photo more than three decades ago.  Northam has not handled the controversy with the greatest of finesse, it's true, but the fact remains that no one should be judged solely based on a faux pas committed in their misbegotten youth.  Does Ralph Northam hate black people?  If he does, he has a funny way of showing it, because his political career has been dedicated to racial "justice", at least as liberals define it.  What we can learn from this incident, in any case, is the ease with which Democrats will turn on each other, if their political interests are served by doing so.  Republicans -- or so I like to believe -- are more judicious, more loyal, and more forgiving.  The political takeaway is this: Democrats have an almost limitless capacity for self-destruction, and we are going to see a lot more of this silliness in the coming months, as the various Democratic contenders for the presidency vie to paint one another as bigots of one sort or another.  The mean-spiritedness of the liberal movement is about to be front and center!  Gird yourselves.

See what the irrepressible Laura Ingraham has to say on this topic:

https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/laura-ingraham-republicans-should-avoid-lefts-pc-puritan-trap-in-the-northam-scandal-its-a-smokescreen

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Swampier Than The D.C. Swamp?



Friends, I attended Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, and I did so partly because the institution had a reputation for conservatism.  As a whole, of course, academia leans left.  That's a truism that we have all come to accept.  "Leans" may be an understatement, though, because in recent years conservatives have become even rarer on college campuses, especially at elite institutions.  W&L is part of that elite.  It's ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the nation.  Happily, it still educates many aspiring conservative leaders, but the faculty is almost uniformly liberal.  This article, in W&L's Spectator magazine (to which I contributed in days of yore), proves the point:

http://www.wluspectator.com/home/2019/2/3/wampl-employees-exclusively-fund-liberal-causes-3czck

The bias is not a slight one either, as you can see.  Now, there are two obvious problems here.  First, academia thrives on debate and broad-mindedness.  How can colleges and universities foster a vigorous, freewheeling discourse on the issues of the day, though, if major belief systems are excluded?  Academia is always bragging about how much it embraces "diversity".  Figures like these make this claim laughable.  Modern academia seems at least as dedicated to exclusion and it does to inclusion.  The second problem with academia's leftist bias is more serious, though.  One might reasonably ask: how are conservatives to survive and prosper in America if they are excluded from, or at least marginalized by, higher education -- not to mention elementary and secondary education, Hollywood, the media, government bureaucracies, corporate America...and the list goes on.  Sad as it is to admit, the dominant culture these days is LIBERAL.  We conservatives are part of a counterculture -- a besieged, despised, and probably shrinking counterculture.  It is very hard for us to get our message out, and nurture the next generation of conservatives, when so many powerful cultural institutions regard us as contemptible and dangerous.

My view is that the flagrant leftist bias in academia, and in many of these other institutions, simply CANNOT stand.  If it does stand, and if we conservatives tolerate it or get used to it, we will, sooner or later, go extinct.  The stakes really are that high.