Swiss Bank Poured Money into Clinton Foundation After Hillary Clinton Helped It Win a Favorable IRS Settlement

Hillary Clinton

The Wall Street Journal reports on yet another shady connection between Hillary Clinton, a major foreign corporation, and the Clinton Foundation. Here is the gist:

Read More

Hillary Clinton Refuses to Take a Stand on Key Issue

AP

Hillary Clinton has a hard time giving a straight answers to questions on the campaign trail, and is hesitant to take a firm position on even the more trivial of issues. For example:

Read More

Hillary Clinton Channels Donald Trump, Suggests America Is Not So Great Right Now

Hillary Rodham Clinton

In the process of explaining her greatest weakness to a popular online newsletter, Hillary Clinton paraphrased Republican frontrunner Donald Trump’s ubiquitous campaign slogan:

Screen Shot 2015-07-30 at 10.53.09 AM

Read More

Hillary Clinton: My Greatest Weakness Is Stupid People Who Don’t Understand Why I Should Be President

AP

Hillary Clinton’s greatest strength, the candidate explained in an interview with the morning newsletter The Skimm, is her “passionate commitment to helping people.” The passion was on display in 2009, for example, when Clinton personally intervened to help Swiss bank UBS settle a lawsuit with the IRS and thus protect the identities of tens of thousands of Americans who may or may not be evading U.S. taxes through Swiss bank accounts.

Clinton was also asked about her greatest weakness. Here’s what she said:

Read More

The Bold Leadership of Hillary Clinton

AP

Most people who run for president lay out a clear agenda that reflects their party’s values, and take firm positions on important policy issues. Hillary Clinton does not. She equivocates. In some cases, she refuses to take a position altogether, especially when her actual stance on a given issue is at odds with liberal voters. Here’s where Hillary stands on several key issues:

Read More

These Political Headlines Will Make You Want to Withdraw from Society and Go Live in the Wild with Cecil the Lion (If He Hadn’t Already Been Killed by a Dentist)

Yarg.

The 2016 presidential is just 16 months away, so the political coverage is really heating up. Not really. Donald Trump is leading in the polls, and that’s all you really need to know. Also, nothing matters; everything is meaningless. Hillary Clinton is going to win. If you’re not overwhelmed with despair, you’ve haven’t been spending enough time …

Read More

Poll: 66 Percent Say Hillary Clinton is ‘Antichrist’

hill

So, I got this idea from Planned Parenthood, the well-known baby body parts emporium: polls. You know! You ask people what they think, they tell you, then you tally things up. After a few videos of some of their senior staff talking about their work disgusted a bunch of people—including some who otherwise support the organization—they decided to do one of these polls themselves and the Hill, a Washington-based polling blog, reported it.

Read More

Vox Explains Liberals

Bro.

Vox has written an insightful explainer on why buying a certain brand of shoe doesn’t necessarily make you a good person. The piece also, perhaps unintentionally, explains a lot about the young liberal hipsters who read Vox.

Read More

The New AP U.S. History Standards Aren’t Bad: They’re Meaningless

Gyzis_006_(Ηistoria)

Well, it took me a while, but I finally tracked down AP United States History: Course and Exam Description Including the Curriculum Framework Effective Fall 2014, the new standards according to which high-school students hoping to receive “advanced placement” credit when they attend university will be tested. I’ve read thousands of words about the new standards these last few weeks—denunciations, defenses, counter-denunciations, etc., etc., ad taedium—but almost nothing that quoted the standards themselves. (One exception is the wonderful open letter to the College Board, the non-profit corporation that issues the standards, signed by Robert P. George, Harvey Mansfield, Patrick Deneen, Robert Merry, and Wilfred McClay among others: the signatories criticize the new standards for their emphasis on “abstractions” at the expense of “acquisition of extensive factual knowledge” and for “scrub[bing] away all traces of what used to be the chief glory of historical writing—vivid and compelling narrative—and reduc[ing] history to an bloodless interplay of abstract and impersonal forces.”)

Read More

Hillary Clinton’s Wall Street ‘Reform’ Targets Rival of Democratic Donor Whose Firm Made a Killing on the Bank Bailout

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hillary Clinton has a problem. She is seeking the presidential nomination of a party that, at least superficially, doesn’t think very highly of Wall Street. Her Democratic rival Bernie Sanders, for example, is a principled liberal who voted against the controversial TARP bailout in 2008 (which Hillary supported), and supports legislation to break up big banks. Hillary, however, believes Wall Street is actually pretty good, especially when it comes to funding her political campaigns, paying her lots of money to give speeches, and donating to the Clinton Foundation.

Read More

Three Sentences That Explain the Hillary Clinton Email Scandal

AP

Hillary Clinton is awkwardly defending herself again after an intelligence community inspector general determined that she sent classified information over her private email account. Here are three sentences that explain everything you ever wanted to know, but were afraid to ask:

Read More

Hulk Hogan and Our Two-Tier Future

Worst. Heel turn. Ever.

When news broke Friday morning that Hulk Hogan had been airbrushed out of the history of WWE via a series of deletions on the wrestling company’s website, it was clear that some bad news was about to hit the Hulkster. And there were, frankly, a very limited number of things he could’ve done to elicit such a strong reaction: he either murdered someone in cold blood on camera or he violated a cultural norm so resonant that it necessitated disappearing him altogether.

Well, the murder didn’t seem terribly likely, given that we probably would’ve gotten wind of the story after he’d been arrested. What cultural norm could’ve been violated? Considering that, over the years, he’d already been caught up in a sex tape scandal and a steroid scandal and a decades-long No One Likes Hulk Hogan In The Locker Room scandal, it had to be something especially bad. And, frankly, the only sort of scandals that call for someone being disavowed entirely are those that involve slurs. So I guessed/joked:

Read More

Hillary Clinton Sent Classified Information on Her Private Email Account, Explained

Hillary Rodham Clinton

The Hillary Clinton email scandal was revived Friday when the Wall Street Journal reported sent classified information over her private email account as Secretary of State. Here’s what you need to know.

Read More

Elizabeth Warren Trolls Hillary Clinton

Awkward. (AP)

Elizabeth Warren is trolling Hillary Clinton again. The liberal darling tweeted a not-so-subtle jibe aimed at the Democratic frontrunner on Thursday, touting the support of Hillary’s opponents for a lobbying reform bill authored by Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D., Wis.).

Read More

FLASHBACK: Hillary Clinton Touted Support From ‘Hardworking’ ‘White’ Americans Versus Barack Obama in 2008

AP

Does Hillary Clinton have a racism problem? Some people think so. At the very least, Ryan Cooper writes in The Week, it’s strange that Hillary is getting so much praise from groups like the #BlackLivesMatter movement for simply telling them what they want to hear right now, especially in light of the problematic racist undertones of her 2008 primary campaign against Barack Obama:

Many of the demands posed by activists focus on rhetorical gestures of support and solidarity (a notable feature of the Netroots confrontation last weekend). But this raises this issue of trust: A very charming, cynical person could simply promise support using the right words, win the election, then forget all about it.

Does the Hillary Clinton of 2008 sound like someone who’s genuinely committed to the cause of racial justice? If she has changed her views, now would be a good time to explain.

Read More