From time to time, our President displays a lack of self-restraint, allowing his inner nitwit to escape from its cage, as in his feuds with Mika Brzezinski and CNN. At least, that how it seems to me in my geezer-like way—I know younger Dissident Righters think it’s hilarious. Still, I can always console myself by... Read More
Watergate, anyone? What brought it to mind was this news story from CNN:Dem[Ocrat] Operative “Stepping Back” After Video Suggests Group Incited Violence At Trump Rallies. [October 18, 2016] Relevant quote from the story: “Democracy Partners called O’Keefe’s video a ‘well-funded, systematic spy operation that is the modern day equivalent of the Watergate burglars.’” What’s this... Read More
When Hillary Clinton finally retires from public life, my reaction will be similar that of Samuel Johnson’s publisher, Andrew Millar, after years of editorial struggle to get his Dictionary written and published—Thank God we have done with her! She’s still around though, and I have to deliver to you the news about her doings. Fortunately... Read More
To begin with, here is a story in Wednesday's New York Post that my junior Senator — who, like a Burmese or an Anglo-Saxon, has only one name: Hillary — has joined "an informal, once a week Senate prayer breakfast, an event dominated by deeply religious Republican senators." The wording here (which I have lifted... Read More
Like you, I have been watching with fascination as our sleek, svelte, coiffed, poised, ever-smiling ex-First Lady turns into a grim-lipped, shapeless, stringy-haired old bag in a muu-muu. I am not even going to attempt to draw any inferences about Mrs. Clinton's state of mind. Even less am I going to try to deduce what... Read More
John Derbyshire writes an incredible amount on all sorts of subjects for all kinds of outlets. (This no longer includes National Review, whose editors had some kind of tantrum and fired him. He is the author of We Are Doomed: Reclaiming Conservative Pessimism and several other books. His most recent book, published by VDARE.com com is FROM THE DISSIDENT RIGHT (also available in Kindle).His writings are archived at JohnDerbyshire.com.