American Federalist Journal
Sunday - April 30, 2017


Little Creep
Kevin D. Williamson  Tweet

Hasn't Bill Clinton been fellated thoroughly enough? Nina Burleigh spoke for a certain variety of 1990s-style feminist when she famously said that "American women should be lining up" -- on their knees -- in order to express their ...



Justice and Accountability in Courtroom and Laboratory
Andrew C. McCarthy  Tweet

We had to tell the judge. It was the middle of our terrorism trial in 1995, and the Blind Sheikh's lawyer was trying to elicit hearsay from a witness -- some innocent-sounding remark the witness had heard the "emir of jihad" make. ...



March for Science
Mona Charen  Tweet

Do you have march fatigue yet? The left, apparently, does not, so we're in for some street theater on Earth Day, April 22, with the so-called March for Science. It's hard to think of a better way to undermine the public's faith in science than to ...



The Case for Christ
David Limbaugh  Tweet

As most of you doubtlessly know, Lee Strobel has a new movie out, "The Case for Christ," which is based on his blockbuster book with the same ...



O'Reilly, Ailes, and the Toxic Conservative-Celebrity Culture
David French  Tweet

There are those who say that the Left is "taking scalps," and they have a list of Republican victims to prove their thesis. Roger Ailes is out at Fox News. Bill O'Reilly is out at Fox News. Michael Flynn is out at the White House. ...



With North Korea, We Do Have Cards to Play
Charles Krauthammer  Tweet

The crisis with North Korea may appear trumped up. It's not. Given that Pyongyang has had nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles for more than a decade, why the panic now? Because North Korea is headed for a nuclear breakout. The regime has openly ...



A Trump Victory on the Border
Rich Lowry  Tweet

Donald Trump's saber rattling may or may not deter Kim Jong-un, but it's had an effect south of the border. In the first few months of this year, illegal border crossings have dropped precipitously. It is an early proof of concept that ...



Death-Penalty Opponents Are Being Dishonest in Their Arguments
Jonah Goldberg  Tweet

The debate over the death penalty can be infuriatingly dishonest. Consider the April 17 broadcast of Fox News Channel's Special Report with Bret Baier (a show on which I am an occasional commentator). Casey Stegall reported on the legal battle ...



The Shameless Sean Spicer Hitler Hypocrisy
Larry Elder  Tweet

Press secretary Sean Spicer publicly apologized several times for this comment about Bashar Assad, the murderous dictator of Syria: "You had someone as despicable as Hitler who didn't even sink to using chemical ...



Feminism Has a Ferocity Problem
David French  Tweet

Let's imagine a person -- let's call this person "Pat" -- with the following characteristics. Pat is extremely aggressive and extremely ambitious and doesn't take crap from anybody. If somebody punches Pat, then Pat ...



Apocalyptic Progressivism
Victor Davis Hanson  Tweet

Shortly after the 2008 election, President Obama's soon-to-be chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, infamously declared, "You never let a serious crisis go to waste." He elaborated: "What I mean by that [is] it's an opportunity ...



A Case of 21,587 Crimes
Kevin D. Williamson  Tweet

Annie Dookhan is not the first. She will not be the last. Dookhan, who in 2013 pleaded guilty to 27 criminal counts involving obstruction of justice and tampering with evidence, was a chemist employed by Massachusetts to test evidence in drug cases. ...



A Berkeley Professor Who Understands His Job
Star Parker  Tweet

Reading through a recent issue of Forbes Magazine, I came across a wonderful quote from inventor R. Buckminster ...



Chelsea Clinton's Cheerleading Cult
Michelle Malkin  Tweet

How thirsty does Variety look begging readers to join it in doing high V cheerleading moves for Chelsea ...



Worse Than Racists
Walter E. Williams  Tweet

As a group, black Americans have made the greatest gains -- over some of the highest hurdles and in a very short span of time -- of any racial group in mankind's ...



Two Weeks of Great Clarity
Dennis Prager  Tweet

If you prize clarity, then these past weeks were some of the best in ...



The Battle of Berkeley
David French  Tweet

If the media accurately and comprehensively reported on leftist mob violence, it would see that a pattern has emerged: On campus and in the streets, a violent or menacing core seizes the ground it wants, blocks access to buildings, and shuts down ...



No, Trump Is Not a Neocon
Rich Lowry  Tweet

With U.S. missiles flying in Syria, the "mother of all bombs" exploding in Afghanistan, and an aircraft-carrier strike group heading toward North Korea, has there been a revolution in President Trump's foreign policy? His most fervent supporters ...



Ya Got Took
Kevin D. Williamson  Tweet

During the campaign, Donald Trump published a "Contract with the American Voter," and he may even have read it. He described the document as "my pledge to you." If anybody had been listening, they might have learned from his ...



Calexit Craziness
Kevin D. Williamson  Tweet

The Irish Republican Socialist party and Sinn Fein still dream of a unified Irish republic. The Catalan Solidarity for Independence coalition would see the Estelada flag raised over an independent Estat Català, and there are ...