Liz Cheney’s White Whale

The view of America from Danish media is almost invariably wrong. Coverage isn’t just unintentionally inaccurate or incomplete—notice I said just—but also often wildly misleading. Whether that’s because they source so much of their American material from partisan sources or because Danish journalists and editors are themselves all wildly partisan is irrelevant: the end product…

Yawn?

Today in Berlingske, American correspondent Michael Bjerre offers his take on Biden’s first 100 days: Analysis: Trump was noisy and stood as a promise-breaker after 100 days. Biden is boring – but has created change, Michael Bjerre, Berlingske.dk, April 28 Bjerre says that, in contrast to the noisy predecessor, American now has a “boring” president…

America Uncovered

In today’s Berlingske, Mikkel Danielsen has an article examining the schism between the two flavors of crazy fighting for control of the Democrats’ agenda in the House of Representatives. Ice-cold mood among Democrats’ stars: Speaker mocked AOC with baby voice, Mikkel Danielsen, Berlingske.dk, April 19 It breaks no new ground: it merely chronicles, very briefly,…

Not So Sweet Emotion

Berlingske.dk put out another piece of American leftwing agitprop today. It gets off to a rough start with a confusing headline: Blacks raging over charge against officer: “He was brutally murdered.” The brutally murdered “he” was of course Daunte Wright; the charged officer was Kim Potter, the officer who shot and killed him. The headline…

A Whole New World

Like many other bloggers, I don’t always have something useful, funny, or interesting to say. Unlike many other bloggers, however, when I find myself with nothing useful, funny, or interesting to say, I remain silent. It’s a healthy practice, and one that I wish more bloggers observed, but it’s not very helpful for a little…

The Biggest Cartel in History

Joe Biden’s so-called “Infrastructure” plan, with a price tag equivalent to about 5% of all the money that exists in the world right now, includes a provision to increase the corporate tax rate up from 21% to 28%. If math isn’t your strong point, that’s an an increase of 33%. One of the many problems…

Women and Children, Justice and Mercy

One of the burning issues in Denmark right now is the fate of seven particular women and their nineteen children. The issue is hot because it’s one of those rare questions that isn’t easily dispensed with a political slogan or hashtag: the debate crosses party lines. It crosses theological lines. It crosses philosophical lines. It…

Filibusters and Filly Bustiers

Astronomical spring began today in the northern hemisphere. I’m glad for that, because Danish “traditional” spring began on the first of March and did absolutely nothing. Winter refused to vacate the premises. As I noted in a post last fall, “It’s not the indifference to astronomical science [by the ‘traditional’ Danish seasons] that bothers me,…

The Biden Treatment

There’s a fascinating article in today’s Berlingske: Analysis: If Biden really wants to insult Putin, he should call him “toothless,” Emil Rottbøll, Berlingske.dk, March 19 Rottbøll is Berlingske’s Russian correspondent, and the article examines the stupid kerfuffle of words between the Russian and American leaders that culminated in Putin’s having just yesterday challenged Biden to…

If You Unbuild It, They Will Come

In accordance with his campaign promises and the will of the American public, Donald Trump attempted during his time in office to shore up the nation’s southern border to reduce and discourage illegal immigration. I mention the support of the American people because you’d never know it from the media, but there is (and always…