The Conservative Case for Banning Conservatism

America has, for better or worse, a two party political system. Other parties exist, and some are even quite strong in individual states (consider Senator Bernie Sanders’s socialist following in Vermont), but at the national level American politics is binary: Democrat and Republican. There hasn’t been a president from any other party since Millard Fillmore…

Gaslighting

“There is no objective truth,” say the wise men. If that’s the case, you may as well stop reading this. You may as well stop reading anything at all. Or eating, or drinking, or breathing: the idea that such things are necessary to survival is just a matter of opinion. If nothing is objectively true,…

Danish Media Pounce

The New York Post published a story yesterday that, like most unflattering stories about Joe Biden, didn’t get much coverage in Denmark. It was entitled “Smoking-gun email reveals how Hunter Biden introduced Ukrainian businessman to VP dad.” The smoking gun in question was an email on a computer whose contents came to the Post’s attention:…

Our Unconstitutional Constitution

It has to be said over and over and over again: Amy Coney Barrett is going to be confirmed as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. The Constitution gives the president the power to nominate her, and it gives the Senate the power to approve her nomination. The president has nominated her and…

“Win, lose, or draw”

I was reading Berlingske’s preview of tonight’s debate between President Trump and Joe Biden (I’m a glutton for punishment), and it was about what I’d expected. At one point in the article, however, author Mikkel Danielsen notes that maybe the attacks predicted from Trump could be an advantage to Biden. “[Det] mener flere amerikanske analytikere,”…

Steffen Kretz: Joementum!

The big campaign story coming out of Labor Day weekend in the states was the leveling of the playing field: An interesting turn of events, and probably a bit of a shocker to anyone who’s been relying on DR’s ace U.S.A. correspondent Steffen Kretz for their sense of where the American election is headed. That’s…

Vinter kommer

Another amped-up exposé on the dread QAnon conspiracy came out today, this time from TV2. I dealt with QAnon a while back, when Berlingske ran a feature on the weird conspiracy, and I don’t want to spend more time in that particular rabbit hole. The world of today is, like the worlds of yesterday and…

Spørgsmål uden svar

The election prognostication season has begun, and the focus seems to be narrowing down to two questions that have have no direct connection to policy or character. First: is there a silent majority of “shy Trump supporters” who are going to hand him a decisive victory in November (or whenever they finish counting the ballots)?…

Fear and loathing on DR

When I read an article like “Bidens rejse tilbage til fremtiden,” which appeared on DR’s website this afternoon, it isn’t the obvious bias that bothers me.  It’s that there are only two possible ways that kind of bias can find its way through a newsroom and into publication as a news item, rather than an…

Der er så meget journalister ikke forstår

There’s a lot I object to in this Berlingske article (“Er der lys i mørket? Europæerne håber på, at den transatlantiske tåge letter, hvis Biden og Harris vinder præsidentvalget”) on Europe’s fervent hope for a Biden victory in November. The article can be summed up succinctly in a single sentence: “Many European heads of state…