If It Prosper, None Dare Call It Treason

I’m hearing a lot of crazy talk these days. I’m hearing that the 2020 presidential election was rigged by a massive, heavily-monied, and carefully coordinated national organization of businesses, unions, activists, special interest groups, social media oligarchs, and political operators determined to prevent Trump from being re-elected. I thought we’d be over all that by…

Chronicle of a Death Foretold

NOTE: Danish coverage of recent American events has been universally awful: whether on television, radio, web, or print, it’s all had the calm tone of MSNBC, the editorial equilibrium of the New York Times, and the penetrative historical insight of Vox. That is, it’s been a dumpster fire of unhinged and often uninformed hyberbole. Rather…

Politiken Goes Coup Coup

The Politiken editorial board wants the U.S. Ambassador called in because “there’s a coup attempt in progress.” I got a breaking news alert saying so on my phone the night of January 4th. They also put out a Tweet: The text of the Tweet: “Denmark and others must speak up.” The text of the headline:…

What Happens in the Post…

A Sunday article from Berlingske (under their AOK rubric) appears to have come straight from the Democratic National Committee (which, insofar as it’s just a recap of a Washington Post article, it sort of did): Trump Burrowed in and Was Like “a Crazy King George”: “I won, I won, I won”, Stine Hansen, Berlingske.dk, 29…

Systemic Perfection

Good News! As DR notes in the article that topped their homepage Friday morning, America’s 2020 election was the most secure ever: 2020 Election Was the Most Secure Ever, but That’s Not Stopping Trump, Malthe Sommerand, DR.dk, 13 Nov The American media have run wild with this story as well, and you can gorge yourself…

What We’re Owed

I’m going to assume that Joe Biden fends off the court challenges from Donald Trump and other interested parties and is sworn in as our 46th president on January 20. At that point he would ordinarily become the man I recognize as my president. However, based on my experience of the last four years, which…

For Whom the Polls Tell

I flipped back and forth between DR and TV2 News Tuesday evening for their American election coverage until about 21:00, then got a little sleep and was watching American coverage on Fox (via internet) from about 01:30. My main takeaway from the Danish coverage was that I’ve been much too charitable on this blog. Danish…

Bracing for Democracy

Most people know the fable of the frog and scorpion. A scorpion asks a frog to carry him across the river. The frog declines. “You’d just sting me,” he explains, “and I’d die.” “Why would I sting you?” the scorpion asks. “If you die, I’ll drown.” The frog sees the logic of this. He agrees…

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…

The Man Who Never Was

His name is Anthony Bobulinski. I conducted the following searches between 12:15 and 12:27 today, October 28. On Berlingske.dk: On B.T.: On Information.dk: On taxpayer-funded DR.dk: On Politiken.dk: On TV2News.dk And yet, on Google: In case it’s hard to read: that’s 174,000 results in about a quarter of a second. In the news tab of…