Harvard law Prof. Alan Dershowitz once again blows away the liberal media narrative by pointing out (as I already have) that President Trump’s tweet that James Comey had better hope there were no tapes of their conversations wasn’t an outrageous echo of Watergate that requires more investigations. It was a brilliant bluff that forced Comey to be honest when was under oath. When that happened, Americans learned how Comey really did his job. And it was not the portrait of an Eagle Scout we’d all been led to believe.
The way the Democrats instantly reverted to violent anti-Republican rhetoric over the GOP health care bill while Rep. Steve Scalise is still in the hospital (ranting that it’s a “death bill” and millions of Americas will DIE if it’s passed), you’d think that if the Republicans don’t pass it, Obamacare will stay in place and everything will be wonderful. They never bring up the fact that the entire reason we need a replacement bill is that the health care bill they gave us is going into a death spiral all by itself.
Fresh off his hung jury for sexual assault charges, Bill Cosby is reportedly planning to return to the stage, but his upcoming tour is not intended to be taken comedically. Instapundit’s Charles Glasser compared attending a Bill Cosby lecture on avoiding rape accusations to taking advice on cybersecurity from John Podesta.
The argument for legalizing marijuana is that using it is a personal decision that doesn’t harm anyone else. There are plenty of objections to that, but here’s one you probably didn’t see coming: states that legalized pot have seen a big spike in traffic accidents, many of them fatal; and the longer pot is legalized, the worse the problem seems to get. Since legalization, traffic crashes in Oregon are up 4%, in Washington 6%, and in Colorado, they’re up a staggering 14%. No word on how many crashes are caused by drivers suddenly coming upon cars in front of them on the freeway that are driving 4 mph
Amid all the endless fake news from unreliable anonymous sources involving ever-expanding investigations into nonexistent conspiracies for which nobody can find any evidence, I offer you at long last a piece of real news that is genuinely valuable to all Americans, from an expert, informed source. Here’s the best way to reheat a slice of leftover pizza:
The City of Oakland, California, is creating a new civilian Police Commission to second-guess cops, and its disciplinary powers for police misconduct will go all the way up to being able to fire the police chief. To serve on it, they’re seeking not just cops and former cops but ex-convicts. After all, they’ve had personal interactions with the police. I can see why Oakland might want to keep a closer eye on its police, following the scandal in which an underage prostitute claimed to have performed sex acts on over 30 Oakland cops. But does anyone else see a possible downside in having the police know that the felons they’re dealing with might someday have power over their careers?
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, last seen watching a court throw out his attempts to imprison undercover reporters who expose Planned Parenthood, is now playing politics with state travel.