Boris Johnson, right. (Photo: johnhemming/CC BY-SA 2.0) Boris Johnson, until last year the mayor of London, one of the largest cities in the world, has a lot of opinions. And he's known for a good quote. "I've slept with far fewer than...Show More Summary
(This is not really a fact check, though we provide missing context for one quote used in a campaign ad.) One of the most famous political ads of all is the “Daisy” commercial run by the Lyndon Johnson campaign in 1964. If you watch it closely, you will see it never mentions the name of […]
(Scott Johnson) The Weekly Standard’s Chris Deaton captures the quote of the day from Senator Tom Cotton speaking with Hugh Hewitt on Hugh’s syndicated radio show this morning: Arkansas senator Tom Cotton hammered the president’s foreign...Show More Summary
“Now, it may not be life and death, like the vote passengers on United Flight 93 took, but boy is it consequential.” — Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), quoted by the AP, on the presidential election.
A few weeks ago, Andy McCarthy, in a post on the election of Sadiq Khan as mayor of London, quoted from an incisive essay by Daniel Johnson in Standpoint. To my chagrin, I only recently became aware of the magazine and Johnson, its editor. Show More Summary
(Scott Johnson) Ed Rogers considers a few possible difficulties that Donald Trump’s presidential campaign raises for Hillary Clinton. He characterizes them as Trump’s “advantages.” This “advantage” Rogers himself puts in quotes, suggesting...Show More Summary
(Scott Johnson) President Obama’s ignorance of Winston Churchill is monumental. It is such that at his first press conference in 2009 Obama could quote Churchill in support of Obama’s high-minded approach to war: “We don’t torture.” If you know anything, and I mean anything, about Churchill, however, you know Churchill never said any such thing. Show More Summary
Bill Johnson just wants to let everyone know that he’s retiring as the radio voice of the Milwaukee men’s basketball team. Before he goes, he only has a few thousand grievances to get off his chest. To quote Groucho Marx "Hello, I must be going!" Before the decision is made for me, I am officially […]
(Scott Johnson) Heather Mac Donald gives us the quote of the day in the opening of her City Journal column “Bubba bites back.” She writes: “Bill Clinton injected a disruptive element into the Democratic presidential campaign yesterday: truth. Show More Summary
(Scott Johnson) Paul Mirengoff quoted briefly from the statement issued by Donald Trump as the results in Wisconsin were reported last night in his rolling commentary here. The Washington Post’s Robert Costa obtained the statement from the Trump campaign. Show More Summary
(Scott Johnson) In “Judging the ‘Minnesota men,'” I wrote about Judge Michael Davis’s experimental sentencing program in the Minnesota ISIS wannabe cases. Based on Andy McCarthy’s comments on the program (quoted in the article), I’m skeptical of it. Show More Summary
There is nothing which has yet been contrived by man by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern. - Samuel Johnson
It is worth a thousand pounds a year to have the habit of looking on the bright side of things. - Samuel Johnson
Differing from a man in doctrine was no reason why you should pull his house about his ears. - Samuel Johnson
Richard Johnson compiled some quotes from a source who was in attendance at a recent Hillary Clinton campaign event, giving special attention to what daughter Chelsea Clinton had to say about the family's faith.
(Scott Johnson) We may as well add to the mix this BITE DU JOUR from Mike Allen’s Politico Playbook newsletter. Allen features this quote from New York Times White House (soon to be Jerusalem) correspondent Peter Baker to John King on...Show More Summary
(Scott Johnson) In an interesting New York Post column, Paul Sperry quotes former State Department Inspector General Howard Krongard (2005-2008) on the course of proceedings. Krongard adds this dose of reality to the discussion of the...Show More Summary
"I plan on retiring within the next, like, three years. I want to live life without being worried about getting punched and getting up every day and losing weight and all of that craziness. I love the sport and respect the sport, but...Show More Summary
Babs Johnson: Kill everyone now! Condone first degree murder! Advocate cannibalism! Eat shit! Filth is my politics! Filth is my life!
Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not. - Samuel Johnson