Matthew Vadum


Matthew Vadum, Bombthrowers, and matthewvadum.blogspot.com, is an investigative reporter at a watchdog group in Washington, D.C.His new book Subversion Inc. can be bought at Amazon.com (US), Amazon.ca (Canada), and as an e-book at Kobo (Canada).Visit the Subversion Inc. Facebook page. Follow me on Twitter.

Most Recent Articles by Matthew Vadum:

The Soviet-Style push to Paint Trump as Mentally Ill

Jan 18, 2018 — Matthew Vadum

The Soviet-Style push to Paint Trump as Mentally Ill
Powerless to dislodge the duly elected 45th president from office, desperate left-wingers and their media allies are borrowing a page from Soviet Communism by dishonestly portraying President Trump as mentally unfit.

This is a coup attempt in progress and there is no indication it will go away anytime soon. In an earlier age, it might have been called high treason. The difference is that in the Soviet Union it was the government doing the smearing in order to maintain power. In America today, it is the opposition that is doing the smearing in the hope of removing its enemy from power and becoming the government.

Decades ago Moscow set the example that Trump-haters are now following. (Former Soviet propagandist Oleg Atbashian wrote an excellent piece at FrontPage last week on Soviet-style psychiatry.)


Sanctuary City Politicians May Be Prosecuted

Jan 17, 2018 — Matthew Vadum


Federal prosecutors are considering filing criminal charges against elected officials harboring illegal aliens in so-called sanctuary cities, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told lawmakers at a hearing dominated by Democrats hectoring her over whether President Trump used profanity during a closed-door negotiating session about immigration reform.

Jailing the leaders of sanctuary jurisdictions is long overdue.


DACA Probably Dead, Trump Says

Jan 15, 2018 — Matthew Vadum

DACA PROBABLY DEAD
President Obama’s program that shields the so-called DREAMers from deportation is “probably dead” President Trump declared yesterday after a drama-filled week of high-stakes negotiations on immigration reform.

Congressional Democrats have been trying to blackmail the president, offering to swap border security funding for protecting approximately 700,000 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) claimants. Although Democrats are continuing to threaten to force a government shutdown in days unless an agreement protecting those benefitting from the constitutionally dubious DACA program is reached, “Democrats don’t really want” to resolve the issue, Trump tweeted Sunday morning.


Yes, there are “shithole countries,” as Trump says

Jan 13, 2018 — Matthew Vadum

Yes, there are shithole countries, as Trump says
President Donald Trump denies news reports that he referred to Haiti and various terrible Third World nations as “shithole countries” in a meeting about immigration reform with lawmakers in the Oval Office.

“The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used. What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made – a big setback for DACA!,” Trump tweeted today at 7:28 a.m. (DACA refers to former President Obama’s unconstitutional Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy.)


Why does anyone listen to this traitorous nutbar William Kristol?

Jan 11, 2018 — Matthew Vadum

Why does anyone listen to this traitorous nutbar William Kristol?
Why does anyone listen to debauched alleged conservative Bill Kristol anymore?

His anti-Trump derangement has made him functionally insane. If President Trump supports something, Kristol opposes it reflexively even at the expense of his supposedly conservative principles.

Conservatives who aren’t sellouts to the awful U.S. Chamber of Commerce support the enforcement of immigration laws. Yet when Trump enforces such laws, laws that exist for a very good reason, Kristol is outraged. Today this has-been* complained on Twitter that “the pre-dawn raids on the 7-Elevens are bringing out my inner libertarian.”


Dems Admit they Need Illegals for their Votes

Jan 10, 2018 — Matthew Vadum

DEMS ADMIT THEY NEED ILLEGALS FOR THEIR VOTES
Democrats at the Left’s premier think tank have finally admitted in a leaked memo that illegal immigration is key to their party’s future electoral success.

Republicans may not be angels but they have never wielded compassion as a cudgel the way Democrats do. But this memo ought to end Democrats’ phony compassion shtick for all time. Power is the only thing that matters to them. They don’t care about America or Americans. They care only about winning. Honest observers have known this for years.

What did Democrats actually do this time to help solidify their image as the party of power over principle?


Trump’s Economy Booming

Jan 9, 2018 — Matthew Vadum

TRUMP’S ECONOMY BOOMING
President Trump’s economic boom is undeniably underway which means that the Left will grow increasingly strident and desperate in the lead-up to this year’s midterm congressional elections and beyond.

The better things go under Trump, the more looney the Left becomes. Left-wingers need something new to excite their base but they’re not likely to find it anytime soon. They’re going to recycle the same old garbage.


Criminal Charges for the British Spy of Dossier Infamy?

Jan 8, 2018 — Matthew Vadum

CRIMINAL CHARGES FOR THE BRITISH SPY OF DOSSIER INFAMY
The freelancing foreign spy who concocted the discredited Fusion GPS dossier to undermine President Trump may soon get his comeuppance now that senators are demanding a criminal investigation into his 2016 election shenanigans.

The criminal referral comes as Michael Wolff’s gossipy book, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, debuts as a bestseller, causing outrage and consternation in the nation’s capital. Wolff admits he cannot vouch for the accuracy of much of the book in which he makes incredible claims. Wolff said in an interview that “100 percent of the people around” Trump, “senior advisers, family members, every single one of them, questions his intelligence and fitness for office.” Trump himself tweeted the book is “full of lies, misrepresentations and sources that don’t exist” and accused Wolff of using his former White House chief strategist, whom the president derided as “Sloppy Steve Bannon,” to promote sales of the book.


Senators demand criminal probe of lying British spook of piss-gate dossier infamy

Jan 6, 2018 — Matthew Vadum

Senators demand criminal probe of lying British spook of piss-gate dossier infamy
Former British spy Christopher Steele’s lies seem to be catching up with him.

Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) and committee member Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) have reportedly asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate Steele for lying to federal authorities.


Ellison Embraces ANTIFA Violence Against Trump

Jan 5, 2018 — Matthew Vadum

ELLISON EMBRACES ANTIFA VIOLENCE AGAINST TRUMP
The Democratic National Committee’s deputy chairman essentially endorsed the violent anarchists and communists of the subversive Antifa movement during a stop at a bookstore this week.

It is not every day that a top official of one of America’s two major political parties throws his lot in with an umbrella group that openly sides with our enemies in North Korea and seeks the violent overthrow of the United States government. It is a sign of just how radical Democrats became in the Obama era. Nowadays those who urge the extinguishing of American democracy and the murder of police officers are considered legitimate activists.


TRUMP DEMANDS PRISON FOR HUMA ABEDIN

Jan 4, 2018 — Matthew Vadum

TRUMP DEMANDS PRISON FOR HUMA ABEDIN

​President Trump is demanding former top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin be imprisoned for violating national security protocols and that an investigation be opened into former FBI Director James Comey.

At 7:48 a.m. Tuesday President Trump tweeted:

Crooked Hillary Clinton’s top aid[e], Huma Abedin, has been accused of disregarding basic security protocols. She put Classified Passwords into the hands of foreign agents. Remember sailor[’]s pictures on submarine? Jail! Deep State Justice Dep[ar]t[ment] must finally act? Also on Comey & others[.]


FEDS GET “MINIMUM WAGE” OF $100K

Jan 2, 2018 — Matthew Vadum

FEDS GET “MINIMUM WAGE” OF $100K
As Americans struggle to make ends meet, federal government employees are taking home a “minimum wage” of $100,000 and getting two months paid vacation after a mere three years of employment, according to government watchdog group Open the Books.

President Trump is theoretically in charge of the federal government, but that doesn’t mean he controls the fat cat federal bureaucrats in the Democrat-dominated civil service, many of whom within the Beltway work every day to undermine his policies. He even ordered a pay raise for federal employees in the new year, although the increase is smaller than what had been scheduled had he not acted.


FBI STILL CONSIDERS DOSSIER CREDIBLE

Dec 30, 2017 — Matthew Vadum

FBI STILL CONSIDERS DOSSIER CREDIBLE
The FBI admits the Left’s electoral collusion conspiracy theory is unsubstantiated but still refuses to distance itself from the discredited Russia propaganda dossier Democrats paid Fusion GPS to create to undermine President Trump’s candidacy.

Testifying behind closed doors in Congress the week before Christmas, embattled FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe reportedly “declined to criticize the dossier’s 35 pages of salacious and criminal charges against Donald Trump and his aides, but he said it remains largely unverified, according to a source familiar with ongoing congressional inquiries.”

According to the Washington Times, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence chaired by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) is broadening the scope of its investigation into the collusion theory. The panel is looking at who funded the dossier and whether it was used by the FBI. It is also examining recent misconduct inside the Justice Department and the FBI, as well as the Obama administration’s unmasking of Americans caught up in foreigner-surveillance.


TERROR ON RUSSIAN SHOPPERS

Dec 28, 2017 — Matthew Vadum

TERROR ON RUSSIAN SHOPPERS, JIHAD
A Christmas season bombing of a supermarket in Russia’s second-largest city suggests that killing in the name of Islam never goes out of season.

In addition to being a time for end-of-the-year reflection, Christmas is also a popular time for Muslim terrorists to kill Christians and Jews, and sometimes, other Muslims, too.

Yuletide terrorist attacks seem to be becoming the new normal in several countries – and the Christmas season isn’t over yet in Russia. Eastern Orthodox Christians in Russia won’t celebrate the birth of Jesus of Nazareth until Sunday, Jan. 7, more than a week from now.


Marxists can be nationalists

Dec 26, 2017 — Matthew Vadum

Giovanni Gentile, philosopher of fascism
Explaining the nature and origins of fascism isn’t an easy task, as Jonah Goldberg demonstrated in the fairly definitive book, Liberal Fascism. For starters, as Goldberg has noted, it is difficult to get people to agree on even a definition of the ideology.

Dinesh D’Souza, author of The Big Lie, is correct when he identifies fascism as a species of socialism. That is exactly what fascism is — and, as he argues, Giovanni Gentile got the fascist (wrecking) ball rolling.

But D’Souza appears to be guilty of a little bit of oversimplification.


“Chappaquiddick”: A cinematic dive into Ted Kennedy’s evil

Dec 24, 2017 — Matthew Vadum

Chappaquiddick: A cinematic dive into Ted Kennedy’s evil
Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) was not merely misguided — he was a truly despicable, evil man.

He was a murderer, probably a rapist, and a traitor who offered his services to the Soviet Union during the Cold War, but Democrats refused to abandon him.

As Connie Hair has written, Kennedy was a man “who appeared to have no moral restraints whatsoever on his personal pursuit of raw political power.”


Muslim plot to bomb San Francisco tourist attraction on Christmas foiled

Dec 23, 2017 — Matthew Vadum

Muslim plot to bomb San Francisco tourist attraction on Christmas foiledChristmas is a time for reflection. It is also a popular day for Muslim terrorists to kill Christians and Jews and other Muslims, too. In other words, Christmas falls on a day that ends in a “Y” — and killing in Allah’s name never goes out of season.

But Allah forbid anyone attack a Muslim during the Ramadan, Islam’s holiest month! That makes the so-called Arab street goes crazy — as does, well, anything and everything. The Koran was said to have been revealed to Muhammad, the founder of Islam, during the month now called Ramadan.

Anyway, Everitt Aaron Jameson, 26, of Modesto, California, was arrested Wednesday for allegedly planning a Christmas Day bomb attack on tourist-heavy Pier 39 in San Francisco. He apparently formed this plot to get back at President Trump for recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. To get into the yuletide killing spirit, Jameson adopted an Islamic name, to wit, Abdallah abu Everitt ibn Gordon al-Amriki.

Why Mr. Jameson, a former U.S. Marine Corps trainee booted out for lying about a medical condition, would think he was hurting Christians by bombing San Francisco, more or less Ground Zero for leftism and secularism in America, is unclear. He must have been indiscriminately seeking publicity for the jihadist cause so any American or non-American corpse would do.


Trump signs bill cutting taxes, ending Obamacare individual mandate

Dec 22, 2017 — Matthew Vadum

Trump signs bill cutting taxes, ending Obamacare individual mandate
The Christmas present to the nation that President Trump promised arrived today.

At the White House this morning the president signed into law H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Bill Act, and H.R. 1370.

By signing H.R. 1, Trump signed a death warrant effective Dec. 31, 2018, for the hated Obamacare individual mandate. Unless congressional Republicans wuss out — always a danger — Trump has set in motion the repeal of Obamacare, also known as the Affordable Care Act.


Democrat fundraising collapses in November

Dec 22, 2017 — Matthew Vadum

Democrat fundraising collapses in November
If you only get your news from the Trump-detesting mainstream media you may be forgiven for thinking the Republican Party was on the verge of certain annihilation.

But fundraising figures tell a different story.

November was a disaster for the Democratic National Committee.


Winning Bigly on Taxes

Dec 21, 2017 — Matthew Vadum

Winning Bigly on Taxes
Congress passed the largest overhaul of the tax system in decades yesterday, handing President Trump his first major legislative victory and clearing the way for strong economic growth likely to provide potentially long-term electoral benefits for Republicans.

This historic development is already causing apoplexy and aneurysms on the Left where allowing people to keep their own hard-earned money is heresy. Anything that tends to roll back government power is a threat to left-wingers who are happiest when bossing other people around. Nothing is more frightening to leftists than economic freedom.

The tax legislation reduces corporate and personal income tax rates, increases the child tax credit, caps state and local tax deductions, doubles the estate tax exemption, repeals Obamacare’s hated individual mandate, and opens part of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to energy exploration, according to media reports. Getting the bill through Congress also burnishes – at least temporarily – the conservative credentials of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) who have both repeatedly come under assault by conservatives in their own party.