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Hearing whistle, they bark

(Scott Johnson) This past Sunday the Star Tribune published Katherine Kersten’s column on the looming crisis in Minnesota public schools. A Minnesota state agency is out to eliminate racial disparities in the response of schools to student misbehavior. Show More Summary

More fallout from the demonizing of Baltimore’s police force

(Paul Mirengoff) Johns Hopkins University wants to form its own police department with armed, sworn police officers to patrol its university and hospital campuses. The University already has its own security personnel, approximately 1,000 strong. Show More Summary

The Power Line Show, Ep. 62: Help Us, Obi-Wan Henry!

(Steven Hayward) In this short episode number 62, we do our regular check in with Henry Olsen, the Obi-Wan Kenobi of election analysts. We cover the fallout from the special election in House district 18 in Pennsylvania, how the tariff...Show More Summary

Democrats’ Obstructionism Is Unprecedented

(John Hinderaker) When the Democrats say, “He’s not my president,” they aren’t kidding. Most Democrats still refuse to accept the result of the 2016 election, and their party consistently refuses to extend to President Trump the routine cooperation that makes our democracy function. Show More Summary

Is Jeff Sessions’ job safe?

(Paul Mirengoff) Probably not. I doubt that anyone’s job is safe in the Trump administration. However, the Washington Examiner reports that the attorney general has received assurances from the White House that his job is safe. That’s the good news. Show More Summary

Help her (or not)

(Scott Johnson) Hillary Clinton gives new meaning to the phrase “the girl can’t help it,” made famous by Little Richard among others. She proved as much again in India, prompting Democrats still actively peddling their wares to profess their readiness to move on — unfortunately for us. Show More Summary

Discipline Quotas: The Obama Administration’s Evil Lives On

(John Hinderaker) In 2014, the Obama administration promulgated a “guidance” to America’s public schools that threatened federal investigations and litigation against schools where black students are disciplined (e.g., by suspension)...Show More Summary

Influential Dem operative “stands with McCabe” even if he’s guilty

(Paul Mirengoff) Ron Klain is a longtime Democratic operative. Among other important posts, he served as chief of staff to two vice presidents, Al Gore and Joe Biden. Klain is a personable guy. He was liked and respected by conservatives I know who dealt with him during the Clinton years. Show More Summary

In Re: McCabe’s Pension

(Steven Hayward) A lot of the commentary about the McCabe firing concerns the fact that being fired Friday night means his pension, supposedly with a value of something like $1.7 million (not sure if that is some kind of net-presentShow More Summary

Get Off Our Lawn!

(Steven Hayward) I spent the end of last week in Washington DC with a hectic schedule of meetings and mischief, including, most importantly, doing a number of one-on-one interviews with great people for the Power Line podcast. Stay tuned for details as these roll out over the next two weeks. Show More Summary

DOJ sues California over sanctuary state measures

(Paul Mirengoff) The Justice Department has filed suit against the state of California over its policies that protect illegal immigrants from U.S. immigration authorities. The lawsuit challenges the legality of three separate California laws. Show More Summary

A Fake Republican Runs In Minnesota

(John Hinderaker) The GOP has an opportunity to pick up a Senate seat in Minnesota. After the Democrats forced Al Franken out of office, Governor Mark Dayton appointed his Lieutenant Governor, Tina Smith, to serve until the general election in November. Show More Summary

“Making It” in the NYRB

(Scott Johnson) When it was published in 1967, Norman Podhoretz’s memoir Making It met with the publishing equivalent of a lynch mob. It included Podhoretz’s friends and fellow members of the New York literary/intellectual establishment. Show More Summary


(Steven Hayward) So Trump’s senior economic adviser, Gary Cohn, is resigning because of Trump’s announcement of steel and aluminum tariffs. The tariffs are likely a bad idea—unless you think Trump is merely making this move as part of...Show More Summary

On Tariffs, Hold the Hysteria

(John Hinderaker) President Trump said last week that he intends to use powers granted him by Congress to impose import duties on steel and aluminum. That was all it took for the press to become free traders. Gloom and doom are everywhere,...Show More Summary

At U of Miami, Free Speech Is Expensive

(John Hinderaker) The Federalist Society at the University of Miami Law School proposed to bring in Charles Murray as part of a debate on free speech. Ironically enough, the university responded by charging the Federalist Society for the cost of security for the event–security made necessary by liberals’ proclivity toward violence. Show More Summary

Something Completely Different: The Hittites

(John Hinderaker) Like most people, I suppose, I am aware of the Hittites only as bit players in the Old Testament. In my imagining, they have always been primitive at best. So I was surprised to come across this silver drinking cupShow More Summary

Dave Begley: At the Grasz investiture [updated]

(Scott Johnson) Our occasional correspondent David D. Begley reports on the investiture of Steven Grasz to the Eight Circuit Court of Appeals. Dave is himself an Omaha attorney. Dave’s report on the investiture of Judge Grasz takes up many of the threads we have followed over the past year and adds Dave’s own insightful analysis. Show More Summary

The Week in Pictures: Gun-Shy Edition

(Steven Hayward) So let’s take stock. Trump suddenly expresses some sympathy for gun control measures, which puts #The Resistance in a bind, because you’re supposed to be against anything Trump is for. Maybe Trump is a really clever guy after all. Show More Summary

Democrats are surprised that more money in pay checks is popular

(Paul Mirengoff) How out of touch is the Democratic Party? This out of touch: The Washington Post reports that Democrats expected the Trump tax cut to be unpopular and are surprised to find that voters like seeing more money in their pay checks. Show More Summary

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