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Has Anyone Ever Leaked So Much To So Little Effect?

(John Hinderaker) The number of anonymous leaks that have assailed President Trump since his inauguration is staggering. They have come from the intelligence agencies, the FBI, and all over the executive branch, including the White House. Show More Summary

This Week in Trump

(Steven Hayward) Normally I don’t traffic in the typical media thumb-sucking about what’s immediately ahead for the President, or other unctuous, subjunctive commands about what the President “must do” if he is going to advance. ButShow More Summary

15 years: 15 thoughts

(Scott Johnson) It was fifteen years ago this weekend — fifteen years ago today, I think, but maybe tomorrow — that John Hinderaker went to Blogger and set up Power Line. On Memorial Day that weekend he gave me a call and invited me to contribute. Show More Summary

Kushner reportedly wanted secret communications channel with Russians

(Paul Mirengoff) The Trump-related scandal of the day is news that Jared Kushner and Russia’s ambassador to Washington discussed the possibility of setting up a secret and secure communications channel between Trump’s transition team and the Kremlin, using Russian diplomatic facilities. Show More Summary

A Lesson In Economics and Immigration

(John Hinderaker) A CBS station in Sacramento headlines: “Trump threats, minimum wage, overtime hitting California farmers hard.” Put this one in the category of “inadvertently revealing.” Faced with an urgent shortage of workers, California farmers are desperate to be heard. Show More Summary

Drones Against The Drones

(Steven Hayward) Oh happy day! The DC Circuit Court of Appeals recently voided an FAA rule that impinged directly on Power Line’s Air Force—namely, my small drone fleet. The FAA required registration of drones starting several months back. Show More Summary

Loose Ends (24)

(Steven Hayward) • Climate change: Is there anything it can’t do? Climate Change Is Making It Harder to Sleep Climate change is coming for you in the night. That’s the conclusion of scientists who study how heat disturbs sleep—and how projected warming is expected to make bad sleep even worse... Show More Summary

When Al Franken body-slammed a demonstrator

(Paul Mirengoff) When I wrote about Fightin’ Greg Gianforte’s assault (as it seems to me) on a reporter, I believed that Al Franken had a history of physical aggression against folks who annoyed him. However, the only incident I recalled...Show More Summary

Trump resisters in robes: the Fourth Circuit’s travel ban decision

(Paul Mirengoff) My take on the Fourth Circuit’s decision travel ban decision differs from John’s. He says the decision makes him “sad rather than angry.” It makes me angry and a little sick. You need not have attended law school to analyze this case properly. Show More Summary

Mugging Mr. Murray

(Scott Johnson) American Enterprise Institute fellow Charles Murray must rank among our most prominent living social scientists. At a hearing of the Joint Economic Committee convened by Senator and JEC vice chairman Mike Lee last week,...Show More Summary

The Week in Pictures: Body Slam Edition

(Steven Hayward) So the Democrats got body slammed in another election this week. It’s to be expected in the Year of the Liberal Freakout. I expect Elizabeth Warren’s foreign policy platform in 2020 will be “Get the United States Out of Montana!” Meanwhile, liberals continue to hunt for the motive for the Manchester terror bombing. Show More Summary

Tillerson declines to host Ramadan event at State Dept. (for now)

(Paul Mirengoff) Reuters reports that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has declined a request to host an event to mark Ramadan. Reuters cites two U.S. officials. The State Department has been hosting such dinners for two decades. The practice began in 1998 under Madeleine Albright. Show More Summary

British Government Funded Manchester Bomber

(John Hinderaker) Can a Western welfare state defend itself against Islamic terrorism? Perhaps, but it will require fundamental changes. The Telegraph reports that last week’s terrorist attack in Manchester was funded by the BritishShow More Summary

What Venezuela’s Medical Crisis Tells Us About Socialism

(John Hinderaker) The Lancet is a renowned medical journal headquartered in England. The current issue includes an article on Venezuela, titled “Data reveal state of Venezuelan health system”. The data in question come from the Venezuelan government, after two years in which it released no reports. Show More Summary

Hilarious Hillary

(Steven Hayward) Did you hear? Hillary Clinton hacked her way (in every sense of the work “hack”—see the second video below) through a commencement address at her alma mater Wellesley College today, where, among other things, she claimed we live at a time when truth and reason are under assault. Show More Summary

Rockefeller Brothers Fund supports Israel boycott

(Paul Mirengoff) The Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF) commands $842 million in assets. The Rockefeller name, coupled with RBF’s financial clout, make this institution a pillar of American philanthropy. Thus, it’s disappointing, though perhaps not altogether surprising, to learn that RBF is a substantial contributor to the boycott Israel movement. Show More Summary

The 4th Circuit’s Travel Ban Decision: An Affront to the Rule of Law

(John Hinderaker) Yesterday the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a district court order that found President Trump’s second travel ban to be unconstitutional. This is one of those news stories that make me sad rather than angry. The decision is ridiculous. Show More Summary

After Manchester, growing concerns in Minneapolis

(Scott Johnson) The massacre in Manchester this week seems to have prompted attention to the arrest of brothers Abdullah and Majid Alrifahe in north Minneapolis on May 11. Inside the parked car they were sitting in was a stash of guns, ammo, drone parts and an inert hand grenade. Show More Summary

Sing me back home

(Scott Johnson) As a conservative fellow with his own anger management issues, I was pulling for Fightin’ Greg Gianforte to pull out his race against Singin’ Rob Quist in the Montana special election to fill Montana’s seat in the House of Representatives. Show More Summary

Thoughts from the ammo line

(Scott Johnson) Ammo Grrrll has posses on some widely applicable advice: USE EXTREME CAUTION! She writes: No, my dear friends, that is not a warning which must be legally appended to the New York Times, Washington Post, or Red Star of the North Tribune, to prevent you from taking any information therein with anything but a grain of salt substitute. Show More Summary

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