Discover a new way to find and share stories you'll love… Learn about Reading Desk

Blog Profile / Power Line


URL :http://www.powerlineblog.com/
Filed Under:US Politics / Conservative
Posts on Regator:19038
Posts / Week:55.8
Archived Since:February 7, 2008

Blog Post Archive

New Middle East reality should shatter West Bank myths

(Paul Mirengoff) To superficial observers of the Middle East, the latest round of fighting in Gaza looks like a replay of previous rounds. Once again, it seems, Israel pounded Hamas but didn’t crush it. But there was something different this time around. Show More Summary

Report: Hamas executed tunnel diggers

(Paul Mirengoff) Digging tunnels for Hamas and living to tell about it is no sure thing. At least 160 Palestinian children reportedly died while performing the hazardous duty that the tunnel digging for Hamas entails. This number was reported in a pro-Palestinian journalist based on statements by Hamas officials in Gaza. Show More Summary

The Obama file

(Scott Johnson) From the first days of his administration, President Obama has sought to befriend our enemies and betray our allies. Those of us who understood Obama as a member of the leftover left with friends in all the likely places have not been surprised. Show More Summary

Hard-line Hillary: where is it coming from?

(Paul Mirengoff) Jeffrey Goldberg reports on his remarkable interview with Hillary Clinton. The report and accompanying transcript make the former Secretary of State sound like a neo-conservative, at least in the loose sense in which the term is tossed about. Show More Summary

Obama’s pathetic excuse for not acting in Iraq

(Paul Mirengoff) Why did President Obama stand by while ISIS conquered much of Iraq? The reason seems straightforward: he doesn’t believe in using force unless it’s part of an international effort. Obama has offered a different explanation, though. Show More Summary

Whatever Happened to Cynthia McKinney?

(John Hinderaker) Cynthia McKinney was one of the looniest Democrats of her generation. A 9/11 Truther, she lost not one but two Democratic primaries because she was considered too far out. Her father’s explanation that she was in trouble because “the Jews have bought everybody. Show More Summary

What If Watergate Happened Today?

(John Hinderaker) In this brief clip from ABC’s This Week, filmed this morning, Sharyl Attkisson answers that question–humorously but accurately, I think. But only because we have a Democratic president. If the next president is a Republican, journalism will undergo a renaissance:

It’s White People All The Way Down

(Steven Hayward) Liberalism has been on a hair-trigger for several decades now about “blaming the victim” for any misfortune or ill-circumstance that they may be suffering—sometimes with good reason, but often not.  The irony is that...Show More Summary

Just a lie before he goes

(Scott Johnson) Taking a few questions following a statement on the dire situation in Iraq that President Obama gave on the White House lawn as he departed for his Martha’s Vineyard vacation (White House transcript here, White HouseShow More Summary

Dershowitz v. Carter: No Contest

(Steven Hayward) For a very long time I couldn’t stand Alan Dershowitz, the Harvard criminal law professor who was reliably irritating on almost any subject.  He seemed the male version of Gloria Allred, turning up on camera in the middle of every controversy, rivaling Jesse Jackson for the title as the best political ambulance chaser in the land. Show More Summary

The New York Times Ignores the Facts In Tennessee

(John Hinderaker) The New York Times editorial board is one of the most irresponsible political groups around, which would matter more if the paper’s editorials were read by anyone other than a few die-hard leftists. In addition to writing their collective editorials, the board members blog individually. Show More Summary

Boyhood: A brief note

(Scott Johnson) We went to see the film Boyhood last night, and I want to recommend it to readers who might otherwise overlook it in the film industry’s recurring summer of crud. It’s a movie for adults about time and love and (the modern) family. Show More Summary

The seven ages of man updated

(Scott Johnson) My worldly wise acquaintance who commented in the adjacent post on Obama’s interview with Tom Friedman also sent along this related thought on an updated version of the Seven Ages of Man expounded by Jaques in Shakespeare’s As You Like It. Show More Summary

Obama’s map of misreading: A comment

(Scott Johnson) I asked the person who is perhaps the most worldly wise man I know if he would comment on Obama’s interview with Obama apostle Tom Friedman as related yesterday in the Times article “Obama on the world.” Noting the stupidity...Show More Summary

Gary Williams enters the basketball Hall of Fame

(Paul Mirengoff) Two coaches helped define my life as a Washington D.C. area sports fan — Joe Gibbs and Gary Williams. The contrast between the two is sharp. Gibbs was understated, mellow on the outside, and a conspicuous family man; Williams was brash, edgy, and seemingly a lone wolf. Show More Summary

The Future That Doesn’t Work

(Steven Hayward) Scratch a Progressive, and they’ll tell you that their ideal for what America should look like is the “social democracies” of enlightened Europe.  That’s why we need higher minimum wage laws, pro-union mandates, and other regulations on the job market. Show More Summary

They’re Not the Jayvees Anymore…

(John Hinderaker) In January, Barack Obama infamously referred to ISIS as a bunch of “jayvees.” During White House spokesman Josh Earnest’s briefing yesterday, Jim Acosta of CNN indulged in a bit of snark: Let me ask you about something...Show More Summary

Arm the Kurds!

(John Hinderaker) ISIS has routed Kurdish forces in their early engagements, mostly because they are better armed. The Associated Press notes: In a bitter irony, the extremists used American armored vehicles and weapons they had seized from the hapless Iraqi military to defeat Kurdish fighters who were blocked from acquiring just such equipment…. Show More Summary

The Week in Pictures: Pick Your Theme Edition

(Steven Hayward) Hard to pick the obvious theme for this week.  What is more rare—an ebola epidemic or Obama asserting himself in foreign policy? Maybe Obama impeached himself this week and let Joe Biden and Samantha Powers make the call on attacking ISIS and sending food and supplies to the Kurds. Show More Summary

Obama’s map of misreading

(Scott Johnson) It’s not unusual for Obama to regale us with his deep thoughts. He does it all the time. Not for him the adage (I think it’s Mark Twain’s) that “it’s better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than open it and remove...Show More Summary

Recent Posting Activity

Achievements

Posts per Week
Posts on Regator

Related Blogs


Copyright © 2011 Regator, LLC