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Obama’s Amnesty: It’s Even Worse Than You Thought

(John Hinderaker) As the implications of President Obama’s illegal executive amnesty orders come into focus, more adverse consequences are being identified on almost a daily basis. Here are two that have recently come to light. First,...Show More Summary

Don’t Let the Government Take Over the Internet

(John Hinderaker) The Obama administration is proposing a federal takeover of the internet. The details are murky since the administration’s proposed regulations weigh in at over 300 pages, but the idea is for the federal government to assert comprehensive regulatory control over the internet, as though it were a utility. Show More Summary

ISIS on the march in Iraq; al Qaeda on the march in Yemen

(Paul Mirengoff) This week, President Obama proclaimed that ISIS is on the defensive and that its morale is low. He cited no evidence, but if indeed ISIS’s morale had flagged, it will receive a pick-me-up from the capture by ISIS forces of an Iraqi town just a few miles away from a military base where hundreds of U.S. Show More Summary

Thoughts from the ammo line

(Scott Johnson) Ammo Grrrll returns just in time for VALENTIN’s DAY. She writes: Well, fellas, Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, so you still have a little time to get a box of candy, a dozen roses, or at least a card. Some ladies like the Victoria’s Secret stuff, but others think of it as more of a gift FOR you rather than FROM you. But if it jerks her bobber, go for it!

Requiem for a Governor

(John Hinderaker) John Kitzhaber, who is currently serving his fourth term as governor of Oregon, is the most popular politician in that state’s modern history. I knew John as a college student. He was a few years older than me, and I admired him greatly. Show More Summary

Barack Obama: Hand-washer-in-chief

(Paul Mirengoff) Executives are supposed to deal with or avoid problems. Barack Obama, elected U.S. president with essentially no executive experience, prefers to wash his hands of them. He washed his hands of Iraq, though now he has been forced to dirty them there again. Show More Summary

Net Neuter-trality

(Steven Hayward) I find the net neutrality controversy boring and tiresome, but also easy to sort out.  As Glenn Reynolds put it, nothing says forward-looking for the 21st century like a regulated utility.  When you have large industry groups fighting each other, that’s when you want the government to stay out. Show More Summary

Is Lindsey Graham a victim of “McCarthyism”?

(Paul Mirengoff) He seems to think so. Responding to criticism by opponents of the Loretta Lynch nomination, Sen. Graham complained: Joe McCarthy said, if you don’t agree with me that that guy is a communist, then you’re a communist....Show More Summary

Can A Liberal Commit a Hate Crime?

(John Hinderaker) In North Carolina, a middle-aged man named Craig Hicks murdered three young Muslim students who lived in his apartment complex. Hicks was known as an angry man who had frequent confrontations with his neighbors. Local police initially said that the murders apparently arose out of a dispute about parking spaces at the complex. Show More Summary

Voegeli On Liberal B—S—

(Steven Hayward) In the latest installment of Bill Voegeli’s series the Claremont Institute’s “American Mind” series, Bill discusses his chapter of The Pity Party entitled “Liberal Bullshit.”  It’s worth viewing if for no other reason than to enjoy how fully Charles Kesler channels William F. Buckley’s old mannerisms from “Firing Line.”

Will Canada Declare War Over Keystone?

(Steven Hayward) Canada, America’s largest trading partner and largest foreign supplier of oil, has been amazingly patient over Obama’s clearly insincere dithering over approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. Back when I was still in Washington...Show More Summary

Martin Heidegger, Call Your Office

(Steven Hayward) Martin Heidegger’s “Rector’s Address” at Freiburg University in 1933 was one of the milestones—and therefore lowest points—of the rise of Nazism in Germany, as his profession that Nazism represented the “inner truth and greatness of the German people” was prelude to his purging the university of Jewish faculty and students. Show More Summary

The non-mystery of Scott Walker’s college career

(Paul Mirengoff) In a reliable sign that Scott Walker is now a first-tier presidential prospect, the media wants to know what he thinks about evolution. Walker’s answer — “that’s a question a politician shouldn’t be involved in one way or the other” — is a sign that he can live up to first-tier status. Show More Summary

An uncertain kazoo

(Scott Johnson) The New York Times has posted the text of President Obama’s proposed resolution for the authorization of the use of force against the Islamic Staet here. The White House has posted the text of President Obama’s remarks on the proposed resolution here. Show More Summary

Are we better off without Obama’s anti-ISIS AUMF? Probably

(Paul Mirengoff) President Obama will conduct the American military action against ISIS as vigorously or (more likely) as halfheartedly as he desires. This is true whether or not Congress passes a new military authorization. Why, then, does Obama seek an anti-ISIS authorization for the use of military force. Show More Summary

Is the Fix In On Immigration?

(John Hinderaker) As I wrote here,Mitch McConnell is giving disquieting signs of throwing in the towel on President Obama’s illegal executive amnesty. This is particularly disturbing, given the history: during the lame duck session, the Republican grass roots were clamoring for the House to take immediate action against implementation of the amnesty. Show More Summary

John Boehner Challenges Senate Democrats To Do Their Jobs

(John Hinderaker) He actually put it a bit more profanely than that. But first, the context: as I noted yesterday, the House has passed a bill that fully funds the Department of Homeland Security, except for implementation of President Obama’s illegal executive orders on immigration. Show More Summary

Media Alert

(John Hinderaker) I will guest host the Laura Ingraham radio show tomorrow from 9 to 12 Eastern, 8 to 11 Central. We have a good lineup of guests, including Congressman John Culbertson, Byron York and Professor Tim Groseclose on media bias. Show More Summary

Return to Yucca Mountain

(Paul Mirengoff) In my opinion, the Obama administration’s decision to block the storage of nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain is a major and under-reported scandal. It represents the triumph of raw politics over the public good. As the...Show More Summary

Thinkin’ about “Lincoln” again

(Scott Johnson) We’ll be celebrating the anniversary of Lincoln’s birth tomorrow in the usual way, but I wanted to warm up with this look back at the 2012 film Lincoln. Until reading David Brooks’s obtuse column about the film, I was unsure that I knew enough to comment intelligently about it. Show More Summary

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