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Behold, the Supreme Court’s Magical Warp Field Generator!

(Steven Hayward) I recall once reading an interview with one of the head writers of Star Trek: The Next Generation—you know, the faux Star Trek series where the role of Captain Kirk was reimagined by the UN and the National Organization of Women.  (No: This is not arguable. Show More Summary

Supreme Court upholds Obamacare subsidies

(Paul Mirengoff) The vote was 6-3. Chief Justice Roberts wrote the opinion. The dissenters were Justices Scalia, Thomas, and Alito. Two big wins for the Obama administration today, the other being the housing case (see post below).

Supreme Court finds disparate impact claim cognizable in housing cases

(Paul Mirengoff) The Supreme Court has just affirmed the Fifth Circuit’s ruling that the Fair Housing Act allows lawsuits based on disparate impact – that is, an allegation that a law or practice has a discriminatory effect, even if it wasn’t based on a discriminatory purpose. Show More Summary

“May fall short”

(Scott Johnson) If one takes the purported rationale of the imminent deal with Iran seriously, the deal is absurd. It will facilitate Iran’s development and acquisition of nuclear weapons. It will promote the nuclearization of the region,...Show More Summary

Bill Henck: Inside the IRS, part 8

(Scott Johnson) The IRS is at the center of the deepest scandals of the Obama administration. William Henck has given us a look from his perspective inside the IRS Office of the Chief Counsel, where he has worked as an attorney for over 26 years. Show More Summary

Freddie Gray autopsy report raises problems for prosecution’s case

(Paul Mirengoff) The Baltimore Sun says it has obtained a copy of the autopsy report in the Freddie Gray case. The Sun hasn’t published the report but presents a summary of it here. If the Sun’s description is accurate, the report will likely hurt, perhaps fatally, the prosecution’s case at least with respect to its most serious charges. Show More Summary

The Democrats Get Their Crazy On

(John Hinderaker) The floodgates are open, and craziness is pouring out. The Democrats’ Confederate flag victory has them lusting for more. Hillary Clinton says South Carolina is only the beginning: “It shouldn’t fly there. It shouldn’t fly anywhere,” Mrs. Show More Summary

And Still More Environmental Epic Fail

(Steven Hayward) It never rains (especially in climate change-stricken California) but it pours (which it will probably do next winter in California this El Nino-fueled year). No sooner do I deliver the latest eco-backfire news this morning that my (gluten free/non-animal-tested) in-box fills up with two fresh howlers. Show More Summary

Talking Trade With Bill Bennett

(John Hinderaker) This morning I was on Bill Bennett’s radio show, talking about the trade promotion authority bill that squeaked through the Senate yesterday. Our starting point was this post, in which I urged Republican senators to vote against cloture on the bill. Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton, Race-Baiter

(Steven Hayward) John and others have already noted the Democratic/Clintonian hypocrisy about the confederate battle flag, but get a load of this moment from Hillary Clinton from 2008 (just 45 seconds long) talking about her supportShow More Summary

Hillary relies on Republicans to be a party of cowards

(Paul Mirengoff) Hillary Clinton has made “voting rights” the centerpiece of her presidential campaign. Christian Adams reports: In Houston, Hillary made election process rules a focus of her campaign. By process, I mean who votes, when they vote, and how they vote. Show More Summary

More Environmental Epic Fail

(Steven Hayward) Does it seem like most environmental policies backfire to some extent, or just 95 percent of them? I lately returned to the 2012 National Bureau of Economic Research paper on how electric cars are actually more polluting in some states, depending on the electricity source, e.g. Show More Summary

Getting to yes

(Scott Johnson) Omri Ceren writes to comment on George Jahn’s AP story “Document outlines bit-power nuke help to Iran.” If you have been following our posts presenting Omri’s comments on the breaking news of our capitulation to the Islamic...Show More Summary

Rumors of Gruber

(Scott Johnson) The late Arnaud de Borchgrave and Robert Moss published The Spike in 1980 to expose the power of the media to suppress politically unpalatable stories in the service of covert political interests. The University of Chicago’s Peter B. Show More Summary

Tales of the administrative state

(Scott Johnson) We have written a lot about the administrative state and administrative law on Power Line over the past few years. Reviewing Philip Hamburger’s Is Administrative Law Unlawful? for National Review last year, I summarized just about everything I have learned about the administrative state into the review. Show More Summary

Obama expounds on racism, superficially

(Paul Mirengoff) President Obama said yesterday that “we are not cured of [racism].” He also said that “the legacy of slavery, Jim Crow, discrimination in almost every institution of our lives...casts a long shadow and that’s still part of our DNA that’s passed on.” Let’s consider these assertions. Show More Summary

About That Whole Confederate Flag Thing? Never Mind

(John Hinderaker) Hillary Clinton: Confederate flag is “a symbol of our nation’s racist past that has no place in our present or our future.” Images via American Power.

Dartmouth alum provides clarity on “torture”

(Paul Mirengoff) Robert Grenier served in the CIA for 27 years. In 2001, as station chief in Islamabad, he developed a CIA war plan for southern Afghanistan that relied on Afghans to drive Al Qaeda and Taliban fighters from Kabul and install Hamid Karzai as the country’s new president. Show More Summary

Media Alert

(John Hinderaker) For early risers, I will be on Bill Bennett’s radio show tomorrow morning to talk about yesterday’s post on trade promotion authority. The catch is that you need to be up at 6:30 Eastern (that’s 5:30 for us here in the Midwest) to hear it. Show More Summary

Politics In the Era of Symbolic Liberalism

(John Hinderaker) I am old enough to remember when liberals actually thought liberalism was a good idea. Long ago, liberals like Lyndon Johnson and Hubert Humphrey fought for programs that they thought would improve the lives of Americans. Show More Summary

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