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(Steven Hayward) 1. Did former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell really say that Trump would lose because there are more ugly women in America? Yes, he did: “Will he [Donald Trump] have some appeal to working-class Dems in Levittown or Bristol? Sure,” Rendell said. Show More Summary

Senate Committee Exposes Scofflaw Obama Administration

(John Hinderaker) Today the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration and The National Interest conducted a hearing on declining deportations and increasing releases of criminal aliens by the Obama administration. President Obama’s refusal to enforce the law, in violation of his most fundamental constitutional duty, is a scandal. Show More Summary

Annals of Economic Illiteracy

(Steven Hayward) My first mentor in journalism right out of college, the great M. Stanton Evans, liked to point to mainstream media coverage of inflation for examples of head-smackingly superficial grasp of the issues. Most stories about...Show More Summary

Not Gonna Call These Gals, Part 2

(Steven Hayward) Back in March we noted that the trailer for the forthcoming high-estrogen remake of Ghostbusters looked dreadful, and subsequently YouTube viewers marked down the trailer by a massive margin. There’s a new trailer out...Show More Summary

Sen. Tom Cotton on Crime and Justice in America

(Paul Mirengoff) Senator Tom Cotton delivered an important address today at the Hudson Institute on crime and justice in America. Cotton said he believes that the criminal-leniency bill in the Senate — which would, among other things, lead to the release of many thousands of federal drug felons from prison — is dead in this year’s Congress. Show More Summary

Minnesota men go to trial (10)

(Scott Johnson) Conspirator turned FBI informant Abdirahman Bashir continued his testimony this morning. Bashir sought to join ISIS in Syria during 2013 along with teh defendants. Just before lunch he testified that the FBI told him they would help him get his job back at the airport if he cooperated. Show More Summary

James Madison’s Ultimate Test

(Steven Hayward) Given the lack of confidence in either of the two major party presidential presumptive nominees, earlier today I tweeted out the following thought-provoker: What prompted this was a passage from another old unpublished lecture of Harry V. Show More Summary

The Power Line Show, Ep. 36: “Frankfurters All the Way Down”

(Steven Hayward) This episode of the Power Line Show features an interview with Michael Walsh about his fascinating recent book The Devil’s Pleasure Palace: The Cult of Critical Theory and the Subversion of the West. Walsh explains how...Show More Summary

Can Trump be trusted on the Supreme Court?

(Paul Mirengoff) Donald Trump’s Supreme Court list continues to dominate conservative discussion, at least the discussion that I follow. John Yoo strongly commends the list but worries that Trump won’t appoint anyone from it, or anyone comparably conservative. Show More Summary

“Minnesota men” go to trial (9)

(Scott Johnson) A minor witness testifying briefly yesterday made for a highly symbolic moment during the trial of the “Minnesota men” charged with conspiracy to provide material support to ISIS. In mid-afternoon The prosecution called Bashi Ibrahim to the stand. Show More Summary

The Tragedy of Democratic Socialism

(John Hinderaker) We have chronicled the catastrophic decline of Venezuela’s economy under socialists Hugo Chavez and Nicolas Maduro. The situation has gotten so bad that even the New York Times has taken note: “Dying Infants and No Medicine: Inside Venezuela’s Failing Hospitals.” By morning, three newborns were already dead. Show More Summary

Libya, Five Years Later

(John Hinderaker) Hillary Clinton’s emails reveal that she intended the overthrow of Moammar Qaddafi to be the crown jewel of her tenure as Secretary of State. It was to be her principal credential when she made her inevitable run for the presidency. Show More Summary

Random Thoughts for a Wednesday Evening

(Steven Hayward) 1. The old cliché holds that Republicans fall in line (behind the inevitable establishment candidate), while Democrats fall in love (with some renegade populist insurgent). This year the roles have been scrambled. Republican...Show More Summary

Better Living Through Chemistry: The Settled Science

(Steven Hayward) If I still dressed up for trick or treat on Halloween, I think I’d don a costume for the most frightening thing imaginable to the Greenie left: I’d dress up as a Genetically Modified Organism (GMO). Go with Frankenfood when Frankenstein won’t do. Show More Summary

More on Trump’s Supreme Court List

(John Hinderaker) I agree with Paul’s comments on the list of potential Supreme Court nominees that Donald Trump released today. I have a few additional thoughts. One of the judges on the list, David Stras, is on the Minnesota Supreme Court. Show More Summary

Trump’s Supreme Court list

(Paul Mirengoff) Donald Trump has released a list of 11 potential Supreme Court justices he plans to vet to fill the seat of late Justice Antonin Scalia if he’s elected to the White House. The impressive list contains these names: Steven Colloton (8th Cir.) Allison Eid (Colorado Sup. Show More Summary

The Trump bounce

(Paul Mirengoff) Steve has observed that recent polls show Donald Trump running only slightly behind Hillary Clinton. He also suggests that Trump might really be ahead of Clinton, but that some respondents aren’t expressing their support for the tycoon to pollsters. Show More Summary

Media alert

(Paul Mirengoff) I will appear today on Todd Herman’s radio show on AM 770 KTTH in Seattle. I’m scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time. We will be discussing President Obama’s fair housing power grab, otherwise known as Affirmative Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH). I’m looking forward to it and hope that some of you will be able to listen.

“Minnesota men” go to trial (8)

(Scott Johnson) When the first group of “Minnesota men” were charged with conspiring to join ISIS in April 2015, it made headlines in page-one stories all over the country. Scott Shaen reported in the New York Times, for example, “6Show More Summary

Hillary’s long limp to the nomination continues

(Paul Mirengoff) It’s amusing to watch Hillary Clinton, whose nomination for president is assured, struggle to eek out occasional victory in Democratic primaries. Tonight, Clinton appears to have eeked one out in Kentucky. With nearly all of the votes counted, she leads Bernie Sanders by fewer than 2,000 (out of more than 420,000 cast). Show More Summary

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