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The presumption of guilt

(Paul Mirengoff) As Scott wrote this morning, the proposition that a man is presumed innocent until proven guilty is to be applied by a jury sitting in a criminal case. The proposition need not be applied in an election campaign and, if one chooses to apply it, one should not demand proof beyond a reasonable doubt. Show More Summary

Who Pays For “Green” Energy?

(John Hinderaker) These days, there is considerable obfuscation about the true costs of “green” energy–basically, wind and solar. Politicians, regulators and sometimes utilities assert that wind and solar are efficient–that they actually are price-competitive with reliable energy sources like coal and natural gas. Show More Summary

The allegations against Roy Moore

(Paul Mirengoff) The Washington Post’s story about Roy Moore persuades me that, when he was in his early 30s, he liked to date teenage girls. It does not persuade me that he engaged in inappropriate sexual touchings with the 14 year-old girl who claims he did. Show More Summary

(DHS) Magical mystery tour: Tentative finale

(Scott Johnson) I have been writing for the past 18 months about the Somalis-only security tour of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport that Star Tribune reporter Stephen Montemayor mentioned in a March 2016 article related to the case of the “Minnesota men” subsequently convicted of seeking to join ISIS. Show More Summary

Kevin Spacey: A modest proposal

(Paul Mirengoff) Kevin Spacey will be excised from the movie All the Money in the World. The film, in which Spacey was to play J.Paul Getty, has already been shot. But due to multiple allegations of sexual assault against him, Spacey’s scenes, of which there surely are plenty, will be reshot with Christopher Plummer in the Getty role. Show More Summary

On Global Warming, the US Leads the Way

(John Hinderaker) Leftists both here and abroad are wailing about President Trump’s withdrawal of the U.S. from the 2015 Paris climate agreement, and, in a moment of epic irrelevancy, a French official announced that President Trump is not invited to the next Paris climate talkfest in December. Show More Summary

Today in Energy

(Steven Hayward) The good people at the Daily Shot, the Wall Street Journal‘s digest of interesting charts and graphs on all things economic, has some nice snapshots today of the energy sector in the U.S. and for the world. Some interesting things to note here. Show More Summary

Rand Paul’s neighbors dispute “property dispute” reports

(Paul Mirengoff) In the aftermath of the assault by Rene Boucher ( “the leftist next door”) on Sen. Rand Paul, Boucher’s lawyer claimed that politics played no part in the attack. I put no stock in public statements by attorneys defending their clients. Show More Summary

Liberal Fantasyland

(Steven Hayward) Yes, we all know that liberals live in a fantasyland beyond the wildest imagination of Walt Disney on LSD, but today the Washington Post confirms it with a comic speculation on the subject “What If Hillary Had Won?”Show More Summary

Tomorrow in Liberal Sexual Harassment?

(Steven Hayward) Oh no! Now it is reported that actor Jeffrey Tambor is being investigated for sexual harassment. Say it ain’t so! Tambor is one of my favorite comic actors. This comes on top of more news about a number of lesser Hollywood...Show More Summary

The Blabbermouth angle (2)

(Scott Johnson) It is among our national misfortunes that the ineffable Debbie Wasserman Schultz remains in the middle of the drama implicit in the great Russian hack attack of 2016. She served as Barack Obama’s appointed leader of the Democratic National Committee at the time. Show More Summary

Understanding Trump

(Scott Johnson) With the 2016 election now one year behind us, some observers are taking the anniversary as an occasion to assess the outcome. This past June 21 the Claremont Institute called on Charles Kesler and William Voegeli to advance our understanding of President Trump. Show More Summary

Monkey business at the CBO?

(Paul Mirengoff) The mainstream media almost never mentions the Congressional Budget Office without adding the adjective “non-partisan.” But the CBS is staffed by folks who, in real life, are probably partisan. And given the pool from which its staff is drawn, most very likely are partisan Democrats. Show More Summary

This day in media freakouts

(Paul Mirengoff) A year ago tonight, we learned that Donald Trump had defeated Hillary Clinton and would be our next president. Some took the news better than others. Amber Athey and Justin Caruso of the Daily Caller have collected videos of some who didn’t take it well at all. Show More Summary

Sabotage at USA Today? [Updated]

(John Hinderaker) About six hours ago, USA Today put out one of the dumbest tweets of all time. It is provoking considerable hilarity online, which you can catch up on at Twitchy. First, a word of explanation. The inability of liberal media outlets to write intelligently about guns is notorious. Show More Summary

Is the National Anthem Racist?

(John Hinderaker) There are several possible answers to this question: 1) Of course, because everything is racist. 2) It’s anyone’s guess. The word “racist” has no meaning. 3) Don’t be stupid. “Yes” isn’t really on the list. Yet theShow More Summary

Today in Liberal Sexual Harassment

(Steven Hayward) I suppose it was inevitable that the Great Liberal Sexual Harassment Purge would snare the Very Rev. Jesse Jackson: After Jackson’s riveting and inspiring speech about the responsibility of black journalists, we all lined up to take a photo with him. Show More Summary

Virginia post mortem, Part Two

(Paul Mirengoff) If the only information we had heading into yesterday’s election in Virginia was (1) that Hillary Clinton carried the state by five points and (2) that President Trump’s approval rating in Virginia was 40 percent (compared...Show More Summary

The Virginia shellacking

(Scott Johnson) The shellacking that Democrat Ralph Northam administered to Republican Ed Gillespie in Virginia’s gubernatorial election yesterday is unlike Wagner’s music as described by Mark Twain. It’s not better than it sounds; it’s worse than it sounds. Show More Summary

Virginia post mortem

(Paul Mirengoff) It’s no surprise that Ralph Northam defeated Ed Gillespie. I was surprised, though, that the race wasn’t close, and I think most analysts were surprised that Northam won so comfortably (by at least 8 points, it looks like). Show More Summary

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