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Flynn out

(Scott Johnson) Paul speculated last night that Lt. General Michael Flynn’s days as President Trump’s National Security Adviser might be numbered and that the number might be low. It turned out that the number was zero. General Flynn submitted his resignation late yesterday after meeting with Trump chief of staff Reince Priebus. Show More Summary

Trump is off to a good start with Japan

(Paul Mirengoff) What is the most important trait in a U.S. president? Regard for the Constitution, I believe. What’s second? Probably the ability to distinguish between friendly countries and leaders and unfriendly countries and leaders, and to conduct foreign policy accordingly. Show More Summary

Michael Flynn on the hot seat [UPDATED — WaPo talks of blackmail]

(Paul Mirengoff) White House press secretary Sean Spicer said today that President Trump is still “evaluating the situation” regarding Michael Flynn, his national security adviser. This statement suggests that Flynn is in hot water with Trump. Show More Summary

No Vote Fraud, Eh?

(Steven Hayward) Democrats hotly deny there is any vote fraud taking place in American elections. Funny that only Democrats seem sensitive about this charge. The asymmetry of outrage suggests something, I think. Once upon a time, Chicago Democrats justified their shenanigans by charging that downstate Illinois Republicans stole votes, too. Show More Summary

Democrats: We’re Making Progress!

(John Hinderaker) Ever since Donald Trump was inaugurated, the Democrats have tried hysterically, but with a stunning lack of success, to frustrate his ability to assemble an administration. Given their lack of control over any branch of the federal government, it is hard to see what the endgame of the Democrats’ strategy might be. Show More Summary

Now Is the Time for All Good Power Line Readers. . . (Updated)

(Steven Hayward) Have I mentioned before that I have a new book coming out? I can’t remember. Just in case I haven’t: Patriotism Is Not Enough will be officially published next week, on February 21, but Amazon is already shipping itShow More Summary

The trouble with Calhoun

(Scott Johnson) Having previously declared that the name of Calhoun College was to survive the grand renaming project undertaken by the university, President Peter Salovey was at pains to explain why the university had changed its mind. Show More Summary

Washington Post solicits leftists

(Paul Mirengoff) I wrote here about the Washington Post’s solicitation of sob stories from people who say their lives were adversely affected by President Trump’s executive order on immigration. I called it the journalistic equivalent of ambulance chasing. Show More Summary

Washington Post demonstrates importance of voter ID laws

(Paul Mirengoff) Little agitates Democrats more than claims of voter fraud. Such fraud is a hardy perennial of American politics. Our history is full of examples, such as Mayor Daley’s Chicago. Yet, Democrats want us to believe that, notwithstanding solid evidence to the contrary, it’s not a problem in modern American politics. Show More Summary

Is It “Deeply Offensive” to Enforce the Law?

(John Hinderaker) It is, apparently, if the law relates to immigration. At Penn State, someone put up posters urging students and others to report violations of the immigration laws. This is the poster: Is it a civic duty to report illegal aliens? That is certainly a defensible position. Show More Summary

Why Is Saturday Night Live News?

(John Hinderaker) Every Sunday morning, the Associated Press has a news story about the prior evening’s Saturday Night Live show. Today’s story is headlined Host Alec Baldwin, ‘SNL’ cast skewer Trump White House. Well, yes, they do that every week. Show More Summary

Al Jarreau, RIP

(Scott Johnson) I am so sad to observe the passing of the singer Al Jarrreau today in Los Angeles at the age of 76. Matt Schudel does a good job of paying tribute to Al in the Washington Post obituary. Margalit Fox provides a more ambivalent take in the New York Times obituary. I want to add a local note on Al’s death. Al was a native of Milwaukee. Once he

Thinkin’ about “Lincoln” again

(Scott Johnson) Steven Spielberg’s 2012 film Lincoln seems to have dropped from our cultural consciousness. Perhaps the cognitive dissonance it induces on the left suppresses memory of it. As we celebrate the anniversary of Lincoln’s birthday today, I want to take a look back at the film with the notes I offered at the time. Show More Summary

Kellyanne Conway: “counseled” but “unrepentant”

(Paul Mirengoff) During an appearance on Fox News, senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway plugged Ivanka Trump’s product lines. Speaking from the White House, she said: Go buy Ivanka’s stuff...I’m going to go get some myself today. Show More Summary

A reform baseball doesn’t need

(Paul Mirengoff) Baseball will implement a new, experimental rule this season in the very low minor leagues. When a game goes into extra innings, each extra half inning will begin with a runner on second base. This, of course, will make it easier for teams to score in extra innings and thus make it more likely that games will end sooner. Show More Summary

Is Slavery Bad? That All Depends

(John Hinderaker) From Rod Dreher comes the story of a left-wing Georgetown University professor who defends slavery. This may sound shocking, but it shouldn’t be surprising. Liberal academics around the world teach that only American (and perhaps some Caribbean and South American) slavery was really bad. Show More Summary

Euroweenies: Save Us From Trump!

(John Hinderaker) John Bercow, Speaker of the House of Commons, has proposed to bar President Trump from speaking to Parliament when he visits the U.K., on account of his supposed “racism and sexism.” That is an extreme case, but it is fair to say that Trump is deeply unpopular with Europe’s elites. Show More Summary

The Gorsuch Confirmation and the Finnis Connection

(Steven Hayward) I haven’t had time to weigh in yet on the Gorsuch nomination to the Supreme Court, so it is time to catch up. In addition to having a law degree from Harvard, it is notable that Gorsuch also took a leave from his lucrative law practice to attend Oxford University to earn a Ph.D under the direction of John Finnis. Never heard of John Finnis? I predict you will in

Martin Karo: Analyze this

(Scott Johnson) It’s hard to keep up with the news in the early weeks of the Trump administration. Reader Martin Karo writes to note one story we have overlooked so far. He observes that the Daily Caller seems to be the go-to site on the story, with this excellent February 7 update as well as the February 4 report linked below. Mr. Karo titles this “We were in the very best of

Berkeley then and now

(Scott Johnson) The Manhattan Institute’s Heather Mac Donald must recently have visited the Berkeley campus of the University of California. In her Winter 2017 City Journal essay “From culture to cupcakes,” Heather takes note of two long quotations in Bauhaus-era typography that adorn the facade of Berkeley Law, as the law school now calls itself. Show More Summary

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