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Ask Us Anything, Baby

(Joe Malchow) Power Line readers who are members of our exclusive circle of VIPs will be well aware that, from time to time, we conduct live video broadcasts via a private YouTube link. Broadcasting from our homes in, variously, Washington,...Show More Summary

Adventures in administrative law

(Scott Johnson) I wrote about the problem of the administrative state in “A new old regime,” my review of Philip Hamburger’s audaciously great book Is Administrative Law Unlawful? (Plot spoiler: the answer is yes.) Even with a lot of help from my friends at the Claremont Institute, it took me a long time to understand the problem. Show More Summary

Poll: GOP and Trump are no longer below water

(Paul Mirengoff) There’s more good polling news for Republicans today — the best yet in this cycle. A Politico/Morning Consult poll finds that the GOP has pulled, in effect, level with the Dems in the generic congressional poll. 39 percent...Show More Summary

Target: Happy Valentine’s Day To My “Person!”

(John Hinderaker) My wife used to be a loyal Target shopper; in fact, she worked for Target quite a few years ago. Her loyalty has waned as the company has gotten ever more PC, but she still shops there occasionally. She took this picture...Show More Summary

Liberals Double Down on Dumb

(Steven Hayward) Paul and I have already commented on the invincible ignorance of Sen. Brian Schatz’s comment that invoking “Anglo-American heritage” is racist, and it really does seem as though Sen. Schatz was jumping to someone’s talking points memo about what right-thinking people on the coasts should say about Attorney General Sessions. Show More Summary

La-la means I love you

(Scott Johnson) Produced by Thom Bell and Stan Watson, written by William Hart and Thom Bell, “La-La (Means I Love You)” is a classic of Philly soul, vintage 1968, and a memorable hit for the Delfonics. What a beautiful pop song. I don’t think they make ’em like this anymore. Show More Summary

Moon trot

(Paul Mirengoff) Wally Moon died last week. He was an outfielder for the St. Louis Cardinals and the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1950s and early 60s. Moon was Rookie of the Year in 1954 when, replacing the extraordinarily popular Enos Slaughter in the Cards outfield, he batted.304 and scored 106 runs. Show More Summary

Pretending our way to decline

(Paul Mirengoff) I had hoped that the idiotic left-wing outrage at Attorney General Sessions’ use of the term “Anglo-American law enforcement” would dissipate without making it into mainstream discussion. The fact that former President Obama has referred to the Anglo-American nature of our justice system seemed to support my hope. Show More Summary

Why Susan Rice Wrote an Email To Herself

(John Hinderaker) Scott wrote this morning about the extraordinary email that National Security Advisor Susan Rice wrote to herself at 12:15 on January 20, 2017, within minutes of when President Trump was inaugurated. It must have been her last act, more or less, before she vacated the White House. Show More Summary

Trump’s infrastructure program — some pros and cons

(Paul Mirengoff) Fulfilling a campaign promise, President Trump has proposed an infrastructure program. He seeks an initial outlay of $200 billion. Half of the money would be a straightforward appropriations outlay for expanding things like digital networks and federal infrastructure loan programs. Show More Summary

Feel Good Headline of the Day

(Steven Hayward) The New York Times has this headline up at the moment: From the story: MOSCOW — Four Russian nationals, and perhaps dozens more, were killed in fighting between pro-government forces in eastern Syria and members of the United States-led coalition fighting the Islamic State, according to Russian and Syrian officials. Show More Summary

Ellison speaks…a little

(Scott Johnson) In his Wall Street Journal column this past Friday, Jeryl Bier reported that Minnesota Fifth District Rep. Keith Ellison and Nation of Islam Supreme Leader Louis Farrakhan had a reunion of sorts in September 2013: The occasion was a visit by Iran’s newly elected President Hassan Rouhani to the United Nations. Show More Summary

The Weak in Portraits: Obama Edition

(Steven Hayward) The unveiling of the portraits of the Obamas for the National Portrait Gallery puts me in mind of Winston Churchill’s reaction to the ghastly Graham Sutherland portrait (left) presented to him for his 80th birthday,Show More Summary

Is Invincible Ignorance Required to Be a Liberal?

(Steven Hayward) William F. Buckley used to remark about what he called the “invincible ignorance” of liberals. Too bad he didn’t live to see Sen. Brian Schatz. After Senator Schatz complained about Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s use...Show More Summary

Rice papers the record

(Scott Johnson) Those who believe in government transparency have (or had) it in the case of Susan Rice. She is a transparent liar. She is also a knave and a fool. On September 16, 2012, for example, she hit the Sunday morning gabfests to assert that the attack on our Benghazi facilities represented cinematic criticism gone wild. Show More Summary

A dog-whistle for the hysterical and unlettered

(Paul Mirengoff) CNN reports that during his speech today to the National Sheriff’s Association, Attorney General Sessions said this: I want to thank every sheriff in America. Since our founding, the independently elected sheriff has...Show More Summary

Up in smoke

(Paul Mirengoff) I wrote here about the void in the Trump/Sessions, where four nominees for Assistant Attorney General positions are being held up due to Senate inaction. The four positions are crucial ones: Assistant Attorney General,...Show More Summary

Did Michael Flynn Actually Do Anything Wrong?

(John Hinderaker) Special prosecutor counsel Bob Mueller has one significant scalp on the wall: that of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, who pled guilty to one count of lying to the FBI and has yet to be sentenced. But, in a brilliant column, Byron York reviews the sequence of events as we have tortuously come to know them. Show More Summary

Leniency legislation is back

(Paul Mirengoff) Two years ago at this time, a bipartisan coalition of Senators was pushing legislation that would have slashed mandatory minimum sentences for many federal drug crimes. Such a bill had cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee. Show More Summary

A green thought in a green shade

(Scott Johnson) I await Roger Kimball’s commentary on the official portraits of President and Mrs. Obama unveiled today for display in the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. Speaking as a layman, I can say that I find Obama’s portrait unflattering and unaesthetic, so perhaps it fits in some sense. Show More Summary

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