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Trump savages Richard Blumenthal on Twitter

(Paul Mirengoff) President Trump ripped Richard Blumenthal on Twitter following a television appearance by the obnoxious Connecticut Senator. He wrote: Interesting to watch Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut talking about hoax...Show More Summary

This day in baseball history: The Senators reach .500

(Paul Mirengoff) On August 7, 1967, the Washington Senators reached the.500 mark by beating the Minnesota Twins 5-0 at Metropolitan Stadium. Phil Ortega, an undistinguished pitcher enjoying a career year, shut out the mighty Twins on three hits. Show More Summary

All the Speculation That’s Fit to Print

(John Hinderaker) Over the weekend, the New York Times published a story on Republicans who supposedly are angling for their party’s 2020 presidential nomination: “Republican Shadow Campaign for 2020 Takes Shape as Trump Doubts Grow.” The story was, of course, part of the paper’s daily war on President Trump. Show More Summary

The illusion of diversity

(Paul Mirengoff) Michael Smerconish interviews Vijay Jojo Chokalingam, a dark-skinned man of (Asian) Indian dissent who got admitted to medical school by pretending to be black. Despite carrying what he calls a pitiful 3.1 grade point...Show More Summary

Today in the Annals of Stupid

(Steven Hayward) Let’s take stock of where we are at the moment. Not long ago some environmentalists were saying that we should have fewer children to fight climate change. I wonder if Al Gore will send back two of his four kids? Then...Show More Summary

(DHS) Magical mystery tour: Doing the work the Star Tribune won’t do (2)

(Scott Johnson) Last week I wrote about the 2016 edition of the annual Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport tour conducted for Somalis only by officers of Customs and Border Protection in the Department of Homeland Security. The tour gives local Somali Muslim community leaders a behind the scenes look at security and processing at the airport. Show More Summary

CRB: More justice, less crime

(Scott Johnson) The new (Summer) issue of the Claremont Review of Books is in the mail. Thanks to our friends at the Claremont Institute, I have read the new issue in galley to select three pieces to be submitted for the consideration of Power Line readers. Show More Summary

The horror! Governors deploy police where the murders are

(Paul Mirengoff) The Washington Post reports, with mixed emotion, that the governor of Missouri has dispatched some members of the Missouri Highway Patrol to St. Louis in response to a surge in shootings and assaults in that city. (St. Show More Summary

Left-wing Dem backs McMaster [UPDATED: Media Matters weighs in]

(Paul Mirengoff) Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, voiced his support for H.R. McMaster today. He attributed criticism of the national security adviser to the Russians. “They may not like his policies,...Show More Summary

Is DOJ Going Soft On Leaks?

(John Hinderaker) This morning on Fox News Sunday, Chris Wallace asked Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein about the administration’s determination to stop leaks, including criminal leaks that damage national security. The key question...Show More Summary

Civil War Update: Blowback at Google

(Steven Hayward) Further to our item yesterday on the Google engineer who has circulated a politically incorrect memo about the authoritarian ideology of “gender diversity” at the company, Reuters reports today that two Google company...Show More Summary

Media Alert

(John Hinderaker) I will be on the Mike Gallagher radio show at 10:30 Eastern tomorrow morning, talking about my post, Do the Democrats know how much trouble they are in?. If you don’t know where to listen to Mike in your area, you can listen to the show online here.

The RAISE Act: A Step In the Right Direction, But Nowhere Near Enough

(John Hinderaker) A reader who is a long-time immigration skeptic and a close student of the issue takes off from a Ross Douthat column on the proposed RAISE Act: Douthat writes: …you can address many of the costs of mass immigration by embracing the new bill’s points system without also making its steep cuts. Show More Summary

When Bush begged the Times

(Scott Johnson) Yesterday in “Is the Times a law unto itself?” I wrote that President Bush begged then New York Times managing editor Bill Keller not to publish the Pulitzer Prize-winning story by James Risen and Eric Lichtblau disclosing the existence of the National Security Agency’s Terrorist Surveillance Program (TSP). Show More Summary

Theory and practice of the administrative state

(Scott Johnson) In this sixth and final episode of the RealClearPolitics podcasts on the administrative state, Anthony Mills Tony talks with the Claremont Institute’s John Marini about the origins of the administrative state and the current political scene. Show More Summary

Trump praises Sessions

(Paul Mirengoff) Normally it wouldn’t make news when a president touts the work of a cabinet member. As the old song goes, that’s the way I always heard it should be. But in the Trump administration, “dog bites man” can easily become...Show More Summary

McMaster’s supporters push back

(Paul Mirengoff) National Security Adviser Gen. H.R. McMaster came in or criticism after he fired three staff members, all of whom are strongly pro-Israel and forceful opponents of the Iran nuclear deal. I gave voice to some of that criticism here. Show More Summary

Civil War on the Left, Part 46: Googly Bits Fall Off

(Steven Hayward) One of my theories about the hollow and politically-correct liberalism of the tech oligarchs in Silicon Valley is that it is simply the new face of assuaging their own liberal guilt at piling up such huge fortunes so rapidly. Show More Summary

The Story Behind the Roto-Broil 400

(John Hinderaker) Burnt Toast is a podcast about food. I normally wouldn’t hear it, but my wife urged me to listen to this episode. Burnt Toast had done a podcast on the Roto-Broil 400, one of the premier kitchen devices of the early 1960s. Show More Summary

Searching the Damond investigation

(Scott Johnson) The shooting of Justine Damond by Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor is under investigation by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. When the investigation is complete, the BCA’s file will be turned over to Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman for possible prosecution. Show More Summary

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