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Is Hillary Worth $2,777 Per Minute?

(John Hinderaker) Hey, I thought Gisele Bundchen was well-paid at $128,000 a day, but Hillary Clinton’s $2,777 per minute works out to just about $2 million a day, if you assume Gisele works 12-hour days, which I am guessing she does. Show More Summary

The Iran nuclear negotiations — slow motion defeat for the U.S.

(Paul Mirengoff) John Kerry reportedly is preparing to extend the deadline for negotiating a nuclear deal with Iraq. Evidently, the two sides are too far apart to reach an agreement by the deadline date of Sunday, July 20. In fact, as...Show More Summary

Delegating the Delegation, or Outsourcing Regulation

(Steven Hayward) It’s bad enough that Congress long ago took up the bad and unconstitutional habit of delegating its lawmaking authority to independent regulatory agencies—what we and others refer to as the central feature of the Administrative...Show More Summary

Exclusive to Power Line: Marco Rubio on the Russian Threat to the Western Hemisphere

(John Hinderaker) Senator Marco Rubio is one of Washington’s leading authorities on Latin America. While most people don’t want to hear much about foreign policy these days, given America’s problems at home, the fact is that years of neglect by the Obama administration have put the U.S. Show More Summary

Up From Liberalism—Now More Than Ever

(Steven Hayward) I first read William F. Buckley’s classic 1959 treatise Up From Liberalism when I was in high school a long long time ago, and recently picked it up off the shelf for a quick re-reading.  And I’d recommend everyone read...Show More Summary

Clearing my spindle: Video edition

(Scott Johnson) Conversations with Bill Kristol has now added Bill’s interview with Charles Murray. In the video below, Bill reviews Murray’s productive career with the author himself. Murray comments regarding the interview: “Bill Kristol...Show More Summary

What is to be done?

(Scott Johnson) The House Rules Committee took the first step toward initiating a lawsuit against President Obama over his faithless execution of the laws and abrogation of the separation of powers. The committee held a hearing on the...Show More Summary

Ernst and Braley tied in Iowa

(Paul Mirengoff) A new NBC/Marist poll of the Iowa Senate race finds Democrat Bruce Braley and Republican Joni Ernst tied at 43 percent. The poll is of registered voters. The NBC/Marist result is in line with the findings, viewed collectively, of three surveys conducted last month. Show More Summary

Annals of Democratic insanity

(Scott Johnson) It’s a little late in the day to start keeping track of instances of Democratic insanity, but what is to be done with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s continuing effusions? Yesterday Reid gave his best impersonation...Show More Summary

The Wagner case decision

(Scott Johnson) This past February Paul wrote about the case of Teresa Wagner v. Carolyn Jones, Dean of the University of Iowa College of Law in this post. Like Paul, I had read Peter Berkowitz’s Wall Street Journal column over the previous weekend and noted that the oral argument in Ms. Show More Summary

The case for an Israeli incursion into Gaza

(Paul Mirengoff) Now that Hamas has rejected the cease fire proposed by Egypt, the next logical step is for Israel to move into Gaza and capture and dismantle Hamas’ arsenal of rockets. It’s not clear, however, Whether this is what Prime Minister Netanyahu has in mind. Show More Summary

Media Alert

(John Hinderaker) Don’t forget to tune in tomorrow morning, 6-9 Pacific, 8-11 Central, 9-12 Eastern, as I will be guest hosting the Laura Ingraham show. We have a terrific lineup of guests, and much to talk about. If you don’t know where to find Laura’s show on your local radio dial, you can listen online here.

Whew! We’re Back

(John Hinderaker) Power Line was down for a while, apparently because of a denial of service attack. Thanks to Joe Malchow and the folks at Rackspace, we were not inaccessible for long. Joe is trying to get more information about the source of the attack and we will update if we learn where it came from. But I suppose we can pretty well guess.

Sessions Warns Of “Threat to the Foundations of Our Constitutional Republic”

(John Hinderaker) President Obama’s deliberate subversion of the nation’s immigration laws is one of his administration’s gravest failures. Yesterday, Senator Jeff Sessions had this letter hand-delivered to every member of Congress.Show More Summary

Berkeley Finally Achieves Complete Utopia

(Steven Hayward) I checked, wondering if this story was some kind of Onion-like parody site.  (Look: the Los Angeles Times is something of a joke these days; who’s to say they didn’t decide to jump the shark overnight?)  Nope; it appears to be on the level. Show More Summary

The scandal of part-time America

(Paul Mirengoff) Mort Zuckerman, writing in the Wall Street Journal, notes the deceptive nature of the hype surrounding the June jobs report showing the addition of 288,000 jobs. In reality, full time jobs decreased by 523,000 according...Show More Summary

Today’s Climate Embarrassment

(Steven Hayward) Last month we noted the epic hypocrisy of Greenpeace flying a senior executive to and from his home in Luxembourg to company HQ in Amsterdam.  No worries about carbon footprints for him: he’s too important. Today there’s...Show More Summary

This week in conservative history — Goldwater’s acceptance speech

(Paul Mirengoff) 50 years ago this week, Barry Goldwater accepted the Republican nomination for president with this speech. Today, it makes for a great and timely read. But it should really be viewed (and can be here; watch for Richard Nixon’s muted, uncomfortable reactions) in order to understand its impact. Show More Summary

The ISIS-Assad alliance

(Paul Mirengoff) My last post about ISIS contained this passage from a report by John Rogin: “ISIS and the regime are working together [Der al Zour], and ISIS controls the suburbs without any fear of attacks from the Syrian Arab Army.” The reported collaboration cuts against the conventional narrative in Syria. Show More Summary

A book for all seasons

(Scott Johnson) Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century is the book of the season. Published by Harvard University Press, it is a surprise best-seller. At the time of its publication earlier this year it neatly fit Obama’s theme of the moment on income inequality. Show More Summary

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