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Democratic Situational Ethics on Comey

(Steven Hayward) To adapt an old line, if liberals didn’t have situational ethics, they wouldn’t have any ethics at all. The Republican National Committee has put together this nice little compilation of Democrats who wanted Comey fired—before they didn’t want him fired. Show More Summary

And Now for Something Completely Different: Stop Whining, Drink Wine!

(Steven Hayward) We’ve long known that red wine reduces the risk of heart attacks and several other ailments, which is why daily consumption of red wine is part of my health regimen. But did you know wine also makes you smarter? It’s...Show More Summary

Why the Comey firing raises concern

(Paul Mirengoff) The British historian Lewis Namier wrote: “The crowning attainment of historical study is to achieve an intuitive sense of how things do not happen.” We don’t know exactly how the firing of James Comey happened. However, I think we have a sense of how it didn’t happen. Show More Summary

Comey sacking creates no momentum for a special Russia investigation

(Paul Mirengoff) Democrats have persistently called for a special congressional investigation of all matters at the intersection of Russia and the 2016 presidential campaign. The firing of James Comey has renewed such calls and made them more vociferous. Show More Summary

Firing on Comey

(Scott Johnson) In the spirit of William F. Buckley, Jr., herewith a few thoughts briefly stated on President Trump’s firing of James Comey as FBI Director. I usually try to sleep on significant developments before commenting on them. Show More Summary

CRB: Mobility and nobility

(Scott Johnson) This morning we conclude our preview of the new (Soring) issue of the Claremont Review of Books. 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

Team Trump changes its tune on the Comey firing

(Paul Mirengoff) Politico reports that President Trump “had grown enraged by the Russia investigation” and “frustrated by his inability to control the mushrooming narrative around Russia.” It also reports that Trump repeatedly asked aides why the Russia investigation wouldn’t disappear and sometimes screamed at television clips about the probe. Show More Summary

The Associated Press Goes Around the Bend on Comey

(John Hinderaker) Associated Press news stories on controversial topics are generally adapted from Democratic National Committee press releases, but when the AP really wants to cut loose it labels its stories “AP Analysis.” This one,...Show More Summary

Mid-Week in Pictures: Special Agent Comey Edition

(Steven Hayward) I just have to. Because in the modern news cycle this story will be more stale than Wonder Bread the day after a kegger at a frat house if I wait till Saturday to post. Besides, my inventory of properly empowered feminists is really starting to, um, stack up. And finally... (as if I need an excuse):

The farce at St. Olaf

(Scott Johnson) No sooner did we take a look at the alleged racial incidents at St. Olaf and the related rituals than the latest such incident — the one that gave rise to all the action — was revealed as another hate crime hoax committed by the black student in the middle of the matter. Show More Summary

Trump resistance flops again

(Paul Mirengoff) In what may have been a mild upset victory, Omaha’s Republican mayor Jean Stothert defeated Bernie Sanders–backed Democrat, Heath Mello. The margin was 53-46. Dave Begley, our man in Omaha (and Council Bluffs), wrote about the Omaha mayor’s race here. Show More Summary

Trump: Genius or Savant?

(Steven Hayward) From the beginning of Trump’s implausible rise to the presidency, I’ve wondered whether he’s a Chauncey Gardner-style idiot savant (which is what liberals always thought of Reagan, even after he demolished them at successive elections), a shrewd genius of sorts, or just plain lucky. Show More Summary

Barack Obama: Climate Denier

(Steven Hayward) Further to my item here yesterday about how the term “climate denier” is extended to everyone who dissents even the slightest bit from narrow climatista orthodoxy, Barack Obama clearly didn’t get the memo, for yesterday in Italy he let fly with this: “Ninety-nine percent of scientists who study climate change carefully... Show More Summary

Comey’s successor

(Paul Mirengoff) The next order of business for the Trump/Sessions Justice Department is to select James Comey’s permanent replacement. In this regard, the phrase of the day is “beyond reproach.” The administration, we are told, must find a replacement who is beyond reproach — someone respected by Republicans and Democrats alike. Show More Summary

The trouble at St. Olaf

(Scott Johnson) St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, has been convulsed by a series of alleged racial incidents that may or may not be what they appear to be. The Star Tribune reports that the college is scrutinizing “persons of interest” who may be responsible for a string of anonymous racist messages targeting black students. Show More Summary

CRB: Sending jobs overseas

(Scott Johnson) This morning we continue our preview of the new issue of the Claremont Review of Books. Thanks to our friends at the Claremont Institute, I read the new issue in galley to select three pieces to be submitted for the consideration of Power Line readers. Show More Summary

Administration: Comey fired because of handling of Clinton email investigation

(Paul Mirengoff) The reason the Trump administration is giving for the firing of James Comey is that the newly confirmed Deputy Attorney General, Rod Rosenstein recommended it. Upon taking office, Rosenstein reviewed the matter of Comey’s fitness and concluded that he needed to go. Show More Summary

The AP Attacks Voter ID

(John Hinderaker) The Associated Press is generally a mouthpiece for Democratic Party talking points. That is the case as to voter ID, as this rather pathetic piece shows: “In Wisconsin, ID law proved insurmountable for many voters.” State Sen. Show More Summary

15% of Terror Investigations Are of Refugees

(John Hinderaker) This stunning fact comes from James Comey’s last act: While most of the time he was asked about Hillary’s e-mails and Russia, Russia, Russia, Sen. Tillis asked about terrorism investigations. … Comey responded thatShow More Summary

Trump fires Comey

(Paul Mirengoff) I was surprised when President Trump decided to retain James Comey as FBI director. It seemed like a mistake. Today, Trump tried to remedy that mistake. He sacked Comey. Some will argue that Trump instead compounded the mistake. Show More Summary

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