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Congressional leaders to push through a $1.01 trillion dollar budget this week

(Paul Mirengoff) As expected, congressional leaders have reached a budget deal. The government will be funded to the tune of $1.01 trillion. This amount will keep all agencies running through September of next year, except for the Department of Homeland Security. Show More Summary

Green Weenies All Around

(Steven Hayward) You can’t make this stuff up. From the AP: Lima Climate Talks Set for Record Carbon Footprint The Lima conference is expected to have the biggest carbon footprint of any U.N. climate meeting measured to date. At more...Show More Summary

Diane Feinstein and her one-sided, self-serving report on enhanced interrogations

(Paul Mirengoff) The big news today will be the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the CIA’s interrogation policy during the Bush years, which has finally been made public. The mainstream media will see to it that the story dominates the headlines. Show More Summary

Big GOP donors keeping their 2016 powder dry

(Paul Mirengoff) The Washington Post reports that, on the whole, wealthy Republican donors are unwilling so far to commit to a candidate for president. According to reporters Matea Gold and Tom Hamburger, the donor class is “wary ofShow More Summary

I’ll See Your Reagan, and Raise You a Clinton

(Steven Hayward) A handful of House Democrats, led by the egregious Oregon Rep. Earl Blumenauer, have conducted a stunt of bringing a cardboard cutout of Ronald Reagan to the House floor to bolster their case for raising the federal gasoline tax, because falling gasoline prices are simply unbearable if you’re a liberal. Show More Summary

Questions that perplex Biden

(Scott Johnson) Following up on the adjacent post, I want to note that Vice President Biden keynoted the Saban Forum conference in Washington this past Sunday afternoon. The Saban Forum is an annual event including American and Israeli...Show More Summary

Iran caught cheating

(Scott Johnson) Yesterday morning the Israel Project’s Omri Ceren wrote us to point out Colum Lynch’s Foreign Policy scoop: The Iranians got caught trying to buy parts for their plutonium-producing reactor at Arak. “Remember that when...Show More Summary

Another side of C.J.

(Scott Johnson) C.J. (Cheryl Johnson) writes the gossip column for the Star Tribune, Newspaper of the Twin Cities. Her current column shows how hard it can be to come up with material in Minnesota, yet C.J. has kept it going at a brisk pace for lo, these many years. Show More Summary

Damage control at Columbia?

(Paul Mirengoff) The Volokh Conspiracy, via Eugene Volokh, has posted an email from one of Columbia Law School’s vice deans regarding requests for postponements of exams by students allegedly traumatized by grand jury outcomes. The email...Show More Summary

Executive Amnesty Order? What Order?

(John Hinderaker) So much is happening on the immigration front that it is hard to keep up, but this story is worth at least a mention: it turns out that President Obama hasn’t issued an executive amnesty order after all: Sen. Jeff Sessions,...Show More Summary

Lena Dunham Walks Back Fabricated Rape Claim

(John Hinderaker) The prospect of a libel suit tends to concentrate the mind. So Lena Dunham and her publisher, Random House, have finally responded to John Nolte’s investigation into her claim that she was “raped by a Republican” named Barry while a student at Oberlin. Show More Summary

He’s Baaack! Al Gore Wins Another Green Weenie

(Steven Hayward) We take time out from the Left’s meltdown over campus rape hysteria, the implosion of The New Republic, and the implosion of the “new Democratic majority” (copyright 2008), to take brief note of... Al Gore. RememberShow More Summary

Those revolting Swedes

(Scott Johnson) If you read the Reuters headline — “Firebombs thrown at police in Stockholm riot” — experience will let you fill out the rest of the mysterious story without further effort. Reading the report is actually not much more informative. Show More Summary

Columbia law school and the apotheosis of race-based admissions and critical race theory jargon

(Paul Mirengoff) Columbia Law School agreed to postpone exams for “traumatized” students in response to, in effect, a demand by “The Coalition of Affinity Group Student Leaders and Students of Color” at Columbia. Here is the full text...Show More Summary

Columbia law school and the apotheosis of “newspeak”

(Paul Mirengoff) In his email to the Columbia Law School community, interim dean Robert Scott said “students who feel that their performance on examinations will be sufficiently impaired due to the effects of these recent events may petition Dean Alice Rigas to have an examination rescheduled.” It was obvious that the “petition” is a formality. Show More Summary

Rolling Stone’s Rape Fantasies

(John Hinderaker) The artist Sabo created this parody Rolling Stone cover that blasts both the magazine and fellow tale-spinner Lena Dunham: As with other Sabo works, it shows up on posters in Los Angeles: Some, including Hot Air’s AllahPundit,...Show More Summary

How to talk to a traumatized law student

(Paul Mirengoff) In his message to the Columbia Law School community, interim dean Robert Scott tells those “who would like support” in the wake of two recent grand jury “no-bills” that four professors have made themselves available for that purpose. Show More Summary

Good Grief, Has Everyone Gone Mad?

(Steven Hayward) Paul’s two posts on the tender mercies our colleges are showing to traumatized students being excused from exams sent me back to the wisdom of my mentor M. Stanton Evans, who liked to remind young people: “My generation had it much rougher than yours. Show More Summary

NPR drills down

(Scott Johnson) Falling oil prices are a boon for the common run of mankind. As Steve Hayward notes, however, “environmentalists are all upset about falling oil prices.” As a result, the mainstream media will be searching for stories seeking to convey the dark side of falling energy prices. Show More Summary

CRB takes a request

(Scott Johnson) I passed over Angelo Codevilla’s foreign policy essay “While the storm clouds gather” when we previewed the current issue of the Claremont Review of Books. professor of international relations emeritus. Before he went...Show More Summary

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