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As ISIS rolled towards Kobani, did Obama squander an opportunity to degrade it?

(Paul Mirengoff) As John discusses in the post just below this one, ISIS is fighting its way into Kobani, a large Kurdish city on Syria’s border with Turkey. If ISIS takes Kobani, it will have achieved another major victory and created another humanitarian disaster. Show More Summary

What’s Happening In Kobani

(John Hinderaker) No one can keep up with the cascading disasters that fill today’s newspapers. If you are an expert on ISIS’s attack on Kobani, skip this post. If, like me, you are trying to catch up, what follows may be helpful. First,...Show More Summary

There Is Method to the Democrats’ Madness Over “Voting Rights”

(John Hinderaker) Donna Brazile, who wants to get rid of the Constitution, sent out an email to Democrats a little while ago: John – Last week, the Supreme Court voted to leave the Ohio GOP’s early voting restrictions in place for this election and made it harder and more confusing for people in Ohio to vote. Show More Summary

Supreme Court declines to review same-sex marriage cases

(Paul Mirengoff) The U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to review lower court rulings that allow same-sex marriage in Virginia, Utah, Oklahoma, Indiana and Wisconsin. It would have required the votes of only four Justices to decide to review the issue, but the votes were not to be had. Show More Summary

Did Marriage Dodge a Bullet Today?

(John Hinderaker) This morning the U.S. Supreme Court issued a series of orders, including a long list of cases in which certiorari was denied. This means that the Court will not hear those cases, and the rulings from the courts of appeal will stand. Show More Summary

Today’s Chesterton Helping

(Steven Hayward) So here’s my Chesterton shelf—most of it anyway (I’m missing the biographies, still in a box somewhere)—finally assembled in one place in my office.  I’m pretty sure I’ve shared before the story, perhaps apocryphal,Show More Summary

The lying game

(Scott Johnson) Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Alison Grimes has expressed vehement opposition to Obama administration energy policy in the histrionic style to which we have become accustomed when Democrats need the votes of red state rubes. Show More Summary

Protesters Disrupt St. Louis Symphony Performance

(John Hinderaker) Saturday night, a self-proclaimed “flash mob” of Michael Brown protesters disrupted a performance of the St. Louis Symphony. They stood up, unfurled signs and started singing as the orchestra was about to perform Brahms’ Requiem. Show More Summary

Lamer than expected

(Scott Johnson) Under the byline of Nour Malas, Dion Nissenbaum, and Maria Abi Habib, the Wall Street Journal assesses the progress of the Obama administration’s air campaign against ISIS so far in the story in the story that appears...Show More Summary

Deep Six the Deep Ocean Theory?

(Steven Hayward) Another week, another pile of climate change news, much of it nonsensical as usual. You knew that Ebola would be connected to climate change, right? Actually, this immediate default theme in the media was even too much...Show More Summary

Lindsey Graham contemplates presidential bid — bring it on

(Paul Mirengoff) Lindsey Graham tells Steve Hayes that if he’s reelected to the Senate, he will begin exploring a presidential bid. I hope Graham does run for president. He will liven up the proceedings and provide a good test of the debating skills of those with a serious chance of being nominated. Show More Summary

Is Another Obama Administration Scandal About to Explode?

(John Hinderaker) While strong cases can be made for both Benghazi and Fast and Furious, most voters consider Barack Obama’s misuse of the IRS to be his administration’s worst scandal so far. But, as we wrote last year, targeting of conservative non-profits for harassment is not the only dimension of the IRS scandal. Show More Summary

Obama is wrong: Republican candidates are talking plenty about Obamacare

(Paul Mirengoff) In a recent speech at Northwestern University, President Obama claimed that fewer Republicans are running against Obamacare because “while good, affordable health care might seem to be a fanged threat to freedom on Fox...Show More Summary

Self-Knowledge at the New York Times

(John Hinderaker) Yesterday the New York Times editorial board delivered a stern message to America’s tech companies: “Silicon Valley’s Diversity Problem” was the title of the editorial. Recent data from those companies [Apple, Google...Show More Summary

Who Reads Power Line?

(Steven Hayward) Richard Morgan, that’s who.  Morgan is the William Nelson Cromwell professor of constitutional and international law at Bowdoin College in Maine, where he is that rarity in higher education today—he teaches undergraduates about the Constitution. Show More Summary

Does Obama Secretly Hate His Own Party?

(Steven Hayward) What to make of Obama’s head-scratchingly counterproductive statement that while he is not the on ballot next month, his policies are—every single one of them. Every red state Democrat is running for the hills, because they all know they are in trouble more because of Obama’s policies than Obama himself. Show More Summary

On the Town again

(Scott Johnson) We visited family in New York last weekend and attended a preview of On the Town on Friday night. The show opens officially on October 16. I have enjoyed a few other musicals as much as I did this one, but none more.Show More Summary

The gripes of wrath

(Scott Johnson) We’ve got a problem in the Twin Cities that is based in our large and still growing population of Somali immigrants. Somalis have been immigrating to Minnesota for more than twenty years now. They have taken advantage of all the services that our state and local institutions offer. Show More Summary

This day in baseball history — Phils pave way for Cards pennant

(Paul Mirengoff) Sunday, October 4, 1964 was the final day of the regular baseball season. The New York Yankees had finally clinched the American League pennant the day before with an 8-3 victory over Cleveland at Yankee Stadium. A five-run eighth inning did the deed. Show More Summary

The Walrus and the Climate Hysterics

(John Hinderaker) First the polar bears, now the walruses. At the New York Times, Gail Collins says there is a “walrus crisis.” They’re piling up in Alaska. About 35,000 walruses have formed what looks to be a humongous brown ball along the northern coast. Show More Summary

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