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It’s Not Just Dumb, It’s Krugman Dumb!

(John Hinderaker) We have written here and elsewhere about the King v. Burwell case, in which a panel of the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals held that the Affordable Care Act allows the federal government to subsidize participants in the federal Obamacare exchange as well as the state exchanges. Show More Summary

Obama as Bond Villain?

(Steven Hayward) So what’s up with the regional costumes for this year’s APEC meeting over in China?  The whole mob of world leaders look like a casting call for a remake of “Dr. No.”  But doesn’t Obama and everyone else know that Dr. No is Mitch McConnell’s job? But one person looks to be the front runner for the lede.  Yes, you guessed it:  

Heckling the Catcall Narrative

(Steven Hayward) John wrote sagely about the rumpus over the now infamous “catcall” video back on November 1, and our pal Christina Hoff Sommers weighs in with her own video commentary in her “Factual Feminist” series: But if you really want to see the catcall trope get its comeuppance, see what happens when Princess Leia walks down the means streets of New York for ten hours:

Obese Government, and Other Fashionable Ideas

(Steven Hayward) I’m just back from two long days getting back and forth from that great oasis of sanity, Hillsdale College, Michigan.  I was there for a conference on energy, and my lecture was entitled “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Global Warming.”  A video will be available in the fullness of time, and I’ll post it here. Show More Summary

Administration’s Latest Obamacare Report Is Underwhelming

(John Hinderaker) The Obama administration has tried to put the best face on Obamacare, touting statistics about how many people have signed up for the program. Yesterday the Department of Health and Human Services issued a report that projects ACA enrollments on the individual exchanges in 2015. Show More Summary

Dartmouth’s “politically combustible” women and minorities

(Paul Mirengoff) Dartmouth alums, especially those of my daughters vintage (class of 2010), are buzzing about a politically incorrect letter published by the alumni magazine. The letter, from John Barchilon ’60, responds to an article about the grievances of certain minority and female students. Show More Summary

Forfeit this, NCAA

(Paul Mirengoff) We have written from time to time about various aspects of the Penn State child molestation scandal invovling one-time assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. Our focus has been on the aftermath of that scandal, specifically...Show More Summary

Joe Lieberman and the Buckley connection

(Scott Johnson) Bill Kristol’s most recent Conversation — this one is with former Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman (video below, posted in chapters here, transcript here) — does not sound like the most promising episode in Bill’s series, but it is fascinating. Show More Summary

Responding to the coming amnesty by executive order, Bill Otis’ take

(Paul Mirengoff) In response to my post about how congressional Republicans should respond to the coming amnesty by executive order, my friend Bill Otis writes: I think the thing to do is (1) publicly set out the case that the orderShow More Summary

Holder Releases 64,000 Documents That Weren’t Privileged After All

(John Hinderaker) The Obama administration chose Election Day to give Darrell Issa’s House Oversight Committee more than 64,000 pages of documents relating to the Fast and Furious gun walking operation. These are documents that the House committee subpoenaed more than two years ago. Show More Summary

An introduction to Legal Insurrection

(Scott Johnson) I looked forward to meeting Bill Jacobson on the NR cruise and found myself sitting next to him and his lovely wife at breakfast this morning. Bill is clinical professor of law at Cornell University Law School and proprietor of Legal Insurrection, a site that quickly established itself as must-read. Show More Summary

A Night of Schadenfreude In a Minute and a Half

(John Hinderaker) When things are going badly for the Democrats, many conservatives like to watch MSNBC. The pain of the network’s anchors and personalities is so palpable, so…enjoyable. If, like me, you didn’t tune in to MSNBC on election...Show More Summary

Gruber strikes again

(Paul Mirengoff) Jonathan Gruber, the MIT professor who was a key architect of Obamacare, may also be a central figure in the court battle over whether Obamacare subsidies are allowed for participants in the federal health insurance exchange. Show More Summary

Obama kisses Kim Jung Un’s ring

(Paul Mirengoff) North Korea has released two American prisoners — Kenneth Bae and Matthew Miller. I agree with Claudia Rosett that we should be glad for the two prisoner/hostages, but unhappy about the way their release was brought about. Show More Summary

Still More Troops to Iraq?

(Steven Hayward) As Glenn Reynolds likes to say, Nobel Peace Prize update: Obama Says More Troops to Iraq Possible. We’re told that the 1,500 additional troops sent last week are for “training” purposes.  What difference will training...Show More Summary

The First-Ever Power Line Show: Election Post-Mortem With Michael Barone

(John Hinderaker) For our first-ever Power Line show, we managed to assemble the whole crew to talk about the midterm election, how the Republicans did it and where they should go from here. For our inaugural guest, we recruited the dean of American political analysts, Michael Barone. Show More Summary

The coming amnesty by executive order — what is to be done?

(Paul Mirengoff) President Obama reiterated today that, in the absence of congressional action, he intends to use his pen to bring about immigration reform. I don’t think he’s bluffing. Expect an Executive Order that will authorize the issuance of work permits to millions of illegal immigrants. Show More Summary

Poppies Everywhere

(John Hinderaker) Remembrance Day has been observed in the United Kingdom, and throughout the Commonwealth, since 1919. It was originally intended to honor those killed in the Great War, and has since been expanded to recognize British and other Commonwealth soldiers who have died in subsequent conflicts. Show More Summary

Chill of An Early Winter

(John Hinderaker) At Watts Up With That, Christopher Monckton highlights the astonishingly partisan dimension, in the U.S., of the global warming controversy: One of the most interesting statistics from the recent mid-terms was the New...Show More Summary

Obama’s “pragmatism”

(Paul Mirengoff) Peter Berkowitz’s latest column is called “The Poverty of Obama’s Pragmatism.” My first thought was, what pragmatism. Obama is, after all, an ideologue. He seeks radically to transform America both at home and in its role abroad. Show More Summary

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