Powerline

Moore continues to lead Strange, gains Ben Carson’s endorsement

(Paul Mirengoff) The latest survey of the Alabama Republican Senate primary has Judge Roy Moore leading Sen. Luther Strange, 54-46. The poll was conducted for Fox 10 News by Strategy Research on Wednesday. It surveyed by telephone 2,000 Republicans who have voted at least once …

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The FBI: Still Stonewalling

(John Hinderaker) Byron York has been following the saga of the Trump “dossier” and the FBI’s possible role in paying for it or using it for improper political purposes. I grew up believing that the FBI was incorruptible, but I don’t suppose anyone thinks that …

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Chardonnay Or Vodka?

(John Hinderaker) You may have seen this tweet by Razor: Find a love that looks at you the way the press looks at Hillary. pic.twitter.com/KxPXNpWl5n — Razor (@hale_razor) September 6, 2016 I might have expected that losing would dim the press’s affection for Hillary, but …

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Valerie Wilson’s war

(Scott Johnson) Many of us who had long since forgotten Valerie Plame Wilson were not pleased to be reminded of her by means of her anti-Semitic stylings and related lies on Twitter yesterday, explored here by Paul Mirengoff. It was particularly unpleasing to be reminded …

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Ed Gillespie unbound

(Scott Johnson) The campaign of Republican Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie has posted the rejected column it submitted to the Washington Post in response to a recent editorial. We are taking the liberty of exposing it to the light of day in its entirety below …

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That which must not be said (2)

(Scott Johnson) In the spirit of Professors Amy Wax and Larry Alexander, I think I’d like to make this a continuing series of thoughts that cannot safely be uttered on campus and increasingly in polite society without the obligatory Two Minutes Hate. Thoughts such as …

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Thoughts from the ammo line

(Scott Johnson) I think Ammo Grrrll is observing the second day of Rosh Hashanah today, but she filed this one before sundown on Wednesday. You are therefore empowered to profit from EAT THE RICH! She writes: Remember when Rachel Maddow had the big scoop of …

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Lawrence O’Donnell: What happened

(Scott Johnson) If you have ever struggled to keep the lid on or lost it under stress, you may identify with the meltdowns of prominent media figures that have been leaked to the public over the years. I certainly do. I therefore haven’t found much …

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The China syndrome

(Scott Johnson) President Trump’s address to the General Assembly of the United Nations earlier this week appears to have been calculated in part to “unsettle China” sufficiently to clamp down on Rocket Man. I think it’s gonna be a long, long time, but maybe President …

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Valerie Plame Wilson “outs” herself

(Paul Mirengoff) Remember Valerie Plame Wilson? She is, to quote Red State, “the former faux deep cover, non-official cover CIA ANALYST” who was not “outed” by Scooter Libby. Today, Plame re-tweeted with obvious approval an anti-Jewish rant in something called the Unz Review by Phillip …

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