Powerline

Tweet of the Day!

(Steven Hayward) I expect you’ve heard that GQ magazine has named Colin Kaepernick its “Citizen of the Year.” Which is contradictory on its face, since the whole point of Kaepernick’s caper is to repudiate his citizenship. This Tweet wins the internet for today, for showing …

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About That “Climate Consensus”

(Steven Hayward) The most tiresome cliché of the climatistas is that “97 percent of scientists ‘believe’ in human caused climate change,” though I am always grateful for how they used the term “believe,” since the whole matter has taken on the attributes of religious commitment, if not …

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The Moore miasma, cont’d

(Scott Johnson) You can say this in favor of Roy Moore: he’s not a good liar. But he is a liar. That’s the conclusion I drew from his interview this past Friday with Sean Hannity regarding the Washington Post story raising the first wave of …

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Minnesota man held in Mall stabbings

(Scott Johnson) On Sunday night near closing time two customers were hurt in knife stabbings at the Mall of America’s Macy’s in Bloomington, Minnesota. The stabbings were described by Bloomington police as deriving from an interrupted theft. The stabbings took place in the vicinity of …

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The dirtiest trick

(Scott Johnson) Now we know that the Trump Dossier was commissioned by the Clinton presidential in mid-2016 campaign through the Perkins Coie law firm. Perkins Coie’s Marc Elias served as counsel to the Clinton campaign. He called on the GPS Fusion firm to do a …

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Will AG Sessions Appoint Another Special Prosecutor? [with comment by Paul]

(John Hinderaker) It looks like Attorney General Jeff Sessions may be taking my advice to appoint at least one more special prosecutor to go after the Democrats, including James Comey and Robert Mueller. More realistically, I suppose the advice comes from House Judiciary Committee Chairman …

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The Real Consensus On Gun Control

(John Hinderaker) Gun control is considered to be one of the most divisive issues in American politics. This is, in part, because liberals often pretend to believe that we live in a Wild West in which firearms are virtually unregulated. (As an aside, the numbers …

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AP Asks: Who Can Stop Trump From Dropping the Bomb?

(John Hinderaker) It must be tough when you have to come up with a new way of smearing President Trump every day, but the editors and reporters of the Associated Press are up to the task. Today’s headline: “Could anyone stop Trump from launching nukes? …

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Moore accused of attempted rape

(Paul Mirengoff) A woman named Beverly Young Nelson claims that Roy Moore tried to rape her in 1975, when she was 16 years old and working at a restaurant she says Moore patronized rather obsessively. Nelson said this during a press conference alongside celebrity attorney …

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Linda Greenhouse freaks out

(Paul Mirengoff) Linda Greenhouse, the former Supreme Court reporter for the New York Times, is often wrong but never in doubt. These days, she has no doubt that “we’re all living in Sheriff Joe [Arpaio] country now.” How so? Because of the Trump administration’s position …

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