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Poland’s unwise ban on certain Holocaust speech

(Paul Mirengoff) Poland has enacted a law that bans blaming Poland as a nation for Holocaust crimes committed by Nazi Germany. The law establishes prison sentences of up to three years for falsely attributing to Poland the crimes of Germany. The law will be submitted …

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Acosta fiddles, Rubio burns

(Paul Mirengoff) Last month, Bloomberg’s Ben Penn wrote that Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta is “keeping a low profile in this first year in office, possibly because he has his eye on another job.” I commented that “low profile” means keeping Barack Obama’s left-wing program …

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A bad penny turns up again

(Paul Mirengoff) Sid Blumenthal, widely known as Sid Vicious, is the bad penny of American political life. He keeps turning up in major scandals — e.g., the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky affair and the Libya fiasco. In addition, as Eli Lake has pointed out, we learned …

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Inside the FBI circle of love: Sources

(Scott Johnson) Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson has just released The Clinton Email Scandal and the FBI Investigation of It: An Interim Report. Jake Gibson highlights the most newsworthy items on a quick first review here.The committee has posted the report and related …

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Paging Carter Page (2)

(Scott Johnson) I missed Laura Ingraham’s interview with Carter Page on her FOX News show earlier this week. The first interview segment is below. if(typeof(jQuery)==”function”){(function($){$.fn.fitVids=function(){}})(jQuery)};jwplayer(‘jwplayer-2’).setup({“aspectratio”:null,”width”:580,”height”:326,”primary”:”html5″,”logo”:{“file”:”http://www.powerlineblog.com/pl_vid_bug_BW.png”,”hide”:false,”link”:”http://www.powerlineblog.com”,”position”:”top-left”},”sharing”:{},”file”:”https://youtu.be/vNj-xYiZ2XI”}); The second segment is below. if(typeof(jQuery)==”function”){(function($){$.fn.fitVids=function(){}})(jQuery)};jwplayer(‘jwplayer-3’).setup({“aspectratio”:null,”width”:580,”height”:326,”primary”:”html5″,”logo”:{“file”:”http://www.powerlineblog.com/pl_vid_bug_BW.png”,”hide”:false,”link”:”http://www.powerlineblog.com”,”position”:”top-left”},”sharing”:{},”file”:”https://youtu.be/oi0dPJJTKjY”}); Both segments are of great interest in the context of recent developments. I don’t …

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Inside the FBI circle of love

(Scott Johnson) Jake Gibson flags the newly released text messages of the amorous FBI agents: Newly revealed text messages between FBI paramours Peter Strzok and Lisa Page include an exchange about preparing talking points for then-FBI Director James Comey to give to President Obama, who …

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Trump’s Parade: Greatest Troll Ever?

(John Hinderaker) What a great headline: Trump’s ‘marching orders’ to the Pentagon: Plan a grand military parade. It is almost too good to be true: President Donald Trump’s vision of soldiers marching and tanks rolling down the boulevards of Washington is moving closer to reality …

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Adam Schiff on the case

(Scott Johnson) The Daily Mail’s Alana Goodman reports on one piece of the investigative work ranking House Intelligence Committee member Adam Schiff has performed in search of the Trump campaign’s collusion with Russia and posts the companion audio below. This is great stuff. I can’t …

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A transgression too far

(Paul Mirengoff) Yesterday, at a manufacturing plant near Cincinnati, President Trump riffed about how the Democrats reacted to his State of the Union address. At the end, Trump said: They would rather see Trump do badly, OK, than our country do well…it’s very selfish…even on …

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Green Wee. . . Oh Forget It, I Give Up

(Steven Hayward) Back in the 1960s, when Ronald Reagan spotted a bedraggled hippie protester with the sign saying “Make love, not war,” the Gipper quipped that from the looks of them, they weren’t capable of doing much of either. Today I think he’d say this …

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