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Leakers, liars, lovers & other strangers

(Scott Johnson) A federal grand jury handed up an indictment against former Senate Intelligence Committee Security Director James Wolfe this past Thursday. Wolfe is alleged to have leaked classified intelligence to current New York Times reporter Ali Watkins and others, though Watkins was not working …

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And now this

(Scott Johnson) The Free Beacon’s Adam Kredo reports: Iranian officials, in a first, have admitted to facilitating the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the U.S. by secretly aiding the free travel of al Qaeda operatives who eventually went on to fly commercial airliners into the Twin …

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The Week in Pictures: Fearful Summitry Edition

(Steven Hayward) William Blake wrote of “fearful symmetry,” but right now in Washington everyone is fretting about “fearful summitry,” as the Trump-Kim Summit (Kim Jong Un, not Kim Khardashian, but you can understand the confusion) is hard upon us. Sometimes I can’t tell whether Trump …

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Tuckered Out

(Steven Hayward) I am off very early tomorrow morning—absurdly early—to catch a flight to Denver to make a brief appearance Saturday afternoon at the Western Conservative Summit, where I know a few Power Line readers will be in attendance. And I’m worn out after a …

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Trump’s absurd olive branch offer to NFL protesters

(Paul Mirengoff) I understood from the beginning that the Trump presidency would be a circus, but I didn’t expect a sideshow this bizarre. President Trump has asked NFL players to recommend which criminals he should pardon. Suddenly, the NFL kneelers have been transformed from unpatriotic …

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The indispensable pundit

(Paul Mirengoff) There are a dozen or so pundits whose views I’m interested in reading across a range of subjects. Charles Krauthammer was the one pundit whose views I needed to read. It’s strange to think of any pundit as indispensable, but Krauthammer was for …

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More Fake News From Jane Mayer and the New Yorker

(John Hinderaker) Jane Mayer is a failed reporter for the New Yorker who has tried to make a career out of smearing Charles and David Koch. Her latest effort is headlined, “One Koch Brother Forces the Other Out of the Family Business.” The story begins …

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Obama caught lying…again

(Scott Johnson) Glenn Reynolds could have trademarked his expression of exasperation “I don’t want to hear another goddamn word about my carbon footprint.” I have a similar feeling about of exasperation complaints of President Trump’s challenges to veracity. Reading Marc Thiessen’s great column today about …

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Media Alert

(John Hinderaker) Tomorrow night, from 6 to 9 p.m. Central, I will guest host “Saturday Night with Esme Murphy” on WCCO radio in the Twin Cities. If you live within listening distance–and WCCO has a long reach–or if you want to listen online, here, I …

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Salute to Charles K

(Steven Hayward) Scott has noted the sad news from Charles Krauthammer, which comes hard on the shocking earlier news of the morning of the apparent suicide of Anthony Bourdain. I had heard that Charles’s recovery from surgery several months ago was going poorly, and that …

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