Powerline

What a difference a year makes

(Paul Mirengoff) In January 2016, Amy Chozick of the New York Times wrote an article called “’90s Scandals Threaten to Erode Hillary Clinton’s Strength With Women.” I don’t think, as it turned out, that the scandals ahd this effect. In light of recent developments, however, …

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Did Tweeden’s Reticence Cost Coleman His Senate Seat?

(John Hinderaker) Last Thursday evening, I served as master of ceremonies for a dinner at which several politicians and former politicians spoke. I introduced Norm Coleman as a man who, many believe, was twice elected to the United States Senate. Today the St. Paul Pioneer …

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The Future Looks Bleak

(John Hinderaker) The traditional criticism of Democrats is that they have no solution to any problem except money. Taxing and spending is their sole policy. That critique is valid. The corresponding stereotype of Republicans is that they can’t govern. Based on the experience of the …

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Where’s Al? Tom Hauser reports

(Scott Johnson) KSTP has just posted the video of Tom Hauser’s report last night from Washington, D.C., on his search for Minnesota Senator Al Franken or someone to speak on his behalf. Hauser reports in his dry style, but the thing has a “Where’s Waldo” …

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The Week in Pictures: More Cowbell Edition

(Steven Hayward) We’ve definitely reached the “more cowbell” moment of the sexual harassment panic on the left. Yesterday I tweeted out how I had gone to the store, and wondered what new sexual harassment news I had missed. And before I could even unpack my …

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From the bin Laden files

(Scott Johnson) Yesterday the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and FDD’s Long War Journal hosted a panel discussion of the massive cache of Osama bin Laden documents released on November 1 courtesy of CIA Director Mike Pompeo. The conversation featured the incredibly dogged New York …

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Where’s Al?

(Scott Johnson) Tom Hauser covers Minnesota Politics for KSTP, our local ABC affiliate. He flew out to Washington to try to get an interview with Al Franken or anyone on Franken’s communications staff. KSTP’s 6:00 p.m. news last night included video of Hauser in Franken’s …

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How Anita Hill betrayed feminism

(Paul Mirengoff) Yesterday, I discussed how feminists betrayed feminism by defending Bill Clinton against credible and, in one notorious case admitted, allegations of serious sexual misconduct. These allegations were made just a few years after the Clarence Thomas-Anita Hill controversy had put the issue of …

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Gloria Allred won’t allow inspection of yearbook

(Paul Mirengoff) Gloria Allred, the attorney for Roy Moore accuser Beverly Young Nelson, says she won’t permit an inspection of her client’s high school yearbook unless the Senate conducts a hearing on Nelson’ charge that Moore tried to rape her. The yearbook is important because …

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Democrats Revive the “Trickle Down” Smear

(John Hinderaker) In the 1980s, the Democrats reviled President Reagan’s tax cuts as “trickle-down economics”–a phrase they themselves had invented many years before. But the Reagan tax cuts produced the greatest boom in America’s modern history. The results were so sensational that Reagan carried 49 …

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