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Advice and descent

(Scott Johnson) In Allen Drury’s Advice and Consent, still in print after all these years, the president’s left-wing nominee for Secretary of State has a secret. As a young man — echoes of the Hiss case — he was a member of a Communist cell. …

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The Week in Pictures: Double-Espresso Shot Edition

(Steven Hayward) Has anyone done a public health impact analysis of closing every Starbucks in the nation on the same day in late May? There may well be a panic. Emergency rooms will be filled with people undergoing caffeine withdrawals. Millions of millennials won’t make …

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Twitter Censors Mainstream Conservatism

(John Hinderaker) I tweet pretty regularly, almost always my own Power Line posts, but I never actually go on Twitter, in part because Twitter is a cesspool. Profane language is common, I often read about calls by liberals for conservatives to be murdered, and outrageous …

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Anti-semitic and dumb as a rock, Part Three

(Paul Mirengoff) Trayon White is the D.C. Council member who explained that Jewish financiers control the climate and create natural disasters to gain political control. I called him anti-semitic and dumb as a rock. To his credit, White has been trying to make amends. Reportedly, …

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Comey Memos: Ho Hum

(John Hinderaker) I was on the Howie Carr show a little while ago, talking about the release of James Comey’s memos on his conversations with Donald Trump. Scott has already weighed in on the memos, which you can read in his post or here, and …

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Perez promotes lawsuit: “No one is above the law”

(Scott Johnson) We receive DNC emails addressed to “Rachelle” at our Power Line gmail account. Tom Perez and Keith Ellison are both on a first name-basis with Rachelle, whoever she is. Today’s correspondence promotes the DNC lawsuit against the Russian government, the Trump campaign and …

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The DNC goes to court

(Scott Johnson) The Democratic National Committee has just filed a civil lawsuit seeking millions of dollars in damages against the Russian government, WikiLeaks, the Trump campaign, and a supporting cast of thousands arguing that the parties conspired to influence the 2016 presidential campaign. The lawsuit …

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Questions for Comey

(Scott Johnson) In her weekly Wall Street Journal column Kim Strassel formulates 11 “basic questions” for Comey to answer some time on his book tour promoting himself as our tutor in ethical leadership. They are all good questions. Here are six of them: • You …

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The war on standards reaches coffee shops

(Paul Mirengoff) Let’s start with the disclosure thing. As an attorney, I had the good fortune to represent Starbucks in various matters, including a case, a matter of public record, where race discrimination was alleged (but not found). Nothing in this post is based on …

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Thoughts from the ammo line

(Scott Johnson) Ammo Grrrll changes up Thomas Wolfe mostly by adding humor in “You Can’t GET Home Again! Or, Thoughts From the Frozen Tundra.” She writes: Thomas Wolfe was quite certain that “You Can’t Go Home Again.” By which, I took it to mean that …

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