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How to read a book

(Scott Johnson) The cultural left exerts a tyrannical force policing our speech. To take just one small example, witness the case of novelist Lionel Shriver. The cases can be multiplied endlessly. You don’t need my help on this score. The cause of free speech threatens …

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Our under-incarceration problem, D.C. edition

(Paul Mirengoff) A few days ago, the Washington D.C. police fatally shot 22-year-old Marqueese Alston. According to the police department, Alston fired on officers who chased him into an alley. The department has produced a photo of the guy they say Alston used. The officers …

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Does Trump have “dictator envy”?

(Paul Mirengoff) Philip Rucker of the Washington Post claims that President Trump is “open[ly] embrac[ing] totalitarian leaders around the world.” Rucker also tries to persuade us that Trump’s “embrace” is rooted in a desire to be a dictator himself. Rucker is one of the most …

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The Power Line Show, Ep. 75: The IG Report & Our Surf Forecast

(Steven Hayward) This week I actually coaxed John Hinderaker to join me along with the Wizard of Oz behind the tech curtain at Power Line, Joe Malchow, to kick around the IG report on the Hillary investigation, and then in the second half of the …

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“Minnesota men” appeal their convictions

(Scott Johnson) The three “Minnesota men” who were convicted after a three-week trial in federal court in Minneapolis appealed their convictions to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. I covered the trial every day on Power Line and following the convictions …

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The Week in Pictures: Aftermath Edition

(Steven Hayward) Trump has effectively declared that the recently concluded summit with mini-Kim, the Mini-Me of Communist dictators (better known as “Little Rocket Man”), delivered “peace in our time,” which is what you’d expect from someone who embraces “America First” unironically or without any sense …

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Harvard Doesn’t Like Asians

(John Hinderaker) I wrote here about the class action lawsuit that accuses Harvard of discriminating against Asian-Americans. The court has denied Harvard’s motions to dismiss, and the case is moving forward, which caused the university to defend its admissions practices in an email to its …

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Bill Clinton takes offense

(Scott Johnson) Dipping into the Department of Justice Inspector General report released yesterday, we are inundated with information and interesting story lines. One such story line involves Bill Clinton’s response to the uproar created over his tarmac meeting with then Attorney General Loretta Lynch the …

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Cartoon of the Day

(John Hinderaker) Given the news of the day, this one can’t wait until The Week In Pictures. It’s by A. F. Branco. Click to enlarge: Continue Reading....

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Media Alert

(John Hinderaker) I will be on Howie Carr’s radio show at 4:34 Eastern, talking about the IG’s report. If you are in New England, please tune in. Otherwise, you should be able to listen online, here. Steve and I are also taping a podcast on …

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