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Goodlatte, Gowdy, and Nunes on the Comey Memos

(Paul Mirengoff) Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes released the following statement after the Committees received James Comey’s memos. Their statement is, I believe, spot …

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Weasel moves with Jim Comey

(Scott Johnson) Responding to long-standing requests from congressional committees reiterated this week, the Department of Justice has finally released redacted copies of the seven memos drafted by former FBI Director James Comey summarizing his conversations with Donald Trump. The department is expected to deliver unredacted …

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Is Wind Energy a Good Idea?

(John Hinderaker) You can produce electricity with a wind turbine, but is it good policy to do so? The reality is that wind energy exists solely because of government subsidies. (Don’t take my word for it, just ask Warren Buffett: “We get a tax credit …

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Black Coffee?

(John Hinderaker) Some years ago I read about a company that produced an accounting reported that talked about the company being “in the African-American.” Someone got too aggressive with find and replace. Things have only gotten worse since then. Everyone knows how Starbucks, the prototype …

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IG has referred McCabe for possible prosecution

(Paul Mirengoff) The Justice Department’s inspector general (IG) referred his finding that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe repeatedly misled investigators for a determination of whether McCabe should be criminally prosecuted. The referral was to the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia. It came …

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Amy Wax speaks (YouTube edition)

(Scott Johnson) We’ve written several times about Amy Wax, the distinguished professor at University of Pennsylvania Law School who has spoken truth to political correctness in the face of threats to her livelihood and attacks on her character. Penn law dean Ted Ruger has now …

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Pot calls kettle black

(Paul Mirengoff) Last week, I wrote that Senate Majority Leader McConnell seems finally to be displaying a sense of urgency in getting President Trump’s nominees confirmed. He had threatened to keep the Senate in session on Fridays and even over the weekend in order to …

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Civil War on the Left, Part 55: Democrat Dilemmas

(Steven Hayward) One of the central problems of liberalism is that its operating dogmas sooner or later collide with each other. Take the way antitrust operated for decades: if you charged the same price as your competitors, you were guilty of collusion and price-fixing. But …

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Investigate this

(Scott Johnson) Yesterday Rep. Ron DeSantis and ten other Republican congressmen sent a letter to Attorney General Sessions, FBI Director Wray and Sessions designee John Huber seeking the investigation of Hillary Clinton, James Comey, Loretta Lynch and other players “in connection with 2016 campaign controversies,” …

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Sore loser Hillary sees popularity plummet

(Paul Mirengoff) They say that no one likes a loser. I don’t think that’s true in sports, where winning teams seem less liked than losing ones. When I coached youth basketball, I was more popular the year my team went 8-8 than the year we …

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