Powerline

The Koch Brothers Take Glenn Reynolds’ Advice

(John Hinderaker) Years ago, Glenn Reynolds advised conservative donors to spend less on political campaigns and more on buying up left-wing media properties, especially women’s magazines. As in this 2012 New York Post column: [R]ich people wanting to support the Republican Party might want to …

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Trump’s Latest Supreme Court List Is Interesting

(John Hinderaker) This morning I was quoted in the New York Post on President Trump’s addition of five more names to his list of potential Supreme Court nominees. Given the blizzard of news in recent days, Trump’s latest Supreme Court list has been somewhat lost …

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Should Franken be expelled from the Senate?

(Paul Mirengoff) In the years since feminists excused Bill Clinton’s misdeeds, sexual harassment by powerful men has too often gone unreported and, when reported, has not been taken seriously enough. Now, the pendulum may be swinging the other way. We may be headed for an …

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The Clinton Wrecking Machine

(Steven Hayward) There’s an old moral precept, derived from classical teaching, that virtue is its own reward. Right about now liberals may be slowly coming to learn the wisdom behind this thought. You can see this in the way many liberals are now engaged in …

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Trump Versus the Administrative State

(Steven Hayward) Last month I noted here and in the Los Angeles Times that the Trump Administration is conducting the most serious effort at de-regulation and true regulatory reform (as opposed to mere temporary relief) since the Reagan Administration, and in some ways superior to …

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The Fineman reversion

(Scott Johnson) Will Democrats give Al Franken a pass to preserve the double standard that is otherwise applied in their favor or cut him loose in search of bigger game? At the moment it is not clear. They are not of one mind. Hillary Clinton …

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Who’s the Turkey?

(John Hinderaker) Michael Ramirez anticipates Thanksgiving, only this time the turkeys are on offense, shooting down the Trump administration’s effort to make America’s economy more competitive and to stimulate growth that will benefit American workers. Click to enlarge: I can’t disagree. And yet, Republicans have …

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The World Cup 32

(Paul Mirengoff) The qualifying rounds for the 2018 World Cup are finally complete. We now know the 32 teams that will compete. The list contains most of the usual suspects, but three will be missing in Russia: Italy, Holland, and the U.S. The absence of …

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Only One Kind of Apple Apparently

(Steven Hayward) When you go to the produce section of the store, you have your choice of various kinds of apples to select: red delicious, macintosh, green, etc. You might even call it a diversity of apples to choose from. When it comes to the …

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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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