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Next Month at Grove City

(Steven Hayward) For all readers in the environs of the greater Pittsburgh/northwestern Pennsylvania area, next month, on Saturday, August 11, I’ll be giving the wrap-up keynote address for the two-day summer conference of the National Association of Scholars, which is being held at Grove City …

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Another Crash at the All-Way Intersectionality

(Steven Hayward) The New York Times has an online animated feature called “Trump Bites”—gee, there’s a lot of subtlety there—and today’s offering is “Trump and Putin: A Love Story.” I don’t think it is either talented or especially amusing. Here are a couple of still …

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Putin’s umbrella

(Paul Mirengoff) Yesterday in Moscow, France defeated Croatia in the final match of the World Cup. The score was 4-2. After the match, Vladimir Putin joined French president Emmanuel Macron and Croatian president Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic on the field for the awards presentation. Just then, rain …

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For Trump, the Political Is Personal

(John Hinderaker) As so often happens, President Trump’s critics are so crazy that one feels compelled to take his side. Thus, former Communist and CIA Director John Brennan tweeted earlier today: This is simply insane. Other Democrats, not going as far as Brennan, say that …

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Trump in Helsinki

(Steven Hayward) I have been wanting for at least a couple of months to start a thread/series involving the whole Power Line team on “Ten [or 15, or 20] Ways to Think About Trump,” as this maddening, erratic, seemingly undisciplined, cantankerous, disruptive, sometimes brilliant, often …

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Trump plays the useful idiot in Helsinki

(Paul Mirengoff) I agree with Steve’s characterization of President Trump’s performance in Helsinki as “extraordinarily dismal.” “Disgusting” might be an even better description. The performance was disgusting in at least two ways. First, Trump blamed the poor state of U.S. relations on the U.S. He …

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The Power Line Show, Ep. 79: Revisiting the 14th Amendment

(Steven Hayward) Did you know that this month marks the 150th anniversary of the enactment of the 14th Amendment? (Actually the date of final passage out of Congress was July 9, 1868.) I am surprised that with the confirmation hearings of Judge Kavanaugh hard upon …

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Ellison responds, sort of

(Scott Johnson) Over the weekend I laid out Keith Ellison’s record of unabashed support for cop killers. It is a record that should disqualify him from any office of public trust, let alone congressional office. It hasn’t stopped him yet, but perhaps it will become …

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Inside Israel’s Tehran heist

(Scott Johnson) Last week the Israeli government briefed a few select reporters on the dramatic Mossad heist of documents from Iran’s nuclear weapons program. The government invited these reporters to review key documents from the heist. The government briefing included either David Sanger or Ronen …

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Anti-Iran protests rock southern Iraq

(Paul Mirengoff) I wrote here about an emerging strategy to undermine the Iranian regime. A key element is making the regime pay for its regional adventurism, which has become quite unpopular with the Iranian population. This can be accomplished this by making Iran’s adventurism increasingly …

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