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October 31, 2014, 10:18 pm, 1361991
(John Hinderaker)

Two left-wing groups, MoveOn and Mayday.US, sponsored a video contest to highlight the “problem” of money in politics. They published the videos that were submitted on a web site, and encouraged viewers to vote for the best one. Sadly, their effort was nowhere near as successful as the ...


October 31, 2014, 8:18 pm, 1361961
(John Hinderaker)

I may have been the last person on Earth to watch the “catcall” video that has now been viewed more than 25 million times on YouTube, and seen by many more on news shows, etc. Just in case you haven’t seen it either, here it is. It is ...


October 31, 2014, 8:18 pm, 1361960
(Steven Hayward)

I tended to let the Power Line 100 Best Professors in America series go dormant last academic year while I served out my time as an inmate at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and it is past ...


October 31, 2014, 4:18 pm, 1361822

###Secular Stagnation###

Princeps Cogitationis: If I am going to hold down my consulting and speech-making jobs, I need to understand what Larry Summers is talking about here:

Larry Summers: What to do about ...


October 31, 2014, 4:18 pm, 1361823

George III Hanover: His Majesty’s Most Gracious Speech to Both Houses of Parliament on Thursday, October 31, 1776: "

My Lords, and Gentlemen,

Nothing could have afforded Me so much satisfaction as to have been able to inform you, at the opening of ...


October 31, 2014, 2:18 pm, 1361729
(Scott Johnson)

In this edition of Dems Keep It Creepy, cretinous Democratic male candidates are featured disparaging their female Republican opponents. One of the featured candidates is Aaron Wolf, the Democratic opponent of Power Line Pick Elise Stefanik. Ms. Stefanik is going to have the last laugh when she ...


October 31, 2014, 2:18 pm, 1361728
(Steven Hayward)

A long time ago, I went to college in Oregon, at the fine little undergraduate institution that I now lovingly refer to as Lewinski and Clark College, since Ms. Monica of the Immaculate Stain left her mark there too. Back in those days, Oregon voted Republican in most ...


October 31, 2014, 12:18 pm, 1361649
(Scott Johnson)

Yesterday a reader forwarded us a copy of a letter sent by Democrats to his daughter in Brooklyn. The letter is unbelievably creepy. Below is a screenshot of the letter with the recipient’s name and address redacted.


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October 31, 2014, 10:18 am, 1361564
(John Hinderaker)

We wrote here Conservative War Chest, which has produced some excellent, hard-hitting ads this election cycle. Their latest came out today; it is a frontal assault on liberal media. Spokesman Mike Flynn says:

Our new ad shows specific, concrete examples of news executives and partisan reporters trying to ...


October 31, 2014, 8:18 am, 1361491
(Scott Johnson)

Ammo Grrrll titles her column this week COME FLY WITH ME, but she’s not talking about “far Bombay” or “llama land” or “Acapulco Bay,” and “weather-wise” the destination is iffy. She’s flying to the Twin Cities. She writes:

Even before Ebola, Ammo Grrrll only flew under extreme ...


October 30, 2014, 10:18 pm, 1361164
(John Hinderaker)

The saddest aspect of this year’s scoundrelly election season is the Democrats’ effort to stir up racial discord in hopes of hanging on to control of the Senate. No lie is too absurd for the Democrats when Harry Reid’s future is at stake. The New York Times ...