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July 1, 2015, 6:18 pm, 1500262
(Steven Hayward)

Finally got a shipment of fresh, fully-glutenated, animal-tested Green Weenie Awards from our Chinese manufacturer, and we’re behind on our award roster. But thanks to a tip from WattsUpWithThat, we have a clear winner already: The Center for Biological Diversity. They’re the folks who essentially run our ...


July 1, 2015, 4:18 pm, 1500189
(Steven Hayward)

I’ll have a lot more to say in here and in several other venues about the status of religious liberty and religious faith in post-modern and post-Obergefell America.  But for now it is worth recalling the observations of Richard John Neuhaus, from his important 1984 book The Naked ...


July 1, 2015, 2:18 pm, 1500101
(Steven Hayward)

Anyone remember the good old days when you couldn’t tell the difference between the Unabomber’s manifesto “Industrial Society and Its Future” and Al Gore’s Earth in the Balance? There was even an online quiz you could flunk. (Though to remind everyone once again, both owed ...


July 1, 2015, 12:18 pm, 1500040
(Scott Johnson)

Vera Brittain was the English writer whose memoir Testament of Youth (the first of three such memoirs by her) became an immediate best-seller upon its publication in Great Britain in 1933. Brittain wrote of her experience working as a nurse tending to the wounded in World War ...


July 1, 2015, 12:18 pm, 1500039
(Steven Hayward)

In no particular order:

• Remember the famous Fox Butterfield headline in the New York Times: “Crime Keeps on Falling, But Prisons Keep on Filling”?  Well yesterday the Times outdid itself with an early edition headline on the Greek crisis:

“Trillions Spent, But Crises Like Greece’s Persist.”

Gee: I ...


July 1, 2015, 12:18 pm, 1500038
(Scott Johnson)

The Clarion Project has just posted “The world stayed silent” (video below, here on YouTube). Clarion asks that we share the link and help the video go viral.

I don’t necessarily like argument by juxtaposition, but I think this film briefly makes a compelling ...


July 1, 2015, 10:18 am, 1499957
(Scott Johnson)

The Daily Mail’s David Martosko takes a bemused look at the subset of surviving Hillary Clinton emails released yesterday. Martosko hits all the highlights.

Martosko notes, for example: “Despite the collective shock inside the D.C. beltway when news surfaced that Clinton had a secret email ...


July 1, 2015, 8:18 am, 1499872
(Scott Johnson)

We used to laugh along with Tom Wolfe when he mocked the left’s routine invocation of fascism in America. Quoting Jean-Francois Revel, Wolfe observed that the “dark night of fascism is always descending in the United States and yet lands only in Europe” (more here). ...


July 1, 2015, 12:18 am, 1499702
(Steven Hayward)

Two weeks ago we posted our first ever “Monday Morning Briefing” for Power Line VIP subscribers, which we hastened to add later may not appear always on Monday, and may be closer to “bi-weekly,” since bi-weekly is ambiguous: is that twice a week or every other week?  Just ...


June 30, 2015, 8:18 pm, 1499655
(John Hinderaker)

Real Clear Politics reports on a survey carried out by liberal groups and interpreted by Stan Greenberg, a Democratic Party pollster. So you have to start by wading through a lot of spin:

Democratic voters are skeptics this summer.

They doubt presidential contenders can deliver favored reforms from Washington, ...