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November 30, 2015, 12:18 am, 1583350
(John Hinderaker)

Petrophysicist Andy May has prepared a poster-sized chart that shows the current state of knowledge about the Earth’s climate over the last 18,000 years, along with a history of human civilization during that time. You could spend a long time studying the chart, which tells you most ...

November 29, 2015, 8:18 pm, 1583337
(Paul Mirengoff)

Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for many our blessings among the foremost of which should be our family. But according to Chuck Ross, disgust trumped thankfulness at many family Thanksgiving dinner tables this year, as folks were dismayed to discover that family members ...

November 29, 2015, 6:18 pm, 1583316
(John Hinderaker)

Whenever there is a high-profile shooting incident, liberals scan the news eagerly, hoping that political hay can be made out of it. With the Planned Parenthood murders perpetrated by Robert Dear, they apparently think they have hit the jackpot. Perhaps, in political terms, they are right, but I ...

November 29, 2015, 2:18 pm, 1583269
(Scott Johnson)

In today’s letters to the editor the Star Tribune publishes Gary Gilson’s apology for his sideswipe of John Hinderaker while swiping me head-on. Here is how it is published it today’s paper:


I apologize for a statement made about the Power Line blog

In ...

November 29, 2015, 2:18 pm, 1583270
(Steven Hayward)

According to diplomatic legend, when the French diplomat Talleyrand heard that the Turkish ambassador to the Congress of Vienna had died, he asked, “I wonder what he meant by that?” Alternative versions attribute this to Metternich, with the slightly different rendering: “I wonder what his motive was?”

November 29, 2015, 2:18 pm, 1583268
(Scott Johnson)

Minnesota Fifth District Rep. is an old-time race hustler straight out of the Nation of Islam. He was a self-identified member of the Nation of Islam as recently as his first run for office in 1998. I wrote about his extensive and thoroughly discreditable race hustling ...

November 29, 2015, 2:18 pm, 1583267
(Steven Hayward)

We’ll be doing wall-to-wall coverage of the off-the-wall climate talks in Paris this week, but I can hardly do better in setting this up than to recall some of the testimony I presented to the House Foreign Affairs Committee back in 2011. Here are a couple of excerpts:

November 28, 2015, 10:18 pm, 1583099
(Paul Mirengoff)

Our friend Dave Begley has been running the rule over the Republican presidential field as it passes through Council Bluffs, Iowa and other venues not far from Omaha, Nebraska where Dave resides. We are proud to have featured his excellent reports on Power Line.

Now, Dave has settled ...

November 28, 2015, 10:18 pm, 1583097
(Paul Mirengoff)

Bill Otis reports that Opinion Research Corporation, in a poll taken during the period Nov. 19-22, asked a sample of 1008 adults the following question:

Thinking about the criminal justice system, which comes closer to your view — that we have too many drug traffickers in ...

November 28, 2015, 10:18 pm, 1583098
(Steven Hayward)

Over 1,500 people in the Princeton community (not all of them students according to one report) have signed on to the Princeton Open Campus Coalition to President Eisgruber reported here the other day. No word yet on whether Eisgruber has agreed to meet with the Open Campus ...