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April 25, 2015, 10:18 pm, 1461887
(Paul Mirengoff)

I wrote here about the staging in Washington, DC of a portion of “Ferguson,” a play based exclusively on the testimony presented to the grand jury that declined to indict Officer Darren Wilson. The full play is scheduled to debut tomorrow in Los Angeles. ...


April 25, 2015, 6:18 pm, 1461876
(Steven Hayward)

That’s the headline from a press release earlier this week from Duke University’s highly regarded Nicholas School of the Environment. Here’s the lede:

DURHAM, N.C. – A new study based on 1,000 years of temperature records suggests global warming is not progressing as fast as it would under ...


April 25, 2015, 12:18 pm, 1461792
(Steven Hayward)

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Gallipoli campaign—ANZAC Day in Australia and New Zealand, since they provided the bulk of the troops for this ill-fated venture that became known as “Churchill’s Folly.”  Anyone who has seen the early Mel Gibson film, Gallipoli, will know ...


April 25, 2015, 10:18 am, 1461741
(Steven Hayward)

Look, if the old Chevy Chase National Lampoon Vacation films can be rebooted, why can’t we continue to give the boot and reboot to Hillary, who is the gift that keeps on giving (though like the Vacation sequels, less and less satisfying every time)? Maybe her fundraising strategy ...


April 25, 2015, 10:18 am, 1461740
(Scott Johnson)

Speaking at the Women in the World Summit in New York on Thursday night, Madam Hillary came out foursquare in favor of strict enforcement of the law. In the video below, with a brief excerpt from the speech, she sounds like a lawgiver than a ...


April 25, 2015, 10:18 am, 1461739
(Joe Malchow)

Thursday evening, Scott Walker addressed the Freedom Club’s annual dinner in Minnesota. Governor Walker made time between photos and the dinner for a Power Line interview. It is posted below.

But first, how was his speech? It was terrific. I have wondered whether Walker would be dynamic enough ...


April 24, 2015, 10:18 pm, 1461613
(Paul Mirengoff)

Yesterday, as John noted here, the Senate confirmed Loretta Lynch as Attorney General. Ten Republicans voted to confirm: Kelly Ayotte, Ron Johnson, Mark Kirk, Rob Portman, Thad Cochran, Susan Collins, Jeff Flake, Lindsey Graham, Mitch McConnell, and Orrin Hatch.

Ayotte, Johnson, Kirk, and Portman face ...


April 24, 2015, 4:18 pm, 1461432
(Steven Hayward)

In my first public lecture at the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2013, perhaps no passage excited a more furious response from some members of the audience than this:

It turns out that at a shockingly high number of universities—though not this one—it is possible to take a ...


April 24, 2015, 4:18 pm, 1461431
(Paul Mirengoff)

Team Clinton spokesman Brian Fallon responded to the New York Times Clinton Foundation/Russian uranium deal story by asserting that there is not a “shred of evidence” Hillary Clinton approved the deal to reward donors of the Clinton Foundation.

The “shred of evidence” cliche is not ...


April 24, 2015, 2:18 pm, 1461355
(Scott Johnson)

Tom Wolfe mockingly characterized liberal hysteria with the observation that the “dark night of fascism is always descending in the United States and yet lands only in Europe,” but that was back in the halcyon days of Richard Nixon in the 1970′s. David French documents the descent ...