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July 28, 2016, 10:18 am, 1658152
(Scott Johnson)

Donald Trump attracted a lot of attention of the negative variety with a statement during his press conference in Miami yesterday. Asked repeatedly about allegations that the Russian government is behind the hacked and leaked Democratic National Committee’s emails, Trump took the opportunity to touch on the ...


July 28, 2016, 2:18 am, 1658003
(John Hinderaker)

This Gallup poll came out on Monday, but I just saw it tonight (via InstaPundit). The headline is, “Clinton’s Image at Lowest Point in Two Decades.” The numbers are stunning.

Hillary Clinton favorable:

38%

Unfavorable:

57%

I have thought for a while that pretty much everyone’s mind is made up about ...


July 28, 2016, 2:18 am, 1658002
(Paul Mirengoff)

I missed President Obama’s speech to the convention (okay, I skipped it), but watched Tim Kaine’s. I thought the speech was a tale of two halves.

The first half was mediocre. Much of it consisted of self-congratulation delivered with a certain smugness and no particular ...


July 28, 2016, 2:18 am, 1658001
(Paul Mirengoff)

I didn’t watch President Obama’s speech to the convention tonight. By all accounts, it was an outstanding one. If so, I’m not surprised.

Here’s a passage that caught my attention when I read it:

[This election] is not just a choice between parties or policies, the usual ...


July 27, 2016, 10:18 pm, 1657936
(John Hinderaker)

This morning Donald Trump conducted a press conference in Miami, in the course of which he made a flippant comment about Russia finding Hillary Clinton’s tens of thousands of deleted emails:

Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing. I think ...


July 27, 2016, 10:18 pm, 1657935
(Steven Hayward)

I thought it unnecessary to add to Paul’s analysis below of the dismissal of the remaining charges in the Freddie Gray case in Baltimore, but then I watched Baltimore DA Marilyn Mosby’s press conference announcing the decision. You have to see it, not to believe it.

She attacks the ...


July 27, 2016, 6:18 pm, 1657861
(Paul Mirengoff)

James Taranto of the Wall Street Journal captures the shameless partisanship of the New York Times in just a few sentences. The sentences come from editorials that appeared in 2012 and 2016 regarding the views of the Republican presidential candidates on Russia.

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July 27, 2016, 6:18 pm, 1657862
(Paul Mirengoff)

Prosecutors have dropped all remaining charges against the three remaining Baltimore police officers (William Porter, Garrett Miller, Alicia White) accused of crimes in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray. Three other original defendants (Edward Nero, Caesar Goodson, and Brian Rice) have been found not guilty.

...


July 27, 2016, 2:18 pm, 1657775
(Steven Hayward)

Yeah, there’s just too much piling up from the first 24 hours of the DNC, and I’m sure the last two days will offer even more material, so here’s a fillip for the meantime:


July 27, 2016, 2:18 pm, 1657774
(John Hinderaker)

This is the kind of headline you couldn’t make up: “Gang of Muslims storm nudist pool in Germany yelling ‘Allahu Akbar’ and threatening to ‘exterminate’ women for being ‘sluts.'”

Nudists were told they would be ‘exterminated’ by a gang of Muslims who stormed into a German swimming pool ...