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September 23, 2014, 8:18 pm, 1340140
(Steven Hayward)

Does the New York Times still employ any managing editors or copy editors who know anything?  First, today’s story on “corporate inversions.”  Check out the hed carefully:

But what example do they feature in the photo in ...


September 23, 2014, 8:18 pm, 1340139
(Paul Mirengoff)

I share John’s uneasiness about the November elections. Republican chances of gaining control of the Senate have been downgraded to less than 60 percent by Nate Silver, whose track record as a political forecaster is outstanding.

One reason for the downgrade is the emergence ...


September 23, 2014, 8:18 pm, 1340138
(Paul Mirengoff)

The video below speaks volumes about President Obama, not only concerning his underlying disdain for our military, but also as regards basic decency. In my opinion, a president who thinks he’s too cool properly to return a salute from our servicemen is presumptively unfit to command them.


September 23, 2014, 6:18 pm, 1340077
(Scott Johnson)

I had not heard of Ann Hampton Callaway before her audacious 1999 recording To Ella With Love, but I’m glad I took a chance on that disc. Ella led me eventually to Ann’s superb show at the Blue Note Jazz Club in New York when I ...


September 23, 2014, 6:18 pm, 1340076
(Steven Hayward)

Apparently yesterday’s rant about the Koch brothers wasn’t enough for Little Bobby.  Here he is calling for the jailing of the Koch brothers (and possibly politicians who “deny” climate change, when all they’re really denying is the will to power of brownshirts like Little Bobby).  He cites “reckless ...


September 23, 2014, 4:18 pm, 1340004
(John Hinderaker)

On September 10, the New York Times published a major story on President Obama’s speech announcing his plan to attack ISIL. The paper’s front-page account included this ludicrous claim:

Unlike Mr. Bush in the Iraq war, Mr. Obama has sought to surround the United States with partners.

In fact, ...


September 23, 2014, 2:18 pm, 1339932
(John Hinderaker)

I am uneasy about November’s election, partly because I don’t think Republicans have succeeded in nationalizing (or even drawing much attention to) the election, partly because any coherent themes are being drowned out by various “squirrels” (Ray Rice and the NFL, for instance), and partly because the Democrats ...


September 23, 2014, 10:18 am, 1339773
(Scott Johnson)

Last week J. Christian Adams posted an important and informative column on “‘CATALIST’: The Democrats’ database for fundamentally transforming America.” This was all news to me, I confess, and I am grateful to have it brought to my attention. Please check it out.

Catalist, as I ...


September 23, 2014, 8:18 am, 1339700
(Scott Johnson)

Peggy Noonan joined the crowd that turned on George W. Bush in what I thought was a most unfair way in 2008. I wrote critically about one of her weekly Wall Street Journal columns in which she identified with the public disapproval of Bush in “Season ...


September 23, 2014, 12:18 am, 1339504
(John Hinderaker)

Power Line has always been free, and always will be. Nor have we ever adopted the obnoxious ads that you see on so many other sites, where you are reading a post or article and an ad materializes, unbidden, to block your view. On mobile devices, there often ...