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June 19, 2018, 12:09 pm, 1868773
(Scott Johnson)

I had to work on a couple of projects that mostly kept me from the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing with Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz and FBI Director Christopher Wray. The ostensible subject of the hearing was the IG report on the Clinton email “investigation.” ...


June 19, 2018, 1:48 am, 1868597
(John Hinderaker)

I’ll be guest hosting the Laura Ingraham radio show tomorrow and Wednesday. The program runs live from 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. Eastern, and is heard at other times in some geographies.

Tomorrow’s show should be fun. We will be talking about the Inspector General’s report on FBI misconduct, ...


June 18, 2018, 7:27 pm, 1868574
(John Hinderaker)

On Friday, U.S. Civil Rights Commissioner Peter Kirsanow wrote to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on the subject of separating families who enter the country illegally at the southern border. Peter’s letter is as clear an explanation of the issue as I have ...


June 18, 2018, 7:27 pm, 1868575
(Paul Mirengoff)

John and I have written about the separation of adult illegal immigrants from the children they unlawfully bring with them into this country. I want to direct attention to two articles on the subject that make additional points.

Jason Jones and John ...


June 18, 2018, 7:27 pm, 1868573
(Scott Johnson)

University of Minnesota Law School Professor Richard Painter held himself out as a Republican former Bush ethics czar on the lefty cable news channels until he decided to seek the Democratic nomination for the Senate seat of appointed incumbent Tina Smith. Now he has outed himself as ...


June 18, 2018, 7:27 pm, 1868572
(John Hinderaker)

Testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee earlier today, DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz confirmed that James Comey is under investigation for his handling of his memos on conversations with President Trump.

Former FBI director James Comey is under investigation for mishandling classified information, DOJ inspector general Michael ...


June 18, 2018, 4:08 pm, 1868533
(Scott Johnson)

The leftist hate cult known as the Southern Poverty Law Center has settled defamation claims by two of the SPLC’s many victims. The Quilliam press release datelined Montgomery announces:

MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA — The Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. has apologized to Quilliam and its founder Maajid Nawaz ...


June 18, 2018, 1:23 pm, 1868473

At the start of the Long 20th Century John Stuart Mill, Britain’s leading economist, leading moral philosopher, and one of its leading imperialists and rulers of the empire as a former India Office bureaucrat, was putting ...


June 18, 2018, 1:07 pm, 1868464
(Scott Johnson)

We have moved to territory inviting if not beyond satire at the prominent Harvard-affiliated Brigham Health academic health care system in connection with its Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Harvard Medical School’s teaching Hospital). Last week the Boston Globe reported the recent accomplishment of Brigham Health president ...


June 18, 2018, 2:38 am, 1868270
(Paul Mirengoff)

John wrote here about the class action lawsuit that accuses Harvard of discriminating against Asian-Americans in admissions. The plaintiffs have moved for summary judgment, arguing that they should prevail based on facts not genuinely in dispute.

One fact not genuinely in dispute is that ...