Dem party leaders attacked for “rigging” the nomination process

Featured image It seemed like a good idea at the time. Hillary Clinton would be coronated by the Democrats, so there was no need for many debates, Keep the number of them low — six in total, with only four before the Iowa caucus — and thereby minimize the risk that Clinton will look bad before a large audience. It’s less clear now that this is a good idea. The many Democratic »

Exclusive: Should the GOP Steal Jefferson from Dems? [With Comment by John on Jackson]

Featured imageOne of my fellow cruisers on the Baltic Sea last week was Seth Lipsky of the New York Sun, who wrote a terrific column about 10 days ago for the New York Post arguing that since Democrats are giving up on Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson (because, at bottom, Democrats dislike and/or are ashamed of America’s history), Republicans ought to steal Jefferson away from them. Of course, Lincoln already did »

Hillary Doubles Down: Republicans Are Nazis, Too

Featured imageSo what happens when a politician says, “I am, you know, adamantly against illegal immigrants”? Oh wait, the person who said that was Senator Hillary Clinton, to WABC Radio’s John Gambling in a 2003 interview. Whatever. Today Hillary trumped (heh) her suggestion yesterday that Republicans are the moral equivalent of Islamic terrorists by suggesting the GOP are Nazis too, because “some” on “the other side” want to round up illegal immigrants »

Take a Lesson From Trump: Stand Up to the Media

Featured imageThere are several reasons why Donald Trump is popular with Republicans, even though he probably isn’t a Republican himself, and certainly is not a conservative. One of them is the way he stands up to left-wing media. This is a classic, from earlier today: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said “CNN is terrible” after one of its reporters asked him about protesters outside his press conference in Norwood, MA on »

Obama Lawlessness: Speaking of Science Fraud. . .

Featured imageLast year we reported on the case of John Beale, the career EPA employee who was busted for fraud for claiming to be a covert CIA operative while bilking the EPA for years as one of its highest paid employees, who was spending his time at home figuring out how to, in his own words, “modify the DNA of the capitalist system…” Because government bureaucrats like Beale are just so »

Clinton vs. Clinton?

Featured imageOver at Commentary today Noah Rothman raises a great question: by tacking left to reflect the current center of gravity in the Democratic Party, Hillary Clinton is essentially repudiating the policy orientation of her husband’s presidency: Does Hillary Clinton believe her husband’s presidency set the Democratic Party back? . . . Hillary Clinton has been compelled on a variety of occasions to renounce her husband’s greatest achievements. In the wake of »

Who’s to Blame For Murders of Virginia Journalists? Congress!

Featured imageThat’s what Democratic Senator Chris Murphy says: I think change is going to happen. I just don’t think that democracy can work with when you have 90 percent of the American public that want changes in our gun laws and Congress not responding. This is sheer fantasy. In fact, only a minority of Americans want stricter gun laws. A majority want either to keep gun laws as they are, or »

Hillary: When You’ve Lost MSNBC. . .

Featured imagePaul notes below the extremism of Hillary Clinton’s likening of Republicans to Islamic terrorists, but this morning MSNBC went off on Hillary. Money quote from Bloomberg reporter Mark Halperin: “If a Republican did this, the world would come to a halt.” Here’s the three-minute video: Keep in mind, however, the deep cynicism of the Clintons. By issuing this provocation, we’re not talking about her criminal actions over her emails today. Instead, we’re »

Hillary Clinton’s version of a terrorist

Featured imageHere’s the video. David French has more. »

Today’s Obligatory Trump Post

Featured imageSo Donald Trump won’t name his favorite Bible verse because it is “very personal.” Here’s the video (just 40 seconds long): Why do I have the suspicion that Trump’s “very personal” favorite verse is probably one of those Old Testament passages about onanism, which would fit him very well? At least now we know what Trump is hiding under that very big bushel on the top of his head: his Christian »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured imageAmmo Grrrll asks the question WHO IS WISE? She writes The ancient Jewish text, the Talmud, asks, “Who is wise?” and answers, “Who learns from everyone.” (As a topic for a future discussion, it also asks, “Who is rich?” and answers, “Who is satisfied with what he has.” Is that a laugh riot, or what? We can’t have THAT in the socialist paradise of Cherokee Lizzie, Class-Envy Bernie and Disparate »

The Green Energy Scam Exposed by . . . Berkeley!?!

Featured imageThe Energy Institute at the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley has posted a working paper entitled “The Distributional Effects of U.S. Clean Energy Tax Credits.” The paper is a devastating indictment of who’s getting Cecil the Lion’s share of the tax credits. If this were any other cause than “green energy,” the Left would be screaming about the redistribution of income from the middle »

Satloff’s 10 questions

Featured imageJeffrey Goldberg is a trusted interlocutor of President Obama and a hand-wringing supporter of the Iran deal. Robert Satloff is executive director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and a scholarly critic of the deal. Goldberg has posted Satloff’s 10 questions for President Obama on the deal. Satloff has also posted the questions here at WINE’s site. These are his questions: 1. You have argued that the Iran »

D.C. mayor stands up for black lives and to “Black Lives Matter”

Featured imageThe election of Muriel Bowser as mayor of the District of Columbia has sparked widespread optimism about the city’s prospects. And Bowser’s response to the wave of murders plaguing the District (murders are up 43 percent this year) suggests that the optimism is warranted. Unfortunately, the Black Lives Matter movement’s response to Bowser should temper our optimism, at least when it comes to preventing the loss of black lives in »

Behind Science Fraud, Chapter 10

Featured imageTime to update our series on science fraud from a few months ago, with news of a blockbuster research review effort that is making waves this week. The Chronicle of Higher Education reports today: A decade ago, John P.A. Ioannidis published a provocative and much-discussed paper arguing that most published research findings are false. It’s starting to look like he was right. The results of the Reproducibility Project are in, »

Live from Sioux City, it’s Hillary

Featured imageNebraska attorney Dave Begley continues his series on the appearances of presidential candidates in Iowa. Dave gave it up for Power Line readers this past Wednesday by looking in on Madam Hillary’s appearance in Sioux City, Iowa. Dave writes: Hillary interrupted her vacation to campaign in Iowa. I saw her at Morningside College in Sioux City. She spoke to about 275 people in the student center. The room was too »

Why baseball players have a more effective union than football players?

Featured imageClark Griffith explains why he thinks “Tom Brady will lose and baseball players win.” It’s because “in Major League Baseball, grievances are heard and decided by an impartial arbitrator. In the National Football League, the person who hears and decides grievances is the commissioner.” I want to focus on a more general question: Why has the Major League Baseball Players Association consistently negotiated more favorable contracts on a full range »