Satloff’s 10 questions

Featured image Jeffrey 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 »

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. »

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, »

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 »

Breaking: Judge Blocks New Obama Water Regulations

Featured imageWhile we await the legal challenge to Obama’s greenhouse gas scheme, today a federal judge moved to block the EPA’s attempt to re-write the Clean Water Act and defy a key Supreme Court ruling from a decade ago. From The Hill just a few hours ago: A federal judge in North Dakota acted late Thursday to block the Obama administration’s controversial water pollution rule, hours before it was due to »

More Boxing the Pox on Vox

Featured imageVox’s historical illiteracy is not their only embarrassment this week. Philosopher Brian Leiter, who runs one of the most widely-read academic blogs (Leiter Reports), tells the story of how Vox solicited an article from Torbjorn Tannsjo, a well-regarded philosopher at Stockholm University, about the concept known as the “repugnant conclusion,” which is a recondite approach to thinking about population issues. (If you’re really curious, see this, but otherwise never mind.) »

Vox: The Web Site For Dummies

Featured imageThis is hilarious: Vox.com, the web site into which NBC is about to pour $200 million, tweeted this earlier today. It’s a screen shot because Vox deleted the tweet in response to intense ridicule: I guess this is what happens when you get your news from uneducated 20-somethings with little or no experience, employment or otherwise. Hey, NBC: if you want to reconsider, you can buy our whole site for »

Hillary Clinton’s laughable email defenses — a compendium

Featured imageHillary Clinton’s lines of defense in her email scandal are as manifold as the Hapsburg’s defenses during the siege of Vienna in 1683. Some of Vienna’s protective walls were rotten, but the city’s defenders managed to reinforce them at the last minute. The Ottomans, fierce and numerous though they were, found it tough going. Hillary’s defenses are much more easily overcome. Shannen Coffin demolishes them one-by-one in this piece for »

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 »

The Power Line Show, Episode 25: Eliana Johnson and the State of the Race

Featured imageToday John, Paul and Steve got together for Episode 25 of the Power Line show, along with Eliana Johnson, Washington Editor for the National Review. We kicked around the latest news and Washington gossip about the presidential race on both sides of the aisle. The remainder of the podcast was spent talking about the Vester Flanagan murders and related topics. Such as, the political misuse of mass murder; the futility »

141 counties have more registered voters than eligible live citizens

Featured imageThe Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF), of which our friend Christian Adams is president, has put 141 counties on notice that they have more registered voters than people alive. These counties encompass 21 states. Michigan leads the way with 24 counties, followed by Kentucky (18) and Illinois (17). Here is the list of such counties. The notification letters sent by PILF are a prerequisite to bringing a lawsuit against the »

Dylann Roof and Vester Flanagan: Compare and Contrast

Featured imageWe now know that Vester Flanagan was a sort of mirror image of Dylann Roof: black instead of white, gay instead of straight, but like Roof a nut with a cause. Like Roof, Flanagan’s cause was race. Flanagan was race-obsessed and, like Roof, wanted to incite a race war. I agree with Hugh Hewitt that it is a mistake to pay attention to “manifestos” left behind by insane killers. It »

Family feud, candidates edition

Featured imageWhat words represent the top choices that respondents associate with Hillary Clinton in the latest Quinnipiac poll (full results here)? Let’s play the Feud. Survey says the top three choices are “liar,” followed by “dishonest” and “untrustworthy.” This is one survey that represents the wisdom of crowds, at least as to Madam Hillary. I found this result a bit of a surprise: “bitch” was about as popular as “trustworthy.” Donald »