Support Brian Mast

Featured image Brian Mast is the Power Line pick in the Florida-18 congressional race. Mast is running to fill the seat vacated by Patrick Murphy, who is trying to unseat Marco Rubio. John profiled Mast here. John wrote: Mast is a 12-year veteran of the Army, where he served in the Joint Special Operations Command as a bomb disposal expert, saving his fellow troops from IEDs. In Afghanistan, he defused one bomb »

Free Kim Strassel!

Featured imageYouTube has restricted Kim Strassel’s PragerU short course on The Intimidation Game. It’s almost like they want to prove her point. At least she’s in good company (PragerU tweet below). In a separate tweet, Kim explains that her video “is restricted for any young people with parental controls” as well as “schools and libraries.” Consider it a preview of the next Clinton administration, when Citizens United is to be reversed »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured imageAmmo Grrrll reveals a few things that make her laugh in BETTER READ THAN DEAD (A magazine for our anxious times). She writes: Again, with no politics, my friends. Maybe next week, last chance for me to rock the vote. If this column had any influence whatsoever, Trump would be leading by 50 points…oh, wait, that was supposed to be Hillary, she said, on account of how awesome she believes »

The Clinton cash nexus

Featured imageIs there anyone in Clintonworld who is out defending the massive corruption revealed in the latest tranche of WikiLeaks/Podesta emails? Last night the Democratic flack Bill Burton appeared on The Kelly File to take up the question from a Clintonian perspective. I would love to include a video or transcript here but cannot find one. Writing from memory, Burton’s response was: RUSSIA, followed by Clinton’s going to win, followed by »

Study: Google searches favor left-wing content

Featured imageMany conservatives suspect that Google, along with Facebook and other new media giants, are biased in favor of the left. The suspicion is logical. The class that operates these outlets can be viewed as a younger version of the class that operates the liberal mainstream media. Why expect different from it? I don’t deal with Facebook, but I use Google for searches. It seems to me that it’s easier to »

About the groping allegations against Justice Thomas [With Comment by John]

Featured imageThe National Law Journal has reported allegations that, in 1999, Justice Thomas inappropriately touched a young woman named Moira Smith. The alleged touching occurred at a dinner party at the home of her boss. Supposedly, Thomas groped Smith while she was setting the table. I have three observations about Smith’s allegation. First, she waited 17 years publicly to make it. If something serious occurred, I find it difficult to believe »

The intimidation game 101

Featured imageThe folks at PragerU have just alerted us to their new video featuring the Wall Street Journal’s Kim Strassel. In the video below, Strassel teaches a short course in The Intimidation Game, the subject of her new book of the same name. We need a little help with remedies, but this is the short course. PragerU has posted the video and the text along with many, many sharing options here. »

The Stretch Drive (1)

Featured imageThe sprint to the finish on November 8 is now underway, with detours to open new hotels if you’re Trump. Hillary is apparently putting off her business interests (i.e., the Clinton Foundation) until after the election. Some random thoughts and observations, which we’ll update regularly. First, is the daily drip-feed of Wikileaks leading up to a big finish? Perhaps some of Hillary’s missing emails, or some gun barrels not just »

Wishful thinking from the Washington Post

Featured imageThe Washington Post is concerned that the Trump campaign will have long-term negative repercussions for the Republican Party’s standing among women. Okay, I made that up. In reality, the Washington Post hopes the Trump campaign has short and long-term negative repercussions for the Republican Party’s standing among women. That’s the only sense I can make out of this deeply biased article by Jenna Johnson and Karen Tumulty. It argues that »

Clinton corruption, two articles

Featured imageNo one who has been paying attention doubts that the Clinton Foundation is a corrupt enterprise or that Hillary Clinton is a party to the corruption. But two new articles, if read in tandem, drive home the point. The first article is from the Washington Post, no less. It’s called “Inside ‘Bill Clinton Inc.’: Hacked memo reveals intersection of charity and personal income.” The memo in question was written by »

How the Clinton Campaign Plays the Press

Featured imageIn the summer of 2015, the New York Times was covering Hillary Clinton’s email scandal, to the dismay of her presidential campaign. So Neera Tanden, who heads the Center for American Progress, an arm of the Democratic Party, made some suggestions to her former boss, John Podesta, who by then was running the Clinton presidential campaign. This is from the latest batch of Wikileaks emails: Several observations. First, the email’s »

War In Europe? Ho Hum

Featured imageIt seems to be a closely guarded secret, but preparations for war are going on in Europe. A Russian fleet that includes that country’s only aircraft carrier made a point of sailing through the English Channel and along the European coast en route to Syria. Nuclear-capable Russian ships are making a demonstration in the Baltic Sea, and Russian troops, reportedly equipped with nuclear weapons, have moved near Russia’s borders with »

Civil War on the Left, Part 30

Featured imageToday we get another two-fer: a fresh installment of the Civil War on the Left series, and a Green Weenie Award. Up in Washington state, there’s a revenue-neutral carbon tax initiative on the ballot, which would impose a $15 a ton carbon tax (or about 15 cents per gallon of gas), rising eventually over the years to $100 a ton, or $1 added to the cost of a gallon of »

What Top Democrats Really Thought About Hillary’s Private Server: “F*****g Insane”

Featured imageAnother Wikileaks nugget: in July of last year, Hillary Clinton’s top supporters were worried about her primary race against Bernie Sanders, which was unexpectedly close, and how the emerging off-the-books server scandal would impact it. Neera Tanden of Center for American Progress exchanged emails with her former boss, now Hillary’s campaign manager, John Podesta. Initially they fretted about a CNN poll that was about to come out: Neera then turned »

Lies of Obamacare

Featured imageIt should be a stunning fact that every proposition on which President Obama promoted the sale of Obamacare was a complete and utter lie. I tried to document the foundational lies and their close relations in the endless Power Line series “Lies of Obamacare,” featuring the thumbnail image of the man having Obamacare shoved down his throat. If politicians were subject to truth in advertising laws, Obama would be behind »

Trump’s prospects

Featured imageEarlier today, in a piece called “The post-Trump GOP,” I said I’m convinced that Hillary Clinton will be elected president. I didn’t mean to suggest that Trump has no chance of winning. I’m convinced that the Washington Redskins won’t win the Super Bowl this year, but they have some chance of winning it. What is the likelihood that Trump will defeat Clinton? The folks at FiveThirtyEight say it’s about 15 »

The post-Trump GOP

Featured imageUnlike Steve, I’m convinced that, unfortunately, Hillary Clinton will win this election. Assuming she does, and that the race isn’t very close, what will happen to Trumpism? To answer this question we must identify Trumpism’s main characteristics. In my view, there are five: (1) the unbridled egotism of its leader and his whiff of authoritarianism; (2) gratuitous nastiness; (3) a strong stance against illegal immigration; (4) intense skepticism about the »