Author Archives: John Hinderaker

Media Defeat Trump!

Featured image The Democratic Party pulled out all the stops to try to drag Hillary Clinton across the finish line, including more brazen use of their operatives with bylines than ever before. Never again will anyone take seriously the claim that reporters at papers like the New York Times and the Washington Post are objective journalists. (Recall, among many other outrages, Post columnist Dana Milbank calling on the Democratic National Committee to »

Slate Goes Ape

Featured image My wife pointed out the front page of today’s Slate. (Slate, if you are not familiar with it, is a left-wing on-line magazine.) You can enlarge this image and then just ponder it. There are numerous delights to be discovered, from “Donald Trump’s Victory Proves That America Hates Women” to “Trump Won the Election By Promising a Resurgent White Supremacy.” Sure he did! One question: doesn’t a complete lack of »

More Fun at Krugman’s Expense

Featured image It’s tough to be the Krugster when things aren’t going your way. Shortly after midnight last night, Krugman wrote this: It really does now look like President Donald J. Trump, and markets are plunging. When might we expect them to recover? Frankly, I find it hard to care much, even though this is my specialty. The disaster for America and the world has so many aspects that the economic ramifications »

Krugman Freaks Out, Vows to Keep Fighting

Featured image There is much to savor this morning, including the hysteria that is sweeping across the Left. We see it in ways large and small. At one of our local colleges, a class was canceled because the professor was crying too hard to teach. “I don’t feel safe here,” she said. The storm troopers were due any minute, apparently. On a slightly larger (if rapidly fading) stage, Paul Krugman comforts the »

Special Post-Election VIP Event Tonight

Featured image Tonight at 6 p.m. Central time, we will host a special, private election post mortem for Power Line VIPs. You can watch live and submit comments or questions if you like. If the hour is too early for you or for any reason you are not able to view the event live, it will stay up on YouTube and VIPs can watch it there. If you are a VIP, you »

Special Post-Election VIP Event Tomorrow

Featured image Tomorrow at 6 p.m. Central time, we will host a special, private election post mortem for Power Line VIPs. You can watch live and submit comments or questions if you like. If the hour is too early for you or for any reason you are not able to view the event live, it will stay up on YouTube and VIPs can watch it there. If you are a VIP, you »

This Year’s Election In One Cartoon

Featured image The great Michael Ramirez sums up this year’s presidential race in a cartoon. The “referee” is the opponent. Click to enlarge: »

Follow Tonight’s Returns at Power Line Live

Featured image Tonight’s election promises to be a nail-biter. Can Trump pull off an upset? Will Republicans retain control of the Senate? Will conservative stalwarts like Pat Toomey and Ron Johnson go down to defeat? And will the Republicans continue their winning streak at the state level? To share the ecstasy (or agony) with a few hundred or thousand of your fellow conservatives, join the gang at Power Line Live. You can »

The Times Does History and Geography

Featured image Let’s take a break from election-eve anxiety by making fun of the New York Times. Yesterday’s corrections section had a couple of doozies. First, the Times ventures into ancient history. Well, not exactly ancient–19th century American history. But that apparently is the dim past to Times reporters and editors: The Table for Three interview last Sunday featuring Doris Kearns Goodwin and Rachel Maddow misstated the surname of the Democratic nominee »

Democratic National Committee, Research Arm of the Washington Post

Featured image One of the most stunning Wikileak revelations is this email exchange inside the Democratic National Committee. Eric Walker, deputy communications director of the DNC, relays a “research request” to “RRResearch_D,” the “Rapid Response Research” department at the DNC. The subject heading is “research request: top 10 worst Trump quotes?” Walker explains: “Milbank doing a Passover-themed 10 plagues of Trump.” “Milbank” is Dana Milbank of the Washington Post. Apparently Walker assumes »

Comey Won’t Recommend Prosecution. So What?

Featured image As Paul noted earlier today, FBI Director James Comey has notified Congress that the agency has completed its review of the Weiner laptop emails. Comey said that this means the FBI’s investigation is finished, and he hasn’t changed his view, expressed in July, that criminal prosecution of Hillary Clinton is not warranted. I agree with everything Paul says, in particular his observation that, given Comey’s importation of an impossibly high »

Enthusiasm Gap [Updated]

Featured image Driving home from church at around 12:30 today, we were astonished to see a line of people, a small distance from the highway, that extended for–I estimate–somewhere between a quarter and a half mile. It took us a moment to realize what was going on: they were lined up for the Donald Trump rally in an airplane hanger, an hour and a half before Trump was scheduled to speak. Past »

Top Dems Knew Hillary’s Illegal Server Could Be Fatal

Featured image We wrote here about the Wikileaks-released email in which Neera Tanden told John Podesta what she thought about Hillary Clinton’s illegal private email server: Do we actually know who told Hillary she could use a private email? And has that person been drawn and quartered? Like whole thing is fucking insane. At that time, we did not have John Podesta’s response, but I wrote that “I would guess it was »

The Left’s Impulse to Bully Is Universal

Featured image It is widely understood that the Left wants to impose censorship on the rest of us, and where it can, it will. The experience of conservative speakers on university campuses is the most obvious proof. But the truth, I think, is worse: it isn’t just censorship. The Left wants to bully disagreement out of existence. Hence the astonishingly long list of acts of political violence and low-level terrorism that have »

Minnesota Up For Grabs? Trump and Pence Are Coming

Featured image I wrote here about the possibility that the presidential race in Minnesota may be closer than anyone expected, based in part on the fact that both candidates had started running television ads here. Still, I expressed skepticism that Trump could actually win. But it looks like Trump wasn’t kidding: in the campaign’s last days, he is coming to Minnesota: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who has said in recent days »

Loretta Lynch’s DOJ Brings the FBI to Heel

Featured image This cartoon, hot off the press (or rather the pen of Michael Ramirez), beautifully describes the role the Department of Justice has played in the multiple criminal investigations of Hillary Clinton. Click to enlarge: »

Rolling Stone Loses

Featured image A jury in Virginia has found Rolling Stone magazine and its reporter Sabrina Erdely liable for defamation in connection with Erdely’s now-refuted story of a gang rape at the University of Virginia. The plaintiff in the case is university dean Nicole Eramo, who was portrayed as callous in Erdely’s article. The verdict would have been more satisfying if it had been on behalf of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity and »