Announcements

Goodbye Faegre, hello CAE [with comment by Paul][and Updated With John’s Responses to Comments]

Featured image At the end of this month, John Hinderaker will retire from the practice of law at Faegre Baker Daniels (formerly Faegre & Benson) after 41 years. He’s not simply retiring, however, he is also moving on to take over as president of the Center of the American Experiment in Minneapolis. John has had an illustrious and accomplished career at the firm. I overlapped with John for 16 years, working next »

Announcing the Coolidge Scholarship

Featured image Calvin Coolidge doesn’t get as much ink in the history books — or the election stories — as he deserves. The words “Calvin Coolidge” simply aren’t uttered enough. That’s a shame since Coolidge stood for a number of principles we esteem: civility, limited government, thrift, low taxes, federalism, and responsible citizenship. Now the Coolidge name is about to get a powerful boost from the 17-19 year old set. That’s because »

Media alert: Talking “Minnesota men” with Bill Bennett (Also Climate)

Featured image Bill Bennett has invited me to appear for a segment on his Morning in America radio program tomorrow morning to discuss my Weekly Standard article “The threat from ‘Minnesota men.'” I’m scheduled to appear at the top of the hour around 8:05 a.m. (Eastern). You can find a local station carrying Bill’s show here. I think you can also listen to the show via live stream accessible here. I’m grateful »

What Happens in Vegas . . . Ends Up on Power Line?

Featured image For any Las Vegas area readers, I’ll be appearing this Saturday on two panels of the Vegas Valley Book Festival. Yes—you read that correctly: the Vegas Valley Book Festival, not the Vegas Valley Bookie Festival, as you likely assumed if you read too quickly. And by “book” they do mean the printed kind with intelligent words, and not the kind where you make your Sunday bets on the NFL. Click »

Netanyahu returns

Featured image I want to share this announcement from the American Enterprise Institute: American Enterprise Institute president Arthur C. Brooks announced today that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will receive the 2015 Irving Kristol Award on November 9, 2015, in Washington, DC. The annual award, AEI’s highest honor, is given to individuals who have made exceptional practical and intellectual contributions to improve government policy, social welfare, or political understanding. The winner is »

Amity Shlaes invites you

Featured image Our friend Amity Shlaes is chair of the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation; she writes to invite applications for the foundation’s Coolidge Prize for Journalism. The prize comes with a $20,000 award. The deadline for submission of the application is September 25. The application requires submission of three published articles or published blog posts under 800 words each. The prize is to recognize work embodying the spirit and principles of Coolidge. »

Great Figures from Great Teachers

Featured image Are you an advanced student or young professional in academia, public policy, economics, national security, journalism, law, business, or the military?  Then I’ve got the program for you to check out: The Hertog Foundation’s “Great Figures of the 20th Century” seminars. The full program consists of four weekend seminars on Churchill, Reagan, Thatcher, and David Ben-Gurion, beginning in January of next year and held in Washington DC. See the link »

Final Lineup for the Radio Tomorrow Morning

Featured image Okay, I’ve got the guest lineup set for the Bill Bennett “Morning in America” show tomorrow.  We’ll be doing a comprehensive preview of the GOP debate tomorrow night, and I’ll offer a couple of novel predictions of my own that I haven’t heard anyone else make so far. At 6:35 eastern I’ll welcome Pete Wehner, to talk about, among other things, his recent Commentary column “Donald Trump: What the Founders »

Media Alert and NYC Reminder

Featured image For early risers everywhere, I’ll be guest-hosting Bill Bennett’s “Morning in America” radio show tomorrow morning from 6 – 9 am eastern time. (You can find a local broadcast station here, or listen online.) I’ll update the guest list later this afternoon, but I know we’ll be previewing tomorrow night’s second GOP presidential debate, and I’ll be asking guests and callers what questions they’d like to see asked. Should be »

Wednesday in the Big Apple

Featured image For any Power Line readers in the New York City area, I’ll be giving a public lecture at St. Francis College next Wednesday September 16 at 6 pm, on the subject “Is ‘Conservative Environmentalist’ an Oxymoron?” The lecture will be held at the Maroney Forum for Arts, Culture, and Education, 180 Remsen Street, Brooklyn Heights, NY, 11201. Do please come and join the crowd, which I’m guessing will include a »

Media Alert: Bill Bennett Show Monday (Bumped)

Featured image UPDATED: There have been no changes to the lineup and topics for tomorrow morning, though when I get up (don’t ask what time), I’ll check on the latest news on the Greece crisis and the Iran talks.  Anyway, back to the original post: I’ll be guest hosting Bill Bennett’s radio show Monday morning from his Washington DC studios, from 6 – 9 am eastern time. My guests will include Kristin »

Congratulations, Joe!

Featured image I have been in London for the last five or six days, hence not writing about the news. The occasion is Joe Malchow’s wedding, which was yesterday. Joe has done the technical work on this site since he was a freshman at Dartmouth, which must be at least ten years ago. He has overseen the evolution of the site and is responsible for the design and software we are now »

Down and out in Paris and London

Featured image We know that Paul is on vacation in Paris. I believe that John is on, or about to depart on, vacation in London. I think we may be short on manpower for a while and that our coverage may reflect it. If so, I will post a few literary, musical or otherwise offbeat items from which I would refrain if we were at full strength. I have invited Professor Philip »

Media alert

Featured image Tonight, I will be on One America News Network’s “On Point” program talking about the upcoming budget battle and the Democrats’ threat to block all spending bills unless Republicans agree to exceed sequestration limits on domestic spending. The show is called “On Point.” The host is the dynamic Tomi Lahren. On Point begins at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time. I’m told that I will be on the second segment. One America »

Media Alert: Bill Bennett Show Tomorrow

Featured image For early risers, I’ll be on the Bill Bennett show tomorrow (Wednesday) morning at 8:05 eastern time, to talk chiefly about the Pope’s forthcoming encyclical on climate change. We’ve mentioned it here before and will be again, but for the meantime, take in Bjorn Lomborg in USA Today on what’s wrong with what we know so far about the forthcoming encyclical: But the Pope after his letter is officially published, »

Media Alert: Bill Bennett Tomorrow Morning

Featured image For commuters in the east and early risers elsewhere, I’ll be a guest on Bill Bennett’s “Morning in America” radio show at 8:05 am eastern time tomorrow (Monday) morning, to talk about the latest in climate science, and other topics. Tune in to your local station, or you can listen in online at BillBennett.com. Call in! Love to say hello to Power Line readers. »

Next week in Minneapolis, the Midwest Women’s Summit

Featured image The Clare Booth Luce Policy Institute hosts the Midwest Women’s Summit at the Airport Hilton Airport Hotel conveniently located down the street from the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota next week. Scheduled to run from April 23 (Thursday night) to April 25 (Saturday morning), the summit features a killer lineup including True the Vote president Catherine Engelbrecht, CBLPI president Michelle Easton, Regnery Publishing president Marji Ross, Nonie Darwish, and »