Number 40,000 For Us!

Featured image According to our site stats, Scott’s post this morning, “Michael Ramirez—Call Your Office,”  was Power Line’s 40,000th post since the start of the site in 2002. According to our archives, this was the very first post from May 2002: Notwithstanding the political ads, this place is pretty idyllic. Maybe it only lasts for a few days at the end of May, but if you’re trying to approximate Eden, check out »

Cruising with NR

Featured image I’m off early tomorrow morning to join the National Review post-election cruise in Fort Lauderdale. It kicks off with an event featuring Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and John Bolton at the hotel tomorrow. If any of them says anything newsworthy, I hope to report it before the ship launches on Sunday morning. I’ll be tagging along with my daughter Eliana and hope to recharge my batteries. If any Power Line »

“A Time for Choosing” @ 50

Featured image As noted here before by Paul and me, this year marks the 50th anniversary of Barry Goldwater’s famous “extremism in defense of liberty” speech at the GOP convention, which I also wrote about in the Claremont Review of Books. The other more important speech of 1964 was Ronald Reagan’s “A Time for Choosing,” whose precise 50th anniversary arrives next Monday. Power Line readers in the LA area may wish to »

The case of the mysterious disappearing comments

Featured image We have heard from many readers who have been unable to access the comments on our posts. We share your pain, but we are dependent on Facebook software that is not under our control. Power Line publisher Joe Malchow advises that “there is definitely a webkit browser issue related to updates that Facebook recently made to the comments app.” I don’t know what that means either, but there is an »

Hitler Learns About Power Line’s VIP Membership

Featured image Okay, you knew this was coming. And I know what you’re thinking: isn’t this device more than a little tired out?  Well, yes, and that’s why this one is different than any you’ve ever seen before.  For one thing, it is only half as long as the Standard Hitler Parody Video.  Second, it has a plot twist in the middle.  You’ll just have to watch to see what I mean. »

Media Alert: The Seth Liebsohn Show

Featured image On Tuesday I did a whole radio hour with Seth Leibsohn, who broadcasts on KKNT 960—”The Patriot”—in Arizona in the evenings.  We ran down the whole waterfront, from the climate cartoon march to the quagmire of Obama’s Middle East non-strategy, culminating with my answers to the “10-book challenge” that has been going around on Facebook for a while.  (In other words, you can get yourself a dandy reading list if »

Media Alert

Featured image I will be on the Bill Bennett radio show at 8:05 a.m. EST tomorrow, talking about the future of Obamacare in Minnesota now that the insurance company with 60% of the market has found the program “unsustainable” and dropped out. We will probably talk about other Minnesota-related stories, too; maybe this one. If you don’t know where to get Bill show’s show on the radio dial where you live, you »

News For Seattle Area Readers

Featured image For our Seattle area readers (that would be you, Michael Sheldon, among others), mark your calendar for lunch on Monday, September 15.  I’ll be speaking for the Chapman Center for Citizen Leadership, a project of the Discovery Institute in honor of its founder, Bruce Chapman—an old pal and all around great guy. Local talk radio host John Carlson—another old pal—will be the master of ceremonies, which guarantees we’ll have mucho »

Media Alert for Tuesday

Featured image Here’s an early warning: I’ll be guest-hosting Bill Bennett’s “Morning in America” radio show from 6 – 9 am eastern time on Tuesday.  I’m working on putting together a loose theme for the show about “liberalism vs. progressivism,” inspired in part by Charles Murray’s op-ed on this subject in the Wall Street Journal last week.  Charles will be joining me during the 8 am hour of the show, and I’m »

The NAS invites you

Featured image Our friends at the National Association of Scholars write to alert us that this is the last day of NAS’s write-your-own-trigger-warnings contest. Readers of the Washington Post, Inside Higher Ed, the Daily Caller, and College Insurrection have been submitting entries. The NAS would love to have Power Line readers get in on the fun. You are cordially invited: What do you wish you knew about a book before you were »

News for Denver/Boulder Peeps

Featured image The spring semester may be all finished as of this week, but that doesn’t mean the party’s over!  No indeed—starting next week, I’ll be offering three informal evening lectures on the following topics, all free and open to the public: May 13: The Lost Art of Statesmanship, from Max Weber to Winston Churchill Everyone craves the “statesman,” but not only is a precise definition or clear understanding nearly impossible (“A »

Are you now or have you ever been?

Featured image A member of the Federalist Society, that is. You may recall that Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are rather big on this form of what goes under the name of McCarthyism. I’ll be attending the Federalist Society 2013 National Lawyers Convention in Washington on November 14-16. The convention features the Federalist Society’s traditionally stellar lineup of speakers and programs, with Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas at the top of »

Another Media Alert, With Comments On My Potential Senate Candidacy

Featured image This is for early risers: I will be on Bill Bennett’s radio show tomorrow morning at 5:30 Central, talking about the Obama administration’s long-acknowledged plan to cancel your employer-supplied insurance, no matter how much you like it. That’s assuming I don’t oversleep, which is a possibility. For those in the Mountain and Pacific time zones, I can only assume that you get the show recorded rather than live. I can’t »

Media Alert

Featured image I will be on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show tonight, talking about this post, and the fact that the Obama administration predicted in 2010 that most Americans who have health insurance through their employers would lose those plans as a result of Obamacare. I don’t know exactly when my segment will air, so I recommend listening to the whole show! »

Attn Denver-Area Power Line Readers: Charles Murray This Thursday

Featured image For all Power Line readers in the Greater Denver area (though perhaps Denver isn’t feeling Greater this morning after last night’s loss to the Colts): Charles Murray will be giving a public lecture here on campus this Thursday evening at 6:30 pm, on the topic: “Divided America? The New Upper Class, the New Lower Class, and the End of the American Project.”  Here are the full details.  It’s going to »

News Alert: PBS Newshour Tonight

Featured image For those of you who still watch TV news, and don’t have PBS blocked, I’m booked on the Newhour tonight, at 6:44 eastern time (check your local listings) to discuss/analyze the just concluded shutdown fiasco.  I intend to defend the honor of James Madison and the Tea Party against all-comers.  I suspect I can make it more interesting than a pledge drive, which the government will resort to if we »

Technical issues this morning

Featured image Those Obamacare “glitches” seem to have infected Power Line’s technical operation. I understand that a fix is in the works, but for the moment we are more or less out of commission. Please check back as you can during the day. »