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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 »

Media Alert: Bill Bennett Tomorrow Morning

Featured image For early risers in the middle and western regions of the country, and for commuters on the east coast, I’ll be a guest on Bill Bennett’s “Morning in America” radio show tomorrow at 8:05 am eastern time, to discuss the latest in climate change and my Wall Street Journal article today on how to box in Obama ahead of the next UN climate change summit in Paris next fall.  We »

Power Line on the Road: The East Coast Tour

Featured image Since Scott has mentioned his upcoming lecture about “Rathergate Ten Years Later” at Lyon College on Thursday, I may as well post up my speaking schedule this week, for the benefit of any Pittsburgh or Syracuse-based readers who need something to kill time between the Super Bowl and the start of Spring training. Tuesday I’ll be at Duquesne University School of Law in Pittsburgh, speaking at noon on “The Climategate »

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Media Alert: Bill Bennett Show Wednesday

Featured image I’ll be guest-hosting Bill Bennett’s “Morning in America” radio show on Wednesday morning from 6 – 9 am eastern time.  Check the website for your local station, or listen online.  I’ll be breaking down President Obama’s State of the Union address from the night before, with maybe a detour about the leftist hysteria over the box office success of American Sniper, and a word or two about the “hottest year” hysteria »

Rathergate ten years after

Featured image On Lincoln’s birthday — that’s February 12, for the young people out there — I will have the honor of giving the annual Patterson Lecture at Lyon College in Batesville, Arkansas. As I understand it, the Patterson Lecture is given by journalists and it is devoted to some aspect of journalism. I will be addressing “Rathergate ten years after.” I don’t think I’ll be speaking for more than 45 minutes »

Looking for a Summer Vacation Idea?

Featured image How about a Baltic cruise with Jonah Goldberg, Amity Shlaes, Arthur Laffer, Charles Kesler, and  . . . me?  Yup, that’s right: my pals at the Pacific Research Institute have organized their first ever “Liberty-at-Sea Cruise,” sailing from Copenhagen to Helsinki and St. Petersburg from August 16-23, and I’ll be on board for the whole thing.  You can find out all about it here (including the rest of the speakers), »

Media Alert: Bill Bennett Show Tomorrow Morning

Featured image For those of you up and about at the 8 am hour eastern time tomorrow, I’ll be a guest on the Bill Bennett radio show, doing a sort of “year in review” recap with Bill’s happy crew (Chris Beach, Claude Jennings, and David Wilesol–Chris and David pictured below with some other guy), who are subbing for Bill.  Should be fun.  I’ll give out my ultimate Green Weenie of the Year, »

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 »