The Week In Pictures

The Week in Pictures: Barack ORobinHood Edition

Featured image Not much more to say about Obama’s deflated football of a State of the Union speech, but is there some kind of way we can float Obama and Michael Moore away on a one-person life raft somewhere? »

The Week in Pictures: Arms Are For Hugging Edition

Featured image No sooner does Les Gelb say the Obama Administration is incompetent at foreign policy than the Obama Administration goes out to prove Gelb right in spectacular fashion.  If you’d pitched The Onion the scenario of John Kerry going to Paris to offer France “a big hug,” and be serenaded by James Taylor, they would have thrown you out for being too ridiculous even for them.  It’s enough to make Joe »

The Week in Pictures: Charlie Hebdo Edition

Featured image There is something obviously wrong with all of the “brave” cartoonists doing “pen is mightier than the sword” images.  Yes, ideas rule over the long term, but in the short term bullets can cancel ballots, and end cartoonists, too.  The idea of free expression depends on it being used for what the cultural left calls “transgressive” purposes.  So how about some “transgressive” images directed at “the Prophet”? We’ll go there. »

The Week in Pictures: Happy New Year Edition

Featured image I’ve already broken my new year’s resolution, which was to pay less attention to how much Obama annoys me.  And he’s still on vacation.  Anyway, here’s to 2015.  And, Go Ducks!  Any team with uniforms that awful has to be supported.  I mean, are they kidding? »

The Year in Pictures: Best Of Edition

Featured image Since just about everybody else runs a collection of year-in-review pics, it seems to me that we might as well do a “best of” offering of our Week in Pictures roundups.  Actually it’s hard to conjure up an objective criterion, so we just selected one image from each week of the past year, not quite at random.  So here goes: Power Line’s jaundiced eye on 2014, in no particular order—happy »

The Week in Pictures: Encore Edition

Featured image Well, since a duly shamed Sony decided to release ‘The Interview” after all, we might as well do an encore beat down on North Korea, Obama (well okay, so every week is an encore of that), Al Sharpton, the mess in Washington, etc.  I’m still wondering if Seth Rogen and James Flacco Franco were the real hackers, and this was just a publicity stunt to rescue what looked to be »

The Week in Pictures: Cancel The Interview Edition

Featured image Okay, so when the Obama Administration says it is seeking a “proportionate” response to the North Korean hack of Sony, we know that is a euphemism for “weak response.”  Wouldn’t want to upset our new friends, the Castros down on Cuba, who we know are tight with the Kims.  Exchange holiday cards and torture tips and all that.  What was the first clue?  When Obama referred to James Franco as »

The Week in Pictures: Cromnibus Gruber Torture Edition

Featured image This is one of those weeks where the term fratricide fits—too many big stories colliding into one another: the drip-drip torture that is the life of Jonathan Gruber, the drama over the Crominbus spending plan (MUCH more to say about this down the road), the twin meltdowns of Rolling Stone and The New Republic.  And is Al Sharpton still talking?  Sit back and pass the popcorn. Wait, what?: And finally, »

The Week in Pictures: Old Republic Edition

Featured image Major breaking news announcement from Power Line: We have been acquired by Chris Hughes.  (Motto: “All the Hughes that’s fit to print”?)  We’re all being fired and replaced by a bunch of cyber-primates, and the site will move to Paramus, New Jersey.  Okay—just kidding, but I really can’t get over the spectacle of the self-destruction of The New Republic, which I think is significant far beyond the details of young’un »

The Week in Pictures: Emperor’s New Clothes Edition

Featured image This week we learned that Hagel is not Hegel: he does not represent the end of Obama’s historical mission to return the U.S. to its isolation of the 1920s and 1930s.  (But nice of Obama to give Iran seven more months to build a Bomb.  It must be frustrating to Obama that it is taking so long.)  And people are starting to catch on to Obama’s imperial presidency.  Oh yeah, »

The Week in Pictures: Gobbling Gruber Edition

Featured image Some time next week President Obama will perform the annual ritual of pardoning a giant Thanksgiving turkey, which will then be sent to live out its days on a farm somewhere.  My guess is next week he’ll want to pardon the biggest gobbler of all, Jonathan Gruber.  More to the point: someone on Capitol Hill ought revive and reinvent Sen. Proxmire’s famous “Golden Fleece” award for ridiculous spending, but this »

The Week in Pictures: The Amnesty and the Ecstasy Edition

Featured image So, executive amnesty for illegal aliens next week, eh?  And a veto of a Keystone pipeline, eh?  Is Obama now trying to shoot the moon—become the most unpopular president ever? Is the bubble around the White House that bad, as Peggy Noonan suggests in her Saturday WSJ column?  Starting to look like it.  And oh goody—we’re going to regulate the Internet now—under a statute written in 1934.  I’m sure Jonathan »

The Week in Pictures: Schadenfreude Edition

Featured image I mean really, what else could be the theme for this week’s photo/cartoon roundup?  This week’s beatdown of the Democratic Party was the most epic since . . . 2010, or 1994, or 1980, or 1966, or 1946, or 1938, etc.  I have a field theory that swing voters fall for the blandishments of liberalism, until they see the results, at which point they reverse course and yell “Stop!”  Republicans »

The Week in Pictures: Quarantine Edition

Featured image I trust everyone had a good Halloween.  And now for tonight, which is the favorite night of the year for all true conservatives: we literally get to set the clock back!  Next thing you know, we’ll be proposing to ban the sale of condoms or something.  (Though I wonder how long it will be until some environmental group wants condoms banned because they are made with some plastic chemical they »

The Week in Pictures: Groundhog Day Edition

Featured image You thought Groundhog Day was in February, right?  No: it’s been moved.  The Obama Administration woke up (if they can ever be said to wake up about anything), saw the groundhog’s shadow up in New York, and realized it means six more weeks of Ebola.  What was that about disease vectors?  (Ten days.) As they say on college campuses, “No means no”: Tweet of the week: And finally. . . »

The Week in Pictures: Quarantine Edition

Featured image Here’s a thought: how about we quarantine the entire Obama Administration until January 2017?   Wouldn’t this be the greatest: Okay, let’s see who gets this one: And finally, new and improved with no trigger control issues, and special for Halloween! Okay, okay, if you must have real firearms, then let’s have one more salute to the ladies of the IDF:   »

The Week in Pictures: Cartagena Hookers Edition

Featured image Well, actually, no, I don’t have any pictures or cartoons of the fast-breaking Cartagena hookers story that Scott mentions below.  But I can’t let Jonah Goldberg have all the fun with this story.  And it’s such great click bait.  Would you really have preferred an Ebola-related edition?  Oh no you wouldn’t!  Shut up. So when did Rolling Stone become The Onion: Yeah, point this out and Ben Affleck will call »