On the Cover of the Rolling Stone

Featured image Rolling Stone has declined badly since the days when it employed P.J. O’Rourke as its foreign correspondent. The magazine falls a little farther with this month’s issue, which features the most uninspired hit piece on Koch Industries yet to appear in print. Timed to reinforce the Democrats’ campaign theme, Tim Dickinson’s article contains no original reporting, but merely regurgitates tired and discredited stories about Koch’s alleged misdeeds over the decades. »

Support Elise Stefanik; defeat a tax cheat

Featured imageElise Stefanik is running for Congress in New York’s 21st district, an open seat. She is Power Line pick. Her credentials are outstanding. Stefanik’s opponent is Aaron Woolf, a wealthy Democrat whose major claim to fame is that he produced and directed a documentary called “King Corn.” The film is a critique of federal subsidies for American corn farmers. We pointed to the hypocrisy of the venture when we noted »

Prosecutor Gives Up On Jailing Shaneen Allen

Featured imageWe wrote here about the appalling case of Shaneen Allen, a young Pennsylvania woman with a Pennsylvania concealed carry permit who crossed into New Jersey en route to a child’s birthday party. She had her gun in her purse, was stopped for an “unsafe lane change,” and wound up facing up to ten years in prison for bringing her legally-owned gun into New Jersey. The case became a national news »

Holder to leave, but his stain will linger

Featured imageThere have been worse members of presidential cabinets than Eric Holder. John B. Floyd and Howell Cobb, both of James Buchanan’s cabinet, who apparently aided the South in the days before secession come to mind. In my 40 plus years of observing presidencies, though, Holder has a strong claim on first place. His warped attempts to use the national law enforcement apparatus to remake America along leftist lines would have »

We Won’t Have Eric Holder To Kick Around Any More

Featured imageAttorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation this morning. He will stay on until a successor is nominated and confirmed. Holder has been a poor Attorney General. He will be remembered for Fast and Furious, consistently stonewalling Congress, and “civil rights” activism–which, however, had little to do with civil rights. Holder promoted gay marriage, refused to defend the Defense of Marriage Act, and did his best to enable voter fraud. »

Media Alert: The Seth Liebsohn Show

Featured imageOn 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 »

A Riveting View of Life Under ISIL

Featured imageA Syrian woman carried a hidden camera around the streets of Raqqa, a city controlled by ISIL. Somehow she smuggled her video out of Syria, and it was broadcast on French television. It has been on YouTube for a couple of days, but I didn’t learn about it until today. It doesn’t seem to have been too widely viewed, so you likely haven’t seen it either. There are guns everywhere, »

Was Hillary Clinton against arming Syrian rebels before she was for it?

Featured imageThe official line from Hillary Clinton, as well as Leon Panetta, is that she was in favor of arming Syrian rebels, but that President Obama rejected her advice. This was one of the big “reveals” of her book and a theme during her book tour. But Bryan Preston shows that during a February 2012 interview with CBS, Clinton had no use for the idea of arming Syrian rebels. Her objections »

How To Break Up With Obama

Featured imageRemember Obamagirl from back in 2008?  She later had a change of heart—much like the rest of the electorate.  (I’ve seen one recent poll showing Obama’s approval rating as low as 35 percent, but I think they all overstate his support.)  Anyway, here’s a delightful one-minute video with step-by-step instructions on how to break up with Obama: »

Feminism vs. Truth

Featured imageChristina Hoff Sommers takes the Democrats’ war on low-information women voters as a teaching moment. She reviews the basics in the video below. The facts should be the foundation of any debate about where we go from here, but the facts don’t support the Democrats’ war. Thus the continuing ignorance and confusion. The précis explains: “Women in America are the freest in the world, yet many feminists tell us women »

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Featured imagePower Line has always been free, and always will be. Nor have we ever adopted the obnoxious ads that you see on so many other sites, where you are reading a post or article and an ad materializes, unbidden, to block your view. On mobile devices, there often is no way to click those interlopers off. We don’t do that, and don’t intend to. Still, ads can be a bother. »

The Profound Stupidity of Liberalism on Display

Featured imageThe View is a television show that, apparently, a lot of women watch. Currently, Rosie O’Donnell, who was once famous for something–I have no idea what–is one of the hosts. Still, many women watch. So this video of The View’s women grappling with the Obama administration’s response to ISIS terrorism is noteworthy. I want to highlight O’Donnell’s contribution near the end: We are bombing Syria because Syria has so much »

Obama Lies, Punts at Climate Change Summit

Featured imageThis year’s global warming convention (the “Climate Change Summit”) is taking place at the United Nations in New York. The march on Monday was intended to put pressure on the delegates by demonstrating popular support for poverty fighting climate change. Of course, it didn’t put any pressure on China or India–the two key countries in any effort to cut carbon emissions–since their leaders didn’t attend. President Obama addressed the Summit »

Climate: A Bad Career Move for Leo?

Featured imageWell since it’s climate week we may as well continue with our dominant theme. As previously mentioned, Leo DiCaprio has gone all-in to be the climate change poster boy, apparently extending as far as aping Al Gore in becoming a one-man carbon sequestration project (Leo: I’d watch that waist line if you still want to bag supermodels; McConaughey is staying in shape after all). But I wonder if Leo has »

Climate Week in Pictures

Featured imageYou just knew we had to do this.  Surprise, surprise, surprise, it seems the climatistas who marched over the weekend were just as big a slobs as the Occupy Wall Street crowd (because they were mostly the same people), and failed to recycle their trash.  Maybe they think recycling socialist slogans is enough.  And, of course, there’s Leo DiCaprio to celebrate as the left’s new leading idiot. And finally, let’s »

Tweeting @ConormPowell (updated)

Featured imageOn Special Report with Bret Baier last night, Conor Powell reported on the killing by Israeli forces of two Hamas members suspected in the murder of the three Israeli teens. In his first pass at describing the relationship of Hamas to the kidnapping, I believe that Powell conveyed Hamas’s denial of involvement. I think a second reference later in the report may have backtracked on the issue. (I can’t find »

Scenes from a sideshow

Featured imageWatching the Pentagon press conference displaying the results of the initial strikes on ISIS targets in Syria yesterday, I was struck by the apparent paucity of military targets and the limited nature of the strikes. Looking at the before/after images of a few of the strikes it was difficult to see the difference (not to say it didn’t exist). The Daily Mail rounds up a series of images from the »