Mapping the massacre

Featured image A New York Times team including Malachy Browne, Drew Jordan, Nicole Fineman and Chris Cirillo has produced a video that maps a timeline of the Las Vegas massacre: “The shots began at 10:05. Twelve bursts of gunfire later, police broke down Stephen Paddock’s door at the Mandalay Bay. Using forensic analysis, The Times mapped 30 videos that show a vivid picture of what happened that night.” The Times has posted »

The Fusion collusion

Featured imageIf we were ever to get to the bottom of actual collusion in the course of the 2016 election, it would be that of the Democrats with the Fusion GPS smear outfit. Kim Strassel’s Wall Street Journal column updates the story of the appearance of two Fusion GPS principals before the House Intelligence Committee. In “The case of Fusion GPS,” I noted the intention of company witnesses to claim the »

The Week in Pictures: Continuing Liberal Freakout Edition

Featured imageI don’t know, but doesn’t it seem that liberals and liberalism are steadily losing ground everywhere? They’ve killed the NFL; the Hollywood box office take this years was already way down before Hurricane Harvey hit Sunset Boulevard; Federicka Wilson is doing he best to become the face of the Democratic Party: and the Trump Administration chugs along with its swamp draining project. What’s not to like this week? Headlines of »

The Ken Burns version, cont’d

Featured imageI watched all 18 hours of the Ken Burns/Lynn Novick/Geoffrey Ward documentary The Vietnam War. Ten years in the making, it draws on enormous resources to fix our history in falsity. It seeks to endow the war as portrayed by the antiwar left with the status of the authorized version. A credulous consumer of the antiwar literature of the era, I began to get a clue around about the time »

A Liberal Visits South Dakota and Freaks Out at the Sight of Guns [Updated]

Featured imageVia Twitchy, the hilarious story of a lefty who–for reasons unknown–ventured into South Dakota and saw firearms. The lefty is Samuel Sinyangwe, who describes himself this way on Twitter, where he has more than 96,000 followers: Black Activist. Data Scientist & Policy Analyst. Stanford Alum. Co-Founder, Campaign Zero | Mapping Police Violence | OurStates. This was his tweet, which was retweeted enthusiastically by fellow liberals–3,777 times and counting, along with »

Frederica Wilson plays the race card

Featured imageYesterday, Rep. Frederica Wilson claimed that John Kelly’s comments about President Trump’s condolence call to the Gold Star family of Sergeant La David Johnson were an attempt to save his job as White House chief of staff. Wilson’s office then declared that she would have no further comment on this controversy. It stated: The congresswoman will not be making any further comment on the issue because the focus should be »

Hillary Clinton, uranium, and a Russian spy ring

Featured imageJ. Michael Waller, writing in the Daily Caller, says that new FBI information about corruption in a Clinton-approved uranium deal with Russia raises questions about Clinton’s actions after the FBI broke up a deep-cover Russian spy ring in 2010. The FBI ran an elaborate and highly successful operation called Ghost Stories to monitor and rip apart a deep-cover Russian agent network. It tracked a ring of Russian spies who lived »

Fallon hits bottom

Featured imageThe fallacious Brian Fallon had a difficult job as Hillary Clinton’s campaign spokesman. I commented on his efforts several times during the course of the 2016 campaign. His previous communications work on behalf of Senator Schumer and the Obama Department of Justice under Eric Holder must have helped prepare him, but he had to plumb new depths working for Clinton. He now plies his wares at the Priorities USA Action »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured imageAmmo Grrrll is not talking about the classics when she recalls THE OLD BOOKS. She writes: As I have mentioned several times before, long ago in a galaxy far far away, I — like many a foolish youth before me — was a card-carrying left-winger. That was one of the MANY reasons why I was so unimpressed with candidate Obama. I had seen his “community organizer” type a hundred times »

How to Beat the Left

Featured imageAs regular readers know, my day job is now running Center of the American Experiment, Minnesota’s conservative think and action tank. These days, we are fighting the far-left public school establishment, particularly in Edina, Minnesota. Edina was once one of the country’s top school districts, but that was before the Left took over and prioritized politics–especially racial politics–over education. The Center’s Kathy Kersten authored a sensational exposé of Edina’s bullying »

The Uranium One Scandal Is Exploding

Featured imageThe Russia/Obama/Clinton scandal that goes generally under the name of Uranium One is getting harder for the liberal press to cover up. I wrote about the exposé published by–surprisingly–The Hill here, and Paul added more here. The original story goes back to Peter Schweizer’s Clinton Cash. The scandal is a blockbuster, perhaps the worst involving Barack Obama, Eric Holder’s corrupt Department of Justice, and Bill and Hillary Clinton. If you »

Listen to Donald Trump speak to gold star widow

Featured imageYesterday, John Kelly provided the context to President Trump’s call to the family of Sergeant La David Johnson. Kelly said that he has talked with Trump about the kind of words that offer some small solace to grieving Gold Star families. Gen. Kelly is uniquely qualified to counsel the president about this. He has made consoling calls to families and received such a call when his son was killed while »

Meltdown at Middlebury

Featured imageThe Kampus Kraziness is getting so extreme that it’s become a full time job just keeping up with all the stories that tumble out on an almost hourly basis, let alone writing it up for Power Line readers. It’s not a matter of running out of events to cover. If I worked 24/7 on these stories, I’d still need a staff to cover everything that ought to be covered. So »

Stumping Sanders

Featured imageI missed the town hall debate on tax reform held earlier this week in Washington between Senators Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz. Hosted by CNN, the debate may have been missed by many Power Line readers. The Daily Wire’s Robert Kraychik draws attention to one of the highlights with the question put to Sanders by Cruz: “What is the difference between a socialist and a Democrat on taxes?” The question »

Frederica Wilson keeps digging

Featured imageScott has posted General Kelly’s statement regarding President Trump’s condolence call to the Gold Star family of Sergeant La David Johnson, who was killed in Niger. Scott rightly says: “Given the highly personal nature of General Kelly’s statement and the accompanying emotion, it makes for compelling viewing.” The statement casts Rep. Frederica Wilson, who attacked Trump for his phone call, in a horrible light. Kelly powerfully expressed his dismay that »

Bourgeois norms in black history, Robert Woodson’s take

Featured imageI wrote here about an op-ed by professors Amy Wax and Larry Alexander in which the authors praised America’s 1950s “bourgeois culture.” Though acknowledging the existence of “racial discrimination, limited sex roles, and pockets of anti-Semitism” in that culture, they insisted that the modern “loss of bourgeois habits has seriously impeded the progress of disadvantaged groups.” Wax and Alexander described the habits they extolled this way: Get married before you »

General Kelly speaks [With Comment by John]

Featured imageGeneral Kelly stepped forward on behalf of President Trump to address the hysteria fomented by Rep. Fredrica S. Wilson and her impressionable media friends regarding President Trump’s condolence call to the Gold Star family of Sergeant La David Johnson, one of the four soldiers killed in Niger. The substance of the phone call has become the cause celebre this news cycle. General Kelly’s statement should be a cause of another »