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A note to commenters

Featured image Our comments have been inundated with pornographic spam over the past week. This is not acceptable to us. I have therefore combed though comments to remove the pornographic spam that has evaded our filters. It is a mind-numbing and time-consuming chore to try to keep up with the spam. I am sure that I have overlooked some in the process. I have accordingly had our software settings changed to withhold »

This Week @ Yale

Featured image After the election is over tomorrow, I’ll be returning to Yale for the next installment of my lecture series there for the William F. Buckley Program, this time on the provocative title, “Justice Without Hyphens: The Dead End of Post-Modernism.” Yup, I’m planning to throw down, Jordan Peterson-style. Here’s a sample from the lecture to whet your appetite: It is not easy to get your hands around just what we »

Attention Yale Alums: Last Chance to Help Jamie Kirchick

Featured image If you had a chance to listen to Episode 77 of the Power Line Show back in June, you may recall that I spoke with journalist Jamie Kirchick, who is running a petition campaign to get on the ballot for election to the Yale Corporation board as the Alumni Fellow. Jamie is disgusted with the drift of Yale toward abject political correctness, and wants to raise a ruckus on the »

We have left Facebook

Featured image We announced this past April that we would abandon Facebook for comments and adopt Disqus in its stead as soon as practicable. Yesterday evening it became practicable. We have accordingly made the switch from Facebook to Disqus. Thanks to Power Line publisher Joe Malchow for his work to make it happen. We noted that comments previously posted via Facebook would be lost. It was an unavoidable cost of making a »

Next Month at Grove City

Featured image For all readers in the environs of the greater Pittsburgh/northwestern Pennsylvania area, next month, on Saturday, August 11, I’ll be giving the wrap-up keynote address for the two-day summer conference of the National Association of Scholars, which is being held at Grove City College. The conference is open to the public, though there is a modest registration fee and the deadline to sign up is Friday of this week. It’s »

Leaving Facebook

Featured image We have agreed among ourselves to abandon the Facebook software for comments and to adopt the Disqus software in its stead as soon as practicable. That’s the good news. In the process comments previously posted via the Facebook software will be lost. That’s the bad news. It’s an unavoidable cost of making a transition that we think is desired and desirable. We want commenters to know so that they (you) »

The NFL kneeling protests: On MPR

Featured image Minnesota Public Radio (91.1 FM in the Twin Cities) will broadcast the University of Minnesota Humphrey School symposium on the NFL kneeling protests tomorrow at noon and 9:00 p.m. Moderated on campus yesterday by Professor Larry Jacobs, director of the Humphrey School’s Center for the Study of Politics and Governance, the symposium panel included Professor Douglass Hartmann, chairman of the University of Minnesota Sociology Department, Frank White, coordinator of the »

The NFL National Anthem protests: An invitation

Featured image Next Tuesday over the lunch hour I will participate in a symposium sponsored by the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance (CSPG) at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School. With a nod to the Super Bowl that will be played the following Sunday a mile or so up the road, the symposium takes up the player protests that attracted attention in high places this season. The symposium is »

Power Line’s Top Posts of 2017

Featured image “Top” means most widely read, of course, not best or most influential. Still, it is fun to look back and see what posts got the most attention from our readers in 2017. The year’s most-read post, with 150,933 views, was Proof that James Comey Misled the Senate Intelligence Committee, which I wrote on June 10. It was inevitable, I suppose, that many of our top posts related to the storm »

An update & thanks

Featured image This morning I only want to thank the hundreds of Power Line readers who contributed to the GoFundMe campaign to support Jason Gatrell. From the moment we noted Jason’s story on Christmas day, the contributions started pouring in. By the following morning, the campaign had reached its initial goal of $25,000 (now raised to $35,000). As of this moment, the contributions total $27,060. Many of you even took the time »

A note to commenters (rated R)

Featured image As I have mentioned a time or two before, we seek to maintain a tone appropriate to civil discourse on this site. It is a tone that comes naturally to most of our readers and commenters, but I find it necessary to reiterate our guidelines. Scrolling through the comments on a daily basis, I am continually astounded by the liberties some commenters take. They seem to think they can turn »

Previews of Coming Attractions

Featured image Power Line readers in several localities have a chance to participate in some of my mischief in the coming weeks. First, next Wednesday, October 18, I am hosting Mark Lilla at UC Berkeley, in what promises to be a lively event. We decided to title his lecture “After Identity Politics (You Must Change Your Life).” Hoo-boy! If you’ve followed Lilla’s new book, The Once and Future Liberal, you will know »

For Jewish readers, happy new year

Featured image Jews all around the world celebrate the holiday of Rosh Hashanah beginning at sundown tonight. Of that much I am sure. Don’t hold me to the rest of this. Consider it an approximation. We observe the anniversary of the birth of the universe and greet the “head of the year” — the year being 5778 by our reckoning. We commence the Days of Awe during which we submit ourselves to »

A word from the Weekly Standard

Featured image We frequently link to Weekly Standard articles and editorials in our Picks and posts. Yesterday, for example, we had Dominic Green’s extremely interesting Weekly Standard column “Theresa May’s Indian summer” in our Picks. When readers wrote a few months ago to complain that their access to the linked articles was cut off after reaching a certain number, I raised the issue with the editors and sought to confirm the number. »

Restatement on comments

Featured image As I have mentioned a time or two before, we seek to maintain a tone appropriate to civil discourse on this site. It is a tone that comes naturally to most of our readers and commenters. I set forth our guidelines for comments, most recently, here. Posting comments on Power Line is a privilege, not a right. I review comments for abuse and vulgarity. Most of our commenters have no »

Jay Comeau, RIP [Updated]

Featured image It is with sadness that we pass along the news of the passing of Jay Comeau, one of Power Line’s most faithful and enthusiastic readers and commenters. If you want to know just how big a Power Line fan Jay was, just check out his Facebook banner: None of us ever met Jay in person (he lived in southwest Florida), and in fact we don’t even know what he looks »

Attn: Central Valley Readers! Party Thursday

Featured image For all Power Line readers in the greater Fresno area of California’s central valley—the part of the wacky state that voted for Trump—I’ll be speaking Thursday night at the College of the Sequoias at 7 pm in Ponderosa Hall, on the topic, “The Crisis in Higher Education: It’s Even Worse Than You Think.” The poster for the event appears below, but the press release from the College begins, “Visalia, CA, »