A Few More Thoughts

Featured image Scott has already covered many of the highlights of our first 20 years. I would add just a few more. 1. Scott and I have been writing together since, as I recall, 1990. It isn’t easy to sustain a partnership of any kind for more than 30 years; most of the credit goes to Scott. 2. Paul Mirengoff joined the site in August 2002 and contributed greatly to the site »

20 years, 20 thoughts

Featured image I think I accumulated my first 10 thoughts for our tenth anniversary online. I hoped to have one big one or 20 new ones in honor of our twentieth anniversary next year, but I’m borrowing from previous editions to note the occasion today. It was 20 years ago this weekend — 20 years ago today, I think, but maybe tomorrow — that John Hinderaker went to Blogger and set up »

At the Bradley Prizes

Featured image The Bradley Foundation held its annual Bradley Prizes award ceremony this week in Washington on May 17. Moderated by the Wall Street Journal’s own former Bradley Prize-winning Kim Strassel, the event honored 2022 recipients Wilfred McClay, Glenn Loury, and Chen Guangcheng. Having been sent a link to view the ceremony via live stream, my wife and I watched at our kitchen table. When the great Bill McClay finished speaking, my »

Midge Decter passes

Featured image I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Midge Decter via Ruthie Blum’s post on Facebook: “My mother, Midge Decter Podhoretz, died today, two months shy of her 95th birthday. Thankfully, I managed to arrive in New York just in time to say goodbye to the greatest woman I’ve ever known. As soon as we figure it all out, we will provide info about the funeral and shiva.” »

Live Podcast Taping Today

Featured image For those of you interested in joining the extended gang this afternoon at 4 pm Pacific/6 pm Central/7 pm Eastern for our live podcast taping, here is the Zoom link. Come prepared with your questions and comments for me, Lucretia, John, Scott, and John Yoo. Whisky is optional, but recommended. (I’ll likely hit the Talisker for this episode.) The only thing we will not tolerate are any emanations of any »

Announcement: Live Podcast Taping Tomorrow!

Featured image In light of the dramatic Supreme Court news today, coupled with the fact that Lucretia and I are both traveling later this week and through the weekend and therefore unable to do our usual Friday night Three Whisky Happy Hour debrief, we’re going to do a live (by Zoom) podcast taping tomorrow (Wednesday) at 4 pm Pacific time/7 pm Eastern/6 pm Central, open to all comers. It gets better! John »

Upcoming Events

Featured image Two upcoming events may be of interest to Power Line readers.  First, tomorrow (Thursday) at 6 pm Pacific time, I’m going to be doing an hour-long online (Zoom) seminar on Critical Race Theory sponsored jointly by the Berkeley College Republicans and Blexit (the group Candace Owens founded to encourage blacks to break from leftist orthodoxy). I don’t have the Zoom link yet, but will post it tomorrow afternoon. Stay tuned. »

Today’s Live Stan

Featured image For early risers and those of you in the eastern time zone, my keynote speech at Troy University’s annual M. Stanton Evans Symposium will be live-streamed on Troy’s YouTube page and Facebook page, starting at 9:30 am Eastern time. [SCOTT adds: I think it’s 10:30 Eastern, 9:30 Central.] [STEVE adds: Sure enough, I have no idea what time zone I’m in.] You can guess the topic. I’ve been here less »

Reminder: Live Podcast Taping Today

Featured image A reminder that at 4:30 Pacific/7:30 Eastern—less than 90 minutes from now—the Three Whisky Happy Hour podcast will be recording live for all comers on Zoom, with Lucretia playing host and walking me through my new biography of M. Stanton Evans that will be officially published on Monday. You can join us on Zoom with this link. We’ll use Stan as a springboard to current issues, so come with your »

Live Podcast Taping Tomorrow: Spotlight on Stan Evans

Featured image Tomorrow afternoon at 4:30 Pacific/7:30 eastern, the Three Whisky Happy Hour will record this week’s episode live on Zoom, with Lucretia interviewing me about M. Stanton Evans: Conservative Wit, Apostle of Freedom. (Which, if you haven’t heard yet, will be officially published in Monday.) Join us with your favorite end of week cocktail, and offer your questions (and recollections of Stan if you by chance you have some). You can »

Upcoming Events

Featured image My biography of M. Stanton Evans comes out in another week, and there are two upcoming events to help launch the book that readers may wish to take in. Both will be livestreamed, but also available online after. This Tuesday afternoon (Match 15) at 2 pm eastern, Matt Continetti will host me for a book forum at AEI. Like most DC think tanks, AEI is not yet having events with »

Upcoming Events

Featured image For Bay Area readers with time on their hands, I’ve got two upcoming events that may be of interest. First, next Wednesday evening down in Menlo Park, I’ll be hosting Bjorn Lomborg at a Pacific Research Institute dinner at the Rosewood Sand Hill resort. Tickets start at $150. Details here. (The registration deadline is tomorrow I believe, so don’t wait!) Bjorn will talk about “Climate Change and Effective Policy: Is Alarmism »

A Public Statement About Our Current Internal Drama

Featured image Everyone knows Tolstoy’s famous opening of Anna Karenna: “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” This certainly applies to the Power Line family right now. Now, I am an old-fashioned WASP that doesn’t like to talk about family matters in public, but having precipitated this crisis, I think I owe some answers to readers who have been writing directly to me and commenting »

Event Announcements

Featured image For readers interested in free speech controversies here and abroad, this Friday morning (Feb. 11) at 10 am Pacific time, I’ll be hosting and moderating an online panel (by Zoom) on the topic of “Legal and Constitutional Protections for Free Speech in Academia in the U.S, U.K., and Canada.” The panel includes Prof. Eric Kaufmann of the University of London (who is a fierce critic of leftism on campuses everywhere); »

Reminder: Live @ Five!

Featured image In case you missed this morning’s announcement, the Three Whisky Happy Hour Podcast will be taping live at 5 pm Pacific this evening (about 90 minutes from now). We’ll get out a lot of guffaws at the agony of Biden and the Democrats, but also responding to your questions and comments about pretty much any subject. To join in, just clink on this Zoom link, and you’ll be good. Though »

End Your Week with a Live Happy Hour Podcast!

Featured image Looking for a way to end this terrific week (terrific because Biden and Harris are in free fall, with no bottom in sight)? Join “Lucretia” and me at 5 pm Pacific time today as we will do a live taping of this week’s episode of the Three Whisky Happy Hour and dissect just how bad things are going for the left just now. We might even come up with a »

Live From the Beach at Noon!

Featured image The silliest thing I do every year—aside from reading the New York Times—is the annual noontime polar bear dip in the Pacific Ocean at noon. This year I’m going to attempt once again to livestream the thing on Facebook. (I tried last year, but had too high a frame rate on my GoPro so it didn’t work very smoothly.) If you have nothing better to do at noon Pacific, click »