My unpaid sick day

Featured image I need to take an unpaid sick day or two to recover from the nasty flu virus that has descended upon me. I will survive. I hope to be back Saturday or Sunday. If not, I will be chalking up a few more unpaid sick days. More importantly, I hope to have something to say about the news of the day. If it were Covid, perhaps I could attribute my »

Laurence Silberman, RIP

Featured image Two weeks ago Judge Laurence Silberman traveled to Hanover, New Hampshire, to meet up with classmates celebrating their sixty-fifth reunion at Dartmouth College. While in town Judge Silberman gave a Constitution Day talk defending free speech under the auspices of the college’s Rockefeller Center. We posted a link to the text published by the Wall Street Journal and the related video of the event over the weekend in “Bravo, Judge »

A Preview of Coming Attractions

Featured image This week Power Line readers can look forward to two new regular features, the first of several contemplated changes and potential new initiatives on the site. First, I have decided for two reasons to retire my irregular and episodic “Geek in Pictures” category that was the nerd’s homage to the Week in Pictures, even though I know the item is somewhat popular with many readers. The first defect of the »

For Your Video Viewing Pleasure

Featured image First, an announcement. As you get ready for the launch of the new NFL regular season on Sunday, you can take in me on C-SPAN Book TV at noon eastern on one of their “In-Depth” conversations. I’ll be taking questions about my books from C-SPAN’s John McArdle, and there will be live call-ins from viewers! Here are the details and the billboard: In the meantime, as readers wait for Saturday’s »

Our mysterious disappearing newsletter

Featured image I didn’t even know we had a daily email newsletter until we started receiving complaints that it was no longer showing up in readers’ inboxes. It occurred to me to ask our publisher about it. What happened? I have good news and bad news. This is the bad news. I am advised that Google has deactivated the RSS parsing service we were relying on to send the email newsletter. This »

Today’s Live Podcast Taping at 6 PM Eastern

Featured image For those of you able to join us at 6 pm eastern time this evening for a live taping of the Three Whisky Happy Hour podcast, click on this Zoom link. You may need to bear with us, as we have a couple of technical challenges today on account of equipment and far-flung locations. And if you aren’t able to join us live, the audio version will be posted up »

Announcement: Live Podcast Taping Tomorrow

Featured image Since I’m tanned, rested, and ready from five weeks away, and armed with pages of notes on whisky discoveries, I’ll be resuming the helm of the Three Whisky Happy Hour podcast with a *live* taping tomorrow afternoon at 6 pm Eastern time (3 pm Pacific, etc). This session will be open to all comers, and I’ll post the Zoom webinar link here tomorrow shortly after noon Pacific time. So tune »

Summer Hiatus Alert

Featured image Listeners to the 3WHH weekend podcast will have heard the news that I am traveling overseas for the next five weeks, with half of the time spent trekking the Scottish highlands and visiting as many whisky distilleries as my liver will permit, starting this Friday (though really today), and I’ll be on hiatus from Power Line (except when I have some really good whisky reviews to pass along—or Boris Johnson »

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 »