Google this

Featured image In his terrific online WSJ Best of the Web column “Google visits the Resistance Factory” (accessible via Outline here), James Freeman homes in on a candid camera moment in which prospective House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler interrogated Google CEO Sundar Pichai at the House Judiciary Committee hearing earlier this week. Nadler sought to keep Democrats’ hope alive — hope in the Russia collusion hoax, or some version thereof, »

Libs oppose Manchin becoming Energy Committee’s ranking member

Featured image Sen. Joe Manchin is the leading contender to become the senior Democrat on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Manchin, however, is pro-coal, as befits a Senator from West Virginia. And when Manchin ran for the Senate in 2010, a campaign ad featured him shooting a bullet through a piece of “climate change” legislation. The left wasn’t amused then, and it isn’t amused now. Tom Steyer has joined environmental »

White like her

Featured image There are a few levels of Schadenfreude to be had in Astead Herndon’s New York Times story “Elizabeth Warren Stands by DNA Test. But Around Her, Worries Abound.” Warren’s absurd promotion of test results that contradicted her claim to Native American ancestry has somehow gone missing from the Times story. The Times story is amazing and laughable in its own way, but it represents our dystopian future. The Times story »

Creepy porn lawyer unprofessional too

Featured image If John weren’t on vacation this week, he would have noted the Daily Beast story reporting that Avenatti brought the defamation lawsuit against President Trump in the name of Stormy Daniels (Stephanie Clifford) without her consent. If true, this represents serious professional misconduct. Stormy Daniels also raised issues regarding the funds Avenatti has raised via crowdfunding in her name. The Daily Beast story rested on this statement from Stormy Daniels: »

Gunmen, mobs, and media bias

Featured image The Washington Post states: “While [President] Trump has blasted Democrats as ‘an angry left-wing mob’ and the ‘party of crime,’ researchers have identified just one fatal attack in 2018 that may have been motivated by left-wing ideologies.” By contrast, “researchers say at least 20 people have died this year in suspected right-wing attacks.” These counts may be accurate, though I’m not prepared to take the word of the Washington Post »

‘Tis the Season for Politics

Featured image The Democrats’ Holiday Store is open for business. The store’s merchandise offers a useful, if depressing, glimpse into the mentality of today’s Democratic Party. If you can’t wrap a Christmas present without dragging politics into it, the Democrats are selling Donkey Gift Wrap paper: This shirt sums up the Democrats’ “Resistance.” Dissent will be the highest form of patriotism–march! protest! speak out!–until the next time we have a Democratic president: »

Our cold civil war

Featured image Our friend Charles Kesler is the Dengler-Dykema Distinguished Professor of Government at Claremont McKenna College, editor of the Claremont Review of Books and a recipient of the 2018 Bradley Prize. I wrote briefly about Charles and posted the text of his Bradley speech along with the video here on Power Line. Imprimis has now adapted Charles’s lecture at Hillsdale this past September 27 into the essay “Our cold civil war.” »

Barack Melts Down

Featured image Barack Obama is in the news again. On Monday evening, he gave a talk in Chicago at the Obama Foundation Summit, whatever that is. I haven’t tried to track down a video, but NBC News reports on the event: Obama, speaking at the Obama Foundation Summit on Monday night, said the answers already exist to solve many of the problems facing both the U.S. and the world, but that the »

Avenatti agonistes, cont’d

Featured image Quoting a TMZ report last week, John noted creepy porn lawyer Michael Avenatti’s arrest on a domestic violence related charge. Contrary to early indications, the charge did not derive from either of Avenatti’s ex-wives, who have spoke up on his behalf. Rather, the charge came by way of his current or soon to be ex-girlfriend, 20-year-old actress Marie Minutti. On Monday Minutti filed an action for a domestic violence restraining »

The Ultimate Fake News

Featured image Fake news is a serious problem in our political life. I’m not referring to a pathetically small number of Facebook ads bought by Russian provocateurs. I’m talking about the fake news that was paid for by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee; fabricated by Democratic Party-allied consultants; propagated by the FBI and the CIA; promoted by the broadcast networks, CNN, MSNBC, the New York Times, the Washington »

They #StandWithIlhan

Featured image As Scott wrote here, glamorous freshman Representative Ilhan Omar caused a stir by coming out in favor of the anti-Israel BDS (“boycott, divestment and sanctions”) movement. Those who had been paying attention weren’t surprised, but most of Omar’s 5th District Jewish constituents apparently didn’t see it coming. Omar’s left-wing supporters cheered her endorsement of BDS. The far-left site Common Dreams headlines: “#IStandWithIlhan: Supporters Reject Smear Campaign After Newly-Elected Omar Declares »

The way we hate now (Stacey Abrams edition)

Featured image Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams came up short in her race against Republican Brian Kemp. She got around to saying as much in what should have been a concession speech yesterday, but neither Abrams nor her most visible public supporters are in a mood to concede anything. So she gave a language lesson in lieu of a traditional concession (video below) — a language lesson in which she testifies »

Civil War on the Left, Ch. 64: No Fudging This

Featured image It’s going to be fun watching the Democrats fight amongst themselves to be the most “progressive” in the next Congress and in the run-up to the 2020 election. Paul has already noted the challenge Ohio Rep. Marcia Fudge may present to Nancy Pelosi. But let’s not forget Her Magnificence, Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez (who has already being mentioned in the media as a “possible future Speaker of the House”), who has not »

The way we hate now (Omar edition)

Featured image Minnesota Rep-elect Ilhan Omar presents as a case study in the way the Democrats hate now. I have pursued the case study for Power Line readers in numerous posts as well as for Weekly Standard readers in “The anti-Israel seat” and City Journal readers in “A question for Democrats.” I wrote all the most prominent Minnesota Democrats I could think of for their comment on the Omar case. To a »

Speaker Pelosi? Not so fast

Featured image Three days ago in a post called “Speaker Pelosi?” I discussed the opposition to Nancy Pelosi from within her caucus. It seemed to me then that Pelosi would overcome that opposition and regain the Speakership. Today, the picture seems less favorable to Pelosi. According to the Washington Post: House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday faced solid opposition from at least 17 Democrats and encountered a significant bloc of undecided »

Avenatti Agonistes

Featured image Creepy porn lawyer and Democratic presidential candidate Michael Avenatti has been arrested on charges of domestic violence. The always-reliable TMZ has the story: Our law enforcement sources say Avenatti was arrested Wednesday after a woman filed a felony DV report. We’re told her face was “swollen and bruised” with “red marks” on both cheeks. Our sources say the alleged incident occurred Tuesday night, but there was another confrontation Wednesday between »

Rambling with Dr. Snipes

Featured image Well, I missed the interview of Broward County Supervisor of Elections Dr. Brenda C. Snipes (as she likes to be known) with CNN’s Chris “Fredo” Cuomo yesterday. I have embedded a video clip via Benny Johnson’s Twitter feed below. Snipes’s remarks don’t seem to conform to the talking points for which Cuomo sought Swipes’s ratification. She seems a little slow on the uptake. And how disillusioning to have Snipes contradict »