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Featured image The Washington Post reports that some Democrats are mad as hell at Pete Buttigieg for abandoning some of his previous positions — e.g., Medicare for all and decriminalizing illegal border crossings. I think Buttigieg can live with their wrath, given that his move out of the hard left lane has corresponded with a surge in the polls, both nationally and especially in Iowa. However, the Post’s article, by Chelsea Janes, »

Our Sincerest Compliments Come From Our Enemies

Featured image Minnesota’s Democratic governor has initiated a rule-making proceeding intended to import California’s vehicle emission standards to Minnesota. Basically, a large percentage of vehicles sold in the state would have to be electric. In order to meet that mandate, electric cars would be subsidized by higher prices for gasoline-powered vehicles, the ones a large majority of people want to buy. The rule-making order is, I think, illegal, as there is no »

The Jews Did It!

Featured image Last week, the New York Times editorial board absurdly assured us that anti-Semitism is a phenomenon of the right. Sure it is, guys. Keep telling yourselves that. Another case in point: in the aftermath of the Tories’ electoral sweep, whom did some on the left blame? You guessed it. Ken Livingstone–“Red Ken”–the far left former mayor of London who left the Labour Party last year amid charges of anti-Semitism, explained: »

It’s Only Democracy If They Win

Featured image Tonight there was a rather large demonstration against Boris Johnson and the Tories in central London, I believe near Downing Street. Of course, Johnson hasn’t done anything since yesterday to justify the angry demonstration. Basically, the leftists were protesting the fact that they lost the election. Any outcome other than a left-wing victory is, to them, unacceptable. It looked very much like a similar demonstration in the U.S. of the »

What is art?

Featured image A few years ago, as I understand it, a group of feminists took over the Manchester Art Gallery. As part of their takeover, they placed new explanatory plaques in some of the exhibition rooms. The plaques, which are still there, riff on the existing ones, but provide a snarky radical feminist spin. Here is an example: In the wake of the Industrial Revolution in Britain, male merchant manufacturers increasingly bought »

Coming: A White House Office of Euphemisms?

Featured image If you want to catch a quick way of understanding how far left the Democratic Party has drifted over time, run your mind back to the quaint old days of John F. Kennedy, whose administration, in contemplating new policies to reduce poverty, thought that the core of the problem was—I kid you not—”juvenile delinquency.” That’s the term the Kennedy Administration actually used. Today, of course, liberals can’t stand to use »

Chick-fil-A Caves to the Left

Featured image Today’s saddest news story: Chick-fil-A To Stop Donating To Christian Charities Branded “Anti-LGBT.” In an interview with Bisnow, Chick-fil-A President and Chief Operating Officer Tim Tassopoulos announced that the famous fried chicken chain plans to make significant changes in which charities it donates to, in part because “as we go into new markets, we need to be clear about who we are.” Amid continued boycotts of the highly popular and »

The urine test

Featured image A foreign correspondent I used to know liked to say that a good test for national decline is the smell of urine. In declining countries, one frequently smells it. Americans in certain jurisdictions can expect to smell more urine soon. Left-wing prosecutors, some financed by George Soros, will be decriminalizing urination in public. This is one of a several “quality of life” crimes the left wants to stop prosecuting. Some »

The left seeks to “normalize” crime

Featured image The Washington Post has a Sunday magazine. This week, the entire magazine, an unusually thick edition, is devoted to the topic of prison. All of the articles are written by people who are incarcerated now or were incarcerated in the past. The illustrations and photographs are also exclusively by this cohort. The lead article is by Piper Kerman. She served 13 months in federal prison for money laundering and drug »

Washington Nationals to visit White House, minus their closer

Featured image When the Washington Nationals won the first two games of this year’s World Series, I started thinking about a White House visit for the team. I assumed that President Trump would invite the Nats and that they would accept. But I wondered which players would decline to come. Trump has extended an invitation, and the team will visit on Monday. The players were in town today for a victory parade, »

BDS Comes to Minnesota

Featured image The Students for Justice In Palestine are holding their annual national conference at the University of Minnesota, beginning today and concluding on Sunday. SJP is a virulently anti-Semitic organization that promotes the boycott, divest, sanction (BDS) movement and advocates the destruction of Israel. This is from the SJP’s own description of the 2019 conference that is now taking place: Support for the Palestinian cause is increasing within mainstream politics. The »

Citizens of Nowhere

Featured image This piece in Commentary by Bruce Bawer (“The ‘Global Citizen’ Fraud”) deserves wide attention. Citizenship is out; patriotism is in disgrace; borders are passe. One Worldism and Global Citizenship are the order of the day. There are few greater threats to our freedom. Bawer writes: On September 24, Donald Trump told the United Nations General Assembly that “the future does not belong to the globalists. The future belongs to the »

The Civil Rights Commission’s dishonest report on immigration detention

Featured image Donald Trump has been president for going on three years. Yet the U.S. Civil Rights Commission remains under the control of leftists who use it as a platform dishonestly to attack Trump’s policies. I hope this will change in January, when President Trump has the opportunity to appoint two members. In the meantime, the Civil Rights Commission remains a playground for his enemies on the far left. Consider the report »

The booing of the president, a postscript

Featured image In this post, I discussed the booing of President Trump during Sunday’s World Series game which I attended. Trump wasn’t just booed. Some in the crowd chanted “lock him up.” (I didn’t include this outrage in my eyewitness account because the folks near me didn’t indulge in it.) Some on the left have criticized the chanting, though not the booing. However, many defend both. Perhaps the most bizarre defense comes »

She Would Have Stood a Better Chance Against Polar Bears

Featured image Dr. Susan Crockford is one of the world’s leading experts on polar bears. As such, she has repeatedly reported the inconvenient fact that polar bears are thriving, with their populations burgeoning. Why is this fact inconvenient? Because climate change activists have chosen polar bears–considered to be cute by people who don’t have to deal with them–as a propaganda tool. We have quoted Dr. Crockford’s work a number of times: here, »

Death Recorded Live—and at the Bookstore

Featured image Back in June, Scott reported on the embarrassment on live TV of feminist celebrity author Naomi Wolf (“Death Recorded Live“), in which it was revealed that her forthcoming book Outrages, which alleged that 19th century Britain executed homosexuals on a prodigious scale, was based on a misunderstanding of a legal term so simple that an undergraduate should have spotted it. I wrote separately at the same time that “I suspect »

One Way to Fight Back Against the Vicious Left…

Featured image …is to hit the Power Line “Donate” button on our right sidebar. We have been around for 17 years and have never had a tip jar. Why now? Because our ad revenue has been slashed by 75%. There has been a slow downward drift in CPMs all across the internet, but apparently the main cause of the current revenue collapse is that a left-wing group that calls itself “Fight the »