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Featured image • Right after the mid-term election last year, Trump was asked how the Democrats taking the House would work out for him. He replied: “It will probably be very good for me politically. I can see it being extremely good politically, because I think I’m better at that game than they are, actually.” Based on the events of the last couple weeks, you’d have to say he has a point. »

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Featured image • The lede for this story has to rank right up close to the NY Post‘s famous headline, “Headless Body in Topless Bar”: Lesbian mother who fled with sperm donor arrested A British woman who left her wife in Canada for their sperm donor and allegedly abducted their child has been arrested after landing an inflatable rubber dinghy in the Channel Islands. Though I admit I may not fully comprehend »

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Featured image • You may have heard, last month was Pride Month. It was in the news, a little bit. Everybody recalling getting Stoned by a Wall 50 years ago or something. Anyway, this item caught my eye, and almost qualified as a standalone Civil War on the Left item, except that the Democratic presidential campaign is currently monopolizing that space: Linked Protesters Block San Francisco Pride Parade Route Multiple protesters dropped »

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Featured image • Comment of the day on the Democratic presidential field comes from Washington Post columnist Robert Samuelson, who says it’s not as much a genuine field as it is “a gaggle of graduate students.” Heh. • A close second in the Baghdad Bob DNC sweepstakes appears in Tim Alberta’s survey of the debate wreckage in Politico: “Three days after the maelstrom in Miami, top Democratic officials insist there’s no sense »

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Featured image • Caught this news item this morning: Wait—doesn’t Michelle know that dodgeball is a tool of oppression? How could she? One of gym classes’ most common games is being used as a tool of “oppression,” according to a team of Canadian researchers. Dodgeball in phys-ed classes teaches students to dehumanize and harm their peers, professors from three Canadian universities said in a presentation this week at the Congress of the »

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Featured image • I was going over the general scene with a sage friend who pointed out that it is inevitable that the Democrats will impeach Trump. Not because Trump has committed an impeachable offense, but because the Democrats are in deep trouble if, as is highly possible, the forthcoming Justice Department’s inspector general’s report and U.S. Attorney John Durham’s investigation into the origins of the FBI “monitoring” of the Trump campaign »

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Featured image • Yesterday I mentioned that California received something like 160 percent of normal rainfall this year, but that was going by rough memory of a media report. It might be higher. In any case, I just now saw the official figures for Colorado’s snowpack: 432% of normal, and 1,638% higher than last year. Here’s the chart: • So this is interesting: North Korean “leader” and all-around bro Kim Jong Un »

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Featured image I am waaaay behind on things, partly because my summer session class, which meets every day, is consuming both time and concentration. But anyway. . . • Bob Mueller today made life even more miserable for Nancy Pelosi. Just who is he working for? Don’t be so sure you know (or that Mueller knows). • From a survey of the media tonight, “the dam is about to break” is replacing »

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Featured image • You’ll never guess what the UN is worried about now: How dare Amazon name their digital assistant Alexa! “Alexa: How can we liberate you?”  How come I suspect Alexa’s answer will be essentially, “Buy more things from Amazon!” Chaser:   • The Climatistas are always telling us that their prescriptions won’t shrink or slow economic growth, and won’t significantly impinge on the lifestyle of citizens. To the contrary, if AOC »

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Featured image • Recall how Salena Zito explained the disconnect between the elite media and the “deplorables” who voted for Trump: “The media took Trump literally but not seriously, while voters took Trump seriously but not literally.” Well, I was reading through Arthur O. Lovejoy’s classic The Great Chain of Being when I came across this passage in the middle of his excellent discussion of Plato and Socrates: “It is true that »

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Featured image • This is really neat: Wilfred McClay’s Land of Hope is today sitting at #9 on the Amazon best-seller list. Not #9 among books on history—#9 among all books. Take that, all you Zinnsane people! Land of Hope indeed! (I credit Power Line readers, but if you haven’t ordered yet, please do and let’s see if we can get the book to Number One.) • Remember the headline that Glenn »

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Featured image • Today’s decoding of liberal lexigraphy: It has become a common refrain from liberals to say we need to have a “national conversation”—usually about racism or “Islamophobia” or something. Translation: “Shut up and agree with liberalism.” Leftists don’t really want a “conversation” about anything, still less an argument that they’ll lose. It’s more like this: • Who said this? “People are driving across that border with tons of everything from byproducts »

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Featured image • I firmly believe that Attorney General William Barr should get the exact same punishment for contempt of Congress that Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder got for his contempt of Congress. • Prediction: It’s going to be Tormund. Think about it. You know it makes sense. You heard it here first. • Finally! A good parody of plastic bottled water: Maybe the Black Rifle Coffee folks can start offering this. • »

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Featured image • CNN is announcing that Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, has given birth to a baby boy: London (CNN)Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, gave birth to a boy in the early hours of Monday, Buckingham Palace has announced. . . The boy will be the eighth great-grandchild for Queen Elizabeth II and the seventh in line to the throne behind Prince Charles, Prince William and his three children and »

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Featured image A few stray items from on the road. . . • You may have heard that Bernie Sanders, and also some no account Disney princess, think Disney CEO Bob Iger is overpaid, and should share his salary and the huge profits coming to Disney from Avengers: Endgame with lower-paid Disney workers. Question: Shouldn’t this same question be asked of Robert Downey Jr., who is projected to make more from the last »

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Featured image • Oh no! The 50th anniversary Woodstock music festival has been canceled! After rumors of cancellation continued to circulate after festival organizers postponed the ticket on-sale date last week, Woodstock 50 will officially not take place in 2019. The 50th anniversary of the original legendary event was set to take place in Watkins Glen, NY, with an eclectic mix of artists like Dead & Company, Santana, The Killers, Jay-Z, Chance »

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Featured image • News you can use: The Power Line podcast is now available on Spotify! And as a reminder, if you aren’t listening regularly, please consider subscribing, and even if you are neither a subscriber or listener, you might consider leaving a brief review and five-star rating for the show on iTunes. It helps us build an audience. • So Biden is in. Fun times ahead. I still don’t see the »