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Featured image • The New York Times has named a new executive editor, Joseph Kahn. Who somehow approved these glam shots for the roll out: It’s like Pajama boy grew up or something. The berries-croissant-coffee-cup-with-Chinese-characters still life tableau is a nice cosmo touch. I’m going to look forward to his rule as much as the last four ridiculous people they’ve had in the EE slot. UPDATE: It’s already becoming a meme: No »

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Featured image • The dingy left comes for Dungy: Two days ago former NFL coach and TV sports commentator Tony Dungy appeared at a bill signing with Gov. Ron DeSantis in Florida for a law encouraging fatherhood. And you’ll never guess what happened next! Of course you know what happened next: leftist Twitter erupted with rage at Dungy. Dungy isn’t having any of it: Actually, part of the subtext of leftist rage »

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Featured image • Let me see if I have this straight: We’re all for “women’s rights” around the world, but ordinary people can’t tell what a woman is? We need specialized experts to identify “women”? Oh-kay. • Some terrific tweets this week. A few of my favorites: • Title VI and Title IX of the Civil Rights Act forbids discrimination by race or sex in college programs. This is what happens when »

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Featured image • I never tire of reminding people of Stan Evans’s great quip, “Whenever there is an important policy issue, I want to know what celebrities think. I don’t think the president or Congress should act until they’ve heard from Bono.” (Book with all these quips—and more—just two weeks away now.) Well, behold Hollywood wisdom at its finest: Keep in mind that Arquette has used every TV awards show she’s ever »

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Featured image Some Loose Ends for a Saturday afternoon/evening: • We’ve been so busy with the geopolitical and other news that we haven’t noted the apparent collapse of the Manhattan DA’s case against Donald Trump: A pair of prosecutors leading the Manhattan district attorney’s criminal investigation into former President Donald Trump and his business empire have resigned. The exit of Carey Dunne and Mark Pomerantz on Wednesday followed Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg »

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Featured image • Tweet of the day (actually yesterday) from Power Line friend and reader Josh Dunn at the University of Colorado: • In case you don’t get enough of our own family of podcasts, yesterday I was a guest on Jon Gabriel’s “King of Stuff” show over at Ricochet. We talked about “the Trump question,” but then moved on to the much more serious divisions in the Democratic Party, and why »

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Featured image • Jim Geraghty of National Review passes along this factoid this morning: “Immigration and Customs Enforcement deported just 55,590 illegal immigrants in 2021, the fewest number in five years.” Chaser from Jim: “It sounds farcical to hear Kamala Harris pledging to protect Ukraine’s borders at the Munich Security Conference when she and the rest of the Biden administration have done such an abysmal job of protecting America’s borders.” Chaser: Biden »

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Featured image • I saw today my first ever $6.99 a gallon gasoline at a filling station on a major highway here in Krazifornia, as opposed to some exotic and remote location like Gorda near Big Sur. Where do I order some of those “I did that!” Biden stickers? • No sooner do I write this morning about the “San Francisco Earthquake” than I spot this article by LA Times reporter Mark »

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Featured image • I named my groundhog “Fauci,” and since it saw its shadow this morning, it means six more weeks of masks. • So the “Washington Football Team” is going to be called the “Commanders”? It’s almost the perfect—and perfectly absurd—name for a DC team. Why didn’t they just extend their imagination a little more and make it complete: The Washington Command-and-Controllers? • I think it was Glenn Reynolds who observed »

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Featured image • It has finally happened, though it was bound to come to this eventually: University puts TRIGGER WARNING on Orwell’s 1984 George Orwell’s iconic novel 1984, written in 1949 about the horrors of censorship and the threat of authoritarianism, is being censored by a university. The University of Northampton in Orwell’s own England has issued a trigger warning on the book, with staff claiming that the book contains “explicit material” »

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Featured image • I’m not a sports fanatic, but I can’t remember ever seeing a quarterback as relaxed in the passing pocket as Josh Allen was in last night’s thrashing of the Patriots. Apparently a record: no punts, no interceptions, no field goals. Touchdowns on every possession. • This video discussing the Tonga volcano eruption is well worth the eight minutes. Some of the satellite pics and ancillary effects are stunning. (If »

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Featured image • Okay, who had “underwater volcano” on their Bingo card for 2022? • It must be quite difficult to be a New York Times columnist. From today’s Maureen Dowd column: Biden was elected to be Not Trump, to be a comfortable old shoe. He overpromised and underdelivered. People wanted competence and stability and instead we get incompetence and instability. But. . . As hapless as Biden and his coterie are, »

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Featured image • Latest from the Kamala Kollapse Watch: Another Kamala Harris aide quits as claims of turmoil, ‘bullying’ mount Yet another Kamala Harris aide has joined the exodus of staffers leaving the vice president’s office amid claims of turmoil and dysfunction. Vincent Evans, the veep’s deputy director of public engagement and intergovernmental affairs, has quit to take on a role on Capitol Hill, CNBC reported Wednesday. Evans is departing the VP’s office »

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Featured image • Behold, the latest profundity since Kamala Harris learned about “fweedom” on a school bus as a young lass: When you see deep thoughts like this, you know you’re in the presence of no ordinary mind. File under “The Banality of Kamala Harris.” Where is Hannah Arendt when we really need her? • Just. Say. No: • I’m having trouble seeing the downside here. Seems to me a lot of »

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Featured image • Okay, this supply-chain disruption business is really getting out of hand: McDonald’s to ration French fries in Japan McDonald’s is being forced to take medium and large-sized fries off the menu in its 2,900 locations across Japan — because potatoes are in short supply, the fast-food giant said Tuesday. Japanese consumers will no longer be able to order the larger-sized side with their Big Macs starting Friday. I’ve been saying for »

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Featured image • Remember stories like this from the 1990s (or for that matter from 1980 about Reagan, age 69 at the time)? Remember all the stories like this last year about 77-year-old Joe Biden? Me neither. • Mark Perry has struck again, finding that Ohio State University—I mean, THE Ohio State University—has a diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI, but really “DIE” if you arrange the letters accurately) staff of 132, with »

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Featured image • Just when you think the Climatista Cult can’t get any crazier (like just yesterday), naturally it does: 70% of Americans experiencing climate change anxiety and depression, survey finds SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — A new survey shows that 70% of Americans are now very or somewhat worried about global warming as more and more of them show signs of anxiety or depression as a result of that worry. Noah Oderberg »