The Week In Pictures

The Week in Pictures: Novak’s Razor Edition

Featured image The late, great Robert Novak famously remarked that God put the Republican Party on this earth to cut taxes, and other than that, he said, it’s not worth very much. The Obamacare repeal/replace debacle proves Novak’s Razor once again—and it even included tax cuts! I’m hoping that perhaps this will be a re-run of the 1986 tax reform, when everyone went home Friday night with the declaration that tax reform »

The Week in Pictures: Ides of Maddow Edition

Featured image Trump’s greatest satisfaction must be living rent-free in the heads of the media. Rachel Maddow’s misfire with Trump’s truncated tax return from 2005 led liberals and the media (but I repeat. . .) to wonder if Trump himself had leaked his 1040 to punk them. It almost doesn’t matter whether it is true: that the media is mired in self-doubt and wonder about Trump’s legerdemain counts as another win. So »

The Week in Pictures: Repeal & Replace Edition?

Featured image Are House Republicans trying to win back the old reputation for being “stupid party,” or vindicate the old acronym for the “conservative Republican alternative program” (or CRAP)? There seems to be almost no one with any enthusiasm for the Obamacare repeal and replace bill that was released this week. Maybe there’s no decent alternative to this approach? Headlines of the week: Paging Monty Python: And finally. . . »

The Week in Pictures: The Trumpening Edition

Featured image Liberals and the media (but I repeat. . .) are in a lather about the Russia business, but if that’s all they’ve got, they’re likely to run out of gas pretty fast, and be left mumbling about “Trump fascism” on street corners while pedestrians do their best to look the other way or cross the street in a hurry. Another great week for Trump, near as I can tell. You’d »

The Week in Pictures: TPAC Edition

Featured image Given Trump’s rapturous reception at CPAC yesterday, perhaps they really should rename it TPAC. But isn’t that a rapper name? Meanwhile, the media continues to have a case of the vapors because Trump didn’t allow CNN into a press “gaggle,” and this is making them all gag, while the rest of us giggle. Earth to the media: your public approval ratings are lower than Congress: if you’re constantly agog over »

The Week in Pictures: Media Meltdown Edition

Featured image The mainstream news media simply does not know what to do with a president who openly expresses what all presidents privately think, which is that the media is a contemptible bunch. But even worse: Trump won’t play by the media’s rules. He calls on non-certified media outlets, like Townhall and Christian Broadcasting, that probably have larger audiences than CBS or CNN. OMG! Impeach him now! Headline of the week—hope it »

The Week in Pictures: The Same Subject Continued Edition

Featured image “The same subject continued” is how many of the individual numbers of the Federalist Papers are titled, and it is entirely fitting for the political Category F5 storm that is Donald Trump in the White House. Liberals continue to melt down worse that the Fukushima reactor, which is only fitting in the aftermath of the Trumpian Tsunami that somehow didn’t get the memo about “the side of history.” (Or the »

The Week in Pictures: Trump Train Keeps On Rolling Edition

Featured image With the left sputtering counterproductively, it appears the only thing that can possibly slow down President Trump is carpal tunnel syndrome: his wrist will lock up from signing so many executive orders. Hopefully this is just practice for signing a lot of good legislation from Congress. So much winning! I expect this is even more winning than the New England Patriots can take. So much winning. . . And finally. »

The Week in Pictures: Trumpocalypse Now Edition

Featured image Has any recent president raced as fast out of the gate as Trump? I can’t think of one. He’s issuing executive orders faster than he tweets No wonder the left is in full meltdown mode.   And Congress hasn’t even gotten in on the act yet. It already seems like Obama’s presidency was in the last century, not last week. Anyway, extra big lineup this week.     And finally. »

The Week in Pictures: Regular Saturday Edition

Featured image Aw come on, this is just too much fun. So here’s a short bonus round to enjoy while we get ready for the NFL conference championships tomorrow. Many thanks, by the way, to the many Power Line readers who turned out in Austin yesterday to hear my lunch talk at the University about Ronaldus Magnus, which I’ll lead off with. But note, in the second pic, that Trump has indeed »

The Week in Pictures: Special Inaugural Gala Edition

Featured image I know, the Week in Pictures usually appears on Saturday, but given that it’s Inauguration Day today, it seems to me that we ought to have it up as a nice way to pass the last few hours of President Obama. By noon, we can start saying that happy phrase, “EX-President Obama.” And right after, the remarkable words, “President Trump.” I distinctly remember being in Washington on January 20, 1981, »

The Week in Pictures: Transition Edition

Featured image Do you realize that by the time the next Week in Pictures gallery is posted, Barack Obama will be an ex-president? Woo-hoo! (That is unless Rosie O’Donnell indeed persuades Obama to declare martial law.) I recall the Reagan transition in 1980-81 very well, but this one has been even more fun to watch. Buckle up: there isn’t enough WD-40 in our universe to keep the unhinged left from squeaking. And »

The Week in Pictures: Countdown Edition

Featured image Less than 14 days until Obama leaves the White House. So this week we feature lots of happy photos of moving vans showing up on the grounds. They may as well pack up Obamacare while they’re at it. And can it really be true that Hillary is thinking of running for mayor of New York City? Can we really be so lucky? And has she never pondered how well that »

The Year in Pictures: From Brexit to Trumpit Edition

Featured image Well, to paraphrase the famous Car Talk sign off, you’ve wasted another perfectly good year making our picture gallery your Saturday morning coffee creamer. Obviously Trump was the big story of 2016, with Brexit running a close second. Both have in common that they drove liberals out of their minds, except that is redundant. Now we get to enjoy President Trump, who I predict will be even more fun to »

The Week in Pictures: Yuletide Edition

Featured image Now I know perfectly well that in a certain region of the country, the salutation right now is more likely to be roll tide! than Yuletide. Whatever. We’re an ecumenical, interfaith site anyway, so we can roll with it. And speaking of whatever, I understand the Pew Research people have found that whatever is the most annoying word of the moment, and I guess so since whatever has become so »

Mid-Week in Pictures: Electoral College Graduation Edition

Featured image People are working overtime to produce good visual material about the liberal faceplant over the Electoral College results yesterday, and since this will be old news by Saturday, it seems to me a special edition of the Week in Pictures is justified: Amazingly, Scott Adams drew this Dilbert cartoon 26 years ago. . . And finally as a special bonus: »

The Week in Pictures: From Russia With Love Edition

Featured image So our news media hacks are up in arms about hackers, and no wonder: they resent the competition? First, tilting the news against one political party is supposed to be the closed shop oligopoly of the New York Times, CBS, etc. Who are these people to be airing out secret information? Do they think this is the Pentagon Papers or something? Second, how can Mother Russia, home of the old »