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How to Fight Fake News and the Deep State

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 02:45:04 +0000

(Steven Hayward) Some Power Line readers, especially the ones who follow my gratuitous and indulgent Facebook photos of grilling extravaganzas, think I should offer some cooking posts here. So why not. Living well is the best revenge. Especially if it involves: red meat, red wine, and a turbocharged carbon footprint. It’s the recommended way to combat fake news and the deep state. Besides, I’ve been working all weekend on a long overdue

Trump loses Congress on Russia

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 02:36:32 +0000

(Paul Mirengoff) Over the weekend, Congress reached an agreement on sweeping sanctions legislation to punish Russia for its election meddling and aggression toward its neighbors. Congress thereby rejected President Trump’s contention that he needs flexibility to adjust the sanctions to fit his diplomatic initiatives with Moscow. Congressional Republicans, it appears, don’t have faith in Trump’s diplomatic initiatives with Moscow. Will Trump veto the legislation? Probably not. He seems to lack the votes

Jeff Sessions and the Russian ambassador

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 00:58:43 +0000

(Paul Mirengoff) A few days ago, the Washington Post reported that Attorney Jeff Sessions’ statements about what he discussed with the Russian ambassador are at odds with reports by the ambassador to his government about what he and Sessions discussed. However, as I argued here, there is no inconsistency between the statements of Sessions quoted by the Post and the Russian ambassador’s alleged description of his talks with Sessions. The Sessions statements

Offensive Trademark Requests? So What?

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 00:42:47 +0000

(John Hinderaker) A month ago, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously that a federal law prohibiting registration of trademarks that “may disparage … persons, living or dead, institutions, beliefs or national symbols” violates the First Amendment. Liberal media wasted no time in finding baleful consequences of the ruling. Reuters writes: “Supreme Court ruling leads to offensive trademark requests.” A small group of companies and individuals are looking to register racially charged words

Pardon Me

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:42:27 +0000

(John Hinderaker) The Trump pardon story exemplifies the frustrations of President Trump’s first six months in office. It began with a story published Thursday evening by the Washington Post that said Trump has been talking with his advisers about his power to grant pardons: Trump has asked his advisers about his power to pardon aides, family members and even himself in connection with the probe, according to one of those people. A