The Power Line Show, Episode 15: We Interview Scott Walker

25 Apr 2015, 9:05 am

(Joe Malchow)Thursday evening, Scott Walker addressed the Freedom Club’s annual dinner in Minnesota. Governor Walker made time between photos and the dinner for a Power Line interview. It is posted below. But first, how was his speech? It was terrific. I have wondered whether Walker would be d

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(Scott Johnson)Speaking at the Women in the World Summit in New York on Thursday night, Madam Hillary came out foursquare in favor of strict enforcement of the law. In the video below, with a brief excerpt from the speech, she sounds like a lawgiver than a law enforcer, and a lawgiver of a most unsa

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(Steven Hayward)Look, if the old Chevy Chase National Lampoon Vacation films can be rebooted, why can’t we continue to give the boot and reboot to Hillary, who is the gift that keeps on giving (though like the Vacation sequels, less and less satisfying every time)? Maybe her fundraising strate

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The American Spectator

Yes, Carly Fiorina Was Fired

We still have a week to go, but it’s already clear that the Most Valuable Player of the Month will be Carly Fiorina. She wins the award because she has done what nobody else has thought to do or, more likely, had the nerve to do. She has said in a loud, clear voice that the Empress has no clo

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In the famous short story Silver Blaze, super-sleuth Sherlock Holmes is tipped off by "the curious incident of the dog" -- namely that a dog which often barked was, on the night in question, silent. This is the context in which one should consider the assertion by former Assistant Secretary of Stat


24 Apr 2015, 3:00 am

McDonald’s lost 2.3 percent in sales last quarter. I lost 2.3 percent of my lower intestine after my last Quarter Pounder. Even that fat purple moron Grimace could deduce cause and effect. If you want to feel sick after a meal, why not Mad Dog 20/20? It’s healthier, tastes better, and a
It’s everywhere. The legalese. The lawyers’ gobbledygook. The hocus‑pocus and mumbo‑jumbo from a generation dominated by the legal profession. It’s the fallout from our litigious society. The warning labels and messages are everywhere: on ladders, cigarettes, and lawnm

The Federalist

The Federalist Radio Hour: Ryan Anderson And Ilya Shapiro Debate Gay Marriage, Religious Liberty

Ryan Anderson and Ilya Shapiro debated gay marriage, religious liberty, and whether the two can peacefully co-exist in America going forward.

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Why not believe the environmentalists on global warming? Because they have a long history of failed predictions and bogus prognostications of doom.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker should shift towards the opinion of most economists and increasing numbers of Americans on immigration, not in the other direction.
As comedians face increasing pressure from social justice warriors for comedy that isn't even that transgressive, the only place to go is underground.

The Washington Free Beacon

The Men Who Started the Hugo Awards Controversy

A prominent editor of speculative fiction (a term that encompasses both science fiction and fantasy) pinpointed 2012 as the year that the genre “moved away from the white male Anglo Saxon Mayberry of its youth and towards a more mature, diverse, and inclusive future.” His words were an e

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25 Apr 2015, 4:00 am

In 1800 and 1802, respectively, two boys were born in Peebles, a small town in the Scottish Borders, each with twelve fingers and twelve toes. The locals thought their extra digits lucky. They may have been right. Shuffling around in their attic, the elder of the two found an ancient set of the En


24 Apr 2015, 4:56 pm

America’s most beloved football team visited 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue on Thursday. At every turn of their White House visit, the Patriots trolled President Obama.
China’s growing space warfare capabilities are prompting the Air Force to develop military space weapons to protect U.S. satellites and shoot down enemy systems, the commander of the Air Force Space Command said in an interview that will air on Sunday. “It’s a competition I wish w

Big Government

Pope Francis' Disturbing Cuba Activism

On Wednesday, President Barack Obama announced that the United States would be changing its policy toward Cuba, opening a Havana embassy and expanding travel. “Through these changes, we intend to create more opportunities for the American and Cuban people and begin a new chapter among the na

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President Barack Obama revealed his favorite film of the year to People Magazine in an interview released on Wednesday.  Obama named Richard Linklater’s Boyhood his favorite movie of 2014.  “Boyhood was a great movie,” he told People Magazine. “That, I think,
On Wednesday's broadcast of ABC's "World News," network report Cecilia Vega confirmed North Korea was behind the cyber-attack on Sony. “Tonight, ABC News has learned federal investigators have determined North Korea is responsible for the worst corporate cyber-attack in history,” Vega
Minnesota State Representative Greg Davids is calling for embattled MIT economics professor Jonathan Gruber, the "architect" of Obamacare, to return all $329,000 he was paid by the state of Minnesota as a subcontractor on a 2011 contract to analyze the state's plan to develop its Obamacare he

American Thinker

Youth Won't be Wasted on the Old

Not only is human lifespan inexorably increasing, so too is health span. The political consequences are profound, and in some cases counterintuitive.

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No matter how industrial the holocaust has so often been characterized, the ancient symbolism of human sacrifice being practiced under the oak trees bleeds through the veneer of Nazi modernism. 


25 Apr 2015, 12:00 am

Grandiose Napoleonic dreams are usually defeated by reality, and reality is the one thing Obama can’t control. 
The Left doesn’t care about gay rights.  The various “rights” the Left has aggressively promoted over the years are merely vehicles to advance the Left’s power.

Heritage Foundation

Regardless of How the Supreme Court Scrutinizes Man–Woman Marriage Laws, They Are Constitutional

The amicus brief filed on behalf of Governor C. L. Otter of Idaho in the same-sex marriage case before the Supreme Court is remarkable for... Read More The post Regardless of How the Supreme Court Scrutinizes Man–Woman Marriage Laws, They Are Constitutional appeared first on The Daily Signal.

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Five years ago this week a blowout of BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig 40 miles from the Gulf Coast tragically claimed 11 lives and spilled... Read More The post Media, Environmentalists Were Wrong: How the Gulf Coast Roared Back After Oil Spill appeared first on The Daily Signal.
Labor unions have traditionally been the 800-pound gorilla of special interest groups. They have secured handouts and subsidies that other organizations’ lobbyists could only dream... Read More The post How the Midwest Is Scaling Back Big Labor’s Special Privileges appeared first on The
The new Congress isn’t getting Washington’s crazy spending under control. In fact, it’s just made it worse. By enacting the Medicare Access and Children’s Health Insurance... Read More The post How Lawmakers, Including Republicans, Just Hiked the Deficit (Again) appeare

Townhall.com

On Earth Day—Kiss a Hunter

The shriek sounded like a cockroach was spotted in the bathtub or a spider in the sink. But the second shriek convinced me it was something worse.

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It happened again yesterday, a painful reminder that the GOP leadership in Congress is pathetic.
Dana Perino, former White House press secretary for President George W. Bush and co-host of the Fox News Channels "The Five," makes a plea for civility in her book "And the Good News Is ..."
If you thought it would end with small town pizza parlors in Indiana and Oregon cake bakers, you would be wrong. The enforcement of militant liberal orthodoxy, having claimed a few scalps from moderate-income Christian business owners, now sets its sights even higher.

The Corner

Christians, Muslims, Jews

Those are among the topics Jay and I discuss with the sagacious Daniel Pipes on this week’s Need to Know. Pipes has been practically clairvoyant about the Middle East for many years and he offers his insights about the damage Obama has done. (Spoiler alert: It’s not quite as bad as you

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25 Apr 2015, 6:18 am

In today’s Wall Street Journal, I have a “Masterpiece” column on one of the most conservative pieces of literature ever written: “The Birthmark,” by Nathaniel Hawthorne.


24 Apr 2015, 4:24 pm

Courtesy of Patrick Ruffini:
Washington is currently debating the wisdom of a new free-trade pact, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which seems to have some advantages and disadvantages. But in principle, there’s really not much debate at all: Economists and Americans as a whole seem to support free trade pretty strongly.

Red State

Offense-Bullying, Making You Care and Burning the Witches

[caption id="attachment_215384" align="alignleft" width="300"] What Happens if you "Offend" Them.[/caption] In Post-modern America being offended shares something in common with terrorism. They both work like Hell. Neither really has anything to do with ancient grievances or even more recent grieva

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Ah, 'Shut up.' The Activist Left so does love that argument. The post More on Ted Cruz and the Activist Left’s ‘SHUT UP!’ principle in action. appeared first on RedState.
One of the many facets of the ongoing culture war is that the left can't even run hit pieces that are coherent. For instance, yesterday the New York Times was lubriciously lathered in their nether regions over this stunning revelation: Ted Cruz Is Guest of Two Gay Businessmen. That's the headline.
If you thought it would end with small town pizza parlors in Indiana and Oregon cake bakers, you would be wrong. The enforcement of militant liberal orthodoxy, having claimed a few scalps from moderate-income Christian business owners, now sets its sights even higher. Our Editor Erick said over two
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