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Weekly Republican Address: Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers

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Bernie Sanders calls for an end to “establishment politics.” Wait… what?

Well, something’s not working, that’s for sure In a series of speeches given before the National Urban League this week, most of the attention seemed to focus on the proxy battle between Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush, who sought to outdo each other in ...

Suburban Black Flight?

(Steven Hayward) Suburban “white flight” has long been a staple of liberal grievances against Amerika. But guess what, Hillary? Turns out American blacks are fleeing Democrat-run cities in large numbers now, too. Says the superb demographer William Frey at the center-left Brookings Institution: While much attention is correctly given to alleviating the persisting segreg...

Megan Barry is big labor’s candidate.

The Tennessean today reported, “Laborers’ PAC puts money behind Barry in mayor’s race.“  Megan Barry is a favorite candidate among the most liberal elements in Nashville.  She is the preferred candidate of liberal academia getting numerous campaign contributions from those affiliated with Vanderbilt Univ...

Does the Constitution prevent Nashville from enacting a local hire law? Yes, it probably does.

Daniel Horwitz, an appellate attorney in Nashville and a former Tennessee Supreme Court clerk, has a lengthy detailed article discussing potential constitutional concerns about Amendment 3 on his Supreme Court of Tennessee blog. Amendment 3 is the “local hire” amendment that says that at least 40% of the work performed on taxpayer-funded construction projects within Davidson County would have to be set aside for Davidson County residents. While there are practi...

Clinton aide and confidante was overpaid at State Dept.

(Paul Mirengoff) State Department investigators have concluded that Huma Abedin, one of Hillary Clinton’s closest aides, was overpaid by nearly $10,000 while working at the State Department, the Washington Post reports. The finding emerged publicly from letters sent by Sen. Charles Grassley to Secretar...

Clinton aide and confidante was overpayed at State Dept.

(Paul Mirengoff) State Department investigators have concluded that Huma Abedin, one of Hillary Clinton’s closest aides, was overpaid by nearly $10,000 while working at the State Department, the Washington Post reports. The finding emerged publicly from letters sent by Sen. Charles Grassley to Secretar...

To Honor Cecil the Lion, a $36,000 Smart Phone

(John Hinderaker) The most overblown news story of modern times shows no sign of going away. If you are still brokenhearted over the cruel fate of Cecil the lion, how can you assuage your pain? With a $36,000 smart phone dedicated to his memory: ...

Clintons release tax returns, earned over $140 million in seven years

$57.5 million as Secretary of State? As Friday afternoon document dumps go, this one’s a doozy. People knew the broad outlines of the income levels achieved by Bill and Hillary Clinton since their supposedly “dead broke” departure from the White House...

Huma Abedin never got sick or took vacation in four years at State?

And you had three jobs? Weren’t we paying your salary? The one thing Hillary Clinton was no doubt looking forward to was some sort of scandal which might affect her presidential candidacy, particularly given how smooth and drama free it’s been thus far. (/snark...

The Power Line Show, Episode 23: From Cecil to Planned Parenthood

(John Hinderaker) Last night the whole Power Line crew got together to record Episode 23 of the Power Line Show. We kicked around some of the most controversial issues of the day: the pros and cons of Donald Trump, Cecil the lion, the seemingly bipartisan criminal justice “reform” movement, and the dynamite Planned Parenthood videos. To say that the discussion was lively is an understatement. If you haven’t yet been listening to the Power Line Show, this would be a...

To Biden or not to Biden?

(Scott Johnson) I wrote here early last month that this was Biden’s moment. Now Josh Kraushaar joins in at National Journal. We have learned something from Bernie Sanders other than the liberals’ bottomless appetite for political pap. Sanders has demonstrated the large space that exist for a p...

The Week in Pictures: Trump the Lionhearted Edition

(Steven Hayward) It took the killing of a lion to knock Trump off the center point of attention this week. The only thing that could have made the whole scene more out of control is if the lion had been named Caitlyn, or if Planned Parenthood was caught selling baby lion organs. And is it just a coincidence that Hillary Clinton released her tax forms late on a Friday afternoon—the typical burial ground for stories you don’t want the media to report too closely? ...

Judge Sullivan is not amused

(Scott Johnson) It’s hard to keep up with the news bearing on Madam Hillary’s use of a private email account/server during her tenure as Secretary of State. Kim Strassel reported yesterday in her Wall Street Journal column: At a federal court hearing on Wednesday, a State Department official dropped a new bomb regarding the email scandal, suggesting that Mrs. Clinton’s cl...

The Insufferable Rudeness of #BlackLivesMatter

Screen Shot 2015-07-31 at 10.43.57 PMDid you know that #AllLivesMatter is racist? I don’t like rude people or bullies.  Black Lives Matter started out as a good thing.  They had a reason for their movement.  Then, they morphed into insufferable bores, bullies, and have harmed their mov...

Obama Will Investigate Death of Cecil the Lion, Ignores Planned Parenthood Selling Aborted Babies

Obama Will Investigate Death of Cecil the Lion, Ignores Planned Parenthood Selling Aborted Babies ...

Planned Parenthood President Visited WH 39 Times Since Obama Took Office

Planned Parenthood President Visited WH 39 Times Since Obama Took Office ...

You’ve Got Jail!

(John Hinderaker) OK, jail is probably too much to hope for. But we can dream, can’t we? Michael Ramirez speaks for me. Click to enlarge: ...

Honest Talk About Education

(John Hinderaker) Our friend Mitch Pearlstein, President of the Center of the American Experiment, is one of the country’s leading experts on education and on the family. See, for example, his most recent book, Broken Bonds: What Family Fragmentat...

I was an immigrant

Original Post: I was an immigrant. Maybe I’m remember this wrong. Maybe not. I met my best high school friends at the lunch table. Scott Oppelt, John Clancy, Christian Saller, Tom Newport, and . . . and dude with curly blond hair who was in Scott Oppelt’s band. John. John Martin. I met them early in my junior year. We had… The post ...