From Warm Center to Ragged Edge

From Warm Center to Ragged Edge

My friend Jon Lauck is a man of many parts: a lawyer, a historian, and a long-time adviser to Senator John Thune. Jon is a native South Dakotan and a Midwesterner through-and-through. As such, he has long pondered the fact that the Midwest is in many ways the most […] Click here to view original post www.powerlineblog.com

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The Case for Spending Caps

The Case for Spending Caps

The Budget Control Act of 2011 resolved the purported “debt ceiling crisis” of that year, when it was widely (but falsely) alleged that the U.S. would go into default if the debt ceiling were not increased. Hardly anyone liked the sequestration that resulted from that budget compromise, but I […] Click here to view original post www.powerlineblog.com

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Reporting From the Land of the Free

Reporting From the Land of the Free

I started to write an essay on the philosophical significance of fireworks as a form of resistance to the nanny state, but it was lousy so I trashed it. Instead, this is a straightforward account of an Independence Day spent in the land of the free–by which I mean […] Click here to view original post www.powerlineblog.com

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Democrats Refuse to Cooperate In Voter Fraud Investigation

Democrats Refuse to Cooperate In Voter Fraud Investigation

To its credit, the Trump administration is trying to get to the bottom of the voter fraud issue. President Trump has established an Election Integrity Commission headed by Vice President Mike Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach. The commission has requested publicly available data on voter registrations […] Click here to view original post www.powerlineblog.com

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Obamacare Lite?

Obamacare Lite?

This cartoon by Michael Ramirez hurts, but I am afraid it is not far off the mark. As I wrote earlier today , the GOP’s inability to follow through on its countless pledges to repeal Obamacare is worse than an embarrassment. Perhaps the situation can still be redeemed, but […] Click here to view original post www.powerlineblog.com

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A Tale of Two Fiascoes

A Tale of Two Fiascoes

In the wake of Hillary Clinton’s unexpected (by them) election defeat, the Democrats have gone nuts. Their media wing has made a fool of itself with its Russian obsession, and CNN in particular has lost respect that it will be hard to recover. The attempted assassination of Republican congressmen […] Click here to view original post www.powerlineblog.com

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Is Neil Gorsuch the Next Justice Thomas?

Is Neil Gorsuch the Next Justice Thomas?

The Associated Press gives us good news about Justice Neil Gorsuch’s tenure on the Supreme Court so far, but can’t resist smearing Justice Clarence Thomas along the way. First the good news: To see where Justice Neil Gorsuch might fit on the Supreme Court, watch the company he keeps. […] Click here to view original post www.powerlineblog.com

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