David Satter: Understanding Putin

David Satter: Understanding Putin

In its September 2009 number GQ carried an interesting article by Scott Anderson on the September 1999 apartment bombings in Russia that left hundreds dead and led to Vladimir Putin’s rise to power. The piece profiled former Russian FSB officer Mikhail Trepashkin and collected evidence suggesting that the bombings […] Click here to view original post www.powerlineblog.com

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A national "do-over"?

A national “do-over”?

"If we keep on our present trajectory for the next twenty some days, the drip, drip, drip will continue. The worst of America will be on display for all the world to see. No wonder Russia is threatening to nuke us. They just want to end our suffering." I […] Click here to view original post veryangrybird.blogspot.com

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Let It Bleed…Out

Twitter isn’t finding any buyers . With the loathsome Gawker a thing of the past, Twitter is the next useless, left-biased internet institution I’d love to see spiral in. Click here to view original post www.shotinthedark.info

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Just You Wait…

Joe Doakes from Como Park emails: Paul Ryan has become an Establishment Republican. He’s not going to help Trump win. He thinks that’s the smart play but I wonder if his voters will mind that he’s back-stabbing the Republican candidate? They’re already booing him in his home state. Trump […] Click here to view original post www.shotinthedark.info

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Lightning Round - 101316

Lightning Round – 101316

I can’t keep up with it all, really. But I can make note of it: As far as I know, Donald Trump hasn’t touched me inappropriately. I may be the only person in America who can safely make that claim. Anyone calling for a " Catholic Spring " hasn’t […] Click here to view original post mrdilettante.blogspot.com

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A Nobel for Bob Dylan

Today the Nobel Committee announced that it is awarding this year’s Prize in Literature to Minnesota native son Bob Dylan (“for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”). When we celebrated Bob Dylan’s 75th birthday on Power Line this past May, I observed that he […] Click here to view original post www.powerlineblog.com

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Racism at the Yale Bowl? Hardly

Racism at the Yale Bowl? Hardly

Dartmouth and Yale have been playing football against one another for a long time. Last Saturday, when they played at the Yale Bowl, was the 100th meeting of the teams. (Yale broke a four-game losing streak with a 21-13 victory.) Given that long history, someone at Yale thought it […] Click here to view original post www.powerlineblog.com

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