Lies of “Truth” revisited

This past October 16 the Rathergate film Truth opened in more than a thousand theaters around the country. John and I warned viewers not to take the film at face value in the Weekly Standard article “Rather shameful.” On the film’s opening weekend the Star Tribune also carried my […] Click here to view original post www.powerlineblog.com

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Secrets of the Iran ransom (2)

Following up on Andy McCarthy’s NR column on the $1.31 billion in ransom payments to Iran (apart from the $400 million in cash) and on my related post , a reader with background in federal law enforcement writes: I saw your post regarding the suspicious transactions totaling $1.31 billion […] Click here to view original post www.powerlineblog.com

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Warmest Temperatures *Ever*?

Warmest Temperatures *Ever*?

We are bombarded with claims that some month or year (e.g., 2016) is the “warmest ever.” But what does that mean? We are living in a relatively cool era. Temperatures today are lower than they have been something like 90% of the time since the last Ice Age ended […] Click here to view original post www.powerlineblog.com

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Of EpiPens and Weasels

Of EpiPens and Weasels

Mylan NV has been taking a lot of abuse for sharply raising the price of its popular EpiPen. The Wall Street Journal explains the background on the price increase. It isn’t, as I would have assumed, a case of patent protection. The patent on epinephrine ran out years ago. […] Click here to view original post www.powerlineblog.com

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Around the bend, gently...

Around the bend, gently…

"To hear the stories about people I am just getting to know is very good. To hear the stories of friends is even better. All stories are special; all are unique." I have to say – this past week was one of the best my wife and I have […] Click here to view original post veryangrybird.blogspot.com

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Now - ours to lose...

Why Donald Trump? The man is real!

Donald Trump Visit – August 19, 2016 For those of us fortunate enough to be able to attend the fundraiser for Donald Trump and team held on August 19, it was wonderful. Many of you know I’m one of Minnesota’s three votes on the Republican National Committee (think of this position as a member of a board of directors.) During my first term, a number of presidential candidates attended RNC meetings – a very supportive group. Donald Trump was not one of them. But….. When he met Minnesotans in the receiving line, he asked questions – “How am I doing? What do you think about using a teleprompter (a redounding YES!)? Can we win Minnesota? (maybe…..), etc.” Then, he LISTENED to our answers and repeated them. (A rarity for candidates at this level, as far as I can recall.) His mind is sharp, quick. But it’s his demeanor and personality that […]

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Hillary's Digital Fingerprints...

Hillary’s Digital Fingerprints…

"In other words, between what has been currently discovered and what will be released by Julian Assange in October, just might be the smoking gun we have all been waiting for." Oh those dang emails! I hate them! Once they are in the Ethernet, they seem to live forever. […] Click here to view original post veryangrybird.blogspot.com

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