Category: Power Line Blog

Biden Losing His Grip, Chapter 12,186

(Steven Hayward) Today (P)resident Biden made the extraordinary claim that during the Six Day War, Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir invited him over to be the liaison between Israel and Egypt about the Suez “and so forth.” Watch (just 30 seconds): The Six Day War was in 1967. In 1967, Biden was in his second year of law school at Syracuse University (where he finished 76th in his class of 85, recall,

How Stupid Do They Think We Are?

(Steven Hayward) The Biden Administration is—and ought to be—concerned about high gasoline prices. So desperate is the Biden tribe that someone thought it was a good idea to post this chart on Twitter today: Note the compressed Y-axis, which is necessary to crow about a . . . 2 cents a gallon decline in gas prices! Whoa! Save up! With that much saving, you’ll be able to buy a donut or cup

What Causes Looting? Covid!

(John Hinderaker) Covid has become the all-purpose excuse for failure in today’s world. But the execrable Jen Psaki broke new ground, earlier today, when she claimed that covid is responsible for the organized looting of stores across the United States, especially in the Bay Area but spreading across the country, in recent days: REPORTER: “When a huge group of criminals organizes themselves and they want to go loot a store—a CVS, Nordstorm,

Dobbs and the mainstream media

(Paul Mirengoff) Heads exploded at the Washington Post yesterday thanks to the oral argument at the Supreme Court in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the abortion case. Evidence of the explosion was scattered all over the Post’s front section. In the opinion pages alone, there were four op-eds about the case, plus an editorial. One of the op-eds was by Billie Jean King. Her piece was called “My abortion story shows

Believe All Women?

(John Hinderaker) You may have read about the case of Alice Sebold and Anthony Broadwater. Sebold is now a pretty well-known novelist; Broadwater spent 16 years in prison after being convicted of raping Sebold when she was 18 years old. Sebold wrote a memoir titled Lucky about her rape and the prosecution of Broadwater, which started her on her way to literary success. But Broadwater has now been exonerated and his conviction

Who’s In Favor of Looting?

(John Hinderaker) Apple CEO Tim Cook, for one. This was his comment during the George Floyd riots that devastated the Uptown area of Minneapolis: As it happens, Apple had a store only blocks away from the center of the George Floyd riots. The store was damaged during those riots. Subsequently, in June 2021, Winston Boogie Smith fired at police officers who were closing in on him in the parking ramp for the

Another House Dem will abandon the sinking ship

(Paul Mirengoff) It’s an important one — Peter DeFazio, whom Politico describes as “the Oregon firebrand who leads the House’s transportation committee.” DeFazio says he’ll retire to “focus on my health and well-being.” Politico attributes the decision in no small part to the impending takeover of the House by the GOP. The two explanations aren’t inconsistent. Losing his chairmanship and being in the minority would not be good for DeFazio’s well-being. DeFazio

Did Chris Christie deliver?

(Paul Mirengoff) Earlier this week, I wrote about how Chris Christie ripped his former ally Donald Trump for not delivering on key agenda items as president. I agreed generally with Christie’s complaint, but noted that, as Trump’s term went on and he replaced some of his early appointees, the delivery improved. I suggested several possible explanations for why Trump got off to a slow start, but omitted an important one — Chris

Not just the NBA

(Scott Johnson) Only last week J.P. Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon humbly abased himself before the Chinese Communist regime. “Dimon found himself in potential trouble with the current executors of the Mandate of Heaven when he repeated a joke he said he had told in Hong Kong earlier,” Gerard Baker explained in his excellent Wall Street Journal column. This was Dimon’s joke: “The Communist Party is celebrating its hundredth year. So is JPMorgan.

Speaking of anti-Semitism (or not)

(Scott Johnson) Within tacit limits, President Biden attacked ant-Jewish bigotry in his remarks “During a Menorah Lighting in Celebration of Hanukkah.” Nary a word, however, about the genocidal Iranian regime, which the administration seeks avidly to appease and accommodate, or about the anti-Jewish and anti-historical “Jerusalem” resolution passed by the United Nations General Assembly yesterday. The Jerusalem Post covers the “Jerusalem” resolution here. The UN covers it here. UN Watch covers it