Blogs

  • Ducking Fairness

    The A&E suspension of Phil Robertson is outrageous, unjustified, and a threat to free expression and fairness.The key issue isn’t freedom of speech: the First Amendment ​in ​no way protects us from consequences if we say something untrue or irresponsible in a public forum. The key issue here is the misrepresentation…

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  • Allison Macfarlane – Rebecca Costa

    The Honorable Allison M. Macfarlane was sworn in as chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on July 9, 2012. She was nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the Senate to a term expiring June 30, 2013. On July 1, 2013, Dr. Macfarlane was reconfirmed for a 5 year…

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  • Is Polygamy Next?

    Powerline’s John Hinderaker lays out the obvious argument ahead. Read that, then read Ross Douthat’s column today in the New York Times, particularly this passage: The secular picture, meanwhile, seems to have the rigor of the scientific method behind it. But it actually suffers from a deeper intellectual incoherence than…

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  • The Greatest Latino Ball-Player of Them All

    Here’s a trivia question to stump your friends and confound political correctness: Who was, without a doubt, the greatest Latino baseball player of all time? Roberto Clemente? Albert Pujols? Juan Marichal? Actually, the answer is Ted Williams, the Boston Red Sox immortal who had the highest career on-base percentage in…

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  • Powerline’s Praise

    Thanks to Powerline’s John Hinderaker for his kind words today about The Happiest Life. Hi colleague Scott Johnson has also been very kind. Minnesota nice indeed from two of the conservative blogosphere’s most influential writers. Haven’t ordered yet?  The book publishes on December 31, but if you preorder it will…

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  • The Twitter Primary

    My Monday Washington Examiner column is on the “Twitter primary” already underway among would-be GOP 2016 nominees. The Twitter primary numbers are much more revealing than the Iowa Poll from Sunday. Online presence –especially as measured by Twitter “followers”-  is a fine measure of general appeal and overall significance, and…

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