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[WELCOME Power Line (Scott Johnson) readers!]

Update 1:  As of Aug. 28, 11:30 a.m. (Eastern time), 95% of those surveyed say Jim Letten is a more insane hobbit hater than Gollum.

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All good people love hobbits.  As W. H. Auden observed in 1954, they are heroes who saved the day for the Dwarves in The Hobbit, and who fought to prevent evil from dominating the world in the Lord of the Rings.

They are also real-world heroes who, in 2013, are working to speak truth to power through citizen journalism which probes corruption and criminality in politics ignored by the mainstream media.  James O’Keefe (author of a New York Times bestselling book, Breakthrough) and his fellow citizen journalists with Project Veritas are likewise beloved by all good people, and for that reason are sometimes likened to hobbits.

Who hates hobbits?  Almost no one.  Only those who are evil and insane could possibly hate hobbits.  In fact, only two characters have ever been caught on film engaging in hate speech against hobbits. Both are clearly deranged, making it difficult to resolve who is the most insane hobbit hater.  Please help resolve this matter by watching these short videos of the two hobbit haters, and voting below. (more…)

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Dad29,” a Milwaukee-area conservative blogger with an eclectic range of interests, reacting to a recent post on this blog, makes an intriguing point about the career path of a fictional U.S. president — Tom Clancy character Jack Ryan — and the current, real U.S. president, Barack Obama.

You decide:  which career path is stranger — that of Jack Ryan, or that of Barack Obama? (more…)

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Yesterday Glenn Reynolds hypothesized that, just like a woman in a swimsuit, a man in a Speedo won’t “get taken very seriously.”  But those who follow Wisconsin politics know there’s no need to hypothesize about such a thing — and that Glenn Reynolds is incorrect.

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Meet Wisconsin legislator Brett Hulsey, who represents 78,000 lucky residents of Wisconsin’s 78th Assembly District (which covers much of west Madison). (more…)

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Last week, previously unknown radical feminist Sarah Alcid of the leftist Reproductive Health Technologies Project (an organization so secretive it declines to identify its supporters) came to wide public attention for her ill-considered Twitter attack on a well-established conservative journalist, Robert Stacy McCain — and her subsequent claim, and those of her friends, that by writing about her in response, McCain was “stalking” and “harassing” her.

Even more interesting than the attack by Ms. Alcid and her friends on McCain is the moniker they collectively employ.  Given their feminist orientation and interest in abortion, they proudly call themselves “#AbortionBitches.”

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Thomas Donnelly of the American Enterprise Institute has an opinion piece in today’s Wall Street Journal on one of the newer “progressive” plans  to classify wide swaths of the American population as “victims” in need of expensive treatments funded by taxpayer dollars which flow to the progressives’ allies in the medical and counselling industries — just another aspect of a general scheme that might be termed the “victimology industry.” (more…)

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Meet Richard Saks, a prominent labor-union and plaintiffs-side employment attorney in Milwaukee who is a long-time partner at Hawks Quindel, one of Wisconsin’s top firms specializing in this area. But lest you conclude he’s all work and no play, consider this article in the August 13 Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: (more…)

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Nate Barrett of Fox 55 News (Wausau, Wisconsin), has the scoop.

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Meet Oprah Winfrey, an anti-hamburgerpro-vegan, animal-rights activist so passionate about the welfare of animals that PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) honored her in 2008 as its Person of the Year.

But Oprah’s got a dark side.  Secretly she yearns to own fashion accessories made out of the skins of animals that suffer cruel, lingering deaths purely to enable some people to gain status over others. (more…)

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Radical feminist Sara Alcid, who virtually no one had ever heard of until Robert Stacy McCain wrote about her today (here), has taken to Twitter to complain that she has been victimized by a conservative writing an “entire article” on her. (more…)

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For at least a century, Charles Darwin has been a hero of the “progressive” moment for his landmark work on the evolution of species, which simultaneously enabled progressives to defend their atheism and to bolster their racist beliefs and eugenics program.

So it is interesting to see what happens when progressives run up against a basic principle of Darwin’s work in the course of practicing their favorite religion — environmentalism. (more…)

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Meet Philip Schrodt, who very recently retired as a political science professor at Penn State following 31 years of tenure.  He marked his retirement with two exercises of free speech. (more…)

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Badger Pundit is on record as sharing Senator Rand Paul’s concern that drone technology may threaten life and liberty. Badger Pundit also shares Senator Paul’s view that at least some drones may promote the pursuit of happiness. To be specific:  drones that deliver beer via parachute (h/t Instapundit).

Here are a few videos about this promising new technology: (more…)

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Russ Vaughn poses this apt question at The American Thinker, concerning the ongoing “trial at Fort Hood, Texas of the terrorist killer, Nidal Hasan, an Army doctor, who, while proclaiming his allegiance to Allah, gunned down 43 American soldiers and/or their family members, killing fourteen,” which according to the Obama Administration “constitutes workplace violence rather than the Islamic terrorism it truly was” — thus depriving the victims and their survivors of federal benefits accorded victims of terrorism.  Here’s the gist of his analysis: (more…)

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Asks Kimberly Strassel in her op-ed in today’s Wall Street Journal, “Washington’s Latest Special Favor,” which offers a reality check on the Obama Administration’s professed commitment to “Transparency and Open Government.” (more…)

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Asks Steve Sailer of Juan Pablo Galavis, who has been selected by ABC as the first “non-Caucasian” Bachelor or Bachelorette ever. (more…)

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Steve Foley of The Minority Report (h/t Maggie’s Farm) has published an interesting essay by an anonymous author, entitled “A Detailed List of Curious  Coincidences in President Obama’s Life.”

Detailed it is — perhaps too detailed, by its inclusion of minor details that detract a bit from some of the more amazing coincidences.  But whoever wrote this essay has an encyclopedic knowledge of Obama’s life and a fairly impressive talent for synthesis, and it’s worth a look.  Here’s a taste of the full essay: (more…)

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Harvard economist Greg Mankiw recommends the following account of the difficult predicament currently faced by the Federal Reserve Board as it contemplates “The Great Unwind”:

Perhaps the vocal performance could be upgraded, but the lyrics are solid.  Example: (more…)

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Mead’s commentary on the demise of Newsweek — and on the problems facing the liberal mainstream media in general — is trenchant.  A taste: (more…)

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