This is great news: Janus could end up bankrupting them.
A Twitter thread from the U.S. representative to COPUOS.
1) "Global commons" is an ill-defined term. Different people mean different things: some mean "area beyond territorial jurisdiction", others something political, regarding rights.
— Gabriel Swiney (@Monkeybane_DC) July 16, 2018
Thoughts from Glenn Reynolds on the impunity of the “elite.”
Like Trump? Keep this up, because it’s how you get more Trump.
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Liz Sheld has more.
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Denying the obvious doesn’t make it go away. What was breathtaking about his performance was not that he claimed that the bias didn’t affect his behavior; it was his insane claim that the bias didn’t even exist.
More from Melissa Mackenzie:
The creepiest witness to ever grace a Congressional hearing, minced in his seat and evaded questions for hours on end Thursday. His name? Peter Strzok (pronounced “Struck” for the Democrats on the committee who kept mispronouncing it). The general impression from his testimony? What a complete weirdo. It is astonishing that someone so strange, supercilious and seemingly evil reached so high a position in law enforcement.
As I tweeted a few weeks ago, I’d have a lot more confidence in Mueller if the people telling me about his probity and character weren’t the same people who told me that about Comey. I have to wonder how many other Strzoks, Pages, Ohrs, McCabes et al are at the agency. I think it needs a thorough housecleaning.
I’m not sure he’s entirely serious.
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Related: Why Leftists become thugs:
What turns people into wicked punks while they no doubt continue to believe themselves to be decent and good? Bad ideas, that’s what, ideas that give people license to answer words and policies with terror. What’s the bad idea on the left? Control. The notion that the left’s cause is so righteous it needs to pay no mind to liberty but simply deserves to win by any means necessary. Let five judges on the Supreme Court make law and damn the “outdated” Constitution. Give unelected bureaucracies like the EPA the power to regulate people’s lives without appeal or oversight. Give ignoble gnomes like Peter Strzok the wherewithal to criminalize the political opposition. And of course, bring on the socialism: a philosophy that declares a person’s work, his time, his life, his property belong not to him but to the state. Control.
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Sarah Hoyt: The Left misunderstands the Constitution. Again.
The power-hungry Left loses its cool. Though “power-hungry Left” is redundant.
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Glenn has a good point on how Leftists become thugs. Maybe the causation goes the other way.
Trump plays it safe.
That seems a little out of character, but he is keeping a campaign promise. We could have gotten worse, and were guaranteed to, if Hillary had won.
After all these years of advocating for it, I’m happy with how much traction the concept is finally getting.
They were trained that they could bend or suspend the law.
This was for terror suspects, but once you believe you can suspend the law, it makes it easy to explain why they let Hillary and her minions off.