Why do the Eurocrats hate him?

(Paul Mirengoff) Yesterday, in discussing Mike Pence’s speech in Munich, I argued that the animosity towards President Trump expressed by some of our European allies has little or nothing to do with Trump’s statements about Russia and NATO. Rather, the animosity stems from the fact that Trump isn’t a leftist and the view that he is a vulgarian. American left-wing elites despise Trump. Why expect European left-wing elites not to? I forgot,
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Boycott the boycotters [UPDATED]

(Paul Mirengoff) Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus are both dropping Ivanka Trump’s fashion line. Nordstrom claims that it’s making a business decision, based on declining sales of the brand. However, it has been under pressure from leftists who called for a boycott of Nordstrom for carrying Ivanka’s line. If sales actually have declined, it may be due to the boycott campaign. It’s a similar story with Neiman Marcus. It dropped Ivanka Trump’s jewelry
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Audi Flunks Another Emissions Test

(Steven Hayward) Audi was caught up along with Volkswagen for having fiddled with their diesel engine software to defeat smog checks—a problem that would never have been possible if we had moved to on-road pollution monitoring as free marketeers have been advocating for over 25 years. But now Audi is spewing a new form of noxious emissions, in the form of a TV ad to run during the Super Bowl tomorrow where
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Anti-Free Speech Riot at NYU: Crazier Than Berkeley?

(John Hinderaker) On Thursday evening, Gavin McInnes, a comic, commentator and co-founder of Vice Media, attempted to give a speech at New York University, at the invitation of the NYU Republican group. A crowd of anti-free speech rioters battled police officers and ultimately succeeded in shutting down McInnes’s speech. Steve Sailer comments: Unlike the Berkeley Police Department with Milo, the New York Police Department made sure Gavin McInness could actually deliver at
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The Louvre Attack and Trump’s Temporary, Partial Travel Stay

(John Hinderaker) On Friday, an Egyptian Muslim named Abdullah Reda Refaie al-Hamahmy appeared at the Louvre wearing, or carrying, two backpacks. This apparently caused him to be stopped by police officers, whom he attacked with a machete, yelling “Allahu Akbar!” They shot him. Current information is that al-Hamahmy is 28 years old and comes from the Nile delta region. His father says he is completely normal and claims to be shocked. Al-Hamahmy
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Restrain this

(Scott Johnson) At The Stranger Sydney Brownstone provides a summary of the temporary restraining order entered by Judge James Robart staying enforcement “on a nationwide basis” of President Trump’s timeout on immigration from seven countries previously identified by the Obama administration. The Seattle Times has posted an excited story on the order together with a video of the hearing on it (below). This case has been brought in federal district court against
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