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Mirengoff graduated from Dartmouth College in 1971, and from Stanford Law School in 1974. He formerly practiced law in Washington D.C. as a partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. For several years, he worked for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He started writing articles for publications including the Washington Post, the Weekly Standard and Front Page.
He became a fellow of the Claremont Institute, a conservative institute. Mirengoff formed Power Line, in May 2002 with John Hinderaker and Scott W. Johnson, also fellows of the Claremont Institute. He originally used his nickname Deacon in posting to the blog. The blog gradually built a strong following amongst conservative Americans, winning praise from such notable conservatives as Rich Lowry, the editor of National Review, Mark Steyn and Michelle Malkin.
Mirengoff left Powerline in January 2011 following a controversial post (since removed) disparaging the inclusion of a Native American ritual which was part of a memorial service following shootings at a Gabrielle Giffords rally. Days later, on January 28, 2011 Mirengoff posted on the blog that he was leaving it. He returned to Powerline in April, 2012. Following on controversy of the name of the Washington Redskins, in October 2013 he expressed a preference that they one day change their name, but not due to pressure from "left wing activists."
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