House Insurgents Want Concessions from Kevin McCarthy
Speaker John Boehner’s resignation could kick off a new round of skirmishing between conservatives and moderate Republicans, regardless of what happens in the race to replace him atop the House GOP conference.
The outlines of the fight were apparent ...
Planned Parenthood Head: An Abortion Survivor is a ‘Baby’ Entitled to Medical Care
Abortion survivors are babies entitled to medical treatment, Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards told a congressional panel Tuesday.
Richards said that she’s not aware of a single case of a baby surviving an abortion performed by her group. “Certainly, ...
Jeb Would Limit the Federal Government to Its Proper Constitutional Role
As we choose our next president, Americans will doubtless turn their attention to the crucial issues of economic opportunity, national security, family, and faith.
Underlying all of these issues, however, is another that shouldn’t be overlooked: our frustration with ...
A Martian Odyssey: We Can Do It
The exploration and settlement of Mars is one of the great challenges of our time — a point strongly underlined by Monday’s announcement of the discovery of potentially life-holding liquid water on that planet — so it is not surprising that ...
Emissions Standards: Watch the Cap, Not the Trade
China’s announcement that it will implement a cap-and-trade system in 2017 has triggered widespread celebration among advocates of an international agreement on carbon-dioxide emissions. Supposedly, the announcement will build “momentum” for December’s negotiations in Paris and will pressure other ...
Pope Francis and Those Radical, Permanent Things
In the wake of Pope Francis’s extraordinary pastoral visit to the United States, marked as it was by an unprecedented outpouring of enthusiasm and affection, a question for the long haul occurs. In his efforts to reach out to ...
The Simple Solution to High Rent in the Bay Area
Nowhere has there been so much hand-wringing over a lack of “affordable housing” as among politicians and others in coastal California. And nobody has done more to make housing unaffordable than those same politicians and their supporters.
A recent survey ...
Fiorina Both Refreshing and Terrifying to Feminists
Carly Fiorina is a no-nonsense former business executive who is showing she can play — and throw elbows — with the big boys in the Republican presidential nomination battle.
#ad#Feminists have noticed, but their admiration is tinged with dread — and it ...
Make Obama Shut Down Government Over Iran Deal
As the curtain falls on Fiscal Year 2015, Congress should send Obama a new spending bill that gives him all the funding he wants, with one exception: no $150 billion bailout to Iran’s al-Qaeda-coddling ayatollahs.
After such a measure has passed ...
What Ben Carson Got Right about whether a Muslim Should Be President
Over the course of the last week, Ben Carson has offered up two wholly contradictory answers to what is in fact a rather simple question. Asked during an interview whether he would accept a Muslim as president of the United ...
Obama’s Surreal U.N. Speech
President Obama’s U.N. speech today is filled with nice lines that unfortunately bear no relationship to his seven years of foreign policy — and in some cases, no relationship to reality.
The speech had several strong paragraphs about freedom, ...
How Russia Positioned Itself as the Middle East’s New Power Broker
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article is adapted from one that ran in the October 5, 2015, issue of National Review.
As a staging ground for great-power rivalries, the Syrian civil war bears a startling similarity to the Spanish civil war that ...
Obama’s Military Ignores the Facts in Its Eagerness to Put Women in Combat
It’s becoming increasingly clear that the military is dedicated to integrating women into combat units — regardless of facts, reason, or logic. Evidence is emerging that the Army may be corrupting its own processes to score crowd-pleasing “firsts” for female ...
University Bans Mexican Restaurant from Giving Its Students Sombreros Because Sombreros Are Racist
A Mexican restaurant was handing out free sombreros to college students at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England — apparently not realizing that colleges are nuts now and sombreros are one of the 9 million things that are now considered ...
Show Mitch McConnell the Door
Last week, House Speaker John Boehner decided to retire rather than chance being ousted by his own colleagues. Despite this lucky break, the congressional GOP has little chance of winning back disenchanted Republican voters unless it also shows Senate Majority ...
America’s Diplomatic Fairyland
One simple question. Do you, Ambassador Zorin, deny that the USSR has placed and is placing medium and intermediate missiles and sites in Cuba? Yes or no? Don’t wait for the translation. Yes or no?
— U.S. ambassador to ...
Hillary Now Blames Her Lawyers
With polls showing that a majority of Americans believe that she is lying, Hillary Clinton has been more aggressive in addressing questions about her private e-mail server. But with each new appearance, more questions are raised than answered. Her latest ...
Hot tamales, femmes fatales, &c.
Spoiled brat that I am, I have never received a negative review. It has been nothing but valentines and chocolates. Until now.
I think of a story that Ed Koch told about Ronald Reagan. During a presidential visit to New ...
Newt Gingrich, who is not above cultivating a little bit of mythology about himself, used to say that when he was a youngster considering a life in politics, he didn’t want to grow up to be president of the ...
Insurgent Conservatives Look to Play Kingmaker in Post-Boehner Leadership Races
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) is the odds-on favorite to succeed outgoing House speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio), but to nail down the new job, he’ll need to reckon with the same frustrated lawmakers who precipitated Boehner’...
On Islam, Ben Carson Is Right and Charles Krauthammer Is Wrong
Does Charles Krauthammer get Islam wrong because he gets the Constitution wrong? Or does he get the Constitution wrong because he gets Islam wrong?
This conundrum comes to the fore — and not for the first time — after Dr. Krauthammer’s ...
The Danger That Traffic Stops Can Present to Police
You’re driving along and a bit late for work, or to get the kids to school, or to some other pressing engagement. The speed limit is 35, but you know that, on this stretch of road, everyone drives 40 or even 45 ...
The Folly of Universal Child Care
It helped get progressive stalwart Bill de Blasio elected mayor of New York, and it resurfaces again and again in speeches by both Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, but the Left’s dream of publicly funded child care is suddenly ...
Nobody really likes government shutdowns, including me. But sometimes you have to make a point. Send a message. Show voters what you really believe. Take a stand.
#ad#With John Boehner set to resign at the end of October, many ...
New U.K. Shadow Farming Minister: Treat Meat-Eating Like Smoking
The Labour Party’s new shadow farming minister — a vegan who brags about being a “militant” against meat consumption — has announced that she wants meat-eating to be treated like smoking.
#ad#“I really believe that meat should be treated in ...
Boehner Resigns as House GOP Turns Its Eyes to Kevin McCarthy
Both men, House speaker John Boehner and House majority leader Kevin McCarthy, stood behind the pope on Thursday as he prepared to address a joint session of Congress. Boehner cried; McCarthy beamed.
The external contrast reflects a deeper difference between ...
The Iran Deal Will Ignite Nuclear Proliferation
Republican presidential candidates will keep Iran front and center as proof of the Obama administration’s national-security malpractice. But they don’t all seem to grasp why the Iran nuclear accord is flawed and why it matters so much.
Values Voter Summit Audience Boos Trump After He Calls Rubio a ‘Clown’
Today Donald Trump angered conservative activists attending the Family Research Council’s Values Voter Summit.
Describing his recent dust-up with Senator Marco Rubio (R., Fla.), Trump said, “You have this clown Marco Rubio” — at which point boos roared from the ...
Retropolitics at the Movies
Political nostalgia has become Hollywood’s new discursive mode — Retropolitics. You can see it as well in today’s news media, which constantly force parallels between contemporary civil-rights causes and the 1960s struggles, and it explains the inanity of the ...
Obama Should Kill ISIS, So the Refugees Can Go Home
If Obama were Dr. Jonas Salk, he would have spent the early 1950s crafting wheelchairs rather than curing polio.
#ad#Similarly missing the point, Obama wants to accept 100,000 Syrian and Iraqi refugees who have washed up on Europe’s shores ...
Bold Regulatory Reform Is Necessary for Economic Growth
At last, structural regulatory reform is getting some of the attention it deserves. Jeb Bush just released a detailed action plan designed to revamp the regulatory system at the federal level. To his credit, the plan seems deliberately multi-dimensional, recognizing ...
Black Conservatives See an Opportunity for Growth in 2016
Editor’s Note: This story quoted as fact CJ Pearson’s claim that he was blocked by President Obama on Twitter. Pearson’s claim has subsequently been called into doubt by multiple other media outlets and the White House. NR ...
The Afghan Military’s Child Rape
American soldiers are being punished for blowing the whistle on the systematic rape and enslavement of young boys at the hands of brutal Afghan Muslim military officers.
Honorable men in uniform have risked their careers and lives to stop the ...
It’s Time to Get Rid of the VA
There is only one guaranteed way to get fired from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. Falsifying records won’t do it. Prescribing obsolete drugs won’t do it. Cutting all manner of corners on health and safety is, at worst, ...
Pope Francis has enjoyed a high-spirited welcome in the United States. The infectiously likable pope kissed babies along his parade route in Washington, D.C., and performed a soaringly beautiful mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine there.
Can Republicans Stop Needlessly Alienating Large Chunks of the Electorate?
Meanwhile, on the Democrats’ side:
They are running a presidential campaign decrying wage stagnation, income inequality, and widespread economic malaise — as if they’ve not been in office for the past seven years.
#ad#Their leading presidential candidate is 27 points ...
Simplicity Si, Oversimplification No
We agreed with the “God bless America” part.
Pope Francis has his politics, and they are, broadly speaking, not our politics. This isn’t to say that we disagree with his principles or his goals, which are, in the main, ...
Pope Francis and the Hard Truths about the Refugee Crisis
To his great credit, Pope Francis appreciates the magnitude of the global refugee crisis. In his address to Congress earlier today, he observed that this crisis “presents us with great challenges and many hard decisions.” He urged Congress to see ...
Trump Wants the FCC to Fine Rich Lowry for Not Being PC
Donald Trump is calling on the FCC to fine National Review editor-in-chief Rich Lowry for telling Megyn Kelly that Carly Fiorina “cut [Trump's] balls off with the precision of a surgeon” during last week’s debate.
Incompetent @RichLowry lost it ...
The Pope, Families, and the Young
Once again, when speaking to Congress Thursday morning, Pope Francis pointed to the family as the primary reason for his trip to the United States. He spoke, in a particular way, about the young and their hope. The World Meeting ...
Preview: Lena Dunham’s Hillary Clinton Interview Will Be Hack and Disgusting
Hillary “Look How Cool I Am, Kids!” Clinton has struck again.
Just when I thought things couldn’t get any more pathetic, Politico announced that it will publish a video on Tuesday of Girls creator Lena Dunham interviewing America’s ...
In The Art of the Deal, Trump Shows His Soft Side
When asked to introduce himself at the most recent Republican presidential debate, the front-runner began, “I’m Donald Trump. I wrote The Art of the Deal.”
Trump mentions his book quite frequently on the campaign trail, and ranks it among ...
Full Text of Pope Francis's Address to Congress
Editor’s Note: The following is the text of Pope Francis’s address to a joint session of Congress, as prepared for delivery.
Mr. Vice-President, Mr. Speaker, Honorable Members of Congress, Dear Friends,
I am most grateful for your invitation ...
Let’s Get Moving on Treating the Seriously Mentally Ill
The next time there is a major tragedy caused by someone with untreated serious mental illness, and you want to know why government didn’t do anything after the last one, two, three, four, or five similar tragedies, ask Representatives ...
Brooklyn -- the Capital of Liberal Hypocrisy
I live in a small slice of Brooklyn wedged between Brooklyn Heights, one of New York’s most prosperous neighborhoods, Dumbo, a relatively new neighborhood that is essentially a forest of condominiums catering to financiers, techies, and “creative professionals,” and ...
Realism on Emissions: Everybody Expects Everybody Else to Cheat
Nothing brings out the warmonger in me like an antiwar protest: Put those dirty hippies on one side of a barricade and I instinctively want to be on the other side. If I smell patchouli, I’m ready to invade ...
The Three Crucial Factors to Maintaining the Peace in Europe
The bailed-out Greeks are still broke. Now their islands are flooded with a horde of migrants from the Middle East and Africa.
Spain, Portugal, and Italy are almost in the same boat. Their shared Mediterranean traditions — and vulnerabilities — are far ...
It’s the West’s Fault that the Pope Misunderstands Capitalism
This afternoon, Pope Francis will touch down in New York City. As the pontiff heads for the capital of capitalism, he has been getting attention for his exhortations against the modern market economy. But the pope isn’t so much ...
To Prevent ‘Discrimination’ against Gays, the Left Would Destroy Religious Liberty
This morning The Atlantic ran a long piece asking whether Christian adoption agencies should be “allowed to discriminate against gay parents.” The story is written in the classic liberal style, as the favored group recounts its experience with “discrimination,” and ...
Pope Francis: Pro-Life Cause ‘Primary Reason' for U.S. Visit
Pope Francis praised America’s Roman Catholic church for its “unfailing commitment” to the pro-life cause on Wednesday, saying it was “the primary reason” for his visit to the country.
The statement came during an address to the assembled bishops ...
Victim Culture Is Killing American Manhood
I grew up in rural Kentucky, where the process of becoming a man meant gaining toughness, shedding weakness, and learning how to take care of yourself and others. This was simply understood, not just by fathers and sons but also ...
Readin’, Ritin’, ’Rithmetic — After Waves of Immigration, Millions of Americans Lack Basic Skills
How have decades of immigration transformed America? Shedding light on this, the Pew Research Center has released a fascinating new report, which finds that the current foreign-born share of the U.S. population (13.9 percent) is very close to the peak ...
College Party Lost Funding Because Its ‘Mad Scientist’ Theme Was Too Offensive
Since Harvey Mudd College has a reputation for being a science school, its dorm residents thought it would be a cute idea to have a “mad scientist” themed dorm party – only to be slammed as insensitive jerks who were hurting ...
Obama’s Hope-and-Change Foreign Policy
At home President Obama is well known for his preference for perceived parity over liberty. Most of his domestic agenda — Obamacare, executive-order amnesties, open borders, near-zero interest rates, quantitative easing, the piling up of $9 trillion in new debt, tax hikes, ...
About Those 50 Centcom Whistleblowers — Where Are All the Others?
More than 50 U.S. intelligence analysts working with the U.S. Central Command have filed complaints with the Pentagon inspector general, claiming that their analyses were manipulated by senior officials to downplay the threat from ISIS and the al-Nusra Front (...
We’re Not That Far from a Balanced Budget
Americans are funny about taxes: When we complain about them, we don’t moan that we are paying too much — we lament that others are paying too little. In a Pew Research Center poll last year, only 27 percent of Americans ...
Donald Trump’s Empire State Role Model
In November 1964 a crowd of 5,000 attended the opening of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge, then the longest suspension bridge in the world. Presiding were New York mayor Robert Wagner, Governor Nelson Rockefeller, and transportation-and-parks czar Robert Moses. Also in the crowd ...
Trump Follows the GOP Crowd on Taxes
Since Donald Trump launched his theatrical campaign for the presidency three months ago, he has stood out from the rest of the field. So it came as a surprise on Monday when Trump released a tax plan that largely blends ...
Conservatives Look to Claim Majority Leader’s Post if McCarthy Moves Up
House Budget Committee chairman Tom Price (R., Ga.) has emerged as the lawmaker most likely to deliver a victory for conservatives looking to inject new blood into the leadership ranks.
If current House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) capitalizes ...
HuffPo Writer Upset That She’d Have to ‘Feel Unsafe’ If She Didn’t Shave Because of Racism
In a piece for the Huffington Post, a woman of South Asian descent laments the fact that she can’t stop shaving her armpits because she’s “brown” and therefore not shaving would make her “feel unsafe.”
“I even began ...
House GOP Will Huddle to Discuss Boehner Succession Fight
The House Republican Conference will meet Tuesday afternoon to discuss the circumstances that led to House Speaker John Boehner’s resignation and how they should replace him.
Conference chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R. Wash.) scheduled the meeting on Monday afternoon. “...
McCarthy Rivals Try to Slow Down Speaker's Race
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s rivals for the speaker’s gavel might have different ideas about who should lead the Republican conference, but they agree on one thing: The race to replace John Boehner should unfold as slowly as ...
Back to Science Class for the Science Guy
Bill Nye is supposed to be “the science guy.” Recently he published a video on YouTube purporting to inform viewers of what science tells us about abortion. Nye claims that laws against abortion reflect “a deep scientific lack of understanding.” ...
Top Hillary Clinton Aide Sent Classified Info to Clinton Foundation
Top Hillary Clinton aide Cheryl Mills sent classified information about a foreign government to a Clinton Foundation employee, according to an e-mail released by the State Department through a public records lawsuit.
In the July 2012 message, obtained by conservative group ...
Jobs, Jobs, Jobs: Still the Crucial Issue
You wouldn’t know it based on the most recent GOP presidential debate, in which few questions were asked about the middle class, but the stagnant economy continues to be a major issue for the presidential election. As David Drucker ...
How the States Turned Right
Republicans have a large field of serious contenders seeking their party’s presidential nomination. Democrats don’t. Why? The Clinton factor may be one reason. While Hillary may not thrill Birkenstock liberals in college towns or “Black Lives Matter” activists ...
Dorothy Day’s Papal Endorsement
‘Thank God we have a Pope Paul who upholds respect for life, an ideal so lofty, so high, so important even when it seems he has the whole Catholic world against him.”
That wasn’t someone forgetting the name of ...
Why Bloomberg Won’t Run for President
The success of Donald Trump as a presidential candidate has to be getting under the skin of former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg.
“He led the largest city in the country as it prospered for a dozen years, and ...
Candidate Trump Will Soon Become One of the ‘Losers’ He Constantly Mocks
America’s loopy Left is enamored of someone who becomes cranky about bobblehead figurines. Sober Democrats are queasy about nominating Hillary Clinton, who has much to apologize for but no aptitude for apologies. Those Republicans who hope she is denied ...
Syria, Norway, and Noah’s Ark
Halfway from Norway to the North Pole, north of the Arctic Circle and east of Greenland, lies the Svalbard Archipelago. It belongs to Norway; about 2,500 people live there, mostly miners and Arctic researchers. During the war, it was occupied by ...
The Sage-Grouse Flap: D.C. vs. Western States
At first glance, the Obama administration’s decision Tuesday not to list the greater sage grouse as an endangered species seems like a win for the businesses and residents who develop land, drill, hunt, or ranch on the 165 million acres ...
Killing the Reagan Legacy
Killing Reagan: The Violent Assault That Changed a Presidencyby Bill O’Reilly and Martin DugardHenry Holt, September 2015, $30
In this fifth book in their series Killing, Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard begin with the death of “the former leader of ...
Why Republicans Hate Political Consultants
One day after Scott Walker dropped out of the presidential race, the Politico headline read: “Walker’s campaign manager unloads.” The same day, the Washington Post had an article, “Inside the collapse of Scott Walker’s presidential bid,” that also ...
Obama Administration Finds Official E-mails Clinton Failed to Turn Over
In a sworn statement on August 10, Hillary Clinton declared “under penalty of perjury” that she had turned over all work-related e-mails in her possession to the State Department. On Friday, Obama administration officials directly disputed that sworn assertion.
GOP Representative: Mitch McConnell ‘Next Guy in the Crosshairs’
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) will be the next target of conservatives frustrated with party leadership, according to one of the conservative representatives who pressured House speaker John Boehner in the weeks leading up to his resignation.
Trump Draws Cheers in Speech to Religious Conservatives Despite Downplaying Religion
Religious conservatives applauded Donald Trump throughout a speech that hardly mentioned religion on Friday.
#ad#In his address at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C.— an annual conference on social-conservative values hosted by the Family Research Council —Trump ...
School District Bans Playing Tag 'to Ensure the Physical and Emotional Safety of All Students’
The Mercer Island School District in Seattle has banned its students from playing the game of tag because it’s just too physically and emotionally dangerous.
(Yes — tag. As in, the game that involves running and sometimes being tapped, which ...
The election of a Republican House in 2010 put an end to the march of liberal legislation through Congress. Obama would get no signing ceremony for carbon caps, for pro-union laws, for new gun controls, or even, as it turned out, ...
Boehner to Resign at End of October
House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) announced today that he is resigning at the end of next month.
“Boehner resigning at end of October,” a Republican representative texted National Review from the House conference meeting. A second congressman confirmed the ...
Democrats Wake Up to How Bad a Liar Hillary Is
The biggest liability Hillary Clinton faces in getting the Democratic nomination may be that too many of her fellow Democrats don’t believe she is a good liar.
A new Fox News poll this week found that by 58 to 32 percent, ...
Four Easy Steps for Beating Donald Trump
The Republican elites are all in a Twitter titter about whether Donald Trump can be defeated. They needn’t worry. Beating Trump will be as easy as counting backward from four to one.
Four bankruptcies, three wives, two parties, one ...
Is Carly Fiorina Ready for Her Close-up?
Spartanburg, S.C. — The staff supporting Carly Fiorina is drinking from a fire hose.
Fiorina was the undisputed winner of last week’s presidential debate. Once an asterisk in the polls, she is suddenly a hot commodity. A town hall ...
Liberals' Aversion to Debate
Liberals are done with debating. Not always. Not everyone. But enough.
This week, for example, while thinking about the pope’s take on global warming, I tweeted out this comment: “Celebrate climate change, an externality of the greatest poverty destroying ...
Walker’s Withdrawal Points to the Importance of the Outsider Label This Cycle
Scott Walker’s abrupt withdrawal from the Republican presidential race Monday afternoon shows how different, in ways noticed and unnoticed, this campaign cycle is from those of recent years.
One obvious difference is the size of the Republican field — 17, before ...
Pope Francis, Dorothy Day, and the Redistribution Delusion
‘A Pope that mentions Dorothy Day is a pope that rocks,” tweeted Neera Tanden of the left-leaning Center for American Progress. Tanden might have wished to reel back that praise if she had known that Day, though a prominent pacifist ...
Senate GOP Debates Nuking the Filibuster
A debate over ending the Democratic minority’s ability to filibuster legislation has broken out among Senate Republicans.
“I will tell you there’s just a lot of push from a lot of people,” one GOP senator speaking on condition ...
NSA Chief: Clinton’s Private Server Was ‘Opportunity’ for Foreign Spies
National Security Agency (NSA) director Mike Rogers admitted on Thursday that Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server to conduct official government business while she was secretary of state represented an “opportunity” for foreign spies.
“You really want to ...
Ted Cruz Blasts McConnell: 'Harry Reid Is the De Facto Leader of the Senate'
Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas) offered a sustained denunciation of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s leadership since the 2014 midterms today, saying that the electoral victories had not produced any meaningful policy successes over the last year.
Cruz made the ...
The Economic Fallacies of Progressive Christianity
When it comes to considering the arguments of newly resurgent Christian progressives, we hold these truths to be self-evident: Jesus was not a socialist, the Bible is not an economics textbook, and while scripture commands believers to help the poor, ...
Donald Trump Is a Yuuuuuuuge Wuss
How quickly was the great hard man reduced to sterile indignation. Last night, on Fox News, Rich Lowry proposed caustically that Carly Fiorina had, let’s say, “neutered” Donald Trump during the most recent primary debate, and that she had ...
Pope Francis Focuses on Death Penalty, Downplays Abortion in Speech to Congress
Pope Francis focused more on the abolition of the death penalty than abortion as he urged Congress to protect every human life in his address this morning.
The pontiff made only one oblique reference to abortion during his speech, urging ...
Another Week, Another Nonsensical, Misreported Campus-Rape Survey
Researchers are trying to accomplish the impossible — to determine the “true” number of campus rapes and sexual assaults simply by surveying students. On the one hand, I sympathize: The student responses themselves can be nonsensical and difficult to reconcile with ...
Lowry: Carly Cut Off Trump's Balls ‘with the Precision of a Surgeon’ at Second Debate
National Review Editor Rich Lowry told Megyn Kelly last night that Carly Fiorina “cut off” Donald Trump’s “balls with the precision of a surgeon” at the Reagan Library GOP debate:
KELLY: “Let’s start with that. People say it’...
Dr. Ben Carson may be soft-spoken, but that doesn’t mean he’s reticent about discussing policy.
Provided a supposedly strict 15-minute window for a private phone interview with the famous neurosurgeon and presidential candidate, I thanked him for his ...
It’s Time to Fix America’s Income-Inequality Crisis Once and for All!
During his visit to the U.S., the pope will probably talk about income inequality, and many reporters will nod approvingly, write down the quotes, and then hand them off to the unpaid intern to be transcribed. It’s a ...
In New York, a Smaller, Shrinking Catholic Church Greets Pope Francis
New York began receiving popes half a century ago, when Paul VI spent 14 hours here on October 4, 1965, inaugurating what is now the tradition of the Holy Father as apostolic world traveler and media rock star; for those too young to ...
The Return of Wendy Davis
Wendy Davis — remember her? — is back.
Davis, you’ll recall, became a national celebrity for wearing pink sneakers onto the Texas senate floor to fight for the “right” of mothers to kill their unborn children at will. She managed to ...
The Green Inferno is the big screen’s niftiest political allegory in a long time. Who would have expected a critique of that silly, useless Occupy movement before Hollywood got around to valorizing the renegades?
Writer-director Eli Roth puts a ...
PETA Sues on Behalf of a Monkey for Rights to His Selfies
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a monkey claiming that the monkey owns the rights to selfies it took.
The selfies in question were taken way back in 2011, when a monkey ...
FBI Recovers Clinton E-mails Thought to Have Been ‘Wiped’ from Server
FBI investigators examining Hillary Clinton’s private e-mail server for possible criminal violations of federal classification law have discovered e-mails thought to have been permanently erased by Clinton last year.
The Clinton campaign has long contended that all e-mails she ...