Deadly Environmentalism in Alaska
Editor’s Note: A version of this article appeared in the June 22, 2015, issue of National Review.
The 950 residents of King Cove, Alaska, have been trying to build an emergency road to nearby Cold Bay. They have been trying to build ...
State Dept. Spokesman: ‘I Don’t Know’ if Hillary Was Hacked
A State Department official refused to assure reporters Tuesday that Hillary Clinton’s private e-mail server, which contained classified information about U.S. foreign policy, was not hacked.
“I don’t have an answer for you on that,” spokesman Mark ...
Breaking: CNN Changes Debate Criteria for Fiorina
CNN has informed GOP presidential campaigns of a change to the criteria for participation in the main-stage debate they’re hosting later this month. The change, which was announced on a conference call with campaign officials, should allow Carly Fiorina ...
The bottom has fallen out for Jeb Bush. The newest poll of Iowa has Bush at 5 percent. He’s at 7 percent in New Hampshire and 9 percent in South Carolina. As recently as mid-July, Bush sat atop the Real Clear Politics ...
The Sin of Abortion and the Mercy of God
Today Pope Francis in the news for extending a sacramental hand of mercy on abortion. Fr. Frank Pavone is longtime head of Priests for Life and author of the new book Abolishing Abortion: How You Can Play a Part in ...
Tony Blair’s Appearance in the Clinton E-mails Demolishes Hillary’s Excuses
Tony Blair knew about Hillary Clinton’s private e-mail account before the American people did — and his off-the-grid e-mail exchanges with Clinton are another sledgehammer to the already crumbling edifice of excuses offered in defense of her homebrew server.
Using the polls to cull the large field of Republican candidates for debates is a mistake, since it did not need to be done. The networks could have randomly selected two samples from the field instead of holding first-tier and ...
Sid Blumenthal Trashes David Axelrod, Suggests Impeaching Clarence Thomas in Latest Clinton E-mails
New e-mails from Hillary Clinton’s private server released late Monday night by the State Department reveal the increasingly nasty tone and tactics deployed by her shadow adviser, Sidney Blumenthal, with the close Clinton confidant blasting Obama senior adviser David ...
Hawaii’s Obamacare Exchange: Doomed from the Start
After receiving $205 million in federal funds to construct a state-operated Obamacare insurance exchange, Hawaiian officials decided they did not want to continue paying to keep the costly website operational and abandoned it for the federally run Healthcare.gov. Hawaii Health ...
Conservative Purists Could Cost the GOP the White House in 2016
In the late 1970s, TV Guide ran a poll to find out which sportscaster fans liked the most and which one they disliked the most. Howard Cosell finished first in both categories. Which brings us to Donald Trump, another loud, ...
Where There Is No Border, the Nations Perish
The ongoing migration crisis in Europe, with its drownings and other deaths, is forcing Europe’s post-borders elites into an uncomfortable position. Because they preside over polities that are still somewhat democratic — and the peoples of Europe do not choose ...
Clinton’s Private Server Crashed Repeatedly, Sowed Confusion at State Department
New Hillary Clinton e-mails released in a late-night document dump Monday reveal how the former secretary of state’s use of a private e-mail account sowed confusion in the State Department, with government IT professionals unaware that she was using ...
Hillary Blamed Mysterious ‘Forces’ for Citizens United Ruling, Plotted with Blumenthal to Overturn It
New e-mails released from Hillary Clinton’s private e-mail account by the State Department late on Monday show that the then–secretary of state was furious over the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, blaming mysterious “forces” for orchestrating the ...
Jeb’s Cave-In to Black Lives Matter Protesters Doesn’t Inspire Confidence
Even those of us who are not supporters of either Donald Trump or Jeb Bush can learn something by comparing how each of these men handled people who tried to disrupt their question-and-answer period after a speech.
After Bush’s ...
Still Pining for Mitt: Some GOP Donors Hoping Romney Will Jump in the Race
Though this election cycle was supposed to feature the most impressive field of Republican presidential candidates in decades, a handful of the party’s major donors and bundlers remain underwhelmed by their options. They are longing for the bad old ...
The Iran Deal Will Do the Opposite of What It Claims
Iran is on the brink of a partial nuclear breakout: It can enrich its vast amount of processed uranium to weapon-grade level and set its heavy-water nuclear reactor for plutonium production. The nuclear agreement, if kept, delays this breakout for ...
Obama Dishonors American Sacrifice by Minimizing the Terror Threat
You may not be aware of this, but Islamic terrorism is no big deal. Really, it’s not. In June, a much-ballyhooed report from the New America Foundation declared that since 9/11, right-wing terrorists have killed more people on U.S. ...
Rubio: Our National Security Depends on Sugar Subsidies
You may not know this, but Brazilian sugar is a threat to U.S. national security. At least, that is the view of Senator Marco Rubio (R., Fla.).
Asked this month about his support for sugar subsidies, Rubio said he ...
A Court Smacks Down Obama’s DOJ
The recently concluded federal trial over North Carolina’s election rules proved one thing beyond a reasonable doubt: The Obama administration and its partisan, big-money, racial-interest-group allies will stop at nothing to win elections. And using the courts to change ...
Mass Legal Immigration Will Finish Conservatism
Conservative luminaries have been warning that Donald Trump poses a threat to the Republican party and to the political future of conservativism. Charles Krauthammer has called him “political poison.” Fred Barnes says Trump has “made the GOP’s future dicey.” ...
Donald Trump: Pat Buchanan’s Heir
A pugnacious, television-savvy, anti-trade, anti-illegal-immigration candidate comes out of nowhere, attracts intense enthusiasm from an angry Republican grassroots, gets denounced by a disgusted media, and suddenly endangers the hopes of a presidential frontrunner named Bush.
That was Pat Buchanan early ...
Protesting Planned Parenthood
Hell hath no fury like a culture that has been gravely compromised.
That was the message of an otherwise picture-perfect August Saturday morning. People were gathering across the country outside Planned Parenthood clinics. They were protesting, in a grassroots uprising, ...
Ahead of Pope Francis’s Philly Visit, Media Go after Archbishop Chaput
In 2003, Charles Chaput gave a lecture on the life of St. Francis to undergraduates at the Franciscan University of Steubenville. I was among those undergraduates, and twelve years later, the experience is still fresh in my mind.
I don’t ...
Is It Ethical to Affirm a Right to Die?
San Diego — Brittany Maynard was soon to die. The question was whether she could do so on her own terms, as a last act of autonomy. Dr. Lynette Cederquist, who regrets that Maynard had to move to Oregon in order ...
Why should a union representing workers who are not employees of McDonald’s be empowered to squeeze concessions out of McDonald’s? Why did Willie Sutton rob banks?
In a party-line decision, the Democrat-dominated National Labor Relations Board has decided ...
The Self-Contradictions of Gore Vidal
Moments after his infamous televised dust-up with Gore Vidal during the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, William F. Buckley Jr. encountered a livid Paul Newman. Newman told Buckley that his calling Vidal a “queer” on national television was the most ...
Washington’s World War I Memorial: The Judges Got It Wrong
Washington’s Pennsylvania Avenue — specifically, the portion extending from the Capitol to the presidential enclave that includes the White House and the main Treasury Department building — is the nation’s most prestigious thoroughfare. It should be a great ceremonial street, ...
Obama Trades Real Security for Spin to Secure His Legacy
The anniversary of the U.S. war against the Islamic State passed with little notice. It was August 7 of last year that President Obama authorized the first airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq, a campaign he expanded a month later to ...
Obama Admits Iran Could 'Break Out' Toward Nuke at End of Deal
President Obama allowed today that Iran could decide “to break out” toward a nuclear weapon at the end of the 15-year deal his team negotiated. The remarks are a stark rhetorical shift from Obama’s previous statements that the accord ...
The ‘Racist Comments’ Flanagan Killed Parker over Included the Words ‘Swinging’ and ‘Field’
It turns out that the so-called racist comments that Vester Lee Flanagan claimed to have murdered Alison Parker over were just everyday phrases such as saying she was “swinging by” someplace or going out into “the field” to cover a ...
School Reportedly Bans Superhero Lunchboxes Because Superheroes Are Too ‘Violent’
A little girl named Laura was reportedly sent home from school with a note informing her parents that she could no longer bring her lunchbox to school because it had a picture of Wonder Woman on it and was therefore ...
Lily Tomlin plays a politically correct construct named Elle Reid in Grandma — she’s an academic, a poet, and a lesbian assisting her granddaughter (Julia Garner), who is “in trouble” as they used to say about unwed pregnancies. Elle asks, “...
Farm Lobby: Our Workers Don’t Deserve Higher Wages
Imagine being told that real (inflation-adjusted) wages for field and crop workers have grown at an annual rate of 0.6 percent over the past twelve years. You may consider this good news, since most other workers have seen minimal raises over ...
Micro-mismanaging Your Daily Life ─ Tales from Big Government on Steroids
‘Everything, all the time.” That’s how the Eagles once described life in the fast lane. Those words now epitomize Big Government in the Obama era.
Obama maintains a southern “border” that deserves those sneer quotes. He let cyber attackers ...
The Next Front in the War on Religious Freedom
Stop bellyaching about Washington. All the country’s best fascists are on your local city council.
Not long ago, Colorado became a leader in the fight against religious freedom when its Civil Rights Commission, self-appointed ministers of justice and theology, ...
The GOP Field that Failed
The rise of Donald Trump is, in part, a function of a vacuum.
He is thriving in a Republican field that is large, talented, and, so far, underwhelming. To paraphrase Bruce Springsteen, there’s 17 candidates and nothing on. Except Donald ...
Denver Corruptocrats’ Chick-fil-A Smokescreen
Holier-than-thou liberals on the Denver City Council are waging war on Chick-fil-A in the name of tolerance and diversity. Now, let me tell you what the squawking is really all about: It’s a distraction, a feint, a mile-high smokescreen.
Denying Clinton Jitters, DNC Delegates Give Biden the Cold Shoulder
Minneapolis, Minn.—To the increasing reports of Democratic leaders panicking over Hillary Clinton’s e-mail scandal and considering alternative presidential candidates, delegates at the Democratic National Committee’s summer meeting on Thursday had just one response: Remain calm! All is ...
Ezra Klein Is Wrong: Gun Control Doesn't Reduce Suicide Rates
Intent on never letting a good crisis go to waste, liberal pundits such as Vox’s Ezra Klein couldn’t seem to wait for the blood to dry after Wednesday morning’s horrific murder of two journalists in Virginia before ...
An Open Rant Aimed at Those Who Would Repeal the Second Amendment
A few hours after yesterday’s shooting hit the news, the comedian Rob Delaney penned this tweet:
The @NRA & the politicians they own must not know this T. Jefferson quote. The 2nd Amendment is a FUCKING BOY’S COAT. pic....
Biden Heading to Florida amid Presidential Speculation
Vice President Joe Biden will visit Florida to talk about “helping more Americans go to college,” just days after acknowledging that he may challenge Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Biden is going to Miami Dade College next Wednesday. “...
Hillary Clinton’s State Department IG Was More Lapdog than Watchdog
Hillary Clinton’s use of a private, unsecured server to store classified information while she was secretary of state now dominates the news cycle — making it easy to forget that her transgression very nearly went undiscovered. Without the House Select ...
Poll: Voters Call Hillary 'Liar,' 'Dishonest,' 'Untrustworthy'
Voters have a dimmer view of Hillary Clinton’s integrity than ever before, according to a new survey that shows “‘liar’ is the first word that comes to mind” when people hear her name.
The new national poll, conducted by ...
Walter Annenberg, son of a very successful gangster and newspaper distributor who made his bones back in the day when those two occupations were synonymous, inherited the Daily Racing Form and the Philadelphia Inquirer when his father went away on ...
Buckley, Vidal, and the Long, Hot Summer of ’68
If you were an alert reader of the November 6, 2000 issue of National Review, the conservative journal founded by William F. Buckley Jr., you might have turned the final page, refreshed from another serving of cogent thought and elegant prose, to ...
Jeb and Rubio Battle for Vital Mormon Support in Nevada
The race for the Mormon vote is on.
In 2008 and 2012, Mitt Romney’s unprecedented mobilization of LDS voters helped propel him to an important early victory in Nevada’s caucuses. This time around, no one candidate is likely to dominate ...
The Tired and Opportunistic Gun-Control Agenda
Virginia witnessed a thoroughly modern murder. A middle-aged man, described ubiquitously as “disgruntled,” shot dead two of his former colleagues while they were broadcasting a live segment for a local television news station. Subsequently, he posted a first-person video of ...
Jorge Ramos Has a Long History of Activist ‘Reporting’
After Donald Trump booted Univision’s Jorge Ramos from his Iowa press conference Tuesday night for interrupting and repeatedly shouting out questions without being called on, Ramos took to Twitter to explain himself.
I’m a reporter. My job is ...
State Department Mum about Capture of Iran-Backed Terrorist
The Saudi Arabian terrorist suspected of leading a deadly, Iranian-financed attack on a U.S. base has reportedly been captured.
State Department officials refused to comment on the reported arrest of Ahmed al-Mughassil, a leader of the Saudi chapter of ...
Opposition to Times Square Toplessness Is a Sign of Cultural Health
Why exactly are some New Yorkers so exercised over the fact that a small group of women are choosing to go topless in Times Square? Catherine Rampell of the Washington Post finds objections to the presence of these self-described entertainers ...
Washington Post Writer Blames Income Inequality for Surging Murder Rate
Today Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart speculated that the likely reason murders are spiking across America is . . . income inequality.
After the Morning Joe panel batted around ideas for what’s driving the increasing violence, host Joe Scarborough asked Capehart, “Do ...
Trump Has Succeeded in Convincing Conservatives to Discard their Principles Overnight
Since he jumped self-confidently into the political limelight, Donald Trump has been quite the upside-down man. Customarily, primary seasons permit each party’s voters to indulge in a rational process of elimination: First, they discover which candidate most closely agrees ...
University Lecturer to Dock Students’ Grades for Using the 'Sexist' Word ‘Mankind’
A lecturer at North Carolina State University will reportedly be docking students’ grades for using “sexist” language — such as the word “mankind.”
“Thanks to evolution, generalized pronouns and other biased references are no longer acceptable in any class,” stated the ...
University Thwarts Prof’s Attempt to Punish Students for Referring to Men and Women as ‘Male’ and ‘Female’
In response to a gender-studies professor who wanted to punish her students for referring to men and women as “male” and “female,” Washington State University has announced that it will not allow faculty to ban potentially “offensive” words or punish ...
In Rowan County, Kentucky, a Clerk Answers Revolution with Revolution
As of this writing, the lead stories at both the Washington Post and New York Times are the same — in tiny Rowan County, Kentucky, Kim Davis, the elected county clerk, is defying the Supreme Court of the United States. Citing “...
Clinton Ordered ‘Born Classified’ Info Sent to Her Private E-mail Account
Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appears to have instructed a United States envoy to send information obtained from foreign government officials, which is “born classified” under government rules, to her personal e-mail account.
The messages, which undermine Clinton’s claims ...
Donald Trump has at least three things going for him.
One, the mood of the country remains foul and fed-up — and volatile to the point that conventional wisdom is hardly reliable. Two, Trump has turned invective and narcissism into an ...
The Result of Victimhood and Lies: Great Evil
In the past week, two television reporters in Roanoke, Va. — Alison Parker and Adam Ward — were murdered by a black man who hated whites; and a white sheriff’s deputy in Houston — Darren Goforth — was murdered by a black man. ...
How to Get a 140 MPG Fuel Economy
President Obama wants new American cars to average 55 miles per gallon (mpg) by 2025. But Americans could be getting a fuel economy of 140 mpg right now while sharply cutting air pollution as well, if only the Environmental Protection Agency would get ...
On a frigid January night in 1988, 16,000 spectators packed into Atlantic City’s Convention Center to see 21-year-old Mike Tyson take on boxing legend Larry Holmes, 38. The event, marketed as “Heavyweight History,” sold out, with an even larger audience watching as ...
Rehashing Talking Points from Camp Clinton
Well, well, well: The Obama-appointed prosecutor who gave Obama’s former CIA director a sweetheart plea deal when he was caught mishandling classified information now says there’s no case against Obama’s former secretary of state for mishandling classified ...
Salzburg Journal, Part II
Editor’s Note: Our senior editor Jay Nordlinger spent the better part of August in Salzburg, doing a job or two at the Salzburg Festival. His music criticism has appeared in NR and on The New Criterion’s website; further ...
Another Impossible Thing May Happen: Change in Partisan Alignments
In my last column, I looked at the possibility of two impossible things — impossible things in the sense used by Alice and the Red Queen — happening in the already turbulent 2016 presidential cycle. Here I’ll look at another: the possibility ...
Carly Deserves to Be in the Debate
In the unwieldy Republican presidential field, where attention is as important as money, there was supposed to be a formula for an under-appreciated candidate to break out.
It went like this: Excel in the second-tier, undercard Fox debate early in ...
Cruz May Reject Rivals’ Requests to Join Trump at Iran Deal Rally
Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas) has invited Donald Trump to attend a September 9 rally against the Iran deal, but other 2016 presidential candidates who want to join might not receive the same courtesy.
“Two other presidential candidates called me — they didn’...
Report: 150 Classified Clinton E-mails in Newest Batch
A new batch of e-mails from Hillary Clinton’s private server may spell further trouble for the Democratic frontrunner, as State Department officials have reportedly found more classified information in the messages.
“State found about another 150 Clinton e-mails with classified ...
Blown Cover: Russia and China Exposing U.S. Spies through Cyberattacks
Russian and Chinese intelligence officials are using data obtained through recent cyberhacks to identify undercover American spies.
“At least one clandestine network of American engineers and scientists who provide technical assistance to U.S. undercover operatives and agents overseas has ...
Egypt, Freedom, and the Costs of Lost American Influence
Under President Mohamed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood turned Egypt into an economic abyss. Foreign investment collapsed, post-Mubarak democratic protections frayed, and Egypt sank into sectarianism.
Then Egypt’s Army broke free from Morsi’s leash. Its second revolution has had ...
Obamacare’s Tanning Tax Causes a Slow Burn
Among the many items buried in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was a new federal tax on indoor tanning salons that added 10 percent to customers’ bills.
The “tanning tax,” according to Congress’s Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT), originally was ...
Adam Laxalt’s Coming Out Party
Reno, Nev. — It’s the rare state attorney general who, just eight months into his first term in elected office, draws four top-tier presidential candidates across the country to try their luck with voters at a brand-new event, unique in ...
Editor’s Note: Our senior editor Jay Nordlinger spent the better part of August in Salzburg, doing a job or two at the Salzburg Festival. His music criticism has appeared in NR and on The New Criterion’s website; further ...
Time to Reform the Fed ─ Because It Doesn’t ‘Have a Clue’
Jackson Hole, Wyo. — Since the Great Recession ended in 2009, the recovery has been slow and painful. Wages have been so stagnant that the average American family earns $1,000 a year less in income than it did in 2008. That’s why some ...
A few weeks ago, the California education department did a peculiar thing: It scrubbed historical data about standardized-test scores from its public DataQuest website. This being a government agency, it immediately began to lie to the public about why it ...
Biden Buzz Fizzles at DNC Summer Meeting
Minneapolis — Democratic National Committee (DNC) member Pete Gertonson had just stepped off a plane from Idaho when he got the call. On the other end of the line was a representative of the Draft Biden super PAC, urging him to ...
Beyond Burgers: The NLRB’s Decision Is Comprehensively Awful
The National Labor Relations Board recently decided that businesses that “indirectly” control employees’ working conditions also legally employ them. Most media coverage has focused on how this decision affects franchises, but the ruling goes far beyond them. If it stands, ...
Ben Carson, the GOP’s Long Shot
Editor’s Note: The following article is adapted from one that ran in the July 20, 2015, issue of National Review.
Corning, Iowa — There are 40 chairs set out in the foyer of the Corning Opera House. For the record, Corning, Iowa, does ...
En Route to the First Moon Landing — Gemini 5, Fifty Years Ago
Gemini is the forgotten leg of the space race. Mercury got us started; Apollo put us on the moon; Gemini was sandwiched between.
If Mercury was D-Day and Apollo was VE-Day, Gemini was Patton and the Third Army cutting through ...
O'Malley: DNC Has 'Rigged' Primary Debates in Hillary's Favor
Minneapolis — Former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley effectively declared war on the Democratic establishment today, accusing a room full of liberal elites of having “rigged” the 2016 primary debates in favor of Hillary Clinton, his rival for the party’s presidential ...
Planned Parenthood’s Commissioned Video Review Proves the Authenticity of Its Employees’ Ghoulish Statements
The New York Times was conspicuously silent about the latest Planned Parenthood video, which charges the nation’s foremost abortion provider with the murder of a born-alive infant. But the Gray Lady is all over the Planned Parenthood-commissioned study that ...
Hillary Clinton Dodges Questions about Bill's Paid Speeches, Abedin's Conflicts of Interest in DNC Presser
Minneapolis — Hillary Clinton brushed aside a question about top aide Huma Abedin’s escalating conflict-of-interest scandal on Friday, and told reporters that her husband’s requests to give paid speeches in the authoritarian states of North Korea and the Democratic ...
Defense Secretary Carter: Russia and ISIS Are Greatest Threats to U.S. Security
In an appearance before troops at Camp Pendleton on Thursday, Defense Secretary Ash Carter dubbed Russia and ISIS the two greatest threats to American national security.
Carter mentioned “the ugly phenomenon” that is ISIS in his response to a ...
Some ‘Terrorists’: For Mrs. Clinton, the Beheaders Are the Victims
So infectious is the boobery of the moment that the vector of contagion has penetrated even the high tower walls behind which dwells Hillary Rodham Clinton, into whose weedy enchanted kingdom few are admitted except discreet deliverymen with the usual ...
How Obama Officials Dodge the Freedom of Information Act
During the Watergate era, delaying tactics by government officials were dubbed “stonewalling.” Obama-administration officials seem to have added an element of farce to their cover-ups by literally going to the dogs.
This week, the IRS admitted in court, in response ...
The Virginia Shooter as Grievance Collector
The Right will have two conversations about the Virginia shooter. The first will be a high-minded lament of the presence of evil in modern life, the appalling inability of mental-health facilities to find and treat those who are dangers to ...
Joe Biden and Donald Trump Could Usher in the Impossible
‘One can’t believe impossible things,” Alice objected.
“I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” the Red Queen replied. “When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed ...
Have Republicans Grown Tired of Supporting the Rule of Law?
Among a very long list of harms inflicted upon the United States by Barack Obama and his party, perhaps the worst was Caesarism. Obama relished the worship of millions in 2008. From his star turn at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, he ...
Ben Carson, Marriage Champion
Dr. Ben Carson, who has come under criticism from social conservatives (including me) for some of his rhetoric on abortion and (in my case) for his lack of rhetoric on gay marriage, has just emerged as a marriage champion, signing ...
What Six Years of ‘Reset’ with Russia Have Wrought
On September 5, 2014, Russian agents crossed into Estonia and kidnapped an Estonian security official. Last week, after a closed trial, Russia sentenced him to 15 years.
#ad#The reaction? The State Department issued a statement. The NATO secretary-general issued a tweet. Neither ...
Experts Criticize Walker's Stand against Chinese Premier's Visit
China experts across the political spectrum are not keen on Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker’s demand that President Obama cancel Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit to the White House. They’re calling the proposal, echoed on Wednesday ...
Yes, Gay Black Men Can Be Killers, Too
In the aftermath of Dylann Roof’s racist murders in Charleston, the Internet was deluged with think pieces about whiteness, white privilege, white racism, and the legacy of American racial injustice. While Roof’s individual agency in the murders was ...
Hillary Compares Republicans’ Views on Women to Terrorists’ Views on Women
At a campaign stop in Ohio today, Hillary Clinton actually compared Republicans’ so-called “extreme views about women” to those of terrorists.
“Now, extreme views about women, we expect that from some of the terrorist groups. We expect that ...
Clinton Heckled By Black Lives Matter Protestors
Hillary Clinton was heckled by Black Lives Matter protesters during a speech in Cleveland Thursday morning.
The interruption came as Clinton was talking about gun violence. “I will certainly be happy to meet with you later, but I am going ...
Is Donald Trump a 21st-Century Protectionist Herbert Hoover?
Here’s a historical fact that Donald Trump, and many voters attracted to him, may not know: The last American president who was a trade protectionist was Republican Herbert Hoover. Obviously, Hoover’s economic strategy didn’t turn out so ...
An Establishment Man Confesses His Secret Admiration for Trump
Before I say anything about Trump, I had better make my position clear: I have been a Jeb backer since I opened the black box the Establishment sent me, and the device contained within realigned my brainwaves to the proper ...
When Donald Trump’s presidential bid started attracting serious attention, it was perhaps unsurprising that Ted Cruz was the only other Republican candidate to offer kind words about his new rival. After all, the two tend to draw support from ...
What Does the Modern Malleability of Gender and Race Mean for the Future of Affirmative Action?
In the present postmodern world, we are told that there is no such thing as a biologically distinct gender. Instead, gender is now socially constructed. It can be defined by the individual in almost any way he or she sees ...
What to Make of Trump Fans’ Remarkable Cognitive Dissonance?
Every sulfurous belch from the molten interior of the volcanic Trump phenomenon injures the chances of a Republican presidency. After Donald Trump finishes plastering a snarling face on conservatism, any Republican nominee will face a dauntingly steep climb to reach ...
Jorge Ramos Is an Immigration Activist Posing as a Reporter
Donald Trump might not have paid for that microphone, but he sure as hell owned it.
At a press conference in Iowa on Tuesday, Trump had barely reached the podium before Jorge Ramos, superstar anchor for Spanish-language network Univision, began ...
ESPN Owes Curt Schilling, and America, an Apology
Yesterday, ESPN suspended Curt Schilling for telling the truth. He tweeted — then deleted — the following meme:
hey Curt, deleting it doesn’t make it go away pic.twitter.com/irm5Ll6BaH
— Jordan Heck (@JordanHeckFF) August 25, 2015
ESPN’s response was ...
Joe Biden Is the Anti-Hillary ─ and that Should Worry Republicans
Picture the day Vice President Joe Biden wins the Democratic nomination for president in 2016.
Suddenly, the classified information Hillary Clinton stored on a private, insecure e-mail server is just grist for a juicy FBI investigation — not a defining issue in ...