A New Super PAC Prepares to Demolish Jeb Bush’s Opponents
If Jeb Bush becomes the Republican nominee, it will be as much because of the political operatives toiling away at his super PAC, Right to Rise USA, as because of the work done by his formal campaign. That super PAC ...
A Mash Note to Our Readers
Working at National Review brings with it many privileges, and among the most satisfying is getting to know our readers.
#ad#They often can remember the first time they picked up a copy of National Review, and it’s not ...
The Left and ‘Discriminating Tolerance’
With the rise of the new intolerance, American public life appears to be trying to exemplify Henry Adams’s claim that politics is “the systematic organization of hatreds.” A vast theoretical and rhetorical infrastructure supports contemporary rage chic. If we ...
The Poor Need More Energy: What BP Knows and Pope Francis Doesn’t
When it comes to energy supplies — and therefore carbon dioxide emissions and climate change — who are you going to believe? Pope Francis, or BP?
Whether you love the pope and hate BP, or vice versa, doesn’t matter. What matters ...
Why America’s Most Famous Veterans Lined Up Behind Rick Perry
It was a hot day on a Texas ranch in 2010, and Chris Kyle — the man who would one day become the most famous veteran in America — was about to “make an ass of himself” in his first meeting with Governor ...
Is Trump a Double Agent for the Left?
After Donald Trump’s bizarre announcement last week that he was running for president, it occurred to me that many observers are misreading Trump.
Many consider him a joke. Not true. Trump knows when he is being outrageous — and acts ...
John Boehner Is Not a Man to Be Crossed
John Boehner has found ways to punish the fractious conservatives who have formed into a thorn in his side since attempting a coup at the beginning of the year.
Through means both petty and significant, Boehner has made his displeasure ...
The Left Strikes a Blow against Military Commissions
Killing off military commissions has been an obsession of the Lawyer Left for over a dozen years. It may, at long last, be “Mission Accomplished” thanks to last week’s ruling by a deeply divided federal appeals court.
In al-Bahlul ...
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Former Israeli Ambassador’s Memoir Condemns Obama’s Foreign Policy
By the summer of 2013, President Obama had convinced several key Israelis that he wasn’t bluffing about using force against the Iranian nuclear program. Then he failed to enforce his red line against Syrian dictator Bashar Assad—and the Israelis ...
Jeb Is Right about 4 Percent Growth
‘There is not a reason in the world why we cannot grow at a rate of 4 percent a year.” That’s what Jeb Bush said when he officially announced his presidential run in Miami last week. And right off the ...
Federal Judge Reopens Suit to Obtain Huma Abedin's Clinton E-Mails
A federal judge has reopened a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit that aims to obtain e-mails between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her longtime aide, Huma Abedin, saying that the discovery of Clinton’s private server warranted the ...
The Encyclical’s Challenge Is to Climate-Change Activists, Not Skeptics
Activists eagerly awaited Pope Francis’s encyclical Laudato Si’, which was supposed to confront climate-change skeptics and build momentum toward a binding global agreement at the international conference in Paris this December. But by emphasizing the needs of the poor, ...
Dope Peddles Trite Racial Stereotypes
The outdated title for the Sundance Film Festival hit Dope demonstrates today’s cultural retardation about race. Its story of a black high-school student, Malcolm (Shameik Moore), who wants to escape his California ghetto environment by selling drugs and going ...
Terrorists and Criminals Yes, Trans Fats No
Obama’s tragicomic reign recently has taken several truly frightful turns. On his eagle-eyed watch, we now learn, easily preventable homicides actually occurred, and designated potential terrorists are manning the secure areas of U.S. airports. Meanwhile, Obama deployed the ...
Justice Thomas’s Dissent in the Brumfield Death-Penalty Case Shows Sympathy for the Victim, Not Her Killer
We suspect that death-penalty opponents will be largely silent as the case of Dylann Roof, the 21-year-old racist who gunned down nine people in a Bible-study class on Wednesday, goes through the court system. His horrendous crime cries out for ...
If Race and Gender Are Social Constructs, Why Not Sexual Orientation?
By some mysterious providence, three things happened in the past few weeks: Rachel Dolezal was outed as a white woman. Bruce Jenner was lauded as a white woman. And in a New Jersey consumer-fraud case against JONAH (Jews Offering New ...
So, according to David Axelrod, President Obama gets bent out of shape when people perceive him as unfriendly to Israel, or to Jews at large.
Again according to Axelrod, the president once described himself as “the closest thing to a ...
Bumping Hamilton from the $10 Bill Is Arrogant, Ignorant, and Stupid
They’re coming for our money. Okay, that’s nothing new, but this time, the Obama administration is coming for our $10 bills — the notes graced by the image of Alexander Hamilton. True to the identity politics of the Democratic party, ...
On Foreign Policy, Bush Is Vague, Clinton Is Vaguer
American presidents have greater leeway on foreign policy than on domestic issues. Just see how President Obama is forging ahead to an agreement with Iran opposed by large majorities in Congress and among voters.
#ad#A president’s personal predilections ...
America Should Bet on the Kurds, Not the Baghdad Government
It’s time for a new strategy in Iraq and Syria. It begins by admitting that the old borders are gone, that a unified Syria or Iraq will never be reconstituted, that the Sykes-Picot map is defunct.
We may not ...
Laudato No: Praise Not Pope Francis's Crude Economics
There is an undeniable majesty to the papacy, one that is politically useful to the Left from time to time. The same Western liberals who abominate the Catholic Church as an atavistic relic of more superstitious times, who regard its ...
Carly Fiorina Schools Whoopi Goldberg on Abortion
Former Hewlett-Packard C.E.O. Carly Fiorina was a guest on The View Tuesday, and co-host Whoopi Goldberg bluntly asked the presidential candidate whether her pro-life views would preclude her ability to “govern for everyone” if she’s elected.
Colorado AG Coffman Rules Out Senate Bid
Colorado attorney general Cynthia Coffman will not run in the state’s upcoming Senate race, she tells National Review.
“I’m not running,” she said. “I thought about it for half a minute. I like being in Colorado, and I ...
Waterloo, 200 Years On: Classical Liberalism Won, Not Just Britain
Two hundred years ago today, in a field at Waterloo, Napoleon Bonaparte was finally defeated. In the many celebrations that the anniversary of that battle has yielded, the historical significance of the fight itself has been a touch overstated. The ...
Conservative Groups Request House Investigation into Congress’s Fraudulent Obamacare Applications
Two months after five Republican senators scuttled an investigation into Congress’s fraudulent applications to D.C.’s Obamacare exchange, conservative groups are now pushing House Oversight Committee chairman Jason Chaffetz to subpoena the false documents.
Conservative nonprofit American Commitment ...
Trigger Warnings: Dumbing Down the Campus
Last fall, my friend Wendy Kaminer appeared on a Smith College panel — held in New York City, not on Smith’s campus in Northampton, Mass. — called “Challenging the Ideological Echo Chamber: Civil Discourse and the Liberal Arts.” From the transcript, ...
2016: A Return to Leadership
There is increasing evidence that American politics is recovering from the dearth of good presidential candidates and potential candidates rising into governors’ chairs and the U.S. Senate that has afflicted it for 30 years. I believe that the entire Watergate ...
Lindsey Graham, Comedian in Chief
The world, Lindsey Graham will assure you, isn’t that different from the old pool hall his father ran.
“Everything I know about politics, I learned in the pool room,” Graham told a New Hampshire audience in March. “It was ...
NR Exclusive: Blumenthal's E-Mail to Hillary on Spinning Qaddafi's Fall
Although Hillary Clinton prefers to describe Sidney Blumenthal as nothing but “an old friend,” NR has obtained an exclusive copy of one of the now-infamous e-mails he sent Clinton on the war in Libya, and it suggests otherwise. The e-mail, ...
Watch Rachel Dolezal’s Long, Unbelievably Incoherent Interview with Melissa Harris-Perry
Rachel Dolezal may make it out of this embarrassing escapade yet. She resigned her position as an NAACP chapter president, but there are reports that she’s in talks for reality television shows and will soon be hiring an agent ...
Fixing America’s Mental-Health System
Congress has been given another opportunity to fix the nation’s broken mental-health system, thanks to the bipartisan efforts of Representatives Tim Murphy (R., Pa.) and Eddie Bernice Johnson (D., Tex.). Murphy, the only psychologist in Congress, and Johnson, the ...
Donald Trump Calls Out Stephanopoulos for Asking Questions about Hillary
In an interview Wednesday with Good Morning America host George Stephanopoulos, newly minted Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump told Stephanopoulos he had no business talking about Hillary Clinton.
The day after he formally became the twelfth Republican to announce his ...
Jeb 'Slow Jams the News' with Jimmy Fallon, Earns Brownie Points from Audience on Immigration
In an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon Tuesday, former newly announced presidential candidate Jeb Bush proved he’s all about winning the Millennial vote in 2016 and his immigration stance just might help him do it.
Like 2012 Republican ...
President Obama announced he will send 450 ground troops to “train” Iraqi forces, but haven’t we already spent $25 billion in taxpayer money on a new Iraqi military?
After over a decade of war in Iraq, we do know this: The ...
What Those Rising Taxes on Your Phone Bill Pay For: A Fraud-Friendly ‘Obamaphone’ Program
In 1993, humorist P. J. O’Rourke said, “If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it’s free.” More than 20 years later, a similar thought comes to mind in looking at the ...
The Historical Roots of Abortion Law
This week marks the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. Signed at Runnymede on June 15, 1215, the Great Charter was an agreement between King John and his barons that the King was subject to the law and could not rule arbitrarily. Given ...
Mark Zuckerberg’s Cynical Ploy to Get Cheap Foreign Labor
There are two kinds of commemorative days/weeks/months. There’s the nonprofit, “awareness” type, such as Black History Month or World Down Syndrome Day, intended to show solidarity for some cause. Then there’s the for-profit, commercial variety, like ...
One University’s Orwellian Plan to Ask Students to Report ‘Bias’ Speech
As the spring 2015 semester drew to a close for students at the University of Colorado, Boulder, some strange fliers materialized on bulletin boards and in hallways across campus.
One read: “Go back to Africa, you don’t belong here.”
Shakespeare in Sacramento, &c.
One of the saddest articles of the year has been published in the Washington Post. It is a column by a high-school English teacher in Sacramento. Common Core requires her to teach Shakespeare to her students. And she objects.
My Daughter’s Strength Is Awe-Inspiring
Fifteen years ago this week, my beautiful daughter Veronica entered the world. She didn’t make a sound. As I stretched out my arms to hold her in the delivery room, furrow-browed doctors and nurses instead whisked her away. I ...
Rachel Dolezal Demanded Boycott of a Movie Because White Actors Played African Roles
In a past radio interview on the Spokane Station KYRS, fake-black white person Rachel Dolezal insisted that people must boycott the movie Exodus: Gods and Kings because it featured white actors playing African roles.
In response to a complaint from ...
What’s Wrong with Teaching Women to Avoid Rape?
Last week brought with it some salutary news from the New England Journal of Medicine, which reported without fanfare that “a rigorously designed and executed sexual assault resistance program” had been “successful in decreasing the occurrence of rape, attempted rape, ...
Witless Ape Rides Escalator
Donald Trump may be the man America needs. Having been through four bankruptcies, the ridiculous buffoon with the worst taste since Caligula is uniquely positioned to lead the most indebted organization in the history of the human race.
Al-Qaeda Has Just Suffered Its Most Devastating Leadership Loss in Years
Today is a good day for America.
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) — the group’s most capable outfit and the one that most threatens the West — has lost one of its top leaders, Nasir al-Wuhayshi. In a video statement ...
Hillary Clinton Can't Give a Decent Speech. Does It Matter?
Hillary Clinton announced her first run for the presidency by e-mail and then by video, seated on a couch in the sunroom of her home and surrounded by overstuffed floral pillows. “While I can’t visit everyone’s living room,” ...
Advice for Jeb: Tout Your Record, Answer Questions, and Outline Polices That Show You Care about All Americans
Jeb Bush was a highly effective conservative governor of Florida: cutting taxes, reducing the state work force, instituting school choice, and generally pulling the state’s politics to the right. (It may be a swing state, but it has elected ...
What Will Inspectors Need in Iran?
As the negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program approach the June 30 deadline for a final deal, a crucial issue remains unresolved: inspections.
The country’s supreme leader has proclaimed military sites strictly off-limits to inspectors, while the French foreign minister, ...
Billions Spent on Green Upgrades with no Proof that They Saved Energy
The federal government spent more than $4.28 billion in stimulus money on green upgrades to public buildings — but today, it has no idea if those huge expenditures actually made the facilities any more energy efficient.
“I don’t have the data ...
The Left’s ‘Microaggression’ Obsession Is Indicative of Its Micro-totalitarian Tendencies
The political Left has come up with a new buzzword: “microaggression.”
Professors at the University of California at Berkeley have been officially warned against saying such things as “America is the land of opportunity.” Why? Because this is considered to ...
It’s Time to Stop Pretending Beijing Is a Partner
This week, top American and Chinese officials will meet in Washington for the annual Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED). The dialogue, which the Obama administration began in 2009, was once touted as one of Washington’s most important bilateral meetings, ...
On Taxes, Scott Walker Has Wisely Jettisoned the Supply-Side Orthodoxy
Like all the GOP presidential contenders, Scott Walker is being advised by economists and editorial writers to adopt a “cut the top rate first” tax policy. It would be a shame if he followed their advice, which would mean abandoning ...
Congress and Governors: Just Say No to Obamacare
The Supreme Court of the United States will soon decide the case of King v. Burwell. The legal question there is simple: Can the president wave his magic wand and rewrite Obamacare to mean whatever he wants it to mean? ...
Laudato Si’ and the Common Good
What business is it of the pope what goes on in politics and science? That’s a question that has come up in recent days and weeks surrounding the release of Pope Francis’s much-anticipated encyclical on ecology. Laudato Si’ (“...
‘Die, Dad, Die! Go to Heaven!’
‘I came home to find all our pets dead.” So said one of the family members attending the “Families of the 4%” summit on the Hill last month in Washington, D.C. This man, father of a son diagnosed with schizophrenia, ...
The Art of the Con, by Donald Trump
Conservatives love a faction. Among my friends here at National Review, we have conservatarians (Charles C. W. Cooke), reform conservatives (Ramesh Ponnuru), the secular Right (Andrew Stuttaford), etc. The distinctive features of those camps are, respectively, being comfortable with gay ...
A Greek Default Would Be a Valuable Lesson in Basic Economics
Now come Greeks bearing the gift of confirmation that Margaret Thatcher was right about socialist governments: “They always run out of other people’s money.” Greece, from whose ancient playwrights Western drama descends, is in an absurdist melodrama about securing ...
Tim Hunt, George Patton, and Death Camps
Tim Hunt, as you’ve probably heard by now, is a Nobel Prize–winning chemist who was forced to resign his position at University College London after he said, at a lunch for female journalists and scientists, “Let me tell ...
The Education of a Roughneck
‘Hey, Dirt, so . . . why do they call you Dirt?”
“Well . . . when I was working offshore I used to get real dirty so they called me Dirt.”
#ad#And so it goes. Because, why else would someone pick up a nickname ...
Bush and Cruz on Religious Liberty: Same Message, Radically Different Deliveries
On Friday, Jeb Bush gave a group of Christian conservatives what they wanted: A speech entirely focused on religious liberty.
“Today’s not gonna be a political speech,” Bush told the crowd assembled at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, ...
Jurassic World Now Accused of Racism
As if all of its sexism wasn’t bad enough, it appears that Jurassic World may have a racism problem, too.
The controversy: The film features a dinosaur species called Pachycephalosaurus, which at times characters call “pachys,” which sounds too ...
Don’t Tear Down the Confederate Battle Flag
Like many Southern boys, I grew up with two flags hanging in my room — an American flag and a Confederate battle flag. The American flag was enormous, taking up much of one wall. It was the “1776” flag, with 13 stars in ...
Dylann Roof’s Racist Massacre Was Universally Condemned — Why Are Liberal Pundits Pretending Otherwise?
The young man who, on Wednesday evening of this week, shot nine black parishioners of Charleston’s Emmanuel AME Church, was motivated by pronounced racial animus. Explaining to the murdered why he was taking their lives, he told them stupidly, “...
Who Will Be the Candidate with a Plan?
Voters will weigh many factors when assessing the Republican candidates for president in 2016, including their professional experience, leadership qualities, political dispositions, and other important attributes.
These are all important considerations, of course. But governing is mainly a question of deciding ...
Britain Will Decide on the EU for Itself, Mr. Obama
In the course of his recent European tour, President Obama decided to intervene in the domestic politics of the United Kingdom — and not on a minor matter. A referendum on whether the British should remain in the European Union is ...
Setting His Script Aside, Cruz Focuses on the Fight for Religious Liberty
Speaking to a group of Christian conservatives on Thursday, senator Ted Cruz was the only candidate to dispense with his stump speech. Instead, his remarks focused entirely on religious liberty, which he said will be the central issue of the 2016 ...
The Creepy Consequences of Oppression Chic
Why was America so shocked by homegirl hoaxer Rachel Dolezal?
The spray-tanned con artist, who resigned this week as head of the Spokane chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of (Artificially) Colored People, is the inevitable outcome of ...
What the Trans Fat Ban Really Means
The Food and Drug Administration issued a final decision this week, giving the food industry three years to phase out bad trans fats, still used in a wide variety of products, such as Pillsbury’s Ready To Bake cookies and ...
The Nietzschean Concept That Explains Today’s PC Culture
‘God,” Friedrich Nietzsche famously declared, “is dead.”
God, it has been noted, made a similar yet more lasting pronouncement about Nietzsche.
#ad#But before the German philosopher departed this mortal coil, he had some interesting things to say. Nietzsche argued ...
If One of the Churchgoers in Charleston Had Been Armed . . .
While it may be weeks or months before we know the full details of Dylann Storm Roof’s alleged attack on Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., the early reports are both heartbreaking and infuriating. Roof allegedly ...
Pope Francis’s Vow of Poverty — for All
Hopes that the pope’s encyclical will narrow the climate-change divide are likely to be dashed.
“The earth, our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth,” Pope Francis tells us in his encyclical ...
Pope Francis Is Wrong about Air Conditioning
Pope Francis’s aversion to air conditioning may be red hot, but he himself is comfortably cool.
In his encyclical Laudato Si’, published today, the pope lambasts wasteful consumerism and unchecked human economic activity as a root of climate change, ...
Author: Dolezal Said I Had ‘No Authority’ to Speak about Racism at University Because I’m White
Anti-racism author and scholar Tim Wise is claiming that Rachel Dolezal tried to stop him from giving a speech at Eastern Washington University while she was working there in February — because she believed a white person like him had no ...
Immigration Protesters Try, Fail to Interrupt Rubio Speech
Senator Marco Rubio’s speech at the Road to Majority Conference Thursday was interrupted by pro-immigration protesters, who tried and failed to shout down the presidential hopeful.
In the midst of Rubio’s remarks, the two men entered the ballroom ...
The Pope’s Encyclical, at Heart, Is About Us, Not Trees and Snail Darters
The “dialogue with all people” and the “forthright and honest debate” for which Pope Francis calls in his new encyclical on “our common home” will certainly include — and, by the pope’s own standards, should include — close scrutiny of many ...
Bill and Hill: ‘Two for the Price of One’ — Again?
It was during the 1992 presidential campaign that Arkansas governor Bill Clinton — the nation’s first baby-boomer presidential candidate, running against President George H. W. Bush — used the phrase “two for the price of one.”
This twofer concept was Clinton’s ...
Why Organized Labor Hates Trade
Organized labor pulled out all the stops in the recent trade battles on Capitol Hill. The AFL-CIO organized its membership to lobby against Trade Promotion Authority and even Trade Adjustment Assistance. It froze campaign contributions to incumbents. It even promised ...
Regulating Innocence on Campus: Title IX Is Not Even the Worst of It
Critics of Title IX are right to note that it suffers from a walloping case of mission creep. The latest official reiteration of Title IX, found in the “Dear Colleague Letter” (DCL) from the Department of Education in 2011, almost makes ...
Aggressive Adversaries Are Redrawing the World Map
Adolf Hitler started World War II by attacking Poland on September 1, 1939. Nazi Germany moved only after it had already remilitarized the Rhineland, absorbed Austria, and dismantled Czechoslovakia. Before the outbreak of the war, Hitler’s new Third Reich had created ...
Why Does McDonald’s Want to Rebrand as a ‘Progressive Burger Company’?
In January, McDonald’s, leaning against the winds of fashion, said kale would never replace lettuce on its burgers. In May, however, it said it will test kale in a breakfast meal (breakfast is about 25 percent of McDonald’s sales). ...
This Is What a School District’s $100K-Per-Year White-Privilege Conference Teaches
Oregon’s Gresham-Barlow school district spends $100,000 each year on a white-privilege conference that teaches its faculty that they’re racist and should therefore blame themselves for student misbehavior.
The week-long “Coaching for Educational Equity” conference is mandatory for all administrators (...
No More Transfats for You! Up Next: Bans on Salt, Sugar, and Caffeine?
Transfats have been on the FDA’s radar for years. Yesterday, the agency finally dropped the proverbial meat mallet, telling food manufacturers that partially hydrogenated oils (also called transfats) are no longer considered “generally recognized as safe.” In other words, ...
Great Opportunity at National Review Institute
The sister organization of your favorite magazine is seeking a Foundation Relations Officer, to be based in New York City. Just me talking: I think this job is particularly suited to a young, smart, detail-oriented, conservative recent grad who is ...
Christians Persecuted by ISIS Ask U.S. Christians for Help
Fr. Benedict Kiely is a Catholic priest in Vermont who decided he had to do something to help the Christians in danger of extinction in Iraq and Syria and so he set up Nasarean.org, which educates (through lapel pins ...
On Election Night in 2012, I remember the moment when it became clear Mitt Romney was going to lose. I e-mailed blogger Ace of Spades, consultant Rick Wilson, and a host of others in a drunken rage. Besides an absolutely horrible ...
If anyone thought Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign was going to mean a replay of the 1990s, we were wrong. Instead, the campaign she relaunched on Saturday is much more of a return to the 1930s. The woman who, as ...
Cybersecurity Incompetence Pervaded Obamacare’s Rollout, Long Before China’s Recent Cyberattack
The recent Chinese cyberattack that compromised the data of as many as 4.2 million public employees — one of the biggest thefts of federal data in U.S. history — has given new urgency to longstanding concerns over the cybersecurity of HealthCare.gov ...
In the Real World, Not Hollywood, the Left Is Close-Minded, and the Right Allows Dissent
I’ve split my professional life between two American cultures: half spent in the bluest-of-blue cities and the other half in the reddest-of-red rural South. I’ve split my jobs between universities and law firms that are almost uniformly Left ...
Jim Jordan Puts GOP Leadership on Notice
When a group of House conservatives voted last week to kill a trade bill favored by President Obama, House Speaker John Boehner and other GOP leaders who support the measure steamed. Representative Mick Mulvaney (R., S.C.) celebrated the revolt ...
Why Are We Ignoring a Cyber Pearl Harbor?
What if a team of Chinese agents had broken into the Pentagon or — less box office but just as bad — the U.S. Office of Personnel Management and carted out classified documents?
The next day, the newspapers and morning TV ...
Jeb's Focus on Fiscal Responsibility Plays Well in N.H., but Libertarians Remain Skeptical
Derry, N.H. — “I know you all agree with fiscal integrity up here,” Jeb Bush said to begin a town hall here today — his first official event as a presidential candidate. “That’s why I love New Hampshire.”
The Granite ...
Jeb’s New Hampshire Rollout Is the Exact Opposite of Hillary's: Open, Unguarded, and Unscripted
Two political dynasties took the field in a key battleground state this week. But in terms of style, press access, and transparency, the contrast between Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush’s New Hampshire debuts couldn’t have been more pronounced.
High-School Teacher: Stop Teaching Shakespeare Because He’s a White Man
A veteran teacher at Luther Burbank High School, the biggest high school in Sacramento, Calif., is proposing that high-school teachers stop teaching Shakespeare because he’s just some old white guy who died a long time ago so what could ...
Connecticut’s Progressive Nutmegs
In Henry Adams’s novel Democracy, C. C. French, a congressman from Connecticut, finds himself at a Washington dinner party, where he tries to make the case for government reform. He has barely started when the old patronage politician Silas ...
Sexism and Racism Are Leftism
Discrimination by sex and by race are ancient innate pathologies and transcend particular cultures. But the American idea of sexism and racism in the 21st century — unfailing, endemic, and institutional discrimination by a majority-white-male-privileged culture against both women and so-called ...
The GOP’s Battle over Higher-Education Data — and How It Helps the Left
A bachelor’s degree is not the only path to economic success, as my colleague Mark Schneider reminded us earlier this month in the pages of the Wall Street Journal. Using state-level data from Colorado, where officials have tracked college ...
The Clinton Foundation Reeks of Crooks, Thieves, and Hoods
Hillary Clinton “re-launched” her floundering campaign Saturday on Roosevelt Island, formerly and fittingly known as Welfare Island. Clinton’s desperate effort to associate herself with “everyday Americans” contrasts starkly with the crooked elites with whom she and Bill normally cavort.
Holding Down the Fort in Kurdistan: Peshmerga Play Defense against ISIS
Telskuf, Iraq — The front lines in the fight against ISIS stretch for 1,000 kilometers, from the villages north of Mosul, along much of the Tigris, to the region north of Tikrit. It is a no-man’s-land, separated by fixed positions along ...
I don’t know why President Obama understands that free trade is beneficial. There is so much he does not understand. And support of free trade seems to contrast with his overall ideology.
But maybe I shouldn’t question — and ...
The Frontrunner in Name Only
The last time Jeb Bush ran for office, it was 13 years ago. Barack Obama was serving in the Illinois state senate. No one had heard of Obamacare or the tea party, and wouldn’t for years. It was before the ...