Pope Francis and the Green Encyclical
Pope Francis’s encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si’ (“Praise Be to You”), continues this pope’s tactical tour de force of disarming the Roman Catholic Church’s traditional leftist enemies and takes it a step farther, by laying the ...
Milton Friedman’s School Voucher Idea at 60
Sixty years ago, Milton Friedman came up with a profound idea for improving education. Rather than paying public schools to educate the students in their districts, the future Nobel Laureate argued, the government should provide parents with vouchers to allow ...
Italy Fell, Fascism Rose, Europe Reeled: Remembering the Great War
Sorrento, Italy — Even here, in this coastal haven of sun-drenched serenity, there are reminders. In the center of the Piazza della Vittoria, overlooking the Gulf of Naples, is a monument to the victims of “Mors Immortalis, 1915–1918.” It pays homage to ...
How the Redefinition of Marriage Serves Leviathan
The Supreme Court next week will hand down a decision on whether the Constitution provides citizens the right to same-sex marriage. As recently reported in the New York Times, Jeb Bush pledged, and rightly so, to support further debate “irrespective ...
The Dignity of Charleston Flies in the Face of the Left’s Uninformed, Anti-South Bigotry
‘Lots of folks expected us to do something strange and break out in a riot. Well, they just don’t know us,” the Reverend Norvel Goff told the packed, multiracial congregation of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S....
In Condemning Arms Makers, Pope Francis Sends the Wrong Message at the Wrong Time
Over the weekend, Pope Francis made a statement that should be of deep interest to the many thousands of faithful Catholics who work in the American defense industry or to the countless more who’ve invested in American arms companies. ...
America: One Nation, Indivisible
Everyone is weighing in on the horrific murders in Charleston and blaming the mindset of the mass murderer on wider social pathologies. After the airing of the racist crackpot ideas of the unhinged Dylann Roof, calls have gone out to ...
Local Democrats’ Uprising against Draconian Obama EPA Regs
Dozens of Democratic municipal and state politicians, minority leaders, and labor bosses have recently penned letters protesting the Obama administration’s proposed ozone rules, claiming that the sweeping regulations would have devastating economic consequences, particularly for America’s most vulnerable.
Liberals Now Think It’s ‘Predatory’ to Expect Borrowers to Repay Taxpayers
That didn’t take long. Earlier this month, in reference to the Department of Education’s $3.5 billion bailout for Corinthian College students, I observed at NRO, “What’s especially worrisome here is the frontal attack the administration is mounting on ...
What Would Reagan Make of the Current GOP’s Tax Debate?
Among his many talents, Ronald Reagan had a special gift for proving his critics wrong. Almost none of the leading economists of the late 1970s thought that his supply-side tax-cutting agenda, along with stable monetary policy and deregulation, could revive ...
The Majesty of the Black Church
It shouldn’t be a surprise that Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., has taken an unspeakable crime and made it the occasion for an astonishing Christian witness.
In an unforgettable scene at the bond hearing last ...
Hillary’s Abysmal Record as Secretary of State Alone Should Disqualify Her from the Presidency
There are no sure things in politics, but Hillary Clinton is the closest thing to a sure thing to become the Democrats’ candidate for president in 2016.
This is one of the painful but inescapable signs of our time. There is ...
Step Aside, Reverend Al: The Next Generation of Race-Baiters Has Arrived
Hours after last week’s shooting in Charleston, S.C., Al Sharpton announced plans to travel to the Charleston peninsula. “The Rev” never showed. But DeRay did.
Meet DeRay McKesson: Bowdoin ’07, a former Minneapolis-area school administrator — and now the public ...
Creepy Clinton Confidante Cody Shearer Wrote Key Libya Memo for Hillary
A new batch of e-mails released by the House Select Committee on Benghazi reveals that Cody Shearer — a man investigated by the State Department in the 1990s for falsely representing himself as an agent of the U.S. government while ...
IBM Cancels Louisiana Event after Jindal Issues Executive Order on Religious Liberty
IBM has quietly canceled a ribbon-cutting event in Louisiana after Governor Bobby Jindal issued an executive order that his critics claim allows discrimination against same-sex couples.
The event, which had been scheduled for today, was originally planned to celebrate the ...
Gowdy Accuses Dem Counterpart of Blocking Benghazi Investigation
Representative Trey Gowdy (R., S.C.), the chairman of the special panel investigating the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, voiced a new level of frustration with his Democratic counterpart today.
Gowdy accused Representative Elijah Cummings of helping the Obama administration to ...
Don't Blame the Second Amendment
Last Wednesday evening, a 21-year-old white supremacist shot and killed nine black churchgoers in Charleston, S.C., in one of the most horrific terrorist attacks of recent years. Because of where it happened — and why — it represented an assault not ...
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 ...
How Millennials Get the Short End of the Policy Stick
Diana Furchtgott-Roth and Jared Meyer are the Manhattan Institute think-tankers behind the new book Disinherited: How Washington Is Betraying America’s Young. We talk about graduation season and what’s to come. — KJL
Kathryn Jean Lopez: Bottom-line question: Are college ...
We Have Officially Reached Peak Leftism
If it seems to you that the Left has, collectively, lost its damned mind as the curtain rises on the last act of the Obama administration, you are not imagining things. Barack Obama has been extraordinarily successful in his desire ...
Who Would Not Favor Economic Growth?
One of the enduring fault lines in American politics has been over how to best increase economic growth. Conservatives and libertarians have generally argued for lower taxes and fewer regulations. Liberals have called for government investment in infrastructure and measures ...
Why the Vatican Should Love Air Conditioning
Unlike Pope Francis, I believe that air conditioning and the capitalists responsible for the technology are blessings to the world.
Perhaps the head of the Catholic Church, who condemned “the increasing use and power of air-conditioning” last week in a ...
Ten Years Later, the Seizure of Private Property in Kelo Hasn’t Done Anything for the Public
Ten years Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the City of New London’s seizure of nine residents’ private homes, deciding that economic development and higher tax revenues are close enough to “public use” to satisfy the takings clause ...
An Important Blow for Free Speech
They say God works in mysterious ways. Pastor Clyde Reed and his Good News Presbyterian Church would surely agree, now that the Supreme Court has used their case about signs inviting people to their church services to help patch up ...
Why Should Washington Control Our Buying and Selling?
President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans probably are not going to get the trade-liberalization accord they desire. A broad coalition — Left, Right, and the always mush-brained center — opposes not only the trade measures currently in question but free trade as ...
Kelo v. City of New London Ten Years Later
Ten years ago, on June 23, 2005, the United States Supreme Court dropped a judicial thunderbolt in Kelo v. City of New London. By a narrow five-to-four margin it rejected a spirited challenge that Susette Kelo and her neighboring landowners had raised ...
Hillary Clinton Has an Idea Conservatives Should Get Behind
Rather surprisingly, Hillary Clinton made a shrewd policy announcement last week. Until recently, Clinton’s main answer to sluggish wage growth has been to cheer on labor activists calling for a higher minimum wage. Yet she has just embraced a ...
Obama's Plan to Send New Arms to Europe Isn't Enough
‘We do not seek a cold, let alone a hot war with Russia. We do not seek to make Russia an enemy. But make no mistake: We will defend our allies, the rules-based international order, and the positive future it ...
Clinton’s Weakness in Important States
Hillary Clinton has relaunched her campaign on Roosevelt Island with a 4,687-word speech. But it’s not clear whether she and her husband, Bill Clinton, can win four presidential elections as Franklin D. Roosevelt did.
Negative news for Clinton’s ...
America, Not Dylann Roof, Should Be Forgiven
In an expression of extraordinary magnanimity, relatives of the black church members murdered in Charleston, S.C., arose one after the other to tell Dylann Roof, the murderer of their loved ones, that they forgive him.
That I do not ...
People Are Very Offended That the Taco Emoji Is Not Culturally Accurate
Social-justice activists are fighting against the new taco emoji because it’s not an accurate cultural representation of an authentic Mexican taco.
In a nearly 1,000-word (!) piece for First We Feast, the folks at the food and culture blog LA ...
Forgiving Their Attacker, His Christian Victims Heaped Burning Coals on His Head
Terrorism is a tactic because it so often works. Jihadists know this all too well. They’ve been violent enough, long enough, that the mere threat of bloodshed can lead to self-censorship and intimidation. In the Middle East, terrorists have ...
Pope Francis’s Unwarranted Gloom
In Laudato Si’, which was released officially on Thursday, Pope Francis draws a grim, even apocalyptic picture of humanity’s future. No doubt, his views on anthropogenic global warming will be hotly debated. But his gloom is unwarranted.
Pro-Paul Super PAC Hits Bush on Bailouts
America’s Liberty PAC, a super PAC backing Senator Rand Paul (R., Ky.) in his bid for the White House, launched a new ad Monday morning targeting fellow Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush.
“Bailout Bush” goes after the former Florida ...
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 ...