Why Would Adam Sandler Hire a Cultural Adviser in the First Place?
A Native-American cultural adviser and a dozen Native American actors left the set of Adam Sandler’s new movie The Ridiculous 6 because they were too offended to participate.
Among the complaints: The film named female characters things like “Beaver’s ...
A Better Way to Roll Back Obamacare
Senator Ron Johnson (R., Wisc.) has a plan in case the Supreme Court strikes down the Obama administration’s illegal subsidies for insurance plans in 37 states. He has gotten 31 of his Senate Republicans to join him in sponsoring his bill. ...
'Washington's Wildest Week' in Review
Welcome to “Washington’s Wildest Week,” as the website for Nerd Prom, a documentary about the annual White House Correspondents Dinner, describes it. Saturday night the president will join media and celebrities (and media celebrities) for the roast. Patrick Gavin, ...
On Privilege and Self-Destruction
It may help us understand what goes wrong in The Riot Club, a new British drama about the timeless arrogance of England’s class system, if we put that social aberration in an American context.
Observe this week’s media “...
Is This the Beginning of the End for the Union Harassment Campaign Against Walmart?
As media outlets dutifully reported last week’s fast-food protests for a $15 minimum wage, another big labor story went relatively unnoticed.
The Washington Post reported that the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) has “slashed” more than half of the ...
The Jihad-Genocide of the Armenians
I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast – Revelation 20:4
The caliphate wages jihad against Christians. Victims are beheaded, crucified, and burned ...
Death for the Boston Bomber Is a Matter of National Security
The sudden outburst of weepiness for convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is truly stomach-turning. As a jury decides his sentence, this is a bad time for Beantown’s legendary liberalism to rear its soft head.
Tsarnaev was merely “an ...
The Scandal-Prone Secret Service Is a Dangerous Embarrassment
We learned this week that the Secret Service dawdled for an entire year before fixing a broken security system at the home of former president George H. W. Bush.
#ad#The Secret Service itself is looking pretty broken these days. ...
Will the Clinton-Cash Scandal Doom Hillary’s White House Bid?
How should one think about the unfolding allegations rocking the Clinton-Industrial Complex (which includes both her campaign and her foundation)?
By now, you may have heard about Peter Schweizer’s book, Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why ...
For Hillary, No War but the Class War
Near the end of a recent New York Times article detailing the imaginary populist roots of Hillary Clinton — the original Elizabeth Warren, her people would have you believe — the reader crashes into this implausible scene:
In a meeting with economists ...
Fearing Racism Charges, Senate Republicans Cave on Lynch
When Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) postponed the vote to confirm Loretta Lynch as attorney general in order to break the filibuster of a human-trafficking bill, Senator Dick Durbin (D., Ill.) punished him by suggesting that the delay ...
Why Is the ACLU Suing to Stop Catholics from Sheltering Women?
‘As you did it to one of the least of these,” Jesus told his disciples, “you did it to me.” So when 60,000 of the least of these crossed over the United States’ southern border last year, albeit illegally, faith-based organizations ...
Is John Kasich’s Presidential Run for Real?
For those wondering if John Kasich’s visit to New Hampshire last weekend suggested loftier ambitions for the governor, his creation of a new 527 group on Monday, New Day for America, left little doubt: The Ohio Republican is serious about ...
D.C.’s Outrageous Second Amendment Double Standard
As if it were not disgraceful enough that America’s shining capital has for decades sought to suppress the right of its people to keep and bear arms, we now learn that a pernicious double standard obtains as well. Yesterday, ...
Senate GOP Advances Lynch Nomination, Avoids Nuclear Option Fight
Sixty-six senators, including 20 Republicans, voted to end debate on Loretta Lynch’s nomination for attorney general today, setting up a final vote for her confirmation and averting the first major test of the so-called “nuclear option” since Republicans took control ...
The U.S. Navy Needs to Radically Reassess How It Projects Power
A battle of the hawks is raging on Capitol Hill. Defense hawks say the nation’s security will be endangered if the caps imposed under the 2011 Budget Control Act aren’t lifted, allowing for more defense spending. Fiscal hawks assert ...
Would you dare to love ISIS? That’s the challenge that Michael Chang, a non-denominational graphic artist in Los Angeles, poses to Christians in a new video:
He heads a new group seeking to be a Christian voice in online ...
The Doomsayers Were Wrong about the BP Oil Spill
Five years ago this week, a blowout of BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig 40 miles from the Gulf Coast tragically claimed eleven lives and spilled 3 million barrels of oil from the damaged wellhead into the Gulf. It’s hard to ...
Contrary to Stalin’s famous epigram, the deaths of more than 900 migrants fleeing to Europe in a boat that capsized is far more a tragedy than a statistic. But the 900 deaths do not exhaust the migrants’ tragedy, because it is ...
You Can’t — and Shouldn’t — Abolish the IRS
‘Completely unworkable,” “irresponsible,” “happy talk,” “a disservice to the political process.” That’s just a sampling of what tax experts, most of them right of center, told me they think of one of the most popular lines from Ted Cruz’...
Do Hillary’s Fair-Pay Talking Points Apply to Her Own Family?
Hillary Clinton apparently plans to base her presidential campaign on the noble goals of greater fairness and shared sacrifice.
She has already lambasted vast differences in compensation. “The average CEO makes about 300 times what the average worker makes,” Clinton warned.
Lynch vs. the Constitution
Although Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and Republicans who control the Senate are under no obligation to do so, they have agreed to grant a confirmation vote to Loretta Lynch, President Obama’s nominee to replace Eric Holder as United ...
Return of the Yellow Peril
Congressional Democrats have been working overtime to find a reason to kill the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), and, having failed to do so, are scheduling another matinee showing of The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu.
Who needs economics when you ...
What Critics of Cruz’s Debate-Club Rhetoric Don’t Get
The New York Times today offers up an interesting little piece on the topic of Senator Ted Cruz’s impressive, if imperfect, career as a college debater. During his time in the game, the Times records, Cruz developed “an arsenal ...
Baltimore Protester Yells 'We Will Kill, Straight Up' on CNN
Protesters in Baltimore angered over the death of Freddie Gray tried to seize control of a CNN broadcast on Tuesday by repeatedly grabbing the correspondent’s microphone to curse and threaten to “kill” in retaliation.
Gray, who was black, died ...
The Johns Hopkins Chick-fil-A Ban and the Coming Gay-Marriage Witch Hunt
A new spirit of intolerance has arisen on the Johns Hopkins University campus, and conservative Christians are the targets. The JHU student government’s vote this week to ban any hypothetical future Chick-fil-A outlet from campus because of the company ...
Here's the Right Way to Do Welfare Reform
For far too long, progressives have trapped many Americans in cycles of generational poverty through failed social programs and over-regulation of free enterprise.
Despite the trillions of dollars spent on hundreds of welfare programs in the 50 years since President Johnson ...
Labor Reforms Sweep the Midwest
Labor unions have traditionally been the 800-pound gorilla of special-interest groups. They have secured handouts and subsidies that other organizations’ lobbyists could only dream about. But that may be changing.
This year a raft of Midwestern states have scaled back ...
Rubio’s One Bad Idea for Higher-Ed Reform
More than any other Republican vying for the presidency, Florida senator Marco Rubio has spent the past several years building a reputation as a policy entrepreneur. He’s borrowed heavily from the so-called reformicons and has proposed a variety of ...
Homeschooling as Scapegoat
Homeschooling is rarely in the news. This is the way most homeschoolers like it. We tend to be the kind of people who prefer to be left alone. When homeschooling does make headlines, it’s almost always because some politician ...
The Voters Want a Higher Minimum Wage, but the Voters Are Wrong
Last week, while most Americans were scrambling to make sure that their taxes were paid on time, protesters across the country took to the streets to demand that the minimum wage be increased to $15 an hour. The protests — which featured ...
SleazeBob Menendez’s 36DD Visa Program
America has an alphabet soup of visa programs for foreigners to choose from: B-1 for business visitors, B-2 for tourists, EB-5 for investors, F-1 for students, and so on. All are overwhelmed, loosely monitored, and riddled with fraud and corruption. ...
Martin O’Malley’s Populist Pandering Is Causing Him to Say Remarkably Stupid Things
Former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley is thinking about running for president on the Democratic ticket by appealing to Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren’s populist fans. Warren is a very bright former Harvard law professor. So it is interesting that ...
Why on Earth Would Conservatives Oppose the Fast-Track Trade Bill?
On Wednesday, the Senate Finance Committee is scheduled to take up the “fast track” bill that will give support to President Barack Obama’s power to negotiate trade deals. Passage of the law would allow the completion of the Trans-Pacific ...
How to Censor Speakers on College Campuses
In Monty Python’s Life of Brian, there is a scene in which a market seller becomes irritated with his customer because he does not have time to “haggle properly.” “How much” for this false beard? the panicked patron asks, ...
'Sapiosexual' Deemed New 'Uber-Trendy Sexual Orientation'
The women’s blog Bustle is offering advice for anyone who may want to date a “sapiosexual” — which it describes as an “uber-trendy ‘sexual orientation’” in which people are more attracted to intelligence than other characteristics.
“Identity politics reign supreme, ...
IG Warns Senate: State Department Can Spy On Us
State Department officials have the power to “read, modify, [or] delete” the investigations conducted by the inspector general tasked with providing independent oversight of.
“If they wanted to, they could read, modify, delete any of our work,” Steve Linick, the ...
Why Obama Can’t Run Again
Predictably, these days, when two or more political pundits are gathered together in her name, there is discussion over whether Hillary Clinton is running for President Obama’s third term or former President Bill Clinton’s third term. (Read why ...
Taking Risks, Building the West
‘Go West, young man,” Horace Greely wrote in an 1865 editorial in the New York Tribune editorial encouraging Civil War veterans to take advantage of the Homestead Act and populate our vast public lands. “Washington is not a place to live ...
Congress Should Try to Kill the Iran Deal Now
We thought we had a bad deal with Iran; then it looked like we didn’t really have a deal at all. Now it appears President Obama is doing everything he can to make whatever we have worse.
The interim ...
Has the Globalization Trend Already Peaked?
‘I would bet on globalization slowly being in abeyance,” tech entrepreneur Peter Thiel said in a video interview with George Mason University economist Tyler Cowen. “I think with the benefit of hindsight, we will realize that 2007 was not just the ...
The “Black Lives Matter” campaign is based on as big a lie as the “campus rape culture” lie, the Rolling Stone magazine gang rape at the University of Virginia fraternity lie, the gang rape by the Duke University lacrosse team ...
The GOP Needs to Run against the Last 16 Years
Had the mathematician Sir Isaac Newton had the chance to devote his life to modern American politics instead of to explaining the elementary rules of physics, the Third Law might have looked a little different. “In every change election,” Newton ...
Why Mike Huckabee’s Advice to Christians about Military Service Is Misguided
On Saturday, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee declared that young Christians considering military service should “wait a couple of years until we get a new commander-in-chief that will once again believe ‘one nation under God,’ and believe that people of ...
Rubio Campaign Chief: Don't Take Jeb's Bait
Marco Rubio’s campaign manager, Terry Sullivan, had a message on Monday after Rubio’s first full week on the campaign trail as a presidential candidate: Don’t return the fire coming from Jeb Bush’s camp.
“Our early success ...
Dem Rep. Says Iranian 'Death to America' Chants Could Be Read in 'a Couple of Ways'
‘Death to America” may seem to be a pretty clear message from an Iranian crowd and Ayatollah Khamenei, but Representative Adam Schiff (D., Calif.) says there are “a couple of ways” to interpret the chant.
Appearing on MSNBC this weekend, ...
Students Fear for Their Safety Because Conservatives Invited a Speaker to Campus
Students at both Oberlin College in Ohio and Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., have been crying out that they fear for their safety because conservative groups invited someone who disagrees with their views on sexual assault and rape culture ...
Wisconsin's Shame: ‘I Thought It Was a Home Invasion’
‘They came with a battering ram.”
Cindy Archer, one of the lead architects of Wisconsin’s Act 10 — also called the “Wisconsin Budget Repair Bill,” it limited public-employee benefits and altered collective-bargaining rules for public-employee unions — was jolted awake by yelling, ...
My Patients Are Golfing, Not Me
Ever since the Balance the Budget Act of 1997 passed, almost every physician I know has been chaffing against the bit of the Sustained Growth Rate formula, under which our Medicare reimbursement rates are tied directly to the inflation in health-care ...
Baseball’s hottest prospect, Kris Bryant, joined the Chicago Cubs on Friday, after two years of steadily increasing anticipation. Bryant, a clean-cut 23-year-old with cerulean blue eyes and close to matinee-idol looks, led the majors in spring training with nine ...
Feds Play the Race Card to Crush Parents’ Revolt Against Common Core
There was a time when Common Core supporters loudly insisted the program — adopted by no fewer than 46 states — was most assuredly not federal, that any allegation that this astounding national uniformity was the result of federal pressure was a nasty, ...
Hillary, the Ultimate Hawk
Last week Jonah Goldberg noted that Hillary Clinton is, thus far, the only announced candidate for president who voted for the Iraq War. While that is true and interesting on its own terms — especially since it was the single most ...
Hillary Clinton: ‘Religious Beliefs Have to Be Changed’ to Accommodate Abortion
Hillary Clinton believes that “religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed” to expand access to abortion.
Clinton said today that it’s not enough to legalize the procedure. “Far too many women are denied access to reproductive health ...
Bobby Jindal, in an act of real leadership, went deep into enemy territory to make an announcement: He will not retreat on defending our right to make a living, even if we disagree on marriage — my right and yours, too, ...
That California’s catastrophic drought is a result of global warming has become a commonplace of contemporary political rhetoric.
That truism isn’t true: Most scientific accounts of California’s current dry spell link recent low precipitation to naturally occurring ...
Which Religious Practices Should Be Protected?
Americans do not expect to have to defend how they practice their religion until Judgment Day. But if the Obama Justice Department prevails in several ongoing court cases, such judgment may come much sooner than most people anticipated.
How important ...
This is a shocking headline: “Ex-CIA chief will be sentenced for leaking military secrets.” You almost have to read it a second time, to grasp it.
The article begins, “Former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose career was destroyed by an ...
Why Rand Paul’s Approach to the Media Is Dangerous for Democrats
It was sort of inevitable that on his first day of campaigning as an announced candidate for president earlier this month, Rand Paul would be asked whether he supported a ban on abortions in cases of rape or incest.
When Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks, the world should listen.
He has a much keener sense of the direction of negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program than the president of the United States, and is evidently much more forthright about it.
Obama’s Inverted Nixon Doctrine: Anointing Iran
In December, President Obama said that he wished to see Iran ultimately become a “very successful regional power.” His wish — a nightmare for the Western-oriented Arab states — is becoming a reality. Consider:
Gulf of Aden: Iran sends a flotilla of ...
We Weren’t Invited to Holder’s Going-Away Party, but We Approve of It
With yesterday’s Senate confirmation of Loretta Lynch, Attorney General Eric Holder will finally be leaving the Justice Department building soon. After six years, he leaves behind a demoralized department that has been politicized to an unprecedented degree.
The Secret Roots of Liberation Theology
History often repeats itself, and if you have lived two lives, as I have done, you have a good chance of seeing the reenactment with your own eyes.
Liberation theology, of which not much has been heard for two decades, ...
Don't Blame Drones for the Tragic Deaths in Pakistan
Warren Weinstein, an American development worker, was kidnapped from his home in Lahore, Pakistan, in 2011. Aged 73, he was, according to reports today, killed in an apparent U.S. drone strike in January 2015. Giovanni Lo Porto, an Italian aid worker, was ...
I welcome the spirited reply from my esteemed colleagues, Messrs. Cropsey and McGrath, despite their overt questioning of my logic, my understanding of modern war and history, and my ability to observe cause and effect within the natural world. That ...
America’s Defense Still Requires Aircraft Carriers
Jerry Hendrix of the Center for a New American Security took to the pages of National Review this week (“Drydock Time: The Navy’s Aircraft Carriers Are Yesterday’s Weapons”) to advocate the elimination of the aircraft carrier from the ...
The Republican Budgets: Balanced in Name Only
In Washington, the conservative thing to do these days is to champion a balanced budget. Quite recently, in fact, Republicans have congratulated themselves for passing two budgets (one in each house of Congress) that, on their face, will achieve balance ...
The Powerhouse of the Middle East
Ra’anana, Israel — As Israel marks the 67th anniversary of its founding, I find myself reflecting on a construction sign.
With all the challenges confronting the Jewish state — from Palestinian unrest to Iranian nukes to ISIS kooks, from European disaffection ...
Lessons from the Latest Paris Terror Plot
Last Sunday, a 24-year-old Algerian national, Sid Ahmed Ghlam, was arrested in Paris. He is a suspect in the murder of a Parisian woman.
Now, however, we’re learning that Ghlam was apparently planning a major terrorist attack in the ...
In Connecticut, the Limits of Governing by Spleen
Aggression has its advantages. Ulysses Grant, for example, proved how well relentless attack works when the odds are with you. I could cite scientists, entrepreneurs, running backs — politicians, too — who demonstrate the effectiveness of sheer determined push.
That trait can ...
Cultural Conservatives Have Barely Begun to Fight
An atmosphere of gloom and despair pervades some cultural-conservative circles, and, at first glance, it’s easy to understand why. There’s no question that hysterical public assaults on Christians or others who dissent from leftist sexual orthodoxy are increasing ...
In the Crusade against E-Cigs, Government Is Hardly a Disinterested Party
Smoking, said King James I in 1604, is “loathsome to the eye, hateful to the nose, harmful to the brain, dangerous to the lungs.” Three years later he planted a colony in Jamestown. Its tobacco enhanced the royal treasury until Virginia ...
After several weeks stalled in the Senate (by Democratic intransigence on an unrelated measure), Loretta Lynch’s nomination to replace Eric Holder as attorney general is finally set for a vote. Republicans should vote her down.
#ad#There is no ...
This Earth Day, Let’s Not Forget the Decades’ Worth of Environmental Panic Americans Have Been Perpetually Fed
A week before Earth Day, the joyous news arrived: Our neighborhood has been selected to participate in a composting program. Instead of pushing vegetables down the sink and mincing them into atoms with the omnivorous InSinkErator, they will be placed ...
The Real Problem with the ROTC Heels March: It’s an Insult to the Trans Community
A lot of people are upset that ROTC cadets at Arizona State had to wear heels for an event called “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” to “raise awareness of sexual assault against women,” but none of them seemed to ...
For Cruz and Perry, Texas Is Make-or-Break
When then-governor Rick Perry (R., Texas) faced an indictment for threatening to veto the budget of a Democratic district attorney who was arrested for drunk driving, Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas) had his back.
“Unfortunately, there has been a sad ...
On Immigration, Walker Bucks the Beltway Consensus
Scott Walker’s most recent comments on immigration may make possible an honest-to-God debate about America’s immigration policy. It’s about time.
Chatting with Glenn Beck on Monday morning, Walker said:
The next president and the next Congress need ...
What Jews and Christians Can Do Together
On March 25, 2000, the media flap of the day in Jerusalem centered on the question of whether Pope John Paul II would wear his pectoral cross when he visited the Western Wall of the Temple — as he was being urged not ...
Little noticed in the general mediocrity and ineptitude of recent Western national leadership is the trend in Western Europe to the irresponsible Left. Certainly, the victory of the eco-socialist Greek Syriza party (a catchment for all the discarded loopy Left) ...
Willie Lynch, that persistent and vexatious fiction, is back in the news, this time under the journalistic auspices of MSNBC, whose African-American news site, the Grio, yesterday published an article lamenting the “‘Willie Lynch’ propaganda that has held us down ...
MSNBC’s Touré Has the Taxman on His Case
Touré Neblett, co-host of MSNBC’s The Cycle, owes more than $59,000 in taxes, according to public records reviewed by National Review.
In September 2013, New York issued a state tax warrant to Neblett and his wife, Rita Nakouzi, for $46,862.68. Six months ...
Presidential veracity, &c.
Lately, I’ve been reading about President Obama’s Iran deal. For a long time, he swore that any deal would have to “dismantle” Iran’s nuclear program. But the program will remain very much mantled, so to speak.
Leading from the Front in the Middle East
For much of the past century, America has embodied, both in word and in deed, a commitment to freedom and democracy that has improved the lives of billions of people all over the world.
Leaders such as Dwight Eisenhower and ...
GOP Lets Democrats 'Save Face' in Human Trafficking Fight
Top Senate Republicans and Democrats negotiated a conclusion to the impasse that had delayed the passage of a anti-human trafficking bill and a vote on the confirmation of Loretta Lynch, President Obama’s nominee to lead the Justice Department.
Hard Rock Removes Ad After Accusations That a Guitar-Playing Orangutan Is Offensive
Hard Rock Cafe has ended a promotional campaign featuring a Photoshopped picture of an orangutan playing a guitar after facing accusations that the picture was outrageously offensive because the orangutan was playing a guitar.
The ad was intended to promote ...
Former AG Gonzales: GOP Senators Are Opposing Lynch for Political Show
While most GOP senators are expected to vote against Loretta Lynch’s confirmation as attorney general, former AG Alberto Gonzales, who faced staunch partisan opposition to his own confirmation during President George W. Bush’s administration, tells National Review that ...
For a Possible Preview of Their Future, Western Christians Should Consider the Mideast
This weekend ISIS released a new video showing some 30 Ethipioan Christian men being beheaded in Libya for refusing to convert to Islam (or to pay a tax for refusing to do so). This comes two months after 21 Egyptian Coptic Christian ...
How Syria’s Dictator Slaughters His People
“. . . respiratory failure, pulmonary edema, likely acute pulmonary hypertension, cardiomegaly, pulmonary vascular congestion, acute burns of the upper and especially the proximal lower airways, and death.”
That’s what high-level exposure to chlorine gas does to humans. But the technical language ...
Hillary Clinton in recent months has done the following:
She charged UCLA somewhere around $300,000 for reciting some platitudes. That works out to over $165 a second for her 30 minutes on stage — meaning that she made more in one minute than a ...
Dana’s One-Stop, All-Purpose Wisdom Shop
‘Conservatism by its very nature is compassionate,” Dana Perino writes in her new book, And the Good News Is . . . : Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side. “Conservatives are charitable, forgiving, and are always — always — more willing to laugh at themselves,” ...
Even MSNBC Is Tired of Clinton Puppet David Brock's Shamelessness
David Brock’s shameless, reflexive defense of Hillary Clinton was too much for even an MSNBC panel to handle.
Brock appeared on Morning Joe on Tuesday to discuss Peter Schweizer’s upcoming book Clinton Cash, which asserts that foreign donors ...
Politicized Prosecution Run Amok in Wisconsin
The knock on the door in the dead of night is the stuff of Darkness at Noon, and of the state of Wisconsin.
To the question of whether armed police can storm your house and take away your personal effects ...
Who’s the Right Man for Conservatives in 2016?
Painful as it is to realize that both the Democrats and the Republicans will still be holding their primaries a year from now, that is one of the high prices we pay for democracy.
Seldom does the initial “front-runner” in ...
Hillary Clinton ‘Surprised’ That Small Businesses Are Struggling
Hillary Clinton admitted today that she was “surprised” to learn that the people who told her small businesses have struggled in recent years were actually correct.
Clinton noted that small business creation has “stalled out,” to her chagrin. “I was ...
People Now Whining that Extroverts Have 'Social Privilege’
Social Justice Warriors have found a new thing to be upset about: the institutional oppression that introverts endure because “this culture has been built for extroverts” and that gives them “social privilege.”
No. I’m not kidding. It’s a ...
Mrs. Clinton and the 1 Percenters
To be a member of the hated, reviled, filthy, wicked “1 percent,” one needs a household income of about $400,000 a year. That’s no small thing — 99 percent of us don’t manage it in any given year — but it’s not ...
Jindal Pranks N.H. GOP Audience by Sounding Like Hillary, Praising Obama
That sure didn’t sound like Bobby Jindal at first.
While in New Hampshire over the weekend for the Republican Leadership Summit, the Louisiana governor surprised attendees by opening his speech sounding more like a Democratic presidential hopeful than a ...
Charlie Chaplin and Joseph Stalin
Born 126 years ago this month, Charlie Chaplin is unique among Hollywood legends for being awarded both an honorary Oscar and the International Peace Prize — the latter being an honor of the World Peace Council, a Communist-led organization. The first award ...
The IRS Assures an Atheist Group It Will Monitor Churches
It was bad enough, as I wrote here last August, that the Internal Revenue Service appeared to reach an agreement to monitor the pulpits of ill-favored churches. What’s worse is that the IRS, directly counter to Freedom of Information ...
The GOP Pack’s Anti-Hillary Playbooks
After a week of highlights, including a “Scooby van,” an undercover Chipotle pit stop, and an astroturf “roundtable” at an Iowa coffee shop, one could be forgiven for not taking Hillary Clinton’s campaign rollout too seriously.
But for GOP ...
The Trans-Pacific Partnership Deserves a Hearing
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) isn’t a trade agreement: It’s a trade, environment, labor, human-rights, and digital-copyrights agreement, among other things. We would prefer that our trade agreements be trade agreements, but current political realities are not entirely aligned ...