America’s Politicized Tax Enforcement Is a Harbinger of Decline
Why did Rome and Byzantium fall apart after centuries of success? What causes civilizations to collapse, from a dysfunctional fourth-century-B.C. Athens to contemporary bankrupt Greece?
The answer is usually not enemies at the gates, but the pathologies inside them.
Conservative Group Hits Rand Paul on Obamacare
Another conservative group is taking aim at GOP presidential hopeful Rand Paul, with a radio spot set to hit Iowa’s airwaves decrying the Kentucky senator’s recent vote to stymie an investigation into the congressional Obamacare exemption.
In Britain’s Election, Thunder from the North
Were it not for Scotland’s late-stage metamorphosis, Britain’s general election would have been over before it began. Because UKIP is draining Conservative support across the country, and because the Labour party is doing better now than it was ...
Victim-Blaming Inverts Cause and Effect of Jihadist Terrorism
The criticism leveled against the would-be victims, rather than the perpetrators, of Sunday night’s attempted terrorist attack in Garland, Texas, reveals how “morally inverted” America’s conception of free speech has become, Pamela Geller told CNN on Monday.
The Pope and a New American Saint
Vatican City — At a press conference yesterday, the Vatican got into details of the coming year dedicated to mercy that Pope Francis recently announced. The Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization presented the official logo and a prayer for the ...
Sierra Club Caught in Anti-Coal Fakery
A leading national watchdog group monitoring nonprofits has put the Sierra Club on its watch list after reports that three western North Carolina businesses accused the green group of listing them without permission as co-signatories on a “businesses beyond coal” ...
‘Sister, how do I get to Heaven?”
In Five Years in Heaven: The Unlikely Friendship that Answered Life’s Greatest Questions, John Schlimm recalls asking his friend, Sister Augustine, that question. She pointed him to every conversation they ever had ...
Baltimore’s Problem, and America’s
It would be ungracious of me not to acknowledge with gratitude the column on Sunday of my old friend Fareed Zakaria, citing several sources, including me, as he recounts the almost unmitigated moral bankruptcy of the U.S. criminal-justice system. ...
How Martin O’Malley Created Today’s Baltimore
Maryland Democrat and 2016 presidential aspirant Martin O’Malley called the Baltimore riots a “wake-up call” for the entire country. O’Malley was a fixture in Baltimore politics and government for 24 years before Baltimore exploded last week. Was he asleep during ...
In Baltimore and Elsewhere, It’s the Culture that Can Make or Break a Cycle of Poverty
That’s the upshot of two fascinating new studies from Harvard economist Raj Chetty and his colleagues. In the 1990s, the federal government launched an experiment, called the Moving to Opportunity project. It created a lottery for housing ...
McConnell Cuts Short Amendment Process on Corker's Iran Bill
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) is expected to end debate on a bill providing for congressional review of President Obama’s pending deal with Iran, setting the stage for a vote later this week.
“We’re going to ...
Seven Pieces of Advice from the Social-Justice Internet for a Culturally Sensitive Cinco De Mayo
It’s that time again: Cinco de Mayo, a day that used to be one of celebration but has now been deemed “problematic” by Social Justice Warriors, (also known as the Kind of People No One Wants to Be Around, ...
If You Want to Destroy Your Church, Follow Liberals’ Advice
This past weekend, noted progressive-Christian writer Rachel Held Evans published a widely shared and widely read piece in the Washington Post decrying the Evangelical church’s shallow attempts to appeal to Millennials by trying to make church “cool.”
Ms. Evans ...
Ben Carson: It’s Not Politics or Economics, It’s the Culture
Detroit — At the Dr. Ben Carson High School of Science and Medicine, where on Monday the renowned neurosurgeon continued the launch of his campaign for president, a student served up a boilerplate question: What has Dr. Carson learned in life? ...
Will 2016 Be the Year Republicans Finally Make an Appeal to Hispanics?
For all the speculation in Washington about the possibility that Democrats have a lock on the Latino vote, the data suggests they’re nowhere close. According to the latest polling from MSNBC and Telemundo, 35 percent of Latinos in the U....
The Westernized Anti-Westerner
One of the stranger things about East–West relations these days is the schizophrenic attraction to, and hatred of, Western culture that characterizes many foreign leaders and celebrities.
Did these mixed-up folk idealistically flock to the West, and then end ...
The Pontifical Spin Cycle
Imagine for a moment that the evangelist Luke lived today, in our world of 24/7 news cycles, ideological combat conducted in cyberspace, sound-bite “analysis,” and controversies manufactured by bloggers who double as their own editors (thus reminding us why God invented ...
How Mike Huckabee Plans to Move Beyond Evangelicals
Experience: That’ll be one of the primary selling points of Mike Huckabee’s presidential campaign, which he formally launches on Tuesday.
At a time when many Republican voters are hungry for something new, Huckabee will try to persuade them ...
The Inconvenient Truth about Ghetto Communities’ Social Breakdown
Among the many painful ironies in the current racial turmoil is that communities scattered across the country were disrupted by riots and looting because of the demonstrable lie that Michael Brown was shot in the back by a white policeman ...
Why the Left Won’t Call Rioters ‘Thugs’
Two months ago, the New York Times published an op-ed piece by a professor of philosophy titled, “Why Our Children Don’t Think There Are Moral Facts.”
This is how the professor began his piece:
“What would you say if ...
Islam and Free Speech: Missing the Point in Garland
‘Even free-speech enthusiasts are repulsed by obnoxious expression.” That acknowledgment prefaces the main argument I’ve made in Islam and Free Speech, a just-released pamphlet in the Broadside series from Encounter Books. Alas, in view of last night’s deadly ...
Student Op-Ed: ‘Yes Means Yes’ Is Not Enough Because Sometimes ‘Yes Means No’
When it comes to consent, it’s not enough to teach that “no means no” or even that only “yes means yes” — because sometimes “yes” can actually mean “no.”
At least that’s the point of view expressed in an ...
Fight Speech with Speech, and Guns with Guns
As of the moment I type this column, the available evidence indicates that two men claiming jihadist motivations attacked a Garland, Texas, free-speech event Sunday night but were gunned down by Garland police the instant they opened fire. A security ...
Unions Donate to Sharpton’s Nonprofit and Win Airtime on Sharpton’s MSNBC Show. Hmmm.
Since Politics Nation debuted on MSNBC on August 29, 2011, Al Sharpton’s nonprofit National Action Network has collected more than $2.38 million in contributions from unions, according to Department of Labor records. Meanwhile, Sharpton has often used his show to promote pro-labor ...
Like the Iranians, the Saudis Think Obama Is Weak
There’s a great line in the latest James Bond trailer. Warning Bond of his ignorance of danger, Mr. White remarks: “You’re a kite dancing in a hurricane.”
It’s a perfect analogy for President Obama’s policy in ...
American Conservatives’ Anti-Tax Pledge Crosses the Ocean to Britain
For a quarter century, the anti-tax pledge of Grover Norquist’s Americans for Tax Reform has influenced U.S. politics. It was, for instance, a key reason for the defeat of President George H. W. Bush after he broke it ...
A Century Later, a New Look at the Sinking of the Lusitania
Owning a fragment of history — a Gettysburg bullet, a Coolidge campaign button — is fun, so in 1968 Gregg Bemis became an owner of the Lusitania. This 787-feet-long passenger liner has been beneath 300 feet of water off Ireland’s south coast since ...
No, Calling the Baltimore Rioters ‘Thugs’ Does Not Make You a Racist
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Dear Reader (including foreign donors who’d like to hide their direct support of ...
The Corker Bill Will Not Block Obama’s Iran Deal
I’m in Gomorrah by the Potomac this weekend at the National Review Institute’s Ideas Summit. As you’d expect, one of the ideas coming in for a good deal of scrutiny is the Corker bill — the legislation proposed ...
Zero Inflation Is Holding the Economy Together
Don’t expect any miracles from the economy. But don’t expect a collapse either.
In political terms, it’s kind of a Mexican standoff. Team Obama says they saved us from another Great Depression. And they point out that 3.1 ...
Sasse: Kerry’s Attempt to Persuade Senate against Iran Bill Backfired
The Obama administration recently revived its threat to veto Tennessee senator Bob Corker’s legislation on the president’s pending deal with Iran. But if the White House’s track record of lobbying senators on the issue is any indication, ...
Junipero Serra and God’s Tender Mercy
Vatican City — Junipero Serra, founding father of the California missions, preferred the “taste and see approach” to sharing the good news of the Gospel, in which he found his hope and his identity.
Robert M. Senkewicz, professor of history at ...
2009 Intel Assessment Shows Obama's Policies Didn't Slow Iranian Nuke Program
After years of claiming that economic sanctions were creating the opportunity for President Obama to negotiate with Iran over the regime’s nuclear program, the administration is now claiming that the failure of those sanctions necessitates negotiating.
Vice President Joe ...
New Comics, New Hardy, Same Visual Illiteracy
The first word spoken in Avengers: Age of Ultron is a scatological expletive. That says it all. No matter how many fans of comics and graphic novels dominate what’s left of the film-going populace, there can be no denying ...
Dear FEC, Trying to Get More Women Elected Is Not Your Job
One of the biggest problems in Washington is the overreach of federal agencies, many of which go far beyond their limited mandates. Instead of simply carrying out the duties assigned to them under federal laws, they invade the province of ...
Black Thugs Hammer Black Citizens
Dear Black Thugs:
To each of you I echo what actor Terrence Howard’s character told his gangbanger brother in the Academy Award–winning film Crash: “You embarrass me. You embarrass yourself.”
#ad#From Ferguson to Baltimore, the whole world ...
A Letter to Justice Anthony Kennedy
Dear Justice Kennedy:
The forces for gay marriage are powerful. You have been their hero in the past, when gay people were not so powerful. The tables are turned now, as I think is clear to everyone. The LGBT community ...
When Minimum-Wage Hikes Hit a San Francisco Comic-Book Store
‘I’m hearing from a lot of customers, ‘I voted for that, and I didn’t realize it would affect you.’”
So says Brian Hibbs, owner and operator of Comix Experience, an iconic comic-book and graphic-novel shop on San Francisco’...
Why Does the Left Continue to Lie about Its Ideological Agenda?
For the last 20 years, give or take another 50, one of the most cherished baubles of Beltway conventional wisdom has been that the Republican party has moved too far to the right.
#ad#We’ll come back to that in a ...
Men Wielding Power in Hellish Times
Wolf Hall, the Man Booker Prize–winning historical novel about the court of Henry VIII — and most dramatically, the conflict between Thomas Cromwell and Sir Thomas More — is now a TV series (presented on PBS). It is maddeningly good.
Paul Ryan to Obama: Don't Blame GOP Congress for Baltimore Riots
House Ways and Means Committee chairman Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) derided President Obama’s suggestion that Republican lawmakers contributed to the problems in Baltimore through a refusal to pass “mass investments in urban communities” onstage at the NRI Ideas Summit ...
Campus Group Apologizes to Students ‘Triggered’ by Anti-Microaggressions Exhibit
The Asian-American Students Association at Brandeis University put up an exhibit to raise awareness about “microaggressions” on campus — only to end up apologizing after some students complained that they had been had “triggered” by it.
The display, which had appeared ...
State Department Hands Over Documents from Internal Benghazi Review
State Department officials released more than 4,000 documents and notes that provided the basis for the department’s internal review of the Benghazi terrorist attacks, Representative Trey Gowdy (R., S.C.) announced today.
The Accountability Review Board documents were first subpoenaed ...
The Conservative Populist Breakout
April 2015 is the month that conservative populism broke out and reached the major leagues of American politics. On April 15, the editors of the New York Times felt compelled to denounce a Washington Post op-ed by Senator Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.), ...
Will Rick Snyder Run for President?
Is Michigan governor Rick Snyder really going to add his name to the crowded field of Republican presidential contenders? While the obstacles to a relatively late-starting bid are considerable, the governor and his staff are sticking to a “haven’t ...
Why is the United States barring a persecuted Iraqi Catholic nun — an internationally respected and leading representative of the Nineveh Christians who have been killed and deported by ISIS — from coming to Washington to testify about this catastrophe?
Earlier this ...
The Two Issues that Could Cost Lindsey Graham the Nomination
Lindsey Graham once said his road to Congress ran through a coronary clinic because it involves so many South Carolina barbecues. Today, as a senator, he thinks he sees a path to the Republican presidential nomination. He has many strengths, ...
President Obama Averages One Veto Threat Every Five Days
President Obama spent years tarring House Republicans as the cause of a “do-nothing” Congress, but House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) has turned that critique back on him.
Obama welcomed the new Congress by issuing veto threats about once ...
Bernie Sanders: The Anti-Hillary
Tomorrow afternoon, an elderly man with wild eyes and white, straggly Doc Brown hair will voluntarily push himself into the woodchipper. By announcing his candidacy for the Democratic nomination, Vermont’s independent senator, Bernie Sanders, will hope primarily to fire ...
Freddie Gray Is Not Trayvon Martin or Michael Brown
Here we go again. The death of young black man at the hands of the police. Public unrest and violence. A specific allegation of police misconduct and allegations of broader problem of police–community relations. Notwithstanding an existing local investigation, ...
Will Rhode Island’s Dark-Horse Candidate Pose a Challenge for Hillary?
America’s smallest state — one Nevada county is nearly eight times larger — has the longest name: In a 2010 referendum, voters kept the official title, State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. The state also has a dark-horse presidential candidate who ...
The Garland Shooting Was Entirely Preventable
The Garland, Texas, police officer who gunned down two Islamic terrorists not only saved the lives of his fellow officers and the innocent citizens at Pamela Geller’s “Draw Muhammad” contest, he saved the consciences of federal prosecutors and a ...
Professor: If You Read To Your Kids, You’re ‘Unfairly Disadvantaging’ Others
According to a professor at the University of Warwick in England, parents who read to their kids should be thinking about how they’re “unfairly disadvantaging other people’s children” by doing so.
In an interview with ABC Radio last ...
A Conservative Takes on Britain’s Israel-Hating Windbag Par Excellence
Bradford in Yorkshire doesn’t look like you’d expect it to. It’s notorious as the home of several of Britain’s worst race riots, and, since 2012, as the parliamentary constituency of George Galloway, the Soviet apologist and anti-Israel ...
‘If absolute power corrupts absolutely,” the actor Harry Shearer once asked, “does absolute powerlessness make you pure?”
The answer, according to a lot of people, is yes.
#ad#Upon receiving the George Polk Career Award last month, Garry Trudeau, the ...
One Weird Trick That Can Help Make Your City More Prosperous
I have never understood why West Philadelphia became a slum. There’s certainly nothing wrong with the real estate: Right in the middle of West Philadelphia is an Ivy League university; go eight-tenths of a mile east from the University ...
Can Rand Paul Turn America into Less of a Global Busybody?
Senator Rand Paul’s presidential campaign is drawing new attention to his “libertarian-ish” views and his less-interventionist foreign policy. His preference for avoiding new wars may set him apart from most of the other Republican candidates, as well as from ...
How Congressional Democrats Try to Control the Immigration Debate
So this is how the liberal elite control the narrative. In coordination with the Southern Poverty Law Center, Democrats from the House Judiciary Committee last week launched a barrage of personal attacks on an 85-year-old law professor testifying that birthright ...
Republicans and the Patriot Act
So far the Republican campaign for president has been fairly restrained, with the ever-growing field aiming most of their attacks at Hillary Clinton and President Obama. But the upcoming vote in Congress on reauthorizing the Patriot Act could open the ...
‘Assata taught me” is the new “Hands up, don’t shoot.”
For $35, you, too, can sport a politically correct black hoodie emblazoned with a fugitive convicted murderer’s name. Assata’s apparel – sporting the legend “Assata taught me” — is the ...
One week after 9/11, Michael Hayden, the director of the National Security Agency, the electronic surveillance arm of the U.S. government, had a long list of problems. High on the list was the fact that the NSA needed a ton ...
The Feds Are Threatening the Future of One of New York City’s Most Famous Tourist Attractions
When the folk-rock band America released their greatest hits album Highway: 30 Years in America in 2000, they presumably had in mind Route 66, US 1, and, of course, Ventura Highway. One place where the free wind is definitely not blowing through your hair ...
The T-Word Is Not the N-Word
In a perfect case of missing the big picture, some liberal politicians, activists, and commenters are failing to decry the civic self-destruction of Baltimore’s rioters. Instead, they are slamming the critics of those who looted, vandalized, and incinerated their ...
Rutgers Student Government Votes to Add Minority, Gender-Nonconforming Mascots
The Rutgers University Student Assembly has voted to add a team of new, diverse school mascots — which could include a black mascot, a Latino mascot, a female mascot, and a “third-gender” mascot — just to make sure they’re being fair ...
Are You There, Hillary? It’s Me, a Middle-Class Millennial Female
First off, I know your name is “Hillary Clinton,” so please excuse my blatant sexism in calling you by only your first name. You may call me Katherine or even Kat if you want.
As someone who has had her ...
Baltimore’s Mayor Floundered, While Maryland’s Governor Led
Bill Clinton saved his presidency by heading to Oklahoma City after the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building there 20 years ago. Former Louisiana governor Kathleen Blanco declined to run for a second term after the botched response to ...
In Northern England, the Tories Look to Regain a Little Lost Ground
Darlington, a market town in County Durham in England’s northeast, is the kind of constituency that the Conservative party needs to win if it wants to form a government after the British general election this Thursday, May 7.
Since 1945, in ...
At This Point, Voters May Be Fed Up with All the Clintons’ Scandals
Some of Hillary Clinton’s defenders have taken to saying that voters shouldn’t pay attention to the latest Clinton scandals — the gushing of often undisclosed millions to the Clintons and their organizations by characters seeking official favors — because the ...
Americans Have a Right to Insult Islam
Terrorists assaulted a “Mohammed cartoon” event in Texas sponsored by activist Pamela Geller, and the response has been, in part, soul-searching over what’s wrong with Pamela Geller.
Geller is an attention-hungry provocateur who will never be mistaken for Bernard ...
How Not to Look at the Garland Attack
On Sunday evening, two gunmen sought to reenact in suburban Dallas the horrors of January’s attack on French humor magazine Charlie Hebdo. That they failed to reach their target — a Mohammed-cartoon contest in Garland, Texas, sponsored by Pamela Geller’...
The Clinton Cash List of Bill Clinton's Shady, Foreign-Financed Speeches
Bill Clinton recently defended his high-priced speeches by explaining that he’s “gotta pay our bills,” but Peter Schweizer’s much-discussed forthcoming book Clinton Cash suggests that there’s a sense in which Hillary Clinton has been the real family ...
Of course he was a convict.
Elton Simpson was the first figure identified in the latest eruption from the Religion of Peace™ — an attempted massacre at an exhibition of anti-Islamist cartoons in suburban Garland, Texas, which ended in the shooting ...
Why the Bill of Rights Would Never Pass Today
Having watched closely the manner in which questions of liberty and power are batted around in the first part of the 21st century — most recently during the disgraceful contretemps that Indiana’s rather tame Religious Freedom Restoration Act provoked across ...
In Defense of the Corker Bill
I rarely disagree with my friends Andy McCarthy and Marc Thiessen. But I seriously disagree with their recent arguments against the Corker-Cardin bill on the Iran nuclear deal. It would be a huge mistake for GOP members of Congress to ...
Bradley Byrne Proves that Conservative Can Rack Up Legislative Wins, and Quickly
Yes, even congressmen in their first two years in office can indeed make a difference. Bradley Byrne of southern Alabama is proving it.
Granted, I’m biased: He’s my home representative, and I had known and liked him and ...
Biden ‘among’ We the People
I wonder how much it costs for Joe Biden to pretend that he’s an ordinary guy?
#ad#On Thursday, I took the Acela from New York to National Review’s 2015 Ideas Summit in Washington. (If you weren’t there, ...
Railing Against 'Crony Capitalism,' Carly Fiorina Makes Her Case
Carly Fiorina made the case for her prospective presidential candidacy on Saturday, just days before she’s expected to officially jump into the race, telling a room full of conservative activists and writers that she has the policy background and ...
What Should Be Done about A-Rod
The Yankees’ third-baseman-turned-designated-hitter Alexander Rodriguez has been in the news; last night, he hit his 660th home run. That ties him with Willie Mays for fourth place on the all-time home-run list.
Even if you don’t follow baseball, you’...
Not since Baryshnikov has a foreigner so captivated a New York audience. “A Conversation with H.E. DR. Mohammad Javad Zarif, Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran” played the other day at NYU. The show ran for just 90 ...
GMO: Gimmicky Marketing Obfuscations
From grocery stores to Mexican restaurants to coffee shops, do-gooder retailers are serving up a side of liberal politics with every purchase. Earlier this year, Starbucks had to ditch its “Race Together” promotion after backlash from customers who wanted to ...
Kasich Hints Heavily at Presidential Run, Touts Iconoclastic Streak
John Kasich made it very clear he wants to run for president on Friday, repeatedly alluding to the prospect as he promoted his brand of unconventional, “compassionate” Republican politics.
The Ohio governor spoke to a small group of conservative activists ...
Gordon College Keeps Its Faith and Its Accreditation
Last year Gordon College, a Christian school just north of Boston, found itself in the crosshairs of the intolerant “social justice” Left merely because of its Evangelical faith. This week, Gordon prevailed against a dangerous threat and secured an important ...
Jindal: ‘I Wish Obama Would Negotiate with Iran as Hard as He’s Negotiating with U.S. Senate’
Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal hammered President Obama today over his threats to veto legislation demanding transparency and the inclusion of anti-terror pledges in the Iranian nuclear deal, saying he “wish[es] Obama would negotiate with Iran as hard as he’...
Rubio: 'There Is No Right to Illegally Immigrate'
Senator Marco Rubio is “increasingly optimistic” that he’ll win the 2016 presidential election, but he understands that he’ll have to overcome the conservative frustration with his work on the “Gang of Eight” immigration bill to do so.
Baltimore: A Lesson in Why Robin Hood–ism Hurts the Poor
The morning after the Baltimore protests first turned violent and destructive, USA Today carried a front-page photo well worth a thousand words. With a burning car and police van in the background, a looter carried away his prizes: two cans ...
Shinzo Abe: Japan Is America’s Willing Ally
By any measure, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to the United States has been a resounding success. Having just wrapped up three full days in Washington, D.C., Abe is now in California, visiting both San Francisco and ...
What does the burning of Baltimore by feral young men have to do with the Supreme Court’s recent oral argument over so-called same-sex marriage and with the Book of Revelation? More than you might think.
#ad#Let’s begin ...
In the U.K., the Two-Party System Has Become a Thing of the Past
Next week, Britain votes in its first general election in five years. Some aspects of its politics will be familiar to Americans. Polls show voters are dissatisfied with politicians of both parties, cynical about whether they will keep their promises, ...
Baltimore, a Great Society Failure
President Barack Obama responded to the Baltimore riots with a heartfelt bout of self-righteous hectoring.
Supposedly, we all know what’s wrong with Baltimore and how to fix it, but don’t care enough. Not only is this attitude highhanded, ...
Jeb Bush to NR: ‘I Just Think You’re Wrong on Immigration’
Prospective Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush clashed with National Review editor-in-chief Rich Lowry over immigration policy on Thursday, telling Lowry “I love you. I just think you’re wrong on immigration.”
In an interview at the National Review Institute’s ...
Paul Ryan: Of Course Hillary Seems Fake — She Has 15 Consultants Telling Her What to Say!
Former Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan joked about Hillary Clinton’s stiffness on the campaign trail, as he advised potential contenders to defy “consultants” who want them to be “risk averse.”
“I just watch Hillary Clinton and I can ...
Vietnam and the Legacy of Limited War
Today marks the 40th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon, the culminating act of the Vietnam War and the result of the decision to limit and restrain American military power.
It’s too easy and too convenient to blame the ...
The Obama Administration Blocks Efforts to Stop Non-Citizen Voting
Approximately 6.4 percent of non-citizens voted in the 2008 presidential election, according to a study released last year by professors at Old Dominion University and George Mason University. The figure for the 2010 midterm elections was 2.2 percent. The Obama administration doesn’t care. ...
Baltimore, Charlie Hebdo, and the Weaponization of Cultural Politics
America certainly is a land of diversity. On one hand, students at our nation’s universities are encouraged to flee to “safe spaces,” complete with Play-Doh and fluffy blankets, the instant they encounter any idea they might find even slightly ...
Sorry, Jeb, Puerto Rican Statehood Is an Awful Idea
‘Puerto Rican citizens — U.S. citizens — ought to have the right to determine whether they want to be a state,” Jeb Bush said this week. But they have had the right to determine that several times, and they seem to ...
Why California’s Drought Was Completely Preventable
The present four-year California drought is not novel — even if President Barack Obama and California governor Jerry Brown have blamed it on man-made climate change.
#ad#According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, California droughts are both age-old and ...
Mom: School Wouldn’t Let My Kid Finish Her Lunch Because It Wasn’t Healthy Enough
A mother of a preschooler at Children’s Academy in Aurora, Colo., says her daughter was forbidden from finishing her lunch because it wasn’t “nutritious” enough.
According to a local news station, Leeza Pearson’s five-year-old came home on ...
Lack of ‘Investment’ Is Not the Problem in Baltimore
For a sense of the neighborhood in which Freddie Gray grew up, and which has been set partly ablaze over the last several days — the plot of West Baltimore known as Sandtown-Winchester — one need only read the relevant portion of ...
It Appears the State Department Has Had a Policy of Retaining Senior Officials' Emails Since 2009
When State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters that the emails of senior officials at Foggy Bottom weren’t automatically archived until “February of this year,” it raised the question of why Hillary Clinton had claimed that her emails to ...
American Jacobins: Sexual Revolutionaries Prepare the Battlespace for a De-Christianized America
In yesterday’s oral arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges (better known as the “gay-marriage case”), the solicitor general of the United States committed a classic “Kinsley gaffe”: He accidentally told the truth. Normally, in any argument about the next legal ...