Where is the Republican Establishment?
The establishment features prominently in the GOP presidential race. It is what Donald Trump and Ted Cruz rail against. It is hated by a significant portion of the Republican electorate. It is a ready term of abuse.
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Hillary Clinton Comes Out for Taxpayer-Funded Abortions
Occasionally, Congress gets something right.
In 1976, Illinois representative Henry Hyde attached to the year’s annual appropriations bill a rider prohibiting federal Medicaid funds from being used to finance abortion except in cases of rape, incest, and danger to the ...
How Should Republicans Address Poverty?
Columbia, S.C. — At a time and day — 8:30 a.m. on a Saturday — when most Americans are sleeping in, the Kemp Forum on Expanding Opportunity convened in the capacious Columbia, South Carolina, convention center. Even at 8:15, it was tough to ...
What Marco Rubio Will Do for Your Family’s Budget
More than six years after experts officially declared the recession over, we continue to endure the weakest economic recovery since the Great Depression. Barely half of U.S. adults are working full time. For every job created under President Obama, ...
How Will the Race Go? Six Scenarios
These strike me as the most plausible optimistic and pessimistic scenarios for the top three candidates:
Ted Cruz Upside Scenario: A Commanding Position by February 20
Cruz wins Iowa going away. This isn’t hard to imagine; in fact, I’d ...
The Obamacare Bait-and-Switch No One Noticed
By now, most Americans have heard about Obamacare’s premium increases, plans being canceled, and many doctors and hospitals no longer being covered by the new plans on the exchanges. But a recent about-face by the Obama administration on so-called “...
Can the GOP Win without Trump’s Voters?
The French writer Charles Péguy once said that “one must always say what one sees. Above all, which is more difficult, one must always see what one sees.”
While it may seem odd to begin an analysis of Donald ...
The Spectator’s ‘Pot of Steaming Sewage’
It’s a strange experience, to be reviewed. Though who’s a reviewer to talk? I review music every few days, I guess. Have been doing so for about 20 years.
I once gave a speech about music criticism, and a ...
Storm Clouds Form: Bob Woodward Compares Hillary Scandal to Watergate
Hillary Clinton’s e-mail scandal has been a difficult one for the public to understand and for journalists to explain. But Bob Woodward, the Washington Post reporter who helped uncover Watergate 40 years ago, clarified things a lot on Fox News ...
What Trump Doesn’t Understand — It’s a Lot — about Our Trade Deficit with China
Donald Trump exemplifies one of the strange and lamentable dynamics in democratic discourse: People tend to have the strongest opinions on those things about which they have the least knowledge. Herr Apfelstrudelführer imagines himself issuing decrees that presidents have ...
Take Time to Honor Our Police on Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
On Thursday evening, Edward Archer approached Philadelphia police officer Jesse Hartnett and proceeded to shoot at him 13 times. Friday morning, he professed to have done so in the name of Islam, and it’s reported that he has pledged his ...
Will Infrastructure Sabotage Be the Next Pearl Harbor?
Revolutions in warfare, though they may be predicted by theorists, are often unnoticed by governments and their military establishments — until it is too late.
On November 11, 1940, during the Battle of Taranto, torpedo planes from the British aircraft carrier Illustrious sank ...
One Million Pietàs a Year, One at a Time
Abortion remains a major issue for many conservatives. Many pro-life thought leaders continue to work diligently, and commendably, to advance the pro-life cause. While they fight for changes in law, let me introduce a complementary note.
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So ‘Privilege Walks’ Are a Thing Now
Colleges around the country are now hosting “privilege walks,” where students take steps forward and steps back on the basis of whether they have certain “privileges” — and a lot of the items on the “privileges” list are really kind of ...
Mass Muslim Immigration Will Bring Islam’s Problems Here
To hear the Left tell it, the debate over mass Muslim immigration — especially from conflict zones — is a simple contest between compassionate tolerance and cowardly xenophobia. They claim their opponents are cowards because the percentage of refugees or immigrants who ...
Last Night’s Gun Debate Was a Pleasant Surprise
Truth be told, I expected last night’s “Guns in America” town hall to be an exercise in unalloyed propaganda. Mercifully, it was no such thing. The president was calm, and mostly respectful. The questions were substantive and various. The ...
Cruz, Rubio, and National Security
Ramesh Ponnuru claims on Bloomberg View that Marco Rubio is trying to “turn Ted Cruz into Rand Paul,” and that attempts to label Cruz as weak on national security won’t work. I disagree. Ponnuru admits that his friendship with ...
Watch This Judge: A Conservative Happy Warrior Dons Black Robes
The best appointments to a court include individuals with solid legal credentials and integrity. But on rare occasions an appointment rises above that.
Governor Doug Ducey of Arizona met that standard this week by appointing public-interest lawyer Clint Bolick to ...
The Eleventh Annual Better-Than List
In 2015 more movies were released than ever (an average of a dozen a week). And while many of them offended one’s sense of truth, beauty, and politics, mainstream media (both conservative and liberal) promoted them nonetheless — as if only ...
Will the Sexual Assaults in Cologne Lead Germany to Change Its Laws on Deportation?
If Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany hasn’t made a New Year’s resolution yet, she’d better take a hard look at what happened on New Year’s Eve in the German cities of Cologne and Hamburg.
Will The Donald Win the Sooner State by a Landslide?
I had already seen my first Trump Hat™ within 20 minutes of landing in Tulsa, Okla., my hometown, on Christmas Eve. The trip from New York had only taken six hours, but stepping up to the baggage-claim carousel, it was pretty ...
Bill Clinton Indicts Obamanomics
Bill Clinton flew to New Hampshire and unsealed an indictment against Obama’s economy.
Campaigning in Exeter, Hillary’s “secret weapon” told Granite State voters Monday, “I think this election is about restoring broadly shared prosperity, rebuilding the middle class, ...
No Cindy Sheehan–Style Media Attention for Benghazi Victim’s Father
For partisan Democrats, when the word “Benghazi” comes up, the sophisticated thing to do is roll your eyes. If the name Charles Woods comes up, the normal thing to do is say, “Who?”
So let’s talk about Cindy Sheehan ...
The Left’s Latest Feel-Good Gun-Control Proposals Still Wouldn’t Help
Are you opposed to “commonsense” gun laws? That’s what liberals such as Mrs. Clinton are always proclaiming their support for. In their telling, expanding background checks, closing the “gun-show loophole,” and restricting Internet sales will, in the words of ...
Ted Cruz Is Nixon, Not Goldwater
The lazy conventional wisdom is that Ted Cruz is the new Barry Goldwater, doomed to suffer an electoral landslide defeat should he win the Republican nomination.
#ad#Not only is this wrong about Cruz’s general-election chances, it may compare ...
When the Lies Are Mandatory — Can the First Amendment Survive the Sexual Revolution?
A First Amendment that survived — and even thrived — during the darkest hours of World War II may begin to die a sad death at the hands of troubled transgenders and angry abortionists.
On January 9, 1942 — at a time when the fate ...
Christie’s Rise Is a Triumph of Style over Conservative Principle
If there’s a lesson to be learned from the topsy-turvy 2016 campaign, it’s that if a candidate sounds sufficiently tough, many Republicans will overlook the ideological heresies in his past. Exhibit A will forever be Donald Trump, but Chris ...
Mass Sex Abuse in Cologne: Part of a Disturbing Trend among Middle East and North African immigrants
The details about New Year’s Eve in Cologne are starting to filter out.
Eighteen-year-old Michelle and her group of eleven friends were walking down to the banks of the Rhine to watch the fireworks over the river when “suddenly ...
Accept the Uncomfortable Truth: It’s Time to Support Assad
As the Syrian civil war and refugee crisis metastasize, we need a new approach for these unfolding human tragedies. To date, the Obama administration has mostly sat on the sidelines, in part because of war fatigue, but mostly because in ...
Mrs. Clinton Is Professor Click
A group of state legislators in Missouri has, after a great deal of nagging by your favorite roving correspondent and many others, come around and made a public statement that Professor Melissa Click of the University of Missouri should be ...
Look for America’s Enemies to Take Advantage of Obama’s Last Year
Changes of administrations usually mark dicey times in American foreign policy. But transitional hazards will never be greater than in 2016.
Over a span of just a few months in mid 1945, new president Harry Truman lost all trust in Soviet Union ...
Notre Dame Prof: We Don’t Have Stricter Gun Laws Because of Racism
According to a piece in the New York Times written by University of Notre Dame philosophy professor Gary Gutting, the reason that gun-control laws are not stricter in the United States is . . . racism.
“Our permissive gun laws are a manifestation ...
Obama – and FDR – Set Precedent for Trump’s One-Man Rule
There has been a lot of talk — almost all of it accurate — about how Barack Obama’s presidency has fueled the rise of Donald Trump.
The president’s fans hate this talk, for understandable reasons. They see the president as ...
Did North Korea Really Test an H-Bomb?
After reports of a small, magnitude 5.1 seismic event in the vicinity of North Korea’s Punggye-ri nuclear test site on Tuesday, the state-controlled North Korean news service announced a successful test of a miniaturized hydrogen bomb — which it called a “...
Eliminating Gender Norms from Clothing Styles Is Actually Transphobic
Louis Vuitton has announced that Jaden Smith, Will Smith’s son, will be the new model for its womenswear section — and, apparently, that’s somehow oppressive to trans people.
#ad#According to a piece by Katie Glover in ...
13 Hours Honors the Sacrifice of the Men on the Ground in Benghazi
‘Things change fast in Benghazi,” we are told near the opening of Michael Bay’s 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, and the dynamism with which the film presents the events of September 11, 2012, makes the quote ring true.
Trump’s Populism Is Not Mob Rule
The country, bloody, bowed, is yet lumbering determinedly forward, toward the last year of the Obama economic, social, and geopolitical miracle. All polls, from right to left, show the administration’s disapproval rating 10 to 20 points ahead of its approval rating; ...
The Showdown in the South China Sea
On January 3, a Chinese plane touched down on a remote island airfield where, two years ago, there was no island, let alone any airfield — only a lonely stretch of reef in the South China Sea. That reef in the Spratly ...
Making a Murderer: Half a Compelling Story
There’s a brief scene at the beginning of episode 5 of the Netflix serial documentary Making a Murderer that illustrates the entire series’ raison d’être. When walking into a Wisconsin court to prosecute alleged murderer Steven Avery, Calumet County ...
The Term ‘Neocon’ Has Run Its Course
In interviews and on the stump, Senator Ted Cruz likes to attack President Obama, Hillary Clinton, and “some of the more aggressive Washington neocons” for their support of regime change in the Middle East.
Every time we topple a dictator, ...
Inside the Garden of Political Town-Hall Plants
On Thursday, CNN will host a town hall with President Obama as part of his “final-year push to make gun control part of his legacy.” In addition to sitting down with liberal anchor Anderson Cooper, the network says Obama will “...
Preventing the Seriously Mentally Ill from Owning Guns Is Not Enough
As part of his effort to reduce gun violence, President Obama issued an executive order today that makes it easier to prohibit a small group of the most seriously mentally ill from owning firearms and provides $500 million in additional mental-health ...
Montage: In 33-Minute Speech on Guns, Obama Refers to Himself 76 Times
While announcing his new executive actions on guns, President Obama spoke today about the pain of having to give speeches after mass shootings. He also spoke about meeting Gabby Giffords shortly after she was shot, and noted that she opened ...
Obama’s Executive Actions on Guns Will Help . . . Obama
This much can be said for President Barack Obama’s executive decrees on gun control: By shifting some federal funds into intervention for the mentally ill, he at least acknowledges, in some small part, one of the key problems.
Obama's Gun-Control Order Is Dictatorial, and It Won't Work
Today, upset that Congress has refused, in his words, to do “something, anything” to stop gun violence, President Obama released executive actions that bring the country closer to his oft-stated goal of “universal” background checks that cover the private transfer ...
Rubio’s Foreign-Policy Proposals Recall Bush’s Second Term
Marco Rubio appears to believe that Republicans yearn for George W. Bush’s second-term foreign policy. Such is the implication of his recent attacks on Ted Cruz, as well as his foreign-policy positions over the past five years.
Rubio and ...
Professing dislike of the West and its culture and legacy is an industry on campus. The subtext of “white privilege” is that it consists of unearned status accorded those of European background. To listen to the anti-Westerners, you would think ...
Iran Thumbs Its Nose at America and Obama Does Nothing
Last week, the White House hailed Iran for shipping most of its low-enriched uranium stockpile to Russia. Secretary of State John Kerry called it “one of the most significant steps Iran has taken” under the nuclear deal signed this past ...
Editor’s Note: Yesterday, Jay Nordlinger devoted his Impromptus to a new book by Michael Walsh: The Devil’s Pleasure Palace: The Cult of Critical Theory and the Subversion of the West. For that column, go here. As Mr. Nordlinger ...
Engineers who design computerized products and services seem to have an almost fanatical determination to avoid using plain English.
It is understandable when complicated processes require complicated operations. But when the very simplest things are designed with needless complications or ...
From Subprime to Sub-Subprime
In lieu of the usual complex regulation larded with special-interest favoritism, here is a simple mortgage rule that could and probably should be adopted: No federally regulated financial institution shall make a mortgage loan without the borrower’s making a ...
The High Court Takes on Teacher Freedom
In the past 40 years, labor unions have taken their place among the biggest power brokers on all social-policy issues concerning the education of our youth. While the unions’ involvement was once intricately linked to teacher professionalism and school success, today ...
Citizens United Sues State Department for Clinton Aides’ E-mails
Conservative group Citizens United filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit on Monday asking that a judge force the State Department to release e-mails between top Hillary Clinton aides, Clinton Foundation officials, and employees of the Clinton-connected consulting firm Teneo.
Clemson Coach Dabo Swinney Shows How to Defeat Anti-Christian Scolds
Few coaches have enjoyed a week of publicity quite like that of Clemson’s Dabo Swinney. As he prepares his Tigers to face Nick Saban and the mighty Alabama Crimson Tide, the media have showered him with positive coverage — all ...
Assad Is Deliberately Starving Sunni Muslims in Syria
‘There is no food,” said Abu Omar, speaking to The Christian Science Monitor’s Nicholas Blanford about life in Madaya, Syria. “I have seen people eat leaves and hunt cats. There are no medicines, none of the things that people ...
A Wasp Looks at Lizzie Borden
Editor’s Note: The following essay by Florence King is reprinted from the August 17, 1992, issue of National Review. It was inspired by her study of the murders of Andrew and Abby Borden on August 4, 1892. It is reprinted now to mark ...
Q&A: Paul Ryan on Poverty, His Regrets from 2012, and Congress's Role in the Presidential Race
In Columbia, S.C., on Saturday, House speaker Paul Ryan teamed with Senator Tim Scott and the Jack Kemp Foundation to host six Republican presidential candidates in discussing an issue that’s been largely absent from the 2016 White House race: ...
Dallas – It’s the Sunday after New Year’s, and the closer we get to midnight the more college students are pouring into the Trinity ballroom at the enormous Hilton Anatole hotel. About 3,000 young people are here beginning the new ...
Paul Ryan, Haunted by the Past and Concerned for the GOP’s Future, Puts Poverty in the Spotlight
Columbia, S.C. — Paul Ryan isn’t running for president in 2016, but that’s not stopping him from attempting to set the agenda for his Republican party, or from trying to prevent its eventual nominee from repeating the mistakes his ...
Will the Supreme Court Correct Government’s Encroachment on the First Amendment?
When the Supreme Court contemplates changing its mind, it must weigh the institutional interest in the law’s continuity against evidence that a prior decision has done an injury, even a constitutional injury. The Court took 58 years to begin, with ...
Back to the Brink of Nuclear War
In 1976, Iraq purchased a nuclear reactor from the French; Israel and Iran both feared it would be used to produce nuclear weapons. In 1980, before it was completed, Iran launched an attack on it, which failed; Israel attacked it in 1981, and ...
When Worlds Collide: Unassimilable Muslim Migrants Crash Europe’s Fantasy Islam
What happens when the West’s fantasy Islam collides with the reality of an imported critical mass of unassimilated — and defiantly unassimilable — Muslims?
Nor is it only Cologne. That was just Ground Zero of the New Year’s ...
President Obama spent the week defending his proposals to curb gun violence, culminating in a CNN town hall. Think about that. What else happened during the last few days that might warrant a presidential town hall?
Oh, nothing much:
The Fed Should Let Middle-Class Workers Prosper
The Dow Jones lost over 1,000 points this week. It’s down 9 percent over the past year. The broader S&P 500 also got clobbered, and is down 7 percent in the past year.
What’s going on? Is the world coming to ...
Hillary: It’s So Hard to Have to Take Selfies With People All The Time
Hillary Clinton is complaining that it’s so hard that so many people want to take so many selfies with her all the time.
“It used to be that you would do an event like this and then you would ...
Clinton Pushed Aide to Strip Markings from Sensitive Documents, Send through ‘Nonsecure’ Channel
During a 2011 e-mail exchange, Hillary Clinton urged top aide Jake Sullivan to strip classified talking points of all markings and send them through “nonsecure” means after a secure fax line failed to function.
#ad#On the night of June 16, 2011, Sullivan ...
The Chinese stock market had a very short day yesterday: Trading was halted after a mere 29 minutes. China’s stock market is subject to a so-called “circuit breaker,” a regulatory measure that automatically cuts off trading if the market declines ...
Europeans Studiously Ignore Muslim Mobs
Many years ago I read a thought-provoking science-fiction short story about a sociologist who specialized in the important field of bureaucratic expansionism. I can’t recall the story’s title, and I haven’t found the story on the Web, ...
Rubio or Cruz: Who Will Emerge as the Hero of Common Core Moms?
‘Common Core, the set of education standards that were adopted by 46 states five years ago but have since become toxic with the conservative base, has not been at the center of the Republican primary debate, which has so far been ...
Editor’s Note: The following essay by Florence King is reprinted from the Septemer 26, 1994, issue of National Review. It was inspired by her reading the work of certain lady novelists. It is reprinted now to mark her recent passing.
Is the Left Even on America’s Side Anymore?
The Bolshevik leader Leon Trotsky once described Stalinism as “the perfect theory for glueing up the brain.” What he meant was that a regime as monstrous as Stalin’s, which murdered 40 million people and enslaved many times more, was nonetheless ...
Campaign Tracking Grows Up
You are always being watched.
That’s the rather creepy message staffers and party committees must stress to their candidates in an era when one ill-advised comment, even made among friends, can almost single-handedly tank a campaign.
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Negative Campaigning Breaks Out in Republican Race
Rough and tumble. Hammer and tongs. In the race for this year’s Republican nomination, Donald Trump has not hesitated to attack and ridicule many of his opponents, and some of them have teed up attacks on him, only to ...
Obama’s Legacy Is Executive Abuse
Over the winter break, I finally got around to binge-watching Parks and Recreation. In case you missed the show’s seven-year run, it’s about a fascistic small-town councilwoman who believes it’s a politician’s job to impose her ...
Defy America, Pay No Price
If you’re going to engage in a foreign-policy capitulation, might as well do it when everyone is getting tanked and otherwise occupied. Say, New Year’s Eve.
Here’s the story. In October, Iran test-fires a nuclear-capable ballistic missile ...
Ally Interpreters and Syrian Refugees: Obama’s Double Standard
In a speech delivered shortly before Thanksgiving, President Obama called upon Americans to welcome Syrian refugees, declaring that “slamming the door in the face of refugees would betray our deepest values.” Unfortunately, that pious declaration seems not to apply to ...
U California System Encouraging Students to Formally Report ‘Unwanted Jokes’
The University of California system is encouraging its students to report everything from “unwanted jokes” to “teasing” using its online “intolerance report form.”
If you hover your mouse over a subsection of the form labeled “hostile climate,” it states that “...
Even Obama Understands the Second Amendment
In Politico yesterday, Amherst’s Austin Sarat griped heartily about President Obama for what Sarat considers to be Obama’s insufficient hostility toward the prevailing understanding of the Second Amendment. “Despite explicit language of the Amendment,” Sarat contends, the Supreme ...
What Do Our Movies Say about Our Decadent Civilization?
Last fall, American pop culture celebrated “Back to the Future Day” — marking the date, 10/21/2015, to which Marty McFly leaps forward from the Reagan ’80s in Back to the Future Part II.
It was a slightly daft commemoration of a pleasant ...
How the Republican Congress Expanded Guest-Worker Immigration
One of the shortest measures in the $1.15 trillion government-funding bill passed last month generated outsize controversy in conservative circles.
Tucked away on page 701 of the 2,009-page spending bill is a provision that some say quadruples the number of H-2B ...
The Criminalization of Politics
“Experience teaches us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government’s purposes are beneficent.”
— Louis Brandeis
The impulse to ferret corruption from politics corrupts the criminal justice system when it causes overzealous prosecutors and judges ...
Real Questions from Kids for Hillary
A new phenomenon started last month when Hillary Clinton turned her mic over to a young boy who was surprisingly knowledgeable about her wage-gap campaign talking point. “My mother is complaining that she doesn’t get much more money than ...
Multiple conservatives had a field day yesterday mocking President Obama for crying during the speech in which he announced new executive actions on gun control. Some accused him of emotional manipulation, while others floated the idea that he used a ...
Hillary Stumped on Difference Between Democrats, Socialists
Chris Matthews stumped Hillary Clinton last night when he asked the Democratic front-runner to explain the difference between Democrats and socialists.
#ad#Clinton paused before beginning, ”Well you’d have to ask” — at which point Matthews interjected, “I’m asking ...
School-Voucher Rules Trip Up Student Success in Louisiana
All parents want their children to have the chance at a bright future. Just ask Mitzi Dillon of Louisiana. “My kids always come home talking about something fun, something new they learned, something positive,” Dillon said in a recent interview.
Obama’s Long Game on Guns
In the twilight of his presidency, with his goals of gun control unfulfilled, President Obama has pivoted to the long game. During a teary-eyed press conference yesterday, Obama lamented that federal legislation “won’t happen during my presidency.” But with ...
President Bill vs. Candidate Hillary
Hillary Clinton, still struggling to fend off the primary challenge from Bernie Sanders, deployed her “secret weapon” this week: her husband, Bill, who delivered his first campaign speech on her behalf in Nashua and Exeter, N.H.
One can understand ...
Reconciliation Is a Great Conservative Victory
For years, President Obama has been blind to the failures of Obamacare. Crumbling co-ops, dropped coverage, rising premiums, high deductibles, limited networks — Obamacare is failing. Many Democrats have merely paid lip service to the law while joining with Republicans and ...
As he enters the last full year of his presidency, Barack Obama remains bereft of the services of the one man who could make his administration complete.
I refer, of course, to Newt Gingrich.
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Those who have been marveling at Donald Trump’s political showmanship were given a reminder of who is the top showman of them all, when President Barack Obama went on television to make a pitch for his unilateral actions to ...
Why Do Women Have to Shout to Get Hillary to Hear Them on Sexual Assault?
While giving a speech at the University of Iowa this past September, Hillary Clinton made a sacred vow to all victims of sexual assault. “I want to send a message to all of the survivors,” she boldly declared. “Don’t ...
Oregon Standoff Reveals There Is No Adult Supervision of Federal Agencies in the West
‘Over the past two decades . . . government officials, and perhaps [others], entered into a literal, intentional conspiracy to deprive [the family members] not only of their [grazing] permits but also of their vested water rights. This behavior shocks the conscience.” These ...
University Policy: ‘Slight’ Neck-Touching Can Be ‘Sexual Battery’
East Carolina University’s new sexual harassment policy declares that even “slight” neck-touching can be considered a form of “sexual battery” and deserving of punishment.
According to the school’s new “Regulation on Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment and Other Forms ...
If Marco Rubio Is ‘Establishment’ Then ‘Establishment’ Has Lost Its Meaning
I must confess that I’m confused. I still have vivid memories of the tea-party revolution of 2010, when insurgent conservative candidates toppled incumbents and establishment favorites from coast to coast. This was the year of Rand Paul in Kentucky, Ron ...
What Social-Justice Warriors Could Learn from The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Netflix’s The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, a biting and successful satire of modern culture, follows Kimmy, a blissful do-gooder thrown into the middle of New York City and contemporary society after being rescued from a doomsday cult and 15 years’ captivity ...
Nowadays, We Marry Our Grad-School Sweetheart
No one is particularly surprised when two people with the same level of education — or even two people who graduated from the same college with the same degree, like my wife and I — become romantically involved. But what would it ...
Joshua Bell Rings in the New Year with the New York Philharmonic
Symphonic sensation Joshua Bell helped ring in the New Year at the New York Philharmonic’s first performance of 2016. The world-renowned violinist’s rousing contribution was the highlight of Saturday’s program, which ended far more enjoyably than it began.
New McCarthy Aide Wins Praise from Conservatives
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is kicking off the new year by tapping Will Dunham, executive director of the Republican Study Committee, as his new policy director, in another sign that relations between the conference’s establishment and conservative wings ...
The Bundys’ Occupation of an Oregon Wildlife Refuge Is Distasteful
The Malheur National Wildlife Refuge hasn’t heretofore been known as a locus of government tyranny, or much of anything else.
Saying that the refuge, established in 1908 by Theodore Roosevelt, is in the middle of nowhere makes it sound too ...
Trade Restrictions and Closed Borders Are Reminiscent of the 1930s
Battening down the hatches. That’s what America and much of the rest of the world seem to be doing today, in an eerie re-enactment, though to much less of a degree, of what America and the world did in ...