The New South Is Better Than Its Critics
It is telling that the South Carolina governor who called for the removal of the Confederate battle flag from the grounds of the state Capitol is a woman, an Indian-American — and a Republican.
The rush to efface the Confederate symbol ...
King v. Burwell and the Triumph of the Administrative State
Shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling in King v. Burwell on Thursday, President Obama made a statement that began, “Five years ago, after nearly a century of talk, decades of trying, a year of bipartisan debate — ...
The Anti-Constitutional Consequences of King v. Burwell
Conservatives are dismayed about the Supreme Court’s complicity in rewriting the Affordable Care Act — its ratification of the IRS’s disregard of the statute’s plain and purposeful language. But they have contributed to this outcome. Their decades of ...
The Supreme Court’s Bad ‘Disparate Impact’ Decision
The Supreme Court today ruled 5–4 (Justice Kennedy writing the majority opinion, joined by the four liberals) that “disparate impact” claims may be brought under the Fair Housing Act. The Court’s decision is, needless to say, disappointing. It fails to ...
King v. Burwell: An Embarrassing Decision
With his opinion in King v. Burwell, Chief Justice John Roberts has sent a clear message to Barack Obama, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi: “You can count on me.” Or, to use the language of younger readers, “I got your ...
Roberts Gets It Wrong Again
The Affordable Care Act was drafted with extraordinary carelessness given its importance, and conservatives who say that the Obama administration has implemented it contrary to its plain meaning have strong arguments. So opined six justices of the Supreme Court, including ...
Republicans Have Alternatives to Obamacare
Before Democrats passed Obamacare, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi infamously said they had “to pass the bill to find out what’s in it.” The Supreme Court’s decision today doesn’t change the facts: Obamacare was so poorly ...
How Obama Is Selling Out the Middle East to Iran
A running theme of pro-Israel Democrats is that President Obama’s approach to achieving a nuclear deal with Iran is consistent with his “unshakable” support for the Jewish state. In that view, nothing that the administration has done undermines President ...
Gemma Bovery: Flaubert for the 21st Century
Gemma Bovery, the new French film directed by Anne Fontaine (Coco before Chanel) and based on the witty graphic novel by Posy Simmonds, is something of a satiric take on Flaubert’s famous novel Madame Bovary. The story begins with ...
Why Abortion Groups Are Not Challenging Laws to Protect Pain-Capable Unborn Children
The West Virginia law banning elective abortion after five months, or 20 weeks, took effect near the end of May. Normally we would not be surprised if Planned Parenthood or some other plaintiff had already filed suit challenging the law.
In Greece’s Equality-of-Outcome Mentality, a Default Is Morally Justified
For almost six years Greece has been on the cusp of financial disaster. Its Northern European and international creditors have extended loans, suspended interest payments, and forgiven some debt.
But European lenders have also stubbornly kept to the old-fashioned principle ...
Freddie Gray Autopsy Report Deals Blow to Murder Charges
Baltimore prosecutor Marilyn Mosby has withheld the autopsy report on Freddie Gray from defense counsel and the public for nearly two months. It is the report on which she relied to file murder and other charges against six police officers, ...
Washington Post: Bobby Jindal Not Indian Enough
Bobby Jindal is running for president of the United States with a résumé that includes governor of Louisiana, two-term congressman, secretary of Louisiana’s health department, alumnus of the Bush Administration, and Rhodes Scholar. He’s also second-generation Indian ...
Would-Be Clinton Campaign Intern Calls on Hillary to Pay Her Interns
Pratt Institute graduate Carolyn Osorio was over-the-moon when Hillary Clinton announced in April that she’d be taking another shot at the White House. The self described “girl who slept in a Hillary for President T-shirt for most of 2007, cried ...
Amazon and eBay: No More Confederate Flags, but Nazis and Mao Are Fine
Due to some combination of activist journalism and corporate conscience, major retailers such as Amazon, eBay, Target, and Wal-Mart are removing Confederate flags and other types of Confederate memorabilia from their shelves. Let’s pause for a moment and applaud ...
Jindal Announces Presidential Bid
Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal officially announced his campaign for the presidency on Wednesday.
“My name is Bobby Jindal, and I am running for President of the United States of America,” Jindal wrote in a blog post previewing his formal announcement ...
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 ...
Liberals Are Playing a Racial Shell Game
Let me get this straight.
Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren is something of a dashboard saint to American liberals, principally for her retrograde leftism on economics. It was alleged a few years ago that she spent much of her professional career ...
On Lowering the Confederate Flag
After a massacre like the one at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, our immediate reaction is to do something. Something, for politicians, means legislation. And for Democratic politicians, this means gun control.
It’s the all-purpose, go-to, knee-jerk solution. Within ...
The Confederate Flag Outrage Spirals Out of Control: Now You Can’t Have It in Civil War Videogames
Want to smash the Confederacy like General Meade did, skirmish by skirmish, on your iPhone? Now you’re out of luck — or at least you’ll have a hard time identifying the enemy.
Apple has yanked a series of Civil ...
Cruz Summons Top Donors to Colorado Springs
Texas senator Ted Cruz is summoning the biggest donors to his presidential campaign to Colorado Springs in mid-July.
Cruz and his top bundlers — those who, according to a top campaign aide, “have met or exceeded their finance goals” by raising ...
Campus Survey's Trigger Warning: May Contain ‘Anatomical Names of Body Parts’
Campus-climate surveys distributed at several major universities included a trigger warning to alert students that some of the questions would contain “anatomical names of body parts” because apparently seeing those words might be traumatic.
“TRIGGER WARNING: Some of the questions ...
ASU Spent $500,000 to Host Clinton Conference Other Universities Hosted for Free
Since 2008, the Clinton Global Initiative University, an entity of the Clinton Foundation, has hosted an annual conference at one lucky college or university in the United States. Several of the host schools in recent years have held the conference without ...
Scalia Slams Roberts as Biased In Obamacare Cases
In a blistering dissent from the majority in King v. Burwell this morning, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said President Obama’s signature domestic policy achievement should be called “SCOTUScare” rather than Obamacare, in light of how many times ...
Perhaps soon in Muslim countries some provocateur will hold an “Everyone Draw the Confederate Flag” contest. Social Justice Warriors might crash it with strongly worded pickets, and perhaps some damning chants (“Hey Hey Ho Ho / Racist men were Duke and ...
Republicans Should Help Bernie Sanders to Weaken Hillary
Support Bernie Sanders!
This is a call to action for every Republican anxious to win back the White House in 2016.
Bernie Sanders, the socialist U.S. senator from Vermont, is now surging in his quest to win the 2016 Democratic presidential ...
‘Souls on Ice’ and the Exploited Women Who Would Be Their Surrogate Mothers
Rich Hollywood celebrity meets boy and falls in love. Couple makes plans to start a family and live happily ever after. However, this story had no fairytale ending but rather a nasty breakup splattered all over the tabloids.
#ad#In 2010, ...
House Republicans Considering Impeachment of IRS Head over Stonewalling in Lois Lerner Investigation
House Republicans investigating the IRS’s targeting of tea-party groups are seriously considering an effort to impeach IRS commissioner John Koskinen or other agency employees for “culpable misdemeanors” pertaining to the destruction of e-mails written by Lois Lerner, the former ...
Some Uncomfortable Questions for Candidate Clinton
Hillary Clinton’s reticence is drowning out her message, which is that she is the cure for the many ailments that afflict America during a second Democratic presidential term. Senator Charles Schumer (D., N.Y.) has called her “the most ...
Professor Calls for ‘Men Control’ to Stop Gun Violence
An associate professor of women’s studies at the University of Maryland posted a series of tweets calling for “men control” and saying that “if someone bombed Rush Limbaugh’s office” it would be wrong for people to express solidarity ...
MSNBC Guest Asks Representative Elise Stefanik if Colleagues Treat Her Like 'That Girl'
During an appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Tuesday, Representative Elise Stefanik (R-NY), the newly minted youngest member of congress, was asked if she is treated by her colleagues as the congresswoman she is “as opposed to that girl.”
How Obama Invites Jihadists to Take Americans Hostage
When it comes to national security, perception matters. Ultimately, American adversaries assess two things: America’s stated policies, and how those policies are pursued. From these assessments, our adversaries shape their perceptions of U.S. resolve and develop strategies to ...
Larry Kudlow and NRSC Renew Discussions on Senate Run
Larry Kudlow and the National Republican Senatorial Committee have exchanged flirtations in the past. Now, the former Reagan economic aide and the organization tasked with protecting the GOP’s Senate majority in 2016 are once again mulling the possibility of Kudlow ...
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 ...