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.
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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 ...
It’s Time to Put an End to the NSA’s Bulk Collection of Americans’ Metadata
“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly ...
The Out-of-Control IRS, Rewriting Laws
The Supreme Court’s upcoming decision in King v. Burwell shines a light on the Internal Revenue Service’s practice of rewriting the Affordable Care Act to suit President Obama’s political agenda. What is lesser known is that this ...
What Kind of Scandal Would Force Hillary to Withdraw Her Candidacy?
Let’s get creative!
Imagine a scandal that would force Hillary Clinton to drop out of the 2016 presidential race.
#ad#A scandal so egregious that it would dissolve her donor base and trigger the Clinton’s loyal cabal of defenders ...
The Bloom Is off the Clinton Rose
The Hillary Clinton campaign is off to a surprisingly, and in some respects reassuringly, slow start. It has never been entirely clear what the source of the Clinton magic was, but it isn’t very lively right now.
There is ...
What ‘Right to Feel Safe’?
The current notion that we must avoid hurting anyone’s feelings is becoming oppressive. Particularly in academia, deviation from this standard can lead to educational or career consequences. Speaking up for gun rights, for instance, is virtually verboten; even a ...
Do the Clintons Even Care about How Their Myriad Scandals Affect Their Public Image?
I once had a boss who gave me some great advice, not just for managing people but for judging politicians: You forgive mistakes; you punish patterns. Everybody screws up. But if someone won’t learn from his mistakes and try ...
That Rioting in Baltimore? It’s All Our Fault
It’s never enough. American taxpayers have surrendered billions and billions and billions of dollars to the social-justice-spender-in-chief. But it’s never, ever enough.
The latest paroxysm of urban violence, looting, and recriminations in Baltimore prompted President Obama on Tuesday ...
To the People of Baltimore: Stop Making Things Worse
We condemn in the strongest terms the violence and looting that has been inflicted on the people of Baltimore. Whatever the zigzags of thought among those who perversely call themselves “liberals” while condoning the most illiberal of social mechanisms — freelance ...
Outlawing ‘Islamophobia’ Would Be Folly, Mr. Miliband
A few years back, when the American response to the horrors of September 11 reached its muscular zenith, dissenters from the cause liked to issue a pithy cri de coeur. “You can fight a nation or a person,” they would say ...
The Constitution Is Silent on Same-Sex Marriage
If the Supreme Court rules that all state governments must recognize same-sex unions as marriages, it will not just be saying that the view that marriage should be defined in law as the union of a man and a woman ...
Riot-Plagued Baltimore Is a Catastrophe Entirely of the Democratic Party’s Own Making
A few weeks ago, there was an election in Ferguson, Mo., the result of which was to treble the number of African Americans on that unhappy suburb’s city council. This was greeted in some corners with optimism — now, at ...
Obama’s Lawyer: Religious Institutions May Lose Tax-Exempt Status If Court Rules for Gay Marriage
Religious institutions could be at risk of losing their tax-exempt status due to their beliefs about marriage if the Supreme Court holds that gay couples have a constitutional right to wed, President Obama’s attorney acknowledged to the Supreme Court ...
The New Cultural Imperialism
The United Nations loves multiculturalism. Unless, of course, your culture doesn’t align with its progressive ideology on abortion and homosexuality. In that case, the U.N.’s muscle — i.e., the United States, buttressed by its liberal European allies — ...
Why Congress Must Give Obama Fast-Track Authority on the TPP
Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe is visiting America. And the prospective Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free-trade agreement is at the top of his agenda. But Abe has a problem.
#ad#Before taking on powerful domestic interests — such as the Japanese agricultural ...
How Five Years in the Air Force Shaped Rick Perry
Every presidential candidate wants to assure the electorate that he has a cool head in a crisis. Former Texas governor Rick Perry — once a captain in the U.S. Air Force — will have a leg up on the competition when ...
Has Spring Become the Season of Congressional Bipartisanship?
Like spring, bipartisanship is busting out all over. Even more so maybe: Washington in a time of alleged global warming is suffering through a chilly, wet springtime, but bipartisanship is sprouting up like gangbusters.
#ad#Exhibit A is the Corker-Cardin ...
Why Is Pakistan More Legitimate than Israel?
Whenever I have received a call from a listener to my radio show challenging Israel’s legitimacy, I have asked these people if they ever called a radio show to challenge any other country’s legitimacy. In particular, I ask, ...
Why Won’t the Media Hold Hillary to the Same Standard They Did Bob McDonnell?
In January, Robert F. McDonnell, 71st governor of Virginia, was sentenced to two years in prison followed by two years of supervised release after his conviction on eleven counts of public corruption. He, and especially his wife, behaved badly. But ...
‘Space’ to Riot: Baltimore’s Mayor Writes a License for Lawlessness
At his Friday press conference, Malik Z. Shabazz, itinerant inciter of outrage from the Washington, D.C.–based Black Lawyers for Justice, warned Baltimore that, to protest the mysterious death of Freddie Gray, “a wave will roll downtown to City ...
Like the President and Hillary, My Views on Marriage Have Evolved
I’ve evolved. In the not-so-distant past, I held a view that has since proven to be oppressive, a view of the law and culture that I now see as stifling the rights of others and damaging the fabric of ...
Hillary’s Mental-Illness Mistake
At a gathering in New Hampshire last Monday, Hillary Clinton announced that mental health will be a big part of her campaign. That could be a disaster for those with serious mental illness. To understand why, look back to January 25, 1993, ...
Justice Kennedy and Marriage: A Guide for the Perplexed
By his own logic, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy should lead the court’s majority in upholding individual states’ laws against same-sex marriage.
In the four conjoined cases on the subject set for oral argument April 28, the high court is ...
If the Pope Wants to Have a Truly Moral Climate-Change Debate, Here Are a Few Ideas
Kudos to Pope Francis for calling a conference, scheduled for tomorrow, emphasizing the moral dimensions of climate change. It’s about time we took a clear and sober look at an issue that can cause so much harm to so ...
Is Jonathan Gruber — the MIT economist who seemingly dropped out of public view after he was caught on camera bragging about how he and other Obamacare architects misled the American public — now advising the Department of Labor?
No evidence indicates ...
‘We can barely agree on a Mother’s Day resolution.”
Dana Perino, who was a White House press secretary for President George W. Bush and is now co-host of the Fox News Channel’s The Five, makes a plea for ...
George Washington University’s Swastika Problem
When tyranny arrives on these shores, it isn’t going to start off looking like something out of George Orwell — it’s going to look a lot like college, which is why the sort of people who twice made Barack ...
Why Lindsey Graham Would Make for a Fun Addition to the 2016 Field
In 1994, Lindsey Graham, then a 39-year-old South Carolina legislator, ran for Congress in a district that he said had not elected a Republican since Union guns made it do so during Reconstruction. He promised that in Washington he would be “...
The Disgraceful Republican Cave-in on Loretta Lynch
Hillary Clinton didn’t have such a bad week after all. Sure, she’s reeling from the latest unseemly revelations about the Clinton Foundation family piggy bank. But they’re only marginally worse than earlier unseemly revelations about the Clinton ...
Donald Trump’s Yuuge Hypocrisy
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Dear Reader (and Sid Blumenthal who, like some albino monk in a Dan Brown ...
A ‘Little’ New Movie Packs a Powerful Punch
‘Partner, do you believe we can do this?”
“Partner, I believe we can do this.”
That’s from a conversation between a father (Michael Rapaport) and his young son, Pepper, known as “Little Boy” (Jakob Salvati) in the movie with ...
Snarking Hillary Is Not the Way to the White House
A number of GOP candidates are engaging in Hillary-bashing over allegations that she used her office as secretary of state to help her husband’s business dealings, prop up speech-making fees, and grease the path for foreign governments to donate ...
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, ...
Ivy League Students Launch Mock Slave Auction to Protest a Frat’s Beyonce Doll
Students at the University of Pennsylvania staged a mock slave auction outside of a fraternity house to protest the fact that a Beyonce blow-up doll had appeared in its Christmas-card photo more than four months ago.
The purpose of the ...
Despite a tremendous effort over several decades to determine the root causes of inner-city riots, we still know little about what causes them. To describe them is often inappropriately thought to explain them.
#ad#Since the 1960s, they have occurred ...
Poverty, Despair, and Big Government
Let’s get this out of the way right at the start: There is no excuse — no acceptable reason — for the rioting in Baltimore this week. But, that said, there are lessons to be learned about the failures of government ...
What Are Baltimore's Rioters Trying to 'Communicate'?
‘A riot is the language of the unheard.”
Martin Luther King Jr. was not condoning riots when he used that line (which he did on several occasions, Time magazine notes). But that is of little concern to the many who ...
The Clean Power Plan Is No Climate Fix
The Clean Power Plan is among the most controversial mandates ever attempted by the federal bureaucracy. The Environmental Protection Agency has received over 1.6 million comments on the proposed regulation, which seeks to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the electricity-generation sector ...
Congress, Here’s How To Prepare for King v. Burwell
Chairman Vitter, Ranking Member Shaheen, and members of the Committee, thank you for your invitation to discuss King v. Burwell, a case concerning the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) currently before the Supreme Court. King v. Burwell challenges ...
How Ronald Reagan Completely Changed My Political Outlook
I grew up in Detroit, in an environment where one was supposed to be a Democrat and where people constantly told me that Republicans were evil and racist people. As I entered my teenage years, I did not have the ...
How Jeb Bush Lost the Sheldon Adelson Primary
Most Republican presidential contenders are trying to woo GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson, who in 2012 demonstrated his ability to bankroll a campaign almost singlehandedly when he kept former House speaker Newt Gingrich’s presidential prospects alive long after most expected him ...
Fitness-Supplement Company under Fire for Using a Fit Person in an Advertisement
Hundreds of people are planning to protest at Hyde Park in London on Saturday because a company dared to use an image of a fit woman to sell a fitness supplement.
The offending ad was for Protein World’s “Weight ...
Budget Reconciliation Is Not the Silver Bullet Obamacare’s Foes Hoped It Would Be
When then-Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell conceded, days before the 2014 midterms, that a full repeal of Obamacare would require 60 votes, the conservative activist wing of the GOP exploded.
“This is why nobody believes Mitch McConnell anymore,” said Mary Vought, spokeswoman ...
Mike Lee: Kennedy and Roberts Are the Swing Votes on Same-Sex Marriage
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy showed less support than expected for the argument in favor of holding that gay couples have a constitutional right to get married, according to Senator Mike Lee (R., Utah).
“I expected a little bit more ...
The Left’s Burning Cities
In Baltimore, as the National Guard steps in, curfews are imposed, and business owners pick up the pieces from their burned-out, looted stores, let’s not forget why one more American city has been torn apart by racial violence. Blue ...
How Does the Government Decide What Is — and What Is Not — ‘Toxic’?
An increasingly frequent and worrisome phenomenon that unnecessarily threatens human health and the natural environment is “regrettable substitutions,” which refers to bans or limitations on certain products, even though the alternatives might pose risks that are uncertain or greater. It ...
‘You’re Fired — Now Train Your Replacement’
What could get self-proclaimed socialist Bernie Sanders and rock-ribbed Republican Jim Inhofe to agree? The two senators have teamed up in their support for an investigative enquiry into the billion-dollar utility Southern California Edison, which has been firing American tech ...
The Strange Case of Modern Immigration
Is immigrating from less-developed countries to the West a good or a bad thing, for host and guest? Is the immigrant angry at, or nostalgic for, the country he left? Is he thankful to or resentful of the country he ...
In Its Case against Google, the EU Is Confusing Competitors with Competition
We all make mistakes and some of us learn from them. What is even better is to learn from other people’s mistakes, where they pay for those mistakes while we learn free of charge.
#ad#Many Americans who say ...
The Anti-Charlie Hebdo Fifth Column
If there is any group of people on the planet that should feel solidarity with the slain editors of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, it is writers.
Appropriately enough, the writers group PEN America is giving its annual Freedom ...
Balitmore Right Now . . .
West Baltimore. Can’t see a thing past Pennsylvania. pic.twitter.com/ucvxG8Crff
— Joel D. Anderson (@byjoelanderson) April 27, 2015
It’s not clear if the smoke is tear gas or smoke from fires. Alec Mac Gillis is right that it’...
Nearly a Decade into Their Epic Feud, Huckabee and the Club for Growth Prepare to Fight Another Round
If, as many suspect him to, Mike Huckabee announces a presidential bid in Hope, Arkansas, on May 5, he’ll enter the race with some unique advantages. But he’ll also be burdened by a furious rivalry with a conservative activist ...
‘Tolerant’ Liberals Start Insulting Bruce Jenner When He Says He’s Conservative
During his interview with Diane Sawyer that aired on Friday night, Bruce Jenner revealed that he’s questioned his gender identity his whole life, that he’s considered suicide, and that he took hormones for the first time in the 1980...
The All-Important Race for Iowa's Evangelicals Is Wide Open
‘The Evangelical voting bloc is a dead thing,” Iowa Republican activist Tom Stockebrand says, a glint of mischief in his eye. A top state party official nods in agreement. “If you didn’t see it tonight, it’s 2015 now. Those ...
Less than a month after it was signed in Lausanne, Switzerland, the framework nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 powers is already beginning to pay dividends — for Iran, that is.
Even before the April 2 accord, the enforced isolation that ...
Education: The Conservative Debate
Last week in National Review, Justus Myers and Phillip Wallach argued that conservatives are misapplying their principles to the circumstances of the moment by opposing the Student Success Act (H.R. 5), a proposed reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education ...
David Clarke: The Sheriff as Rebel
In January 2013, a 32-second radio advertisement was broadcast in Milwaukee, and — quite by accident — a political star was born. Hoping to encourage local residents to play a part in their own protection, the commercial’s progenitor went firmly on the ...
Pope Francis, Green Conservative?
In advance of Pope Francis’s green encyclical, forthcoming this summer, the Vatican on Tuesday will host a summit titled “Protect the Earth, Dignify Humanity: The Moral Dimensions of Climate Change and Sustainable Development.” Political conservatives reading that can be ...
Are Democratic Insiders Starting to Panic about Hillary?
Washington, D.C. — The annual White House Correspondent’s Dinner is indeed — as President Obama put it last night — “where Washington celebrates itself.” Little real news is ever made, but Beltway media, politicians, and consultants attend in such large numbers ...
Three Scenarios for Hillary Clinton
The dominating story about Hillary Clinton lately has been her mishandling of government e-mails. Meanwhile, it is widely agreed that foreign policy and national security will play a large role in the presidential election of 2016 — larger than in 2008 and 2012. Conventional ...
If South Vietnam Were Free Today . . .
April 30 will be the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon. Forty years after the U.S. abandoned South Vietnam, it’s possible that the most universally accepted lie in American history is that America’s Indochinese intervention was a ...
King of the Hill Showed that Conservatism Can Thrive on Prime Time
After suffering a defeat in the 2012 presidential election, dejected conservatives surveyed a television landscape filled with liberal-leaning programs and feared that the culture was lost. They need not have worried: Programming featuring traditional values has in fact thrived on TV ...
English Majors sans Shakespeare
‘There is hardly a pioneer’s hut which does not contain a few odd volumes of Shakespeare,” Alexis de Tocqueville writes in Democracy in America, recalling his travels across the country in the early 19th century and suggesting the scope ...
Now she knows how I feel. In a statement posted to her campaign website, Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts laments that the Obama administration has kept secret the details of the Trans-Pacific Partnership — TPP for short — the decade-in-the-making free trade ...
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 ...