College Basketball Season Begins Under a Cloud of Scandal
Although it is plausible to suspect this, it is not true that the Credit Mobilier scandal of the late 1860s–early 1870s (financial shenanigans by politicians and others surrounding construction of the Union Pacific Railroad) and the 1920s Teapot Dome …
Trump Arranges Release of UCLA Basketball Players from China
Three members of the University of California, Los Angeles, basketball team are en route to the United States following a week-long detainment in China. The players, LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley, and Jalen Hill, all freshmen, were questioned and told they …
The Warriors Won’t Go to the White House — What W Would Have Done
The Boston Red Sox won the World Series in 2004. A few months later, they went to the White House for the traditional round of presidential congratulations.
Manny Ramirez was a no-show. Why? He didn’t like the president, George W. …
Last fall, I traveled to two of the three Baltic states: Latvia and Estonia. I was there to report on NATO, Russia, and all that. When I arrived in Riga, the Latvian capital, practically the first words I heard were “…
Filling Out Your 2015 NCAA Bracket
We didn’t get our tips and tricks in before tip-off of the fake-first-round play-in game, but never fear: the National Review bracket rules are here before the Big Dance starts in earnest. So take another look at your bracket and …
The President’s Busy Morning: Russia Announcement, ESPN Radio
This morning President Obama announced new sanctions on Russia for that country’s aggression in Crimea and threatening gestures toward Ukraine and Eastern Europe.
Then the president did an interview with ESPN’s Colin Cowherd.
This is the home page of WhiteHouse….
Donald Trump vs. LaVar Ball
Happy Thanksgiving Week! Making the click-through worthwhile: A qualified defense of Trump’s tweet about LaVar Ball, how we’re outsourcing our thinking about political figures, and the ugly truth about Democratic Senate candidate Doug Jones.
A Ball Goes Out …
Impromptus: Say it ain’t so, Kyrie, &c.
Kyrie Irving is a basketball star, late of the Cleveland Cavaliers, now with the Boston Celtics. He made a splash early this year when he said that he believed the earth is flat — not round (or spherical, should we …
Impromptus: The Marine (Le Pen) Corps, &c.
The illiberal, Putin-friendly Right seems to be growing in America, and elsewhere. I started at a photo the other day. It was taken last month, but I hadn’t seen it until last week. It showed two U.S. congressmen …
Here’s a Conservative Reason to Root for Every One of the 64 March Madness Teams
With the NCAA basketball tournament kicking off today, National Review has examined the field and determined there is a reason for conservatives in good conscience to root for each and every one of the 64 teams that made the proper opening …
Racist Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Has Only Contributed to Democrats
L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling, whom commentators tried to tie to the Republican party immediately after his alleged racist statements became public, has in fact only given money to Democratic candidates, according to campaign-contribution records.
Sterling is in hot …