Matthew Shaffer

Mr. Shaffer is a former William F. Buckley Fellow of the National Review Institute.

Mr. Shaffer is a former William F. Buckley Fellow of the National Review Institute.

The Great Separation

A few weeks ago I was sitting around in a park with some college buddies, and one us asked the rest of us how many friends we had from a ...

Afghan Central Bank Head Flees

The latest chapter in the long story of the corruption of Kabul Bank. Via the BBC:   The governor of Afghanistan’s central bank, Abdul Qadeer Fitrat, has resigned and fled the country, ...

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  Napoleon Linardatos recounts the eerily familiar history of the Greek debt-crisis.  Henry Olsen warns Republicans not to lose the white-working-class vote. Katrina Trinko investigates just how Mormon Jon Huntsman really is. Robert George ...
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Ages Apart

St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral in Manhattan is now known for the young-adult Mass, celebrated by Fr. Jonathan Morris, it hosts for a lively twentysomething Catholic community every Sunday at 7 ...

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  The Editors urge the FDA to consider potential benefits, not just potential risks, in approving new drugs. Brian Bolduc reports on a debate over pet stores in San Francisco. Chuck Colson reflects ...

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The Editors report on the NLRB’s latest attempt to expand union power, Dana Rohrbacher warns that replacing our “First to Invent” patent rights with “First to File” is inefficient and unjust. David ...

Mametspeak

I had the privilege of interviewing David Mamet on Sunday, about his latest book, The Secret Knowledge, and his newfound conservatism more generally. You can read about it here. The ...
Politics & Policy

David Mamet’s Exodus

There’s a fun game for long car rides called “Mametspeak.” It involves a nerdy group of friends talking without communicating — stumping every sentence, repeating words with random variations in ...

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Katherine Connell traces the history of the political hug. Owen Graham and Michaela Bendikova discuss a bad idea that just won’t die: the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. Heather Mac Donald argues that the administration’s ...

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Robert Costa previews the post-Weiner special election in NY. Barbara Lerner translates peace-process pieties into plain English. Victor Davis Hanson connects Weinergate to our burgeoning bureaucracy. Tony Woodlief asks what the founders would ...