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.

Conspiracy Theories Revisited

On June 1st, about a week before Anthony Weiner came clean that the now-infamous picture posted on twitter was of him, he told Rachel Maddow, “I’m kind of concerned how ...

A Few More Numbers

Via the Economix blog, I find this graph, produced by labor economist Andrew Sum:  We all know it’s a tough economy right now, particularly on the young. That — a rise ...

Re: Congratulations

Weinergate is unfolding pretty quickly today, and Rep. Anthony Weiner’s initial claim that his offending tweet was sent by a hacker now looks extremely improbable. But let’s suppose it is — ...

From MENA

…two significant pieces of news: 1) Longtime Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh has fled to Saudi Arabia for “medical treatment,” after he was, by some accounts, wounded in an attack by ...

On the Home Page

  Jim Lacey highlights some of the fault lines in the Chinese economy, which have brought some manufacturers back to the U.S. Nat Brown unearths some stories about Keith Olbermann from his ...

On the Home Page

  The Editors uphold the Supreme Court’s decision on Arizona’s E-verify, against the Obama administration and the Chamber of Commerce. Charles Krauthammer pillories Obama’s speech on the Arab world for undermining Israel’s ...

On the Home Page

  Robert Costa reports from the Republican loss in NY-26. Jim Lacey explains why increasing government spending does not reduce the deficit. Katrina Trinko tails Jon Huntsman through the Granite State. Andy McCarthy accuses ...