The National Review Institute is now accepting applications for its next class of Washington Fellows. Each year, this competitive program brings together a small group of young conservative professionals in a variety of fields to meet with prominent figures in journalism, government, and the academy. Through readings, meetings, and dinner discussions over the course of the year, fellows will explore the major themes of the conservative intellectual movement and build a lasting network of peers who share a common interest in upholding the principles of a free society. Past events have featured speakers such as Charles Krauthammer, Jonah Goldberg, Michael Barone, Robert P. George, Charles Kesler, and Stephen Moore. If interested, please send your résumé and a concise statement of your interest in the program (no more than 500 words). Please send applications to WashingtonFellows@NRInstitute.org. Applications due by Friday, September 7, 2012.
American government is supposed to look and sound like George Washington. What it actually looks and sounds like is Henry Hill from Goodfellas: bad suit, hand out, intoning the eternal mantra: “F*** you, pay me.” American government mostly works by interposition, standing between us, the free people at ... Read More
The Russians are engaged in “information warfare” against the United States. That was the big soundbite at Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s press conference Friday afternoon, announcing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s election-meddling indictment against 13 Russians and three Russian ... Read More
It has become more urgent to ask: Why is there a special counsel in the Russia investigation? At this point, that question should be put to the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel — in the federal government, it’s the lawyers’ lawyer. To get down to brass tacks: May the president of the United ... Read More
To understand the American gun-control debate, you have to understand the fundamentally different starting positions of the two sides. Among conservatives, there is the broad belief that the right to own a weapon for self-defense is every bit as inherent and unalienable as the right to speak freely or practice ... Read More
The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) first infantilizes its audience, then banalizes it, and, finally, controls it through marketing. This commercial strategy, geared toward adolescents of all ages, resembles the Democratic party’s political manipulation of black Americans, targeting that audience through its ... Read More