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Katrina Trinko unpacks the political consequences of “paycheck protection” in Wisconsin.

David Klinghoffer observes the disconnect between the proven efficacy of adult stem cells, and the media’s fixation on embryonic stem cells.

Victor Davis Hanson lists twelve reasons why war in Iraq in 2003 made more sense than kinetic action in Libya in 2011.

Michael Tanner worries that the focus on the debt obscures the more fundamental debate about the proper scope of government.

Conrad Black argues that the official number underrate inflation: Nations have been devaluing their currency in union.

Robert Levy sees no necessary ideological division: onerous licensing regulations for interior designers are bad from every perspective.

NRO’s unpaid writers explain why they donate their time — and you should donate your money.

Jay Cost handicaps the Republicans’ 2012 horses for Kathryn Jean Lopez.

John Miller excerpts from his new book, The Big Scrum: How Teddy Roosevelt Saved Football, with a reflection on the overemphasis on safety.

Thomas Sowell finds only one justification for taxes: raising revenue, not symbolic confiscation.

Michelle Malkin wants our antiquated retirement age to get with the times.

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Politics & Policy

Students’ Anti-Gun Views

Are children innocents or are they leaders? Are teenagers fully autonomous decision-makers, or are they lumps of mental clay, still being molded by unfolding brain development? The Left seems to have a particularly hard time deciding these days. Take, for example, the high-school students from Parkland, ... Read More
PC Culture

Kill Chic

We live in a society in which gratuitous violence is the trademark of video games, movies, and popular music. Kill this, shoot that in repugnant detail becomes a race to the visual and spoken bottom. We have gone from Sam Peckinpah’s realistic portrayal of violent death to a gory ritual of metal ripping ... Read More

Romney Is a Misfit for America

Mitt’s back. The former governor of Massachusetts and occasional native son of Michigan has a new persona: Mr. Utah. He’s going to bring Utah conservatism to the whole Republican party and to the country at large. Wholesome, efficient, industrious, faithful. “Utah has a lot to teach the politicians in ... Read More
Law & the Courts

What the Second Amendment Means Today

The horrifying school massacre in Parkland, Fla., has prompted another national debate about guns. Unfortunately, it seems that these conversations are never terribly constructive — they are too often dominated by screeching extremists on both sides of the aisle and armchair pundits who offer sweeping opinions ... Read More

Fire the FBI Chief

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
Film & TV

Black Panther’s Circle of Hype

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