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On Friday we serve up a new edition of NROriginals, the free weekly newsletter that brings you select articles from the early days of NR. This time we look back at the August 16, 1974 issue, and feature three pieces: the cover story, which provides a speechwriter’s view of the final days of Vice President Spiro Agnew, a James Burnham column on the Cyprus coup and the Greek Colonels, and one critic standing athwart the too-muchness of the Now Generation yelling Stop! It’s all groovy conservatism. To make sure you receive it, and all future editions of NROriginals, sign up here. While there you can also get our other free publications: Jim Geraghty’s weekday must-read, Morning Jolt, our afternoon guide to online fare, NRO Digest, and Jonah’s wise and witty weekly rumination, The Goldberg File.

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An Enduring Error

Editor’s Note: The following piece originally appeared in City Journal. It is reprinted here with permission. Fifty-one years ago, in July 1967, in response to an explosion of rioting in poor black urban neighborhoods around the United States, President Lyndon B. Johnson created the National Advisory ... Read More

Confirm Pompeo

What on earth are the Democrats doing? President Trump has nominated CIA director Mike Pompeo, eminently qualified by any reasonable standard, to be America’s 70th secretary of state. And yet the Senate Democrats, led by Chuck Schumer, have perverted the advice and consent clause of the Constitution into a ... Read More

The Mournful, Magnificent Sally Mann

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