The Corner

An Embryo Is “Potential Life, Potential Life”

Tom Harkin’s enthusiasm for embryo-destroying research (I have C-SPAN 2 on in the background) should serve as a challenge to Catholic universities to do better (he’s fellow Catholic University of America alum). Of course, IVF didn’t come up when he was an undergrad, but if profs made a convincing case to him on some core principles, he might be saying something different on these new challenges.

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Politics & Policy

We’ll Regret This

Mitch McConnell says the president will sign the budget deal and he will also declare a national emergency to build the wall, as I expected. We’ll see the legal justifications he uses, but as a political and constitutional matter this is a long-term disaster. Oh, it might be good for Trump according to the ... Read More
Culture

Jussie Smollett Changes His Story Again

The actor Jussie Smollett continues to talk about the alleged January 29 attack on him during a frigid night in Chicago, giving Good Morning America his fullest description yet of his claims. It differs substantially from what he told police initially after the alleged assault. Smollett told GMA that the ... Read More
White House

The Failure of the Deal

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is Jonah Goldberg’s weekly “news”letter, the G-File. Subscribe here to get the G-File delivered to your inbox on Fridays. Dear Reader (But especially Sammie), I had my say on the emergency declaration yesterday, and I’m sure I’ll have to say it all again not very far ... Read More