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Five Things You Should Know about National Review Institute’s 2019 Ideas Summit

Senator Marco Rubio (R, Fla.) delivers remarks at the National Review Institute 2015 Ideas Summit in Washington, D.C., May 1, 2015. (Gary Cameron/Reuters)
  1. It takes place March 28–29 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, D.C.
  2. The Summit’s theme is “The Case for the American Experiment.” Help us make the case.
  3. At the big Whittaker Chambers Award dinner Thursday night, we’ll be honoring Mark Janus for his diligent efforts to protect the First Amendment rights of government employees.
  4. Adam Carolla has confirmed to appear at the “Night Owl” following the dinner. He’ll be talking about free speech and his new movie, No Safe Spaces.
  5. Adam’s just the latest addition to an already star-studded speaker line-up, which includes Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos; Senator Marco Rubio; Congressman Dan Crenshaw; Kevin Hassett, chairman of the president’s Council of Economic Advisers; Brooke Rollins, head of the White House Office of American Innovation; Tucker Carlson; Tammy Bruce; Robert Bryce; the Honorable James L. Buckley; Matthew Continetti; Charles C. W. Cooke; Lee Edwards; David French; Jonah Goldberg; Leonard Leo; Kathryn Jean Lopez; Richard Lowry; Andrew C. McCarthy; Jay Nordlinger; John O’Sullivan; Ramesh Ponnuru; Reihan Salam; Mike Sommers; Luke Thompson; Kevin D. Williamson; and John Yoo.

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