The Corner

Re: No Fly

Dan, Jonah: Reports out of Libya are horrifying, but I think we want to be careful about stumbling into policing Libya. I’m guessing more people are being killed by machine guns on the ground than from the air. Are you going to bomb those machine guns and the ground forces wielding them, too? If not, you’ll look ineffectual. If so, you’re probably in for a full-blown humanitarian intervention. And remember: There will be accidents, and tribes aren’t good at forgiving and forgetting, no matter how pure your intentions.

Rich Lowry — Rich Lowry is the editor of National Review. He can be reached via email: 

Most Popular

Film & TV

The Mob Gets Kevin Hart

This week, shortly after being tapped to host the Oscars, Hollywood star Kevin Hart found himself on the wrong side of the woke social-justice warriors. His great sin: Years ago, he tweeted jokes referencing homosexuality. More egregiously, in 2010, he did a comedy bit in which he discussed not wanting his son, ... Read More
PC Culture

America Is Intolerably Intolerant

When you think of the sheer vindictiveness of what happened to Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray, it takes your breath away. On the very night of his greatest career triumph, a reporter dug up his old tweets (composed when he was a young teenager), reported on the most offensive insults, and immediately and ... Read More
Film & TV

Aquaman Stinks Like Last Month’s Fish

A  major plot point in Aquaman is the tidal wave of garbage with which the undersea folk attack us surface dwellers. These two groups are spoiling for a fight, but I always thought Warner Bros. and I got along pretty well. What did I do to deserve the tidal wave of garbage that is Aquaman itself? I refuse to ... Read More