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Keach Hagey on Covering Bain Capital

Keach Hagey has a story in Politico on why it is extremely difficult to get a clear picture of job losses and job gains across the firms in which Bain Capital took an ownership stake under Mitt Romney’s tenure as CEO.

Reihan Salam — Reihan Salam is executive editor of National Review and a National Review Institute policy fellow.

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Culture

‘Why Would Jussie Smollett Do This?’ They Cried

Brian Stelter, chief media correspondent for CNN, was baffled. “You know, we saw a lot of politicians and Hollywood celebrities and activists rally around Jussie Smollett's side as soon as he made these accusations several weeks ago,” he said on Saturday night after his own network, among others, had begun ... Read More
Film & TV

A Sublime Christian Masterpiece of a Film

‘There are two ways through life -- the way of nature and the way of grace,” remarks the saintly mother at the outset of The Tree of Life, one of the most awe-inspiring films of the 21st century. She continues: Grace doesn’t try please itself. It accepts being slighted, forgotten, disliked, accepts insults ... Read More