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  • Linda Bridges, RIP

    3h By Jack Fowler
    Our colleague, who worked at National Review for over four decades, including as Managing Editor, Senior Editor, and Editor-at-Large, and as a personal assistant to William F. Buckley Jr., passed away this evening at Calvary Hospital in The Bronx, after a…
  • What Next for Health-Care Reform? Possible Strategies for the GOP

    Sat 9:29pm By Fred Bauer
    The death of the American Health Care Act has been greatly exaggerated — not because it is likely to be revived (at least in its current form) but because it might never have really been alive in the first place.Many of the provisions of the bill were…
  • This Day in Liberal Judicial Activismandmdash;March 25

    Sat 8:00am By Ed Whelan
    1987—So much for the express ban on employment discrimination set forth in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Justice Brennan’s majority opinion in Johnson v. Transportation Agency holds that a Santa Clara County agency “appropriately took into…
  • The GOP Is Better Locally Than Nationally

    Sat 5:51am By Charles C. W. Cooke
    North Dakota has quietly passed "constitutional carry":BISMARCK, N.D. – Governor Doug Burgum today signed legislation allowing law-abiding citizens to carry a concealed handgun if they have possessed a valid North Dakota driver’s license or state ID card…
  • One Young Woman’s Practical Wisdom about Virtuous Living

    Sat 4:00am By NR Interview
    I didn’t go to Harvard and couldn’t have even in my wildest dreams -- for myriad test-score, financial, and Yankee-fan reasons. But when I opened up How I Stayed Catholic at Harvard, I encountered a great and handy guide to practical wisdom for living a…
  • Close Encounters with a ‘Living Constitution’

    Sat 4:00am By Jonah Goldberg
    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 (Not including anyone who includes auto-play videos on your websites. You should have a…
  • Islam and the Jihad in London

    Sat 4:00am By Andrew C. McCarthy
    It was a careful choice of words, Bernard Lewis being nothing if not careful. In 2004, the West audibly gasped when its preeminent scholar of Islam famously told the German newspaper Die Welt,“Europe will be Islamic by the end of the century,” if not…
  • Trump Haters Call for Presidential Assassination

    Sat 4:00am By Deroy Murdock
    Never in my 53 years have I seen people so casually and cavalierly advocate the murder of the president of the United States. Trump haters are eager to make assassination great again.Such comments are not just muttered by demented vagrants as they relax on…
  • The Endgame

    Sat 12:02am By Rich Lowry
    We're starting to get reporting on the internal details of the health-care debate. This bit from Shane Goldmacherandnbsp;and Josh Dawseyandnbsp;at Politicoandnbsp;on the final hours is notable:But even as Trump and his top advisers wanted to forge ahead, they…
  • The Movie Man

    Sat 12:00am By Matthew Continetti
    What is a conservative? Hard to say these days, especially when discussing politics. But the mission of a cultural conservative endures: to save the best that has been thought, said, written, composed, photographed. And made into motion pictures.By this…
  • Don't Give Up After 3 Lackluster Weeks

    Fri 11:28pm By Rich Lowry
    Our editorial notes that a silver living is thatandnbsp;progress was made on forging a party consensus on replace and urges the GOP not to quit after less than a month at this:Cutting regulations could be key to finishing the unification of the party. The…
  • What an Engaged Party and President Looks Like

    Fri 11:19pm By Rich Lowry
    Philip Klein has a brutal assessment of the GOP failure on Obamacare that includes this paragraph reminding us of what Democrats did to push the ball over the finish line:One has to admire the commitment that Democrats and Obama had to delivering something…
  • A Debacle with Many Fathers

    Fri 11:04pm By Rich Lowry
    Paul Ryan is going to take the most blame for the failure of repeal and replace, and rightly so. He had the ball, and it ended up being a debacle. He gambled this his close vote would be more like the close votes of Nancy Pelosi, who had a president of her own…
  • Dogs Detect Cancer from Bandage

    Fri 8:40pm By Wesley J. Smith
    This is amazing.Dogs can sniff out cancer from a piece of cloth which had touched the breast of a woman with a tumour, researchers said Friday, announcing the results of an unusual, but promising, diagnostic trial.With just six months of training, a pair of…
  • Krauthammer’s Take: Democrats Have Created the Expectation of Universal Health Care

    Fri 8:17pm By NR Staff
    In light of Republican failure to pass the American Health Care Act, Charles Krauthammer dismissed the idea that Chuck Schumer would try to work with Republicans at all, since the Democrats are moving toward a single-payer system as the country increasingly…
  • Amy Hagstrom Miller vs. Judge Neil Gorsuch

    Fri 7:45pm By Ramesh Ponnuru
    I just watched the testimony of the founder and president of the Whole Woman’s Health Clinic, the Texas abortion clinic that won a Supreme Court case against state regulations, at Judge Gorsuch'sandnbsp;confirmation hearings. Some lowlights:At about 1:24,…
  • A Brilliant New Old Musical

    Fri 7:32pm By Deroy Murdock
    If you find yourself in Gotham City this weekend, don’t miss Cole Porter’s “The New Yorkers” at the gorgeously renovated City Center theater on West 55th Street. This is the first time that this lost (and now restored) madcap musical has been staged…
  • A Sad Day for GOP Voters

    Fri 6:48pm By David French
    The instant I learned that House leaders had pulled their health care bill, my mind flashed back to seven long years of campaign promises and fundraising pitches. The GOP fought its way to electoral ascendancy in part through consistent, steadfast, and loud…
  • Trump Learns the Hard Way That Policy Details Matter

    Fri 6:39pm By Jim Geraghty
    The good news is no one can say President Trump didn’t try to persuade House Republicans that they should pass the American Health Care Act. He invited lawmakers to the White House, dispatched his key aides to Capitol Hill, worked the phones, cajoled,…
  • Reboot

    Fri 6:21pm By The Editors
    ‘Debacle” does not have to be the last word on Republican efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare. They can still improve the health-care system, reduce the power of the federal government, and make good on important campaign promises -- but only if they…
  • Republicans Surrender on Health Care

    Fri 5:16pm By Ramesh Ponnuru
    Conservatives shouldn'tandnbsp;be dismayed by the failure of the Republican bill--against which there were excellent arguments. They shouldn't even be dismayed by the fact that the bill was so flawed. Health care is a huge and complicated issue, different…
  • The Art of the Fumble

    Fri 4:58pm By Kevin D. Williamson
    Donald Trump, the great negotiator, failed to talk Republicans into voting for a Republican health-care bill. A few thoughts:One, Trump’s reputation as a maker of great deals has been oversold. Replacing decades of bad health-care law and bad…
  • Feinstein’s Anti-Corporation Rhetoric Doesn’t Square with Her Corporate Campaign Donations

    Fri 4:31pm By Austin Yack
    During this week’s Supreme Court nomination hearings, Senator Dianne Feinstein, the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, portrayed Judge Neil Gorsuch as a biased judge who has consistently ruled in favor of corporations. If Gorsuch is not for the…
  • Health-Care Reform Won’t Fix What Really Hurts American Health

    Fri 4:30pm By David French
    In 2016, two truths were revealed at once. First, the percentage of uninsured Americans hit a record low -- a mere 8.6 percent. In 2010, almost 50 million Americans lacked health insurance. By the beginning of 2016 that number had plunged to 27.3 million. This…
  • Twitter, Facebook, and More

    Fri 4:30pm By Ed Whelan
    Just a reminder: If you’re interested, my Twitter handle is @EdWhelanEPPC, and my Facebook page isandnbsp;www.facebook.com/EdWhelanEPPC.You’re also welcome to joinandnbsp;my e-mail distribution list forandnbsp;selectedandnbsp;posts of mine from Bench Memos…
  • Today’s Terrorists, Tomorrow’s Statesmen?

    Fri 4:14pm By John O'Sullivan
    Yesterday in the House of Commons, U.K. leaders and MPs from all parties declared with restrained dignity and admirable unanimity that the terrorist who murdered a policeman and three other people, and who severely maimed (and may yet kill) more than 30…
  • Mother Claims Her Four-Year-Old Was Suspended for Bringing a Shell Casing to School

    Fri 4:08pm By Katherine Timpf
    A preschool in Illinois suspended a four-year-old boy for a week because he brought a spent shell casing to school, according to a Facebook post by the boy’s mother.The mother, Kristy Jackson, explained that her son had been learning about gun safety from…
  • The Bill Is Being Pulled

    Fri 3:41pm By Rich Lowry
    Per CNN. That makes more sense than going through the charade of a doomed vote.
  • Latest Poll on Planned Parenthood Defunding Is Misleading

    Fri 3:20pm By Michael J. New
    Yesterday afternoon, Quinnipiac released a new poll on the House GOP's health-care-reform bill, the American Health Care Act (AHCA). The poll shows that 61 percent of respondents oppose cutting off federal funds to Planned Parenthood. After respondent were…
  • What Is Good About the Ryancare Bill

    Fri 3:19pm By Quin Hillyer
    Of course the Ryancare bill before the House is neither as good as conservatives in our deepest (non-reconciliation-restricted) desires would want, and not even as good as it could be. But it does represent a number of major improvements under current…