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  • Wednesday links

    1h By debbywitt
    August 24: the eruption of Mount Vesuvius and destruction of Pompeii in A.D. 79.They Drew Fire is a collection of paintings selected from the works of the World War II combat artists.Humongous Tunnel Boring Machines.Supercut of Improbable Weapons.U.S. Senate…
  • A Muddled McMullin on Marriage

    1h By Ramesh Ponnuru
    Mark Halperin asked Evan McMullin, the little-known conservative independent candidate for president, whether he would try to appoint justices who would overturn the Supreme Court’s decision on same-sex marriage. McMullin said that he would not. He said that…
  • Trump Should Not Be Measuring the Drapes

    4h By Brandon Finnigan
    Donald Trump’s presidential campaign slogs on, but he has effectively blown his chances at getting into 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. By failing to pivot through his convention, by failing to build a ground team in important states, and by failing to reassure…
  • Shocked by Segregation

    4h By Kevin D. Williamson
    The headline was familiar, and predictable: “U.S.’s most economically segregated schools aren’t where you might expect.” Maybe not where you expect if you’re a Cambridge-dwelling headline writer for the Christian Science Monitor, but more or less…
  • The Great Ignored Agenda

    4h By Ian Tuttle
    At a glance, it would seem a lousy time to be a politician with ideas. Republican voters tossed aside thoughtful conservative candidates in favor of an entertainer with no particular governing philosophy, whose campaign is pitching a range of policies that,…
  • A Mandateless Election

    4h By Michael Tanner
    Here’s a test: Make a case for your preferred presidential candidate without mentioning his or her opponent.Whoever wins in November will likely be the most unpopular presidential candidate ever elected. The RealClearPolitics average of polls shows that 53.5…
  • The Supreme Court Must Restore Religious Liberty to Military Members

    4h By Kelly J. Shackelford
    Americans serving in the military lost some of their rights earlier this month when the military’s highest court ruled that a Marine has no rights under an important religious freedom law, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). Because this military…
  • The Left Wins because It Fights Politics on the Field of Morality

    4h By Ben Shapiro
    This week, President Obama headed down to Louisiana to view the flood damage in Baton Rouge. He’d resisted doing so for weeks; according to political ally Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post, Obama “believes he can monitor the situation as well -- or…
  • Trump's Immigration Mess

    3:46am By Ramesh Ponnuru
    Byron York writes: What is the status of his old proposal to deport all immigrants who are in the United States illegally? After days of Trump and his senior advisers talking about it, the answer is entirely unclear.The fundamental problem vexing Team Trump is…
  • Welfare Reform Worked

    3:16am By Ramesh Ponnuru
    Over the last few years, liberals have become more and more convinced that the welfare reform of 1996 immiserated the poorest Americans. Scott Winship of the Manhattan Institute has a new paper arguing that many measures of child poverty have dropped since…
  • Amnesty Is Not the 'Core Dilemma' in Immigration Policy

    12:03am By Mark Krikorian
    Since meeting with a group of Hispanic Republicans over the weekend, Trump's been floundering on immigration, suggesting, for instance, that he may not be against amnesty after all. His embarrassing performance on O'Reilly Monday was followed by taping of a…
  • I Listened to Hillary Clinton’s Official Campaign Podcast So You Don’t Have To

    12:00am By Katherine Timpf
    I listened to Hillary Clinton’s official campaign podcast so you don’t have to -- and believe me, you don’t have to.The podcast, “With Her” is hosted by a “small business owner” named Max Linsky, who lets us know off the bat that he is “not a…
  • Hypocrisy on Presidential Golf Is Out of Bounds

    12:00am By Jonah Goldberg
    One of the most exhausting things about politics is a mindset that says “scandal for thee, but not for me.”Consider the perennial (alleged) scandal of presidential golf. When George W. Bush was commander-in-chief, he played a lot of golf, and his critics…
  • Krauthammer’s Take: Clinton Selling Access ‘May Not Be Illegal but It’s Damning’

    Tue 7:48pm By NR Staff
    Bret Baier read a statement from the Hillary Clinton campaign that denied any wrongdoing with the Clinton Foundation during her tenure at the State Department, and Charles Krauthammer took aim at the way people look at this issue:Everybody here is wrong. So…
  • Fifteen Questions Hillary Should Answer Under Oath

    Tue 6:38pm By Deroy Murdock
    Hillary Clinton just can’t catch a break.The Democrat nominee’s new long march to the White House gets longer by the day. The scandal over her misuse of state secrets via a lawless, do-it-yourself private server seemed to be behind her last month -- thanks…
  • Cotton: Clinton Foundation Conducting “Fire Sale” for Access

    Tue 6:22pm By NRO Staff
    Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton told radio host Hugh Hewitt Tuesday morning that the Clinton Foundation’s announcement that it will stop accepting foreign donations after Hillary Clinton becomes the next president is a “fire sale” for access."The Clinton…
  • Clinton State Department Stonewalled AP for Three Years

    Tue 5:59pm By NRO Staff
    It was a long wait.Today’s blockbuster report from the Associated Press about Hillary Clinton’s meetings with Clinton Foundation donors during her time as Secretary of State contained the following nugget: “The AP sought Clinton's calendar and schedules…
  • The GOP’s Deluded Nationalists

    Tue 5:49pm By Peter Spiliakos
    During Paul Ryan’s recent primary, he was attacked as a “globalist.” That term might have some polemical value, but it is misleading as to Paul Ryan and some other key Republican leaders who basically agree with him. Paul Ryan might be wrong on some…
  • Postmodern and Conservative, Wondering and Wandering

    Tue 5:25pm By Peter Augustine Lawler
    So the postmodern and conservative brand will be leaving NRO this week.One reason is that not enough people who visited the NRO main page came over to visit us. We were, in fact, nearly impossible to find there.Another is that not enough people who came to PMC…
  • Appeals Court Upholds Voting Changes in Ohio

    Tue 4:40pm By NRO Staff
    Today, a federal appeals court ruled that Ohio is not required to reinstate its so-called “Golden Week,” a week-long period in which people can register to vote and cast a ballot at the same time.This decision is a defeat for the Ohio Democratic Party,…
  • Unpopular Former President to Vote for Unpopular Presidential Candidate

    Tue 4:27pm By NRO Staff
    Former president Jimmy Carter said Monday that Hillary Clinton is “quite unpopular,” although he will still be supporting her in November.“It’s been an exciting and unprecedented kind of campaign this year, and unfortunately, the way it’s turned out,…
  • VIDEO: The Clintons Are Corruption Defined

    Tue 4:11pm By NR Staff
    Our latest video displays Clinton corruption in all its most recent glory:
  • Obama Says Louisiana Floods Are Not a Photo Op While at a Photo Op

    Tue 3:56pm By NRO Staff
    Speaking in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, this afternoon, President Obama, said Louisiana floods are “not a photo op” as he gave a press conference and toured a flooded neighborhood, which seems like something of a photo op..@POTUS calls on Americans to stay…
  • Report: Over Half of Clinton's Non-Government Meetings with Foundation Donors

    Tue 3:53pm By NRO Staff
    According to a report from the Associated Press this afternoon, over half of the non-government employees who met with Hillary Clinton during her time as Secretary of State had contributed or pledged money to the Clinton Foundation. Some of these people had…
  • New Polls: Clinton Leads Nationally and in Virginia; Trump Ahead in Utah and Missouri

    Tue 3:30pm By NRO Staff
    Hillary Clinton is up 7 points in a new Red Oak Strategic national poll among likely voters. She is also up 8 points in an NBC/Survey Monkey national poll, and up 19 points in a head-to-head match-up against Trump in Virginia.In the Red Oak Strategic poll,…
  • Debunking the ‘Born This Way’ Myth

    Tue 3:17pm By David French
    Here is the world according to the LGBT Left: Just as there are black and white, there are gay and straight. One's sexual orientation, like one's race, is fixed and immutable at birth. The process of "questioning" one's orientation isn't a process of deciding…
  • Carville: Save the Clinton Foundation, or People Will Die

    Tue 3:10pm By NRO Staff
    Give James Carville credit for loyalty -- and for a willingness to say anything.The prominent Democratic strategist and long-time Clinton supporter is out on TV saying that humanity demands that the Clinton Foundation be saved. Of course, the Foundation has…
  • Panglossing the Robots

    Tue 2:21pm By Andrew Stuttaford
    Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Andy Kessler maintains that we shouldn’t be too concerned about the ‘robot threat’ to jobs. Much of his argument revolves around the idea that technological change has worked out in the past and so it will work out…
  • Report: Mystery Money Transfers to State Department May Be Related to Iran Payments

    Tue 2:09pm By NRO Staff
    Last January, the Obama administration agreed on a $1.7 billion settlement between the US and Iran -- $400 million for funds the US seized in 1979, and $1.3 billion in interest.We know about the whereabouts of the $400 million. It was sent to Iran in cash on a…
  • If Hillary Is Corrupt, Congress Should Impeach Her

    Tue 12:20pm By Andrew C. McCarthy
    For our recent “Tricky Hillary” issue (National Review, Aug. 1, 2016, on NR Digital), I wrote a feature arguing that Mrs. Clinton should be impeached. Given that, through the last quarter-century of our politics, we have learned that pending Clinton…