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  • Nebraska Journal, Part I

    21 April 2014, 12:00 am by: Jay Nordlinger

    What do you think of when you think of Nebraska? (If you’re a Nebraskan, you think of home, of course.) I think of Tom Osborne and football; Willa Cather; and William Jennings Bryan.I also think of my friends who live there.#*#Here, I should say -- for I…
  • U.N. Overreach

    21 April 2014, 12:00 am by: Kathryn Jean Lopez

    Pope Francis, your honeymoon with the Western press is over.Of course, media accolades and praise were never his motivation. In fact, he has directly warned against the cult of celebrity, which is in danger of missing the point: the Gospel of Christ that he…
  • Eleven Things about Justice Thomas

    20 April 2014, 8:50 pm by: Jonathan H. Adler

    Over at the progressive blog, Crooked Timber, Corey Robin lists "Eleven Things You Did Not Know About Clarence Thomas." The items Robin lists shouldn't surprise avid court watchers, or others who have paid much attention to the conservative justice. Judging…
  • Wasserman Schultz: 'We're on Offense'

    20 April 2014, 8:35 pm by: Tim Cavanaugh

    Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.) said Sunday that the Democrats are in a strong position for the midterm elections despite a growing litany of wobbly statements from party officials, elected politicians and liberal commentators.Wasserman…
  • Peggy Noonan: Hillary Wants to Show She Was a 'Significant Player'

    20 April 2014, 7:13 pm by: Tim Cavanaugh

    Celebrated Ronald Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan said Sunday that Hillary Clinton is trying to prove she mattered in her tenure as President Obama's first secretary of state."I think part of the purpose of this book," Noonan said about Clinton's upcoming…
  • The Increasing Desperation of Democrats

    20 April 2014, 7:00 pm by: John Fund

    Harry Reid isn’t backing down from his claim that rancher Cliven Bundy’s supporters are “domestic terrorists.”It’s astonishing rhetoric given the White House’s characterization of the mass shooting by a genuine terrorist, Major Nidal Hasan, who…
  • George Will: 'The Debate Is Over' Is Obama's Mantra

    20 April 2014, 5:32 pm by: Tim Cavanaugh

    Washington Post columnist George Will said Sunday that the Obama administration has a habit of shouting down debate on matters that are not going President Obama's way.Will made the observation in response to the president's push to persuade voters and media…
  • Black Mountain Project's Ironic "Uncivilization"

    20 April 2014, 4:39 pm by: Wesley J. Smith

    My new ebook, The War on Humans, documents the decline of the environmental movement toward a Utopian and explicit anti-human ideology that believes increasingly in sacrificing human wellbeing to "save the earth."Here at HE, I have discussed (and will again)…
  • Stevens: Fix Second Amendment to Remove "Any Limits" on Government Power

    20 April 2014, 3:51 pm by: Tim Cavanaugh

    Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens supports gutting the Second Amendment in order to remove any limit on government infringements on the right of self-defense.In his new book Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution, Stevens…
  • Spicer: I Hope Democrats Take the President's Advice on Obamacare

    20 April 2014, 1:05 pm by: Tim Cavanaugh

    The spokesman for the Republican National Committee wants Democrats to follow President Obama's longstanding advice and talk about health care."It's clear that Obamacare is still the number one, number two and number three issue going into this election," Sean…
  • Still Lacking a Leninfall

    20 April 2014, 10:07 am by: Andrew Stuttaford

    In a piece for The New York Review of Books, the Russian writer Vladimir Sorokin highlights the key failure of post-Soviet Russia — the failure that has spawned so much more failure — the failure to stage a real reckoning with the communist past:In the…
  • "At the going down of the sun and in the morning..."

    20 April 2014, 9:53 am by: Andrew Stuttaford

    In a powerful and beautifully written piece for the Sunday Telegraph, Dan Hannan, well, I’ll let him explain: In 1925, Rudyard Kipling wrote an uncharacteristically restrained and sombre short story called The Gardener. It tells of a woman’s search for her…
  • Obama Votes Present on Deporting Justin Bieber

    20 April 2014, 9:30 am by: Greg Pollowitz

    Maybe the Obamas just like the Bieb.The White House is refusing to answer an online petition seeking to have Justin Bieber deported, claiming the imploding pop star is a “terrible influence on our nation’s youth.”“Sorry to disappoint, but we won’t be…
  • Easter Sunday 2014

    20 April 2014, 9:20 am

  • This Day in Liberal Judicial Activism-April 20

    20 April 2014, 8:00 am by: Ed Whelan

    2006—In Harper v. Poway Unified School District, a divided panel of the Ninth Circuit rules that the First Amendment permits schools to impose viewpoint-discriminatory restrictions on student speech. The case arose when Tyler Harper wore an…
  • Brazen Bull

    20 April 2014, 4:00 am by: Kevin D. Williamson

    New York City has roasted a man to death.Jerome Murdough, like a very large share of New York City’s homeless, was mentally ill. According to his family, he suffered from both bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, along with what his mother gently describes as…
  • Policing Political Speech

    19 April 2014, 8:00 pm by: George Will

    Occasionally, the Supreme Court considers questions that are answered merely by asking them. On Tuesday, the court will hear arguments about this: Should a government agency, whose members are chosen by elected officials, be empowered to fine or imprison any…
  • Fund: Reid Calling Bundy Supporters 'Domestic Terrorists' Part of Dems' Effort to Rally the Base

    19 April 2014, 7:34 pm by: NRO Staff

    Be sure to check out John's most recent piece -- "The United States of SWAT?" -- on government agencies' military-style units, such as the one used by the Bureau of Land Management at the Bundy ranch.
  • The (Re)birth of Ivan Ilyin

    19 April 2014, 5:08 pm by: Andrew Stuttaford

    Here’s a thought-provoking take on, if you like, “Vladimir Putin, conservative”, from John Schindler. The piece covers too much ground to be summarized in a few excerpts, so I’ll focus on just one aspect of it, the way that Putin is looking to base the…
  • This Day in Liberal Judicial Activism-April 19

    19 April 2014, 8:00 am by: Ed Whelan

    1972—Dissenting from the Supreme Court’s ruling in Sierra Club v. Morton that the Sierra Club lacks standing to challenge federal actions regarding a ski development, Justice William O. Douglas proposes “the conferral of standing upon environmental…
  • ‘I Made Molotov Cocktails’

    19 April 2014, 4:00 am by: Jillian Kay Melchior

    Kiev -- “I made Molotov cocktails,” says Sophiia Brovchenko, a sweet 19-year-old girl who describes mixing jellied petrol, chemicals, stones and red pepper in bottles during the worst days of Ukraine’s Maidan Revolution. “The guy who explained to me…
  • The FBI Is Not Sabotaging the 9/11 Military Commission

    19 April 2014, 4:00 am by: Andrew C. McCarthy

    It is no secret that the Obama administration believes Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and the other 9/11 plotters should be given a civilian criminal trial in New York City, not a military commission in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The president pulled the plug on military…
  • The Bigger They Are . . .

    19 April 2014, 4:00 am by: Matthew Continetti

    Hillary Clinton may end up deciding that she wants to spend the 935 days until Election 2016 making corporate speeches and spoiling her grandchild. Recent events have exposed weaknesses in Clinton’s supposedly impregnable armor, gaps through which a…
  • No Flying with Guns

    19 April 2014, 4:00 am by: Charles C. W. Cooke

    We are all miserably accustomed to being informed that our rights must be curtailed because the Founders “couldn’t have imagined” the way in which they would eventually be exercised. “Well, sure it made sense to have an armed population back when the…
  • Polemics and Philosophy from a British Contrarian

    19 April 2014, 4:00 am by: Spencer Case

    To judge by the output of most writers who fancy themselves deep thinkers, one could be forgiven for concluding that the word “intellectual” in “public intellectual” must operate like “gold” in “fool’s gold.” The works of British philosopher…
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    18 April 2014, 10:37 pm by: Richard Brookhiser

    Like everyone else I read One Hundred Years of Solitude in college. The magical realism -- the sister, was it? with the tail, the other one who ascended into Heaven -- seemed like cheating. Another way to put it is that Garcia Marquez was like Faulkner only…
  • Sorry Slate, There's Still No Such Thing as Federal Student-Loan Profits

    18 April 2014, 5:57 pm by: Jason Richwine

    Slate’s Jordan Weissmann, whose work I normally enjoy, has written a column analyzing something that does not exist — namely, the “profits” earned by the federal government on student loans. As I’ve explained in more detail elsewhere, federal student…
  • MDs Serving "Society" Aren't Professionals

    18 April 2014, 5:42 pm by: Wesley J. Smith

    This isn't good. Apparently, some medical societies are buying into the distrust sowing meme that doctors should give better care to some patients than to others.Why? Duty to society. From the New York Times story:Saying they can no longer ignore the rising…
  • Rand Paul to Meet Top Romney Donors in Boston

    18 April 2014, 4:08 pm by: Eliana Johnson

    Rand Paul will do his best to charm a group Mitt Romney's top donors next week at an event facilitated by Romney finance director Spencer Zwick. The Friday luncheon will take place in Boston at the offices of Zwick's private-equity firm, Solamere Capital,…
  • The Coming Real Estate Hyperpocalypse: All YOUR Fault!

    18 April 2014, 3:32 pm by: Tim Cavanaugh

    Some good folks are pig-biting mad about my recent article noting that the rate of foreclosures has dropped dramatically as a result of the reinflation of the real estate market.So many nuggets of #yellowjournalism in this @NRO piece by @bigtimcavanaugh, it's…

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