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  • Problems With The CBO's Obamacare Repeal Estimates

    1h By Avik Roy
    As Rich notes below, the Congressional Budget Office just released a report estimating that if Republicans pass a carbon copy of their January 2016 bill to partially repeal Obamacare, 18 million fewer people would have health insurance in 2018, and 32 million…
  • Donald Trump vs. the Media

    2h By Conrad Black
    The CNN hype of the farrago of scatological nonsense about the president-elect and the Russian government ends the pre-inaugural interlude on an all-time triumph of media unprofessionalism, malice, and outright idiocy, by the most bigoted of all large American…
  • Here We Go

    2h By Rich Lowry
    The CBO estimates that under a repeal bill like the one Congress passed last year 18 million would lose their insurance. I leave it to our experts to parse the analysis, which obviously shouldn't be taken as gospel, but the headline number will now be…
  • Bad Resolution for the New Year

    2h By Roger Clegg
    A couple of years ago, a bad Senate resolution was introduced, encouraging the entire private sector to adopt a ramped-up version of the National Football League's "Rooney Rule": That rule originally required that at least one racial minority be introduced for…
  • Remastered

    2h By Jack Fowler
    That’s what happened to Cunard Line’s Queen Mary 2 last year. All I can say, visiting the acclaimed ship post-rehab this spring, is that she is stunning. Check out the QM2’s remastered page, and why not also watch this cool video, compressing her three…
  • Lewis Baits and Trumps Trump

    2h By Peter Augustine Lawler
    John Lewis's declaration that Trump's presidency would be illegitimate was irresponsible. The proper response, after all, to such a usurpation is revolution, meaning overthrow by all means necessary. Lewis was saying something like that Trump is not really our…
  • Tuesday links

    3h By debbywitt
    Today is Ben Franklin's birthday - bio, quotes, videos, his 200 synonyms for drunk, the bodies found in his basement, and more.Animals that Self-Medicate.Semaphore: The World’s First Telegraph.Here's a Photograph of Lincoln's First Inauguration.For Al…
  • (Some) Women March on Washington

    3h By Carrie Lukas
    Alexandra DeSanctis wrote here yesterday that leaders of the “Women’s March on Washington” have disinvited the pro-life group that had sought to take part in the effort. It’s really no surprise that March organizers and hard left feminists like Jessica…
  • Oscar Lopez-Rivera Doesn’t Deserve a Pardon

    3h By Ronald Kolb
    As Barack Obama begins the last week of his presidency, speculation about potential candidates for an eleventh-hour presidential pardon has inevitably heated up. And one name that has been bandied about should send a particularly unpleasant chill down the…
  • Words, Women, Pins . . .

    3h By Jay Nordlinger
    Is it obnoxious to re-read your own pieces? In any case, I have re-read “War of Words,” an essay I wrote in 2011. I wrote it at the suggestion of Rich Lowry after Kate Swift died. Ms. Swift is not to be confused with Kate Smith, the singer of “God Bless…
  • Inauguration Week Continues: Stink Bombs and Lincoln’s Bible

    9:42am By Jim Geraghty
    Inauguration Week Continues: Stink Bombs and Lincoln’s BibleThere’s a group called the “Anti-Fascist Coalition”… and they apparently believe the best way to fight fascism is to prevent other people from freely assembling in a private location by…
  • WATCH: Video Debunks Claim That Israelis Purposely Disrupt Palestinian Life in the West Bank

    9:26am By Ericka Andersen
    Filmmaker Ami Horowitz recently traveled to the West Bank to explore the accusation that Israeli check points across the region disrupt Palestinian daily life. Horowitz and his crew drove hundreds of miles across the West Bank in a Palestinian car with a…
  • Inauguration Week Continues: Stink Bombs and Lincoln’s Bible

    9:04am By Jim Geraghty
    From the Tuesday edition of the Morning Jolt:Inauguration Week Continues: Stink Bombs and Lincoln’s BibleThere’s a group called the “Anti-Fascist Coalition”… and they apparently believe the best way to fight fascism is to prevent other people from…
  • This Day in Liberal Judicial Activism-January 17

    8:00am By Ed Whelan
    2007—In a house editorial, the Los Angeles Times encourages Senate Democrats to display a “cooperative spirit” rather than “obstructionism”, and it specifically recommends that they confirm D.C. Circuit nominee Peter Keisler. But over the next two…
  • ‘Stewardess’ and Other Horrors

    7:40am By NRO Staff
    Over the years, Jay Nordlinger has written about many subjects, and he has returned often to language. There is a chapter on language in his new collection. Today on the homepage, we are running an excerpt from it: an essay called “War of Words: Notes on a…
  • Snowden Job

    6:38am By John J. Miller
    Is Edward Snowden a hero of freedom or a Russian spy? Listen to the new Bookmonger podcast with Edward Jay Epstein, author of How America Lost Its Secrets: Edward Snowden, the Man and the Theft, published today.
  • The Real Reason Trump Won: Part 4 of 4

    4:00am By Dan McLaughlin
    How did Donald Trump win the presidential election? In Part 1 of this four-part series, I showed how Trump had performed historically poorly by the standards of challengers in post-incumbent elections (i.e., elections with no incumbent on the ballot following…
  • The Worst Perversion

    4:00am By Kevin D. Williamson
    The Obama administration was full of scandal, though we have a lazy and partisan news media that is determined to see no scandal in it.The lame-duck columns have been nearly unanimous on the point: Barack Obama is remarkable among recent presidents for having…
  • Putin, Obama — and Trump

    4:00am By Victor Davis Hanson
    For eight years, the Obama administration misjudged Vladimir Putin’s Russia, as it misjudged most of the Middle East, China, and the rest of the world as well. Obama got wise to Russia only when Putin imperiled not just U.S. strategic interests and…
  • War of Words

    4:00am By Jay Nordlinger
    Editor’s Note: Digging In: Further Collected Writings of Jay Nordlinger is now available, here. The book has six chapters, and we are running a piece from each of them. The below piece is from Chapter 5, “Language.” It was published in our June 20, 2011,…
  • Fulfilling the Promise of Obamacare Repeal

    4:00am By Chris Jacobs
    Two months ago, the American people gave lawmakers a clear mandate: Save our nation’s health-care system from the harmful effects of Obamacare. They’re sick of exorbitant premium increases. They’re frustrated with insurer drop-outs and narrow provider…
  • Project Veritas Exposes Leftist Plan to Attack Inaugural Ball

    4:00am By Deroy Murdock
    The Left’s anti-Trump hysteria just took a potentially deadly turn.An undercover investigation by Project Veritas has exposed the D.C. Anti-Fascist Coalition’s plans to attack the inauguration of President-elect Donald J. Trump and Vice President-elect…
  • A Guide to Basic Differences between Left and Right

    12:00am By Dennis Prager
    Source of Human Rights Left: Government Right: The CreatorHuman NatureLeft: Basically good (therefore society primarily responsible for evil)Right: Not basically good (therefore the individual primarily responsible for evil)Economic GoalLeft: EqualityRight:…
  • Krauthammer’s Take: Obama Did a Lot, but It’s ‘All Built on Sand’

    Mon 8:25pm By NR Staff
    Arguing that Obama is deluding himself by saying he’s at a high point, Charles Krauthammer said that his changes while president won’t last because they were narrowly focused on his social-democratic agenda:“I am the best president I’ve ever been?”…
  • Student Op-Ed: Yelling at a Woman for Cutting in Line at Disney World Is ‘Racism’

    Mon 7:01pm By Katherine Timpf
    A student at the University of Arizona wrote a lengthy op-ed about how upset he was over the “racial microaggressions” he saw at Disney World -- such as people getting angry at a woman who was cutting in line.In a piece titled “Diary of a Mad Brown…
  • When Every Story Is About the President

    Mon 6:41pm By Kevin D. Williamson
    There were a couple of ideological splits at my college newspaper, the Daily Texan at the University of Texas. There was the usual Left-Right split; the Travis County Democratic party thought highly enough of our newspaper that it spent money (in violation of…
  • 'The Legend of the President’s First Hundred Days'

    Mon 6:13pm By NR Staff
    From Rick Brookhiser's essay in the Wall Street Journal over the weekend:What will Donald Trump’s first hundred days bring: surprises, achievements, catastrophes? A slow, steady warm-up?History can’t predict the mix, only offer a range of possibilities for…
  • At The Movies, Technology Isn't Everything

    Mon 5:49pm By Dan McLaughlin
    There's no surer way to be reminded of the formulaic nature of even good Hollywood filmmaking these days, and the dearth of original ideas, than to sit through several consecutive previews for similar films. Naturally, whenever you go to a movie these days,…
  • The Ten Most Bizarre Questions from Last Week's Senate Confirmation Hearings

    Mon 4:58pm By Austin Yack
    Last week, the Senate began confirmation hearings for President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet appointees. And some Democratic senators chose to spend their time asking bizarre, irrelevant questions of the cabinet nominees.Here are the top ten such questions,…
  • Update: Women's March Removes Pro-Life Sponsor

    Mon 4:40pm By Alexandra DeSanctis
    UPDATE 4:35 PM: The Women's March on Washington has removed the pro-life group New Wave Feminists from its list of official event sponsors after backlash from feminists arguing that pro-life women are not welcome in the feminist movement. One of the most…