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  • The Positive Side of Nationalism

    1h By Elliott Abrams
    The decision of the British electorate to reject all the advice and browbeatings from the Great and Good, and vote to leave the European Union, is above all a display of nationalism.#ad#That word was mostly absent in the discussions I watched on the BBC and in…
  • Trumpites for Obama?

    3h By Jay Nordlinger
    Yesterday, Donald Trump said, “President Obama has mass-deported vast numbers of people -- the most ever -- and it’s never reported. I think people are going to find that I have not only the best policies, but I will have the biggest heart of anybody.”…
  • This Day in Liberal Judicial Activism-June 26

    8:00am By Ed Whelan
    1996—By a vote of 7 to 1 (with Justice Thomas recused), the Supreme Court rules that Virginia’s maintenance of the Virginia Military Institute as an all-male institution violates the Equal Protection Clause. Justice Ginsburg’s majority opinion (for six…
  • Hayek in the Hill Country

    4:00am By Kevin D. Williamson
    The easiest route to political control isn’t brute force: Sure, you can stick a gun in somebody’s face, but that’s always a risky business. The easiest route to political control is economic control. It’s cleaner, it’s safer, and it works.There are…
  • The Globalist

    3:07am By Nicholas Frankovich
    In an interview published yesterday at Bloomberg, Trump was asked whether he would issue mass deportations of illegal immigrants. “No, I would not call it mass deportations,” he said.That may reflect not so much a flip-flop as a return to his default…
  • Britain’s Welcome Revival of Nationhood

    Sat 8:00pm By George Will
    The Leave campaign won the referendum on withdrawing Britain from the European Union because the arguments on which the Remain side relied made Leave's case. The Remain campaign began with a sham, was monomaniacal with its Project Fear, and ended in…
  • Democracy in Africa

    Sat 12:00pm By Josh Gelernter
    Fifty years ago this month, Britain surrendered its Bechuanaland protectorate to self-rule -- just as it had Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia), Tanganyika (now Tanzania), Basutoland (now Lesotho), Kenya, Uganda, Swaziland, Nigeria, Somalia, et cetera. Each of…
  • What a Reader/Listener Wants

    Sat 10:20am By Jay Nordlinger
    I think that readers should concentrate on Trump vs. Hillary, Brexit, the Iranian-led armageddon, and so on. But they keep saying, “No, no, we want ballet!” Okay, okay. I have a couple of posts over at The New Criterion. One on La fille mal gardée, here.…
  • Krauthammer's Take: ‘In Ten Years You Could Have a Britain that Is Only Wales and England’

    Sat 10:07am By NR Staff
    Charles Krauthammer argues that the Brexit vote could spell the end of the United Kingdom in its current form: This is a problem that began long before the immigration wave. This is a result of what you talked about -- the origins of the EU and how the idea, a…
  • This Day in Liberal Judicial Activism-June 25

    Sat 8:00am By Ed Whelan
    1990—In Hodgson v. Minnesota, the Court addresses the constitutionality of a Minnesota statute governing notice to parents when their daughters seek to undergo abortion, and the resulting mess yields this summary by the Court of the justices’…
  • Defenseless in the Face of Our Enemies

    Sat 4:00am By Andrew C. McCarthy
    Editor’s note: The following is adapted from a speech the author delivered this week at the Westminster Institute in McLean, Va. The topic: “Defenseless in the Face of Our Enemies: What Keeps America from Protecting Itself from Radical Islam.”Two…
  • Liberal Cosmopolitans Lash Out at the Shattering of Their Worldview

    Sat 4:00am By Ian Tuttle
    If Brexit’s critics are right, the European Union should be glad to be rid of the United Kingdom.In the wake of the U.K.’s decision to withdraw from the EU, the anti-Brexit crowd has leaped to explain the vote in stark terms. “The force that has been…
  • Reflections on the Shock of Brexit

    Sat 4:00am By The Editors
    All the signs of a Brexit victory were there in the weeks leading up to Thursday’s vote in Britain. The polls kept shifting but suggested a tight race, often with a small-to-medium lead for Leave. Reports from constituencies told of crowded debates in town…
  • Brexit and the End of International Progressive Inevitability

    Sat 4:00am By David French
    I'm old enough to remember when history had a side. History, you see, had chosen to progress toward an international order that de-emphasized international sovereignty, elevated a bureaucratic and technocratic elite, and sought to solve international conflict…
  • One Year after Obergefell

    Sat 4:00am By Ryan T. Anderson
    One year ago, the U.S. Supreme Court declared in Obergefell v. Hodges that the United States Constitution mandates same-sex marriage. But in doing so, the court improperly cut short the process of democratic debate that our Founders bequeathed to us and that…
  • Catholics Dealing with Trump

    Sat 4:00am By NR Interview
    Earlier this week, there was that mega-meeting Donald Trump had with Christian faith leaders. Among them was Brian Burch of Catholic Vote, who helped invite some people. Knowing Catholic Vote was “Never Trump” in the primaries, I asked him about the…
  • The Empty Chair

    Sat 12:00am By Matthew Continetti
    ‘If you keep on blocking judges from getting on the bench, then courts cannot issue decisions,” President Obama said Thursday, in response to deadlock in the Supreme Court over his use of executive authority to liberalize immigration laws. The president…
  • What If The Orlando Shooter Wasn't Gay After All?

    Fri 11:00pm By Dan McLaughlin
    In the wake of any atrocity, there are certain narratives that get cast in stone with the public (most people, quite rationally, don't read multiple versions of the same story for weeks examining what has changed), some of which end up being misleading early…
  • Magna Carta 2.0: Good for Freedom, Good for Growth

    Fri 8:00pm By Larry Kudlow
    The original Magna Carta was a charter agreed to by King John of England in 1215. It just celebrated its 801st anniversary. So no, I wasn’t there. But that charter has become part of an important, iconic, political myth that the deal between an unpopular…
  • Universities Require Diversity Lessons, But Shrug Off Financial Literacy

    Fri 7:12pm By Jennifer Kabbany
    An analysis of the Big Ten conference by The College Fix found that all 14 member schools require a diversity class for graduation while just one school requires all students to learn how to handle debt or save for retirement. IU-Bloomington mandates financial…
  • University Handout: Suggesting Golf Outings Is a Microaggression

    Fri 6:12pm By Katherine Timpf
    According to a handout posted on the University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill’s website, everything from complimenting a female speaker’s shoes to suggesting a golf outing is a microaggression.The handout, which was posted on Thursday, explains that…
  • After Brexit

    Fri 6:05pm By Dominic Green
    Athens, Greece -- It was clear by early Friday that the British electorate has given two fingers to the European Union, and voted for “Brexit.” It is less clear how Britain will extricate itself from its treaty obligations to the EU, whether the EU’s…
  • I Guess We Can’t Say That Republicans ‘Never Win’…

    Fri 5:05pm By Mark Antonio Wright
    Brexit Mania is in full swing -- Hot Takes! Get Your Hot Takes! -- but don’t let that distract you from last night’s other bit of drama. The Hill reports:With Republicans down to their final out, Rep. Tom Rooney (R-Fla.) hit a walk-off single to score the…
  • Loose Ends from Raich in Taylor v. United States

    Fri 4:33pm By Jonathan Keim
    On Monday the Supreme Court decided Taylor v. United States, a case addressing proof of jurisdiction under the Commerce Clause. A 7-1 majority, with Justice Alito writing for the Court, ruled that the government is relieved of proving that a specific robbery…
  • Brexit: The Polling Illusion

    Fri 3:53pm By Andrew Stuttaford
    Rupert Darwall has a very fine article over on the home page on the way in which David Cameron’s handling of the referendum campaign opened the door to Brexit. It’s worth reading in full, but this, in particular, caught my eye:Cameron and the Remain…
  • Why ‘Leave’ Won — and What Must Happen Next

    Fri 3:44pm By Tom Rogan
    Last night, Britons chose to leave the European Union. In doing so, they prioritized concerns about sovereignty and immigration over the economic stability of EU membership, repudiating President Obama, who, in April, warned Britons that they would lose…
  • A Pro-EU Economist’s Sober Assessment of What Drove the British to Leave

    Fri 3:29pm By John Fund
    London -- Sometimes a clear-eyed supporter of a certain point of view can best see what the weaknesses of that position is. After a shell-shocked panel of pro-Remain experts had delivered an autopsy of Britain’s membership in the European Union for the Mile…
  • Donald Trump and His ‘Very High’ IQ (‘One of the Highest’)

    Fri 3:15pm By Jay Nordlinger
    Some people have the quaint idea that Trump should release his tax returns. I wouldn’t wait up nights on this one. But I was thinking of something else: What about his IQ returns?Trump makes a lot of IQ. Haven’t the champions of liberal democracy always…
  • How Labour Blew It

    Fri 3:14pm By Noah Daponte-Smith
    When the first results came in from Sunderland last night, you could tell something was going wrong.Sunderland, an industrial city on the North Sea, had voted 61 percent for Leave, a far larger margin than had been expected. It was an ominous sign for the…
  • A Natural GOP-Convention Speaker: Michael Moore

    Fri 2:11pm By Jay Nordlinger
    Traditionally, Michael Moore has gone to Democratic conventions. In 2004, Jimmy Carter asked him to sit with him in the presidential box. He said to Moore -- according to Moore -- “There is no one I’d rather sit with.”(On another occasion, Carter told…