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  • Re: The Final Chapter

    1h By Jonah Goldberg
    Kevin, thanks. I thought you made a very strong case. And you can be sure I'll be recanting and sucking up to you if Cthulhu gets here first. And I think we can both agree that short of an extinction-level candidate, Crom could really be a party-unifying…
  • Rand Paul Has a Point about Republicans and ISIS

    4:00am By Andrew C. McCarthy
    Seems like Rand Paul always goes too far.He could have made a perfectly respectable argument that the NSA’s metadata program is illegal because it exceeds the Patriot Act’s authority. Instead he speciously insists that the Patriot Act shreds the Fourth…
  • Taiwan’s Remarkable Transition

    4:00am By Josh Gelernter
    Over the last year at NRO, I’ve written four or five times about human-rights abuses in China and the Chinese threat to Taiwan. A few weeks ago Taiwan’s foreign ministry invited me to come have a look at their country as part of press tour. I went for a…
  • An American Woman Reports from Rome

    4:00am By NR Interview
    Wonder what on earth Pope Francis is up to? Mary Shovlain has a new weekly radio show with some answers. An American in Rome who has covered the Vatican and the Catholic Church for EWTN, Vatican Radio, and other outlets, Shovlain is the host of The Vatican…
  • The Clintons’ Favorite Way to Lie

    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 (including Crom, who cares not what I write),When my daughter was little more than a…
  • Learning from NR

    4:00am By Ramesh Ponnuru
    I’ve been reading National Review for 25 years, starting when I was still in school. The magazine taught me a lot I didn’t pick up in the classroom. Who James Burnham was (the first issue I read had a long essay on the relevance of his thought to the…
  • UN Pushes Medical Discrimination Against Elderly

    12:50am By Wesley J. Smith
    The United Nations wants countries to prioritize lowering "premature death," which doctors in the UK say will force medical discrimination against the elderly. From the Telegraph story:The NHS could be led to discriminate against the over 70s to meet ‘highly…
  • Bernie Sanders’ Fossil Socialism

    12:00am By Matthew Continetti
    Picturesque: a large, celebratory crowd listens to inspiring oratory near the shore of Lake Champlain. The speaker is Vermont senator Bernie Sanders, announcing his candidacy for president of the United States. It’s a fiery, detailed, leftwing speech —…
  • Cthulhu vs. Smod: The Final Chapter

    Fri 8:30pm By Kevin D. Williamson
    I was planning to write a rebuttal to Jonah's latest G-File, but I have decided against doing so. I decided this because whichever form our world-ending apocalypse takes, I am sure it will arrive before I come up with a line better than: "To paraphrase another…
  • The GOP Needs a 5 Percent Growth Target

    Fri 7:00pm By Larry Kudlow
    First-quarter real GDP actually declined by 0.7 percent, according to revisions out this week, creating much new talk about recession. But there is no recession. Trouble is, there continues to be virtually no recovery.The economy has expanded about 1.5 percent…
  • No Time for Hillary Scandals -- Because Every Reporter Everywhere Is Covering the Dennis Hastert…

    Fri 6:00pm By Ian Tuttle
    Following a Chicago grand jury’s decision to indict former House speaker Dennis Hastert on charges that he violated federal banking laws by paying $3.5 million to an unnamed person to cover up “past misconduct,” rumors have abounded about what exactly…
  • Re: Sepp Blatter Reelected

    Fri 5:55pm By Charles C. W. Cooke
    Rich, you ask why it fell to the United States to clean up FIFA. Good question.In a more sensible world, those who are the most invested in FIFA would have gone after the corruption long before it reached these shores. But, for whatever reason, they didn't.…
  • One Poll Result Shouldn’t Distract from the Long-Term Increase in the Pro-Life Movement’s…

    Fri 5:05pm By Michael J. New
    This morning, Gallup released results of a survey on U.S. attitudes toward abortion. According to the poll, 50 percent of Americans identify as “pro-choice,” while only 44 percent identify as “pro-life.” This marks the first time in seven years that a…
  • Re: Sepp Blatter Reelected

    Fri 5:01pm By Rich Lowry
    Charlie, I’m disappointed to see Mr. Blatter reelected. It must have been his superior turnout operation. I don’t have any sympathy for corrupt FIFA officials, but a question: Why is cleaning up international soccer a law-enforcement priority of the United…
  • In Case You Were Wondering, No, NR Didn't Endorse Gay Marriage

    Fri 4:58pm By Rich Lowry
    Word has been out on Twitter and elsewhere that NR has endorsed gay marriage. We haven’t. Here’​s our last editorial on the topic. The source of the rumor is this piece by Jason. It has long been the tradition of NR, established and fiercely guarded by…
  • America's Own FIFA: the EPA

    Fri 4:56pm By Iain Murray
    An unprecedented power grab. That’s the only accurate way to describe the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, which was made final on Wednesday. It twists the plain language of the Clean Water Act,…
  • Congratulations to Claremont's New Publius Fellows

    Fri 4:50pm By Patrick Brennan
    The Claremont Institute, a staunch outpost of conservative ideas out in California, home to the legendary, recently deceased Harry Jaffa, announced a new class of Publius Fellows this week -- young conservative thinkers and writers who will spend a couple…
  • Blessings and Curses

    Fri 4:39pm By Jay Nordlinger
    Mona and I recorded a podcast today: here. We cover a lot of subjects, and Mona is sharper than ever. I think she even curses once or twice, which is kind of thrilling. We talk about human rights, and the champions of those rights. We talk about drawing…
  • Congratulations Kat

    Fri 4:32pm By Rich Lowry
    Fox has signed up our own Kat Timpf. Look for her on Greg Gutfeld’s new show this weekend.
  • The Death Penalty Is Just and Merciful

    Fri 4:00pm By Matthew Schmitz
    It is possible to view Nebraska’s recent vote to abolish the death penalty — a vote that brought together liberals, budget balancers, and social conservatives — as a heartening sign that partisan divisions can be overcome, that moral progress can arrive…
  • Jimmy, Barack, ’n’ Me

    Fri 3:19pm By Jay Nordlinger
    Friends of mine have been quoting this piece by Michael Doran. It’s entitled “A Letter to My Liberal Jewish Friends.” The subtitle is “The president’s address last week to Congregation Adas Israel as ‘an honorary member of the tribe’ was…
  • Where Can You Live on Minimum Wage?

    Fri 3:00pm By Kevin D. Williamson
    Vox serves up another over-selling headline: “A full-time minimum-wage job won't get you a 1-bedroom apartment anywhere in America.” That is not actually true, as many thousands of minimum-wage renters can attest; what is true is that a single-earner…
  • Sepp Blatter Re-Elected

    Fri 2:43pm By Charles C. W. Cooke
    How corrupt is FIFA? This corrupt:Despite the chaos and controversy engulfing world football’s governing body, Fifa president Sepp Blatter has secured a fifth term in charge.The 79-year-old defeated his rival, the Jordanian Prince Ali Bin al-Hussein, to…
  • Why We Shouldn’t Trust the NSA with Our Metadata

    Fri 1:59pm By Charles C. W. Cooke
    Now is the weekend of our discontent, made glorious summer by this son of Ron. Or at least, it will be if Rand Paul finally manages to prevail in his crusade.On Sunday the United States Senate will convene to stage an almighty fight over the future of the…
  • Freedom and the Constitution

    Fri 1:36pm By Yuval Levin
    Wise and learned defenders of freedom from the whims of arrogant, mercurial sovereigns over the centuries have often sought to make their case by a careful mix of affirmation and correction. That thought occurred to me today as I read the fantastic cover piece…
  • So Illegal Immigration Isn't Inevitable After All? Who Knew?

    Fri 1:33pm By Mark Krikorian
    Thursday's Washington Post front page featured a story on the decline in illegal immigration. The story itself isn't news (my colleagues did their first report on this phenomenon seven years ago) but the story's dead-tree subhead explains the timing: "Trend…
  • The Way Forward for School Choice — It's Not Vouchers

    Fri 12:00pm By Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
    After the pro-life cause, school choice is the issue that most ennobles the conservative movement. It is, or should be, a basic human right that all parents should be able to choose what kind of education their children get. And it is a basic principle of…
  • Patriot Act Opponents Are Misrepresenting an FBI Report about the Metadata Program

    Fri 11:54am By Fred Fleitz
    As a strong supporter of the NSA metadata program, I was dismayed when a Department of Justice Inspector General report suddenly was released on Friday, May 22, just as the U.S. Senate was about to vote on extending this program.Opponents of the metadata…
  • Twelve Things That Caught My Eye Today (May 12, 2015)

    Fri 11:53am By Kathryn Jean Lopez
    1.Indians resorting to drinking onion juice as heat wave kills 1,800 http://t.co/jVnPM0vGXd pic.twitter.com/zrhkbXY31k— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) May 29, 20152.Syrian churches pray for kidnapped priest http://t.co/DhWBExrECG…
  • Aloha Oy

    Fri 11:30am By Armond White
    Set in Hawaii, Cameron Crowe's Aloha uses President Obama’s home state as if returning to paradise -- a paradise lost. Designed to appease devout anti-“birthers,” it uses Hawaii like Bethlehem, but a Bethlehem overrun by corporate and military…