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  • Hillary’s Red Army March of Tax-Hike Destruction

    31m By Larry Kudlow
    You’ve got to hand it to Hillary Clinton and her team. Their message discipline is awesome -- at least in terms of taxes. It reminds me of the orderly march of the Chinese Red Army on the way to battle.Here’s the latest: The Bush tax cuts were responsible…
  • New York City's Homeless Population Continues to Grow on de Blasio's Watch

    2h By Austin Yack
    Mayor Bill de Blasio’s campaign promise to curb homelessness across New York City has been a failure. When de Blasio entered office in 2014, there were 50,689 people sleeping in homeless shelters. But during his first year in office, the count increased by…
  • Caring Less

    2h By Ramesh Ponnuru
    During the last two presidential elections, pollsters have asked a variety of related questions to gauge whether Americans think the candidates care about them.This month, for example, Quinnipiac asked likely voters whether they think Clinton and Trump care…
  • California Governor Signs Bill to Criminalize Whistleblowing

    4h By Alexandra DeSanctis
    Today, California governor Jerry Brown announced that he had signed Assembly Bill 1671, a measure criminalizing many forms of whistleblowing in the health-care industry. The law makes it an alternate felony-misdemeanor offense to intentionally distribute, or…
  • Safe, Legal, and Free Abortion Push

    3:18pm By Wesley J. Smith
    Michael is absolutely correct to sound the alarm about the Democratic party's threat to the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits federal money being used to fund Medicaid abortions.Hyde is one of the few areas of national comity in the abortion wars. Now, in a…
  • Yet Another Way the Justice Department Favors Abortion Access over Religious Freedom

    2:24pm By Alexandra DeSanctis
    According to senators Mike Lee (R., Utah) and Ted Cruz (R., Texas), the Department of Justice has long been favoring abortion clinics in its enforcement of accessibility laws, while declining to enforce said laws to protect houses of worship. The Freedom of…
  • On 'Hillary-Hatred Derangement Syndrome'

    2:23pm By Ramesh Ponnuru
    Dorothy Rabinowitz has written a broadside against those Americans so benighted that they refuse to vote for Hillary Clinton in the election. She has somehow divined that we are not moved by anything as weighty as deep disagreement with her about important…
  • Adam Laxalt Wins On School Choice for Nevada Children

    2:16pm By Jonathan Keim
    Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt won a big victory for school choice yesterday as the Nevada Supreme Court upheld the state’s education savings account program against a challenge under the state’s Blaine Amendment.Blaine Amendments typically bar state…
  • Soldiers and Sailors Should Salute the Flag or Face Discipline

    2:04pm By David French
    Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the social justice warrior of the day -- Petty Officer 2nd Class Janaye Ervin. Petty Officer Ervin refused to salute during morning colors, the Navy is investigating, and now there's a Change.org petition circulating…
  • Make America’s Elite Great Again!

    1:31pm By David French
    The American Revolution was an exceedingly close affair — and not just in its military outcome. The caliber of the leaders who emerged through the crucible of rebellion, combat, and ultimately fractious independence was always and ever in doubt. The…
  • Americans Deserve to Know the Foreign Policy of Their Next Commander-in-Chief

    1:00pm By Daniel DePetris
    The first presidential debate between Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump was promoted by the networks as a Super Bowl–like affair, a contest between two heavyweights who not only despise each another personally but differ…
  • Democrats Get Trump Envy

    12:34pm By Dan McLaughlin
    In politics, imitation is the sincerest form of hatred. And with Donald Trump having pulled just close enough in the polls to make Democrats sweat, they seem to be lining up to imitate Trump’s style.First up, former Vermont Governor, presidential candidate…
  • The Hyde Amendment Deserves To Be Protected

    12:31pm By Michael J. New
    Today marks the 40th anniversary of the passing of the Hyde Amendment, legislation prohibiting the federal government from funding abortion through Medicaid. Unfortunately, this anniversary won't receive as much attention as the anniversary of the landmark…
  • Re: Out to Lunch with Justice Kennedy

    12:28pm By Roger Clegg
    George Leef is not happy with Justice Kennedy, either. Mr. Leef's bone to pick (that's what you do at lunch, right?) involves "the renewed push by state officials to impose sales taxes on out-of-state transactions, especially Internet purchases,” which he…
  • Another Day, Another Secret Obama Side Deal with Iran

    11:39am By Fred Fleitz
    According to a September 30 Wall Street Journal article, the Obama administration signed a secret agreement with Iran to lift U.N. sanctions from two Iranian banks -- Bank Sepah and Bank Sepah International -- that helped finance Iran’s ballistic-missile…
  • I Love the Smell of a Tweetstorm in the Morning

    10:53am By Rich Lowry
    Jim alluded to Trump's over-night tweet-storm:Did Crooked Hillary help disgusting (check out sex tape and past) Alicia M become a U.S. citizen so she could use her in the debate?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2016This guarantees that --…
  • Do Non-Citizens Vote?

    10:41am By Roger Clegg
    Yes, they do, according to this study -- and they vote quite a bit. Here's the abstract:In spite of substantial public controversy, very little reliable data exists concerning the frequency with which non-citizen immigrants participate in United States…
  • Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson: Thomas Sowell

    10:39am By Peter Robinson
    Hoover Institution fellow Thomas Sowell discusses inequality and how it is part of the human condition. Sowell notes that political and ideological struggles have led to a dangerous confusion about income inequality in America. We cannot properly understand…
  • New State Polls Show Slight Bump for Hillary After Debate

    10:39am By Jim Geraghty
    The morning brings three polls from key states, all conducted after Monday night’s debate.In Florida, Mason Dixon finds Hillary Clinton leading Donald Trump, 46 percent to 42 percent, with Gary Johnson at 7 percent and Jill Stein at one percent. “Despite…
  • Bullish on Blackish

    10:36am By Roger Clegg
    I've watched the ABC series Blackish only once or twice, but I did watch it Wednesday night, and was not just pleasantly surprised but pleasantly astonished. The plot revolves around the sit-com father's dismay that his daughter has lost her faith and his…
  • Out to Lunch With Anthony Kennedy

    10:00am By Carrie Severino
    Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy has once again demonstrated why the Supreme Court needs justices who have a proven track record of fidelity to the Constitution. Last week Kennedy spoke to a meeting of the International Bar Association in Washington, D.C. and…
  • You Can’t Help a Man Who Can’t Help Himself

    9:34am By Jim Geraghty
    Between 3 and 5 a.m. this morning, the Republican nominee for president offered some thoughts on Twitter, urging those believing the tale of Miss Venezuela to “check out her sex tape and past.” He declared any stories about his staffers being dissatisfied…
  • You Can't Save the Candidate From Himself.

    9:00am By Jim Geraghty
    From the last Morning Jolt of the week:You Can’t Help a Man Who Can’t Help Himself.Between 3 and 5 a.m. this morning, the Republican nominee for president offered some thoughts on Twitter, urging those believing the tale of Miss Venezuela to “check out…
  • This Day in Liberal Judicial Activism-September 30

    8:00am By Ed Whelan
    2013—Rosemary Barkett’s 34-year Reign of Error in the American judiciary—first in Florida’s lower courts, then as a state supreme court justice (and chief justice), and finally as a federal appellate judge—comes to an end, as she retires from the…
  • Friday links

    6:40am By debbywitt
    Hypnotic breast enlargement.Want to appear more intelligent, influential, educated and honest? The benefits of going bald. (Raise your hand if you can think of a couple of political figures who could use more of these attributes)Animals That Changed…
  • The Transparency Revolution Is Just Starting

    4:00am By Tom Coburn
    During the ten years I was privileged to serve Oklahoma in the United States Senate, the one question I heard most often from voters was: “What can I as a private citizen do to fix Washington?”Patriotic Americans in both political parties have asked me…
  • American Eccentrics — True and False

    4:00am By Armond White
    ‘I blame popular culture,” armored-car security guard David Ghantt says to explain his part in a $17 million robbery recounted in the new comedy Masterminds. It’s a good satirical alibi because it lays blame on the process that distracts people from…
  • Fishtown Needs Less Immigration

    4:00am By Mark Krikorian
    Charles Murray is a libertarian. We know that because, among other things, he wrote a book titled “What It Means to Be a Libertarian: A Personal Interpretation.”His views on immigration weren’t that we should have open borders, as many who call…
  • Hillary’s Temperament: Wrong for President

    4:00am By Deroy Murdock
    ‘Hillary Clinton has the temperament to be president.”That statement is as absurd as confusing a wheelbarrow for a fighter jet.After 40 years in public life, Clinton speaks clearly and often presents herself with poise and occasional flashes of elegance.…
  • Connecticut’s Bad for Business

    4:00am By Noah Daponte-Smith
    It hasn’t been a good year for Connecticut. The state’s perpetual budget crisis has continued unhindered, with no resolution on the horizon. The state’s junior senator garnered national fame for a 15-hour filibuster on gun control replete with falsehoods…