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  • Report: House Border Bill Could Make It Easier for Unaccompanied Children to Stay Here

    30 July 2014, 1:43 am by: Ryan Lovelace

    The House supplemental appropriations bill aimed at addressing the border crisis before the August recess would allow more unaccompanied alien children to stay in the U.S., increase the immigration bureaucracy, and add to existing immigration-court backlogs,…
  • Exploiting the I-Word

    30 July 2014, 12:00 am by: Jonah Goldberg

    ‘Sorry to email you late on a Friday, but I need your urgent support,” Nancy Pelosi wrote me.The House minority leader went on to explain that “for the first time in history, Congress voted to sue a sitting president.” And, “Today: the White House…
  • A Real Anti-Poverty Program: Stop Amnesty

    30 July 2014, 12:00 am by: Michelle Malkin

    It is now all the fashionable rage in Washington, D.C., to proclaim solidarity with America’s working poor in front of the cameras -- while stabbing them in the back behind closed doors.Privileged Illinois Democratic representative Jan Schakowsky and others…
  • Dangerously Demagoguing Entitlements

    30 July 2014, 12:00 am by: Michael Tanner

    Question: How can you tell it’s a difficult campaign season for Democrats?Answer: They are already running ads accusing Republicans of wanting to destroy Social Security and Medicare.The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is financing an Iowa ad saying…
  • Today's Policy Agenda: Hospitals Are Doing Pretty Nicely by Obamacare

    29 July 2014, 8:00 pm by: Callie Gable

    Hospitals are seeing profits increase under Obamacare.Some hospitals are making millions from new Obamacare patients. Christopher Weaver from the Wall Street Journal reports:Universal Health Services Inc.'s revenue rose 10% for the second quarter compared with…
  • A Middle Course on Foreign Policy

    29 July 2014, 8:00 pm by: George Will

    With metronomic regularity, there is a choreographed minuet of carnage. Israel is attacked. Israel defends itself. Perfunctory affirmations of Israel’s right of self-defense are quickly followed by accusations that Israel’s military measures are…
  • The Limits of Compassion

    29 July 2014, 7:52 pm by: Ramesh Ponnuru

    Concern for the poor is laudable and indeed morally obligatory, but Republican politics, I argue, needs to be built on the sturdier basis of self-interest.
  • Krauthammer's Take: Amnesty via Executive Order an Impeachable Offense, but Impeachment Would Still…

    29 July 2014, 7:46 pm by: NRO Staff

    Talk of impeachment is a "concoction of Democrats," but that doesn't mean there isn't a grander strategy by the White House and its congressional allies, Charles Krauthammer warned. On Tuesday's Special Report, he speculated that the Obama administration may…
  • A Swing and A Miss, Chris Christie Edition

    29 July 2014, 7:40 pm by: Carrie Severino

    Last week, Brigid Harrison published an op-ed taking issue with the video ad released by my organization, the Judicial Crisis Network, tagging New Jersey governor Chris Christie’s horrific record on judicial appointments.One of several data points that we…
  • The Cost of College Is Not the Same Thing as the Net Price of College

    29 July 2014, 7:06 pm by: Reihan Salam

    David Leonhardt argues that when the federal government focuses on the list prices colleges publish in their brochures, it paints a misleading picture of the cost of college. Instead, he suggests that we ought to focus on the amount of money students and their…
  • 'Quick, Can You Think of Another Way to Write a Subject Line with "Impeachment" in It?'

    29 July 2014, 6:17 pm by: Patrick Brennan

    Bereft of many ways to take the House back from Republicans, the Democratic National Committee has been doing its best to raise money off the non-possibility that House Republicans are about to bring articles of impeachment against the president. To wring what…
  • Poetry

    29 July 2014, 5:43 pm by: Richard O'Connell

    THE FINAL IKONHe felt that he would find it,Find it yet –The clarity he soughtWith all his breath.And when he had found it?Why did he grieve?And why did he find itSo hard to breathe?— This poem appears in the August 11, 2014, print edition of National…
  • Giving Hillary Credit? Nah.

    29 July 2014, 5:32 pm by: Mona Charen

    Jay, I didn't mean to give Hillary credit. Quite the reverse. I drew attention to her praise of Bush merely as evidence that she apparently feels a need -- can't imagine why -- to distance herself from Obama's rolling foreign policy disasters. My point is…
  • Chug! Chug! Chug!

    29 July 2014, 5:28 pm by: Jesse Saffron

    Remember the good ol' days? The days when dull-brained college students could slam back a case of cheap domestic swill, yet suffer only fleeting embarrassment? "Tyler, bro, do you realize what you did to the statue near the campus promenade last night? Things…
  • Mike Pence Learned HHS Was Dumping Migrant Children in His State from the Press, Not HHS

    29 July 2014, 5:22 pm by: Ryan Lovelace

    Indiana governor Mike Pence said he first learned the federal government had placed 245 unaccompanied alien children in Indiana through media reports.In a letter to President Obama, Pence wrote that the Department of Health and Human Services informed him that…
  • The Sequester Created a Baby Boom in D.C.

    29 July 2014, 5:17 pm by: Ryan Lovelace

    Birth rates in the Washington, D.C., area have spiked approximately nine months after the government shutdown last fall.Sibley Memorial Hospital in D.C. has seen an increase of three births per day during the past month, according to the Washington Post. The…
  • Re ‘Hillary Praises W.?’

    29 July 2014, 5:05 pm by: Jay Nordlinger

    Mona, count me a churl, but I would not read much into Hillary Clinton’s praise of George W. Bush. She praised him on one ground: his AIDS relief in Africa. That is the one thing Democrats give W. credit for. Sort of like when WFB died, and a lot of people…
  • Annihilated

    29 July 2014, 5:05 pm by: John J. Miller

    Today's Between the Covers podcast with with Jeff VanderMeer, author of Annihilation. We discuss what this new SF/fantasy/horror novel is about, how a Florida wildlife refuge inspired him to create "Area X" as the setting for his story, and why's he's…
  • Tirade Against Me Doesn't Justify Assisted Suicide

    29 July 2014, 4:51 pm by: Wesley J. Smith

    I am not sure why so many "science" bloggers and writers want to opine on ethics. Perhaps having to be objective and purely evidence based gets boring.In this context, now comes the Evolution Blog by Jason Rosenhouse, which one would presume, would be about…
  • Jeff Sessions: House Border Bill Is a 'Surrender To a Lawless President'

    29 July 2014, 4:26 pm by: Joel Gehrke

    Senator Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.) denounced the House Republican border bill as a “surrender to a lawless president” because the legislation does not include any language to prevent President Obama from expanding his unilateral legalization of illegal…
  • The Federal Role in Legalizing Marijuana

    29 July 2014, 4:24 pm by: Reihan Salam

    This weekend, the New York Times called on the federal government to repeal its ban on marijuana:There are no perfect answers to people’s legitimate concerns about marijuana use. But neither are there such answers about tobacco or alcohol, and we believe…
  • Child Labor Deaths In Hamas Tunnels Are No Surprise

    29 July 2014, 4:23 pm by: Spencer Case

    The resurfacing of a 2012 report that 160 children died working in the Gaza tunnels has caused a media frenzy. But Hamas’ use of child labor should come as no surprise. In fact, the true numbers of such fatalities are likely to be higher.Myer Freimann…
  • Burn the Witch! Roger Pielke Jr. Out at FiveThirtyEight

    29 July 2014, 4:23 pm by: Charles C. W. Cooke

    Well, this was predictable. Per Talking Points Memo:Roger Pielke Jr. said Monday that he left FiveThirtyEight, ending a short-lived but turbulent stint with the site launched by Nate Silver earlier this year.Pielke, a professor of environmental studies at the…
  • NR Seeks Assistant to the Editor

    29 July 2014, 4:07 pm by: NRO Staff

    National Review is seeking an assistant to the editor to work in our New York office. Must be organized, detail-oriented, interested in politics, calm under pressure, and friendly. Key responsibilities and duties include:#*#Handling scheduling and travel…
  • David Cole on the “Roberts Court”

    29 July 2014, 4:01 pm by: Ed Whelan

    In the New York Review of Books, left-wing Georgetown law professor David Cole uses his review of three recent books as the vehicle for providing his assessment of the so-called Roberts Court. I say so-called because I think that the convention of naming the…
  • Like a Virgin

    29 July 2014, 3:52 pm by: Christine Sisto

    A new MTV reality show sheds light on an endangered animal: the human virgin.The network that gave us such cultural gems as Jersey Shore and The Real World can finally add a second television show to its incredibly short list of worthwhile entertainment. (The…
  • John Boehner: Harry Reid's 'Deceitful and Cynical' Ploy to Kill House Bill

    29 July 2014, 3:35 pm by: Joel Gehrke

    House speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) accused Senate majority leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) of making a “deceitful and cynical attempt to derail” the House Republicans' border-crisis package by suggesting that Democrats would add the Gang of Eight…
  • The Obama Approach Metastasizes

    29 July 2014, 3:31 pm by: Roger Clegg

    Charlie A. Dooley, the county executive for St. Louis County, Missouri, has apparently decided to follow President Obama’s example, and simply sign an executive order when the legislature (in his case, the county council rather than Congress) won’t do his…
  • ‘So Yes, the Talk of Impeachment Is in Part a Plot by the White House.’

    29 July 2014, 3:07 pm by: Rich Lowry

    That’s Paul Waldman over at the Plum Line at the Washington Post. His post is devoted to excoriating Republicans, but acknowledges the cynical game the White House is playing here.
  • Kiss of Death? Harry Reid Plans to Add Gang of Eight to 'Meaningless' House Border Bill

    29 July 2014, 3:05 pm by: Joel Gehrke

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) announced his plan to add the 'Gang of Eight' comprehensive immigration legislation to any border crisis package that House Republicans might pass, a revelation so likely to diminish conservative support for the…

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