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  • The Wild Blue Yonder Ain’t What It Used to Be

    3h By George Will
    Montgomery, Ala. -- The aircraft arrayed around the spacious lawn of Maxwell Air Force Base, home of the Air University, mostly represent long-retired types. The largest, however, is a glistening B-52 bomber, which represents a still-employed component of the…
  • To Boldly (But in Compliance With Applicable Regulations) Go

    6:06pm By Andrew Stuttaford
    The prospect of the commercial exploitation of the resources that might be found beyond this planet of ours is beginning to worry some people. In the course of reporting of an auction of some moon rocks, Bloomberg News is reporting that a “nonprofit called…
  • Dutch Euthanasia is "Killing"

    11:52am By Wesley J. Smith
    Apologists for euthanasia in the Netherlands often lie by omission. Rarely, for example, do they fully admit that the mentally ill are being killed. Nor do they discuss the conjoining of euthanasia with organ harvesting. Perhaps it a case of not seeing what…
  • This Day in Liberal Judicial Activism-July 22

    7:00am By Ed Whelan
    2004—Continuing their unprecedented campaign of judicial filibusters, Senate Democrats exert their minority power to prevent cloture on President George W. Bush’s nominations of Richard A. Griffin, David W. McKeague, and Henry W. Saad to supposed Michigan…
  • Trump Has Himself, Not Sessions, to Blame for the Limitless Mueller Investigation

    4:00am By Andrew C. McCarthy
    President Donald Trump’s rant against Attorney General Jeff Sessions, in an interview with the New York Times, is a foolish bit of revisionist history. Sessions erred in the rashness and overbreadth of his recusal from the Russia investigation, but the…
  • Why Can’t the Doctor Be More Like a Woman?

    4:00am By Varad Mehta
    The announcement that Jodie Whittaker will become the first woman to play the title role on the world’s longest-running science-fiction television program elicited reactions so predictable they could have been scripted. Those who had clamored for the last…
  • America Is Changing — One Carry Permit at a Time

    4:00am By David French
    The great arming is underway, and that’s a very good thing for our nation, for our culture, and for the relationship between citizen and state. On Thursday, John Lott and the Crime Prevention Research Center published a comprehensive survey of the growth in…
  • Finding Peace with Mary Magdalene

    4:00am By NR Interview
    ‘Advancement in the spiritual life is ultimately learning to be attentive to Christ wherever he is present and active in our lives,” Father Sean Davidson writes in Saint Mary Magdalene: Prophetess of Eucharistic Love. Who better to teach this than Mary…
  • How Low Will the Teachers’ Unions Go?

    4:00am By Elliot Kaufman
    I am starting to think that the teachers' unions are incapable of shame. In a speech to her union’s convention Thursday, American Federation of Teachers (AFT) president Randi Weingarten asserted that “The real pioneers of private school choice were the…
  • What a New Anti-Anti-Abortion Documentary Gets Wrong

    4:00am By Madeleine Kearns
    According to a new feature-length documentary, Birthright: A War Story, “women are being jailed, physically violated, and even put at risk of dying as a radical movement tightens its grip across America.” This radical movement is the pro-life, religious…
  • On Divorce, the Pope’s Private Communications Don’t Change Church Teaching

    4:00am By Tyler Arnold
    With the Church divided over the proper interpretation of one of Pope Francis’s writings, some Catholics are cheering on the defense of orthodoxy by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. About two weeks ago, Cardinal Joachim Meisner died. He had been at odds with…
  • A University’s Anti-Free Speech Rules Upheld — For Now

    Fri 6:37pm By George Leef
    The old saying, "You can't win 'em all" applies to the case Abbott v. Pastides. It is a rather typical case involving a school's policies that restrain students in the exercise of free speech. The school in this instance is the University of South Carolina.…
  • Breaking: Senate Health-Care Bill Won't Defund Planned Parenthood

    Fri 6:15pm By Alexandra DeSanctis
    The Senate parliamentarian has issued guidance suggesting that the sections of the Better Care Reconciliation Act that defund Planned Parenthood and prevent tax credits from funding abortion are subject to a 60-vote threshold. As a result of this preliminary…
  • The Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity

    Fri 5:57pm By Roger Clegg
    The Left has been asserting for some time that there is no such thing as voter fraud: Not just that it is not widespread, or that there is only some of it, but that as a practical matter there is none of it at all. There are a couple of reasons that the Left…
  • Joe Rago

    Fri 5:57pm By Yuval Levin
    The news today of Joe Rago's death is just a horrible shock. He was brilliant. A thoughtful, lucid, careful mind. And his writing—for the Wall Street Journal's editorial page—was so often proof that the best opinion writing is unswervingly analytical: a…
  • Replacing a Bad Tax Idea with Another Bad Idea Isn’t Progress

    Fri 5:49pm By Veronique de Rugy
    Sadly, over the years, I have come to question the free-market and small-government beliefs of many members of the Republican party -- especially those elected to represent their state in the federal government. But it is as if since the elections (or maybe it…
  • Radio Free Kudlow

    Fri 5:15pm By Jack Fowler
    Saturday morning, the grass can wait, because The Larry Kudlow Show will have the nation’s airwaves agog with scintillating wisdom and aged-provolone-sharp analysis of things political and financial. On tomorrow with Lorenzo will be president-whisperer Newt…
  • Joseph Rago, R.I.P.

    Fri 5:11pm By John J. Miller
    He's dead at 34, causes unclear. He won the Pulitzer Prize for his editorials at the Wall Street Journal when he was just 28. So he was already one of the great editorialists of his generation--and we were counting on reading him for a lot longer. If you don't…
  • Trump, Party of One

    Fri 4:02pm 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 (especially Sean Spicer), There is a riddle before us. Back in that simpler time, i.e.,…
  • Gove’s ‘Green Brexit’

    Fri 3:52pm By Andrew Stuttaford
    The story of Britain’s Michael Gove is a sad one. Clever, able and a genuinely original thinker, he was a successful Conservative education minister (until moved on by David Cameron for annoying the wrong—which is to say right—people) and, later, a…
  • Harry Potter is Now a Sacred Text — Seriously

    Fri 3:52pm By Jeff Cimmino
    Some religiously unaffiliated Americans are now looking to J. K. Rowling’s fictional Harry Potter series as a source of spiritual comfort and guidance. Earlier this week, hundreds attended a conference in Washington, D.C., hosted by two Harvard Divinity…
  • Big Economic Ideas from Art Laffer and Steve Forbes

    Fri 3:30pm By Larry Kudlow
    I participated in perhaps a bit of radio history last week when Steve Forbes and Art Laffer joined me on my syndicated radio show. It may have been the first time these supply-side-economics giants were ever together over the airwaves. Forbes, of course, is…
  • Single-Payer Is Not around the Corner

    Fri 3:14pm By Max Bloom
    In 1942, Franklin Delano Roosevelt inadvertently committed the original sin of American health care. Driven by a wartime economy, inflation had risen to an alarming 10 percent. Economic policy was a bit of a simpler game then, so Congress just passed a law --…
  • Richard A. Posner’s The Federal Judiciary—Part 3

    Fri 2:41pm By Ed Whelan
    In his preface, Richard Posner says that his new book “is a big book, though not huge—not in a class with Moby Dick.” True enough. But, like Moby Dick, Posner’s book provides, if unintentionally, an intriguing account of one man’s obsession. Perhaps…
  • Jim Talent on the Trump Jr. Meeting

    Fri 2:17pm By Ramesh Ponnuru
    Senator Talent writes, "If I were running in a close race against an opponent who had been credibly accused of using her foundation to do favors for foreign entities, and a contact from one of those entities had approached my campaign with an offer of…
  • An Immigration Horror Story

    Fri 1:55pm By Andrew Stuttaford
    Trigger warning: This is strong stuff. The LA Times is running a horror story about the effects of a decline in available cheap immigrant labor on the agricultural sector. The $47-billion agriculture industry is trying to bring technological innovation up to…
  • As Trump’s Feud with Mueller Escalates, the GOP May Face a Defining Choice

    Fri 1:54pm By David French
    Yesterday, the New York Times and the Washington Post both dropped stories that set Twitter aflame with speculation and outrage. The Times reported that “President Trump’s lawyers and aides are scouring the professional and political backgrounds of…
  • Weekend Jolt I: Welcome to the Weekend!

    Fri 1:27pm By Jack Fowler
    Dear Friend, Welcome to our inaugural. The purpose of the WJ is simple: to keep you up to speed on National Review editorials and podcasts, to cite a few worthwhile reads here at NRO -- and even some from friends, -- and to share info Yours Truly believes to…
  • NR Institute Seeking Regional Fellows in Dallas and San Francisco

    Fri 1:23pm By Jack Fowler
    National Review Institute is seeking applicants for its Fall 2017 Regional Fellows Programs in San Francisco and Dallas. The ideal applicant will be a mid career professional, working in a non-policy professional setting. Past Fellows have represented diverse…
  • BDS, Hypocrisy, and Our Barren Public Sphere

    Fri 1:00pm By Noah Daponte-Smith
    Sometimes in the course of our political life, someone proposes something so mind-bogglingly stupid that it’s hard to know exactly what to say about it. Senate Bill 720 is one of those things. Over the past few years, a small but prominent movement has…