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  • Whatever Happened to Democratic Capitalism?

    3h By Peter Augustine Lawler
    Let me join Yuval here at the Corner and many others in remembering Michael Novak as a singularly generous and charitable man, an influential, eloquent, and prolific author, and devoted Catholic and a loyal American. One of kind in many good ways.When thinking…
  • The Press vs. the President

    4:00am By Kevin D. Williamson
    The problem with the man currently leading the Republican party is that he is, as the Washington Post puts it, a hostage to the “fanatical policies of the extreme right.” His administration “insults women” and his unwelcome presence in public life…
  • Baltic Boy Makes Good

    Sat 11:14pm By Jay Nordlinger
    Last fall, I traveled to two of the three Baltic states: Latvia and Estonia. I was there to report on NATO, Russia, and all that. When I arrived in Riga, the Latvian capital, practically the first words I heard were “Kristaps Porzingis.” I told them I had…
  • What Is a Conservative?

    Sat 10:44pm By Jay Nordlinger
    C-PAC is sort of like the conservative Super Bowl, and one of its star speakers this year will be Milo Yiannopoulos. There are many things to say about him. I’ll say just one. First, you need to know about “cuckservative.”Buckle your seatbelt.…
  • Leaving California with a Light Heart

    Sat 8:23pm By Wesley J. Smith
    After more than 67 years as a Californian--since my birth--I have moved to the Commonwealth of Virginia, following my wife to DC after she obtained a prime journalism gig in the nation's capital.Once I would have left California with a heavy heart. Not now,…
  • An Adult Voice amid Pandemic Childishness

    Sat 8:00pm By George Will
    In his 72 years, Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, who was raised in segregated Richmond, Virginia, acknowledges that he has seen much change, often for the better, including advances in the 1960s. But in his…
  • Following Up On The Foreign Emoluments Clause and Gerrymandering

    Sat 6:42pm By Dan McLaughlin
    I hope you all subscribe to National Review; alongside a ton of great content by other writers, in the past two issues, I've covered why it's a myth that the Republican majority in the House of Representatives is mostly the work of partisan gerrymandering, and…
  • Omar Abdel Rahman, the ‘Blind Sheikh,’ Is Dead

    Sat 5:09pm By Andrew C. McCarthy
    Omar Abdel Rahman, the notorious “Blind Sheikh” who died on Friday night while serving his life sentence in federal prison, was never shy about being a terrorist. As he put it:What kind of name is this? Why are we afraid of it? Why do we fear the word…
  • Who Are We?

    Sat 4:30pm By Victor Davis Hanson
    The entire notion of identity politics — of appearance and tribe being essential rather than incidental to our characters — is coming under new reexamination in the post-Obama era. In this regard, there is a fascinating new documentary on race, identity,…
  • Michael the Kind

    Sat 11:03am By Yuval Levin
    Well-deserved tributes are pouring forth for Michael Novak, who died yesterday at the age of 83. It’s frankly hard to know where to begin in praising him. His scholarship and writing—he was the author of more than four dozen books—evinced an…
  • The President and Russia

    Sat 10:42am By Andrew Stuttaford
    President-elect Steinmeier that is: Did you think I meant someone else?Just under a week ago, Germany’s parliamentary assembly elected Frank-Walter Steinmeier as the country’s new president. Steinmeier is a member of the Social Democratic Party (SPD), the…
  • Rolling Back Regulation

    Sat 9:55am By Michael R. Strain
    Amid everything going on in Washington, President Trump signed legislation last week. As reported by The Hill on Thursday afternoon:President Trump on Thursday signed legislation ending a key Obama administration coal mining rule.The bill quashes the Office of…
  • Europe: A Warning from a Friend

    Sat 9:23am By Jay Nordlinger
    Toward the end of my latest Q&A, I make an observation about Jean-François Revel: One of the reasons he wrote his books was to wake people up -- to warn them, before it was too late. I believe there is something of that about James Kirchick’s new book, The…
  • This Day in Liberal Judicial Activism-February 18

    Sat 8:00am By Ed Whelan
    1972—In a Brennanesque opinion in People v. Anderson, the California supreme court, by a 6-1 vote, misconstrues the state constitution’s prohibition on cruel or unusual punishment to reflect “contemporary standards of decency” and rules that the death…
  • The Heroism of E. D. Hirsch

    Sat 4:00am By M. D. Aeschliman
    E. D. Hirsch, Jr., who will turn 89 years of age in March, is one of the true intellectual heroes of our time, and his work, on two levels, deserves the widest dissemination and discussion. His new book, Why Knowledge Matters: Rescuing Our Children from Failed…
  • The President Isn’t the Hero of the American Story

    Sat 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 the Dingo who cares not about your petty beauty contests),Since most of this…
  • Lib on the Rocks

    Sat 4:00am By D. Keith Mano
    Editor's Note: We honor our late former colleague, D. Keith Mano, by sharing over the next weeks several of his acclaimed columns, which were published in National Review every fortnight from 1972 to 1989. The following piece was first published in the March…
  • Why Was the FBI Investigating General Flynn?

    Sat 4:00am By Andrew C. McCarthy
    National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was dismissed amid a torrent of mainstream-media reporting and disgraceful government leaks (but I repeat myself). Among the most intriguing was a New York Times report the morning after Flynn’s resignation, explaining…
  • Who Rules the United States?

    Sat 12:00am By Matthew Continetti
    Donald Trump was elected president last November by winning 306 electoral votes. He pledged to "drain the swamp" in Washington, D.C., to overturn the system of politics that had left the nation's capital and major financial and tech centers flourishing but…
  • Why Social-Justice Warriors Think It’s Okay to Be Racist Towards Asians

    Sat 12:00am By Mitchell Blatt
    It happens all too often to Americans of Asian ancestry. They are walking home on a crowded street, and someone bumps into them and shouts, “Go back to China!” When it happened last year to Michael Luo, a New York Times journalist, he started the hashtag…
  • Ten Things that Caught My Eye Today (Feb 17, 2017)

    Fri 9:25pm By Kathryn Jean Lopez
    1. Stone sculptures smashed by Isil in ancient city of Palmyra restored to former glory by Italian experts2. Tom Farr: What Trump Can Do to Secure Religious Freedom3. Andrew Walther in Morning Consult: Christian Genocide Victims Deserve Support and Priority.4.…
  • Michael Novak, R.I.P. – Three of Many NRO Flashbacks

    Fri 6:09pm By Kathryn Jean Lopez
    As you’ve heard, Michael Novak died today, at home, after days of being surrounded by family. According to his sister, whenever he could speak in recent days, he would say: “God loves you and you must love one another, that is all that matters. God bless…
  • Who’s Encouraging Anti-Semitism?

    Fri 5:31pm By Jonathan S. Tobin
    It would have been so easy for Donald Trump to address the issue of anti-Semitism at either of his two press conferences this week. All he had to do was to give an anodyne denunciation of hatred and then note his own strong Jewish connections and record of…
  • Michael Novak: Intellectual Godfather to a Generation of Conservatives

    Fri 5:06pm By Arthur C. Brooks
    Next time your work is frustrating or unpleasant, reflect on these words: “Enjoying what we do is not always a feeling of enjoyment; it is sometimes the gritty resolution a man or woman shows in doing what must be done -- perhaps with inner dread and yet…
  • What You’re Doing March 16

    Fri 5:04pm By Jack Fowler
    Let me give you but one highlight: You’ll be in Washington, D.C., attending the National Review Institute “2017 Ideas Summit,” and after an afternoon of panels featuring and presentation by wise conservatives -- so far those who will be on hand include…
  • The Rise of the Tough-Guy Right

    Fri 4:24pm By David French
    It’s not worth spending much time talking about Donald Trump’s press conference yesterday. He was the same guy we’ve watched since he came down that escalator on June 16, 2015. Heck, he was the same guy we watched at WrestleMania 23, body slamming Vince…
  • Twitter, Facebook, and More

    Fri 4:00pm By Ed Whelan
    Just a reminder: If you’re interested, my Twitter handle is @EdWhelanEPPC, and my Facebook page is www.facebook.com/EdWhelanEPPC.You’re also welcome to join my e-mail distribution list for selected posts of mine from Bench Memos and The Corner as well as…
  • RIP Michael Novak

    Fri 3:09pm By Jack Fowler
    Our dear friend and the former religion editor of National Review died today, aged 83, after a battle with cancer. There will be a symposium on this happy warrior and apostle of belief and faith and the morality of markets forthcoming on NRO. In the meanwhile,…
  • Michael Novak, R I P

    Fri 2:57pm By Ramesh Ponnuru
    The great Catholic writer has died.Novak is best known for making the moral case for a free-market economy and for being one of the original "neoconservatives" who crossed from left to right. His books include The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism, The Rise of…
  • Remembering Michael Novak

    Fri 2:51pm By George Weigel
    Michael Novak loved the Catholic Church and the United States passionately. And with his death at 83, both Church and nation have lost one of their most imaginative and accomplished sons: a groundbreaking theorist in philosophy, social ethics, religious…