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  • The Ignorant Freakout over Clarence Thomas

    3h By Rich Lowry
    Who knew that inherent rights are a political bombshell?Justice Clarence Thomas set off a controversy in his dissent in the Supreme Court’s gay-marriage decision by reciting core American beliefs about the innate dignity and rights of all persons, whatever…
  • The Supreme Court Sweats a Small-Stakes Case on Redistricting

    3h By Michael Barone
    ‘Words mean what they say,” I wrote in my Washington Examiner column one week ago. But, as I added, not necessarily to a majority of justices of the Supreme Court. The targets of my column were the majority opinions in King v. Burwell and Texas Department…
  • Slavery Didn't Cause Today's Black Problems, Welfare Did

    3h By Thomas Sowell
    Discussions of racial problems almost invariably bring out the cliché of “a legacy of slavery.” But anyone who is being serious, as distinguished from being political, would surely want to know if whatever he is talking about -- whether fatherless…
  • Tragedies (Greek and American)

    Mon 10:21pm By Jay Nordlinger
    Mona and I have done a Need to Know podcast, with an apt guest: Desmond Lachman, of the American Enterprise Institute. He is an expert on international finance, and informed to the gills about Greece. He has all the details, but he has more than that:…
  • Olympic Fun

    Mon 7:27pm By Andrew Stuttaford
    Reuters:Poorly attended news conferences, a meager global social media footprint and lack of much obvious enthusiasm on the ground; Beijing looks like an improbable front-runner to win the right to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. With Oslo dropping out of the…
  • No Good Options for Greece, But There Are Options

    Mon 6:30pm By The Editors
    Europe’s Greek crisis has always been conducted in and through confusion, but the 61 percent victory for the “No” option in Sunday’s referendum -- in effect a refusal of new bailout terms offered by Europe’s creditor institutions -- has produced…
  • Judicial Supremacy Has Its Limits

    Mon 6:00pm By John Yoo
    In Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court used its power of judicial review to legalize gay marriage throughout the nation. In one fell stroke, five Justices short-circuited the democratic process, which was gradually removing barriers to gays, and swept…
  • Greece, Inching Toward Sanity?

    Mon 5:58pm By Patrick Brennan
    From the Financial Times' story on the European Central Bank's and Germany's announcement that they expect Greece to show up with a plan in Brussels tomorrow:Athens did its best to put its political and financial house in order ahead of Tuesday’s…
  • ThinkProgress Encounters Economic Reality, Becomes Confused and Upset

    Mon 5:19pm By Charles C. W. Cooke
    ThinkProgress is in a huff because the real world insists on standing athwart its unicorn paddock:The U.S. women’s soccer team defeated Japan on Sunday to win the World Cup. For their dominant performance, the team will collect $2 million from FIFA, the…
  • The Euro Debacle

    Mon 5:14pm By Ramesh Ponnuru
    There's plenty of blame to spread in Europe, I write at Bloomberg View today.Greece's government seems determined to incur the world's blame for the emergent economic turmoil in Europe. Mark Gilbert summed it up accurately for Bloomberg View: "The nation's…
  • Not Getting Retention

    Mon 5:11pm By Ramesh Ponnuru
    Senator Cruz's proposal to amend the Constitution to allow for judicial-retention elections has gotten a fair amount of attention at NRO. George Will suggested that it is evidence that Cruz is "unhinged"; Jim Geraghty reported on the reaction from other…
  • Repainting the General Lee Won’t Erase What It Symbolizes from History

    Mon 4:06pm By Charles C. W. Cooke
    The General Lee is to be put out to pasture, its signature insignia washed clean by the madding crowd. ESPN reports:Saying he didn't want to offend people, Bubba Watson on Friday elaborated on the rationale behind his decision to paint an American flag over…
  • ‘The Road to Greece’

    Mon 4:06pm By Jay Nordlinger
    John Fund’s post below reminded me of something: It was he who concentrated my mind on the Greek problem a few years ago. He had seen men in Greece, leaving their homes in coat and tie, pretending to their families that they still had a job. He saw them…
  • Conservatives, Quit Defending Trump

    Mon 4:00pm By Linda Chavez
    Donald Trump’s outrageous comments about Mexican immigrants in his announcement speech two weeks ago should have been an occasion for conservatives to say that we have no room for bigots in our midst. Instead, a host of conservatives, from Ted Cruz to…
  • Wisconsin's Shame: The Closer You Look, the Worse it Gets

    Mon 3:29pm By David French
    Another Wisconsin conservative family has broken their silence, telling the story of their own encounter with the brutal, secret, and expansive "John Doe" investigations. Their son was home alone when the police launched a pre-dawn raid, guns drawn, and then…
  • Hillary Clinton and ‘The Race’

    Mon 3:01pm By Victor Davis Hanson
    In the midst of the Confederate flag controversy over the state sanction of 19th-century racially separatist icons, can it really be true that next week Hillary Clinton plans to speak and thereby provide her imprimatur to a national convention of the National…
  • Why Trump Matters

    Mon 2:54pm By Eliana Johnson
    Maybe Donald Trump will drop out of the race before the Iowa caucuses. Maybe he won't. In the meantime, he's polling between 10 and 15 percent and, perhaps more importantly, sucking up all the oxygen on the far right. That means he's making it extraordinarily…
  • Living the Low Life in Greece

    Mon 2:38pm By John Fund
    While the Greek government prepares to do battle with European finance ministers in new negotiations tomorrow, the outlook for average Greeks is looking bleaker than ever.Promises from left-wing prime minister Alexis Tsipras that banks would reopen tomorrow…
  • Does the U.S. Have Lower Economic Mobility than Other Countries?

    Mon 2:24pm By Scott Winship
    I’ve been focused on writing a 5,000-word take-down of a piece by the New America Foundation’s Phil Longman that claims each successive generation in the U.S. has been poorer in recent years, but over the weekend Longman’s colleague Michael Lind made a…
  • Greece: The Day After

    Mon 1:50pm By Andrew Stuttaford
    As Greece prepares yet again to negotiate with the rest of the euro zone, it will do so without Yanis Varoufakis, Marxist, narcissist and clown and until earlier today the country’s finance minister. A rather less blameless Iphigenia, he’s been sacrificed…
  • Ten Things that Caught My Eye Today (July 6, 2015)

    Mon 1:07pm By Kathryn Jean Lopez
    1.LEBANON: Maronite Patriarch: the storm will pass, and Christians will remain in the Middle East - Fides News Agency http://t.co/RhRPkiBUDQ— Sr. Veronica Young (@sistervpaul_) July 6, 20152.Turkish-Kurdish firefight along Syrian border could create a thorny…
  • It’s Always a Good Time to Impose Fiscal Discipline

    Mon 12:30pm By John Kasich
    My family loves to hike, and together we have hiked in some beautiful places. One of our favorites is Glacier National Park in Montana. On the trail my wife, our twin daughters, and I push forward together, rest when we reach a beautiful view or milestone, and…
  • Obamacare Plans Seeing Massive Rate Increases for Next Year

    Mon 12:28pm By Veronique de Rugy
    On the 4th of July, the New York Times had a story about health insurers' requests for massive increases in premiums. The rate increases -- or rather, the requests for increases, which are subject to federal approval -- are the first to reflect a full year of…
  • Knowing What We Know Now, Mrs. Clinton, Would You Still Support Sanctuary Cities?

    Mon 12:06pm By Mark Krikorian
    In the wake of the murder of Kate Steinle by a five-times-deported illegal-alien felon, news organizations worthy of the name would be all over the Democratic candidates asking if they regret their past, repeated, emphatic support for sanctuary cities. After…
  • It Ain't Academic, It's Political!

    Mon 10:54am By Jay Schalin
    One of the most blatant examples of the University of North Carolina’s too-cozy relationship with the Democratic Party is the Center for Poverty, Work, and Opportunity at the law school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It was created to…
  • Hillary Is the Last Person Who Can Complain About Bad Cyber-Security

    Mon 10:47am By Jim Geraghty
    It is fascinating to watch Hillary Clinton try to sound like she's the candidate to crack down on cyber-espionage#...#China's military is growing very quickly, they're establishing military installations that again threaten countries we have treaties with,…
  • Frivolous Attacks on Texas AG Ken Paxton

    Mon 10:35am By Ed Whelan
    In the immediate aftermath of the Court’s ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, Texas attorney general Ken Paxton provided an advisory opinion to Texas lieutenant governor Dan Patrick concerning the religious-liberty rights of county clerks (and their employees),…
  • 15 State AGs for Religious Freedom

    Mon 9:29am By Ed Whelan
    In the wake of the Court’s ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, I’m pleased to note that 15 state attorneys general have immediately stood up for religious liberty.At oral argument, Solicitor General Donald Verrilli candidly admitted (“it’s certainly going…
  • Go Fourth

    Mon 8:59am By John J. Miller
    Because it's never too late to read like a patriot, here are the winners of Liberty Island's Independence Day fiction contest.
  • This Day in Liberal Judicial Activism-July 6

    Mon 8:00am By Ed Whelan
    1989—In solo dissent in Hamblen v. Dugger, Florida justice Rosemary Barkett opines that a capital defendant is not permitted to waive his right to present evidence of mitigating circumstances. Such waiver, she contends, somehow makes it impossible for the…