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    23 October 2014, 4:00 am by: NR Staff

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  • Saluting Young Pro-Lifers

    23 October 2014, 4:00 am by: Maria McFadden Maffucci

    Contrary to what President Obama and others on the pro-abortion Left might have you believe, being pro-life is inspiring and cool. And as our publication -- The Human Life Review -- completes its 40th year, more young leaders are emerging to keep our movement…
  • It’s the Economy, Stupid

    23 October 2014, 4:00 am by: Fred Bauer

    Democrats have tried running away from President Obama. They’ve tried shouting “birth control” from the rooftops. They’ve tried lamenting dastardly Republican obstruction. But many Democratic candidates are still struggling in the closing weeks of the…
  • 2014: The Year of the GOP's Millennial Candidates

    23 October 2014, 4:00 am by: Ron Meyer

    Less than two weeks from today, something historic could happen in the midterm election -- and no, I’m not talking about Republicans’ winning control of the Senate.Republicans are on the verge of electing three Millennials to Congress.Polling shows Elise…
  • Meet the New Serfs: You

    23 October 2014, 4:00 am by: Kevin D. Williamson

    The New Haven SWAT team must have been pretty amped up: It was midnight, and they were getting ready to bust down the door of a man wanted on charges involving weapons violations, robbery -- and murder. They were not sure how many people were in the house, or…
  • Berkeley Taps Bill Maher

    23 October 2014, 4:00 am by: Katherine Timpf

    The University of California--Berkeley has announced that polarizing TV host Bill Maher will be its winter graduation speaker.“The host of HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, comedian Maher is known for his political commentary and satire,” writes The Daily…
  • Cory Gardner Is Pitching a Perfect Game

    23 October 2014, 4:00 am by: Joel Gehrke

    All was peace and quiet in a news truck north of Denver, where an unsuspecting reporter was eating his lunch until he caught the eye of a mischievous state representative.“There just comes this pounding on the window, and [the reporter] said he practically…
  • Prepare for Biological Weapons

    23 October 2014, 4:00 am by: Matt A. Mayer

    Americans should be grateful that it is only Ebola we are dealing with right now. After all, compared with other viruses, the Ebola virus is more difficult to transmit, and the contagion period corresponds with outward symptoms. Other viruses are far more…
  • Will Power

    23 October 2014, 2:38 am by: John J. Miller

    George Will visits Miami University of Ohio. Liberal mayhem ensues. Katie Webster of the College Fix has the story.
  • Rand Paul’s Non-Isolationism

    23 October 2014, 1:15 am by: Eliana Johnson

    If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again. That, apparently, is Rand Paul’s approach to convincing the political establishment and, perhaps more important, Republican-primary voters, that he is not an isolationist.He’s said it on television,…
  • ‘Marlins Man’ Has the Best Seat in the House

    23 October 2014, 12:01 am by: Jason Epstein

    Via the Miami Herald: America, meet Laurence Leavy, who for the past two nights at Kauffman Stadium has been occupying a primo front-row seat, behind home plate, that is clearly visible from the Fox Sports center-field camera:In a sea of blue, Laurence…
  • America’s October Worries

    23 October 2014, 12:00 am by: Victor Davis Hanson

    In October of 1962, America worried whether an untried young president, John F. Kennedy, could keep us safe from nuclear-tipped missiles from nearby Communist Cuba. Today’s October worries are more insidious: the Ebola virus, the macabre Islamic State, a…
  • Peter Singer to Court: Make Chimps Persons!

    22 October 2014, 9:30 pm by: Wesley J. Smith

    There he goes again. Peter Singer--who has argued that cognitively devastated people should have been used instead of chimps in the creation of the hepatitis vaccine--urges a court to impose chimp personhood on society.Why? Well, because he wants to destroy…
  • Marvel's "Civil War" Is About Paranoid Tribalism, Not Paranoid Ideology

    22 October 2014, 8:12 pm by: Peter Spiliakos

    Jamelle Bouie has noticed that Marvel's 2006 "Civil War" storyline (which is scheduled to be integrated into the Marvel Studios superhero franchise ) sounds awful right-wing. It isn't. It's just mindless political tribalism, and the only thing that has changed…
  • 2014’s Most Important Election

    22 October 2014, 8:00 pm by: George Will

    Louisville, Ky. -- Barack Obama lost Kentucky in 2012 by 23 points, yet the state remains closely divided about re-electing the man whose parliamentary skills uniquely qualify him to restrain Obama’s executive overreach. So, Kentucky’s Senate contest is a…
  • Krauthammer's Take: Homegrown Radicals Like Ottawa Gunman 'New Face of Terror'

    22 October 2014, 7:33 pm by: NRO Staff

    Charles Krauthammer warned the West to get used to small-scale Islamist attacks like the one that brought Ottawa to a standstill on Wednesday, explaining that lone wolf, self-radicalized jihadists living in Western countries are "the new face of terror."The…
  • Chris Christie Isn't Wrong about the Minimum Wage, for At Least Two Reasons

    22 October 2014, 6:52 pm by: Patrick Brennan

    "I'm tired of hearing about the minimum wage," New Jersey governor Chris Christie said Tuesday, adding to a list of a number of things, policy issues and otherwise, that he is tired of hearing about. It's clear enough that he's tired of hearing about the…
  • Football Coach Fired Because Eating Watermelon Is Racist

    22 October 2014, 6:33 pm by: Katherine Timpf

    A winning high-school football coach was fired after the team’s tradition of eating watermelon after games was deemed “inappropriate” and “racist.”Bud Walpole had been coaching Academic Magnet Raptors football team, and was in the middle of a very…
  • Communism for Kids

    22 October 2014, 6:14 pm by: Tim Cavanaugh

    If you've been wondering what to get for your favorite child this non-denominational Christmas, a Teutonic author of kid lit is here to help.Kreuzberg-based performance artist and writer Bini Adamczak's 2004 Kommunismus: Kleine Geschichte, wie endlich alles…
  • Glenn Greenwald Blames Canada for Terror Attack — Against Canada

    22 October 2014, 6:06 pm by: Ian Tuttle

    Earlier this week an Islamic State sympathizer known to authorities as a suspected radical ran down two Canadian soldiers in a Quebec parking lot, killing one of them before being shot dead himself. Writing at the Intercept, Glenn Greenwald opted to attack not…
  • Bruce Rauner Has Now Spent $20 Million on His Own Campaign

    22 October 2014, 5:55 pm by: Ryan Lovelace

    Republican candidate Bruce Rauner has given more than $20 million to his own campaign to unseat incumbent Governor Pat Quinn (D., Ill.), according to the Chicago Sun-Times.Although Rauner has occasionally been compared to fellow financier-politician Mitt…
  • Bananas

    22 October 2014, 5:16 pm by: Fred Schwarz

    A New Jersey high school has been exonerated of any racist intent after its football team used a banana to plug a hole in the door between its locker room and that of a majority-black visiting team. But, this being America in the 21st century, the school is…
  • West Virginia Democrat, Managing Election Laws, Violates Own Rules

    22 October 2014, 5:05 pm by: Jim Geraghty

    Of course:The state’s chief election officer may have violated state election laws when she brought a group of supporters to the Kanawha County Voters Registration Office today.On Wednesday, the first day for early voting in West Virginia, Secretary of State…
  • No, Egg Freezing Won’t Let Women Have It All

    22 October 2014, 5:00 pm by: Madison V. Peace

    Last week, NBC News reported that Facebook and Apple are adding a rather pricey benefit to their health-care packages in order to attract and retain female employees: up to $20,000 in egg-freezing coverage, which can be used for non-medical reasons. Currently…
  • A Sensational Story That Isn't a Surprise

    22 October 2014, 4:58 pm by: Jane S. Shaw

    Kenneth Wainstein, the special investigator of UNC-Chapel Hill’s scandal surrounding “no-show” and “paper” classes, has issued his 131-page report.There’s a lot in it. “No show” classes (no instruction, no attendance, with only final papers…
  • Palin the Piñata

    22 October 2014, 4:26 pm by: Charles C. W. Cooke

    As should now be clear to all who follow my work, I do not like Sarah Palin. I never have. I didn’t like her when she was chosen as John McCain’s vice-presidential nominee, I didn’t like her when she became an ersatz television star and part-time…
  • Anti-Israel Bias in One Headline (or Three)

    22 October 2014, 4:18 pm by: Jonah Goldberg

    So earlier today the Associated Press ran a story with the headline "Israeli police shoot man in east Jerusalem." Then they changed it to "Car slams into east Jerusalem train station." Finally, after widespread outrage on social media, they changed it to…
  • How the 'Wichita Massacre' Became a Factor in the Kansas Gov's Race

    22 October 2014, 3:51 pm by: Ryan Lovelace

    One of the most horrendous crimes in Kansas’s history has become an issue in the state’s hard-fought gubernatorial race. Jonathan and Reginald Carr received death sentences from the state more than a decade ago for a crime spree that involved rape,…
  • N.H.'s Shaheen Claims Obamacare's $853 Billion in Cuts to Medicare Are Imaginary

    22 October 2014, 3:34 pm by: Avik Roy

    In last night's debate in New Hampshire between U.S. Senate candidates Jeanne Shaheen (D.) and Scott Brown (R.), Brown pointed out that Shaheen's vote for Obamacare in 2010 "took three-quarters of a trillion dollars from our seniors' Medicare to help pay for…
  • Wendy Davis Confused about What a Governor of a State Does

    22 October 2014, 3:03 pm by: Ian Tuttle

    When it comes to train wrecks, they say that even if you can’t look away, you want to -- but the ongoing disaster that is the Wendy Davis campaign, about which I write today, is far too much fun even for that. And (thankfully, for us media types) it is not…

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