National Review logo National Review Headline News Reader

  • Did Oswald Act Alone?

    21 September 2014, 8:33 am by: Michael R. Strain

    From Philip Shenon's captivating essay in today's Washington Post:By the late 1960s, opinion polls showed that most Americans had rejected the findings of the Warren Commission’s report. An April 2013 poll by the Associated Press found that 59 percent of…
  • Our Ballot, Sacredly Secret

    21 September 2014, 8:17 am by: Jay Nordlinger

    Yesterday, I had a post about political fear, opinion polls, and the importance of the secret ballot. It ended like this:I have said it before, I will say it again: Thank heaven for the secret ballot. The secret ballot is one of the best concepts, best…
  • Those Who Face Death

    21 September 2014, 4:00 am by: Jillian Kay Melchior

    Black Tiger Military Base, Mala Qara Village, Iraq -- Less than 60 miles from Islamic State–held Mosul, Commander Sirwan Barzani enters a room filled with troops and maps. His Kurdish peshmerga soldiers promptly leap to their feet in deference.Commander…
  • The Rape Epidemic Is a Fiction

    21 September 2014, 4:00 am by: Kevin D. Williamson

    Rape is a vicious crime, one that disproportionately affects poor women and incarcerated men, but Barack Obama knows his voters, and so his recent remarks on the subject were focused not on penitentiaries, broken families, or Indian reservations but on college…
  • Cashing In on Voting

    20 September 2014, 8:00 pm by: George Will

    The pursuit of perfection is usually foredoomed, but the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission, which has a latitudinarian understanding of ethical behavior, has a perfectly awful idea. It is urging the City Council to consider ways of paying -- starchier…
  • “Post-Constitution Day” for Tim Kaine and the Senate Democrats

    20 September 2014, 5:20 pm by: Carl Eric Scott

    If September 17th was Constitution Day, then the 18th must have been Post-Constitution Day, right? Generally I’ve critical of conservative thinkers, such as Mark Levin, when they say we now live in a post-Constitutional order. I just don’t think that’s…
  • Scotland to Spanking

    20 September 2014, 5:18 pm by: Mona Charen

    We began with Scotland, but somehow we got to spanking. The "we" is Jay Nordlinger and me on our podcast, Need to Know. Huge sighs of relief that the United Kingdom remains united. We would not welcome a world in which Russia is expanding while Great Britain…
  • Iran Sentences "Happy" Dancers to Lashes

    20 September 2014, 3:44 pm by: Wesley J. Smith

    Happiness is evil. Here is the story. Suspended for now, but if they are happy again, they will really be whipped. No comment required.
  • Shadow over the Baltics

    20 September 2014, 2:23 pm by: Andrew Stuttaford

  • Our Modern Terror of Rhythm of Life

    20 September 2014, 11:59 am by: Wesley J. Smith

    My friend, the San Francisco Chronicle columnist Caille Millner, has a good column out today about the "Slow Reading" movement. I'll let her tell you about it. From, "Learning How to Read Again, This Time Slowly:"Like the earlier movement for Slow Food, the…
  • Scotland's Retro Moment

    20 September 2014, 10:14 am by: David Pryce-Jones

    The move for Scottish independence always seemed retrograde. Whatever did the Scots need a state for? For a long time they have been a very recognizable and successful nation thanks to being in the state of the English, Welsh and northern Irish. In an era when…
  • Shhhh . . .

    20 September 2014, 9:53 am by: Jay Nordlinger

    In the 1980s and even into the 1990s, I think, some of us Republicans had a habit: If our nominee was down in the polls, we would tell ourselves that the people were lying to pollsters. Sometimes we would even say this out loud. Left-leaning types with…
  • This Day in Liberal Judicial Activism-September 20

    20 September 2014, 8:00 am by: Ed Whelan

    1972—In Abele v. Markle, a divided three-judge district court rules that Connecticut’s recently re-enacted abortion law is unconstitutional. Judge Jon O. Newman’s majority opinion is said to have considerably influenced Justice Blackmun’s opinion four…
  • The Islamic State . . . of Saudi Arabia

    20 September 2014, 4:00 am by: Andrew C. McCarthy

    The beheadings over the last several weeks were intended to terrorize, to intimidate, to coerce obedience, and to enforce a construction of sharia law that, being scripturally rooted, is draconian and repressive.And let’s not kid ourselves: We know there…
  • Ebola and ISIS

    20 September 2014, 4:00 am by: Josh Gelernter

    Ebola has been in the news. Three thousand American troops are on their way to fight the disease in Liberia, where there are too few beds in too few hospitals, with too few doctors to treat patients, and too few policemen to enforce quarantines.Quarantines…
  • Join the National Review Wine Club Today and Save $100 on Twelve World-Class Wines!

    20 September 2014, 4:00 am by: NR Staff

    You enjoy fine wine, right? So why not get amazing wines delivered right to your door by joining the National Review Wine Club. Enjoy wines selected by a wine-sourcing team with over 70 years of wine-buying experience and credentialed with the Court of Master…
  • Doing Feminism

    20 September 2014, 4:00 am by: Katherine Timpf

    Before I started doing stand-up comedy a few years ago, I knew Joan Rivers only as that lady with the weird face who got made fun of for her weird face. And I think a lot of people in my generation had the same experience.That is, of course, until she died.…
  • Progressives Enthroned

    20 September 2014, 4:00 am by: Amity Shlaes

    ‘He is at once God and their intimate friend,” wrote journalist Martha Gellhorn back in the 1930s of President Franklin Roosevelt. The quote comes from The Roosevelts, the new Ken Burns documentary that PBS airs this month. But the term “documentary”…
  • In Defense of Grant and Lee

    20 September 2014, 4:00 am by: Mackubin Thomas Owens

    The conventional wisdom concerning the comparative generalship of Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant was established almost immediately after the Civil War. Despite his role as, in the words of Frederick Douglass, “the rebel chieftain,” Lee has been…
  • The Influence Loophole

    20 September 2014, 12:00 am by: Matthew Continetti

    Foreign governments and their citizens are forbidden from contributing to U.S. elections. If a foreign government hires a lobbyist to influence the legislative or executive branches of the United States, that lobbyist must disclose his contracts and activities…
  • Domestic Violence in NFL Has Decreased under Goodell

    19 September 2014, 7:15 pm by: A. J. Delgado

    You won’t hear this from the media too busy calling for Roger Goodell’s head, but the facts show that, under Goodell’s tenure, the domestic-violence rate among NFL players has actually decreased. He should be commended rather than attacked.A Think…
  • Krauthammer's Take: Obama's Decision to Personally Approve Air Strikes Is 'Scary Stuff'

    19 September 2014, 7:15 pm by: NRO Staff

    Charles Krauthammer has little confidence in President Obama’s decision to personally approve each American bombing strike in Iraq and Syria.“Lyndon Johnson, who had a lot more experience, was also the one who directed air strikes in the north of Korea”…
  • Boston Fed Paper Gives Bitcoin-as-Payment-System a Thumbs-Up

    19 September 2014, 7:04 pm by: Patrick Brennan

    In this space, I've been following the evolution of the digital currency bitcoin, which has gotten big enough to merit an academic paper on it from two economists affiliated with the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, essentially asking whether bitcoin has…
  • If the GOP Loses the Senate—Blame the Establishment

    19 September 2014, 6:02 pm by: Laura Ingraham

    Now the concerned whispers are becoming audible groans. Turns out after premature high-fiving in certain Republican circles, the GOP just may be on the verge of blowing its opportunity to take control of the U.S. Senate in November. A few of us have been…
  • Boeing Isn't Getting More NASA Money Because It's Doing a Better Job than SpaceX

    19 September 2014, 5:42 pm by: Rand Simberg

    While Taylor Dinerman's description of this week's announcements is generally useful, it really isn't correct to say that Boeing is getting more money than SpaceX for the new contracts to get NASA astronauts to orbit and back because the former company is…
  • Why Los Angeles Is Liberating Its Cabs

    19 September 2014, 5:08 pm by: Reihan Salam

    Something very unusual is happening in Los Angeles. Instead of fighting innovative new businesses in service to deep-pocketed incumbents, local taxi regulators are very tentatively moving towards deregulation. No, they’re not putting themselves out of…
  • My Weekly Standard Article on Senate Elections and the Judiciary

    19 September 2014, 5:07 pm by: Ed Whelan

    Now available online, from the forthcoming issue of the Weekly Standard, is my article titled “The Senate and the Courts: The federal judiciary will follow the election returns.” (I didn’t come up with the title, but I like it.) Here’s my opening:With…
  • The Return of King Dollar

    19 September 2014, 5:00 pm by: Larry Kudlow

    Maybe the U.S. economy, a weakling for the last six years, is finally starting to flex some muscle. We’re referring to the return of King Dollar.For those who haven’t been paying attention, the greenback is in the midst of a rally not seen since the 1990s.…
  • The Christie Scandal That Wasn’t

    19 September 2014, 5:00 pm by: Ian Tuttle

    It is a dark day at MSNBC.The investigation continues, but on Thursday federal officials told NBC New York that, after nine months, the U.S. Justice Department has been unable to link New Jersey governor Chris Christie to the lane closures on the George…
  • Standing Against Human "Dignity Deniers"

    19 September 2014, 4:59 pm by: Wesley J. Smith

    I devoted my biweekly column at First Things to an article by Charles Foster in the Cambridge Quarterly of Health Care Ethics in support of human dignity.I start by noting that mainstream bioethics rejects the objective equal value of human life. From,…

National Review Actions

Welcome to Politomix -- the political news wire where left, right and center mix.


Politomix aggregates the day's political news on the web and your mobile device.



This page provides an easy way to scan, read and share the latest articles at National Review.

Free Politomix App for iOS
Get the App Politomix App