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  • The Appalling Delusion of 100 Percent Renewables, Exposed

    1day from now By Robert Bryce
    The idea that the U.S. economy can be run solely with renewable energy -- a claim that leftist politicians, environmentalists, and climate activists have endlessly promoted -- has always been a fool’s errand. And on Monday, the National Academy of Sciences…
  • Syria in 2017 Is Nothing Like Iraq in 2003

    3h By Max Bloom
    Each day now brings another worrying development in Syria. A Navy jet downs a Syrian plane — the first air-to-air combat the U.S. has been involved in since 1999 — and Russia declares that coalition aircraft west of the Euphrates will be targeted. Iran…
  • Anti-Free-Speech Radicals Never Give Up

    3:13pm By David French
    In the never-ending battle to preserve free speech, there is always good news and bad news. There are triumphs and setbacks. The struggle for liberty always encounters the will to power, and often the will to power is cloaked in terms of “compassion,”…
  • The Rise of Jeremy Corbyn

    3:13pm By NR Staff
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  • How Badly Do Democrats Really Want to Defeat Trump?

    2:56pm By Rich Lowry
    I wrote about this question today in the context of the Georgia special election: There’s no doubt that Democrats want to watch TV programs that excoriate the president. They want to give money to candidates opposing him. They want to fantasize about…
  • The Democrats’ Resistance Temptation

    1:50pm By Jonathan S. Tobin
    In retrospect, it’s clear that Democrats invested too heavily in the special election in Georgia’s sixth district. Despite an attractive centrist candidate, enough money to launch a small war, and the millstone of President Donald Trump’s White House…
  • The Senate’s ‘Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017’ Finally Revealed

    1:38pm By Tiana Lowe
    After weeks of secrecy and speculation, Senate Republicans have finally unveiled a 142-page iteration of their health-care bill, titled the “Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017.” Written by a group of 13 GOP Senators headed up by Majority Leader Mitch…
  • Harper's Bazaar Author Peddles Debunked Stat to Promote Overseas Abortion

    1:36pm By Alexandra DeSanctis
    In an effort to promote the global legalization of abortion, a number of articles published during the last few years have used the example of El Salvador to argue that “unsafe” abortions lead to the deaths of thousands of women each year. El Salvador…
  • The Perverse Incentives in University Science Funding

    12:33pm By George Leef
    When Troy Camplin and a co-researcher sought funding for a university institute devoted to the study of spontaneous orders, they were turned down. The provost declared that he just didn't believe that complexity was worthy of scientific study. End of story.…
  • Finding the Way Back on Immigration Isn’t Going to Be Easy for Democrats

    11:30am By Michael Brendan Dougherty
    Can the Democrats find a sane stance on immigration? I’m not so sure. In an article at The Atlantic, Peter Beinart eloquently shows how Democrats have drifted farther from a mainstream point of view on this issue. In the middle of the last decade, left-wing…
  • ‘They Are Never Talking about Issues Like Russia’

    10:07am By Jim Geraghty
    “Our brand is worse than Trump.” That quote from Ohio Democratic representative Tim Ryan in the New York Times is going to get a lot of attention; for Republicans it’s a reason for glee and for Democrats, a devastating self-assessment that challenges…
  • Summer Reading

    9:35am By Yuval Levin
    Summer is here, and so is the new summer issue of National Affairs. It’s filled with thoughtful, timely essays on policy and political thought, from Sally Satel on how to understand the opioid crisis to Andy Smarick on how education is changing, Oren Cass on…
  • Netherlander Euthanasia Guru Bemoans His Handiwork

    9:09am By Wesley J. Smith
    Boudewijn Chabot was the Netherlander psychiatrist who assisted the suicide of a deeply depressed woman who wanted to die after the demise of her two children. All she wanted to do was be buried between them. Chabot met with her four times over several…
  • ‘They Are Never Talking About Issues Like Russia.’

    9:02am By Jim Geraghty
    From the Thursday edition of the Morning Jolt: ‘They Are Never Talking About Issues Like Russia.’ “Our brand is worse than Trump.” That quote from Ohio Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan in the New York Times is going to get a lot of attention. For Republicans,…
  • Why the Liberal Elite Will Never Check Its Privilege

    4:00am By William Voegeli
    Karen Kipple’s “greatest wish in the world” is that her eight-year-old daughter Ruby will “have a good life.” At the same time, in “accordance with [her] politics and principles,” she aspires to “a life spent making a difference and helping…
  • It’s Not the 1960s: Group Violence in America Is Hard to Pull Off

    4:00am By Jim Geraghty
    San Bernardino. Orlando. Alexandria. It may feel like America is descending into chaos, but those who seek to shed innocent blood in the name of an ideology in 2017 actually face a tough, hardened society, well versed in the methods of terrorists and armed…
  • DeVos Should Take on Education’s Reformocracy

    4:00am By Frederick M. Hess
    Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has had her share of early missteps, but she has also emphasized a message with the potential to win over the nation’s families and teachers — even those skeptical of her enthusiasm for school choice. In June, at the…
  • The Murky European Future

    4:00am By Noah Daponte-Smith
    The second decade of the 21st century has been a difficult one for the European Union. The ongoing repercussions of the financial crisis of 2008 plagued the Continent for years, threatening to sink first the national economies of the countries on the European…
  • The Big Sick Isn’t Big Enough

    4:00am By Kyle Smith
    In the 1970s, every suburban couple shared the same dread: that they’d be invited over to another couple’s house to watch a slideshow of vacation photos. Invariably the guests would discover that their hosts couldn’t leave anything out. Everything was…
  • The Crisis of the Economic Right and the Case for Reform Conservatism

    4:00am By Max Bloom
    American politics, the conventional wisdom goes, is divided along two axes: There are economic liberals and conservatives, and there are social liberals and conservatives, and a rough symmetry prevails between the two. The Democratic base is aligned on…
  • Trump and His Generals

    12:00am By Victor Davis Hanson
    Donald Trump earned respect from the Washington establishment for appointing three of the nation’s most accomplished generals to direct his national-security policy: James Mattis (secretary of defense), H. R. McMaster (national-security adviser), and John…
  • University: Saying ‘Gender Plays No Part in Whom We Hire’ Is a ‘Microaggression’

    Wed 8:14pm By Katherine Timpf
    According to a document on Rowan University’s official website, saying that “gender plays no part in who we hire” is a microaggression, and you should intervene and correct people if you hear them saying it. The phrase is just one of many on the official…
  • Let Us Plunge toward Our Fast-Unfolding Future

    Wed 8:00pm By George Will
    In 1859, when Manhattan still had many farms, near the Battery on the island’s southern tip the Great American Tea Company was launched. It grew, and outgrew its name, becoming in 1870 the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company, which in 1912 begat the first…
  • California Court Dismisses 14 Criminal Charges against Center for Medical Progress

    Wed 7:28pm By Alexandra DeSanctis
    This afternoon, the San Francisco Superior Court tossed out 14 of the 15 criminal charges that had been brought by the state of California against two journalists from the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), after they released a series of undercover videos…
  • The Incomplete Media Narrative about a Murdered Muslim Girl

    Wed 6:13pm By Tiana Lowe
    Early Sunday morning, a 22-year-old man bludgeoned a Muslim girl, Nabra Hassanen, to death with a metal baseball bat on her way home from an all-night Ramadan observance at the All Dulles Area Muslim Society mosque. The murderer dumped the 17-year-old’s…
  • This Acquittal Was Correct — Jury Exonerates Cop in Milwaukee Shooting

    Wed 6:07pm By David French
    Each police shooting has to be evaluated on its own facts Today, a Milwaukee jury rightly acquitted former police officer Dominique Heaggen-Brown in the 2016 shooting of Sylville Smith -- a shooting that led to unrest in the city. This case was markedly…
  • What to Make of the Saudi Shake-up 

    Wed 4:56pm By Elliott Abrams
    On Wednesday, King Salman of Saudi Arabia pushed aside his heir-apparent, Crown Prince Mohamed bin Nayef, and moved his own son Mohamed bin Salman into that spot. He also removed Mohamed bin Nayef (known as MbN) from his powerful post as interior minister,…
  • 0-4 and an About-Face: Democrats Suddenly Believe Ossoff No Longer Matters

    Wed 4:56pm By Tiana Lowe
    He was a candidate on whom it would be worth risking millions. He was a messianic, baby-faced neophyte slated to stage a Macron-esque takeover of Georgia’s sixth congressional district in the #Resistance's first great blow to Trump's America. CNN’s Don…
  • Spending Cuts Are the Best Way to Pay for Tax Reform

    Wed 4:42pm By Veronique de Rugy
    Yesterday, Speaker Ryan promised that tax reform would happen before the end of 2017. My two cents is that it won't until Ryan finally agrees to drop the border-adjustment tax that has fractured our movement, the business community, and the Republican caucus.…
  • Immigration Has Changed the Progressive Movement

    Wed 4:18pm By Jason Richwine
    Peter Beinart has an excellent essay in The Atlantic on how the American Left has shifted on immigration. Just a decade ago, he writes, progressive intellectuals such as Glenn Greenwald, Paul Krugman, and even Barack Obama at least acknowledged the costs of…