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  • Kill or Get Out of Medicine!

    18 April 2015, 1:49 pm by: Wesley J. Smith

    Medical martyrdom is coming, a term I coined to describe doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other such professionals being forced (soon) to choose between their callings and participating in the intentional taking of human life.That is already the law of…
  • This Day in Liberal Judicial Activism-April 18

    18 April 2015, 8:00 am by: Ed Whelan

    1990—Dissenting in Osborne v. Ohio, Justices Brennan, Marshall, and Stevens opine that possession of child pornography is protected by the First Amendment. Though unmoored from any plausible meaning of the First Amendment, their position is a logical…
  • Disparate Impact and Sharks

    18 April 2015, 4:00 am by: Josh Gelernter

    ‘Disparate impact” has been in the news lately. Per 1964’s Civil Rights Act, government agencies are prohibited from discriminating among citizens by their races, sexes, or religions. According to the theory of disparate impact, if the actions of a…
  • FDR, Truman, and Ike: Not Communists, Just Naifs

    18 April 2015, 4:00 am by: Ron Capshaw

    Arthur Schlesinger Jr., the architect of what was once called “the vital center” -- a movement that eschewed the Right but also, most importantly, the Communist Left -- once said he knew he was doing his job properly because he was being attacked by both…
  • The Corker Bill Isn’t a Victory — It’s a Constitutional Perversion

    18 April 2015, 4:00 am by: Andrew C. McCarthy

    As the Framers knew, we are unlikely to outgrow human nature. So what happens when we decide we’ve outgrown a Constitution designed to protect us from human nature’s foibles?The question arises, yet again, thanks to Senator Bob Corker. The Tennessee…
  • With Hillary, Appearances Are Everything

    18 April 2015, 4:00 am by: Kevin D. Williamson

    Every Mystery Machine must have its Velma.You’ll remember Velma Dinkley, the grim-faced young fogey of the Scooby-Doo gang: turtleneck and knee socks, orange; pleated skirt and pumps, red; spectacle lenses a very groovy shade of aqua; hair in a severe,…
  • Among ‘Catholic Leaders’ against Cordileone, Some Veteran Activists against Catholic Teaching

    18 April 2015, 4:00 am by: Anne B. Hendershott

    Escalating the attacks on Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco for continuing to uphold Catholic teachings, 100 self-described “Catholic leaders” have signed an open letter to Pope Francis, calling for the archbishop’s removal. In a full-page…
  • Technocrat JEB: Mandate Advance Directives for Medicare

    17 April 2015, 8:34 pm by: Wesley J. Smith

    Ever the technocrat, JEB Bush proposes that all Medicare recipients be required to fill out an advance directive. From the NYT story:Jeb Bush, defending his efforts to keep alive Terri Schiavo, a brain-damaged woman, when he was governor of Florida, suggested…
  • Ten Things that Caught My Eye Today (April 17, 2015)

    17 April 2015, 8:34 pm by: Kathryn Jean Lopez

    1. Christians drowned for being Christian.2. 15 Cardinal George links. 3. ISIS claims blast near U.S. Consulate in Iraq4. #Iraq: unbelievable photos coming out of #Anbar province as #Daesh advances on the capital, the exodus of #Ramadi....…
  • A Challenge for Hillary Clinton: Return to a JFK Growth Agenda

    17 April 2015, 8:00 pm by: Larry Kudlow

    When John F. Kennedy was elected president he surprised both Democrats and Republicans with a bold tax-cutting plan to solve the problem of a moribund economy. He had campaigned on “getting the country moving again,” and had set a 5 percent economic-growth…
  • Baltimore Quaker School Could Afford to Take a Lesson from Harvard

    17 April 2015, 5:51 pm by: Kathryn Jean Lopez

    Harvard is a pretty liberal law school. I’m not expecting that most of the students are going to agree with me. But if I can at least show that there is a rational argument -- that there are good reasons on both sides of this debate -- that I consider to be…
  • Cardinal Francis George, R.I.P.

    17 April 2015, 5:14 pm by: George Weigel

    Francis Eugene George was many things: a dedicated missionary priest; a first-rate intellectual; a shrewd observer of the public square; the first native of the Windy City to be named archbishop of Chicago; a great reformer of the Archdiocese of Chicago. But…
  • Poetry

    17 April 2015, 4:47 pm by: Jennifer Reeser

    FOR MARIA SHARAPOVAHarder, harder, harder — slam the ballDown through the claws of those opposing hands.The prince and duchess, present in the stands,Will soon invite you into Anmer Hall.They recognize — the winner takes it all.Theirs is a court where one…
  • Learn Why the Future Will Be Conservative

    17 April 2015, 4:39 pm by: Jack Fowler

    You are cordially invited to attend the National Review Institute’s forthcoming 2015 Ideas Summit (scheduled for April 30 to May 2 in Washington at the Willard InterContinental Hotel) on "Why the future is conservative."That's a statement, not a question.…
  • 'Negative Partisanship' and the Path to President Cruz

    17 April 2015, 4:01 pm by: David French

    Between now and the election, we're going to hear quite a bit of the conventional wisdom about winning the presidency: Tack right/left to win the party primary, then charge to the middle to win the presidency. Secure the base, win moderates, then take the oath…
  • When Senior Citizens Get Pregnant

    17 April 2015, 4:00 pm by: Jennifer Lahl

    Because of the work I do in the area of third-party assisted reproductive medicine, I have Google alerts set for “egg donation,” “sperm donation,” and “surrogacy.” Often the daily digest reads like the lineup for a week of reality-TV programming.…
  • Father Should Have Equal Rights to IVF Embryos

    17 April 2015, 3:26 pm by: Wesley J. Smith

    What a mess some of the new reproductive technologies are making. Example, two celebrities (showing my age, I haven't a clue who they are) apparently are in a legal dispute about whether their frozen embryos have to be preserved. From the story:Nick Loeb is…
  • The Fall of Ramadi Would Mean a Devastating Win for ISIS

    17 April 2015, 3:11 pm by: Tom Rogan

    Home to hundreds of thousands, the Iraqi city of Ramadi may soon fall to the Islamic State.Not wanting to become minions of the death state that is ISIS, families are trying to escape their homes and flee the capital of the country’s vast Anbar province.…
  • Friends, This Is Not Tolerance

    17 April 2015, 2:59 pm by: Kathryn Jean Lopez

    This week, the Washington Post profiled Ryan Anderson as a “fresh voice on same-sex marriage” on “the right.” It gave credit where credit was due and was fairly done. Someone from the school Ryan attended for twelve years — a Quaker school in…
  • Undaunted, Immigration Hawks Meet in D.C. to Plan Their Next Moves

    17 April 2015, 2:51 pm by: Ryan Lovelace

    Immigration hawks from around the country flocked to Washington, D.C., for the Federation for American Immigration Reform’s (FAIR) annual “Hold Their Feet to the Fire,” event this week. While the forum is intended to encourage talk show hosts, law…
  • WATCH: ‘Hillary Clinton’s Chipotle Order’

    17 April 2015, 2:46 pm by: NR Staff

    Via the digital comedy network Above Average.
  • Corporations That Sponsor Sharpton’s National Action Network Convention

    17 April 2015, 2:30 pm by: Jillian Kay Melchior

    Several big corporations sponsored the annual convention last week for National Action Network, Al Sharpton’s in-the-red nonprofit, according to a list obtained by National Review.#ad#Sponsors included AT&T, Viacom, Walmart, Perennial Strategy Group, Combs…
  • The Kennedys Recognize a Former GOP Congressman for His 'Courageous' Flip-Flop on Climate Change

    17 April 2015, 2:20 pm by: Andrew Johnson

    Finally: Someone is being recognized for going against the grain and showing the courage of their convictions to decry the Tea Party and sound the alarm on climate change.Bob Inglis, a former Republican House member from South Carolina, will receive this…
  • The EU and Russia: Help and Hindrance

    17 April 2015, 2:13 pm by: Andrew Stuttaford

    The Economist’s Edward Lucas, an old friend, and a long-standing and highly perceptive analyst of the post-Soviet space (and thus someone very early to appreciate the direction in which Putin was going), has written his final column for European voice. Read…
  • Remind Me: When Can We Judge Lawyers by Their Clients?

    17 April 2015, 2:07 pm by: David French

    Over at Slate, David Cohen and Leonore Carpenter, jump up and down with glee at the notion that elite law firms "won't touch" the defense of traditional marriage. According to the New York Times, of the dozens of briefs filed at the Supreme Court against the…
  • The Unbearable Lightness of Obama’s Anti-Terror Policies

    17 April 2015, 1:57 pm by: Deroy Murdock

    When it comes to battling those who want us dead, Obama’s approach echoes that old saying among Soviet laborers: “We pretend to work, and they pretend to pay us.”#ad#There is a pretend quality to Obama’s stance on radical Islamic terrorism. It starts…
  • On Jobs and 'Jobs'

    17 April 2015, 1:31 pm by: Kevin D. Williamson

    Uber, you will be shocked to learn, does not apply rigorous econometric standards to its public-relations material. That is the complaint from Robert Reich and Alison Griswold, who protest that the firm boasts about the jobs it has created when in fact its…
  • A Number of the Biggest Recipients of Ex-Im Loans Are Foreign State Corporations. This Is Supposed…

    17 April 2015, 1:30 pm by: Veronique de Rugy

    The Heritage Foundation's Diane Katz and I have a new paper looking at an overlooked aspect of the Export-Import Bank activities: Who are the foreign buyers that are getting the subsidized loans?In the paper we find that the bank’s top foreign buyers, who…
  • Remembering Ramadi, ISIS's Latest Target

    17 April 2015, 1:07 pm by: Mario Loyola

    Easily the most wretched thing Barack Obama has done during his presidency was to abandon Iraq to Iranian hegemony and the horrors of ISIS after the valiant sacrifices our soldiers made to save that land.The biggest battles of the Iraq war were in the two…
  • Libertarians and 'Hardhats'

    17 April 2015, 12:58 pm by: Ramesh Ponnuru

    Nate Silver and Emily McClintock Ekins take a look at how many people have views that could be characterized as economically conservative and socially liberal (whom they label libertarians) or the reverse (whom they label "hardhats" or communitarians). All of…

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