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  • House Members File ‘Poison Pill’ Bill That Would Compel Women to Register for Draft

    29m By Mark Antonio Wright
    The Washington Post reports: “A pair of Republican congressmen who have criticized the military’s decision to open all combat roles to women are now leading the charge to have women register for the draft.”Reps. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.), a former Marine,…
  • In England, New Case of FGM Reported Every 109 Minutes

    1h By Ian Tuttle
    Here’s what an actual “war on women” looks like:A case of female genital mutilation (FGM) is reported in England every 109 minutes new figures show – however experts warn this could be the “tip of the iceburg”.The latest six months figures…
  • Candidate Diversity

    2h By Peter Augustine Lawler
    So I have to admit that, as a citizen of Georgia, I'm once again ticked off that list candidates from which I will be able to choose in my primary will be short and not very diverse.Originally, there was considerable -- even unprecedented -- diversity among…
  • Iowa's Transparently Dishonest Democratic Caucus

    2h By Ian Tuttle
    What a difference a fortnight makes.Two weeks ago, Hillary Clinton was all about transparency. “We have to do a much better job of protecting Americans’ voting rights,” she wrote in a CNN op-ed on January 21. “What we need now [is] more transparency,…
  • Lena Dunham: I’m Done with Twitter Until It’s a Safe Space

    3h By Katherine Timpf
    Lena Dunham has declared that she is totally done with Twitter and will stay done with it until it becomes a safe space for women.“Many internet media platforms -- social media platforms -- have to be putting more barriers in place for what is ultimately the…
  • Colleges Can Cut Costs: Here's How

    3h By Jenna A. Robinson
    On most news days, the rising cost of college seems to be a problem without any viable solution. The liberal proposal to make college “free” to students would simply shift the cost to taxpayers. And the free-market solution—to get government out of the…
  • More Fake Political Outrage over Inversions

    3h By Veronique de Rugy
    Last week, Wisconsin-based Johnson Controls and Tyco International, based in Ireland, announced a plan to merge. The new company won't be American. It will be Irish. The move will save the company $150 million in corporate taxes every year. This is hardly the…
  • Dartmouth Greek Houses to Be Fined for Displaying Dartmouth Indian Head

    4h By Katherine Timpf
    Dartmouth’s Greek Leadership Council (GLC) is going to start fining Greek houses for publicly displaying the Dartmouth Indian head because it’s cultural appropriation. “This is [a rule] I would hope the entire community would want to be accountable for,…
  • And the World's Most Miserable Economies Are ...

    2:59pm By Veronique de Rugy
    Every year, Bloomberg publishes its misery index. The ranking rates 63 national economies by adding a country's jobless rate and inflation. Bloomberg explains, "Misery index calculations were compiled using the median estimates in Bloomberg economic surveys…
  • The Other Candidates and Trump

    2:52pm By Ramesh Ponnuru
    Mona, you have moved from arguing that it's wrong for other candidates to "sabotage" Rubio to faulting the Jeb Bush-affiliated Super PAC for criticizing Rubio rather than Donald Trump. You say this even though you acknowledge the strategic reasons Bush…
  • Jeb's Sour Grapes

    2:41pm By Quin Hillyer
    The mark of a desperate candidate, and of an apparently sore loser, is when he flails so much that he directly contradicts his own longstanding positions.Jeb Bush is doing that right now.Again and again in recent days, the latest incarnation of the…
  • Rubio's Fans Should Relax, Continued

    2:26pm By Mona Charen
    It's always nice to have Charlie's agreement on any matter. Ramesh and I will disagree on this one. Let me add a couple of things. Right to Rise and Jeb's campaign have directed the lion's share of their negative ads against Rubio. In New Hampshire, during the…
  • King Arthur Shrinks in Great Courses Treatment

    2:17pm By Carol Iannone
    A revived interest in the Arthurian tales led me to download and watch the multi-part “King Arthur: History and Legend,” given by Dorsey Armstrong of Purdue University in the Great Courses series. It was good, a solid tour of the voluminous material,…
  • Ten Things that Caught My Eye Today (Feb. 5, 2016)

    2:11pm By Kathryn Jean Lopez
    1. EU calls ISIS killings of Christians genocide - What happens now? #NeverAgain https://t.co/060WeiStsU pic.twitter.com/6CWqQglGdK— ADF International (@IntlAdf) February 5, 20162. Jillian Melchior on China’s New Crackdown on Christians in the Wall Street…
  • The 37-Baby Crisis

    2:09pm By Michael J. New
    A recent New England Journal of Medicine study has the mainstream media swooning. Ever since Texas excluded Planned Parenthood from its state health-care program in 2011, countless media outlets have been eager to find evidence of negative public-health…
  • Re: Rubio Fans Should Relax

    2:02pm By Kevin D. Williamson
    I've enjoyed the back-and-forth here. If I'm following everything: Mona thinks Jeb should get out, because he's hurting Rubio; Ramesh thinks that she's making a bad argument; Charles thinks that Jeb should step off, too, for slightly different reasons; Ramesh…
  • Pope Francis and the Russian Patriarch Will Meet, as Ukrainian Catholics Watch and Wait

    2:00pm By George Weigel
    The announcement that Pope Francis will meet with Kirill, Russian Orthodox patriarch of Moscow, in Cuba on February 12 is, paradoxically, both a Big Deal and something that ought to have become routine by now. It’s a big deal, in that the Bishop of Rome has…
  • Litmus Tests for Judges: How the Left and Right Differ

    1:53pm By Ramesh Ponnuru
    Bernie Sanders said last night: “No nominee of mine, if I’m elected president, to the United States Supreme Court will get that nomination unless he or she is loud and clear, and says they will vote to overturn Citizens United.”Democrats have generally…
  • The U.S and Colombia Will Lead the Americas Forward in the 21st Century

    1:40pm By Marco Rubio
    Over the past 15 years, Plan Colombia and other U.S. assistance have helped transform Colombia from a country ravaged by drug cartels and terrorist insurgents to the more prosperous and secure society it is today. It has helped turn Colombians once terrorized…
  • Rubio's Fans Should Relax, Ctd.

    1:05pm By Ramesh Ponnuru
    You have succeeded, Charlie, in proving that an entirely different argument than the one Mona made is not vulnerable to the same objections. Congratulations. Your argument applies, I would think, to Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, and most of the other candidates…
  • I Felt Like Saying This to a Few Folks Last Week

    12:36pm By Jack Fowler
    But I didn't. Well, maybe I mumbled it. Anyway, quite coincidentally, this morning the NR storage room heaved up a box containing 20 copies of Cancel Your Own Goddam Subscription, Bill Buckley's classic collection of the best-ofs from his beloved "Notes &…
  • Re: Rubio's Fans Should Relax

    12:26pm By Charles C. W. Cooke
    Ramesh -- you take issue with those who are calling for Jeb to drop out, and specifically with Mona Charen whose column today suggests just that:Charen, a Rubio supporter, advises Jeb Bush to drop out of the campaign or at least stop criticizing her candidate.…
  • Jason Chaffetz Should Back Off and Let the FBI Investigate Hillary's E-mails

    11:49am By Andrew C. McCarthy
    Politico reports that Speaker Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) has given the go-ahead to House Oversight Committee chairman Jason Chaffetz (R., Utah) to investigate the lack of executive branch compliance with the recordkeeping and records-production provisions of the…
  • Rubio's Fans Should Relax

    11:20am By Ramesh Ponnuru
    Mona Charen, a Rubio supporter, advises Jeb Bush to drop out of the campaign or at least stop criticizing her candidate. Her column is in the format of a letter to Bush, and she writes, "by attacking Rubio, you are attempting to sabotage the very best…
  • Let Carly into Saturday Night's Debate

    10:55am By Jim Geraghty
    Oh, for heaven’s sake, Republican National Committee and ABC News, let Carly Fiorina participate in Saturday night’s debate.We’re down to eight candidates. (No, I’m not counting Jim “12 votes in Iowa” Gilmore.) After months of double-debates and…
  • What’s the Matter With New Hampshire?

    9:04am By Jim Geraghty
    From the last Morning Jolt of the week:What’s the Matter With New Hampshire?Tomorrow, a good chunk of the National Review gang will be in Manchester, New Hampshire for our debate-analysis and podcast-taping event. It’s sold out now; sorry if you missed the…
  • Georgetown Law Doesn't Know the Law

    8:36am By Jane S. Shaw
    Georgetown Law School students can't campaign for a political candidate, thanks to university lawyers' reading of the law. Why? The university is a tax-exempt entity and thus its students can't promote a candidate! Who's interpreting laws these days? Luckily,…
  • Something a Little Different

    8:21am By Mona Charen
    Jay's away this week, so in a break from the ordinary, I welcome a bona fide liberal to Need to Know: the estimable William Galston, Wall Street Journal columnist, Brookings fellow, and scholar of American political life. We talk about the uses and abuses…
  • This Day in Liberal Judicial Activism-February 5

    8:00am By Ed Whelan
    1996—In a muddled speech on the “majesty of the law” at Suffolk University law school, then-district judge Sonia Sotomayor complains that “the public fails to appreciate the importance of indefiniteness in the law”—indefiniteness that sometimes…
  • Pro-Abortion Colonialism in the Southern Hemisphere

    4:00am By Ian Tuttle
    The great blindness of progressives is that they think everyone wants to think like them.Take abortion. There’s a to-do going on in Latin America over abortion at the moment -- a periodic occurrence, since Latin America has some of the most restrictive…