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Emmanuel Macron: Wrong man, wrong time?

(Paul Mirengoff) In an article called “The French, Coming Apart,” Christopher Caldwell, drawing heavily on the work of author Christophe Guilluy, argues that globalization has effectively cut France in two. In 16 dynamic urban areas, Caldwell says, the world’s resources have proved a profitable complement to those found in France. Show More Summary

A Strange Fact About Emmanuel Macron

(John Hinderaker) The French election has come down to a runoff between Emmanuel Macron and Marine le Pen. The French establishment is uniting behind Macron, who is considered a mainstream figure. In one respect, though, his history is odd: he is married to one of his high school teachers, who was a married mother of three when they met. Show More Summary

Former Official: Obama Administration Misled on Climate Change

(John Hinderaker) We have written about the corruption of climate science over and over again. Tragically, the agencies that are responsible for maintaining surface temperature records are staffed by zealots who put ideology ahead of science. Show More Summary

Judge blocks Trump’s order on sanctuary cities

(Paul Mirengoff) Judge William Orrick, III, appointed by President Obama after he raised at least $200,000 for his fellow left-liberal, has issued an order blocking President Trump from withholding funds to communities that limit cooperation with U.S. Show More Summary

The Insane Left Hits Rock Bottom

(Steven Hayward) I thought the cultural left couldn’t get any more ridiculous than when there was a complaint that the Vagina Monologues weren’t inclusive enough because it excluded men and trans-people, though I don’t know why we should be so specieist about it. Show More Summary

Dave Begley: Live from Omaha, it’s Scott Walker

(Scott Johnson) Omaha attorney Dave Begley covered the appearances of presidential candidates in Iowa and Nebraska for us over the past two years. Last week he reported here on the appearance of Keith Ellison and Bernie Sanders in Omaha. Show More Summary

At the White House with Trump

(Scott Johnson) Entering the White House through the visitors’ entrance at the northwest corner of the grounds, I heard a uniformed Secret Service officer calling a colleague inside: “Press is coming in. Don’t let them wander aroundShow More Summary

How high the moon?

(Scott Johnson) Today we celebrate the centennial anniversary of the birth of Ella Fitzgerald, the First Lady of Song. She was a remarkable artist. Each period of her long career is rewarding, though she deepened her art as she got older. Show More Summary

75 year-old vet acquitted of placing American flag at VA facility

(Paul Mirengoff) A U.S. District Court in California has declared 75-year-old veteran Robert Rosebrock not guilty of violating federal law in a prosecution for allegedly displaying two four-by-six inch American flags above a Veterans Affairs fence on Memorial Day 2016. Show More Summary

Times Editorial Board Accuses Justice Gorsuch of Murder [with comment by Paul]

(John Hinderaker) Well, that’s a slight overstatement. But not by much. This is what the Times editorial board–a ragtag collection of third-rate leftists–tweeted: With his first vote, the Supreme Court’s newest member sent a man to die. Show More Summary

Breaking: Trump to impose tariff on Canadian soft lumber

(Scott Johnson) I just left the reception for conservative news media held in the Roosevelt Room of the White House late this afternoon. I will write up a fuller account later. For the moment I want to report President Trump’s announcement that he would be imposing a 20 percent tariff or tax on softwood lumber imported from Canada. Show More Summary

At women’s college, RAs strike for, and get, more money and free therapy

(Paul Mirengoff) Here’s a student protest that makes some sense to me. Resident advisers (RAs) at Scripps College went on strike seeking more dough (and I don’t mean play-doh). Sophie Mann, a junior at Scripps, writing in the Wall Street...Show More Summary

French voters in the U.S. have no use for Le Pen

(Paul Mirengoff) Here is how the vote among French citizens living in the United States went in the presidential election, according to a post I saw on Facebook that cited an official government source: Macron: 51 percent Fillon: 25Show More Summary

Such a deal: A footnote

(Scott Johnson) At the time the rotten Iran deal was announced in January 2016 reader Don Burden wrote to comment on one of the convicted Iranians released by the Obama administration in exchange for the four or five American hostages who were returning home. Show More Summary

What is Trump’s approval rating?

(Paul Mirengoff) President Trump’s current approval rating isn’t very important right now (though it may be to President Trump), but all of us would like to know what that rating is. In its latest survey, Rasmussen puts the approval number at 51 percent, with 49 percent disapproving. Show More Summary

Is Trump panicking? Should conservatives?

(Paul Mirengoff) John notes that some Republicans may be panicking about the Trump administration. He argues that such panic would not be justified. The question I want to raise is whether President Trump is panicking? The answer, I think is no. Show More Summary

Loose Ends (22)

(Steven Hayward) • Kate O’Beirne, RIP. Kate O’Beirne was a neighbor during the decade I Iived in McLean, Virginia, and she always reminded me of how Churchill described meeting Franklin Roosevelt: “like opening your first bottle of champagne; knowing him was like drinking it.”  Kate was exactly like that. Show More Summary

Are Some Republicans Panicking? If So, Why?

(John Hinderaker) News coverage these days is schizoid, as reflected in today’s daily “Morning Score” email from Politico. On the one hand, Politico describes a Republican Party in turmoil, if not outright panic: Republicans say President Donald Trump needs to turn things around fast – or the GOP could pay dearly in 2018. Show More Summary

Such a deal

(Scott Johnson) Politico has just posted Josh Meyer’s investigation of concealed dimensions of the Obama administration’s giveaway to Iran to close the Iran deal. It is a long and intensely reported piece that warrants the closest attention. Show More Summary

Trump to host conservative media (including us)

(Scott Johnson) Hadas Gold reports in Politico that President Trump will welcome members of the conservative media for a small reception at the White House on Monday: “Among those attending: One America News Network, The Daily Caller...Show More Summary

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