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Sunday morning coming down

(Scott Johnson) Last week I took a look at the modern folk supergroup Cry Cry Cry. I hoped to inspire interest in the songs or the performers. Over the next few weeks I thought I would post videos of some of the same kind of lesser known songs that have hit me with the force of revelation at various points in my life. To me they feel like stones in the road.

Our Fractured Republic

(Paul Mirengoff) In a recent podcast, Steve talked with Yuval Levin about his brilliant new book, The Fractured Republic: Renewing America’s Social Contract in an Age of Individualism. In the interview, Yuval summarized the book’s themes and some of its key arguments. Show More Summary

How Did Resource-Rich Venezuela Become the World’s Most Godforsaken Place?

(John Hinderaker) How bad have things gotten in socialist Venezuela? So bad that Venezuelans feel less secure than Syrians: Venezuelans feel less safe in their home country than civilians living in war-torn Syria, according to a new Gallup poll. Show More Summary

Summer Camp In Gaza

(John Hinderaker) In the civilized world, summer camp means hiking, swimming, campfires, maybe learning how to tie knots. But in Gaza, where Hamas rules, summer camp means learning how to murder Jews. MEMRI has pictures of the camp activities that are going on under the supervision of Hamas’s Izz Al-Din Al-Qassam Brigades. Show More Summary

Will Trumpism survive a Trump defeat?

(Paul Mirengoff) Jonathan Tobin takes up the question at Commentary. He defines Trumpism as “isolationism, protectionism, and populist blood and soil nativism.” Tobin answers his question this way: Though Trumpism without Trump would...Show More Summary

How the GOP feeds the PC beast

(Scott Johnson) John Fund reports that congressional Republicans increased the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights with a very generous budget increase last year. Fund takes up the matter in the NR column “How Republicans feed the beast of political correctness.” OCR is perhaps the most left-wing office in the federal bureaucracy. Show More Summary

The Week in Pictures: Suction Cup Edition

(Steven Hayward) Forget the Olympics. The dude climbing Trump Tower with suction cups was the sports highlight of the week, hands down. I’m amazed it isn’t being proposed as a new Olympic sport. Meanwhile, one of the candidates had another terrible week. Show More Summary

Report: Clinton Foundation under federal investigation after all

(Paul Mirengoff) A few days ago, CNN reported that the FBI asked to investigate the Clinton Foundation earlier this year, but the Department of Justice said it did not have enough evidence to open a formal probe. I wrote about this report here. Show More Summary

AP Reporter Volunteers as Witness For Hillary

(John Hinderaker) Over the last several election cycles, the liberal media has progressively emerged from the closet, supporting its candidates (i.e., Democrats) more and more openly. This year, with open declarations of war on Donald Trump by the New York Times, the Associated Press and others, all pretense of neutrality has been set aside. Show More Summary

Ilhan Omar: Her back pages

(Scott Johnson) Somali American Ilhan Omar defeated 22-term incumbent Phyllis Kahn for the nomination of the DFL to serve as the representative of House District 60B in the state legislature. Omar came in first in a three-way primary race for the nomination in Tuesday’s primary. Show More Summary

Conservative Bi-Lingualism?

(Steven Hayward) Those who suffer the handicap, like myself, of having a Ph.D and writing for a living—the kind of people who actually sit in bars discussing, for example, Eric Voegelin’s injunction against “immanentizing the eschaton”...Show More Summary

Another Day, Another Hit Piece

(John Hinderaker) This time it’s taxes. The New York Times headlines: “How Much Does Donald Trump Pay in Taxes? It Could Be Zero.” What follows is an explanation of the tax laws that apply to real estate developers: Even with hundreds...Show More Summary

Guess who’s pushing back on the DOJ’s condemnation of Baltimore policing

(Paul Mirengoff) If you guessed Martin O’Malley — former Democratic presidential hopeful, Baltimore mayor, and Maryland governor — you are right. O’Malley incurred the wrath of the left during his unsuccessful presidential bid by daring...Show More Summary

Was [redacted] hired?

(Scott Johnson) In an April 2009 email with the subject line “A favor,” Clinton Foundation executive Doug Band pressed Clinton State Department aides Cheryl Mills and Huma Abedin on hiring someone whose name was redacted from the email obtained by Judicial Watch. Show More Summary

Thoughts from the ammo line

(Scott Johnson) Ammo Grrrll dares to ask: SO, EXACTLY WHO IS BIGOTED? She writes: We’ve been lectured and hectored to believe that only white people can actually be “racist.” Which is nonsense on the face of it, but set that aside. Can everybody be at least bigoted? In 1976 I was a typesetter. Show More Summary

Justice Department alleges racial discrimination by Baltimore police, Part Two

(Paul Mirengoff) The day before the Department of Justice released its report condemning the Baltimore Police Department for alleged racially biased policing, the Baltimore Sun wrote a story about the report. Apparently, the DOJ gave it and other big media outlets a sneak preview. Show More Summary

Bikinis Made Mandatory on Cannes Beaches

(John Hinderaker) That isn’t quite right, but it’s close: the city of Cannes has banned the wearing of burkinis on local beaches: The mayor of Cannes has banned the wearing of burkinis – full-body swimsuits – on the beaches of the French Riviera resort famous for its annual film festival, officials said on Thursday. Show More Summary

High on Foggy Bottom

(Scott Johnson) State Department press director Elizabeth Kennedy Trudeau returned to take questions at the State Department press conference yesterday. Based on the latest Clinton email revelations, she had prepared. She arrived with...Show More Summary

The ABA sets forth a de facto speech code for lawyers

(Paul Mirengoff) The American Bar Association has long been a leftist outfit. So it’s not surprising to see its leftism manifested in a new provision in the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct — rules that, as Eugene Volokh says, have been adopted by many states as binding on lawyers practicing there. Show More Summary

The Associated Press Campaigns For Hillary

(John Hinderaker) Consider this remarkable headline from the Associated Press, once known as a reliable purveyor of hard news: “Trump refuses to back away from false claim Obama founded IS.” The AP doesn’t leave a lot of doubt aboutShow More Summary

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