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At Yale, the Bullies Win

The Tom Wolfe novel-in-waiting that is the saga of Nicholas and Erika Christakis has come to a disgraceful close. The Christakises, whose opposition to micromanaging students’ Halloween costumes launched a month of protests at Yale University...Show More Summary

Hannan Seeks Unemployment

#SackHannan — Daniel Hannan (@DanHannanMEP) May 27, 2016 Hannan Seeks Unemployment

Confusion or Dishonesty in the Boston Review

David Sehat, a professor at Georgia State University, has written a relentlessly stupid article on religious liberty for the Boston Review. Here I’m going to concentrate on the portion of it where he distorts my words. In April, theShow More Summary

Ron Unz, Immigration Convert

Libertarian tech millionaire Ron Unz was very active in the immigration issue in the 1990s, and not on my side. As he put it in Commentary : My political activities in California had extended back a few years, beginning with a decision...Show More Summary

Preparing for Memorial Day

Looming larger as a reliable source of America’s disappearing e pluribus unum is Turner Classic Movies, which has always honored Memorial Day with a serious three-day exhibition of military films (including some comedies, like Buck Privates, Kelly’s Heroes, and Mister Roberts) that pay tribute to those who risked or made the ultimate sacrifice. Show More Summary

Feminism in the Flesh: Kurdish Pop Star Risks Her Life to Make Music That Matters

It must have been difficult for 27-year-old Iraqi-born Kurdish singer Helly Luv to film her music video, “Revolution,” which recently went viral. In the video, bullets are flying, suicide bomber-esque explosions appear, tanks gun down...Show More Summary


Although the root cause of the UK’s discontent with the EU can be found in the way that the ‘Common Market’ was originally (and dishonestly) sold to the British electorate, the battle of Brexit can also be viewed as yet another front...Show More Summary

A Trump-Sanders Debate Would Exacerbate Democratic Party Tensions

Are Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders going to debate? CBS News hears that Trump’s people say he was kidding; last night on Jimmy Kimmel’s program, Sanders said he’s ready and willing, and now they are seeking a venue for the debate, to...Show More Summary

Greenhouse: Can We Please Stop Talking About the Little Sisters?

Linda Greenhouse thinks that conservative commentators including me have “perpetuated” a “widespread misunderstanding” of a recent Supreme Court case by making it sound as though it were “about nuns.” It’s about the rights of femaleShow More Summary

Zoe Lofgren's Epic Cheap-Shot at Gail Heriot

Liberal websites have been abuzz for the last couple days about a confrontation at a House hearing on the Obama administration’s controversial guidance letter on transgender bathrooms. Representative Zoe Lofgren, a Democrat from SanShow More Summary

Don't Blame Trump for Warren's Unsupported Native Heritage Claims

You may have heard an objection during Donald Trump’s press conference yesterday, when he called Senator Elizabeth Warren “Pocahontas.” As [Trump] spoke, Nicole Robertson shouted from the audience: “That’s very offensive!” Robertson,...Show More Summary

Krauthammer’s Take: ‘There’s Not Enough Time for [Hillary’s E-Mail Scandal] to Wear Away.’

Charles Krauthammer discussed what the State Department’s inspector-general report criticizing Hillary Clinton’s e-mail practices means for her campaign Thursday on Fox’s Special Report. “ I think if you do any serious examination of...Show More Summary

Checking In with President Nobel Peace Prize…

From the last Morning Jolt of the week: Checking In with President Nobel Peace Prize… Shot: Obama called on countries like the U.S. that have nuclear weapons to “have the courage to escape the logic of fear and pursue a world without them.”  “?We have known the agony of war,” Obama wrote in the guest book at the memorial site. Show More Summary

Friday links

Always be battle-ready – The Tactical Order of Dressing: An Illustrated Guide (as taught to military and emergency personnel). Photo Gallery: Tug-of-War Fatalities. Why is The Sky Blue? How Do Bees and Butterflies See? You Can Buy This...Show More Summary

Sixteen Things that Caught My Eye Today (May 26, 2016)

1. First Communion day for Iraqi refugees. 2. Friend sends photo of Corpus Christi Mass in Erbil today #PrayforthePersecuted — Kathryn Jean Lopez (@kathrynlopez) May 26, 2016 3. Crux : US official warns ‘door for Christians in Iraq is closing’ 4. Show More Summary

A Daughter of Venezuela

Hugo Chávez revered Fidel Castro, and he set out to turn Venezuela into another Castroite Cuba. Some of the best people in Venezuela are in prison: including Antonio Ledezma, the mayor of Caracas. He was arrested in his office last year when 120 men stormed in, breaking glass, to seize him. Show More Summary

Our Nostalgia Problem

The book of the year may very well be The Fractured Republic by Yuval Levin. We talk a a bit about it here. Continuing the conversation, I asked him: Q: How has nostalgia frustrated us and therefore politics? A: Our politics today is intensely and overwhelmingly nostalgic. Show More Summary

Dispense Contraception or Pay U.S. $1000

A few days ago, I described a pending House bill that would gut the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.   Now, I find out that my a bunch of Democrat U.S. Senators have introduced a bill that would require pharmacists to dispense contraception–even...Show More Summary

Identity Is Destiny

In a former job, I used to write historical articles, and sometimes I would research them using microfilm of old newspapers. So I would be looking through, say, the Atlanta Constitution from 1916, and would read something like: “Mr.Show More Summary

Is Peter Thiel's Crusade Against Gawker a Threat to Free Speech?

Let me decisively and bravely say, “Maybe.”  The web is buzzing with the news that PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel bankrolled Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker to punish it for “outing” Thiel ten years ago. Given that Hogan is now sitting...Show More Summary

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