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Update on Shooting of San Diego Police Officers

As I noted earlier, two San Diego police officers were shot, one of them killed and the other badly wounded, during a traffic stop late last night. The murdered officer has been identified as Jonathan DeGuzman, a 43-year-old who served sixteen years on the force. Show More Summary

Silly People Freak Out Over a Picture of a War Hero and a Gun

In some quarters of the silly, ignorant internet this picture is causing a stir:   Carrying has always been important to me for my own safety but now it is imperative because now I have someone relaying on me. Every day, everywhere I go, every time I carry and am honors to be using the Blood Stripe holster from @gcodeholsters. Show More Summary

More on Johnson-Weld

Their idea of good judges? Justice Stephen Breyer and Judge Merrick Garland. More on Johnson-Weld

Look Who Has the Same Bad Plan for Fighting ISIS

If anyone doubts that Hillary Clinton is the candidate of the unacceptable status quo, look at this section of last night’s speech — about ISIS: I’ve laid out my strategy for defeating ISIS. We will strike their sanctuaries from the air, and support local forces taking them out on the ground. Show More Summary

Rudy Giuliani Illustrates the Problem with Terror Watch-List

This week, former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani – who is serving as a national security adviser to Donald Trump – spoke favorably of requiring all Muslims on the federal government’s terrorist watch-list to wear electronic tracking devices. ”I would think that’s an excellent idea. Show More Summary

A Golfer for Our Times

25-year old Patrick Reed is near the top of the leaderboard in the second round of the PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club in New Jersey.  Reed is a top-ten professional golfer with career earnings of over $13 million.  His bestShow More Summary

Repeal the First Amendment, Clinton Insists to Applause

From Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s speech last night: I believe that our economy isn’t working the way it should because our democracy isn’t working the way it should. That’s why we need to appoint Supreme Court justices who will get money out of politics and expand voting rights, not restrict them. Show More Summary

Trump Blames Fellow Republicans for RNC's Low TV Ratings

T he ratings for the first three nights of the Republican National convention came in well below those of the Democratic convention, and, naturally, Donald Trump took the news as an opportunity to throw his fellow Republicans under the...Show More Summary

The Othering of Donald Trump

The Democrats put on perhaps the best convention since 2004, when George W. Bush took a big step toward winning a second term. But we’ll have to see how the race looks in two weeks. If Hillary is back ahead, she will presumably be in...Show More Summary

When Will the Anti-Police Violence Cease?

Earlier this week, after the last of the funerals for the Baton Rouge police officers murdered on July 18, a colleague and I were removing the mourning bands from our badges. “I’m afraid we should keep them handy,” I said. And now the news that two police officers in San Diego were shot last night, one of whom has died. Show More Summary

Before July Splits . . .

 ... would you please consider a generous contribution to National Review, in appreciation for the exceptional writing and analysis and thought you find here, day in and out? By generous, of course, we mean what you can afford — of course we are deeply appreciative for $1,000, but the same goes for your $10. Show More Summary

Gary Johnson: Religious Liberty Is a "Black Hole"

The Libertarian candidate knows he is “sideways” with his own party on this issue, but that’s ok with him. “I mean under the guise of religious freedom, anybody can do anything.” Republicans aren’t the only party that chose a nominee who needs some help with the sheet music. Gary Johnson: Religious Liberty Is a "Black Hole"

The War on Cops Continues

Several news services are reporting that one San Diego police officer has been killed and another badly wounded (but expected to survive) after a driver they pulled over late Thursday night opened fire on them. The suspected shooter is in custody. Show More Summary

What Would Hillary’s Speech Have Been Without Trump as a Foe?

From the last Morning Jolt of the Democratic convention week… What Would Hillary’s Speech Have Been Without Trump as a Foe? Hillary Clinton didn’t give that bad a speech last night, but it sure as heck wasn’t that good, either. Picture...Show More Summary

Friday Links

Free-market economist Milton Friedman’s birthday is this weekend: some favorite quotes and short videos. And Beatrix Potter’s birthday was yesterday: in addition to Peter Rabbit et al, she produced some gorgeous botanical drawings. Ready...Show More Summary

A Speech to be Forgotten

Hillary Clinton might as well run a front-porch campaign. If she wins in November, it’s going to be because of the weakness of Trump and the strength of her party and organization, not her abilities as a campaigner or as a speaker. Despite...Show More Summary


ANTE MERIDIEM for Ivy What I desire in the morning is the music of guitar, its pottery-dull notes knocking knees in the lower strings   and in the upper notes a skittering like he black-capped chickadee that surfs the wind rushing through...Show More Summary

Assessing a Long, Plodding Sales Pitch From Hillary Clinton

Tonight’s acceptance speech by Hillary Clinton was not particularly enjoyable to listen to for 57 minutes, but it probably did the job. In fact, if she doesn’t get a sizable polling bump out of this convention, which largely worked and...Show More Summary

Chuck Schumer: Democrats Will Lose Blue-Collar Whites But Gain in the Suburbs

The Democrats are so cheery, optimistic, and perhaps slightly inebriated here in Philadelphia that it’s easy to forget they are, by most standards, America’s minority party. They need four seats and the presidency or five seats to win back control of the Senate and 32 seats to win back control of the House of Representatives. Show More Summary

Clinton’s Manager Mook: The Big Three Are Florida, Ohio, and North Carolina

“People are helpless and frustrated; there’s a clear set of problems that are only getting worse and no one’s doing anything about it,” said Robby Mook, Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager, at a forum sponsored by the Washington PostShow More Summary

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