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Enlightenment Fail : A Dane is Charged with Blasphemy

The New York Times (my emphasis added): A 42-year-old man who burned a Quran and posted a video of it on Facebook has been charged with blasphemy in Denmark, a striking decision by prosecutors in a country that is largely secular but...Show More Summary

The Nationalism That Dare Not Speak Its Name

Our friend and colleague Mona Charen has written a column on the nationalism/patriotism debate. First, I appreciate her kind words about me and Ramesh, and the regard is very mutual. But I obviously don’t agree with her critique. Ramesh and I wrote a piece arguing that there are good and bad forms of nationalism. Show More Summary

New Democratic Party Chair Thomas Perez Was Cited By Congress For Official Misdonduct

After a length and contentious campaign, the Democratic Party has chosen Thomas Perez, who served as Labor Secretary and Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights under President Obama, as its new chairman over Congressman Keith Ellison. Show More Summary

Peter Singer Thinks Intellectually Disabled Less Valuable than Pigs

In his apologetics for infanticide, Princeton bioethicist Peter Singer has used a baby with Down syndrome as an example of a killable infant based on utilitarian measurements. (He actually supports infanticide because babies–whetherShow More Summary

History: "Said To" Have Happened

I haven’t seen Bitter Harvest, the new film made about the Holodomor, the man-made famine that transformed Ukraine from bread basket to mass grave, so I have absolutely no view on its artistic merit. It may be terrible (the reviews I...Show More Summary

The Editors: CPAC

Check out the latest episode of The Editors, on which Rich Lowry, Reihan Salam, Ian Tuttle, and David French discuss CPAC, Milo Yiannopoulos’s latest flap, General McMaster’s new role as National Security Advisor, and more!  National Review Podcast -- The Editors: CPAC

Krauthammer’s Take: Trump’s Hostility Works on the Base, but Press Can’t Allow Itself to Be Bullied

With Trump showing more hostility to the media, Charles Krauthammer discussed the value of that political strategy while affirming that the press should not kowtow to any bullying: It works on the base. He will get the cheers and the applause all the time. Show More Summary

Trump at CPAC

Not surprisingly, he owned the place. It’s an amazing turnaround from when he was a sideshow or a controversial presence. It was a characteristic Trump performance–bizarrely mesmerizing, amusingly candid (I’m thinking of the beginning...Show More Summary

How Sliding into Leftism Hurt a Small, Religious College

Elizabethtown College was founded in 1899 by a German religious sect, the Anabaptists. It survived quite nicely until leftist politics began to take over in the 1990s. When a hard-nosed president retired in 1996, the floodgates were opened wide and the college has since been overrun by Social Justice Warriors. Show More Summary

When It Comes to Press Access, Trump Needs To Be Better than Obama, Not Worse

Today administration officials reportedly barred a number of news outlets from joining an informal press briefing. The AP has the details: News organizations including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, CNN and Politico wereShow More Summary

Trump Hails His Election as a Victory for Conservatism at CPAC

Basking in his victory in front of an enthusiastic CPAC crowd, President Donald Trump today called his election to the presidency a “win for conservative values” and promised to put American citizens first. On the whole, the president...Show More Summary

Trump, Federalism, and the Rule of Law

This week the Trump administration has said both that states and localities could set their own policies on the access of transgender people to school bathrooms and locker rooms and that the federal government will crack down on the marijuana trade in states that have chosen to legalize it. Show More Summary

Nigel Farage at CPAC: ‘2016 Was the Year that the Nation-State Democracy Made a Comeback’

Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage spoke at CPAC today. He declared that the U.K.’s Brexit vote and the election of Donald Trump both represent a move away from “globalism.” “When, in years to come, the generations that follow us studyShow More Summary

The ‘Movement’

At C-PAC, Vice President Mike Pence spoke of “our movement” — as in “We’ve got to march forward as if it’s the most important time in the history of our movement, because it is.” What did he mean by “movement”? Whose? During the campaign, Donald Trump spoke about his movement — the Trump movement — a lot. Show More Summary

Immigration and Economic Self-Interest

A recent study says that if all illegal immigrants in the U.S. left or were removed, our economy would be $500 billion smaller every year. I write about why that study doesn’t tell us much about what to do about illegal immigration at Bloomberg...Show More Summary

Ten Things that Caught My Eye Today (Feb. 24, 2017)

1. First Mass is celebrated in St. George Church in Mosul in two and a half years. 2. Hundreds of Egyptian Christians flee city after attacks by Islamists 3.   “She has autonomy. She has a strong will. But she can’t move. So in many ways her life is my life. Show More Summary

Bringing Protest Politics to a Sanctuary Near You

Your neighborhood church might seem like the wrong place for a political demonstration, but one Christian writer believes that greater politicization is just what “imperialist” houses of worship need. In an article for Sojourners titled...Show More Summary

Democratic Senators Chicken Out From Town Halls

The current narrative on town halls pushed by the Democrats, and finding its way into a lot of media coverage, is that 2017 is the mirror image of 2009, when grassroots Tea Party protests at town halls were a sign of mounting public anger over Obamacare that spilled into a GOP landslide in the 2010 elections. Show More Summary

Sean Spicer Is Apparently Confused about Our Tax System

Last week House Speaker Paul Ryan used two reporters’ recorders as props for a misguided defense of the border-adjustment tax being pushed by congressional Republicans. Now, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has offered his own...Show More Summary

To Stop Profligate Leaks, Expand Use of the Polygraph

National Security Adviser Michael Flynn claimed not to have discussed sanctions with the Russian ambassador. However, as the press reported, “Nine current and former officials, who were in senior positions . . . said Flynn’s references...Show More Summary

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