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Clinton-Castro

I don’t know anything about Julian Castro, except that he’s secretary of housing and urban development, and said to be Hillary Clinton’s favorite for a 2016 running mate. Frankly, I don’t think I’ve paid attention to a HUD secretaryShow More Summary

Can You Spare $250 for the Future?

One reader has, giving $250 to our spring fundraising drive, with the comment: In honor of Jack’s 25 years at NR – hooray!!  Donate here. 

Rand Paul's Alienating Hyperbole

Say the 2016 Republican presidential primary comes down to Rand Paul and… well, just about anybody else in the GOP field. Don’t you think that a lot of Republicans will line up behind “Anybody Else”, compared to the senator who said: “People here in town think I’m making a huge mistake. Show More Summary

The One Word Explanation for Why Republicans Are Drifting From Rand Paul's National Security Position

Rich, it’s telling that the poll numbers you cite show significant Republican movement on national security issues since 2013. While Libya was a mess in 2013, the Syrian Civil War was raging, and President Obama’s foreign policy wasShow More Summary

Dems Push for Ever-Higher Taxes in Connecticut, Already One of the Most-Taxed States

The state that ranks 50th in so many economic categories finds itself on the brink of further misery, courtesy of a $750 million tax-hike agreement between Governor Dan Malloy, a hardcore leftist (who ran for reelection in 2014 promising to oppose any tax hikes), in cahoots with equally hardcore Democrats who control the state legislature. Show More Summary

Ten Tweeters I Consistently Find Interesting on Politics & Culture

I hesitate to do this because I don’t mean to leave anyone off, but perhaps I’ll make it an every once in a while continuing series. Give me your recommendations for next time? For now, in no particular order, with gratitude: @JayCost ?@ChadPecknold ?@MZHemingway @WilcoxNMP  @RameshPonnuru @drmoore  @DouthatNYT @TheFix @RyanTAnd  @JonahNRO

Republicans Say They Want an Experienced Governor in 2016, but Actually They Want Marco Rubio

YouGov reports that, when picking a presidential candidate, Republicans are far more interested in experience than are Democrats: The desire for experience is much stronger among Republicans that it is among Democrats.  By more thanShow More Summary

Rand Paul's Losing Battle

Henry Enten at FiveThirtyEight has a good round-up on how the GOP has been shifting away from Rand Paul on national security: And so Republican attitudes have flipped since 2013. According to Pew’s latest data, 57 percent of Republicans believe that U.S. Show More Summary

What the People Want from the Supreme Court on Marriage

The public wants the states to decide whether to recognize same-sex marriage: In a February CBS News/New York Times poll, 56 percent of the public wanted the issue decided state-by-state while 38 percent wanted a federal policy. TheShow More Summary

Twelve Things that Caught My Eye Today (June 1, 2015)

1. La iglesia de Tal Nasri en Siria, destruida por el #EstadoIslámico (Fotos: CAPNI vía @AyudaIglesNeces) #ISIS pic.twitter.com/1QpyBOwyut — ACI Prensa (@aciprensa) June 1, 2015 2. No. No. No. No. This is not how to do it. ChristianShow More Summary

Vince Vaughn's Second Amendment Claims Are Entirely Reasonable

In Britain, the actor Vince Vaughn has caused something of a stir by coming out as a full-throated champion of the right to keep and bear arms. Per Sky News: Hollywood star Vince Vaughn has revealed he believes guns should be allowed...Show More Summary

Welcoming Alexis Levinson

I’m excited to announce that today is Alexis Levinson’s first day in our Washington office. Alexis, who will cover the 2016 presidential race and several of the upcoming Senate contests for us, comes to NR from Roll Call and the Daily Caller. Show More Summary

Why We Should All Be Glad a Muslim Woman Just Won Her Religious Accommodation Case at the Supreme Court

While pop culture and corporate America haven’t been kind to religious freedom, the Supreme Court certainly has. In cases ranging from Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran School v. EEOC, to Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, and Holt v. Hobbs, the...Show More Summary

Pushing "Plant Intelligence"

We have seen “pea personhood,” have jurisdictions legally adopting “nature rights,” and the Swiss Constitution recognizes the individual dignity of plants.  Now, it’s plant “intelligence,” in which some scientists claim that vegetation “behaves” and acts “strategically.” Good grief. We are personalizing flora as we depersonalize some people. Show More Summary

Great Opportunities at National Review Institute

The sister organization of your favorite magazine is seeking an Events Coordinator and a Foundation Relations Officer, to be based in New York City. Just me talking: I think each of these jobs is particularly suited to a young, smart,...Show More Summary

It’s June 1. Start Things Right

Have you donated yet? From a $100 contributor to our spring fundraising drive: My go to site since the WJC presidency.  Home on my iPad and desktop. Donate here.  

Rand Paul’s Adventure in Angering His Colleagues

It’s often said that senators are at a real disadvantage running for president against candidates who’ve been governors. After all, governors run executive agencies and can easily exercise leadership. In the dysfunctional world of the...Show More Summary

Let Your Metadata Go Wild This Morning!

From the first Morning Jolt of the week: Uncle Sam Isn’t Watching. Let Your Meta-Data Go Wild This Morning! Welcome to a Patriot Act-less world. The National Security Agency officially shut down the bulk metadata collection program officially at 7:44 p.m. Show More Summary

Bob Schieffer Wonders if Reporters ‘Were Not Skeptical Enough’ about Obama

The retiring host of CBS’s Face the Nation, Bob Schieffer gave a sort of exit interview to Fox News’ Howard Kurtz on Sunday and raised some eyebrows. Kurtz asked him if he thought the media gave President Obama an “incredibly easy ride” during his 2008 campaign. Show More Summary

A ‘Green Light’ to ‘Crush Civil Society’

My “Oslo Journal” reports from the Oslo Freedom Forum, and Part I features a conversation with Berta Soler. She is the leader of the Ladies in White, the human-rights group in Cuba. It would be hard to overstate how demoralized the Cuban...Show More Summary

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