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Ukraine goes Belarus?

Writing in the New York Review of Books, historian Tim Snyder takes a look at where things stand in Ukraine:On paper, Ukraine is now a dictatorship. President Viktor Yanukovych, in having the deputies of his Party of Regions endorse an extraordinary packet of legislation, has arrogated decisive political power to himself. Show More Summary

Andrew Cuomo Puts a 'Catholics Need Not Reside' Sign Up in New York

Thank God for Andrew Cuomo. His rant Friday night, insisting that people who seek to defend the dignity of human life of the unborn and the sick and elderly are extremists, and are not fit to live in the state of New York is telling....Show More Summary

My Funny Valentine

Over at Salon, Matt Valentine feels hard done by. After he "dared to critique gun activists’ agenda," he writes, mean conservatives picked on him. Those conservatives included yours truly, who, Valentine records, accused himof making...Show More Summary

'Extreme' ‘Right-to-Life’ Citizens of the State of New York React to Governor Cuomo's Banishment Fantasy

I emailed some pro-life leaders and friends in New York for their reactions to Gov. Cuomo’s remarks insisting there is no room in the Empire State for those who seek to defend the most innocent of human lives. Not knowing the criminal penalties to come, I’m protecting their names. Show More Summary

Krauthammer's Take: Obama's NSA Reform '90 Percent Smoke and Mirrors,' Which is Good

Charles Krauthammer praised the president's NSA speech as the "best use of Obama's rhetorical powers of dazzling with very little content since the '08 campaign."On Friday night's Special Report, Krauthammer characterized President Obama's...Show More Summary

American Exceptionalism in Rome

Funding for the relocation of the U.S. embassy to the Holy See, from its present site near the Circus Maximus to the compound of the U.S embassy to Italy, is included in the spending bill passed by the Senate yesterday. It’s stipulated...Show More Summary

Media Internship

NR’s New York office is in the market for a media intern beginning immediately. Please send a cover letter, résumé, and relevant clips to if: You are a TV news junkie; You have an eye and ear for newsy clips...Show More Summary

The Mask Slips at HHS

In a Federal Register notice yesterday, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are soliciting nominations for possible membership on the Advisory Committee on Breast Cancer in Young Women. Show More Summary

The Heart of the Matter

A book I'm buying today is Heart: An American Medical Odyssey, by former vice president Dick Cheney and his cardiologist, Dr. Jonathan Reiner of the George Washington University medical center. Tevi Troy writes in The Weekly Standard:...Show More Summary

Obama's Speech: A Little Relief, More Dereliction of Duty

Conservatives could react to President Barack Obama's NSA speech today with a collective "whew," sop their brows, and say it could have been a lot worse. President Obama did not give in to the pleas of the antiwar Left and cripple the NSA completely, or end the collection and analysis of telephone metadata. Show More Summary

UPDATE: Top Ky. Dem: Beating McConnell Will Be Like Defeating Nazis

Unseating Mitch McConnell in this year's midterms will be like freeing Europe from Hitler's Nazi control, according to Kentucky's Democratic speaker of the House."It reminded me of the feeling our troops must have had when they liberated...Show More Summary

Frozen Out of the Oscars

On Thursday, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences released its list of Oscar nominees (see NRO's slideshow here). As usual, the list was a mélange of little-seen, heavily political prestige pictures; entertaining but cold...Show More Summary

Pro-Life? Not Welcome in Andrew Cuomo's New York

Today from Albany, Governor Cuomo not only gave his analysis of the Republican party but declared the state not big enough for those who want to defend the sanctity of human life against his abortion-expansion plans, among others: You have a schism within the Republican Party. Show More Summary

Letterman: We're Already Tired of Christie Story

The media's obsessive coverage of the Bridgegate controversy surrounding Chris Christie is getting to be a bit too much for David Letterman. Contrasted with Rod Blagojevich's bribery convictions, the bridge closure amounts to "Justin...Show More Summary

MTV's Teen Mom 2 to Feature Abortion

Days after a study tying one MTV show to a drop in teen birth rates was released, the network revealed that another one of its shows will prominently feature one of its stars undergoing an abortion.Jenelle Evans told the Stir that she let Teen Mom 2 film the termination of her pregnancy, and accepted that there would be backlash to the decision. Show More Summary

A Partial Victory for Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers in New York City

The vile morality of the abortion lobby goes something like this: The "right" of a woman to hire another person to kill her child should not only be as unfettered as possible, it should ideally be subsidized by others. Abortion clinics...Show More Summary

Only 2 Percent of New Yorkers Think Income Inequality Should Be Mayor’s Top Priority

Though Bill de Blasio spent his mayoral campaign focusing on the “inequality crisis” facing New York City, few New Yorkers think inequality should be the mayor’s main focus.In a recent Quinnipiac poll, voters in New York were asked what the mayor’s top priority should be. Show More Summary

The Conservative Case for Universal Coverage

There's been a lot of talk on the right about the importance of having a policy agenda that addresses the challenges of poverty and economic mobility. A neglected aspect of that discussion, however, is the degree to which access to health coverage is a part of the problem facing lower-income and middle-class Americans today. Show More Summary

Our Perpetually Surprised President

While President Obama gives (yet another) speech today on NSA surveillance, the New York Times reports White House aides say "Mr. Obama was surprised to learn after the leaks by Edward J.Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor,...Show More Summary

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