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Should Christians Watch Game of Thrones?

That’s the question posed by a fascinating article over at the Evangelical Channel at Patheos. It’s a question that actually has salience for everyone, not just Christians. Everyone who consumes media – books, TV, music, whatever — is engaging not just in an act of entertainment but also, to at least some extent, in act of soulcraft. Show More Summary

'Clinton Cash' Author Finds 11 'Coincidences'

Bill Clinton gave 11 speeches during his wife’s tenure as secretary of state, each connected to companies that had business pending before the State Department, according to the author of a new book on the Clinton Foundation, who notes...Show More Summary

Wisconsin's Shame: Rogue DA Breaks His Silence; Threatens Critics With Prosecution

If a prosecutor wants to assure the public he’s not out of control, perhaps he shouldn’t suggest that critics could be prosecuted. On Saturday, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker commented on Milwaukee District Attorney John Chisholm’s use...Show More Summary

A Word of Warning, to All Writers and Editors

As part of this morning’s service at the Vedanta Society, on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, the congregation sang a hymn including the following verse: When the hour of death draws near, Never, never will the rules of grammar protect you. This is a sentiment one rarely encounters in Western hymns, but it is akin to the warning of St. Show More Summary

A Distinction with a Difference

Jonah has written about the jokes Obama told last night. I’d like to add a word. Commenting on his relationship with Joe Biden, he said, “We’ve gotten so close that some places in Indiana won’t serve us pizza anymore.” I realize it’s just a joke. Show More Summary

Obama's Partisan Self-Deprecation

I don’t begrudge Obama taking partisan shots at his critics. He’s a politician. That’s what they do. But I am vexed and befuddled by the longstanding tendency of some in the press corps to interpret such shots as self-deprecating. Here’s...Show More Summary

Santorum Falls Flat with Iowa Evangelicals, Despite 2012 Caucus Win

Rick Santorum was the returning champion at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition forum on Saturday. But inside Waukee, Iowa’s Point of Grace Church, it certainly didn’t feel like it. After his upset victory in the 2012 Iowa caucus –Show More Summary

Bobby Jindal Wows Iowa Evangelicals

Bobby Jindal is barely breaking 2 percent in Iowa polls — but you’d never know it from the way he wowed the crowd at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition summit on Saturday. The Republican governor from Louisiana is one of nine presidential...Show More Summary

Rubio, Walker Trade Shots on Foreign Policy in Iowa

Presidential hopefuls Marco Rubio and Scott Walker exchanged fire over foreign policy in Iowa on Saturday, hours before the two are scheduled to appear together at a Faith and Freedom Coalition summit outside of Des Moines. SpeakingShow More Summary

Christians, Muslims, Jews

Those are among the topics Jay and I discuss with the sagacious Daniel Pipes on this week’s Need to Know. Pipes has been practically clairvoyant about the Middle East for many years and he offers his insights about the damage Obama has done. Show More Summary


In today’s Wall Street Journal, I have a “Masterpiece” column on one of the most conservative pieces of literature ever written: “The Birthmark,” by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Economists and Ordinary Americans Agree: Trade Is a Good Thing

Washington is currently debating the wisdom of a new free-trade pact, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which seems to have some advantages and disadvantages. But in principle, there’s really not much debate at all: Economists and Americans...Show More Summary

Obama Isn't Trying to Strong Arm Just One Red State into Expanding Obamacare — He's Got His Eye on Four

Florida governor Rick Scott filed suit against the Obama administration last week on the grounds that the feds are trying to coerce his state into expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. The bludgeon of choice: threateningShow More Summary

Hillary's Infamous Women in the World Talk Isn't Quite as Awful As You've Heard (Though It's Still Awful)

During what was supposedly a rousing speech yesterday at the Women in the World Summit (held in David H. Koch Theater, as it happens), Hillary Clinton touched on a number of issues where women’s welfare has improved but hasn’t reached...Show More Summary

Key Hawkish Lobbying Group Doesn't Want the Corker Bill Strengthened

AIPAC, by far the most powerful lobbying group in Washington when it comes to Israel issues, is opposed to amending a bill the Senate Foreign Relations Committee recently passed that gives Congress limited power to review an Iran deal,...Show More Summary

When Civilians Die in Drone Attacks, It's Not "Failure" -- It's War

I’ve been reading with interest much of the commentary surrounding the tragic deaths of American hostage Warren Weinstein and Italian hostage Giovanni Lo Porto in an otherwise-successful drone strike in Pakistan (I say “otherwise successful”...Show More Summary

Hi-Yo Trigger, Away!

In today’s Goldberg File, I hastily suggested that the Lone Ranger’s horse was “Trigger.” He was of, course, Silver. Trigger belonged to Roy Rogers. I am only posting this here because the problem with email newsletters is that you can’t fix them once they’re sent off and I don’t want to spend the next 24 hours getting enraged corrections. Show More Summary

An Important First Step for Trade Promotion Authority

Earlier this week, several prominent conservative and libertarian organizations signed a letter in support of granting the President trade promotion authority (TPA). Later in the week, both House and Senate committees voted to move the bill. Show More Summary

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