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Brexit: An Oblivious Uncoupling

 British Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday announced that she was going for a hard (or hardish) Brexit. What she wants, she  said,  is “a bold and ambitious Free Trade Agreement with the European Union. This agreement should allow for the freest possible trade in goods and services between Britain and the EU’s member states. Show More Summary

Ten Horror Movies To See Before the Zombie Apocalypse

A student at Hillsdale College asked me to name my favorite horror movies. So I did. Here’s an extract: It Follows  (2014): A lot of horror movies show how social transgression leads to ruin, and in this sense the genre can be deeply conservative. Show More Summary

The Odds of Divorce

Glenn Stanton clearly explains the different ways divorce rates can be measured, their pros and cons, and factors that have been found to change the odds. One thing I hadn’t seen before: Couples in which both partners are smokers and couples in which both are nonsmokers have lower divorce rates than couples where one partner smokes but the other doesn’t.   The Odds of Divorce

Rock The Hall

This evening was the annual announcement of the inductees for the Baseball Hall of Fame, and this year’s inductees are Tim Raines, Jeff Bagwell, and Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez. Rodriguez goes in on the first ballot, Bagwell on his seventh try, Raines on his 10th. Show More Summary

The Congressional Budget Office on Repealing and Replacing Obamacare

Avik Roy and Charles Blahous both write about the CBO’s new report on the effects of the partial repeal of Obamacare that Republicans are contemplating. Both of them point out that CBO may well be overestimating how effective Obamacare’s...Show More Summary

Betsy DeVos to Bernie Sanders: Free College Is Not Actually ‘Free’

Education secretary-designate Betsy DeVos had a critical economics lesson to offer Bernie Sanders during her confirmation hearing. Hearkening back to his presidential-campaign message, the Vermont senator asked, “Will you work with me...Show More Summary

Historically Low Abortion Rates Demonstrate Pro-Life Progress

Yesterday, the Guttmacher Institute released updated figures on the incidence of abortion in the United States, finding that the abortion rate fell by 14 percent between 2011 and 2014. A close look at the report shows that states that...Show More Summary

Will Trump Restore 'Wet Foot-Dry Foot' for Cubans?

Spoiler: Probably not. Last week, President Obama (just two days left!) ended the “wet foot-dry foot” policy regarding Cuban illegal aliens. Under the old approach, any Cubans apprehended at sea by the Coast Guard were returned to the...Show More Summary

A Short Rant on School Choice and Liberal Hypocrisy

Spend much time with wealthy, well-educated liberals and you’ll be astounded at the sheer amount of time they spend thinking about and agonizing over their kids’ education. In some locations they battle for admission to the best preschools. Show More Summary

How Can Congress Take Trump Seriously But Not Literally?

My latest Bloomberg column. Twice in recent days, Donald Trump has made seemingly off-the-cuff remarks about policy that took his Republican allies in Congress by surprise. Over the weekend he told the Washington Post that he was inShow More Summary

WATCH: Garth Brooks's Gracious Response to Being Asked to Perform at the Inauguration

Most celebrities are politically left-leaning so it’s usually a struggle for Republicans to find famous musicians willing to perform on their behalf. That may be amplified this year with the election of Donald Trump, but not everyone is turning him down for political reasons. Show More Summary

Leftists Are Outrageously Misrepresenting Betsy DeVos on Guns and Schools

Yesterday, during her senate hearing, Trump secretary of education nominee Besty Devos had this exchange with Connecticut senator Chris Murphy: In response to Senator Murphy’s question, “Do you think that guns have a place in or around...Show More Summary

Because Nothing Says ‘I CAIR' Like a Pardon

Thinking about what else could happen in the next 48 hours? The Investigative Project on Terrorism reports that CAIR (the Council on America-Islamic Relations) is leading a furious lobbying campaign by Islamists in the U.S. to persuade...Show More Summary

Clowning Around

Vladimir Putin had another press conference, and these can be interesting. He said, “I don’t know Mr. Trump. I have never met him.” How can this be true? I remember Trump in a debate last year, on the subject of Putin: “I got to know him very well because we were both on 60 Minutes. Show More Summary

Reviewer Pans Patriots Day for Catering to ‘Jingoism’

In a review of Patriots Day on The Verge titled, “The Bizarro Big Business of Mark Wahlberg and National Tragedy,” Kaitlyn Tiffany struggles with the pressing question of why Americans like movies in which terrorists are portrayed as the bad guys. Show More Summary

Eleventh-Hour Terrorist Pardons

As already noted, I’m with my Corner mates on the matter of Manning (like Assange and Snowden ) being one of the bad guys. But, with Obama’s near simultaneous decision to release FALN terrorist Oscar Lopez-Rivera, I confess to having...Show More Summary

Manning, Assange, Snowden: These Are Not the Good Guys.

From the midweek edition of the Morning Jolt: I’m feeling really consistent this morning. I never liked, trusted, or defended Manning, whether it was the Bradley or the Chelsea edition. I never liked, trusted, or defended Julian Assange. Show More Summary

Manning-Assange-Snowden: These Final Days

Presidents do some funny things in their last days. Sometimes in their last hours. Bill Clinton’s pardon of Marc Rich is famous. But equally interesting — equally infamous — in those last hours is this: He granted clemency to two Weather Underground terrorists, Susan Rosenberg and Linda Sue Evans. Show More Summary

The Damage Done to America by Manning … and Obama

I emphatically agree with every word of David’s post on the disgrace that is Obama’s commutation of Bradley Manning’s richly deserved 35-year (a sentence that is in fact lenient under the circumstances, as David explains). I want toShow More Summary

WATCH: The Clinton Global Initiative is Shutting Down -- And Everyone Knows Why

As Jim Geraghty wrote yesterday:  Why would foreign governments suddenly lose interest in the charitable work the Clinton Foundation purported to do? They wouldn’t, unless the Clinton Foundation and CGI had existed to give foreign governments and businessmen a way to curry favor with a future president from the beginning. Show More Summary

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