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Woops! Trump's Name Not Yet on the Ballot in MN

Donald Trump’s name is not yet on the ballot in Minnesota thanks to a snafu by the state GOP.   The secretary of state’s office requires each major political party to submit, by August 29 (this coming Monday), the names of its nominees...Show More Summary

‘The Kinder, Gentler Trump’

I wrote about the semi-Kempification of Trump that Ramesh alludes to  for Politico today : Trump’s turn is an implicit acknowledgment that the Republican Party can’t just be a Trump party and hope to win. It has to have broader reach...Show More Summary

‘Clinton Charity Rethinks Changes’

The Clintons just can’t help themselves.   Clinton Charity Rethinks Changes

Hey Look Everybody, Jack Kemp Is Running for President!

The Washington Post reports: [T]he Republican nominee has ordered a full-fledged strategy to court black and Latino voters and is mobilizing scores of minority figures to advocate publicly for his candidacy. Trump is planning trips to...Show More Summary

Mercer-Funded Super PAC in Arizona Senate Race Turns to Cambridge Analytica

Less than a month after receiving a $200,000 donation from mega-donors Robert and Diana Mercer, the super PAC backing Senator John McCain’s Republican primary opponent, Kelli Ward, reported paying $450,000 to Cambridge Analytica, the...Show More Summary

Sanders’s New Political Group Already Collapsing over Ideological Purity

Bernie Sanders started the political group Our Revolution to fight for the “issues that drove his campaign,” but it has already run into trouble. Immediately before its launch yesterday, most of the core staff quit in protest that their...Show More Summary

Quality (Not Worthy of Life) Danger Ahead

There is a fight in the UK about whether to keep a seriously ill baby on life support or put her in palliative care to die. Typically of our age, the idea that a person has a life not worth living may really be about discrimination against...Show More Summary

Jeb Called It

In early July, Jeb Bush told MSNBC: ? The tragedy of this though is that there isn’t going to be a wall built. And Mexico’s not going to pay for it. And there’s not going to be a ban on Muslims. None of that, this was all, like, a alternative universe that he created. Show More Summary

The New Trump Policy: ‘No Amnesty, As Such, But We Work With Them’

A gloat-heavy edition of the Morning Jolt: The New Trump Policy: ‘No Amnesty, As Such, But We Work With Them’ Ladies and gentlemen, meet the Republican nominee who’s now telling us he’s going to allow certain illegal immigrants to stay...Show More Summary

If Trump Loses Now, It's Not Because He Was Too Tough on Immigration

I’ve been joking to reporters over the past couple of days that Trump’s supporters wouldn’t be likely to abandon him unless he embraced Chuck Schumer’s immigration policy. Guess what! Ann Coulter makes the same point in her new book, entitled (with unintended irony) In Trump We Trust: “[T]here’s nothing Trump can do that won’t be forgiven. Show More Summary

Making Amnesty Great Again?

Trump got much closer to embracing an amnesty during a sometimes bizarre townhall with Sean Hannity tonight. Trump spoke the language of amnesty, which always involves denying you are granting an amnesty and talking about meaningless...Show More Summary

Krauthammer’s Take: Trump’s Immigration Softening ‘Is Not Evolution – This Is a Complete Turnabout'

Discussing Donald Trump’s latest indications that he is softening on immigration, Bret Baier played a video of Ted Cruz questioning Trump’s integrity on the issue in a debate, and asked Charles Krauthammer about how Trump could be “evolving” on this core issue. Show More Summary

Vitamin Sea

You’ll need a mega dose of it this November. And the only place to get it is on The National Review 2016 Post-Election Cruise. Join us. Vitamin Sea

Hannan at Large

I offer you a real treat: Daniel Hannan speaking on a range of subjects, over about 45 minutes. Hannan, as you know, is the British writer and politician (member of the European Parliament). We talk about matters British; matters American;...Show More Summary

Small Spending Restraints Would Go a Long Way Toward Solving Our Debt Problem

Yesterday, the Congressional Budget Office released its new ten-year forecast of how much debt Uncle Sam will accumulate based on its projected spending and revenue estimates. Not surprisingly, CBO reports that under the current system budget deficits will grow rapidly in the next ten years, reaching $1 trillion in 2024 and $1.2 trillion in 2026. Show More Summary

2016 – Never a Better Time to Be a Working Woman

A recent article by former White House official Avra Siegel in Fortune was titled “The Brutal Truth About Being a Pregnant Worker in 2016:  It’s Pretty Awful.”   At Acculturated, I explained how Siegel, while heavy on the self-pity (in...Show More Summary

Unionizing Student Assistants Places Students at Risk

In a ruling that could disrupt many students’ educations, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled student assistants at private universities and colleges can unionize, collectively bargain over working conditions, and go on strike. Legally,...Show More Summary

Trump's Detail-Free Incoherence Keeps Botching Winning Arguments

America could use a substantive debate about the way police pursue their duties, charges of racial profiling, training, the culture within police forces, and how the media cover racially-charged accusations of abuse. The contention from...Show More Summary

Chickens NOT "Akin to Children"

An illegal immigrant will not be deported for having engaged in a crime of moral turpitude after pleading guilty to participating in a cock fighting crime. I bring this up because the original immigration judge ordered Augustin Ortega-Lopez deported because, the judge ruled, acting as a driver to the cockfight was akin to harming children. Show More Summary

Re: Amnesty Is Not the ‘Core Dilemma’ in Immigration Policy

Mark Krikorian argues that the core issue in immigration policy, superseding that of “amnesty” for the 12 million or so illegal immigrants living here today, is how to fix the system to prevent the next wave of illegal immigrants. That’s...Show More Summary

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