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Krauthammer's Take: 'Al-Qaeda Probably Stronger than It's Ever Been'

Last week the vice president dismissed critics of American policy in the Middle East, those who were saying the Islamic State was on the rise and Iraq was falling to sectarian violence. Those critics look quite reasonable just a fewShow More Summary

In the Country Obama Called a Counterterror Model, al-Qaeda Now Has Its Own Airport

The BBC: Militants from al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) have seized an airport in southern Yemen, officials say. Troops guarding the site in the major port city of Mukalla, Hadramawt province, have fled, they said. AQAP hasShow More Summary

Ileana the Irrepressible

Today, I did a Q&A with Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, here. She is the congresswoman from Miami, born in Cuba. Naturally, we talked about Cuba and America, Obama and the Castros. What about the terror list? What about dissidents? What about trade...Show More Summary

Al-Qaeda Now Controls an Airport in the Country Obama Called a Counterterror Model

The BBC: Militants from al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) have seized an airport in southern Yemen, officials say. Troops guarding the site in the major port city of Mukalla, Hadramawt province, have fled, they said. AQAP hasShow More Summary

Paging Florence King Lovers

Her new volume, Withering Slights, is in the house. Get your curmudgeon on with this wonderful collection of Miss King’s beloved NR column, “The Bent Pin.” Order yours today, at the NR Store, here.

The Obama Administration Is Trying to Force Florida into the Medicaid Expansion, So Florida's Suing

The Obama administration, via the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, has threatened to cut off a billion-dollar pool of funds that Florida gets every year from the federal government to pay hospitals to take care of poor patients, called the Low Income Pool, unless Florida agrees to expand Medicaid under Obamacare. Show More Summary

The Khamenei Fatwa Hoax Is Absurd on its Face

In Impromptus today, Jay deals with the curious case of the missing fatwa. That would, of course, be the purported fatwa (or Islamic sharia law edict) issued by Iran’s “Supreme Leader,” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, which is said to prohibit Iran from developing nuclear weapons. The fatwa does not exist. Show More Summary

Romancing Raúl

It will not surprise Jay, or most conservatives, to discover that Time magazine published a panegyric to Raúl Castro in its just-released “100 Most Influential People” feature. But, given the plight of Antúnez and other Cuban dissidents,...Show More Summary

Goin’ for an A

Ian, your tweeter says “Satan, capitalism, genocide,” and you say, “One of these things is not like the other.” Okay, I was always pretty good at multiple-choice: Satan?

According to Webster

My column today is a typical mélange of Iran, Israel, Cuba, Hillary, language, sports, music, etc. Among the items is a quotation from Tom Cotton, the new senator from Arkansas, who gave an extraordinary tribute to Abraham Lincoln yesterday,...Show More Summary

'Food Stamps Subsidize Walmart'

One of my least-favorite bits of progressive rhetoric is the gambit claiming that welfare benefits for poor people are in effect subsidies for companies that employ lots of low-wage workers. It is dishonest, and it is stupid for many reasons, e.g. Show More Summary

Fixing Social Security

Gov. Christie deserves credit for being willing to take political risks to restrain the growth of Social Security. (Read Harry Enten to get a sense of just how much political risk he’s taking.) But I think the plan needs some work. New...Show More Summary

One of These Things Is Not Like the Other . . .

The Left, in a Tweet: Pope Francis’ versus Satan, capitalism, genocide: — Elizabeth S. Bruenig (@ebruenig) April 16, 2015

Debating Education

Over on the homepage, Justus Myers and Philip Wallach generously cite an article of mine while making an argument for the Student Success Act and against Heritage Action. I agree with the authors that the bill would do a lot of goodShow More Summary

Ten Things that Caught My Eye Today (April 16, 2015)

1. » Pakistani Christian boy dies after being set on fire by young extremists — Xander Lucie-Smith (@ALucieSmith) April 16, 2015 2. » Christians are forced to prayShow More Summary

A Man to Stand With

In my column yesterday, I spoke of President Obama and his meeting with Raúl Castro in Panama City. I also spoke of a group of Cuban dissidents who were present in the city — and who were attacked, physically, by agents of the Cuban embassy. Now they are back home in Cuba, those dissidents. Show More Summary

Krauthammer's Take: Rubio-Lee Tax Plan a Departure from Reaganism? Nonsense.

Marco Rubio’s tax plan is coming under fire from critics, notably the Wall Street Journal, but Charles Krauthammer says the backlash is unwarranted. “I supported [the Bowles-Simpson tax plan],” said Krauthammer on Wednesday’s Special...Show More Summary

Remember When the Cotton Letter Was Going to Drive All Democrats Into the Arms of the White House on Iran?

That’s not the way it turned out.  Although the Corker deal basically reverses the threshold for approval of a major treaty from two-thirds to approve to two-thirds to disapprove.

Hillary Clinton's Common Core Problem

Which presidential candidate is most likely to be tripped up by their position on the Common Core? Jeb Bush comes to mind, of course. Yet the candidate whose support for Common Core could be most personally perilous—and most consequential for the larger 2016 race—is Hillary Clinton. Yesterday, Clinton effectively endorsed the Common Core. Show More Summary

Should Christians Vote for Hillary Clinton?

Earlier this week, the Religion News Service asked liberal pastor Tony Campolo to make the Christian case for Hillary Clinton and asked me to make the case against. Campolo calls himself the “positive prophet of red letter Christianity” and is a personal friend of the Clintons.  Let’s just say we had starkly different assessments. Show More Summary

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