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The Right Way to Pay for Tax Reform

There are many reasons to oppose the destination-based cash-flow tax (DBCFT) — a.k.a. the border-adjustment tax — in the otherwise-good House Republicans’ corporate-tax plan. This excellent piece by a former member of the Senate Banking Committee does an excellent job at summing them up. Show More Summary

Free Speech Fireworks in Florida

I testified yesterday before the Post-Secondary Education Subcommittee of the Florida State House on the model campus free speech legislation I co-authored with Jim Manley and Jonathan Butcher of Arizona’s Goldwater Institute. After my initial presentation, fireworks followed. Show More Summary

Medicaid Reform, Security Sweeps and a Dead Body: CPAC 2017

From the last Morning Jolt of the week: Medicaid Reform, Security Sweeps and a Dead Body: CPAC 2017 “Sir, you just walked through a crime scene, I’m going to need to see your ID.” That’s how my Thursday at the Conservative PoliticalShow More Summary

Quebec Moves Toward Euthanasia for Alzheimer's

Our neighbor to the north demonstrates vividly how the logic of euthanasia consciousness spreads like a virus. Once a society generally accepts killing as an acceptable response to human suffering, the killable categories expand exponentially–clearly...Show More Summary

Burke, Mahler, and Other Righteous Souls

Today’s Impromptus, like most of them, is a mixture, ranging from the immolation scene in North Dakota to baseball (in particular, the intentional walk). In between is an item about politicians, and how they follow rather than lead. What do the activists want? Well, that’s what I want. Show More Summary

Krauthammer’s Take: Bannon ‘Had No Horns’ and Gave ‘Intellectual Heft to Trumpism’ at CPAC

Charles Krauthammer credited Steve Bannon with providing an intellectual framework for Donald Trump’s ideas: There is no tonic like winning. He came in third last year, and he was booed the year before when he talked about putting boots on the ground in the Middle East. Show More Summary

Who's the Intolerant One?

This is surely one of the strangest tweet exchanges I’ve ever seen. Here’s CNN’s Christopher Cuomo responding to a person who asks, “What do you tell a 12 year old girl who doesn’t want to see a penis in the locker room?” His answer? i wonder if she is the problem or her overprotective and intolerant dad? teach tolerance. Show More Summary

Recording Professors

Dennis Prager argues that college students should record what their professors say in class. Professors will object, he says, only if they are abusing their position to indoctrinate their students and wish to hide it. I sympathize with...Show More Summary

Scott Walker on the Tricky Task of Replacing Obamacare's Medicaid Expansion

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker spoke to NR today about his role in a small working group of governors attempting to help House and Senate Republicans forge the legislative replacement for Obamacare, including what to do about the people...Show More Summary

Hecklers at Town Hall Meeting Boo Opening Prayer, Pledge of Allegiance

As U.S. senators and representatives took a brief recess this week, visiting their home states for town hall meetings with constituents, one senator ran into some issues with a tough crowd. Bill Cassidy, a first-term Republican senator...Show More Summary

Three Michael Novak Links

As you know, Michael Novak died on Friday. Mary Eberstadt’s remembrance of Michael’s wife Karen in 2009, which I know Michael was particularly fond of. Mitch Boersma, who worked as a research assistant for Michael Novak, writes about...Show More Summary

Erdogan to Me: Stay Out of Turkey

I participated Tuesday in a conference about the eastern Mediterranean at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies (BESA) just outside Tel Aviv; and because Tel Aviv is the diplomatic center of Israel, its events attract a good number of diplomats. Show More Summary

Treat Illegal Immigration Like What It Is: A Law Enforcement Problem

Victor’s excellent column on illegal immigration raises the tough questions presented by removable aliens who have committed serious but non-violent identity fraud crimes. They are tough because they implicate the gray area between two...Show More Summary

What ‘Uproar’ Over Repealing the Obama Transgender Bathroom Directive?

From the Thursday edition of the Morning Jolt: What ‘Uproar’ Over Repealing the Obama Transgender Bathroom Directive? That other morning newsletter offered by Politico writes… Trump caused an uproar over his decision to withdraw protections...Show More Summary

Krauthammer’s Take: ‘Weak Congress’ Has Become Dependent on Presidential Leadership

Answering why parties always seem to be one election away from finishing a major piece of legislation, Charles Krauthammer laid the blame on Congress for ceding authority to the executive branch: That’s the great irony here, you are always “one election away” if you get divided government. Show More Summary

Something's Rotten in the State of Denmark. It's the Welfare System.

From today’s you’ve-got-to-be-kidding-me file: The Danish government has been inadvertently paying benefits to citizens fighting for the Islamic State in Syria, Danish officials said Tuesday, as outrage grows that militants are manipulating...Show More Summary

Is the Trump Administration Set to Repeal the Obama Administration's Lawless and Radical Transgender Edict?

If true, this report from the New York Times is both promising and troubling. First, the promising part — it looks as if the Trump administration could at any moment issue new guidelines effectively repealing the Obama administration’s broad, lawless, and radical transgender edicts. Show More Summary

Trump's Staff vs. His Twitter Habit

Tara Palmeri has a story in Politico about how Trump’s campaign aides tried to keep him from tweeting things they considered self-destructive. The story is based on a mix of named and anonymous sources. All of it is consistent with things...Show More Summary

Join Me at National Review Institute’s Ideas Summit

We live in a world of bubbles, where different American cultures not only don’t interact with each other, they barely understand how the “other half” lives. At the National Review Institute, we break those bubbles — bringing together the best conservative minds from worlds red and blue, urban and rural. Join me in D.C. Show More Summary

Ten Things that Caught My Eye Today (Feb. 22, 2017)

1. A clever young woman in Florida is putting together a rally for persecuted Christians today on the grounds of a shrine to Florida martyrs. I’m looking forward to being a part of it, speaking on March 4. Details here. 2. A sensitive...Show More Summary

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