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NR Institute Seeks Applicants for 2015 Dallas Fellows program

Last fall, the  National Review Institute  expanded its popular Regional Fellows program to Dallas, Texas, where an accomplished and diverse group of mid-career professionals were selected to participate in the  eight-dinner seminarShow More Summary

On True Detective, Season Two

Since Brother Geraghty mentions it below, I figure this is as good a time as any to say that I think all of the negative buzz about the new season of True Detective is unfounded. The first season, which I enjoyed until it kind of petered out, was over-praised. Show More Summary

12 Things that Caught My Eye Today (July 2, 2015)

1. Nicholas Winton, Rescuer of 669 Children From Holocaust, Dies at 106 2.  Word of the Day: insouciance – casual lack of concern; indifference — Oxford Dictionaries (@OxfordWords) July 2, 2015 3.  Pakistani Blasphemy...Show More Summary

Seeing Red (Just One Color of the Rainbow)

I know no one cares about the national debt — that’s yesterday’s news, and the new normal — but it’s now over $18 trillion. And I was thinking: Since Barack Obama uses the White House the way college students use their quad, maybe he could bathe the White House in red, to symbolize the debt? P.S. Show More Summary

It Takes a True Detective to Understand California’s High-Speed Rail Plans

From the Thursday Morning Jolt: It Takes a True Detective to Understand California’s High-Speed Rail Plans The best part of the new season of “True Detective” on HBO is that a major plot point is sleazy, mob-connected businessmen talking...Show More Summary

The O-Word

“Orwellian” is one of the ten or twenty most overused, and misused, words in English. And I would not choose The Dukes of Hazzard as my cause (though Daisy’s eponymous shorts are worth defending). But isn’t there something a tiny bit Orwellian about yanking the show now? Just a tiny bit? It is certainly bandwagoneering and herd-like. A little air-brushy.

Beware the Legacy-Seeker

Today’s Impromptus is a typical potpourri, beginning with Marva Collins, the late, great educator out of Chicago, and ending with Wally Joyner, the hitting coach of the Detroit Tigers. In between are John Kerry, George W. Bush, and other folks. “Folks,” our president likes to say. Show More Summary

Thursday links

One for you New Yorkers: extraordinary collection of  footage of NYC taken between 1896 and 1905, with maps. The First Car Accident. Communist Dollhouses : Stasi Chic in Miniature. Winner of The  2015 World’s Ugliest Dog Contest, plus...Show More Summary

The Oklahoma Ten Commandments Decision Highlights a Bizarre, Anti-Religious Anomaly in the Law

Yesterday the Oklahoma Supreme Court ordered the state to remove a privately-funded Ten Commandments monument from the state’s capitol grounds. Although the monument was similar to a display the U.S. Supreme Court approved in Van Orden v. Show More Summary

How Subsidizing Old Clean Tech Can Stymie New Clean Tech

In an interview with Brad Plumer of Vox, Varun Sivaram, an expert on renewable energy technologies and a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, offers a nuanced take on the future of solar power. The interview was prompted by Sivaram’s...Show More Summary

My Dear Wormwood, On the Matter of 'Bigots and 'Debate . . '

Congratulations on your efforts to educate the patient on the efficacy of the term “bigot.” He appears, finally, to appreciate that its use confers upon him the status of the aggrieved (and, thus, the moral high ground) in any debate. Indeed, where properly used, it forecloses debate altogether. Show More Summary

The Clouded Crystal Ball, Supreme Court Edition

Yes, Wesley, now I fully appreciate the depths of Kennedy’s unreliability. I should know better than to make predictions; I think the last event I called correctly in advance was the 1973 Belmont Stakes. Progressives (or technocrats)...Show More Summary

Why Is Pope Francis Canonizing Junípero Serra?

1. The Spirit of the Lord sent me to preach a year of mercy … That line could very easily be Pope Francis, gearing us up for the upcoming Jubilee of Mercy he’s announced, starting later this year. But it’s not. It’s from Junípero Serra,...Show More Summary

Nobody Is Talking About Taking Your Guns Away . . . Except for the President

Nobody is talking about taking anyone’s guns away, wingnuts. Except for... the president. Last week, the Washington Post explained “the deal with the Australian gun control law that Obama is talking about”: In an interview with comedian...Show More Summary

Reminder: Reagan Was for Tax Relief for Families, Not Just Rate Cuts

It’s become an article of faith among the uber-supply-siders to criticize any tax reform plan that includes expanded child tax credits. The idea that families need tax relief to help them raise their children doesn’t rate with them. Instead,...Show More Summary

Hooray for Citizens United

Sound familiar? The filmmaker behind a controversial documentary about President Obama is producing a documentary about the Clintons and their relationship. The film — currently titled “Clinton Inc. the Movie” — is based on the book “Clinton Inc.: The Audacious Rebuilding of a Political Machine,” by the Weekly Standard writer Daniel Halper. Show More Summary

Sources: Zandria Robinson Not Fired Over Tweets

(Image via YouTube) After professor Zandria Robinson came under fire for a series of controversial tweets about white people – including one declaring that “whiteness is most certainly and inevitably terror” — the University of Memphis...Show More Summary

Wisconsin's Shame: A Victim Fights Back

In April, three victims of Wisconsin’s long-running “John Doe” investigations broke their silence. Former Scott Walker adviser Cindy Archer spoke to National Review on the record while two other women asked for their identities to be concealed. Show More Summary

12 Things that Caught My Eye Today (July 1, 2015)

1. I don’t know these people, but it breaks my heart: Writer Julie Burchill reveals son, 29, has killed himself — Daily Mail U.K. (@DailyMailUK) July 1, 2015 I think of some of Helen Smith’s writing (Mrs. Show More Summary

When Did You First Pick Up a Copy of National Review?

We are looking for stories about when people came across their first NR for a project we are working on. If you have a memory you would like to share, please e-mail and we may be in touch. Thanks so much. ...

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