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Mugabe’s Noble Challenger

Zimbabwe gained its independence in 1980. Since then, it has been ruled by one man: the dictator Robert Mugabe. At 93, he is getting ready to run again, in one of those sham elections. Like most Zimbabweans, Evan Mawarire has never known any other leader. Show More Summary

The President, the Pope, and Fatima

My latest Bookmonger podcast is with Paul Kengor, author of A Pope and a President: John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, and the Extraordinary Untold Story of the 20th Century. One of its revelations: Both men were fascinated by Fatima.  Fatima, Reagan, John Paul II

‘It is unclear, however, whether Russian officials actually tried to directly influence Mr. Manafort and Mr. Flynn.’

The New York Times has a new blockbuster™ story this afternoon on Russian officials talking about trying to influence Trump aides, but there’s always a caveat in these kind of reports that makes them more smoke as opposed to a smoking gun. Show More Summary

Mr. Human Rights

In 2005, Thor Halvorssen founded the Human Rights Foundation (steps away from NR in the Empire State Building). In 2009, he founded its companion, the Oslo Freedom Forum. The forum is taking place this week. Thor is my guest on the latest Q&A podcast, here. Show More Summary

Western-Born Muslim Terrorists Are Not Supposed to Exist

The man who killed 22 British concertgoers on Monday is reportedly Manchester native Salman Abedi, whose parents had come over from Libya as refugees. Abedi joins a long line of Muslim terrorists who were born and bred in Western Europe or the United States. Show More Summary

A Pope and a President and His Family in Rome

Wednesday morning was the first time I woke up, turned on the television, saw Donald Trump, and was at complete peace. (Truth be told I’ve taken to watching cable news as infrequently as possible in recently months.) This morning was his visit to the Holy See to visit with Pope Francis. Show More Summary

Trump's $2 Trillion Hole

Administration officials have claimed in the past that tax reform would leave government revenues roughly unchanged. The reform would supposedly generate a lot of extra economic growth, and that added growth would result in new revenue to offset the tax cuts included in the reform. Show More Summary

School-Choice Movement Expects Gains under Trump Administration

On Monday night, education secretary Betsy DeVos previewed President Donald Trump’s school-choice agenda in front of a crowd of several hundred gathered in Indianapolis for the American Federation for Children’s (AFC) annual policy summit. This...Show More Summary

Why We Need to Spend More on Defense

A few weeks ago, Breitbart posted an article about President Trump’s defense plan being “in limbo.” It’s worse than Breitbart said it was. The plan isn’t in limbo; it’s dying. That’s because of the sequester, a.k.a. the “caps”, a.k.a. Show More Summary

Why Are ‘Beach Books’ So Lousy?

Most incoming college freshmen are told that they should read a book before showing up on campus. This “beach book” tradition goes far back in time — for me it was The Educated Imagination by Northrup Frye in 1969. The book wasn’t trendy...Show More Summary

‘Cultural Flavor’ and University Admissions

Some documents recently uncovered at Princeton show that, when awarding a preference on the basis of race or ethnicity, the admissions office wants to make sure that the student being considered has a strong “cultural flavor.” That is,...Show More Summary

Middlebury Announces Non-Punishment for Charles Murray Protesters

To the surprise of nobody, students at Middlebury College received minimal punishment for violently disrupting Charles Murray’s talk in March. The mob got everything it wanted — the talk disrupted, professors intimidated, and Murray’s...Show More Summary

The University of Missouri Still Pays the Price for Campus Craziness

Remember the overblown, hysterical protests that roiled the University of Missouri in 2015? Remember how professor Melissa Click called for “muscle” to boot the press from protest sites? Remember how ESPN previewed its Colin Kaepernick...Show More Summary

No, ‘Unity, Love and Coexistence’ Will Not Resolve the Threat of Terrorism

From the midweek edition of the Morning Jolt: No, ‘Unity, Love and Coexistence’ Will Not Resolve the Threat of Terrorism There’s not too much point in fuming about Katy Perry’s saccharine-to-the-point-of-insulting comments about theShow More Summary

Webathon Update: Going Well, But Planet Soros Still Distant Target

We are on Day Nine of NRO’s Spring Webathon and thrilled that some 639 of you have seen fit to send a contribution. Raised so far: just over $97,000. That ain’t hay. But we still have a long way to go to reach out target of $246,000,...Show More Summary

Peter Augustine Lawler, Father to ‘Postmodern Conservatives’ Everywhere, Rest in Peace

Poets inherit conventional verse forms and then pour words into them, like wine into a glass. It sounds confining, but it’s liberating in practice. While you’re preoccupied with finding words and phrases to fit a prescribed sound pattern,...Show More Summary

Ed Gillespie Debuts New Ad in Virginia Gubernatorial Race

Later this morning, Republican Ed Gillespie’s campaign will release its second television ad in Virginia’s gubernatorial race, one of only two such races taking place in the country this year. Here’s an exclusive early look at the ad: In...Show More Summary

House Leadership Should Drop the BAT and Look at Tax-Reform Alternatives

I spent most of Tuesday morning watching the hearing put on by the House Ways and Means Committee on the Border-Adjustment Tax (BAT) proposal. As I mentioned Monday, the BAT proposal is the main obstacle to uniting the conservative and free-market movement on tax reform. Show More Summary

Krauthammer’s Take: After 50 Years Spreading Radicalism, Time for the Saudis to Rein It Back In

Charles Krauthammer argued that the most important goal of Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia was to establish a coalition of Sunni Arabs to deal with Sunni radicals: A lot of presidents have been saying that, but I thought the dramatic effect...Show More Summary

Assisted Suicide Loses in Maine

We have been told over many years that assisted suicide is unstoppable, an idea for which the time has come. Baloney. Assisted suicide legalization efforts almost always lose. Now, in Maine. From the Portland Press Herald story: House...Show More Summary

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