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Climate Change : Heating Up To Fahrenheit 451

From the Portland Tribune: In a move spearheaded by environmentalists, the Portland Public Schools board unanimously approved a resolution aimed at eliminating doubt of climate change and its causes in schools. “Eliminating doubt”.  ...Show More Summary

The Unexpected Sights at the NRA Convention in Louisville

Louisville, Ky. — Sure, the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting features a Toby Keith concert, a speech by Donald Trump and acres of firearms and equipment from every major manufacturer in the world. But there’s also quite aShow More Summary

Getting French

David, that is. Need to Know is thrilled to welcome David French to the podcast this week to discuss why he remains in the Never Trump camp among other things. He brings his combination of smarts, integrity, and wisdom and we have aShow More Summary

Cruz Correction

In this week’s G-File I wrote that Ted Cruz has generically said he will support “the nominee.” I remembered that wrong. The truth is he hasn’t said who he will support. He wants to wait and see how Trump campaigns. I regret the error.    Cruz Holds Out On Endorsing Trump

10 Things that Caught My Eye Today (May 20, 2016)

1. Before Dying, Iraqi Christian Girl Who Was Burnt Alive by ISIS Tells Mother to ‘Forgive Them’ 2.  Slovakian missionary sister dies after being shot in South Sudan — The Tablet (@The_Tablet) May 20, 2016 3. Show More Summary

Right of Return, Illegal Alien Edition

At yesterday’s Senate immigration subcommittee hearing, Brandon Judd, head of he Border Patrol agents’ union, decried the “catch and release” policy imposed by the White House. (His statement starts at 2:05:50.) He estimated that some 80 percent of the illegal aliens that are apprehended are released into the United States. Show More Summary

Trump Supporter Logic, Explained

Whenever I write against Donald Trump, I get dozens of replies that go something like this, “Did you see what McConnell and the GOPe did yesterday? That’s what ‘principled conservatism’ brought us. Now it’s time for Trump.” I must confess...Show More Summary

Ex-Im Special Interests Gearing Up for a Fight, Wisconsin Edition

During this rather unusual election season, some of you may need a little good news. Here it is: You may not realize it but conservatives and free-market advocates have actually achieve a significant victory in slowing down the amount of corporate welfare in this country. Show More Summary

Why Rand Paul Doesn't Mind Making People Uncomfortable

Louisville, Ky. — Rand Paul is running in a different race than he hoped to be at this moment: reelection for a second term in the U.S. Senate instead of the presidency. Today Paul made his case to attendees of the NRA Annual Meeting...Show More Summary


Like many others, I’ve been typing my fingers off about politics. I’ve also done a little journaling (ugly word). (For a “Prague Journal,” go here. For a “Danube Journal,” go here.) And then there’s music-writing. If you’d like someShow More Summary

California Will Put Minimum-Wage Theories to the Test

California employers must pay at least $15 an hour by 2023. Adjusted for inflation, that works out to $13.39 an hour in today’s dollars — higher than any other country’s real minimum wage, even France’s. And it will soon cover one-third of Californian employees. Show More Summary

Did Medicaid Expansion Keep Hospital ERs From Closing?

One of the many rationales offered for the Affordable Care Act was that the previous system kept too many Americans uninsured for too long, resulting in part in higher utilization of hospital emergency departments as a substitute for better, lower-cost medical care. Show More Summary

The Out-of-Date Template for Lefty Sneering About the NRA Convention

Our Charles Cooke wondered if we would see the traditional “the NRA is hypocritical because you can’t open carry at their convention” stories this year. Those stories would suggest that critics of the National Rifle Association haven’t...Show More Summary

Humanizing Aborted Fetuses Through Burial

A new law in Indiana requires that the bodies of aborted fetuses by treated with the respect due any dead human body. From The Atlantic story by Emma Green: She will be given a list of her options for disposal, and offered counseling. Show More Summary

The Choice for Gun Owners: An Unreliable Ally or a Certain Foe

From the last Morning Jolt of the week: Today, Donald Trump Meets America’s Gun Owners Greetings from Louisville, Kentucky, where this afternoon, Donald Trump will address the attendees of the NRA Annual Meeting. I would be surprised...Show More Summary

Ten Things that Caught My Eye Today (May 19, 2016)

1. In the New York Times: An Ayatollah’s Daughter Prompts a Debate on Religious Persecution in Iran 2. Beware the populist leader promising a new dawn. Disaster will follow 3.  In a piece on Public Discourse on character and the problem...Show More Summary

Friday links

Early attempts to produce the flying car we were supposed to have by now How to find out everything Google knows about you. Why Do We Put Candles on a Birthday Cake? The  Bloody History of the Barber Pole. At What Age Do People Get Married...Show More Summary

The Senate Republicans' Latest Disgrace

To nobody’s surprise, the Lee amendment to defund the Obama Administration’s radical Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule ( AFFH ), (a rule that essentially turns the federal government into a National Zoning board, forcing high...Show More Summary

Medicaid and the Safety Net

Oren Cass argues in this paper that too much of what the government spends on low-income Americans is spent on health care. He also explains why that is, and offers some suggestions for spending these dollars more wisely. From the executive...Show More Summary

Canadian Court: Euthanasia For Non-Terminally Ill

The idea that assisted suicide and euthanasia can ever be permanently limited to the dying is poppycock. Those jurisdictions that so limit facilitated death are expedients, the honey (if you will) to help the hemlock go down. We seeShow More Summary

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