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"Conservative Purists" Didn't Sit Out the Last Two Elections

Conservatives sometimes argue that Republicans lost the last two presidential elections because they nominated moderates who did not inspire conservatives to vote. On NRO today, Bernard Goldberg places blame on those conservatives who stayed home. Show More Summary

Clinton Emails Were Born Classified

My column on the home-page today is a refutation of the laughable defense of Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified information offered by the former Obama-appointed U.S. attorney who gave David Petraeus a sweetheart misdemeanor...Show More Summary

People to Know

Bob Bork once told me that he could not give up the New York Times obits. The rest of the paper, yes. But not the obits. I know just what he means. I enjoyed the following, from Sunday’s obit of Marvin Mandel, the “Progressive Maryland...Show More Summary

America's Problems Will Take More Than a Different President to Solve

Does it spoil the fun of 2016 to contend, as today’s Morning Jolt does, that changing the president is only one step towards building a better country? Americans came to think of the economic conditions of the postwar boom – low unemployment,...Show More Summary

Rally Tonight against the Rotten ObamaNuke Deal!

Foes of the disastrous ObamaNuke deal will demand its defeat this evening in Manhattan. The Stop Iran Rally Coalition and the Jewish Rapid Response Coalition will gather from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in front of the offices of New York’s Democratic U.S. Show More Summary

Worth a Thousand Words

If you ever want to know what the Israelis are up against — and, frankly, what the world at large is up against — take a look at this picture. It shows Hamas “militants” on parade in Gaza City.

Mr. Cheney on the Iran deal

Next Tuesday, September 8th, former Vice President Dick Cheney will give a speech at the American Enterprise Institute on the Iran deal and its implications for U.S. security. Click here to find AEI’s page for the speech. From that page you can livestream the speech. Show More Summary

Murder One

This week’s Bookmonger podcast is with Michael Knox Beran, a National Review contributor and the author of Murder By Candlelight: The Gruesome Crimes Behind Our Romance with the Macabre. We talk about why murder fascinates us, how the 19th-century Romantics shaped our views, and what we’re to make of Jack the Ripper.

'Whenever We Have a Smooth Portion of Liver, We Think That's Good.'

Another day, another horrific video from the Center for Medical Progress: This video features Perrin Larton, the Procurement Manager at Advanced Bioscience Resources, Inc., describing ABR’s fetal tissue harvesting practice to a prospective buyer. Show More Summary

Seven Things that Caught My Eye Today (August 31)

1. The archbishop of Erbil: “What is happening in the Middle East against Christians is a genocide,” Archbishop Warda said emphatically. “This is very important for us. You cannot accept this in the 21st century while everyone is watching. Show More Summary


1) The other day, Donald Trump had a lady from the audience come up and pull on his hair, to confirm that it was real. This was charming, refreshing, un-politician-y — Trump at this best, I think. I had a memory of Walter Mondale. He...Show More Summary

Kirsanow Dunks Duncan

I had a short post on school discipline last week, and I’d like to follow up with something much better: a link to an excellent letter that Peter Kirsanow has written to Arne Duncan on the Obama administration’s bad (disparate impact) law and bad policy (with unintended consequences) in this area.

But, Ronda -- He Fights!

Well, this is awkward: Donald Trump Gets Burned By Ronda Rousey After Claiming She Likes Him! Posted by Official WorldStarHipHop on Monday, August 24, 2015 Consider it a blow to Donald Trump’s bid to be “The Fighter” among 2016 GOP primary candidates. Show More Summary

Houston Cop Executed in Cold Blood -- Why?

Houston authorities have not announced any motive in the shooting death — execution, more properly — of Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth, but a certain scenario does seem plausible, given the facts. Harris County District Attorney...Show More Summary

Mona, Metrics, and Shhh

1) Mona Charen has written a tour de force: “ What the Left and Right Don’t Get about Campus Rape.” She’s a bizarre kind of journalist: one who actually finds out things before writing or commenting about them. Maybe they ought to take...Show More Summary

Say It Ain't Joe

Long time readers know that I am pretty critical of Joe Biden. Still, I completely understand and support the time-out on full-throated attacks on Biden in the aftermath of the tragic death of his son. So I will refrain from any excessive bashing here. Show More Summary

Higher Education and Liberal Education

More than most of the presidential candidates, Marco Rubio tends to make a point of talking about higher education reform in his stump speech. He mentions rising costs and loan burdens, and talks about making college more affordableShow More Summary

Don't Tell MTV, But It's Been Boring for 30 Years

As if anyone cared, MTV hosted its flagship program last night — the Video Music Awards. Every year, the VMAs represent MTV’s desperate bid to stay relevant, usually by either trying to engineer “beefs” between key stars (Ooh look, Nicki...Show More Summary

Obama Decides to Rename America's Tallest Mountain

As noted in today’s Jolt, we’re deep into the “YOLO” stage of this presidency. Finally, for all of you who felt that naming the country’s highest mountain after President McKinley represented some sort of intolerable outrage… President...Show More Summary

Sanders and the Left’s Unshakable Faith in 'the Whole World United'

From the first Morning Jolt of the week: Bernie Sanders and the Left’s Unshakable Faith in International Community Appearing ABC’s This Week Sunday, Bernie Sanders didn’t just boast about his opposition to the Iraq War that began inShow More Summary

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