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Archived Since:April 22, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Obama Admin Covers Naked Lady Justice

While at the Department of Justice, the Obama administration tacitly revealed it was continuing a Bush administration practice that has nothing to do with surveillance: covering the half-naked Spirit of Justice statue.The Bush administration...Show More Summary

Obama Champions NSA's Importance, Looks for Changes to Procedure

President Obama offered a firm defense of the United States' surveillance procedures and emphasized that programs such as the National Security Agency's protect Americans from terrorist attacks. Amid criticism of the NSA and other intelligence...Show More Summary

De Blasio’s House Worth $1.4 Million

New York’s mayor Bill de Blasio talks a lot about inequality. He also owns a house worth $1.4 million.A New York Post report found that the value of Mayor de Blasio’s Park Slope home doubled during the last eight years under Mayor Michael...Show More Summary

Omnibus Bill on Its Way to the President's Desk

After being cleared in the Senate, the bipartisan and massive omnibus budget bill is heading to the White House to receive the president's signature. The rationale for growing spending beyond the sequester levels is that we certainly...Show More Summary

The 'Separate Checks' Dodge

My post yesterday about Obamacare’s abortion subsidies and Slate’s coverage thereof drew this e-mail:Sorry, Ramesh, but you’re not a lawyer and it shows. The fact is that the Affordable Care Act does NOT subsidize abortion. It requires...Show More Summary

Friday Links

What if we were to dump all the tea in the world into the Great Lakes? How strong, compared to a regular cup of tea, would the lake tea be?Amazon product review du jour: perfect for revenge against your office's mystery food/candy thief...Show More Summary

Mark Levin Endorses Ben Sasse

Ben Sasse is on a roll. Yesterday he got Mark Levin’s endorsement during an on-air interview. You can listen to it here at about the 92:00 mark, and hear from Ben himself about why he’s running. ?

ABC Swoons: 50 Ways to Celebrate Michelle Obama's Birthday

In preparation for the first lady's 50th birthday on Saturday, ABC News has served up a fawning list 50 ways to celebrate the occasion.It highlights Michelle Obama's most memorable and glamorous moments. Below, ten examples from theShow More Summary

Obama To Call for Overhaul of NSA Metadata Collection

The New York Times has been briefed on President Obama’s much anticipated speech about government surveillance policies, to be delivered later this morning. The Times reports:President Obama will require intelligence agencies to obtain...Show More Summary

Melchior: Obamacare Navigators Criminal Backgrounds 'Raises Serious Questions' about Security

?Jillian wrote about the navigators in New Mexico in her piece yesterday, "Obamacare’s Fishy Navigators."

Senator Tom Coburn, a True Citizen-Politician, to Retire

Washington devotees of business-as-usual won't miss him, but taxpayers and reporters will. Tom Coburn, the refreshingly principled senator from Oklahoma, has announced he will leave office at the end of 2014 as he battles a recurrence...Show More Summary

Krauthammer's Take: Security Flaws 'a Disaster Waiting to Happen'

Cyber security expert David Kennedy testified before the House Science, Space, and Technology committee today, telling lawmakers that is still vulnerable and "is not getting any better.""This is a huge problem," Charles Krauthammer said on Special Report. Show More Summary

Obama's Manufacturing Plan Isn't New — Here's How It's Gone So Far

Yesterday at a speech in North Carolina, President Obama talked up his plan for special "manufacturing-innovation institutes" across the country as a way to revive American manufacturing and, hopefully along with it, American manufacturing jobs. Show More Summary

So Long, Bucko

News has come today that Buck McKeon, the California Republican, is retiring from the House at the end of this term. He has been in Congress since 1993, and I certainly believe in rotation in office. But I regard McKeon’s retirement as bad news. Show More Summary

Obama's NSA Reforms: Giving More Rights to Terrorists than Americans

I appeared on the WSJ's Opinion Journal today to preview President Obama's announcement about changes to the NSA's surveillance programs. According to some reports, the White House plans to make three changes:1. Give Privacy Act rights to foreigners. Show More Summary

O Solely Mio

A longtime friend of NR’s, David Blews, spotted something in a Corner post we published two days ago. Discussing the machinations of the NLRB, James Sherk wrote, “The board even certified a union in New York’s Bergdorf[] Goodman department...Show More Summary

Three’s Company

In our latest podcast, Mona Charen and I are joined by an NR luminary, and an American luminary: Rick Brookhiser. We talk about the conservative movement and the American Founding. (As separate issues, I should say.) Rick knows a lot about both. Show More Summary

But At Least They’re Moderate Hangings

The WFB’s Adam Kredo reports that Iranian president Hassan Rouhani, President Obama’s “moderate” “democratically-elected” negotiating partner on Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons power for peaceful civilian purposes, is apparently on...Show More Summary

How About Treating the Little Sisters Like C.O.s?

Military service is one of the most fundamental duties of citizenship. It goes back to ancient times and has existed in virtually every part of the world. The Constitution specifically provides for it. Yet when the U.S. imposes a military...Show More Summary

The Left Frets about 'the Right to Lie in Political Advertising"

Ramesh is obviously right that it is false to claim, as Dahlia Lithwick has, that federal law prohibits funding abortions with taxpayer dollars. And thus Ms. Lithwick is wrong -- shocking as that seems -- to claim that a case now headed...Show More Summary

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