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Reflections on the Cooke Manifesto

You don’t need me to tell you that a book by Charles C.W. Cooke is worth reading, but I’ll tell you anyway, by telling you what his Conservatarian Manifesto left me thinking about.  I’m not a “conservatarian”—I’m a conservative, and there are certainly places in the book where I didn’t agree with Cooke on one or another particular issue. Show More Summary

The U.S. is Experiencing a Boom in Foreign Students

Foreign students are arriving in the United States in droves. The total number of foreign students actively enrolled in the United States has increased by more than 14 percentage points since February 2014, according to a new reportShow More Summary

A Fix for the Doc Fix?

The House will soon be considering a bill to end the Medicare “Sustainable Growth Rate” and replace it with a series of payment rules and modest structural reforms of the program. The full bill in question was just released yesterday, and the CBO score for it came out today. Show More Summary

Two Views of Hamilton

One of the most telling differences between liberals and conservatives is that liberals think more people should go to college, and conservatives think fewer should. To be sure, reducing enrollments might make a dent in the current mountain of student-load debt incurred for training that often helps the recipients very little. Show More Summary

Army Charges Bowe Bergdahl with Desertion, Misbehavior Before Enemy

Here is the U.S. Army’s official statement, announced at Fort Bragg, N.C., minutes ago: Sgt. Bergdahl is innocent until proven guilty, of course, but remember that the White House proclaimed he “served with honor and distinction” when they rolled out the red carpet for his return.

Paul vs. Cruz

The Washington Post reports: Paul said he and Cruz came “from the same wing of the party,” but that polling showed him doing better against Hillary Clinton. According to a Real Clear Politics average, Clinton beats Paul 50-41, a closer margin than any potential Republican 2016 candidate but Sen. Show More Summary

As Yemen Burns, White House Still Touting Country as Counter-Terror 'Model'

In a statement ABC’s Jon Karl found “astounding,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest continued to call the United States’s activities in Yemen as a “model” for counter-terrorism — even as the Arabic nation’s government collapses...Show More Summary

My Favorite Comment So Far on the Stupid Cruz Signing-Up for Obamacare Flap

Over at Legal Insurrection: “Man who hates mattress tag, leaves tag on mattress!”

On McCarthyism, Old and New

Charlie Cooke, writing about Ted Cruz and the left’s insipid invocations of McCarthyism, says: All is fair in love, war, and politics, and as illiterate as the comparisons to McCarthy may be, I suppose I would almost be disappointed if someone, somewhere, did not choose to advance them. Show More Summary

'Obama Sees No Mideast Peace During His Term'

Per the Wall Street Journal. By his logic, I guess he must oppose Mideast peace, then. 

'No Evidence of Law-Breaking'?!?

A front-page article in today’s Washington Post discusses the report the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general issued yesterday on the special favors that DHS political appointee Alejandro Mayorkas accorded to prominent...Show More Summary

A Republican Wins by a Landslide in Philadelphia

No, the above headline is not a typo. Philadelphia has been a Democratic stronghold for decades, but proposed tax increases at the city and state level gave Republicans a breakthrough victory last night in a special election for a state...Show More Summary

Obama Budget DOA in Senate, 98 to 1 Vote

Senate Democrats aren’t running away from President Obama, but you could call it a brisk walk. Supporters of a bill that would force the administration to submit any Iran nuclear deal to a congressional vote say they almost have Democrats...Show More Summary

The World after America

From my most recent NRO article, on the world after the Obama-led withdrawal in U.S. foreign policy: “American withdrawal isn’t a bad idea, as long as it isn’t necessarily permanent. What has been this administration’s single most irritating...Show More Summary

A Lenten Social-Media Plea to Catholics . . .

… and other Christians who pray the Stations of the Cross during Lent. Would you consider tweeting # StationsoftheCross this Friday? Do it any time of the day, but if you can, set an alarm for doing so around 3 PM EST? (Divine MercyShow More Summary

Krauthammer's Take: White House Should Not be Upset Israel Shared Info about Iran Deal with Congress

On Tuesday’s Special Report, Charles Krauthammer said it is shocking that the White House is upset Israel shared information about the Obama administration’s negotiations with Iran.   “What’s the big charge against the Israelis; that they shared some of this with Congress?” Krauthammer said. Show More Summary

Romney on Barack/Bibi Blowup: 'Hell Hath No Fury Like Obama Scorned'

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney had a simple explanation for the ongoing friction between President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: “Hell hath no fury like Obama scorned.” After Obama again ribbed...Show More Summary

Kevin Williamson Live!

Watch Kevin Williamson speak at Hillsdale College — live right here on Thursday night.

Inspector General: Top DHS Official Showed Favoritism to Hillary Clinton’s Brother

A senior Department of Homeland Security official “created an appearance of favoritism and special access” by intervening on behalf of a company run by Hillary Clinton’s brother, a finding that contradicts the official’s testimony during...Show More Summary

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