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On that Vietnam Women's Memorial Photo . . .

Another photo — this one not of a dress — has the Internet abuzz. On Tuesday, Matthew Munson, an Ohio tourist visiting the nation’s capital, posted to his Facebook page a photograph he snapped, showing two young girls scrambling atop...Show More Summary

The Spin Doctors Who Saved Terry McAuliffe's Campaign Are Now Joining Team Clinton

Two of the leading minds tasked with saving Terry McAuliffe’s 2013 Virginia gubernatorial bid from controversy over his shady business dealings will likely serve prominent roles in Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Robby MookShow More Summary

Walker's Flip-Flop-Flip on Amnesty?

The Wall Street Journal’s Reid Epstein is up with a report that, if true — and it is well sourced — will prove very troubling for Scott Walker on the campaign trail. Epstein writes that Walker “told a private dinner of New HampshireShow More Summary

Things Really Seem to Be Going Great with These Iran Negotiations

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The United States is considering letting Tehran run hundreds of centrifuges at a once-secret, fortified underground bunker in exchange for limits on centrifuge work and research and development at other sites,...Show More Summary

Luis Gutierrez Forced to Flee Immigration Event by Anti-Amnesty Activists

Congressman Luis Gutiérrez (D., Ill) was probably expecting a warmer reception to his Spanish-only immigration town hall at the University of Southern California on Saturday. But the lawmaker’s tireless advocacy for President Obama’s...Show More Summary

‘Doc Fix’ Bill Passes By Huge Margin

392–37. Maybe it’s simple-minded of me, but the vote count seems to me to cut against the leadership’s claims about how much of a win this is for entitlement reform.

Pete King vs. Ted Cruz

I can’t be the only Arrested Development fan who read about this and was put in mind of this (disclosure).

Inspector General Report: DEA Agents Allegedly Held 'Sex Parties' with Prostitutes at Overseas Office

Several Drug Enforcement Administration agents attended “sex parties” with prostitutes while working at an overseas office, according to a report from the Justice Department’s inspector general.    “The misconduct occurred for several years while these special agents held Top Secret clearances,” the report says. Show More Summary

Bowe Bergdahl and Our Leaders' Lost Honor

Desertion is a very old story in the history of armies and armed conflict. Soldiers deserted from the Continental Army, from the Union Army, from the American armies in World War I and World War II — yet those armies fought on, fought well, and prevailed. Show More Summary

Hannan and Fund Sign on NR's 2015 Alaska Cruise

Everyone’s favorite Euroskeptic this side of Nigel Farage (it’s hard to get on the other side of him), Daniel Hannan, has finally given the aye-aye — he will be joining us (which should include — you! and your family!) this July 18th to the 25th on the National Review 2015 Alaska Summer Cruise. We’re ecstatic. Show More Summary

'Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a Hero for Our Time'

I wrote my Politico column today on Ayaan Hirsi Ali, and how she should be a feminist hero, but isn’t (she’s no Lena Dunham, after all): Ayaan  Hirsi  Ali should be the perfect feminist hero.  Viewed from a certain level of abstraction,...Show More Summary

Chevron Shakedown Update: Sharon Stone Embarrasses Ecuador

The actress is in a legal tussle with MCSquared PR, the U.S. firm hired by Ecuador and spending big bucks to get A-list celebrities on planes heading to South America, where they can support the regime’s notorious “Dirty Hand of Chevron” campaign. Show More Summary

MSNBC Grills WH's Josh Earnest: 'Is Yemen Still a Success Story? Can You Say That?'

MSNBC hosts Mika Brzezinski and Chris Jansing lit into White House press secretary Josh Earnest over his administration’s continued insistence that Yemen is a counter-terror success story, even as the U.S.-backed president flees theShow More Summary

Desperate ‘Godfather’ Panders: Might Name Airport after Obama

Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel will say just about anything to round up support for his April 7 runoff election, in which he faces city councilman Chuy Garcia. At a forum last night he was asked why he dropped plans to name a new high school after his former boss, President Obama, and a parkway after the late African-American pastor Arthur Brazier. Show More Summary

Reform Taxes to Spend Less on the Rich

My latest column observes that tax reform is likely going to play a big role in the 2016 presidential election, and suggests a good direction in which to push the tax code: “We should spend less money on the people who need it the least.” Jeb Bush heads to New Hampshire, rallying support for a potential presidential bid. Show More Summary

Women and Their Banner

Toward the end of today’s Impromptus, I have a note on Lyndon LaRouche and his followers. I saw a few of them (the followers) on the streets of New York the other day. Hadn’t seen them in ages. Yesterday, after I filed my column, I saw some ladies on the steps of the New York Public Library (main branch). Show More Summary

What Does It Mean to "Repeal" Common Core?

Also at the Washington Post, education writer Valerie Strauss takes aim at Senator Cruz (disclosure) for suggesting in his launch speech that he favors “repealing every word of Common Core.” Strauss writes, ”Cruz apparently thinks that the Common Core is embedded in a federal law that can be repealed. Show More Summary

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

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