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No More Mr. Nice Jeb

Meet the new aggressive Jeb Bush campaign. Right to Rise had a tracker – a guy with a camera, recording every statement they can, hoping to catch a useful gaffe – thrown out of a Rubio campaign town hall in Cedar Falls, Iowa Thursday...Show More Summary

Is It Hot in Here? Or Am I Just a Profiteering Climate Scientist?

I wrote yesterday about George Mason University professor Jagadish Shukla. Besides being the lead signatory of a now-vanished letter recommending the federal government use RICO laws to prosecute skeptics of anthropogenic climate change, Dr. Show More Summary

A Very Unfortunate Event

Good author, bad politics. Via the New York Daily News: Author Daniel Handler — better known by his pen name, Lemony Snicket — announced this week that he and his wife, Lisa Brown, will donate $1 million to Planned Parenthood. The generous...Show More Summary

Will CNN Demand Gun Control Specifics from the Democrats?

Hillary Clinton, last night: “I know there is a way to have sensible gun control measures that help prevent violence, prevent guns from getting into the wrong hands and save lives. And I am committed to doing everything I can to achieve that.” Martin O’Malley Tweeted: Tweets won’t stop this. Show More Summary

Though Today’s Job’s Report Is Weak, There Are a Few Hopeful Signs

No two ways about it, today’s employment report was weak by the standard of the past few years. Job growth was slow, wages were flat, hours fell, and the labor force dropped. As a result, a rate hike in October is extremely unlikely. Payrolls expanded by a tepid 142,000 in September, falling short of even the most pessimistic forecasts. Show More Summary

Ponnuru: Trump Has No History of Conservatism

NATIONAL REVIEW’s Ramesh Ponnuru appeared on today’s Morning Joe to discuss this month’s cover issue, “Trump: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly”:  BRZEZINSKI: “The cover of National Review. ‘Trump, the Good, the Bad and Ugly,’ Ramesh you co-wrote...Show More Summary

Rove's Super PAC Unveils 'On Her Majesty's Secret Server'

A funny, hard-hitting web video from the folks at American Crossroads, the super-PAC formed by Karl Rove…   “On Her Majesty’s Secret Server.” It’s a James Bond parody that features a hacker getting into the secret files of “H,” where...Show More Summary

Job Openings at NR HQ, and Across the Fruited Plains

Smart, happy, peppy, young, bursting with conservative enthusiasm, and NR love? Well the National Review Institute is seeking a Regional Development Officer. Maybe even a couple (based... somewhere between the coasts). Get the job of your dreams, at the House that Buckley Built.

Does the Media Encourage Mass Shootings?

President Obama raced to his soapbox last night to lecture the American people about our collective responsibility for mass shootings. If Republicans in Congress would only permit common sense gun control, he admonished, shootings like that in Roseburg, Oregon would not happen. Show More Summary

Is Yesterday’s Awful Shooting Really Such a Mystery?

From the last Morning Jolt of the week: Is Yesterday’s Awful Shooting Really Such a Mystery? “This is something we should politicize!” – President Obama, speaking to the press, yesterday afternoon. Can you summarize his presidency in...Show More Summary

God Bless the Martyrs of Roseburg, Oregon, and Three Other Thoughts on a Terrible Day

With the full understanding that reports are still coming in, and much of what we think we know tonight may be disproven by the morning, I have four thoughts at the close of this dark day. First, God bless the martyrs of Roseburg. There...Show More Summary

Krauthammer's Take: Obama’s ‘100 Percent Knee Jerk Reaction’ Came ‘When Bodies Still Warm’

Charles Krauthammer called it “premature” for President Obama to call for new gun laws in the immediate aftermath of today’s mass shooting in Oregon.  “I don’t doubt that the president’s statement was 100 percent sincere and 100 percent knee-jerk,” Krauthammer said on Thursday’s Special Report. Show More Summary

More Upside for Carson?

A couple of things that jump out from that new USA Today/Suffolk poll, which, overall, is good news for Trump and for the outsiders: –Ben Carson is far and away the most popular second choice of Republicans at 21 percent. If you addShow More Summary

But, But, This is the 21st Century....

Osama bin Laden: “When people see a strong horse and a weak horse, by nature, they will like the strong horse.” Lord Palmerston : “Nations have no permanent friends or allies, they only have permanent interests.” Now: BEIRUT – The Syrian...Show More Summary

A Melancholy, Long, Withdrawing Roar

Telling, but not surprising news from France. Wall Street Journal : PARIS—French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo has moved out of temporary office space to new high-security premises, said a person familiar with the matter, nearly nine months after a terrorist attack decimated its newsroom. Show More Summary

‘Ben Carson raising millions to become fundraising juggernaut’

Per CBS News. When I interviewed campaign managers a week or so ago at the event NR had with Google in Washington, the most interesting of them was Barry Bennett, Carson ’? s manager. He laid out a campaign that is making the most of...Show More Summary

Deutsche Raus! Germany Evicts Residents and Seizes Property to House Migrants

The Gatestone Institute has an alarming roundup of news from German sources about how citizens are being evicted from their homes and private property is being confiscated by the government to house the “Syrian” “refugees” flooding into...Show More Summary

Planned Parenthood: Salaries Up, Cancer Screenings Down

It’s far from clear to me that focusing on Planned Parenthood’s finances, as House Oversight Committee chairman Jason Chaffetz (R., Utah) chose to do at Tuesday’s hearing, was the best course. But a report released by Chaffetz to accompany...Show More Summary

Pelosi ‘Very Excited’ about the Republicans' Attempt to Revive Ex-Im

I think this tells you all you need to know about today’s Republican party: Pelosi told reporters Thursday that Democrats would support the effort if Republicans can round up the numbers. “Let’s see what the Republicans put on the table, but I think this could be very hopeful,” Pelosi said Thursday. Show More Summary

Tom Terrific, Part II

Below, I spoke of Thomas Sowell. Another Tom Terrific serves in the Senate, from Arkansas. Get a load of this: “Three years ago when President Obama’s opponent [Mitt Romney] said that Russia was our chief geopolitical rival, President Obama chuckled, said the 1980s called and they want their foreign policy back. Show More Summary

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