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What Fans of The Handmaid’s Tale Prefer To Ignore

From the Thursday edition of the Morning Jolt: What Fans of The Handmaid’s Tale Prefer To Ignore Heather Wilheim: According to a rash of earnest think pieces from dozens of news outlets, The Handmaid’s Tale is “timely” (the Washington...Show More Summary

Krauthammer’s Take: Reforming Tax Deductions Would Be a Triumph

Charles Krauthammer argued that Republicans would do well to reform the tax code of its many loopholes and deductions, which benefit the wealthy: The most important element of this is the stripping away of deductions. In 1986, that was...Show More Summary

America’s College

It’s convenient to have an old friend who’s an expert on the Electoral College. In my case, it’s Tara Ross, author of several books. One is Enlightened Democracy: The Case for the Electoral College. That was published in 2012. Another is a children’s book: We Elect a President: The Story of Our Electoral College. Show More Summary

Keep (Some of) the Deductions

An iron rule of politics is never to legislate in a way that implies that your side will always be in power. As Veronique points out, there’s plenty to praise in President Trump’s tax package, but there are, as  she observes, criticisms...Show More Summary

Is Everywhere to Be Protested Now?

Yesterday, the Heritage Foundation’s Capitol Hill headquarters was overrun by anti-Trump protesters from the group People’s Action. Heritage made the most of the free publicity by livestreaming the event and having their Daily Signal reporters cover a story that had just entered their lobby. Show More Summary

California Audit: University of California President Hid $175 Million

In an interview last January with UCLA’s campus newspaper The Daily Bruin, University of California president Janet Napolitano was clear that there would be a 2.5 percent tuition hike this fall across the ten UC campuses. It is “a last...Show More Summary

A 15 Percent Corporate Tax Rate Would Be Great

The Trump administration has released its guidelines for major tax reform. My quick sound-bite opinion of the plan may go something like this: The president’s tax reform is more supply-side and less protectionist than I thought it would be. Show More Summary

The Editors: The First 100 Days

Check out the latest episode of The Editors, in which Rich Lowry, Charles Cooke, Reihan Salam, and Ian Tuttle discuss Trump’s first one hundred days, the ousting of Bill O’Reilly, and more!   National Review Podcast -- The Editors: The First 100 Days

Baltimore’s Dwindling Police Force

In a previous post, I noted that the U.S.Commission on Civil Rights issued a statement (Gail Heriot and Kirsanow dissenting) expressing alarm over Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s directive that the Justice Department review its investigations...Show More Summary

Radiant Kate

It was with some resignation that I handed off today’s symposium in tribute to the life of my beloved friend Kate O’Beirne for copy-editing. It’s 17,000 words. It could be ten times that length. I had to stop asking people or we could have filled a museum with tributes. Show More Summary

Remembering Kate O’Beirne

Details for her wake, funeral, and donations in memory of a remarkable woman: Remembering Kate O’Beirne

Conservatives Rally to Support New House AHCA Amendment

As Capitol Hill faces the looming threat of government shutdown this Friday, House leadership continues to wrangle over changes to the American Health Care Act in an attempt to develop a compromise to unite the opposing factions of the Republican party. Show More Summary

NGOs and Europe’s Migration Crisis

Europeans are shutting their eyes to the mass-migration now occurring in the Mediterranean. Able-bodied men and some women from all over Africa and now even Asia reach Tunisia or Libya, pay people traffickers a thousand or more dollars and then sail in boats and dinghies that may or may not be sea-worthy. Show More Summary

ESPN Layoffs Should Be A Wake-Up Call About Politicizing Sports

Today’s big media news is cable sports “Worldwide Leader” ESPN laying off 100 people, many of them on-air talent and sportswriters. Early indications are that the layoffs come across the sports the network covers, but will fall hardest on the network’s hockey coverage, which may be all but eliminated. Show More Summary

Charter and Magnet Schools Dominate List of Nationwide Best

Nine out of the top ten public high schools in the country are charter or magnet schools, according to the latest figures from U.S. News and World Report. In addition, charters and magnets account for 60 of the top 100 high schools.Show More Summary

No, Politicians Are Not 'Exactly Like ISIS'

From the midweek edition of the Morning Jolt: Gubernatorial primaries are coming up here in Virginia on June 13. On the Republican side, Ed Gillespie’s the favorite over Corey Stewart and State Sen. Frank Wagner. With less than two months...Show More Summary

A Whitman’s Sampler

I gave a talk the other day, and a man came up afterward and said, in essence, “I have a beef with Impromptus.” I was all ears. “It’s supposed to be a bunch of different subjects, addressed quickly. And recently you’ve been doing one or two subjects, stretched out.” Fair enough. Show More Summary

On the DOJ's Review of Obama-Era Consent Decrees

Public discourse on race is frequently, and increasingly, detached from facts. Exhibit No. 3,714 is the statement issued by the U.S.Commission on Civil Rights (from which my colleague Gail Heriot and I dissented) expressing concern about...Show More Summary

Uncommon Knowledge: How JetBlue Does It

CEO Robin Hayes and Hoover Institution board member Joel Peterson talk to Peter Robinson about how JetBlue has remained successful, despite all the regulations, competition, and pitfalls of running an airline. Peterson and Hayes argue...Show More Summary

Krauthammer’s Take: Trade War with Canada Is Unlikely and Would Be Gratuitous

Arguing that a trade war with Canada is unlikely, Charles Krauthammer said that feuding with our neighbor to the north would be “gratuitous,” and Trump is most likely trying to get them to loosen their own tariffs: That is the problem with protectionism. Show More Summary

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