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David Brooks on Halting the Culture War

I do think David Brooks has a point here:  Social conservatives could be the people who help reweave the sinews of society. They already subscribe to a faith built on selfless love. They can serve as examples of commitment. They are equipped with a vocabulary to distinguish right from wrong, what dignifies and what demeans. Show More Summary

When Caricature Chips Away ... So, Too, Intolerance and Totalitarian Impulses?

Thank you, Nick Kristof, for what you write at the end of this paragraph: I’ve often criticized the Vatican’s hostility to condoms, even as a tool to fight AIDS, and we shouldn’t tolerate religious bigotry against gays (which the latest Supreme Court ruling may chip away at). Show More Summary

Welcoming Strangers, Welcoming Pope Francis

Also yesterday in New York, I made a quick stop by St. Patrick’s Cathedral where Cardinal Timothy Dolan was holding a press conference in the north apse in anticipation of the pope’s visit in September. Highlighting the honor it is to...Show More Summary

Revealed: Sid Blumenthal Was Advising Hillary The Whole Time

From the midweek edition of the Morning Jolt: Revealed: Sid Blumenthal Was Advising Hillary The Whole Time Scandalous, but not surprising: Controversial adviser Sidney Blumenthal was sending then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton guidance...Show More Summary

Cuba and Conscience

In Impromptus, I have the usual potpourri: Hillary Clinton, Iran, music, and so on. But I don’t have any Cuba. And I might make a brief note here. Today, the Obama administration and the Castro dictatorship will formalize their pact:...Show More Summary

Hitting the Reset Button on Laudato Si’

Last night in New York, Cardinal Peter Turkson, the president of Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace at the Vatican, spoke to an evening “high-level discussion” sponsored by the Holy See Mission about the pope’s encyclical on creation. Show More Summary

A Reckless and Indefensible Assault on Henry Kissinger

From my most recent NRO article, on a rather unfortunate book review: “Angelo Codevilla’s review of Henry Kissinger’s World Order is an astonishingly nasty farrago of insults.” Whether you agree or disagree, your comments are, as always, most welcome.      

Ex-Im Is Kaput (For Now)

At midnight, the Export-Import Bank’s authorization lapsed for the first time in 81 years. Congress is on recess, and later this month a Republican House and Senate would both have to act to resurrect the institution, which exists to extend capital to boost U.S. Show More Summary

President Obama, Crony Enabler-In-Chief

On Tuesday — before the Ex-Im Bank’s authorization expired at midnight — President Obama held a press conference today to try to push for its renewal. The president used to call  Ex-Im “corporate welfare,” but now says it is “a critical tool to help U.S. Show More Summary

Ex-Im May Be About to Expire, But Its Objections to Scrutiny Continue

Ex-Im might be on the verge of expiring for now, but they’re still up to their old tricks — this time, stonewalling transparency advocates. Politico Pro recently reported on a pending lawsuit against the bank for “accidently” deleting...Show More Summary

My Dear Wormwood,

Indulge your patient’s conceit that he is clever and broad-minded. Often, this is more easily accomplished among those who consider themselves well-educated, for they are more likely to incline toward juvenile attempts at “original”Show More Summary

Chris Christie, Second Amendment Cynic

Oh look, Chris Christie is running for president: At 9:30 p.m. on the eve of his Republican presidential campaign kickoff, Gov. Chris Christie announced a change to state firearm policy on an issue that has been riling gun rights activists. The...Show More Summary

Rubio Remains a Supporter of Path to Citizenship

Many conservatives — and, indeed, many people — have been confused about what, exactly, Marco Rubio’s position is on immigration now that he’s said he regrets his support for the failed Gang of Eight bill. In an interview with New Hampshire’s...Show More Summary

On the New York Times's Hilarious Charlie Hebdo Double-Standard

Over at the Washington Examiner, the New York Times attempts to explain to T. Becket Adams why its decision to print a photograph of the Pope-made-out-in-condoms is Really Very Different than its decision not to reprint the Charlie Hebdo cartoons earlier in this year. Show More Summary

A Woman to Listen To

Zineb El Rhazoui is a Moroccan journalist who works for Charlie Hebdo. Charlie Hebdo, as you know, is the satirical magazine in Paris. It is left-wing and atheist. Last January, two Islamists went to Charlie Hebdo ’s offices and committed a massacre. Show More Summary

The Next Front in the Gay-Marriage Battle

In my column today, I wrote about what will be the next phase in the fight over gay marriage: If supporters of same-sex marriage truly have no interest in punishing the exercise of religion they find objectionable, they can sign off on legislation to prevent it. Show More Summary

Tuesday links

June 30, 1934 was the Night of the Long Knives, Hitler’s purge of those standing in his way. Pee, not chlorine, causes red eyes from swimming pools. The Frightening Yet Fascinating World Of  North Korean Propaganda Videos. The weirdest...Show More Summary

Seven Things that Caught My Eye Today (June 30, 2015

1.  Fascinated by unlikely alliances arising from dissent on state redefinition of marriage, some intl consequences here — Chad Pecknold (@ccpecknold) June 30, 2015 2. This one is a little show-stopping: Polyamory...Show More Summary

Clinton Cash Flashback, Immigration Edition

I can’t let this month expire without noting that it’s the 20 th anniversary of Barbara Jordan’s bipartisan Commission on Immigration Reform recommending a reduction in legal immigration to about 500,000 per year (it’s twice that level today). Show More Summary

How to Destroy the Morale of the Army Special Forces

On Sunday, a Special Forces board at Fort Bragg tossed out the accusation that a Green Beret had shot an unarmed Afghan bomb maker in 2010. The board declared that accusation to be unsubstantiated, but it found him guilty of conduct unbecoming an officer. Show More Summary

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