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Shooting at Florida High School

Police responded to a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., this afternoon. According to the Miami Herald, an estimated 20 people are injured, with one dead. The local CBS affiliate reports that the shooter is still at large: #Breaking Students rush out of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Show More Summary

Handmaid’s Tale-Style Repression Is Kind of Charming — So Long As It Is Practiced by a Regime Hostile to Trump

Ben Shapiro and David French have written powerfully about the media getting duly charmed by North Korea’s charm offensive at the Olympics. This has included warm coverage of the North Korean cheerleading squad, which anyone with even a little moral imagination should realize is the product of a hideous totalitarianism. Show More Summary

Two Thoughts on the Wall Street Journal's Report on DACA Recipients

In today’s Wall Street Journal, there is a fascinating report by Alicia A. Caldwell on how DACA recipients are preparing for the possibility that their deportation relief will expire come March, thus leaving them vulnerable to removal. Show More Summary

Another Encouraging Poll

It’s only February, but it’s better than the alternative: Fully 39 percent of registered voters say they would support the GOP candidate for Congress in their district, while 38 percent would back the Democratic candidate. Nearly a quarter of voters, 23 percent, are undecided. Voters are split almost evenly along party lines. Show More Summary

Michael Cohen's Pockets

It is being widely reported that Michael Cohen says that he paid Stormy Daniels $130,000 out of his own pocket. Orin Kerr looks carefully at Cohen’s statement, though, and notices that he doesn’t actually say that. He says he used his “own personal funds to facilitate” the payment, and specifies two organizations that did not reimburse him. Show More Summary

Worth Reading

Gabriel Rossman on college Republicans and Milo Yiannopoulos. Caitlin Flanagan on Patty Hearst. Elaine Kamarck on how Congress ignores President Trump. Ross Douthat on George W. Bush, Donald Trump, and conservatives. Worth Reading

All the President's Staffing Problems

Why does the administration have so much trouble getting and keeping talented officials? My new Bloomberg View column looks at some recent stories that help to answer the question–and suggest that the problem is going to get worse.  All the President's Staffing Problems

Warning: A Brand New NR Is Imminent

Consider yourselves warned: The new is almost, almost here. Yes, yes, we know: Our job is to “stand athwart” and yell “Stop.” But, as Ecclesiastes reminds us, there’s eventually a time for pretty much everything, and so, at some point in the next few days, we’ll make a notable exception and scream “Go!” instead. Show More Summary

A Cure for Trump-Skepticism

From my most recent NRO article, about recent comments by George W. Bush and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and the need for Trump: “The incumbent is not without his limitations, but a few words from George W. and Justice Ginsburg remind us that...Show More Summary

The Predictable Disasters That Unfold from the White House’s Hiring Decisions

The midweek edition of the Morning Jolt features some surprisingly good poll numbers for President Trump and the Republicans; Democrats recoiling from the thought of using a familiar figure as a surrogate on the campaign trail in 2018; an...Show More Summary

Happy Valentine's Day links

A dose of cynicism for Valentine’s Day. Anti-Valentine’s Day cards from a bygone era, plus vintage Valentines from 100 years ago and a collection of vintage meat and weapons-related cards. The history of those chalky little pastel hearts...Show More Summary

College Football Ratings and Attendance Declined; NBA Ratings Are Up — Does Politics Matter?

The relationship between sports ratings and politics is perhaps more complicated — or less relevant — than we might think. For the last two seasons, political eyes have been fixed mainly on the NFL, and the conventional wisdom (at least on the Right) has been clear. Show More Summary

Hypocrisy Is Better Than Its Opposite

One of the themes you sometimes hear – especially from liberals – about politicians’ morally bad behavior is that the real problem is hypocrisy. Thus, we are told, what is really offensive is not politicians engaging in all sorts ofShow More Summary

Why Modern Man Chooses 'Cheap Sex' over Marriage

Not ready to propose this Valentine’s Day? That might be because sex, as the sociologist Mark Regnerus writes in his new book Cheap Sex: The Transformation of Men, Marriage, and Monogamy, has become too easy to procure. In turn, he argues,...Show More Summary

No Amount of Spending Can Stop the 'Crumbling Roads and Bridges' Rhetoric

Allow me to mark the White House’s “Infrastructure Week” by declaring that there is no amount of money that can be spent to stop politicians from insisting the country suffers from “crumbling roads and bridges.” Back in 2009, President...Show More Summary

Why the Knives Are Out for John Kelly

I think it’s pretty clear that John Kelly and Don McGahn made significant errors throughout the whole Rob Porter saga. And I agree with Rich about the renewed “brittleness” of the West Wing. It doesn’t shock me in the slightest that the press won’t let go of the story — and in part for wholly defensible reasons. Show More Summary

The Fading 'One Hate Rule'

For much of American history, the most salient ethnocultural boundary has been the one separating blacks and whites. Now, however, people of Mexican origin outnumber the descendants of American slaves, Hispanics writ large outnumberShow More Summary

Is Higher Education Worth It?

I just finished listening to a particularly excellent episode of EconTalk (my second favorite podcast). Russ Roberts had his old friend Bryan Caplan on to talk about his new book, The Case against Education, which I’ve been dipping in and out of in my copious free time. Show More Summary

Don't Be Taken In by Some Drones on the Border

Since any amnesty, whether DACA or DACA-plus, will attract future illegal immigration, any deal coming out of this week’s Senate debate must have muscular enforcement provisions. President Trump has made “The Wall” the symbol of tougher enforcement. Show More Summary

The Power of Assumptions: Budget Edition

President Trump’s FY 2019 budget is out. It is incredibly unrealistic and doesn’t prepare us for the nasty fiscal reality that we will soon face. Now, I should say that every presidential budget is unrealistic. They all project strong and positive economic-growth rates over the ten-year budget window that never materialize. Show More Summary

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