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How the Education Department Might Do a Bit of Good

The U.S. Department of Education shouldn’t exist and we’d be best off if we could summarily abolish it. Short of that, however, under sensible leadership, the department could at least do a bit of good. In today’s Martin Center article,...Show More Summary

Milo Yiannopoulos Disinvited from CPAC

American Conservative Union Chairman Matt Schlapp announced earlier today that his group decided to rescind the invitation of Milo Yiannopoulos to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference “due to the revelation of an offensive...Show More Summary

Speaker Ryan’s Use of Reporters’ Recorders to Explain His Border Tax Was Cute — But Misleading

Faced with growing opposition to their border-adjustment tax, congressional Republicans are nonetheless on the offensive trying to sell it. I have expressed my many reasons for opposing the tax, including my disbelief that Republicans would support a massive tax increase alongside what is otherwise a pro-growth tax reform. Show More Summary

Italy: Drowning not Wading

In a post the other day, I mentioned how Greece was (yet again) sliding towards another crisis in its relationship with its creditors. This was despite the euro zone crisis being, you know, over. I concluded that post in this way: And...Show More Summary

America’s Misnamed Mad Dog

The defense secretary, Jim Mattis, flew to Iraq. And he talked with reporters about the idea of seizing Iraq’s oil. President Trump, the day after he was sworn in, said this at the CIA: “We don’t win anymore. The old expression ‘To the victor belong the spoils’ — you remember. Show More Summary

How You Helped Pay for America’s Opioid Addiction Crisis

From the first Morning Jolt of the week: How You Helped Pay for America’s Opioid Addiction Crisis A stunning detail from Nicholas Eberstadt’s opus in Commentary, revealing how the national opioid addiction crisis was largely fueled by...Show More Summary

Whatever Happened to Democratic Capitalism?

Let me join Yuval here at the Corner and many others in remembering Michael Novak as a singularly generous and charitable man, an influential, eloquent, and prolific author, and devoted Catholic and a loyal American. One of kind in many...Show More Summary

Baltic Boy Makes Good

Last fall, I traveled to two of the three Baltic states: Latvia and Estonia. I was there to report on NATO, Russia, and all that. When I arrived in Riga, the Latvian capital, practically the first words I heard were “Kristaps Porzingis.”...Show More Summary

What Is a Conservative?

C-PAC is sort of like the conservative Super Bowl, and its keynote speaker is a big deal: a voice of conservatism, a tribune of conservatism. This year’s keynoter is to be Milo Yiannopoulos. There is a lot to say about Yiannopoulos, but I will say one thing. Show More Summary

Leaving California with a Light Heart

After more than 67 years as a Californian–since my birth–I have moved to the Commonwealth of Virginia, following my wife to DC after she obtained a prime journalism gig in the nation’s capital. Once I would have left California with a heavy heart. Show More Summary

Following Up On The Foreign Emoluments Clause and Gerrymandering

I hope you all subscribe to National Review; alongside a ton of great content by other writers, in the past two issues, I’ve covered why it’s a myth that the Republican majority in the House of Representatives is mostly the work of partisan...Show More Summary

Who Are We?

The entire notion of identity politics — of appearance and tribe being essential rather than incidental to our characters — is coming under new reexamination in the post-Obama era. In this regard, there is a fascinating new documentary...Show More Summary

Michael the Kind

Well-deserved tributes are pouring forth for Michael Novak, who died yesterday at the age of 83. It’s frankly hard to know where to begin in praising him.   His scholarship and writing—he was the author of more than four dozen books—evinced...Show More Summary

The President and Russia

President-elect Steinmeier that is: Did you think I meant someone else? Just under a week ago, Germany’s parliamentary assembly elected Frank-Walter Steinmeier as the country’s new president. Steinmeier is a member of the Social Democratic Party (SPD), the left-hand side of Angela Merkel’s governing coalition. Show More Summary

Rolling Back Regulation

Amid everything going on in Washington, President Trump signed legislation last week. As reported by The Hill on Thursday afternoon: President Trump on Thursday signed legislation ending a key Obama administration coal mining rule. The...Show More Summary

Europe: A Warning from a Friend

Toward the end of my latest Q&A, I make an observation about Jean-François Revel: One of the reasons he wrote his books was to wake people up — to warn them, before it was too late. I believe there is something of that about James Kirchick’s...Show More Summary

Ten Things that Caught My Eye Today (Feb 17, 2017)

1. Stone sculptures smashed by Isil in ancient city of Palmyra restored to former glory by Italian experts 2. Tom Farr: What Trump Can Do to Secure Religious Freedom 3. Andrew Walther in Morning Consult : Christian Genocide Victims Deserve Support and Priority. 4. Show More Summary

Michael Novak, R.I.P. – Three of Many NRO Flashbacks

As you’ve heard, Michael Novak died today, at home, after days of being surrounded by family. According to his sister, whenever he could speak in recent days, he would say: “God loves you and you must love one another, that is all that matters. Show More Summary

What You’re Doing March 16

Let me give you but one highlight: You’ll be in Washington, D.C., attending the National Review Institute “2017 Ideas Summit,” and after an afternoon of panels featuring and presentation by wise conservatives — so far those who will be on hand include Rick Brookhiser, Ed Conard, Charles C.W. Show More Summary

RIP Michael Novak

Our dear friend and the former religion editor of  National Review  died today, aged 83, after a battle with cancer. There will be a symposium on this happy warrior and apostle of belief and faith and the morality of markets forthcoming on NRO. Show More Summary

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