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Re: Re: Tevi Troy for HHS Secretary

I want to echo Jonah, Yuval, and Hugh Hewitt, all of whom are touting Tevi Troy for HHS secretary. Tevi’s a friend of mine and a friend and respected colleague to many others as well. The high regard in which Tevi is held helps explain his unanimous confirmation as deputy HHS secretary in 2007. Show More Summary

Is Someone Trying to Blow Up Civil War Reenactors?

From the first Morning Jolt of the week: Is Someone Trying to Blow Up Civil War Reenactors? A story from outside Washington that deserves more national attention: a reenactment of the Battle of Cedar Creek, of the Civil War, was temporarily...Show More Summary

Unreleased Teen Novels Now Targets for the Outrage Mob

Even though Laura Moriarty’s new book, American Heart, hasn’t been released yet, it had already attracted the ire of the perpetually offended. On Goodreads, the novel has been slammed for supposedly pushing a “white savior” narrative. Show More Summary

Why Virginia Democrats Are Right to Be Nervous

On paper, Democrat Ralph Northam holds a small but fairly consistent lead in the polling of Virginia’s gubernatorial race. The most recent survey, from Emerson College, puts Northam ahead of Republican Ed Gillespie, 49 percent to 44 percent (with a margin of error of 5.5 points). But Democrats don’t feel confident at all. Show More Summary

Apple Turnover

Once again we learn that, in Silicon Valley as elsewhere in Corporate America, there is no place for politically incorrect truth-telling. What’s more, what the law says is not even part of the conversation. The latest kerfuffle involves...Show More Summary

Give Trustees a Role in Faculty Hiring

Why do we have so many really awful professors on college faculties? One reason is that the hiring process is completely in the hands of academic departments, usually with minimal oversight from the administration. Therefore, when leftist...Show More Summary

Celebrate the Human Life Review

If you are traveling to New York City next week to attend NRI’s fourth annual William F. Buckley Jr. Prize Dinner, on October 25, consider spending an extra night in the Big Apple to celebrate the Human Life Review’s Great Defender of...Show More Summary

No, There’s No Excuse for ‘Conservative’ Shout-Downs

As Stanley Kurtz noted on Friday, pro-Trump protesters shouted-down California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and California State Assembly Leader Ian Calderon during an appearance at California’s Whittier College. This is a terrible...Show More Summary

Democrats Used to Know That Life Begins at Conception

Last week I posted about a proposed HHS strategic plan that will, if implemented, declare: HHS accomplishes its mission through programs and initiatives that cover a wide spectrum of activities, serving and protecting Americans at every...Show More Summary

‘The Heart of It All’

Impromptus today is the usual mish-mash, beginning with Ryan Zinke and his special flag. The Interior Department has a secretarial flag. Who knew? Someone did. It is raised when Secretary Zinke enters the building — indicating he is present — and lowered when he leaves. Show More Summary

Great Books Vote

Help me pick a title for an upcoming episode of The Great Books podcast. Vote here on Twitter. To subscribe to the podcast for free, go here. You’ll get the next episode–a conversation on Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, with Paul Cantor–as soon as it releases. Great Books Vote

Billionaire at the Barricades

I ran into my old friend Laura Ingraham last week the day her new book launched. I haven’t had a chance to dip into it yet, and there are certainly things I disagree with in it (we’ve had our disputes over the past two years), but I’m sure it’s smart and sharp-elbowed. Show More Summary

The Rise of Discretionary Legality

A new feature or our government is what might be called discretionary legality. Checked legislatively after his first two years, Obama stretched the law beyond the breaking point to continue to implement his agenda on all fronts. Enter Donald Trump. Show More Summary

Helprin and Paris

Several weeks ago, National Review had a cruise, or a crossing, from England to New York. One of our guest speakers was Mark Helprin, the novelist — and the political writer, the military analyst, etc. I sat down with him for a Q&A podcast, here. Our topic? Mainly, his latest book, his latest novel: Paris in the Present Tense. Show More Summary

Of Dinos and Scouts: Some Mail

Below, I had a post about “dinosaurs,” or “dinos,” which is what some people are calling us pre-Trump conservatives, perhaps with justification. A reader from Israel sends this note: Here’s a dinosaur joke for your amusement. A little...Show More Summary

The Horowitzian Eye on Campus

I was going to say that David Horowitz needs no introduction, but pretty much everyone needs an introduction — if only because young people come along, with (reassuring) regularity. Horowitz is a famous lefty-turned-righty, or communist-turned-conservative. Show More Summary

No Girlz Allowed?

A reader writes, I have an old Army buddy with over 50 years in the Boy Scouts. Eagle Scout, troop leader, proud to be seen in public as an adult in a Boy Scouts uniform, including shorts and knee socks. He stayed with them through the whole gay thing, but girls in the Boy Scouts was a bridge too far for him. Show More Summary

Dinos, Unite!

For a long time now, I’ve thought of George F. Will as one of the freest conservatives in America. He writes what he thinks, with abandon. He is not burdened by calculation. He simply writes what he thinks is true, letting the chips fall where they may. He has a brilliant mind, yes, and a brilliant pen, yes. Show More Summary

Pro-Trumpers Shout-Down Liberal Speakers at Whittier College

A disturbing report from FIRE (Foundation for Individual Rights in Education) describes the shout-down of California Attorney General, Xavier Becerra and California State Assembly Leader Ian Calderon by Pro-Trump, MAGA hat-wearing protesters. Show More Summary

A Protest Seeking a Point

The angry and horrified reaction to the Harvey Weinstein scandal is taking some unexpected turns. Actress Rose McGowan had her Twitter account temporarily suspended; Twitter said this was because one of her Tweets included someone’s non-public phone number. Show More Summary

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