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Brexit : Decision Day

The final turn in the polls has looked good for the Remain camp. Last night two polls (YouGov and ComRes) showed Remain ahead (51-49, 54-46 respectively) something that gave the pound a boost on international markets. Now, the Evening...Show More Summary

The Upcoming Hillary-Obama Debates

I look forward to the upcoming Hillary-Obama debates on the state of the country and the state of the economy: President Obama, May 16: “By almost every measure, America is better, and the world is better, than it was 50 years ago, or...Show More Summary

Patrick Murphy is a Fraud

Much of the conversation today about Marco Rubio’s re-election bid - aside from talk about Rubio’s past promises and future plans - has focused on two facts: Rubio polls much better in this race than other Republicans, but he faces a...Show More Summary

Krauthammer's Take: Rubio ‘Made the Right Decision’ To Run for Reelection

Charles Krauthammer argues that Marco Rubio’s decision to seek a second term in the Senate is the correct one:  Remember, we have a long history of candidates who lose one, sometimes even twice — Bob Dole lost twice, and he won the nomination on the third time We’ve seen Mitt Romney — he lost, and he won the nomination. Show More Summary

William Craig Rice, R.I.P.

My friend William Craig Rice has died. You may not have heard of Bill–he was one of those conservatives who worked for good causes without seeking the limelight.  He wrote poetry for National Review and other publications, championed the great books, and, most recently, toiled away at the National Endowment for the Humanities. Show More Summary

Your Date with Andrew

A conversation with Andrew Roberts is a rare pleasure. See for yourself — hear for yourself — in this Q&A podcast. Roberts is the famed English historian. We talk about Trump ’n’ Hillary. What to make of them? We talk about Brexit. What...Show More Summary

House Hearing on Impeachment Principles in IRS Probe

As noted in my earlier post, I testified this morning at  the House Judiciary Committee’s hearing to consider impeachment principles in connection  with the IRS targeting of conservative groups, the revenue agency’s  alleged obstruction of that investigation, and the specific question whether Commissioner John A. Show More Summary

FedEx Beats DoJ

The shipping company turns out not to be a criminal conspiracy. The Justice Department, on the other hand, seems like it has been engaging in extortion. FedEx, Not a Criminal Conspiracy

Trump, Falwell, and the Failure of Character -- in One Picture

This pitiful picture is making the rounds: Literally a framed pic on the wall of the candidate and a porn star, as a major evangelical leader endorses him. — Nathan Lino (@nathanlino) June 21, 2016 Most critics...Show More Summary

Britain's Time for Choosing

I’ve steered clear of opining here about tomorrow’s Brexit vote as so many others have been doing such a good job of it, like Jonah’s article today. But as this is the culmination of a thirty-year fight for me, I thought I should atShow More Summary

How To Handle that Sit-In

House Democrats are unhappy with the outcome of the voting on certain run-related legislation in Congress. They have staged a sit-in in protest. Republicans have majorities in both houses, for the moment, though Trump probably will see to that for them. Show More Summary

Brandon Patty Ends House Campaign, Endorses DeSantis for Reelection

On Wednesday night, Rubio was set to be the “special guest” at a fundraiser for Brandon Patty, a House candidate in Florida’s 6th District. But after Rubio’s announcement Wednesday morning that he would seek reelection to the Senate, things have changed.  Patty tells National Review he is ending his campaign. Show More Summary

Franklin Graham on Trump: Nobody's Perfect

James Ohmann of the Washington Post reports that Franklin Graham ”defended Trump’s character” yesterday: “Nobody is perfect, he said: Abraham lied, Moses disobeyed God + David committed adultery/murder.” I seem to recall repentance being offered in those cases; Trump has a different take on forgiveness. Show More Summary

House Democrats Throw Tantrum, Eat Granola Bars

More than 40 Democrats are currently staging a “sit-in” in the House chamber. “Staging” is the appropriate term, because this is not political “action”; it’s political theater. The refusal of the House’s Republican leadership to bring...Show More Summary

House Hearing on Potential Impeachment of IRS Commissioner

I testified at this morning’s House Judiciary Committee hearing that further considered the potential impeachment of IRS Commissioner John A. Koskinen in connection with the revenue agency’s targeted harassment of conservative groups and alleged obstruction of Congress’s investigation thereof. Show More Summary

Rubio to Donors: Senate Will Be More Important than Ever

Marco Rubio told donors that the Senate will be more important than ever after the 2016 election. “We have to have a Senate that can stand up to the president,” he said, according to one individual on the 1:30 P.M. call. He made theShow More Summary

First Brexit, Now 'Frexit'?

While attention turns to the impending Brexit vote, it should be noted that Euroscepticism isn’t just a British thing. In an interview on Tuesday, Marine Le Pen, leader of the French far-right National Front, reiterated her pledge to...Show More Summary

The Intimidation Game

Kim Strassel’s new book, The Intimidation Game: How the Left Is Silencing Free Speech, is out. You should get it. The Intimidation Game

Yet Again, VA Officials Falsify Records, Understate Wait Times

Oh, look, another VA wait time scandal. The Department of Veterans Affairs Inspector General received an anonymous tip that leadership at Houston-area VA facilities was instructing staff to incorrectly record clinic cancellations as patient cancellations. Show More Summary

Fire Me: Daniel Hannan Makes the Case for Leave

Our pal, the acclaimed Conservative member of the EU parliament, argues for #Brexit at the Oxford Union. Watch, learn, enjoy. Fire Me: Daniel Hannan Makes the Case for Leave

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