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Behind Clinic Doors and Beyond: Redeeming Grief Amid the Headlines

This morning Roland Warren, the president of Care Net, writes of the Planned Parenthood videos in the news as akin to the “Tell-Tale Heart.” We hear the beating heart, and yet … there is no confession yet, there can be no total healing yet. Care Net Centers are among those who want to help. There is another heart, though. Show More Summary

Dante, Chaucer, Shakespeare — and Me

In their new book, Imperialism Past and Present (Oxford University Press), Emanuele Saccarelli and Latha Varadarajan write that “western [sic] imperialism did not end with the close of colonialism, but continues to define international...Show More Summary

Gnawing at Georgia

From Chatham House comes another reminder (with my emphasis added) that the growing (if not always honestly acknowledged) contest between Russia and the West is playing out on many fronts. As background, South Ossetia is a  ‘state’ carved...Show More Summary

Eight Things that Caught My Eye Today (July 22, 2015)

1. A plea from Syria: Archbishop Jean-Clément Jeanbart, Melkite Metropolitan of Aleppo, writes (via Aid for the Church in Need): At the time of this writing, Aleppo is undergoing a massive assault by jihadists, and bombs have been falling for hours. Show More Summary

Thank You, Senator Manchin

Thank you, Senator Joni Ernst, too, for organizing a letter to the Secretary Sylvia Burwell of the Department of Health and Human Services highlighting what we’re coming to see about Planned Parenthood on account of those Center forShow More Summary

The Highway Bill’s Pension ‘Offset’ Is Bogus

With the announcement of the new Senate highway bill yesterday, Congress reaffirmed its addiction to budgetary gimmicks. Despite discretionary outlays hovering around $1.1 trillion, the Senate feels the need to sell off part of our Strategic Petroleum Reserve just to cover $9 billion of the new spending. Show More Summary

Boston’s Kimonos of Oppression

So the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston has an 1876 Monet painting that shows the painter’s wife wearing a kimono. Museum staff thought it would make a nice promotion to get a kimono like the one Mme. Monet was wearing and, one day a week, let visitors put it on and pose for photos in front of the painting. Bad move. Show More Summary

America’s Sin of the Day

First there was Pope Francis raging at the iniquity of air-conditioning, now Rick Noack has jumped into the fray, taking aim in the Washington Post at America’s air-conditioning “addiction”: The U.S. has been the world’s leader in air-conditioning ever since, and it’s not a leadership Americans should necessarily be proud of. Show More Summary

Reform Conservatism Comes to Google

Next Tuesday, Google’s D.C. office will host the launch event for a new series of briefing books from the Conservative Reform Network. The first three of those briefing books–on the health of American entrepreneurship, taking on the higher-education cartel, and protecting the environment the right way–will be released. Show More Summary

Morning Joe: State Dept Spox Won't Comment on Secret Deal between Iran, IAEA

On the homepage today, Fred Fleitz reports on two “ secret side deals ” struck by Iran and the International Atomic Energency Agency, and revealed yesterday by Senator Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) and Congressman Mike Pompeo (R., Kan.). OnShow More Summary

Obama's Creepy and Controlling Housing Questionnaire

I’ve written about the “massive government overreach” of President Obama’s new Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) regulation. I’ve also previewed the insidiously controlling consequences of HUD’s information-gathering for AFFH. Show More Summary

Europe Is Hardly a Paradise for Working Mothers

Mackenzie Dawson, best known for giving Gwyneth Paltrow what for, explained in the New York Post yesterday “Why Working Moms Don’t Have It Better in Europe.” The Europeans’ famously generous parental-leave policies have downsides, she...Show More Summary

'You Should Be for Americans': Victims of Illegal-Alien Sanctuary Policies Tell Their Stories

The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing today featuring family members of Americans killed by illegal aliens. The witnesses told the stories of Danny Oliver, Grant Ronnebeck, Kathryn Steinle, Dennis McCann, and Josh Wilkerson –...Show More Summary

Ex-Im Chief Dragging His Feet on Liquidating Agency

On July 1, the day after the Export-Import Bank’s charter expired, senators Rubio, Sasse, Lee, Cruz, Toomey and Paul sent a letter to Ex-Im chairman Fred Hochberg asking about his plans for the “orderly liquidation” of the bank, as called for by law. Show More Summary

Political Correctness, Silicon Valley–Style

There was an article in the Washington Post a few days ago about Silicon Valley’s “diversity problem.”  The problem is that there aren’t enough minority workers there, if you define “minority” to exclude Asians, of course. But have no...Show More Summary

In the Wake of Obergefell, Three New Polls Show Reduced Support for Same-Sex Marriage

Within the past couple weeks, three separate national polls have been conducted on the issue of same-sex marriage. Interestingly, each of these three polls shows a decline in support for it. Both Ipsos/Reuters and Gallup conducted polls in early July — just days after the Supreme Court handed its ruling in Obergefell v. Show More Summary

On Iran, the U.N. Goes First

I wrote today about the U.N. pre-empting the U.S. on the Iran deal (which Thomas Sowell goes after today with hammer and tongs): Kerry over the weekend seemed offended by the notion that Congress should get to vote before everyone else...Show More Summary

Fifteen Things That Caught My Eye Today (July 21, 2015)

1. Via Aid to the Church in Need: A  Nigerian diocese continues to live in the shadow of Boko Haram —and life is cheap   By Father Gideon Obasogie Security arrangements make travel through the Diocese of Maiduguri extremely cumbersome—and dangerous. Show More Summary

How You Can Stop Obamazone

President Obama’s transformative assault on the political and economic independence of America’s suburbs—and indeed all local government in America–can be stopped. I’ve written about the massive federal overreach of Obama’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) regulation here and here. Show More Summary

Break Up Big Abortion

Unsurprisingly, another Planned Parenthood executive ha s been apparently recorded haggling over the price of fetal parts and discussing changing abortion methods to protect the crop. We should not be paying this vile organization one...Show More Summary

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