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Social Conservatives Should Condemn Trump’s Porn-Star Hookup

The allegation that Donald Trump cheated on his wife — the current first lady — with a porn star and then paid to cover it up is gaining attention. Given the legal paperwork involved in that cover-up, never mind everything else we know, I think most people are inclined to believe it happened. Show More Summary

The Imposition in China

In Impromptus today, I have an item about China, whose government has just destroyed a church. This was Golden Lampstand Church, in Shanxi Province, one of the poorest areas of the country. The church was built for $3 million, all contributed by the worshipers. Show More Summary

GOP Rep. Curbelo Could’ve Helped Hispanic Caucus Push Bipartisan DACA Deal

Earlier this month, the leadership of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) sent a letter to House speaker Paul Ryan and Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, urging them to provide a permanent fix to the Deferred Action for Childhood...Show More Summary

Feminists, Bad and Good

Margaret Atwood, the author of The Handmaid’s Tale, is defending herself from the charge of being a “bad feminist,” a charge directed at her because she has, to her great credit, defended due process for men accused of sexual abuse.Show More Summary

Will the Stopgap Pass?

With a government shutdown fast approaching, Congress is trying to buy itself time. Yesterday, House Republicans unveiled a temporary spending bill that would keep the government funded until February 16. But there are several political roadblocks that stand in its way. The stopgap measure is a relatively clean bill. Show More Summary

New Poll: More Than Three-Quarters of Americans Support Significant Abortion Restrictions

The Knights of Columbus and Marist have released their comprehensive annual poll on Americans’ abortion views and found that over three out of four Americans support placing significant restrictions on abortion. Fifty-one percent of those surveyed identified as pro-choice, compared with 44 percent who identified as pro-life. Show More Summary

The Exhausted Racism Charge

From my most recent NRO article, about President Trump and the current immigration controversy: “The Democratic charge — that Trump is a racist — is nonsense and the campaign attempt to portray the president as hostile to anyone notShow More Summary

What If Oprah-Mania Is Really Just a Media Phenomenon?

From the midweek edition of the Morning Jolt: What If Oprah-Mania Is Really Just a Media Phenomenon? Hey, remember last week when it seemed like there was this overwhelming appetite for a presidential campaign by Oprah Winfrey? It turns...Show More Summary

Wednesday links

January 17 is Ben Franklin’s birthday - bio, quotes, videos, his 200 synonyms for drunk, the bodies found in his basement, and more. Alexa, What Are You Doing With My Family’s Personal Info? How to Build an Igloo. Gorgeous X-Ray Photographs of...Show More Summary

Infamous Trump Meeting: Small Example of a Larger Trend

Pretty much everything Rich writes below is reasonable. And I think his concluding paragraph is entirely fair: Anyway, I believe the simplest explanation for most Trump controversies is that he’s being crude and thoughtless, and that applies here. Show More Summary

There’s No Point In Berating Secretary Nielsen for Trump’s Comment

If Fire and Fury is to be believed – an open question – Donald Trump came to Washington and contemplated making his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, his first chief of staff and he thought about nominating 73–year-old Rudy Giuliani to the Supreme Court. Show More Summary

‘Democracy in Crisis’

Later today, a conference on “Democracy in Crisis” will be held by the American Enterprise Institute jointly with Freedom House and the Center for American Progress at which Senator Ben Sasse will deliver the keynote address. It’s an...Show More Summary

Cory Booker Melts Down, Yells at DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen over Trump Comments

At a Senate hearing this morning, New Jersey senator Cory Booker erupted at Kirstjen Nielsen, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, over President Trump’s alleged comments calling the countries of Haiti and El Salvador “shhole” or “shhouse” countries, from which the U.S. Show More Summary

A President and an Embassy

Today, the new U.S. embassy in London opened its doors to the public. It is an impressive embassy — befitting the United States, a global leader, in the capital of its closest ally, Great Britain (also a global leader). In the ordinary course of things, the U.S. Show More Summary

Switzerland Follies

Switzerland has followed New Zealand and a few other localities to outlaw boiling live lobsters. It also requires them to be shipped in salt water. Supporters claim that lobsters can feel pain, a dubious prospect, given that they don’t have brains to process stimuli. But never mind. Show More Summary

Rolling Your Own (and an Evening Chez Buckley)

I’ve done a new Jaywalking podcast, which gives you a little music, a little politics, and a little more.  I say that I like a performer who “rolls his own” – that is, who writes his own music, in addition to performing it.  Daniil Trifonov...Show More Summary

In Infamous Meeting, Trump Spoke of Attracting Asian Immigrants

Everyone is putting such weight on last Thursday’s White House meeting, it’d be nice to have a transcript to know exactly what was said. As it is, we are working off differing, fuzzy accounts that, while broadly consistent, are inevitably...Show More Summary

Women Writers Start Worrying About What, Exactly, Constitutes #MeToo

From the Tuesday edition of the Morning Jolt: Women Writers Start Worrying About What, Exactly, Constitutes #MeToo Perhaps it was inevitable that someone would claim the mantle of #MeToo in circumstances that were far murkier than the...Show More Summary

Tuesday links

Prohibition in the United States began on January 16, 1920: here’s some history, contemporaneous newsreels, the women who tried to telepathically influence the vote, Abraham Lincoln and Milton Friedman. The Forgotten History Of How Automakers...Show More Summary

Good King Michael

There is a cliché: Sometimes you don’t know a man till he dies. Do you know King Michael of Romania? We call him a “monarch and mensch.” I have sketched him out on the homepage today, here. When he was five, he ascended to the throne. Show More Summary

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