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McAuliffe: That Donation from a Chinese Parliament Member Was Totally Legal!

Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe said his reaction was “shock” when he learned the FBI was investigating donations to his 2013 campaign. He must be the only person in Virginia who was. Spot the problem here: McAuliffe said he believes the investigation centers around a donation connected to Chinese businessman Wang Wenliang. Show More Summary

The GOP, Religion, and Conscience

Two days ago, I recorded a podcast with Rosa María Payá. Yesterday, I did a little blogpost about it. I’d like to say something further. Rosa María, you recall, is a Cuban democracy leader, the daughter of another Cuban democracy leader, the great Oswaldo Payá, who was murdered by the Castro regime. Show More Summary

Top Evangelicals Send Invites for Trump Meeting

Evangelical leaders have sent out these invitations for a June 21 meeting with presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump in New York City. The meeting, first reported by TIME, will bring Trump face-to-face with hundreds of social conservative activists during an all-day session. Show More Summary

WATCH: They Supported Abortion — Until They Saw This Video

When faced with the reality of the abortion procedure, many people who are pro-choice change their minds instantly. A video put out by Live Action shows former abortionist Dr. Anthony Levantino describing and showing the process of a second-t rimester (13-24 weeks of pregnancy) surgical abortion procedure. Show More Summary

Senator Barrasso to Lead GOP Platform Committee

Senator John Barrasso of Wyoming will chair the Platform Committee at this summer’s Republican National Convention, and his co-chairs will be Oklahoma governor Mary Fallin and North Carolina congresswoman Virginia Foxx, according toShow More Summary

Beyond McDonald’s Idiotic Comment, the VA System Is Still Failing

From the Tuesday edition of the Morning Jolt: Beyond McDonald’s Idiotic Comment, Our System Is Still Failing Our Veterans Quite a few people are calling for the resignation of Secretary of Veterans Affairs Bob McDonald over this remark: During...Show More Summary

Tales of the Real Hillary: An Ongoing Series

In the course of noodling the question, “Why is Hillary Clinton unpopular?” David Brooks offers two “paradoxes.” He writes: There are two paradoxes to her unpopularity. First, she was popular not long ago. As secretary of state she had a 66 percent approval rating. Show More Summary

McCloskey's Mistake

It’s no secret I am an enormous fan of Deirdre McCloskey’s. I’m working on a book that not only draws heavily on her work but is partly inspired by it. She’s not just a brilliant, perhaps Nobel-worthy, economist, she’s an amazingly prolific and insightful historian of ideas. But even the greats get stuff wrong from time to time. Show More Summary

Trump: The Voice of America’s Discontent

From my most recent NRO article, on the media and the 2016 campaign: “The national media  were just as late in detecting the profound division among the Democrats as they had been in  addressing the scale of the Trump insurrection. The...Show More Summary

Brexit: Norwegian Would

Those hoping that Brits will vote on June 23 to quit the EU (‘Brexit’) will be dismayed by a new poll in The Daily Telegraph. In a nutshell: The poll finds that men, Tory voters and over-65s are increasingly turning to the pro-EU campaign...Show More Summary

Bill to Gut Religious Freedom Restoration Act

The Democrats were instrumental in passing the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Now, many–if not most–are implacable opponents, believing it interferes with gay rights. But another burr under the liberal saddle is the use of the law...Show More Summary

Finally Getting Serious about Identifying Islamists?

After the jihadi attacks in Paris in January and November 2015, the French intelligence agency Direction générale de la sécurité intérieure (DGSI, General Directorate for Internal Security) began to scrutinize personnel at the city’s...Show More Summary

A Fractured Republic, If You Can Keep It

Ever heard of Yuval Levin? He’s my latest podcast victim, talking about his new book, The Fractured Republic: Renewing America’s Social Contract in the Age of Individualism. Yuval

Most Heartbreaking Post of the Day, Transgender Edition

In the battle over bathrooms, nondiscrimination ordinances, and the rule of law, we should never overlook the enormous suffering wrought by the sexual radicals. Thanks to Rod Dreher, I ran across this heartbreaking interview of a University...Show More Summary

Lindsey Graham Disappoints

Senator Lindsey Graham, who has been one of the most vocal anti-Trump Republicans, appears to be knuckling under to the presumptive nominee. He reportedly asked donors to unite behind Donald Trump’s campaign. This is the same Lindsey...Show More Summary

Game of Thrones Recap: When All the Choices Are Terrible

Spoilers below! I’ll say this for George RR Martin and for HBO’s David Benioff and D.B. Weiss — their commitment to exploring choice and consequence is both ruthless and realistic. As the series continues its slow build to the end, we’re seeing the consequences of choices made long ago. Show More Summary

Her Father’s Daughter

Rosa María Payá is the daughter of Oswaldo Payá. Many NR readers are familiar with him. I’ll provide a brief refresher. He was a great Cuban democracy leader, and one of the greatest in the world. He founded the Christian Liberation Movement. Show More Summary

Erdogan’s Self-Indulgence

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Republic of Turkey’s brilliant if evil president, so dominates his country’s political scene that he can afford a bit of self-indulgence. And so he does just that. Consider the two dominant themes of Turkish...Show More Summary

Je Suis Charlie, Unless . . .

When terrorists stormed an Eagles of Death Metal show at Bataclan theatre in December of last year, killing 89 attendees, the events understandably left the band shaken and distraught. There was an outpouring of support from the music community to singer Jesse Hughes and the band. Show More Summary

WATCH: College Kids Pledge Hundreds for Hamas to Bomb Israeli Schools and Cafés

Political satirist and video maker Ami Horowitz recently visited the campus of Portland State University, posing as a member of Hamas. He asked students to donate to the terrorist organization to help bomb schools, cafés, and other “soft...Show More Summary

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