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Meet a Possible Victim of Bill de Blasio's Education Plans

Donna Felix is one of the few lucky parents whose children were chosen by lottery to attend Explore Charter School in Brooklyn, New York. Thousands of other parents were not so lucky, their kids consigned to attend failing public schools...Show More Summary

When Politicians State 'I Am' or 'I Am Not' Something . . .

It’s a handy rule-of-thumb that when a politician -- usually in a press conference, where he’s annoyed repeatedly with the same question about his judgment -- announces that he is or is not something, well, he is that thing. RichardShow More Summary

Dem Super PAC Slams Obamacare in Ad

A new ad from a Demcratic super PAC indicates that, despite the claims of Democratic National Commitee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and others, at least some Democrats are wary of embracing Obamacare in upcoming midterm elections. Show More Summary

Misunderstanding McCullen

Judging by the contents of my inbox, many of those who are vexed by my piece on the Supreme Court's McCullen v Coakley case are either confused by what the Supreme Court assembled to investigate yesterday, or they are flatly unwilling to engage with the substance of the plaintiff's complaint. Show More Summary

Congressional Dems' Terrible Legislative Fix for the Voting Rights Act

Brace yourselves: A very bad voting-rights bill is about to be introduced in Congress. Ever since the Supreme Court handed down its quite sensible decision last summer in Shelby County v. Holder striking down part of the Voting Rights Act, the Left has promised to introduce legislation in response to it. Show More Summary

Kimmel Mocks Young People's Support for Obamacare

Jimmy Kimmel had some fun at the expense of young Obamacare fans, chiding them for blindly supporting the health-care law without knowing much about whether it's in their best interests.As part of the gag, Kimmel "introduced" a newly...Show More Summary

Gates: 'I Did Resent' Biden 'Stoking Suspicion' of Military Leaders

Roberts Gates "disagreed deeply" with Joe Biden on foreign policy over the course of the decades they each served in public service, but particularly on Afghanistan. While in the White House, Gates took issue with Biden's attempts to...Show More Summary

The Roots of Christie’s Travails

From my most recent NRO article, about “Bridgegate”: “At this point, there is no threat to Christie’s incumbency, but it is going to be very difficult for him to resuscitate himself as a front-running or adequately sympathetic presidential candidate.”Whether you agree or disagree, your comments are, as always, most welcome.

Too Cool for School

Mark Falcoff is of course best known as a scholar of Latin-American affairs, but he has recently turned his hand to fiction: He has published a novel about the dysfunctional culture of academia. The book, A Season in Utopia, is set at...Show More Summary

Go Little Sisters!

God bless the Little Sisters of the Poor, doing His work caring for the poor, and fighting for all Americans’ First Amendment right to freedom of worship. Why not show a little love, a little solidarity, with these special ladies, by...Show More Summary

Cardinal O’Malley, Doing Ecumenism Right

The Quincy, Mass., Patriot-Ledger reports that on Sunday, Boston’s Seán Cardinal O’Malley asked a Methodist minister to bless him in remembrance of his baptism:As part of Sunday’s anniversary service, the 500 who filled Sudbury United...Show More Summary

Palestinian President Applauds Call for Muslims to Start Holy War in Jerusalem

A Palestinian minister's speech calling on Muslims to launch a holy war in Jerusalem drew applause from Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas, according to a recent video. Abbas' reaction came during a speech by Minister of Religious...Show More Summary

A Look Back at Jim Moran's Eventful Career

As Jim noted earlier, longtime Virginia Democrat Jim Moran announced today that he will step away from Congress and not seek reelection. During his time in the House, Moran's career has been awfully tumultuous, filled with police investigations, offensive remarks, gaffes, and a naughty son. Show More Summary

Christie Trails Clinton by 13 Points in Head-to-Head Matchup

While Chris Christie's numbers have stayed held firm amidst recent controversies, the New Jersey governor has lost ground in a potential 2016 match-up against prospective Democratic contender Hillary Clinton. The latest NBC News/Marist poll shows Christie trailing Clinton by 13 points in a presidential contest. Show More Summary

Shriver Report Is the New 'War on Women' Manifesto

If there was every any question of whether the Left would recycle the “War on Women” campaign effort for 2014, there isn't now. The release of the Shriver Report -- with its the lengthy, anecdote-filled document; catchy website and social-media...Show More Summary

Spending Bill Fails to Block New IRS Rules

The bad news is that the recently unveiled $1.1 trillion omnibus spending legislation does not include a provision to block new IRS rules that could limit the activities of 501(c)(4) nonprofit groups. The good news is that Representative...Show More Summary

Winners and Losers from the Omnibus Spending Bill

The omnibus spending bill about to pass Congress is being seen a bipartisan victory. House appropriations chairman Hal Rogers (R., Ky.), for instance, said that “the bill reflects careful decisions to realign the nation’s funding priorities...Show More Summary

Lone Survivor and Insufferable Anti-American Self-Righteousness

As the war in Afghanistan winds down, and as the American public is increasingly "war weary" (a phrase I find fascinating since at any given time only 0.6 percent of Americans are in uniform, and the vast majority of Americans have endured...Show More Summary

Senate Benghazi Report Blames State Department, Intelligence Community for Not Preventing Benghazi Attack

The Senate Intelligence Committee released on Wednesday a report blaming the State Department and the intelligence community for failing to prevent the September 11, 2012, attacks in Benghazi that resulted in the death of U.S. ambassador...Show More Summary

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