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Krauthammer's Take: Rubio-Lee Tax Plan a Departure from Reaganism? Nonsense.

Marco Rubio’s tax plan is coming under fire from critics, notably the Wall Street Journal, but Charles Krauthammer says the backlash is unwarranted. “I supported [the Bowles-Simpson tax plan],” said Krauthammer on Wednesday’s Special...Show More Summary

Remember When the Cotton Letter Was Going to Drive All Democrats Into the Arms of the White House on Iran?

That’s not the way it turned out.  Although the Corker deal basically reverses the threshold for approval of a major treaty from two-thirds to approve to two-thirds to disapprove.

Hillary Clinton's Common Core Problem

Which presidential candidate is most likely to be tripped up by their position on the Common Core? Jeb Bush comes to mind, of course. Yet the candidate whose support for Common Core could be most personally perilous—and most consequential for the larger 2016 race—is Hillary Clinton. Yesterday, Clinton effectively endorsed the Common Core. Show More Summary

Should Christians Vote for Hillary Clinton?

Earlier this week, the Religion News Service asked liberal pastor Tony Campolo to make the Christian case for Hillary Clinton and asked me to make the case against. Campolo calls himself the “positive prophet of red letter Christianity” and is a personal friend of the Clintons.  Let’s just say we had starkly different assessments. Show More Summary

The Lib-Dems Are Heading for an Epic Collapse

On top of their collapse in Wales, the Lib-Dems face even worse news in tomorrow’s Daily Mail. The paper has a Com-Res poll that shows an even greater implosion for the party in the West Country. The poll surveyed 14 constituencies currently held by the Lib-Dems. Show More Summary

Strong-Arming Florida

The Obama administration is threatening funding for a Florida health-care program, the Low Income Pool, unless the state agrees to expand Medicaid. Negotiations do not seem to be going well, or really even happening. “However, we have...Show More Summary


So I was on America’s Newsroom earlier in the hour, with the lovely and talented Martha MacCallum. We were talking about the media’s coverage of the Humanize Hillary Tour and I began with a bit of a rant about being a “strict constructionist” about Saturday morning cartoons. Show More Summary

Twelve Things that Caught My Eye Today (April 15, 2015)

1. This is beautiful: 2. With Iraqi Christians besieged, these are the priest and nuns who choose to stay 3. Christians who speak the language of Jesus being uprooted by Islamic State 4. 21-Year-Old Golfer (and Masters Winner) Jordan Spieth Is ‘Humbled’ by His Special Needs Sister 5. Show More Summary

Kansas City Here I Come...

If you’re in town tonight and looking to get your conservative groove on, Rick Brookhiser will be speaking (6:00 pm reception followed by the program at 6:30 pm) at the Kansas City Public Library (14 West 10th Street) about his book, Founders’ Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln. Show More Summary

Welsh Voters Are More Unionist Than the Scottish, But They Still Offer Limited Comfort to Labour and the Tories

Wales used to be a different political world from England and the rest of the UK, with vast Labour majorities in the South and Welsh nationalists winning scattered victories in the North. It has forty seats in the House of Commons. But...Show More Summary

Some Quick Thoughts on Daredevil

I’ve been spending more time that I’d care to admit watching Daredevil, a new Netflix series chronicling the rise of a blind costumed hero in New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen, and I have a few quick thoughts that I will inflict on youShow More Summary

NR Alaska Cruise Countdown

Goodness glaciers! Yep, we’re a little more than three months away from the conservative event of the year, the National Review 2015 Alaska Summer Cruise, a looming bon voyage for which hundreds have already signed up. You need to do...Show More Summary

The U.K.'s Unpredictable Elections Heat Up

There have been even more twists and turns since I last wrote (briefly) in NRO on the UK election race. Below is the latest set of polls on voting intentions: As you can see, the first line above is the average of five days of polling, including the two polls most recently taken. Show More Summary

Some Estate Tax Facts

from Ryan Ellis of Americans for Tax Reform. I hadn’t known number 7: “The United States, with its gut-punching 40 percent federal death tax rate plus the various state rates, has the fourth-highest death tax rate in the world.  We’re only ahead of Japan, South Korea, and France. Show More Summary


So I was on America’s Newsroom earlier in the hour, with the lovely and talented Martha MacCallum. We were talking about the media’s coverage of the Humanize Hillary Tour and I began with a bit of a rant about being a “strict constructionist” about Saturday morning cartoons. Show More Summary

Tax Day Links

Around April 15, newspapers publish a ton of tax stories. Here are a few that I thought were worth highlighting. Eric Yoder in the Washington Post writes about a bill heading to the House that would “make those with a ’seriously delinquent...Show More Summary

Hillary’s Most Humble First Day in Iowa

Hillary Clinton made her first trip to Iowa as a presidential candidate yesterday. Her campaign promoted her appearance at a community college with a press release headlined, “On First Trip, Hillary to have Conversations with Everyday Iowans.” But apparently not all everyday Iowans are created equal. Show More Summary

Wednesday links

Tax day quotes, songs, links and advice, filing an extension, and the 1967 cartoon version of the Beatles’ Taxman. Related: Death and Taxes… and Zombies: Tax implications of the zombie apocalypse. The Titanic sunk on this day in 1912...Show More Summary

Beware of Huge Majorities Bearing Bills

The Senate passed a major Medicare bill tonight by a vote of 92–8. It has already passed the House — 392–37 — and will be signed by President Obama. It puts an end to a two-decade charade under which Congress passed annual bills to avoid scheduled cuts to doctors’ Medicare reimbursements by making cuts elsewhere. Show More Summary

Is There a Shortage of Poor People?

Reihan, I enjoyed your immigration post, and I don’t disagree with any particular, but this jumped out at me: First, [Matt] Yglesias is right to observe that immigration raises the average income of native-born Americans. Maybe; I am...Show More Summary

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