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Former Ex-Im Beneficiaries Show They Can Get Private Funding

For months, we have been told that the full lending power of the Export-Import Bank must be restored because companies won’t have access to capital and sales of U.S. goods can’t happen without Ex-Im backing the loans. One example ofShow More Summary

The Ridiculous Case Against Econ 101 Gets Destroyed

Is the standard-model Econ 101 course bad? One person who thinks so is University of Connecticut law professor James Kwak. He has written a book and published at least two articles (in The Atlantic and The Chronicle Review) arguing that students are misled by the “simplistic” ideas taught in Econ 101, revolving around supply and demand. Show More Summary

Two Opportunities Monday in D.C. to Shine a Light on Life

Ryan Anderson and I are teaming up thanks to the Heritage Foundation, the Catholic Information Center, and the National Review Institute, at two times on Monday, Feb. 27 th to talk about alternatives to physician-prescribed suicide. One...Show More Summary

On Trump's Version of the Presidency

Trump is off to a slower start than the previous two presidents. At Bloomberg, I suggest that has something to do with the unusual way he is running his administration. Presidents before Trump have changed their minds about issues, let congressmen hash out issues, and tolerated factions in their administrations. Show More Summary

Trump at the Museum

Trump visited the National Museum of African-American History yesterday. He should do this kind of thing once a week, if not more. Obama and Democrats neglected defensive cultural politics and it cost them in 2016. For Trump, it’s particularly important to try to take some of the edge off and soften the worst perceptions of him. Show More Summary

‘What's Happening in Sweden’

My column today: Sweden’s admirable humanitarianism is outstripping its capacity to absorb newcomers. Nothing if not an earnest and well-meaning society, Sweden has always accepted more than its share of refugees. Immigration was already...Show More Summary

The Pattern in the Early Special Elections of 2017

From the midweek edition of the Morning Jolt… You’re So Very Special, I Wish I Was Special Earlier this month, I noted the five special U.S. House elections scheduled for this year will be a good test of whether there really is an energized...Show More Summary

‘A Day Without Immigrants’ Backfires as Strikers Find Themselves Unemployed

On February 16, “A Day Without Immigrants,” thousands of people across the country refused to work and spend money in an effort to protest the Trump administration’s stance on immigration. Many businesses closed for the day because of...Show More Summary

New Anti-Poverty Legislation Aimed at Private Investors

A bipartisan group of congressmen recently introduced a new bill intended to reinvigorate America’s poorest communities. The Investing in Opportunity Act (IOA) will allow investors to temporarily delay paying capital-gains taxes on their...Show More Summary

Eleven Passengers Board Planes at New York’s JFK Airport without Security Screening

Heading into President’s Day weekend, New York’s John F. Kennedy international airport Twitter account alerted travelers that with the anticipated increase in passenger volume, they should “allow extra time for on-airport travel, check-in...Show More Summary

Thank You

This is a note to say thank you. In January, National Review Online had its biggest month in its 18-year history. We broke our previous traffic records in both October and November, too. We greatly appreciate you all sticking with us. Show More Summary

Does Government Know Best About Fathers?

The American Enterprise Institute (where I am a visiting fellow) and the Brookings Institute have launched a joint project on paid family leave. The project has got several good people with differing political perspectives thinking about...Show More Summary

Dave LaRock's Virginia Campus Free Speech Resolution

Virginia Delegate Dave LaRock (R-Clarke, Frederick, and Loudoun Counties) has just filed House Resolution 431, The Campus Free Speech Resolution. HR 431 is based on the model legislation I co-authored with Jim Manley and Jonathan Butcher...Show More Summary

Saudi Arabia’s Ruthless Migrant Policy

Saudi Arabia has recently expelled almost 40,000 Pakistanis, to add to the 243,000 already expelled between 2012 and 2015. In answer to advertisements, they had come to the country to do the menial laboring jobs that Saudis feel put the doer to shame. Show More Summary

Logic, but No Guarantees for Trump’s Foreign Policy

Like Presidents Bush 43 and Obama before him, Donald Trump’s personality so enrages his critics and so enthralls his supporters, that a dispassionate assessment of his actual policies requires almost superhuman effort by observers. Trump...Show More Summary

Religious Freedom for Me but Not for Thee?

A conflict is brewing at the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) over how the country’s largest protestant denomination will approach religious freedom. The SBC’s International Mission Board ( IMB ) and Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission...Show More Summary

Appeals Court: Peruvian Woman Who Voted Illegally Can Be Deported

In 2002, Margarita Del Pilar Fitzpatrick uprooted her life as a Peruvian citizen and moved to the U.S. to study English. Subsequently, she became a green-card holder, earning employment in Illinois as a medical translator and then as...Show More Summary

Alternative Stats

Administrations are sometimes tempted to manipulate economic statistics to make them look better. The Trump administration, innovative as ever, is thinking about manipulating them to look worse. Trump Administration Fudges Trade Deficit Numbers

Federal Funding and Campus Free Speech: A Proposal

The first duty of a legislature is to protect the rights of its citizens. Speech at public colleges and universities already falls under the protection of the First Amendment, while most private colleges explicitly promise a high level of free speech rights to prospective applicants (which courts generally take as a contractual pledge). Show More Summary

The Real Force Chipping Away At Your Right to Speak Your Mind

From the Tuesday edition of the Morning Jolt: The Real Force Chipping Away At Your Right to Speak Your Mind David French makes a key point about the battle to guarantee Americans’ right to free speech: I’ve spent a career defending free speech in court, and I’ve never defended a “conservative” like Milo. Show More Summary

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