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Ten Things that Caught My Eye Today (June 29, 2015)

1.  The post-totalitarian system demands conformity, uniformity, and discipline. -Vaclav Havel — Chad Pecknold (@ccpecknold) June 28, 2015 2.  “I plead with you–never, ever give up on hope, never doubt, never tire, and never become discouraged. Show More Summary

A Former Obama Administration Adviser Actually Said That Gay Marriage Can Help Defeat ISIS

Of all the bizarre commentary that followed Friday’s Supreme Court decision creating a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, this piece is beyond parody. Rosa Brooks, a Georgetown University law professor, former counselor to the...Show More Summary

Many Thanks for Your Webathon Support

To the hundreds of you that pitched in over this past month, we’d like to thank you very much for your generosity, selflessness, kind comments, and even some kind criticisms. Our last-weekend push to help fund NR’s summer intern program...Show More Summary

Not Exactly a Profile in Tolerance

Walking down Broadway and 22nd St just now, I ran into gay marriage parade. Two men walked by and spat on me. Oh well… I deserve worse. — Fr. Jonathan Morris (@fatherjonathan) June 28, 2015 We can do be better, be better.

Monday links

Video: BBC’s documentary “Bat-Crocodile War”, if the bats had bombs and the crocs had light sabers.  The surprisingly interesting history of Pyrex. As a recruiting tool, the  U.S. Navy built a battleship in New York City’s Union Square. Show More Summary

U.S. Intel: Assad May Use Those Chemical Weapons Obama Said He Didn’t Have

The title of the Morning Jolt newsletter implies it will include news that jolts you, and it’s quite likely you’re no longer so surprised to learn that a clear, emphatic presidential assurance, such as “Assad gave up his chemical weapons”, doesn’t turn out to be true. Show More Summary

Donald Trump's Explanation of Why He Blasts China but Makes His Ties There Is Halfway Decent

CNN’s Jake Tapper donned a Donald Trump–brand tie today for his interview with the businessman and potential 2016 presidential candidate, and pressed Trump, who talks tough about trying to bring manufacturing jobs back from overseas,...Show More Summary

Justice Kennedy's Rhetorical Flourishes Are Embarrassing, Not Praiseworthy

Already infamous for his rhetorical flourishes, Justice Anthony Kennedy outdid himself in Obergefell?, the gay-marriage case the Supreme Court decided Friday. For those who haven’t seen it yet, here is how his opinion begins: The Constitution...Show More Summary

Lieberman: Examine Hillary's Server

Former Connecticut U.S. senator (and Bill Buckley pal) Joe Lieberman was on WFSB Hartford’s Face the State with Dennis House talking politics and foreign policy.  His comments (starting at 5:30) on Benghazi are very interesting; among them he says there should be a third-party examination of Clinton’s private e-mail server, and that it s use was “wrong.” WFSB 3 Connecticut

Greece: Banks to Remain Closed, Deposits “Safe”, Capital Controls Coming

BBC: Greek banks will be closed and capital controls will be imposed, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says. S peaking after the European Central Bank ( ECB ) said it was not increasing emergency funding to Greek banks, Mr Tsipras saidShow More Summary

Is This the Revival of Obama's Presidency?

The Sunday chatterers are hailing this week as a great watershed in the Obama presidency. On Meet the Press, they grouped the trade agreement and the three Supreme Court cases together to crow that he is now as consequential a president as Ronald Reagan was. Show More Summary

Judging: An Old Story

Once, when Ronald Reagan was running around trying to be president, Mike Deaver went to him and said, “Governor, I think it’s time we had a new speech. We’ve been giving your current speech over and over.” Reagan said, “I like the speech, Mike. Show More Summary

We've Met Our Goal

Many of you were very kindly responsive to our effort to raise funds supporting NR’s Summer Intern program (which covers two ten-week internships). As of 4 am on Saturday, we’ve raised nearly $11,000, from some 110 people. We thank you for your generosity. Show More Summary

Greece Calls a Referendum over Bailout Deal

Greece, which gave birth to democracy, is turning to a national referendum on July 5 rather than agree to terms with its creditors. While at least Europe may get a definitive answer from Greece then, the chaos that will ensue until then...Show More Summary

Greece: Slip Slidin' Away

The BB C: Greece’s prime minister has called a referendum on 5 July for voters to decide whether to accept a bailout deal offered by international creditors. Alexis Tsipras made clear he was against the “unbearable” bailout plan. Parliament...Show More Summary

Free Speech -- for a Limited Time Only

One Pennsylvania paper shut free speech on marriage down, then gave it an expiration date.   

Sweeping Aside Madison's Handiwork

By one of those little chances of fate I had just finished reading passages of James Madison on how the multiplication of factions, interests, states, and even departments of the federal government would preserve liberty and justiceShow More Summary


I was talking to a politically plugged-in lefty the other day who believes that Sanders will win both Iowa and New Hampshire. Seriously. At the very least, what’s going on is that Sanders is soaking up a certain level of attention and support that would be there for any challenger of Hillary.  


At the Faith & Freedom event in Washington last weekend I had to give my talk right after her, which was a deflating experience because — true to form — she absolutely knocked it out of the park. Now, she’s begun to tick up some in New Hampshire.

Excessive Deference Wasn't the Court's Problem in King v. Burwell

Libertarian legal thinker Damon Root has a very strange reaction to Chief Justice Roberts’s opinion in King v. Burwell: He sees it as a great example of conservative legal reasoning, and therefore decries it. He believes such reasoning places too high a value on deference to legislation. Show More Summary

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