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Twenty Five Years Later, Paul Ehrlich is Still Wrong

Today is the twenty-fifth anniversary of the closure of the bet on human optimism and ingenuity between the late Julian Simon and the doom-sayer Paul Ehrlich. You can read more about the bet in my colleague Richard Morrison’s post at...Show More Summary

Lesbian Parents Try to Force a Christian School to Educate Their Child

Here’s a question for the secular left — when religious liberty collides with the desires of LGBT citizens, is there any case where religious freedom should prevail? How about when a lesbian couple tries to force a private Christian school to educate their child? A five-year-old San Diego, Calif. Show More Summary

The Worst Lines in Obama's Terrible Speech to the U.N.

President Obama actually had the audacity to say this: No matter how powerful our military, how strong our economy, we understand the United States cannot solve the world’s problems alone. In Iraq, the United States learned the hardShow More Summary

Fifteen Things that Caught My Eye During the Pope's Visit (Sept. 29)

1. The Festival of Families. Watch here. 2. 2. Where did He send his Son? To a palace? No. To a family. God sent Him into a family! #PopeInPhilly — Fr JamesShow More Summary

How Do You Measure a Campaign's 'Stench of Death'?

The Lexington Herald-Leader declares, ”Death watch underway for Rand Paul’s presidential campaign.” The assessment cites reports in Politico and the The Washington Post. The Politico report cites an unnamed New Hampshire Republican who...Show More Summary

Trouble in Paradise

DW: Merkel’s migrant stance has had a more mixed domestic reception; losing her typically bulletproof position as Germany’s most popular politician. In two separate polls ranking individual politicans recently, Merkel was only fourth...Show More Summary

Why Feminists Should Fear Carly

I wrote about Carly for the home page today:  Carly Fiorina is a no-nonsense former business executive who is showing she can play — and throw elbows — with the big boys in the Republican presidential nomination battle. Feminists have noticed, but their admiration is tinged with dread — and it should be. Show More Summary

Bill Nye the Ideological Guy

There has been much deconstruction of Bill Nye’s sophistry in defense of abortion, including here at NRO, which effectively dismantled his ridiculous assertion that because many embryos don’t implant, somehow that means a human embryo...Show More Summary

Cooking Intel on ISIS: Senators Demand Answers

Two weeks ago I posted on The Corner a story about accusations that the Obama administration has been systematically altering intelligence reports about our fight—or some would say, non-fight—with ISIS in Iraq and Syria, in order toShow More Summary

Fifteen Things that Caught My Eye Today (Sept. 29, 2015)

1. Newark, N.J. focuses on persecuted Christians. 2. I was in all three cities with Pope Francis last week. I have been announcing, with just a wee bit of hometown pride, that New York won the exuberant welcome award. As in: We wouldn’t shut up (at Madison Square Garden in a particularly relentless way). Show More Summary

Bourke on Burke

This week’s episode of The Bookmonger podcast is a 10-minute conversation with Richard Bourke, author of Empire & Revolution: The Political Life of Edmund Burke. We discuss why 21st-century conservatives admire this 18th-century statesman,...Show More Summary

NBC News: Hey, It’s Time to Trim the GOP Field

Today’s Morning Jolt features a long look at where the GOP candidates stand as September comes to a close, a good question on where the alternatives to Kevin McCarthy are, and then this ominous development for the next Republican presidential...Show More Summary

One Flu Over The Zombie's Nest

David, A few quick points. 1. Yes, you started this round, but I’ve been writing about zombies around here for a long time.  2. I guess I gotta go back and watch the first couple shows again, because that flu outbreak scenario really didn’t seem all too explicit to me. Show More Summary

In a Zombie Apocalypse the Military Would Be Toast

Jonah, I’m afraid you have a bit too much confidence in our boys in digital-print camouflage. As I understand the dynamics of the Walking Dead universe (at least as illustrated in Fear the Walking Dead), the apocalypse starts when a wave of “the flu” sweeps through the country — except this flu is rapidly fatal if you’re symptomatic. Show More Summary

The Thing about Tax Cuts

Every Republican tax-reform plan should be rooted in this reality: If you are going to have federal spending that is 21 percent of GDP, then you can have a.) taxes that are 21 percent of GDP; b.) deficits. There is no c. If, on the other...Show More Summary

Britain's Labor Unions Crush Jeremy Corbyn's Anti-Nuclear Dreams

Ah, to sit and watch the return to the good old days of chronic Labour dysfunction: Jeremy Corbyn has suffered a major blow to his authority after a bid by the Labour leadership to press for a vote on the renewal of the Trident nuclear...Show More Summary

Fear The Walking Dead: The MIlitary Wouldn't Crumble

David,  I see things a little differently. Here’s the problem  The Walking Dead’s  writers had to deal with: The military could easily  put down a zombie outbreak (absent some other contributors to societal breakdown, more on that below). Show More Summary

A Few Quick Thoughts on Trump's Tax Plan

Donald Trump fancies himself a financial whiz and an original thinker, but his tax plan—characteristically vague though it is—runs up against the same problems faced by Jeb Bush and many other would-be tax-cutters and repeats their errors:...Show More Summary

'The University Is not an Agency of Law Enforcement' -- Kansas Court Rebukes School for Suspending Student for Off-Campus Tweets

Courts are growing increasingly impatient with ham-handed university sexual assault and sexual harassment policies. This week’s judicial victim is the University of Kansas, which expelled a student after claiming that a series of rude and aggressive  tweets violated the university’s sexual harassment policy. Show More Summary

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