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The U.S. Is Broadcasting Weakness in Yemen

 Foreign Policy magazine and numerous other news outlets have reported that the United States has deployed an aircraft carrier off the coast of Yemen, where Iranian warships have already taken up station. “This is about sending a message,”...Show More Summary

Scott Walker, Over the Target, Taking Flak

As I noted a week or so ago, Scott Walker has begun to talk about immigration in terms of American wages, the only candidate in the GOP field to do so. He reinforced the message on the Glenn Beck show the other day (note the Jeff Sessions...Show More Summary

Report: ISIS's Leader Was Seriously Wounded in March. But Does It Matter? Maybe Not

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the head of the Islamic State, was nearly killed back in March by a coalition air strike — likely by the U.S. — according to the Guardian. He has recovered somewhat from his injuries, which were thought to be life-threatening,...Show More Summary

The Corker Bill Is Worse Than Nothing

I respectfully part company with my colleagues who write, in today’s NR editorial, that the bill sponsored by Senator Bob Corker, which purportedly enables Congress to approve or disapprove President Obama’s elusive Iran deal, is “better...Show More Summary

Twelve Things that Caught My Eye Today (April 21, 2015)

1. Pope Francis this morning: “God’s Word is always rejected by some. God’s Word is inconvenient when you have a stone heart, when you have a pagan heart, because God’s Word asks you to go ahead trying to satisfy your hunger with the bread which Jesus spoke of. Show More Summary

The Koch ‘Endorsement’ of Scott Walker Never Really Happened

For a few hours yesterday, the universe of Republican operatives and donors believed that the billionaires Charles and David Koch had made known their 2016 presidential candidate. “Charles G. and David H. Koch, the influential and big-spending conservative donors, appear to have a favorite in the race for the Republican presidential nomination: Gov. Show More Summary

You Don't Need a Weatherman

This week’s Bookmonger podcast is with Bryan Burrough, author of Days of Rage: America’s Radical Underground, the FBI, and the Forgotten Age of Revolutionary Violence. We discuss the left-wing bombing sprees of the early 1970s, the origin and fate of the Weathermen and their ilk, and whether this experience with domestic terrorism holds any lessons for the war on terror today.

Pope Francis Accepts Bishop Finn's Resignation

In the New York Times: VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Tuesday accepted the resignation of a U.S. bishop who pleaded guilty to failing to report a suspected child abuser, in the first known case of a pope taking action against a bishop...Show More Summary

Scene from an American Life

Today in Impromptus, I write a little bit about anthropology (taking off from my NR piece, “Majoring in Anthro: A lament for a field” ). I wanted to share with you a letter from an extraordinary reader and friend of ours: NR cruiser, all-purpose sage, and American original Pat Gigliotti. Jay, I went to Central Missouri State and was a Phys. Show More Summary

Watch the Ex-Im President Explain Why He Personally Made the Bank Less Transparent

During last Wednesday’s hearing before the House Oversight Committee about the future of the Ex-Im Bank, Representative Jody Hice (R., Ga.) grilled Ex-Im president Fred Hochberg about the agency’s lack of transparency — especially its...Show More Summary

Jack Goldsmith Replies to My Response on Corker Bill

Jack Goldsmith has replied to my earlier post, which addressed his critique of my Corker bill column. His latest post at the Lawfare blog is here. Our disagreement is more narrow than it appeared to be. I do not have time to address it further for now, but I appreciate the discussion and his thoughtfulness.

A Dose of Inconvenient Truth Over at Slate

Late last week at Slate–yes, Slate–Yale senior fellow Emma Sky wrote an extended piece on the Obama administration’s failure to secure and consolidate the gains of the Surge, a failure that is costing tens of thousands of lives, hasShow More Summary

Annals of Bad Polling

Susan Page writes in USA Today: “ In a nationwide USA TODAY/ Suffolk University  Poll, those surveyed say by 51%-35% that it’s no longer practical for the Supreme Court to ban same-sex marriages because so many states have legalizedShow More Summary

The Deep State Knows How to Protect Itself

Kevin, yes Eric O’Keefe and the Wisconsin Club for Growth–two of the targets in the John Doe investigations I wrote about today–have filed suit against the prosecution team that made their lives so unrelentingly miserable. Unfortunately, that...Show More Summary

We Need Some Yes/No Answers from Rubio on Immigration

Like Patrick, I too am encouraged by Rubio’s seeming commitment to Enforcement First. But whether it’s the real thing or just a con hinges on one question: Is he proposing to fully implement universal E-Verify and visa-tracking before asking Congress to grant amnesty to today’s illegals, or just pass legislation calling for enforcement. Show More Summary

Fuzzy Math at HuffPo

At HuffPo, Richard Eskow of the Campaign for America’s Future accuses me of dishonesty about Social Security: As for Ponnuru, he challenged a statement from Social Security Works which said that “If Senator Marco Rubio had his way, Social...Show More Summary

Toasting French

Our pal David French will speak at Hillsdale College’s Kirby Center in Washington, D.C. tomorrow at noon. His subject is the war on religious freedom. Details here. Bonus: Longtime NR contributing editor Tracy Lee Simmons has his turn on Thursday, when he talks on “Great Books for Busy People: What the Best Books Teach Us Every Day.” Details here.

Question Answered

Why not sue Wisconsin malefactors under the Klan act? Because that case already is under way.  Not that the usual civil-rights campaigners have taken much notice. 

Five of the Top Ten Biggest Recipients of Ex-Im Loans Are Foreign State Corporations. This Is Supposed to Help U.S. Competitiveness?

The Heritage Foundation’s Diane Katz and I have a new paper looking at an overlooked aspect of the Export-Import Bank activities: Who are the foreign buyers that are getting the subsidized loans? In the paper we find that the bank’sShow More Summary

The Good Old Days of Islamic Cartoon Protests

While some software was being installed on my office computer this morning, I strolled over to a bookshelf in the hallway and pulled down, more or less at random, a book about the New Zealand–born British cartoonist David Low (1891–1963). Show More Summary

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