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'Revolutionary Communist' Protesters Burn Flag, Block Convention Entrance

Protesters managed their first disruption, albeit a minor and brief one, at the Republican National Convention this afternoon, when a group burned an American flag. The Cleveland Police said two officers were assaulted with minor injuries. The...Show More Summary

The Problem with 'Unity'

Last night, Paul Ryan wrapped up his speech at the RNC with this: “What do you say that we unify this party?” It was the one line that garnered real, enthusiastic applause. But I cannot help spying some sleight-of-hand here. In backing...Show More Summary

The Fifth Avenue Principle, in Force

Not every statement that trips from Donald Trump’s mouth is true, but this one was: “I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn’t lose voters.” He wouldn’t lose his core, the Trump army, that’s for sure. Trump...Show More Summary

The Best Policy

The other day, I was remarking on honesty, and dishonesty. It would be hard to imagine that the Republican party could field a nominee as dishonest, as untrustworthy, as the Democratic nominee. And it would be hard to imagine that the...Show More Summary

Why Russia's Olympic Doping Scheme Merits Banning the Country from Rio

The legacy of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics continues to evolve. Observers may remember that what started as a PR mess for its Russian hosts turned into a startlingly dominant display of athletic dominance by the conclusion of the games. Show More Summary

Is a U.S.–U.K. Free-Trade Agreement on the Way?

Abandoning President Obama’s insulting “back of the queue” rhetoric now that Britons have voted to Brexit, the Obama administration is signaling an openness to a U.S.–U.K. free-trade agreement. Newly named British foreign secretary Boris...Show More Summary

Would Mike Pence Be America’s Chief Operating Officer?

Jeremy Carl suggests, “Vice President Pence would be almost uniquely historically powerful, in contrast to the beta role he seems to be cast in by the media.” It’s a particularly pertinent point in light of this report in the New York...Show More Summary

Trump, Putin, and the GOP

One of the most remarkable things about the convention last night was that Governor Christie went after Hillary on Russia and Putin. I will quote him: ... she said our goal was to strengthen Russia. Strengthen an adversary led by a dictator...Show More Summary

Cuba: Does Obama Care?

There was a headline in the Miami Herald yesterday: “Cuba’s human rights abuses worse despite U.S. ties.” (Article here.) Oh, yes. But I might question that word “despite.” Is the Castro dictatorship more brutal now despite President...Show More Summary

Chris Cox’s Convention Address and the Extinction of Pro-Gun Democrats

Back in 2010, when the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action endorsed some vulnerable House Democrats, NRA-ILA Director Chris Cox explained that the NRA had to stick by Democrats who had not voted against theShow More Summary

Ben Carson’s Generic Populism Falls Flat When Trump Is the Story’s Hero

Ben Carson’s speech at the RNC was everything you would expect a Ben Carson speech to be. He smiled wide, thanked the crowd a great deal for their applause, and went on to speak about the miracle of the human brain. He also suggested...Show More Summary

A Tough Lady

Editor’s Note : The following post is sponsored by our partner, Hillary’s America. No, not Hillary. Well, she is tough, in a Capone-ish way — the point of Dinesh D’Souza’snew book, Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic...Show More Summary

No, Melania Trump's Plagiarism Was Not "Racist"

Melania Trump’s blatant plagiarism of Michelle Obama’s 2008 DNC speech was many things: ridiculous, dishonest, sloppy, illustrative of an incompetent campaign. But, according to the great minds of the liberal Twitterverse and blogosphere,...Show More Summary

Turkey's Road to Totalitarianism

We knew the repression after Turkey’s attempted coup would be bad. But we didn’t know it would be quite this bad. The most recent news out of Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Turkey is simply extraordinary. Erdogan has banned all academics, Turkish...Show More Summary

Crisis Averted

Unmentioned in all of the news reports on the RNC convention is the grave crisis that occurred on Tuesday in the Media Center, which houses all of the journalists, talk show hosts, and bloggers  reporting on the convention. The media runs on caffeine and Tree City Coffee has been providing free coffee for all of the members of the Fourth Estate. Show More Summary

Does Trump Really Care?

There was something about the way Donald Trump spoke last night that made me wonder how much he really wants to be president. Although they disagree with one another vehemently as to the likelihood of Trump’s winning in November, both...Show More Summary

Vilsack? One of Hillary's Veep Finalists Is Tom Vilsack?

Tom Vilsack? Hillary Clinton is thinking of choosing former Iowa governor and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack? Talk about an option who’s been sitting on the shelf a while. Vilsack was reportedly one of the finalists to be John Kerry’s running mate in 2004. Show More Summary

‘A Source of Enlightenment’

As our convention-week webathon plows ahead, we continue to receive the beneficence of good conservatives who know that the voice of National Review is unique, timely, smart, authoritative, vital, and worthy of your sustaining support. Show More Summary

A Number to Watch

The latest Economist/YouGov poll had Clinton 4 points ahead of Trump. That’s pretty close to the latest poll average from RealClearPolitics, which has her 2.7 points up. The Economist/YouGov poll also showed that 51 percent of Americans...Show More Summary

Conversations with Bill Kristol

In case you have time to kill, last week I recorded an episode of Conversations with Bill Kristol. We tried to keep the profanity to a minimum.  Goldberg Kristol Convo

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