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Finally, a Fake ID Democrats Care About

“News”-flash: Democrats on the House Oversight Committee are asking committee chairman Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah — who grilled Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards about her organization’s finances last week — to call [Center...Show More Summary

Or, As My People Say, 'Git'

Like a lot of Texans, I’m never really quite sure whether to say I’m from the South. Houston is in the South, and Dallas is in the South, but El Paso is not in the South, and Amarillo is in its soul a suburb of Denver. Lubbock is a lot more like Kansas than it is like Alabama. Show More Summary

This Photo Is Going Viral but the White House Has No Response

After last week’s awful shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, President Obama took to the stage to criticize America’s gun-control laws. There were a couple of things he failed to mention in his speech, including offering up...Show More Summary

Hillary's New Ad, Starring Kevin McCarthy

Hillary Clinton’s new ad uses Kevin McCarthy’s recent boneheaded comments about the House Special Committee on Benghazi, contending Republicans “finally admit it”: Notice it begins with a particularly convenient rephrasing of McCarthy’s...Show More Summary

'This Business Will Get Out of Control . . .'

Obama, back in the 2012 debate: “The 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back — the Cold War’s been over for 20 years.” From a new AEI report: NATO aircraft scrambled more than 500 times in 2014, with only a few exceptions, in reaction to Russian incursions into NATO member airspace. Show More Summary

Rubio and the Minimum Wage

Michael Tomasky says it would be easy for Hillary Clinton to beat Marco Rubio. I didn’t find Tomasky’s article persuasive. (“ Rand Paul could have beaten Clinton in Colorado and Nevada, maybe even Ohio. Not Rubio.” Okay, but could we...Show More Summary

We’re Living in Post-Deliberative Democracy America

From the Tuesday Morning Jolt: We’re Living in Post-Deliberative Democracy America Michael Gerson, gun control supporter, argues that Obama’s Thursday night tantrum did measurable damage to the cause of gun control and to America’s system of political decision-making itself: With his last election behind him, Obama is free to be Obama. Show More Summary

Rep. Jim Jordan to Fellow Republicans: Get in the Game

The Ohio Republican, the leader of the House Freedom Caucus, says, “I think what happens all too often is we forfeit before the ref blows the whistle.” Also: “You have to, you have to get off the sidelines, take the risk, get into the...Show More Summary

A Mountain in Alaska

Lord O waved his wand, and we’re to call the mountain in Alaska “Denali,” not “McKinley.” This act prompted an essay from me: “Goodbye, McKinley: The rise and fall of names.” You can find it on the homepage, here. After reading my essay, Rick Brookhiser made a point about a street in New York — an avenue. Show More Summary

What Is Conservatism?

I ask and Jonah Goldberg answers, in my new Bookmonger podcast.

Euphemism du Jour: ‘Spontaneous Arrivals’

An indication of the unpopularity of the anti-borders position is the ubiquity of euphemism. Immigration being an Up vs. Down issue, rather than the conventional Right vs. Left, anti-borders elites have to use their cultural sway toShow More Summary

Catastrophe: Jerry Brown Signs Assisted Suicide into Law

Jerry Brown has signed assisted suicide into law. In his short letter, he explained why he signed this radical shift in the ethics of medicine and health-care policy into law — because in the end, it was all about him. Brown worriesShow More Summary


THE GARDEN Nothing to do with me, All that it grows: Whatever I might see – A vole, a rose.   Who gives, who takes away? Look how it grieves, How what shoots up today Falls among thieves,   While in the dark I lie, Failing to call, Flailing to rise and cry Mercy for all. — Sarah Ruden This poem appears in the October 19 print issue of National Review.  

Krauthammer's Take: Rep. McCarthy as Speaker Is a 'Risky Proposition'

Charles Krauthammer criticized Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) for making the “gaffe of the year,” and warned that selecting him as the next speaker of the House is a “risky proposition” for Republicans. “If you don’t have the White House, the speakership is your voice,” Krauthammer said on Monday’s Special Report. Show More Summary

Guns and Lies

E. J. Dionne Jr. writes: News flash: No law will ever solve every problem or create heaven on Earth. But it is a straight-out lie to assert that stronger gun laws make no difference. Here is the conclusion of a  study  released in August...Show More Summary

The Irony of Obama's Declaration of Russian Weakness

On Friday, as Russian bombs reportedly fell on American-allied Syrian rebels, President Obama declared that Russia’s military move into Syria was a sign of weakness: Now, last point I just want to make about this because, you know, sometimes the conversation here in the beltway differs from the conversation internationally. Show More Summary

Hillary Calls for New Laws That Wouldn't Have Stopped the Oregon Shooter

“We need universal background checks, we know that they will work,” Hillary Clinton declared after a mass shooting by a perpetrator who passed a background check. The Oregon shooter bought his guns legally. So did the Roanoake, Virginia shooter. Show More Summary

An Offbeat Point about the GOP Race

For months, you’ve been hearing a lot of commentary on Election ’16. There’s nothing I can add — except maybe this. Try it on for size. We hear that Trump, Carson, and Carly are the leading candidates on the Republican side because they’re the outsiders. Show More Summary

Francis Fatigue

Conservative Catholics treat their faith like a game. We love our father. It makes no difference who the man is who is filling that role at the moment. “Il papa,” we call him in Italian. The dear Holy Father of Catholics the world over is, by definition, Catholic to the optimum degree. Show More Summary

The Kunduz Hospital Bombing Is a War Crime -- A Taliban War Crime

The international outrage over the American bombing of the Kunduz hospital is indicative of the despicable, upside-down legal standards so often applied to the U.S. military in combat in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria. Critics are throwing around allegations of “war crimes” against U.S. Show More Summary

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