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Early attempts to produce the flying car we were supposed to have by now How to find out everything Google knows about you. Why Do We Put Candles on a Birthday Cake? The  Bloody History of the Barber Pole. At What Age Do People Get Married...Show More Summary

The Senate Republicans' Latest Disgrace

To nobody’s surprise, the Lee amendment to defund the Obama Administration’s radical Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule ( AFFH ), (a rule that essentially turns the federal government into a National Zoning board, forcing high...Show More Summary

Medicaid and the Safety Net

Oren Cass argues in this paper that too much of what the government spends on low-income Americans is spent on health care. He also explains why that is, and offers some suggestions for spending these dollars more wisely. From the executive...Show More Summary

Canadian Court: Euthanasia For Non-Terminally Ill

The idea that assisted suicide and euthanasia can ever be permanently limited to the dying is poppycock. Those jurisdictions that so limit facilitated death are expedients, the honey (if you will) to help the hemlock go down. We seeShow More Summary

Federal Judge Issues 'Extraordinary' Order Sanctioning the DOJ for Misconduct in Executive Amnesty Litigation

In one of the stinging court opinions I’ve ever read, federal district judge Andrew Hanon blasted Department of Justice officials for misleading the court during the course of executive amnesty litigation. What did the DOJ do? Here are...Show More Summary

Everybody Loves Shouting?

We are yuge fans of screaming — if you knew nothing about America than what you learned at presidential campaign events or on social media and comments sections online. Sometime last week, I was probably in a cab going between events,...Show More Summary

Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson: The Texas Plan with Governor Greg Abbott

Every branch of the federal government has strayed from its original purpose, meaning that no candidate for president will be able to fix the underlying issues that plague them. Texas governor Abbott proposes a convention of states to make amendments that would restore constitutional order. Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson: The Texas Plan With Governor Greg Abbott

Transgender Extremism -- Two Videos Show How Quickly the Absurd Became Accepted, then Mandatory

Here’s the first, thanks to my friend Ryan Anderson. If Saturday Night Live ran this sketch today, heads would likely roll:   Could Saturday Night Live do this sketch today? — Ryan T. Anderson (@RyanTAnd) MayShow More Summary

The Anti-Trump Ad Barrage Begins with a Whimper

One big question in the race is if Democrats can severely wound Trump out of the gate with a barrage of negative advertising, as they did with Romney in 2012. If the answer is “no,” Trump’s odds of getting elected obviously go up by some increment. The initial foray is pretty lame, although there is more to come.  Donald Trump — Attack Ads Cometh

Trumpmentum is Real

Trump leads Hillary in the Fox poll that came out yesterday. He’s clearly gotten a bump from his nomination victory and Hillary is still in a two-front war, so we need to wait a few more weeks to get a better sense of the true state of the race. Show More Summary

Leftward, Ho!

For Politico today, I write about Sanders and Trump are pulling their parties, and the nation’s political debates, to the left: If the grass-roots movement that Sanders has built will pressure Democrats all the way to the Philadelphia convention and beyond, Trump has arguably done more to pull the country’s politics leftward. Show More Summary

‘Rhetorical Deportation’

This, from a Trump supporter and early endorser no less, surely gets it right on Trump’s deportation plan: “I call it a rhetorical deportation of 12 million people,” Collins said. He then gestured toward a door in his Capitol Hill office. “They...Show More Summary

The Scurrilous Charge of Political Activism on the Trump Judge List

University of Richmond law professor Carl Tobias is quoted in Politico characterizing Donald Trump’s list of putative Supreme Court “candidates” as “fairly notable people but more for their active politics than maybe their jurisprudence.”...Show More Summary

Can Any Republican President Be Trusted on the Courts?

The question Ramesh and John Yoo raise, namely “Can Trump be trusted on the courts?” should be tempered by a look back at the track record of Republican judicial appointments since Richard Nixon. Many of them have been stellar, including of course the late Justice Antonin Scalia, whose passing was a national tragedy. Show More Summary

The Collins Amendment Won't Save You, Senators

Senator Mike Lee explained why he is offering an amendment defunding President Obama’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) regulation, in a speech on the Senate floor yesterday. (Video and transcript here) Lee also explained...Show More Summary

What Brought Down EgyptAir Flight 804?

Today’s Morning Jolt features a big roundup of the disturbing news out of Egypt this morning: Not a great day to be flyin g: EgyptAir Flight 804 vanished from radar on its way from Paris to Cairo with 66 people aboard, the airline said...Show More Summary

Ten Things that Caught My Eye Today (May 18, 2016)

1. Two amendments introduced by Nebraska congressman Jeff Fortenberry that passed the House tonight (description from a Hill staffer who works on religious-liberty issues): Our first amendment expresses the Sense of Congress that safe...Show More Summary

Krauthammer’s Take: Trump’s SCOTUS List Will Have ‘Dramatic Effect’ on Conservatives

Charles Krauthammer analyzes Donald Trump’s release of a list of potential nominees to the Supreme Court: I think it will have a dramatic effect [on Republicans]. The one thing holding back people from resisting Trump — or at least the major thing — is the fear of what a Clinton presidency would do to the Supreme Court. Show More Summary

Two Must-Read Pieces on the High Cost of Sexual License

The first — in The Federalist — is by a self-described gay conservative Democrat who supports gay marriage, and he is unhappy with gay culture: The problem is that the entire milieu in which gay men’s moral and sexual socialization takes...Show More Summary

Mrs. Trump Deserves Some Sympathy

There has been a fair amount of snickering over Melania Trump’s comment that her husband is “not Hitler.” Yes, that’s a low bar; yes, it usually goes without saying that one’s spouse has cleared it. But remember: She was asked about the claim that her husband is Hitler. Show More Summary

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