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For a 'Peaceful' Group, Black Lives Matter Sure Does Love Cop Killers and Murderous Dictators

I don’t know how I missed it, but this sickening essay from Black Lives Matter has to be read to believed. Entitled “Lessons from Fidel: Black Lives Matter and the Transition of El Comandante,” it begins: We are feeling many things as we awaken to a world without Fidel Castro. Show More Summary

Media Misinterprets Recent Abortion Polling

Since the election, a number of mainstream media outlets have noted that Donald Trump trailed Hillary Clinton in the final popular-vote tally, and they have also tried to make the case that his policy positions are unpopular with the American people. Show More Summary

Here Come Three Parent Children

The UK’s rubber stamp Embryology Authority is on the verge of allowing “three-parent” children to be born. From the Nature story: The United Kingdom may soon become the first country to explicitly permit the birth of children from embryos modified to contain three people’s DNA. Show More Summary

Incoming House Education Leader Is a Bold Conservative Reformer

“Meet the Congresswoman Poised to Tear Up Obama’s Education Legacy” blares a Politico headline above a piece on Virginia Foxx, the incoming leader of the House Committee? on  Education and the Workforce. And it’s not wrong. A representative...Show More Summary

Congress Should Let General Mattis Serve as Secretary of Defense

Because he is an excellent candidate for the job and an exemplar of many of the things we look for in a leader near the top of the military chain of command, Congress should confirm retired Marine General James Mattis as Secretary of Defense, in spite of the legal obstacle presented by 10 U.S.C. § 113(a). Show More Summary

Something's Missing from This Month's Jobs Report

Last month, the news from the October jobs report was not that the economy added 142,000 jobs that month, but that wages grew rapidly, too: by 11 cents per hour, following 8 cents in September. That may not sound like an incredible amount,...Show More Summary

Yes, But How Does Climate Change Make You Feel?

I wrote in the new issue of the magazine about the fear that Donald Trump’s election may have, in the words of Paul Krugman, “killed the planet” by reversing President Obama’s climate agenda. One obvious absurdity in such a claim is the assumption that an Obama agenda was making extraordinary progress that Trump’s policies will unwind. Show More Summary

Feeling the Love!

What’s this thing called, love? Never you mind that, let’s talk about the sweet response so far to the NRO webathon, in which we are seeking to raise $150,000, much of it for the forthcoming rebuild of NRO, and a slice ($25,000) to bankroll our annual intern program. Show More Summary

Keith Ellison’s Very Bad Week

From the last Morning Jolt of the week… Keith Ellison’s Bad Week You know that Minnesota Congressman and aspiring DNC Chair Keith Ellison has had a bad week when yesterday’s news about his imam’s views on homosexuality is only the third- or fourth-worst bit of news for him in the past day. Admittedly, they’re tough to rank. Show More Summary

Friday links

December 2, 1823: the Monroe Doctrine, the announcement forbidding countries outside of North and South American to interfere in American affairs. The Medical Dangers of Kissing.  A brief history of competitive eating. Want your hoo-ha...Show More Summary

New Nordlinger Collection

“Few writers have Jay Nordlinger’s range. A handful write with his verve. A very small number know as much. But only Jay Nordlinger can do it all. In this volume he does.” – – William Kristol, editor, The Weekly Standard This book will be available in about a week. Show More Summary

WATCH: Democrat Tim Ryan for Uses Ethnic Slur, Gets Called Out on Live TV

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews admonished Rep. Tim Ryan, who ran and lost against Nancy Pelosi for the House Minority Leadership, for using an ethnic slur in an interview this week. Ryan said,  ”So, you can still maintain a level of pragmatism...Show More Summary

Krauthammer’s Take: It’s Good to Have a Defense Secretary Known As ‘Mad Dog'

Charles Krauthammer said that Donald Trump’s looking to form a connection with Mitt Romney before making him secretary of state, and he also praised the James Mattis pick because he would be intimidating to hostile actors: We’ve never...Show More Summary

France Censors Down Syndrome Ad Over Abortion

Conscience is a good thing. It is the path to repentance, forgiveness, and healing. Take Project Rachel, the compassionate pro-life project that aids women overcome the grief and guilt some experience from having had an abortion.  But France doesn’t want women to feel badly for having aborted a Down syndrome baby. Show More Summary

On the Legality of the Mattis Nomination

Reports that President-Elect Trump will nominate retired Marine General James Mattis as Secretary of Defense have brought to the public’s attention a 1940s-era statute that purports to limit the power of the president to nominate recently...Show More Summary

Pelosi's Win: A Lost Opportunity for Democrats

Nancy Pelosi won reelection Wednesday to her post as House Democratic leader, holding off a long-shot challenge from Ohio congressman Tim Ryan. The day before, she made a revealing comment to the Huffington Post (in bold): “This election is not going to be won at fundraisers on the coasts,” the Ohio Democrat told The Wall Street Journal last week. Show More Summary

General Mattis Is an Outstanding Choice for Secretary of Defense

Donald Trump has picked an honorable, thoughtful, and courageous warrior to lead the Pentagon. He knows how lead men in battle. He’s an outstanding strategic thinker, and he’s unencumbered by politically correct nonsense. Trump’s cabinet...Show More Summary

General James Mattis to Be Named Secretary of Defense

According to the Washington Post’s Dan Lamothe, President-elect Donald Trump will name retired Marine Corps General James “Mad Dog” Mattis as his secretary of defense. Mattis, 66, retired as the chief of U.S. Central Command in spring 2013 after serving more than four decades in the Marine Corps. Show More Summary

Job Opening at National Review: Deputy Managing Editor, Digital

We’re seeking a new deputy managing editor to assist in the editing and production of National Review ’s daily web publication, National Review Online. Location: New York, N.Y. (But strong applicants for remote work will be considered.) Responsibilities...Show More Summary

Simple Questions About Christians in the Workplace

I speak frequently on college campuses, and my more liberal audience members often dispute my assertion that Christians face increasing challenges in the academy and the corporate marketplace. I sometimes respond with the following questions: John and Jill are both applying to work at a company like Google, Apple, Starbucks, or Disney. Show More Summary

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