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The President and Patriotism

President Trump has made a great deal of patriotism, or nationalism: “America First.” “Make America Great Again.” And so on. But sometimes his actions belie his claims to patriotism. In an interview for Fox News, Bill O’Reilly said to the president, “Putin’s a killer.” The president replied, “There are a lot of killers. Show More Summary

Theresa May’s Dementia Tax (2)

Some early reactions to Theresa May’s dementia tax proposal: From the (Tory) Bow Group: “These proposals will mean that the majority of property owning citizens could be transferring the bulk of their assets to the government upon death for care they have already paid a lifetime of taxes to receive. It is a tax on death and on inheritance. Show More Summary

On Jason Chaffetz’s Longing for Greener Pastures

As anyone who has ever held a job knows, there are norms and expectations associated with quitting. These expectations differ depending on the position: If you’re a part-time dishwasher at the local Dairy Queen, giving two-weeks’ notice is the customary and appropriate way to tell your boss that you’ll no longer be working the noon to 8 p.m. Show More Summary

Notre Dame Protest of Pence Twists Catholic Social Teaching

This Sunday, vice president Mike Pence will return to his home state of Indiana to deliver the commencement address at the University of Notre Dame. For the third time in several years, the school’s graduation ceremony will be plagued...Show More Summary

What in the World Is Going On with the Health-Care Bill?

Last night, Bloomberg came out with a heck of a scoop: The House’s American Health Care Act has not been sent to the Senate, and in fact, if the Congressional Budget Office scores the bill poorly, the House will have to vote on it again. Show More Summary

LA School Board Election Is a Major Loss for Teachers’ Unions

After the most expensive school-board election in the nation’s history, the LA Unified School District now has a pro-reform majority after years of unwavering support for teachers’ unions. United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) pursued a...Show More Summary

Mainstream Media Overreacts to Expanded Mexico City Policy

Earlier this week, the Trump administration released an executive order expanding the Mexico City policy. This policy, first enacted by President Reagan in 1984, prevents overseas government organizations from providing or endorsing abortion as a method of family planning if they wish to receive federal funding from the U.S. Show More Summary

Well Seasoned Last Meal

From cubbyholes and far-flung bookcases, we’ve corralled 14 copies of this rare WFB hardcover – Execution Eve, and Other Contemporary Ballads. It’s the 1975 collection of his primo columns from the early 70s, when Bill was in his prime-o. Show More Summary

Will We Always Have Paris?

President Trump said during the campaign that he would withdraw the U.S. from the Paris accord on climate change. But Trump decided not to act on that promise in his first days in office, and whether to make good on it has reportedly...Show More Summary

Please Join Us as We Talk about Adoption on Monday Night

This past Monday night, as best I can tell, there was not a dry eye in the room as Mille Lopus told her story of being the birth mother – as a college student — of a child who she would give to a loving couple to take into their home. Show More Summary

Theresa May’s Dementia Tax

Theresa May has more than a  touch of Teflon about her (her record as Home  Secretary—interior minister—was notable mostly for broken promises on immigration and displays of petty and not so petty authoritarianism). Even more than that that she has had the luck to be in the right place at the right time. Show More Summary

When Does All That Evidence of Collusion Arrive?

From the last Morning Jolt of the week: When Does All That Evidence of Collusion Arrive? Thursday night, White House communications officials were eager to spotlight these comments from legislators, admitting or confirming, that they...Show More Summary

Weiner To Plead Guilty

Former Congressman and estranged husband of Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin, Anthony Weiner, will reportedly plead guilty to sexting with a minor. My column today happens to be about the two documentaries that say so much about the state of our politics: Weiner and Get Me Roger Stone.  Weiner to Plead Guilty

Friday links

Now there’s a KFC romance novel: Tender Wings of Desire. The psychological effects of growing up with an extremely common name. Victorians Believed That a Train Ride Could Cause Instant Insanity. What to do if you get caught in an avalanche. Here’s...Show More Summary

Grow Up

The latest episode of The Bookmonger features Sen. Ben Sasse, author of The Vanishing American Adult: Our Coming-of-Age Crisis and How to Build a Culture of Self-Reliance. We discuss the problem of perpetual adolescence, the virtue of work, and why the senator wrote a book that’s more about culture than about politics.  Ben Sasse on adulthood

WATCH: Dr. Russell Moore on How Christians Should Engage in Politics

In this week’s episode of the NR Facebook Live interview series, I had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Russell Moore, President of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Coalition (ERLC). Instead of focusing on the drama of news cycle, we spoke about a topic Moore has spent a lot of time on: Christian participation in culture and politics. Show More Summary

Krauthammer’s Take: Special Counsel Helps Trump Now, but He Loses Control in the Long Run

Charles Krauthammer said that the appointment of Robert Mueller to be special counsel to oversee the Russia investigation helps Trump deal with the situation now, but his control over it will be lost over time: The idea that there’s only one possible scandal here, I think, is mistaken, and obviously it is prejudiced. Show More Summary

Ontario, Canada Euthanasia Tyranny Against MDs

Ontario, Canada has passed a law formally legalizing lethal injection euthanasia. And it will force all provincial doctors to be complicit by either doing the deed themselves to all legally qualified patients who request to be killed, or by tasking them with procuring a death doctor. Show More Summary

Say It Ain’t Joe

Many news outlets are reporting that former-senator Joe Lieberman of Connecticut is rather likely to be Donald Trump’s choice to be the new FBI director. With all due respect to Lieberman, who is a fine man and one of my favorite public servants of the past 30 years, this is a bad idea. It is bad for numerous reasons. Show More Summary

Chelsea Manning's Release Is Nothing to Celebrate

Our nation can’t be so obsessed with Trump that it misses one of the last poisonous acts of the Obama administration — today’s formal release of Chelsea Manning (Bradley Manning legally changed his name to Chelsea in 2014). The man broke faith with his brothers-in-arms, broke faith with his country, and put lives at risk. Show More Summary

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