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This Keg Attack Must Not Stand

At the National Review Institute ideas summit over the weekend, I talked to Speaker Paul Ryan about health care reform. One of Ryan’s throwaway lines has gotten a disproportionate amount of attention. He said of Medicaid reform thatShow More Summary

RIP Chuck Berry, The Founding Father of Rock

Chuck Berry has died, at the age of 90, at his home in Missouri. A rocker to the last, Berry had toured Europe as recently as 2013, kept performing monthly gigs until late 2014, and still has a new album on the way (his first since the 1970s). Show More Summary

Donna Gavora R.I.P.

As G-File readers — or followers of my twitter feed know — I’ve been up in Alaska for the last week to attend my mother-in-law’s funeral. I wrote something about her in the G-File, but as it comes after the usual jocularity and whatnot, I wanted to offer a clean version of it elsewhere — just so friends and family have a less awkward link. Show More Summary

Krauthammer’s Take: Rex Tillerson’s Threats to North Korea Are Meant for China to Hear

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that the Trump administration is not planning on being patient with North Korean aggression, and Charles Krauthammer argued that such a threat is intended for the Chinese to hear, since they canShow More Summary

Research Shows Firing Teachers Based on Performance Can Actually Work

The former mayor of Washington, D.C., Adrian Fenty, and Michelle Rhee, the school chancellor he installed, took heat for their aggressive school reforms, but a new study vindicates their controversial evaluations of teachers. From 2007...Show More Summary

Gorsuch, Scalia, and Religious Liberty

Nathan Diament tries to show that Neil Gorsuch is a more reliable protector of religious liberty than the late Justice Antonin Scalia was, but he doesn’t even show that they differ on any issue related to religious liberty. Scalia wrote...Show More Summary

Is Consumer Choice Possible?

Apparently people desperately need government to rate products before they can choose among them. Policymakers Worry Consumers Won't Be Able to Choose Health Plans

The Art of Driving a Wedge

Fred Barnes argues that President Trump and Speaker Ryan need each other, but notes that some are attempting to drive the two apart.   Meanwhile, the anti-Ryan clique that operates on the fringe of Trump’s orbit hasn’t let up. Its appeal...Show More Summary

Republicans Push Coerced Genetic Testing Bill

“Wellness” and health are becoming spear points wielded by big government and big business to invade our privacy and coerce us into living “healthy” lifestyles.  And now it is Republicans leading the privacy invasion. A bill has passed...Show More Summary

Ryan Says ACHA Is Not Obamacare Lite

Speaker Paul Ryan spoke at the National Review Institute’s Ideas Summit in Washington, D.C. on Friday, where he attempted to convince conservatives who are skeptical of the House GOP health-care plan (the American Health Care Act) that...Show More Summary

On the Infantilization of the College Campus

What explains the increasing infantilization of American college campuses? Why, for example, do schools encourage students to wail about anything that offends them to the Bias Response Team? Why do students chant and shout to prevent...Show More Summary

Tom Price: The Benchmark for Success Is Care, Not Coverage

“Coverage is not the measuring stick we should be using” to determine whether an Obamacare replacement is good legislation, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price said at the National Review Institute’s Ideas Summit today.  “What...Show More Summary

Conway: Full Speed Ahead on All Three Phases of Repeal and Replace

From the last Morning Jolt of the week: What You’re Missing at the National Review Ideas Summit Good news! You can watch some portions of the National Review Institute Ideas Summit on C-SPAN. My interview with Kellyanne Conway went well from where I sat. Show More Summary

It Turns Out That a Less-Christian America Might Be a Worse America

Months ago Ross Douthat wrote a prescient piece arguing that if the Left disliked the religious right, it will positively loathe the post-religious right. In other words, the absence of religion does not necessarily or even likely lead...Show More Summary

Friday links

Saint Patrick’s Day: origin, history, videos, and how to make your own green beer. Related: From Slave to Saint, The Story of Patrick    An Interactive Map of New York’s Earliest Skyscrapers.   When Medieval Monks Couldn’t Cure the Plague, They...Show More Summary

Krauthammer’s Take: Despite Proposed Cuts, ‘Big Bird Is Going to Escape Unscathed’

Charles Krauthammer dismissed Trump’s budget as “dead on arrival” and pointed out that entitlements are what matter, even if proposed cuts focus on domestic discretionary spending such as public broadcasting: This is a budget, like every other one I’ve seen in decades that I’ve been here, it is dead on arrival at Capitol Hill. Show More Summary


THE APOTHEOSIS OF DON JUNE   Promiscuous as moonlight on sand, He pondered heaven by the foaming surf; And staring at its brilliant text he saw He’d never been voluptuous enough.   There were so many things his soul had missed By never...Show More Summary

The Potential Consequences of Judge Watson’s Ruling

The sweeping nature of Hawaii federal district-court judge Derrick Watson’s ruling could have political consequences that go far beyond President Trump’s travel ban. As Joshua Blackman and other legal observers have suggested, this ruling could have sweeping legal implications for much of U.S. Show More Summary

Trump Proposes $9 Billion in Education Cuts but Increased Funding for School Choice

The White House released its federal budget proposal this morning, and, as Donald Trump promised, many departments are facing cuts, including a proposed 13.5 percent cut to Education. The budget proposal also holds to the president’s...Show More Summary

Gorka: America First is the ‘Antithesis of the Last Eight Years’

At the National Review Institute’s Ideas Summit, Sebastian Gorka, the deputy assistant to President Donald Trump, sat alongside National Review’s editor-at-large John O’Sullivan and American Enterprise Institute scholar Michael Auslin to discuss the role of the U.S. Show More Summary

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