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Police Won't Close Debunked Rolling Stone Rape Case: 'Can't Prove Something Didn't Happen'

Despite an exhaustive investigation finding absolutely no evidence that the alleged fraternity gang rape at UVA described in last fall’s Rolling Stone article actually happened, Charlottesville, Virginia police chief Timothy Longo refused...Show More Summary

$200,000 per Year to Push Assisted Suicide

Assisted suicide is primarily pushed by those in the upper crust. Disability rights activists call it an issue of “privilege.” That is why advocacy on behalf of assisted suicide is so well funded (much of the money from foundations associated...Show More Summary

Twelve Things that Caught My Eye Today (March 23, 2015)

1. Have you seen @TonyRezk’s icon for the 21 martyred Copts? @Samueltadros on its significance: — ABC Religion&Ethics (@ABCReligion) March 23, 2015 (My interview with the iconographer is...Show More Summary

Air Marshals Considering Class Action Lawsuit Against TSA Over Safety Concerns

The Air Marshal Association/CWA is considering a class action lawsuit and preparing to file several grievances against the Transportation Security Administration, according to an email sent out to members last week and obtained by National Review. Show More Summary

Ted Cruz Moves to Unite Tea Party and Evangelical 'Brackets' of the GOP

Lynchburg, Va. — A long line of fans wanting to greet Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas) had already put the first Republican presidential candidate to make his candidacy official behind schedule, but one young man made him pause for a double-take. “We...Show More Summary

NBC's Richard Engel: Yemen 'Could Become the New Syria . . . ISIS Moving In'

NBC foreign correspondent Richard Engel sounded an ominous warning for revolution-wracked Yemen, warning the Arab country “could become the new Syria” and that the Islamic State “is moving in.” Engel spoke about the conflict on Monday...Show More Summary

Cruz's Campaign Strategy

We wrote about it back in December, and his speech this morning, both in terms of its location and its content, certainly reinforced the idea that he will make little effort to woo independents. By promising to abolish the IRS and repeal...Show More Summary

A Diplomatic Revolution

It is really mind-boggling to think that the government of the United States is about to shelve all the U.N. resolutions about Iran’s nuclear program, and on top of that, possibly throw Israel under the bus at the U.N. It is truly the world turned upside down.

Cruz 2016 Annoucement: 'Imagine Repealing Every Word of Obamacare, Abolishing the IRS'

If Senator Ted Cruz’s 2016 presidential announcement could be summed up in one word, that word would be “imagine.” The Texas lawmaker became the first Republican to announce a 2016 candidacy, addressing a raucous crowd of students at Lynchburg, Virginia’s Liberty University on Monday. Show More Summary

The Mainstream Media Finally Begins to Acknowledge the Ferguson Lie

First, Jonathan Capehart wrote a brave column on how “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” was built on a lie, then the Washington Post Fact Checker wrote the same thing and now the public editor of the New York Times has conceded that she shouldn’t have questioned a Times report last summer noting the doubts about the Hands Up narrative. Show More Summary

Best Sentence

At the risk of disagreeing with Ramesh about something other than child tax credits, I nominate this for best sentence in that dopey Mark Bittman column: And since wealthy people don’t spend nearly as high a percentage of their incomes...Show More Summary

Do You Really Know Charles C.W. Cooke?

Not unless you read this New York Times magazine interview with him.  (Spoiler alert: You’ll learn what both of his middle initials stand for.)

Ted Cruz: We Need ‘a New Generation of Conservatives’

Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas) announced that he is running for president, reminding voters of his fight to defund Obamacare and saying, in an apparent shot at Jeb Bush, that “it’s going to take a new generation of conservatives to help...Show More Summary

The Best Sentence in Mark Bittman's NYT Op-Ed

I’m sure there will be other nominees, but this one’s my favorite: “ In the long run we know that we’ll make the transition from capitalism to some less destructive and hopefully more just system.”

AP U.S. History Battle Hits Georgia

The controversy over leftist bias in the College Board’s new framework for Advanced Placement (AP) U.S. History has taken a new turn. Now that the College Board has decided to go beyond telling teachers what topics to cover and has moved to control how the class itself is taught, a question has arisen. Show More Summary

Essays for Spring

Spring is finally here, and with it is the new spring issue of National Affairs. Among the offerings this time:      -Scott Winship on why and how disability insurance needs to change -Avik Roy and Darin Selnick on how market principles...Show More Summary

Monday links

Video of the slowest chase scene ever: guy interrupts mating giant tortoises, gets chased away by male. All about the  ruthless Pez-dispenser underworld. DIY project: How to turn your smartphone into a  microscope. Infographic :  How...Show More Summary


1) At the beginning of today’s Impromptus, I have an item saying, basically, “Beware people who tell you that they know exactly how things will go in politics.” Often, the more a person knows, the less sure he is. From 1992 to 1996,Show More Summary

Homeland Security Chair: ISIS Terrorists Are ‘Here In The United States’

ISIS terrorists are “here in the United States,” according to House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul (R., Texas), who believes it “would not be so difficult” for them to stage an attack. “Well, we have the foreign fighters.Show More Summary

CIA director: Iran Still Funds Terrorism

CIA director John Brennan noted that the United States will have to deal with the Iranian government’s support for terrorists, regardless of the outcome of the nuclear negotiations. “The nuclear program is one issue that we’re hoping...Show More Summary

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