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Has the Travel Ban Already Been Defeated?

Reports tonight are that the administration won’t immediately take the executive order case to the Supreme Court and it may re-write the order. I’m with those, including Charles Krauthammer as related in the post below, who think this...Show More Summary

Krauthammer’s Take: Slow-Walk the Executive Order Appeal, Fast-Walk Gorsuch Nomination

Referring back to his column today, Charles Krauthammer pointed out that it’s more important to have vetting than a travel moratorium, and he added that in the grand scheme of things, Trump should be most concerned about getting Neil...Show More Summary

The Accelerating Pace of Change in Higher Education

Back in 2011, I came across a book whose title intrigued me: Abelard to Apple by Georgia Tech computer-science specialist Richard DeMillo. In it, DeMillo argued that higher education was in the throes of change, moving away from the old lectures in ivy-covered buildings mode and toward an electronic mode. Show More Summary

To Drain the Swamp, Kill the Ex-Im Bank

President Trump’s campaign promise to “drain the swamp” in Washington set himself up for inevitable criticism, given that simplistic campaign-trail one-liners don’t hold up well when finally confronted by Beltway realities. But if the...Show More Summary

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi v. Trump, a Ninth Circuit . . . Parody?

Last night, shortly after the Ninth Circuit blocked enforcement of Donald Trump’s immigration executive order, I saw this tweet: I only sort of think I’m exaggerating when I say an enemy combatant would have standing to seek an injunction on a bombing campaign. — (((?))) (@ThomasHCrown) February 10, 2017 Mr. Show More Summary

Trump Administration’s Estimated Price of the Border Wall Rises, Again

On June 16, 2015, Donald Trump announced his candidacy for president of the United States. Introducing what soon became his signature campaign promise, Trump vowed that, if elected, he would “build a great, great wall on our southern border,” and that he would do so “very inexpensively.” On Thursday, however, Reuters obtained a U.S. Show More Summary

The Life Cycle of a Sidney Blumenthal Smear

Birth From “ A Short History of the Trump Family,” written by Sidney Blumenthal (yes, that Sidney Blumenthal), published today by the London Review of Books : In 1969, Fred Trump plotted to run for mayor of New York against John Lindsay, a silk-stocking liberal Republican. Show More Summary

The Editors: The Ninth Circuit

Check out the latest episode of The Editors, in which Charlie Cooke, Ian Tuttle, and Reihan Salam discuss the Ninth Circuit’s per curiam ruling against Donald Trump’s immigration order, Betsy DeVos, and more! National Review Podcast -- The Editors: The Ninth Circuit

On the Right to Wear Hats

Devin Watkins takes issue with me over the scope of judicial power. I think, though, that he misunderstands the nature of our disagreement. He and I both agree that people have a right to wear hats even though that right is not listed in the Constitution. Show More Summary

Böhmermann, Erdogan and Merkel's Illiberal Democracy

BBC (my emphasis added): The Hamburg court said that it stands by its order, issued last May, which prohibited republication of parts of a poem by German comic Jan Boehmermann. The satirist, who is barred for repeating the majority of the verses, says he will appeal the verdict. Show More Summary

Protesters Attempt to Shut Betsy DeVos Out of a Public School

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was harassed today outside a school in Washington D.C. WATCH: Sec. Betsy DeVos physically blocked by protesters from entering DC school–turned away and left. Video: @SweeneyABC —...Show More Summary

WATCH: Liberal Student Stuns Everyone By Standing Up For Milo Yiannopoulos

Liberals and conservatives have always disagreed, but the mentality around disagreement has changed in recent years. Specifically, the progressive movement has begun shutting down free speech, most recently demonstrated in last week’s violence at UC Berkeley. Show More Summary

Trevor Noah Is Wrong Again, This Time on DeVos

Host of The Daily Show Trevor Noah seems hell-bent on pushing his progressive agenda at the expense of viewers who have an actual sense of humor. While former host Jon Stewart was also openly progressive, these days the show is altogether devoid of good-natured joking with Noah at the helm. Show More Summary

Friday links

An animated history of Valentine’s Day, plus an explanation of why the heart is associated with love. DIY machine sorts M&Ms and Skittles by color. BBC: The untranslatable emotions you never knew you had. Supercut of people running in...Show More Summary

Ten Things that Caught My Eye Today (Feb. 10, 2017)

I hope some among readers here in the North East got to enter into some of the peace of a snowfall. Entreaties to stay off the roads and canceled flights and other transport can be a gift. 1. A Cross given to me by a Christian friend in Iraq, to thank me. Show More Summary

Greece, Sliding

Here we go again. The Wall Street Journal: The International Monetary Fund warned on Tuesday that Greece once again risks a eurozone exit amid stalled bailout talks, sending the clearest signal yet the emergency lender isn’t likely to...Show More Summary

Bungling Brexit

There have been few more consistent Brexiteers than Christopher Booker. The Great Deception, the book he co-wrote with EU Referendum’s Richard North, first published in 2005 and later updated (you can download it here) was a relatively...Show More Summary

Krauthammer’s Take: On Travel Ban, ‘Let It Go, Escape from It, You’re Not Getting Anywhere’

Charles Krauthammer believes that Trump is within his rights to restrict travel, but he pointed out that Trump should let the travel moratorium go and focus on vetting and the other aspects of his agenda: I do believe that the president is completely within his rights in issuing an order that is lawful and legal. Show More Summary

Why The Ninth Circuit Ruled Against Trump's Refugee Order

The Ninth Circuit has delivered its decision in State of Washington v. Trump, rejecting the Trump Administration’s appeal from the temporary restraining order preventing the Administration from enforcing President Trump’s executive order on refugees. Show More Summary

Who Can Doubt Gorsuch's Independence Now?

For the politics of his nomination, it probably helps that Gorsuch has let it be known that he was disheartened by Trump’s shots at Judge Robart and the 9th circuit. It makes the point that he’s his own man and a supporter of the independence...Show More Summary

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