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Bioethicists Okay Adolescent Genital Cosmetic Surgery

Just to show you that the lines of bioethical discourse know no boundaries, writing in Bioethics, two bioethicists argue in favor of genital cosmetic surgery for minor girls suffering from Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)–an obsessive mental illness in which the person can’t stop thinking about their own supposed bodily imperfections. Show More Summary

Trump Campaign Should be Bracing Itself for a Media Onslaught of Epic Proportions

The New York Times hasn’t been friendly to Donald Trump; it seems two days out of every three days it has had a negative story about him leading the print edition. But I was still taken aback by the headline on the “new analysis” that...Show More Summary

What Is It About Insincerity and a Tired Baby Boomer Politics That Millennial Voters Don't Like?

The Wall Street Journal details Hillary’s problems with the youth vote: The outreach comes as polls show younger voters moving away from Mrs. Clinton. Among those under age 35, Mrs. Clinton’s lead over Republican presidential rival Donald Trump fell from 24 points in late August to just 5 points this month in Quinnipiac surveys. Show More Summary

How Trump Compares To Bush, McCain and Romney at this Stage

Donald Trump has eaten away at most of Hillary Clinton’s lead in the national head-to-head poll averages after trailing badly in August, leading to a surge of enthusiasm/panic (depending on how you view this race). It’s the third time...Show More Summary

Krauthammer’s Take: Trump’s ‘Birther’ Statement Shows ‘He Wants to Get This Behind Him’

Commenting on Donald Trump’s event where he showcased veteran endorsements and affirmed that Barack Obama was born in the U.S., Charles Krauthammer explained how Trump bears responsibility for the birth-certificate conspiracy theories, yet appears to be playing it well: The only things missing from that event were the Trump Steaks. Show More Summary

Clinton’s Pointless Lies

I can usually understand Trump’s lies. They are self-aggrandizing, and some portion of the public finds the very absurdity of his tales to be entertaining. That isn’t what I’m looking for in a president, but Clinton’s Thursday pressShow More Summary

Just When You Thought You'd Heard the Last Word on Campus Diversity

A friend of mine at a nearby university has a grievance to take up with the local Assistant Deputy Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion.  It seems there is a hitherto unnoticed species of oppression that has yet to be addressed on most campuses: This is preferential parking spaces for cis-engined electric vehicles. Show More Summary

The Pivot Gets a Little Rocky

On the one hand, Trump declaring Obama was born in the U.S.A. is in keeping with the month-long effort to semi-normalize his candidacy. On the other, the roll-out, with Trump refusing to say in recent days that he accepts that ObamaShow More Summary

The Next President Will Not Be a Role Model

A few months ago, some conservative media types were sitting around a dinner table and contemplating whether Trump could win, or ought to win. “Come on, this is the Oval Office,” I said. “This is where Lincoln struggled to reunite the...Show More Summary

The New York Times Hyperventilates About Guns (Again)

Yesterday, my colleague Charlie Cooke noted that the Missouri legislature convincingly overrode Governor Jay Nixon’s veto to become the eleventh “constitutional carry” state. Charlie predicted that the “usual suspects will, of course, cry bloody murder.” Well today, the New York Times obliged. Show More Summary

Another Word About the National Anthem and the Simple Act of Respect

I fear that when we speak about the national anthem and athlete protests, those who advocate standing as a simple act of respect sometimes don’t adequately communicate what that means. “Honor the troops” is a statement uttered so often that it’s become hollow. Show More Summary

If You Like Your $10 Bill You Can Keep Your $10 Bill

The war on cash grinds on. Writing in NRODT in April I noted: Government gathers power sometimes in great swoops, sometimes by stealth, and sometimes in slow, sly increments, foreshadowed by position papers, op-eds, and regulatory tweaks...Show More Summary

The Freest Republican

My latest Bloomberg View column. Over the span of two days, the Republican nominee for president has proposed new child-care subsidies, new mandatory benefits to be provided by business, the removal of millions of families from the income-tax rolls, and an increase in tax rates on single people making from $112,500 to $190,000 a year. Show More Summary

Previewing the Next Supreme Court Term

The Pacific Legal Foundation and the National Review Institute have organized a discussion of the Supreme Court’s upcoming term to take place at lunchtime on September 30. I’m moderating an exceptionally strong panel including Theodore B. Olson, Neil Kumar Katyal, and Gregory G. Katsas. Jones Day is hosting. RSVP here. Previewing the Next Supreme Court Term

Donald Trump Rolls Out Pro-Life Coalition, but Is It Enough?

This morning, Donald Trump published a letter via the pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List), outlining his newfound commitment to the pro-life cause and tapping SBA List president Marjorie Dannenfelser to serve as the national...Show More Summary


Jack Goldsmith makes a strong case that Snowden won’t, and shouldn’t, get a pardon. What I do not get, and what I have never seen Snowden or anyone explain, is how his oath to the U.S. Constitution justified the theft and disclosure of the vast number of documents that had nothing to do with operations inside the United States or U.S. Show More Summary

I Will Buy You a Beer . . .

... or a club soda, or a pina colada. Whether hard liquor or soft drink or the fruit of the vine, you pick. Just join me on the Lido Deck on The National Review 2016 Post-Election Caribbean Cruise. Go to  for information...Show More Summary

The Fallout (Non-Nuclear) from a Donald Trump Victory

From the final Morning Jolt of the week . . .  With Trump having a really good stretch of polling lately, let’s contemplate what would happen if he beat Hillary Clinton . . .  ... Hillary Clinton would become one of the most hated Democrats of all time. Show More Summary

The Conservative

It is a huge pleasure to welcome a new magazine into the world — especially one edited by Daniel Hannan, the British writer and member of the European Parliament. A quarterly, it’s called “The Conservative.” And it is put out by AECR,...Show More Summary

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