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National Review Editor: Boehner Should Ban Obama from State of the Union Speech

5 hours agoNews : Mediaite

Since Obama won't be at the speech, maybe he can host Darren Wilson at the White House.

We Just Broke Hanlon’s Razor

Hanlon’s Razor (or Heinlein’s Razor, depending on who you ask) is the old adage “Never attribute to malice what can adequately be explained by stupidity“, and usually that explains National Review carbuncle Rich Lowry on most days.  Today is not that day however as he gets a slot over at Team WIN THE MORNING Magazine, [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.

USMNT Year in Review: The Yanks' Highs and Lows of 2014

In 2014 the United States men’s national team scaled a few steps toward the rarefied summit of international soccer. But have they hit a plateau along the way? The national team continued its ascent under Jurgen Klinsmann at the World Cup in Brazil. Show More Summary

Anti-SLAPP Hearing Today

Mann v CEI, National Review, Simberg, Steyn and their amici is being argued today. Amici for Steyn, CEI, Simberg and NR include: American Civil Liberties Union, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, American Society of News Editors, the Association of Alternative Newsmedia, the Association of American Publishers, Inc., Bloomberg L.P., the Center for […]

NLRB’s Johnson and Griffin Review Pitfalls Associated With Employer Monitoring of Social Media

The National Law Review Officials of the National Labor Relations Board recently weighed in on the legal risks employers bear under the National Labor Relations Act when monitoring employee/applicant use of social media.

Few operations for epilepsy despite their safety and efficacy

The study at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, was based on the Swedish National Epilepsy Surgery Register, which includes all cases since 1990. The researchers reviewed data for the 865 patients who were operated on atShow More Summary

Book Review of ‘The Game Of Our Lives’ by David Goldblatt

2 days agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

It is difficult to describe in words what an outstanding storyteller and incomparable researcher David Goldblatt is. Following up on his remarkable works Futebol Nation and The Ball is Round, Goldblatt has tackled a topic few have managed to truly understand. … Continue reading ? Book Review of ‘The Game Of Our Lives’ by David Goldblatt is a post from World Soccer Talk.

American Book Awards

The 2014 National Book Awards were just announced earlier this week. In celebration, The Paris Review took a look back at the American Book Awards, which “serve as a reminder that ostensibly prestigious institutions—institutions whose authority and taste depend on their perceived stability—are just as susceptible to whims and trends as the rest of us, […]

Reactions to President Obama's Decision on Immigration

Mona Charen in National Review: Now the Left is adding presidential fiat to the category of powers it will cheerfully accept if it produces outcomes they favor. This is not constitutional government. This is not separation of powers....Show More Summary

Review: Congo’s problems run deeper than oil

Virunga Park sits on top of reserves and between hostile states inhabited by warring militias. A new documentary casts UK oil firm Soco as the park’s top threat. Unethical exploiters are just one symptom of a nation whose institutions are too weak to assure economic stability.

At UN, Europeans Gang up on El Salvador on Question of Abortion

(United Nations) - El Salvador is currently undergoing something the UN calls the Universal Periodic Review, a fairly new human rights process that looks at countries’ implementation of various human rights treaties. And even thoughShow More Summary

Very Scary: The Paris Review Daily Unlocks Secrets to Two American Book Ceremonies

For those who are still asking the five journalistic questions about the 2014 National Book Awards, The Paris Review Daily invites readers who have some bravery, to hop on a magical mystery tour of book award ceremonies past and present. View, the American Book Awards and the National Book Awards: IN THE EIGHTIES. The early [...]

Federal Reserve launches 2 reviews of its oversight of big banks

The Federal Reserve on Thursday said it launched two internal reviews of its oversight of the nation's largest banks to determine if officials are getting the information needed to properly supervise their operations.

Brian Brown's focus on Kansas, Gov. Brownback shows how much of a political game this is for him

6 days agoLGBT / Gay : Good As You

In a National Review Online commentary, Brian Brown, president of he deeply debt-ridden National Organization For Marriage, repeats his call for conservative Kansas governor Sam Brownback to just up and ignore court rulings, and stop same-sex couples from marrying in...

CIA Praise, of Sorts, for Glenn Greenwald’s Book on Edward Snowden

A CIA reviewer has halting praise for journalist Glenn Greenwald’s book on the Edward Snowden affair, calling it the book “the most complete, though far from the most objective account” of the leaker who exposed the National Security Agency’s widespread surveillance programs. The review, written...

(American) National Book Awards

They've announced the winners of the 2014 (American) National Book Awards. Redeployment, by Phil Klay, won the fiction prize; I can imagine almost no circumstances under which I would review this title, but see the Penguin Press publicity page or get your copy at, or pre-order it at

2014 National Book Award winners

The 2014 National Book Award winners have just been announced. Pleased to see that I've already read/reviewed three out of the four winners. Each of the ones read were excellent.Fiction: Phil Klay, RedeployedNon-Fiction: Evan Osnos,Show More Summary

Mizuno Golf Performance Fitting System Review

This past Saturday I had a second fitting with Mizuno Golf, this time with long time friend and National Accounts Manager Doug Bybee.  It was a stroke of luck, pun […]

More Wingnut Scat: Pop-Unders Left After Visiting the Websites of National Review and The American Spectator...: Live from the Roasterie

Conservataria is a terrifying place--largely because a great many people have decided that they are going to make money by terrifying conservatarians, or by selling the eyeballs of their readers to people who are going to make money by terrifying conservatarians. Show More Summary

Review: Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

For a franchise that’s continually berated for remaining the same over the years, Pokémon is wildly successful, having pushed forward on its own, full speed ahead. It hasn’t needed to change much to sweep the nation with each new release, though some of the series’ newest releases have received criticism due to lack of content. Show More Summary

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