Utah Events on Scalia Speaks

I’ll be at BYU law school this Friday, January 26, and at the University of Utah law school on Tuesday, January 30, for lunchtime events on Scalia Speaks sponsored by the law schools’ Federalist Society chapters. (And, yes, I will use the intervening days to enjoy Utah’s wonderful ski slopes with my son.) Full Story… Read More

Beware a Democratic ‘Surrender’ on the Wall

Luis Gutiérrez says he’s willing to build the Wall himself if it helps the Dreamers, and Chuck Schumer put funding for the Wall on the table in his Friday meeting with Trump. There should be an enormous amount of skepticism about this. Even if everyone in Washington has the best of intentions, a Wall is… Read More

Wow: Vanity Fair Wonders If Dems Will ‘Lose the Government Shutdown’

<p>Perhaps it is time to award <em>Vanity Fair</em> contributor T.A. Frank a kewpie doll for experiencing a brief moment of mental clarity. Although his January 21 column takes the requisite liberal shots at President Donald Trump and Republicans over the current government shutdown, when you get past that and dig into his details it amazingly… Read More

The Media, LBJ, Clinton and the Trump S-Hole Firestorm

<p>The basic fact is in dispute. According to Illinois Senator Dick Durbin, a Democrat, the President of the United States used the word (this being a family publication I will clean it up) “s-hole” to describe Haiti and Africa in a discussion about immigration. According to others present, not so</p> Full Story Here Newsbusters 2… Read More

Rolling Stone Claims #ReleaseTheMemo Popularity Due to Russian Bots

<p>If you have been on Twitter recently then you know the red hot hashtag that is #ReleaseTheMemo. So why the popularity? Well, according to Rolling Stone, it is due in large part to the Russians. Yes, the Russians Are Coming to Twitter in the form of their bots to hype that hashtag. The subtitle of <em>Rolling… Read More

Bozell & Graham Column: The Furious Fake News of Feminist Novelists

<p>Since 1973, liberal feminists have celebrated the “right to choose abortion” without admitting the horror – over 60 million lives violently and prematurely ended since the Supreme Court ruled in Roe vs. Wade. The liberals who champion abortion are far more comfortable panicking that abortion “rights” are always in danger, especially when Republicans control Washington.So… Read More

CNN’s Doug Brinkley: History Will View Trump’s First Year ‘Terribly’

<p>While a guest on the weekday program <em>CNN Newsroom</em> last week, Doug Brinkley — the Cable News Network’s presidential historian — used the opportunity to slam Republican Donald Trump’s first year in the White House by calling him an “asterisks president” and stating that he will be remembered for “racism” and “bigotry.”</p> Full Story Here… Read More

Shutdown to end as Dems cave

(Paul Mirengoff) The Senate has reached a deal that will reopen the government by tonight. Only 18 Senators voted against the deal in the context of a motion to end debate. The House is expected to agree to the deal by uniting Republican and Democratic leaders in an agreement on immigration and spending. The bill… Read More

Norway is offering a Trump recovery immigration program

Here’s a refreshing change for you. Every election cycle we hear any number of celebrities and other notable figures swearing that they will move out of the country if their preferred candidate isn’t elected. 2016 was no exception, but as usual, the list of Hollywood elite who promised to flee from the shadow of Trump… Read More

National Review Summer Internship

National Review is accepting applications for its summer internship. The intern will work in our New York office, receive a modest stipend, participate in every part of the editorial process, and have some opportunities to write. The ideal candidate will have an excellent academic record and some experience in student or professional journalism. If you… Read More

Graphic Child Rape Film ‘The Tale’ Premieres At Sundance

<p>Sometimes, a proposed solution becomes part of the problem.</p> <p>Pedophilia and rape are evil. But making a graphic film about a young girl who is raped by a 40 year old man adds more to the problem. At the Sundance Film festival in Utah, the movie <em>The Tale</em> premiered and caused much of the audience… Read More

A Generation’s Ignorance

In recent months there has been a more than usually large glut of World War II films. Just as screenings of Dunkirk were thinning out there was the release of Darkest Hour. Both followed on from last year’s historically inept Churchill. But the success of Darkest Hour (and praise for Gary Oldman’s performance in particular)… Read More

Andrea Mitchell: Dems Must Get Deal ‘Written in Blood’ to Avoid Shutdown

<p>In a friendly softball interview with Democratic Delaware Senator Chris Coons during her 12:00 p.m. ET hour show on Friday, MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell demanded that Democrats only vote to keep the government open if they extract an immigration deal “written in blood” from Republicans.</p> Full Story Here Newsbusters 2 January 22, 2018 12:19 pm… Read More

Oops: WashPost Misquotes Eric Trump on ‘Hannity’ to Make Him Look Dumb

<p>The satirists at <em>Saturday Night Live </em>love to paint Eric Trump as so dumb he probably eats paint chips (or Tide pods?) Alex Griswold at the Washington Free Beacon found some fake news emanating from the Washington Post, as they desperately wanted to mock Eric as a silly silver-spoon baby who worries about his retirement… Read More

Google Discontinues Flawed Fact-Checking Effort; Poisonous Corporate Culture Remains

<p>The Daily Caller’s Eric Lieberman reported early Friday afternoon that Google is discontinuing (for now) its “fact-check” feature. The company is now characterizing the effort, which the Daily Caller exposed as a thinly veiled attempt to target conservative sites while leaving leftists alone, as an “experiment” which has been put “on hold,” while the its engineers see,… Read More

Trump and Republicans a “Danger” to Children and “Non-White People”

<p>Efforts by President Donald Trump and Republicans to secure the border and let Americans keep more of their money sent the liberal media into hysterics over the past month. On MSNBC, the President was called a “white supremacist” who was a “danger to non-white people” for wanting to tighten immigration enforcement. For believing tax cuts would… Read More

Megyn Kelly Has Had Enough of Jane Fonda’s Whining

Following a spate of appearances by Jane Fonda complaining about a question Megyn Kelly asked her months ago about her well-publicized plastic surgery, Kelly opened her NBC show Monday with a response. “It’s time to address the poor-me routine,” Kelly said. “First, some context. Fonda was on to promote a film about aging. For years… Read More

ANOTHER Fusion GPS ‘Expert’ Lied During Testimony About His Work with Dossier – Was At Meeting with Velsenitskaya After Don Jr. Mtg

Another Fusion GPS “Russia Expert” Edward Baumgartner MISREPRESENTED/LIED ABOUT his work in relation to scurrilous “Steele dossier.” Baumgartner was with GlennSimpson at the meeting with Russian lawyer Velsenitskaya after she went to Trump Tower to see Donald Trump Jr. Page • Feinstein • Simpson • Steele • Baumgartner (Sott) Andrew Bostom reported: Fusion GPS Russian… Read More

Muslim teens roam streets with rifles as violence engulfs Sweden

This is what civil war looks like in 21st century Europe. The only real difference this time is Europe and Scandinavia welcomed in the invading armies, gave them welfare, healthcare, homes and …. their daughters. In Sweden, the army may be called in to halt a gang surge in immigrant areas. France has already had… Read More

Chelsea Manning could face another court-martial for running for Congress — here’s why

Chelsea Manning officially announced a Senate campaign last week. Military lawyers say the decision has made Manning vulnerable to new prosecution. What’s going on? In the days after Manning announced her candidacy, many questioned whether she fulfilled the constitutional requirements to become a senator, given that she has multiple felony convictions. Manning silenced critics on Thursday… Read More

Pence on US embassy: Next year, in Jerusalem

The Trump administration has decided to double down on its Israeli embassy play, in rather dramatic fashion. “Jerusalem is Israel’s capital,” Vice President Mike Pence declared in the Knesset earlier today, part of a Middle East tour that has already generated some flak from other regional allies. Pence pledged that the US would not only refuse… Read More

“Racist” Trump Just Gave MLK Birthplace Biggest Boost Since 1929

Since the moment he stepped into politics, the left has done their worst to portray then-candidate, now-President Donald Trump as hateful, bigoted and racist. The liberal media even went so far as to falsely report that Trump had the bust of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.removed from the White House on Inauguration Day. But that narrative… Read More

Child Porn Discovered On Vegas Shooter Stephen Paddock’s Computer As FBI Investigates New ‘Mystery Man’

(Gateway Pundit) – In a press conference Friday, sheriff Joe Lombardo revealed Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock’s computer possessed child pornography. The Las Vegas law enforcement official also told the press that the FBI is currently investigating a new person of interest. Fox News reports: Investigators scanning computers belonging to Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock… Read More

House Rejects Effort to Impeach Trump Hours Before Shutdown

(The Hill) – The House on Friday once again rejected an effort by Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) to impeach President Trump, in a sign of inflamed partisan tensions ahead of a midnight deadline to avoid a government shutdown. Green, who has agitated for Trump’s impeachment for months, forced a procedural vote on articles of impeachment… Read More

Boom: Trump Admin. Openly Targeting, Deporting Famous Illegals

(Conservative Tribune) – Two high-profile illegal immigrants who attained a degree of fame through their activism have been detained and/or deported by the Trump administration after receiving repeated stays in the past, The Daily Caller has reported. Ravidath Ragbir and Jean Montrevil, both prominent figures within the pro-illegal immigration group New Sanctuary Coalition of New York City, were… Read More

Abolish Shutdowns

They don’t accomplish anything, and we don’t have to have them. Full Story Here National Review January 22, 2018 12:04 pm Support Us

Solicitor General’s Perplexing Brief in Abortion Compelled-Speech Case

In National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra—which David French calls the “dangerous Supreme Court case nobody is talking about”—the Supreme Court will decide whether two provisions of a recently enacted California law violate the Free Speech rights of pregnancy centers that counsel against abortion. First, the so-called Licensed Notice provision requires state-licensed… Read More

David Brooks: ‘Ruinous for the Party’ If Republicans Cut Immigration

<p>During the regular “Shields and Brooks” segment on Friday’s <em>PBS NewsHour</em>, David Brooks again hit Republicans from the left as the alleged right-leaning <em>New York Times </em>columnist predicted that, if Republicans side with Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton and push to cut immigration, it would be “ruinous for the party.” His analysis came after liberal columnist… Read More

Post Pro-Life Speech, MSNBC Drags Out Democrat to Bash ‘Callousness’ of Trump, Pro-Lifers

<p>Immediately following President Trump’s historic live address from the Rose Garden to the March for Life this afternoon, MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell tried to ignore the significant acknowledgement from a sitting president for the largest annual pro-life gathering every year, since Roe vs. Wade.</p> Full Story Here Newsbusters 2 January 22, 2018 12:04 pm Support Us

Rapper Cardi B Says Trump ‘Wishes Death’ On ‘Anybody Not White’

<p>Ask any celeb in Hollywood and they will tell you: Trump as President might as well be the end of the world. Female rapper Cardi B, best known for her 2017 chart-topper “Bodak Yellow,” recently made it clear where she stood in the political Hollywood spectrum. On her Instagram account, the pop star shared a screenshot… Read More

Inauguration Anniversary: The Most Obnoxious Attacks on Trump

<p>Today marks the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump’s Inauguration and in that time liberal reporters and hosts have been apoplectic in their reactions to the President’s brief time in office. The President was called every name in the book, from “racist” to “crazy.” Journalists were also convinced he was going to get all of us killed. The… Read More

STUNNING=> OBAMA and HILLARY Exchanged Unsecured Emails in Territory of “Hostile Adversary” — FBI COVERED IT UP!

Additional text messages sent and received by disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok were recently handed over to Congress, reports the AP. Buried in the report are text messages between Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page discussing how hackers likely obtained an email exchange between then-President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. The exchange was later covered-up by the FBI after… Read More

Dems take deal; Senate votes to end government shutdown

Senate Democrats agreed to a deal Monday with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) for a floor vote on an immigration bill with an open amendment process  in exchange for their approval of a bill that would end the government shutdown. What happened? Eighty-one senators voted Monday in favor of a temporary spending bill that… Read More

Bank Theft Suspect Applies for Job with Police, Gets Arrested During Interview

An Arizona man accused of stealing money from a bank he worked at was arrested Thursday after applying for a job as a police dispatcher. USA Today reports that the Cottonwood Police Department arrested Alberto Saavedra Lopez, 32, and charged him with felony theft January 4 after he arrived at the station for his “interview.” Police say… Read More

Some of What I Saw at the March for Life

Today is the 45th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s grave Roe v. Wade decision. On Friday, over 100,000 of us were on the mall, marching up to the Hill to Supreme Court, emphasizing the urgency of bringing love to this issue on the frontlines (the theme of the March this year was “Love Saves Lives”)… Read More

Morning Joe Pundits Saddle GOP With 8 Times More Blame on Government Shutdown

<p>As the countdown towards a possible government shutdown began on Friday, <em>Morning Joe</em>’s pundits were already obsessed by the question of who would be to blame. Co-host Joe Scarborough was particularly set on holding both President Trump and congressional Republicans responsible for any failure to reach a deal on continuing to fund the government beyond… Read More

MSNBC’s Joy Reid Admonishes Guest for Saying ‘Illegal Alien’

<p>On Sunday’s <em>AM Joy</em>, as Joy Reid assembled a panel of mostly typical MSNBC-type Republicans to agree with her that GOPers are being “racist” on immigration, the MSNBC host at one point admonished one of her liberal Republican guests for uttering the word “illegal alien” as she pushed for the politically correct “undocumented immigrants” instead.… Read More

Chris Matthews on Blame Game: ‘Hard Left’ Hates Trump, Wants Government Closed

<p>The government reopened on Monday after Democrats reversed course, apparently failing to get their demands met on “ironclad commitments” about DACA. This prompted an admission from an unlikely source on the state of liberalism: Chris Matthews denounced some on the “hard left” who “don’t care” about the impact of the shutdown. </p> Full Story Here Newsbusters… Read More

Why Conservatives Must Support ’12 Strong’ (or Stop Complaining)

<p>Conservatives constantly complain about Hollywood … often for very good reasons. The industry’s voice is almost uniformly liberal. Major stars (like <a href=”https://www.hollywoodintoto.com/amy-schumer-trump-voters-kkk/” target=”_blank”>Amy Schumer</a> and <a href=”https://www.dailywire.com/news/11030/actor-michael-shannon-trump-voters-its-time-urn-chase-stephens” target=”_blank”>Michael Shannon</a>) talk down to Red State denizens in the ugliest ways possible. Films often mock or denigrate the U.S. Military (think <em>Redacted</em> for a glaring Exhibit A).</p>… Read More

The Press Is Not Above Reproach

<p>At the risk of sending the left into a state of apoplexy, a monolithic, biased, renegade, politicized press is a far greater threat to liberty than a president criticizing the media. Like their First Amendment counterparts — the freedom of religion, the freedom of assembly and the right to petition the government — the freedoms… Read More

Rep DeSantis Rips FBI Director Wray Over ‘Missing’ Strzok Text Messages: “Was Evidence of the Anti-Trump ‘Insurance Policy’ Deleted?”

According to the Associated Press, additional text messages sent and received by disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok have been handed over to Congress. The FBI ‘failed to preserve‘ five months of text messages between Trump hating FBI agent Peter Strzok and his mistress Lisa Page, blaming a technical glitch. The ‘missing’ Strzok text messages were… Read More

Did Someone Say Leaks? Don Jr. Drills Holes In House Dem’s Tone-Deaf Tweet

The Trump administration is opening up restrictions on oil drilling on America’s east and west coast in the face of great protest, especially from Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff. Trump’s five-year originally proposed to open 90 percent of the nation’s offshore reserves to potential oil exploration. The administration billed the move as energy expansion for the country.… Read More

US Voter Registration Ads Popping Up In Mexico, And We Followed The Money

(Conservative Tribune) – It’s not unusual to see voter registration ads popping up in an election year, particularly in a state like Arizona, which has become increasingly competitive. The problem, however, is when those ads start popping up in another country — specifically, Mexico. According to an investigation by Conservative Tribune’s sister publication, The Western… Read More

Billionaire Couple Found Murdered in Their Toronto Home Are Linked to Clinton Foundation’s Relief Efforts

(Gateway Pundit) – Canadian officials announced on Friday that the billionaires Barry and Honey Sherman were murdered in their home in December. For the past month officials called their deaths a murder-suicide. The couple was found strangled in their Toronto home. Haaretz is reporting it was a professional contract killing, The New York Post reported: The billionaire husband and… Read More

Monday links

Animated map of the changing borders and population of Europe: every year since 400 BC. Why all the actors from Hollywood’s Golden Age have such a distinct and strange accent. We All Nearly Missed The Largest Underwater Volcano Eruption Ever Recorded. Wave tank demonstration showing the impact of coastal defenses on flood risk. Found: Two… Read More

Monopoly: The All-American Board Game

Jonathan Kay in The Atlantic has an interesting article on the rise of German and German-style board games like Settlers of Catan, and how they’ve changed the gaming landscape at a time when the video game was supposed to have turned board games into dinosaurs. Kay notes that these games’ creative turn away from war… Read More

Belgian Palliative Care MDs and Nurses Flee Euthanasia

You become a doctor or nurse to be a healer palliator of people in serious pain and distress. You have a special place in your heart for the dying, and so you enter the specialized field of palliative care and hospice medicine. But then, your country decides you should also become killers of the patients… Read More

This Day in Liberal Judicial Activism-January 21

2014—Arch-activist Stephen Reinhardt sets the stage for the judicial invalidation of state marriage laws throughout the Ninth Circuit. Writing for a liberal panel, Reinhardt rules in SmithKline Beecham Corp. v. Abbott Laboratories that equal-protection principles prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation in jury selection. In particular, Reinhardt construes the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Windsor… Read More

Dribblers, Skaters, and Others

On Thursday, I had an all-sports Impromptus, heavy on Stan Van Gundy and Jim Caldwell. (The former is the coach of the Detroit Pistons, and the latter is the former coach of the Detroit Lions.) (Odd sentence, right?) A friend of mine sent me a clip of Van Gundy dribbling — here. He is teaching… Read More

Frum and ‘Trumpocracy’

I first met David Frum in the mid-’90s, when he wrote for The Weekly Standard. I enjoyed talking with him, immensely. I likened him to a cocktail-lounge pianist with a wide, wide repertoire: “Play ‘Misty,’” you can say to the cocktail pianist. “Play ‘Blue Skies.’” “Play ‘Nola.’” And he does. Similarly, you could toss out… Read More

Re: Illegal Immigration and Crime

I’ve been thinking a lot about this topic over the past week or so, between a new study of Arizona by John Lott and what Peter Kirsanow wrote here over the weekend. I find it to be an especially thorny issue, even setting aside the sketchiness of our data on both illegal-immigrant crime and the… Read More

MSNBC Likens Negotiating with GOP to Hostage Terror Situation

<p>On Saturday’s <em>AM Joy</em> on MSNBC, host Joy Reid actually held a panel discussion in which the group likened Democrats negotiating with Republicans over the DACA and CHIP programs to having to negotiate with terrorists in a hostage situation. After MSNBC terrorism analyst Malcolm Nance recalled that the situation resembles one in which the outlook is so… Read More

Right Scoop: CNN Tweets 14 Times More on Women’s March than March for Life

<p>On Monday morning, The Right Scoop offered an instructive quick study of CNN’s journalistic intensity on protests it loves and supports versus protests it hates, comparing the network’s official tweets on the Women’s March vs. the March for Life, on the CNN Breaking News account (@CNNBrk) and the official @CNN account. They did not include… Read More

CBS Touts Dem Shutdown Spin: ‘Nothing Focuses the Mind Like a Hanging’

<p><em>CBS This Morning</em> co-host John Dickerson on Friday touted Democratic talking points regarding a government shutdown. Talking to Senator Cory Gardner, Dickerson tried to explain away demanding a DACA fix in return for keeping the government open. He lectured the Republican: “And nothing focuses the mind like a hanging.” </p> Full Story Here Newsbusters 2 January 22, 2018… Read More

Camerota Presses Liberals: ‘You’re Only Pro-Women You Agree With’

<p>Friday’s <em>New Day </em>displayed a rare example of a CNN anchor hitting liberal guests on the issue of conservative women not being welcome at so-called “women’s marches” that actually advocate exclusively liberal public figures and positions on issues. At one point, host Alisyn Camerota even commented: “You’re only pro-women you agree with.”</p> Full Story Here… Read More

De Blasio’s Morning Joe Howler: We’ll Restore Decrepit Subways by Taxing the Rich

<p>New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio played make-believe during his Wednesday <em>Morning Joe</em> appearance, and everyone else present let him do so without challenge. Hizzoner’s deepest dive into fantasyland was his contention that he can raise the money needed to repair and improve Gotham’s decrepit subway system by “taxing millionaires and billionaires,” which would only raise… Read More

Spanish Nets Silent On FALN Terrorist’s Cuba Trip

<p>As the sun set on Barack Obama’s presidency a little over a year ago, the nation’s leading Spanish-language networks breathlessly announced his commutation of convicted FALN terrorist Oscar López Rivera’s federal prison sentence. However, we’ve heard very little regarding his activities since securing his freedom.</p> Full Story Here Newsbusters 2 January 22, 2018 11:34 am… Read More

BREAKING: Shooting at Texas High School, One Wounded

A shooting at a Texas high school took place Monday morning resulting in one student receiving bullet wounds. According to Fox News, the shooting took place just before 8 a.m. in Italy High school, 45 miles south of Dallas in Ellis county. The school quickly evacuated the student body according to Ellis County Sheriff’s Office.… Read More

Twitter ‘Temporarily Restricts’ Account of WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange

Twitter has “temporarily restricted” the account belonging to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. When users attempt to access the account, they are met with a message that states, “Caution: this account is temporarily restricted.” It goes on to claim that “you’re seeing this warning because there has been some unusual activity from this account.” Users are… Read More

Faked slashed hijab beats slashed face

I am sure you know about the young Muslim girl who lied about her hijab being sliced and attacked. It was worldwide news. But I bet you don’t know about the Jewish girl’s face that was slashed in what many, including French politician François Pupponi, are calling “a heinous anti-Semitic attack”. What are the priorities… Read More

American Psychiatric Association calls for end to ‘arm chair’ psychiatry amid Trump speculation

The largest psychiatric organization in the world is calling for an end to “arm chair” psychiatry in light of allegations that President Trump is mentally unfit to serve. The American Psychiatric Association (APA) released a statement Tuesday reaffirming its commitment to “The Goldwater Rule,” which states that it is unethical for psychiatrists to diagnose public figures they have not… Read More

Cliven Bundy may sue federal government for malicious prosecution, civil-rights abuses

Nevada rancher walks free after judge finds ‘outrageous’ prosecutorial misconduct Rancher Cliven Bundy no longer faces federal charges in the 2014 Nevada standoff, but that doesn’t mean his legal fight with the Justice Department is over. Attorney Larry Klayman said Mr. Bundy is considering filing lawsuits for malicious prosecution and civil-rights violations stemming from the court battle that ended Monday with a federal… Read More

AG Sessions Resists the Resistance

The Supreme Court agreed yesterday to hear a challenge to the third iteration of the Trump administration’s travel ban. It had been struck down by lower courts—a Hawaii district court and affirming Ninth Circuit—that seemed to place their hostility to the president above the law, which grants the chief executive clear discretion on such matters… Read More

Meet the Browders

“Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” What are the Browders? Happy or unhappy? Both, probably — like most families — but mainly they are interesting. In Wichita, Kan., Earl Browder had to leave school and go to work before the age of ten — that’s because his… Read More

This Day in Liberal Judicial Activism-January 22

1973—For the second time in American history, the Supreme Court denies American citizens the authority to protect the basic rights of an entire class of human beings. In Roe v. Wade—the Dred Scott ruling of our age—Justice Blackmun’s majority opinion feigns not to “resolve the [purportedly] difficult question of when life begins,” but in fact… Read More

Who Was Steve Bannon?

Editor’s note: The following article appears in the February 5, 2018, issue of National Review. Who is Steve Bannon? That’s a question that is of less and less interest with each passing hour. He’s the guy who got out in front of the guy who got out in front of the parade. The right-wing populist… Read More

A Family in History

Editor’s Note: This is an expanded version of a piece we published in our January 22 issue. Ten years ago, at the home of Robert Agostinelli, the financier and National Review trustee, I met Bill Browder. Browder, too, is a financier, and he was soon to be famous as a truth-telling foe of the Putin… Read More

Translating the Lord’s Prayer

Sensationalized headlines about the pope’s wanting to “update” or “reword” the Lord’s Prayer have provoked a predictable reaction. He was speaking about translations into modern languages. The traditional English translation of the Lord’s Prayer is longstanding and etched in deep strata of the Anglophone Christian’s mind; he memorized the words in childhood. Through loving repetition… Read More

Professor: Small Chairs in Preschools Are Sexist, ‘Problematic,’ and ‘Disempowering’

According to an academic article written by an Australian professor, small chairs in preschools are “problematic” because they’re “disempowering” for teachers. “In my first intra-active encounter with the small chair, I felt that it talked back to me about the preschool as a workplace that is gendered, feminsed, child-focused and ultimately disempowering,” Monash University senior… Read More

The Voice of America

Hours after Houthi militants in Yemen launched a new missile at Saudi Arabia on December 19, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, took her blue seat at the horseshoe-shaped table of the Security Council. “Thankfully,” she said, “the missile was intercepted before it could hit its intended target,” which apparently was a… Read More

Choosing Immigration Criteria Is a Sisyphean Task

In 1790, the finest mind in the First Congress, and of his generation, addressed in the House of Representatives the immigration issue: “It is no doubt very desirable that we should hold out as many inducements as possible for the worthy part of mankind to come and settle amongst us.” Perhaps today’s 115th Congress will… Read More

Democrats Cave, Shutdown to End

The Senate passed a short-term continuing resolution this afternoon by a margin of 81–18, effectively ending the government shutdown. In a stark reversal from the position they staked out on Friday night, 33 Senate Democrats voted for the bill. “In a few hours, the government will reopen,” Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer said on the… Read More

Chelsea Manning’s Anarchist Campaign

Less than a year after being released from prison, whistleblower Chelsea Manning, known mostly for releasing a series of military logs and diplomatic cables to WikiLeaks, has filed to run for U.S. Senate in Maryland as a Democrat. She almost certainly won’t defeat her primary opponent, incumbent Senator Ben Cardin. That doesn’t matter. If Chelsea Manning were to… Read More

Liberal Twitter’s Knickers Knotted

This blog entry of mine from the other day (titled “Of Shitholes And Second Thoughts“) has gone viral on liberal Twitter, where I’ve been getting the Jordan-Peterson-on-Cathy-Newman’s-show treatment (basically, “So, Dreher, you’re saying that all poor people should die? Why do you hate black people?” etc. Two of the most dishonest liberals in public life… Read More

LIAR PELOSI SPITS ON TROOPS: “We Want Them to Have Resources to Keep Them Safe” — But Democrats Shut Down Government for Illegals! (VIDEO)

This woman has NO SHAME! Minority Leader Pelosi spoke to reporters today on the Schumer Shutdown. Democrats shut the government down for illegal aliens on Friday. Democrats are cutting pay to military in order to get DREAMER Amnesty passed. Democrats are against the Trump Wall – They want open borders. Pelosi today told reporters Democrats… Read More

Floyd Mayweather Mocks #MeToo Movement

Mayweather, speaking to Men’s Health Magazine, first took issue with the female reporter’s reference to Mayweather’s club “Girl Collection” as a strip club, asserting that it was a gentleman’s club, adding, “Because there’s a difference. A gentleman’s club is topless. But a strip club is totally nude.” Then he was asked, “We’re asking a lot of… Read More

New York Acid Attack Victim Lied To Police, Burned Herself, NYPD Says

A Staten Island woman who told authorities a “jilted panhandler” attacked her with acid, leaving her with terrible burns on her face, actually inflicted her own wounds, according to the New York Police Department. The shocking incident hit the airwaves in New York on Monday, after the 52-year-old woman stumbled into a local convenience store with… Read More

CNN: Undetected Asteroids Could Threaten Earth During Government Shutdown (VIDEO)

Two CNN correspondents claimed during an episode of The Lead with Jake Tapper that an asteroid could potentially threaten the Earth if the government shutdown continues. CNN correspondent Tom Foreman recalled the time NASA could not monitor “potentially dangerous asteroids” for over two weeks, implying that NASA would not be able to prevent an asteroid attack if it hit… Read More

What Is Our Responsibility for the Undocumented Population?

I am not an orthodox Christian, nor have I any wish to be one, but I did attend a Christmas service a few weeks ago, and what I liked most was the singing of well-known, omnidenominational Christmas carols. What I most liked about that was the singing of the middle verse of each in Spanish,… Read More

Europe’s Energy Crack-Up

‘Drugs, human trafficking, weapons. Violent fundamentalism and Islamic terrorism.” Was this President Trump talking about Africa at his recent White House meeting with congressional leaders? Nope: “The problems Africa face are completely different#…#and are civilizational,” France’s President Emmanuel Macron told a reporter from the Ivory Coast at last year’s G20 summit. European leaders like to… Read More

McConnell’s Next Move

McConnell has gotten Graham and Flake behind a proposal to move the expiration date for the continuing resolution up to February 8 and a promise to have the Senate vote on any and all immigration proposals if there is not a deal on DACA before the CR expires. He also said, subtly, that he’s not… Read More

Complaint Filed Over Alleged Payoff to Trump’s Porn Star Mistress

This seems like a stretch. Common Cause is a non-profit watchdog group and they’ve apparently been watching the porn star story closely. At least, close enough to determine that the alleged $130,000 payoff by Trump attorney Michael Cohen violates federal campaign finance laws. The group has filed a complaint with the Justice Department and Federal… Read More

Bernie Sanders Blames Koch Brothers For Government Shutdown [VIDEO]

Senator Bernie Sanders is somehow pinning the government shutdown on the Koch brothers and their “anti-government ideology.” “This government shutdown is part of the long-term, anti-government ideology paid for by the Koch brothers,” Sanders tweeted on Sunday. This government shutdown is part of the long-term, anti-government ideology paid for by the Koch brothers. pic.twitter.com/gnx2xbOBPM —… Read More

Trump releases border wall ad targeting ‘complicit’ Dems amid government shutdown

The Trump administration on Saturday released a video promoting the U.S.-Mexico border wall construction and targeting Democrats for complicity in any crimes that illegal immigrants may commit in coming days. What’s in the ad? The new 30-second video campaign includes footage of Luis Enriquez Bracamontes, a Mexican illegal immigrant who was deported from the U.S. multiple… Read More

Michael Douglas Gets Ahead Of Masturbation Allegations Before They Come Out

Michael Douglas didn’t wait for forthcoming sexual misconduct allegations to come out against him before denying them as completely false. The Hollywood Reporter is reportedly working on a story that includes a claim from a female employee who accuses Douglas of masturbating in front of her and blackballing her from Hollywood. The “Wall Street” star… Read More

Insolvent New Mexico Obamacare Co-op Boasted Six-Figure Salaries

New Mexico Health Connections, one of the four remaining nonprofit Obamacare Co-ops, did not inform its customers in June that it was insolvent and its entire board had resigned, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned. It also never told its customers the nonprofit paid its executives up to $450,000 in annual salaries. The nonprofit,… Read More

ICE immigration officers swoop in on 7-Elevens nationwide

Immigration enforcement officers are making 7-Eleven stores a target in their crackdown on employers who hire undocumented immigrants. On Wednesday, agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement descended on 98 7-Eleven franchise stores across the country, where they began audits and interviewed employees and managers, according to the agency. Twenty one people suspected of being… Read More

Fusion GPS Testimony Shows FBI Believed Dossier Without Verification

Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) may have tried to discredit Republican scrutiny of Fusion GPS and its dossier’s role in the FBI investigation into the Trump campaign, but could have ended up justifying it instead. Feinstein — against the wishes of Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) — on Tuesday morning released the full transcript of… Read More

BREAKING: An Agreement to End the Shutdown Appears to Be Happening

After a bit of sweating on both sides, it appears an agreement to reopen the government has been reached. According to the Washington Examiner, Senate Democrats are willing to agree to a vote on a bill that will kick in and keep the government open until February 8. “I think it’ll be open by what?… Read More

MUST SEE VIDEO=> Former Federal Prosecutor Details “Brazen Plot” by FBI and DOJ to Exonerate Hillary and “Frame” Donald Trump

Guest post by Joe Hoft According to an interview with the Daily Caller, a former federal prosecutor says the truth is starting to seep out about the Obama Administration’s “brazen plot to exonerate Hillary Clinton” and “frame an incoming president with a false Russian conspiracy.” – Joe diGenova, a former federal prosecutor, connects the dots on former Obama… Read More

Former CBS anchor Dan Rather has a new news program

Longtime former CBS News anchor Dan Rather, who fell from grace after he was duped by fake documents allegedly pertaining to former president George W. Bush’s service in the Texas Air National Guard, has a new 30-minute news program on the liberal “Young Turks” network, according to CNN. What’s the story? According to the CNN report,… Read More

Ben Franklin Slipped an Anti-Big Gov’t Phrase Onto US’s First Penny

One of our nation’s Founding Fathers, Benjamin Franklin, is famous for his works in science, politics and business, but he was also a big believer in limited government. While many may be familiar with Franklin’s contributions to American history, they may not know that he was involved with the creation of the country’s first copper… Read More

FIGHTING AGAINST MINIMUM WAGE ACTIVISTS: Restaurant Workers Form Group To Fight For Tip Credit

Catalyzed by efforts from leftists, including actresses Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, to raise the minimum wage but in the process eliminate the tip credit, some full-service restaurant workers have struck back, announcing the creation of Restaurant Workers of America (RWA), which is devoted to preserving restaurant servers’ tip income. The creation of RWA was triggered in 2017 when thousands… Read More

Incoming Virginia Gov: Banning Private Gun Sales a Priority for 2018

Incoming Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) indicates that banning private gun sales in the state will be a priority for 2018. In other words, he will continue to pursue the gun controls that outgoing Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) pursued but failed to secure. NBC Washington reports that Northam will be pushing “universal background checks for gun buyers.”… Read More

Iranian protesters tortured, family members intimidated, say relatives

Hundreds of demonstrators extended their protests this week outside Iran’s notorious Evin Prison, demanding information about about loved ones detained — without being charged — since ongoing anti-government protests erupted almost two weeks ago. Uncertainty surrounds the status of more than 3,000 who have been detained since protests broke out on Dec. 28 and quickly… Read More

Man Stumps Internet With Pic of Weird Fish-Slug “Hybrid”

Mother Nature brims with the wonders of creation, from the rare bald eagle to the omnipresent squirrel, all of which delight and fascinate onlookers, and intrigue scientists as well. Yet every once in awhile, Mother Nature produces something that instead makes people scratch their heads and mumble, “What the heck is that?” Case in point: A user on…… Read More

Sarah Sanders Eviscerates Whinebag Pelosi With Epic Message About Gov’t Shutdown

On midnight Saturday, Democrats proved they weren’t bluffing — they were willing to do almost anything for illegal immigrants, including shuttering the government. Democrats in the Senate refused to vote for a continuing resolution that would keep the government open, insisting instead that any resolution reinstate former President Barack Obama’s program for illegal aliens —…… Read More

Linker, Liberalism, Deneen

Here’s a good column by Damon Linker on Patrick Deneen’s hot new book Why Liberalism Failed. Yale University Press did not anticipate how popular this book would become, and is still rushing more into print. If you want to read it now, you have to get it on Kindle, though hardbacks are going to be… Read More

GOP Lawmaker: “Absolutely” the FISA Memo IS THE SMOKING GUN (Video)

On Saturday Rep. Dave Joyce announced that the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSIC) had launched the process to release the explosive FBI-FISA-Russia classified memo. Great news! Our efforts to #ReleaseTheMemo have been effective and the HPSIC plans to begin the process to release the FBI/FISA/Russia memo. This may take up to 19+ Congressional… Read More

Shutdown politics, a leftist’s take

(Paul Mirengoff) David Leonhardt is an op-ed columnist and associate editorial page editor at The New York Times. Obviously, he writes “from a liberal progressive perspective.” Leonhardt is urging Democrats to capitulate on the shutdown. He wants them to “accept[] a short-term funding bill that ends the shutdown and diffuses the tension.” Why? Because “the… Read More

THERE’S MORE? Chairmen Nunes & Gowdy Plot Releasing Supporting Documents With Explosive FISA Memo

According to the Washington Examiner‘s Byron York, Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) and Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) huddled together Saturday to discuss a “never-before-used procedure” for releasing the “shocking” FISA abuse memo.  Washington Examiner reports: There’s no doubt Republicans want the public to see the classified memo. To get it… Read More

BOOM! White House Voicemail Trolls Dems: ‘We Can’t Take Your Call Right Now Because Congressional Dems Are Holding Funding Hostage’ (AUDIO)

The Trump administration is putting America first and the Senate Democrats dug in their heels Friday night, shutting down the government in favor of illegal aliens. The Schumer Shutdown went in to effect shortly after midnight Saturday. The White House immediately came out swinging and attacked Chuck Schumer and obstructionist loser Democrats. White House Press… Read More

Chairmen Devin Nunes & Trey Gowdy Plot “Never-Before-Used Procedure” To #ReleaseTheMemo

According to the Washington Examiner‘s Byron York, Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) and Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) huddled together Saturday to discuss a “never-before-used procedure” for releasing the “shocking” FISA abuse memo.  Washington Examiner reports: There’s no doubt Republicans want the public to see the classified memo. To… Read More

Polling Shows Tax Bill Provides Boost For GOP in Mid-Terms

Republicans are retiring by the dozen, signaling a bad year for the party in the midterms. But recent polling is showing a sharp turnaround from one clear point: the tax bill. Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) addresses the House of Representatives on December 19, 2017 in support of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. It’s all… Read More

It’s Not Race, It’s Culture

Compare and contrast these two passages from Robert D. Kaplan’s 1994 Atlantic essay The Coming Anarchy: The Minister’s eyes were like egg yolks, an aftereffect of some of the many illnesses, malaria especially, endemic in his country. There was also an irrefutable sadness in his eyes. He spoke in a slow and creaking voice, the… Read More

TRUMP Thumps Democrats Again for Putting Interests of Illegals Over US Citizens

On Friday night Democrats shut down the US government for illegal alien rights. The minority party cut off military paychecks in favor of DREAMER illegal immigrants. The US Senate will vote on the #SchumerShutdown Monday at noon. President Trump slammed the Democrats all weekend over the shutdown. Great to see how hard Republicans are fighting… Read More

Wait.. What? Loretta Lynch Already Knew Comey Would Let Hillary Go Free When Announcing She Would Accept FBI’s Conclusion

Additional text messages sent and received by disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok have been handed over to Congress, reports the Associated Press. According to an exchange between Strzok and Bureau lawyer Lisa Page, then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch reportedly knew former FBI Director James Comey would let Hillary Clinton off the hook in her email investigation when she announced the Justice… Read More

The Disgraceful Howard Dean

(Steven Hayward) Former Vermont governor and presidential candidate Howard Dean appeared recently on a panel on free speech at Kenyon College, where he grossly mischaracterized the lamentable events at Yale University in the fall of 2015, where a student mob screamed at Nicholas Christakis for his wife’s sin of writing an email saying students should… Read More

College IS for Dummies: Harvard Government-Run Internet Edition

One of our ongoing, recurring themes is – College IS for Dummies. Colleges and universities aren’t education facilities. They are continued indoctrination centers – they pick up where government schools K-12 leave off. Government schools indoctrinate the radicals – colleges activate the radicals. The Academies have for more than half a century been packed to… Read More

High noon in the US Senate: Dems caving?

Can the US Senate come up with a deal to reopen the government for another three weeks? Thousands of federal workers found themselves with extra time this morning after a weekend of haggling in the upper chamber, and they may be able to spend even more time with their families. Majority leader Mitch McConnell has… Read More

CNN: Government Shutdown Could Result in Asteroid Strike

No, they actually said that. The same network that suggested a lost Malaysian airplane fell into a black hole — and won an award for their reporting — also wants you to know that, due to the government shutdown, Earth is at risk for a strike from an undetected asteroid. In fact, according to CNN’s… Read More

Podcast: Failures Of #MeToo, Sex, And Woes Of Modern Dating

On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, Mary Katharine Ham and Inez Stepman address the current dating scene and the current sex panic that feminists are finding themselves in. They discuss the Aziz Ansari story and other stories of women who conflate victimhood with bad dating. “The Left has a fundamentally different view, not… Read More

The Insanity of a ‘Limited’ Attack on North Korea

Luke O’Brien bats down the crazy notion of giving North Korea a “bloody nose”: The allure of a punitive strike on North Korea is its seeming simplicity. North Korea continues its missile testing, or opts to detonate another nuclear device in a test shaft, and the United States fires a few missiles and fixes the… Read More

From foreplay to foreknowledge

(Scott Johnson) We learn from Senator Johnson’s letter to FBI Director Wray that the Department of Justice has turned over 384 pages of text messages between FBI counterintelligence officer Peter Strzok and FBI attorney Lisa Page. Now we know that five months’ of text messages between the infamous FBI couple during the critical period culminating… Read More