National Review

Pay Hasn't Stagnated for Fifty Years

“Real average hourly wages have not increased for fifty years.” That arresting claim appears in an essay by Matthew Schmitz in the latest issue of First Things. And you can find some support for that reading of the data. The Pew Research Center reports that …

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Roy Moore’s Loss Hardly Represents a Cultural Shift

Yes, it’s great that Doug Jones was able to defeat alleged pedophile Roy Moore on Tuesday — but anyone who actually thinks that this represents some kind of major cultural shift is going to be sorely disappointed. Far too many people seem to believe that …

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The Media, Trump, and Nixon

From my most recent NRO article, about the media’s treatment of Trump: “Specialists in aberrant mass psychology will one day derive great interest and perhaps generate much enlightenment on what it is that has possessed a wide swath of highly intelligent and generally civic-minded Americans …

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On Twitter, Democrats Dramatically Mischaracterize Doug Jones's Victory

Every election seems to bring with it a torrent of wild extrapolation, and last night’s was no different. On Twitter, and beyond, elated Democrats were quick to draw all sorts of conclusions that do not seem to be supported by the evidence. Among them, that …

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Today's Young Adults Are (Probably) Not Particularly Promiscuous

In his letter to the fictional protagonist of “Cat Person,” my colleague Kyle Smith writes: Robert is your seventh sexual partner. You’re 20 years old. Margot, I don’t know what the right number is for you, but seven is too many. #…# I’m from Gen …

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The One Place Where the Feds Should Spend Money on Higher Ed

In a perfect world, the federal government would never have gotten into higher education and now that it has blundered in, would get completely out. In our very imperfect world, however, we should look for ways of changing the federal role in higher education so …

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Uncommon Knowledge: The Second World Wars with Victor Davis Hanson, Part II

Could the Axis powers have won? What are the counterfactuals for World War II? Find out in Part II of this episode as military historian, editor of Strategika, and Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow Victor Davis Hanson joins me to discuss his latest book, …

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Andrew Sullivan Sounds Off — On Everything

My podcast interview with Andrew Sullivan is now up, and it’s a doozy. We get into just about everything, from why he thinks Donald Trump should be removed from office, to his criticism of the #MeToo movement, to a rather heated conversation about his view …

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Congress’s Lack of Fiscal Restraint Hurts Taxpayers

With the divisiveness of tax reform now hidden behind the closed doors of a conference committee, Congress has returned to the only thing that restores bipartisanship on Capitol Hill: spending money. After pushing the deadline off for another two weeks, Congress must now act by …

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Port Authority Jihadist Charged with Federal Terrorism Crimes

The terrorism charges filed in Manhattan federal court on Tuesday against the Port Authority jihadist underscore that, while the rhetoric from the White House is different, the change of administrations from Obama to Trump has not altered the Justice Department’s approach to terrorism: It is …

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