National Review

‘Buckle Up’

I never expected to be thinking about Susan Rosenberg this weekend. But Andy McCarthy writes of her in his excellent piece about Charlottesville, Trump, etc. As you may recall, President Clinton was very busy during his last few hours in office. He did a lot …

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Should We Starve Alzheimer's Patients?

The idea of starving a helpless elderly person to death used to be thought of as the most egregious crime. An abhorrence. Now, for some, it is merely another form of “death with dignity.” The assisted suicide advocacy organization Compassion and Choices–formerly the more honestly …

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Stop Making the Absurd Argument that 'Far-Right' Extremists Are More Dangerous than Jihadists

Ever since the alt-right terror attack in Charlottesville, I keep seeing the same tired (and utterly absurd) argument online. Far-right terrorists, some say, are more dangerous than jihadists. To support this nonsense, they tend to cite garbage studies that, among other things, 1) omit the …

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This Day in Liberal Judicial Activism-August 20

1985—Extending an error it made two years earlier, the Sixth Circuit (in Policy v. Powell Pressed Steel Co.) distorts ordinary contract principles as it construes a collective bargaining agreement to confer lifetime health-insurance benefits on retirees. Never mind that the agreement contained a provision providing …

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Automation, Unemployment and Moravec's Paradox

Writing in the Guardian, here’s Larry Elliott on automation. The whole article is well worth a read, even if it’s too simplistic to argue (as he does) that the Luddites were wrong. Over the longish term they most certainly were. The industrial revolution paved the …

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Three and a Half More Years!

The campaign to make Donald Trump president of these United States was a terrible idea. The campaign to drive him from office is a worse one. House Democrats Brad Sherman of California and Al Green of Texas filed articles of impeachment against Trump in July. …

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Trumping Kabila

It’s a government so lawless it thinks it can murder U.S. citizens with impunity. A government so indifferent to family values that it holds up adoptions for years on bogus technicalities, letting children die who had been destined for American homes. A government whose people …

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They're Hiring in Fargo

Waiters rank second only to cabdrivers for the title of Lazy Journalist’s Best Friend, and in my defense I can only say that (a) I’m really more of an editor than a journalist and (b) I’m posting on vacation, so you can’t call me lazy. …

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Re: On Charlottesville, Trump, and Anti-Americanism

Andy McCarthy has a great piece today where he fleshes out how hardcore, violent, leftist radicals are still admired, romanticized and lionized among mainstream American liberals. While, mainstream conservatives are expected – rightly – to denounce the alt-right, the Klan, neo-Nazis, et al., liberals take …

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When Czars Resign

When I read about the president’s entire Arts Council resigning, I cheered. Who expected that a handful of America’s culture czars would, surprisingly, step out of the way and give up their undemocratic, though tax-funded, authority? The resigners included such millionaires as artist Chuck Close, …

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