National Review

Inside the Delightful Suicide of Gawker

In the history of giving a hostage to fortune, John Cook, a former editor of the former online poison party known as Gawker, merits a special place. He has this to say about his professional aims: “I wanted to write true things about bad people#…#being …

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When Does Life Begin? Pro-Choice ‘Science’ Ignores the Facts.

When a human egg is fertilized, the result is never a newborn platypus. I didn’t need four years of medical school, three years of pediatric residency, three years of neonatal fellowship, and close to two decades of medical practice to tell me that. In fact, …

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This Day in Liberal Judicial Activism-June 29

1972—In Furman v. Georgia, five justices vote to overturn a death penalty as cruel and unusual punishment in violation of the Eighth Amendment but can’t agree on a rationale. Each of the five justices instead issues his own opinion. Despite the fact that the Fifth …

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The Progressive Boomerang

The progressive strategy of investigating President Donald Trump nonstop for Russian collusion or obstruction of justice or witness tampering so far has produced no substantial evidence of wrongdoing. The alternate strategy of derailing the new administration before it really gets started hasn’t succeeded either, despite …

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You gotta have heart, etc.

Not long ago, President Trump celebrated the health-care bill passed in the House, but then he called it “mean.” He said that health-care legislation had to have more “heart.” This gave me a memory of the 2016 campaign — the Republican primaries. Discussing health care, …

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Zen Master Down — Phil Jackson Ousted From the Knicks

Thus ends the “you kids get off my lawn” tenure of Phil Jackson, now former team president of the New York Knicks. Jackson and the team parted ways today after a mercifully brief but endlessly entertaining series of outbursts and mistakes. It turns out that …

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‘Repeal and Replace’? Try ‘Tweak and Move On’

Two Junes ago, when the Supreme Court upheld, 6–3, a challenged provision of the Affordable Care Act, Chief Justice John Roberts, writing for the majority, vented: “Congress wrote key parts of the Act behind closed doors.#…#Congress passed much of the Act using a complicated budgetary …

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Canada's Supreme Court Tries to Take Over the Internet

In a rather surprising move, a judge in Canada has ruled that Justin Trudeau is now the leader of a newly formed world government. Per Fortune: The Supreme Court of Canada ruled against Google on Wednesday in a closely-watched intellectual property case over whether judges …

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Milwaukee Requiring Permits for Pokemon Go Developers to ‘Put’ Pokemon in Public Parks 

In response to last summer’s Pokemon Go craze, the city of Milwaukee started requiring game developers to obtain a permit before making any of its parks a site for people to play their games — and now, one game developer is suing. If all of …

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A Third Try on the Minimum Wage

Another day, another minimum-wage study. This most recent study — the third in the past two weeks, after dueling studies on Seattle’s minimum wage hike from Berkeley and the University of Washington — centers on a curious situation in Denmark. The country ties the minimum …

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