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An International Man of Mystery

A few weeks ago, a British actor died at the grand old age of 90 (probably). Peter Wyngarde’s death was accompanied by wryly affectionate obituaries and, among Brits of a certain age, a certain sadness: For a brief iridescent moment, one of the zanier icons …

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Getting Serious about God

God Is Not Nice: Rejecting Pop Culture Theology and Discovering the God Worth Living For is a new book by Ulrich L. Lehner, a professor of religious history and theology at Marquette University in Milwaukee. We talk about the book’s themes, and he explains why …

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This Day in Liberal Judicial Activism-February 17

1964—In Wesberry v. Sanders, the Supreme Court somehow extracts from the provision in Article I, section 2 that members of the House of Representatives be chosen “by the People of the several States” a supposed mandate that congressional districts in each state have, as nearly …

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The GOP Tax-Cut Gamble

Republican Vern Buchanan has represented Sarasota, Fla., in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2007. He won reelection in 2016 by 20 points. He’s a wealthy former car dealer who hasn’t lacked campaign funds. Nor did his son James, who ran in Tuesday’s special election …

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Trump Needs a Return to King Dollar

The Trump administration and Republicans in Congress have passed one of the best pro-growth tax bills ever. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 makes it to the pro-growth hall of fame along with Ronald Reagan’s 1981 and 1986 tax acts and John F. …

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People Who Need ‘People’

I open my new Jaywalking with a little meditation on the people. I mean, “the people” as a phrase, in the mouths of politicians. I even play a little music — the opening of Frederic Rzewski’s variations on “The People United Will Never Be Defeated!” …

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Gun Control Isn’t the Answer

As usual, it seemed to come out of nowhere. And, as usual, it didn’t. The murderer who took the lives of 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Fla., was on everybody’s radar, from the school authorities to the local police to the FBI, …

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The Russian Indictments

A couple of points: 1) The indictments are clearly an exemplary act, since the Russians are never going to go to trial. I’ll defer to our lawyers on the legal wisdom of that, but as an American, I’m glad to see these people called out …

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In Praise of the New York Times Opinion Section. No, Really.

No one at National Review has ever been guilty of this failing, of course, but some conservatives do have a tendency to the grumpy, the grouchy, and the grumbly. Some of us hear “Happy Holidays” and mutter darkly, “The war on Christmas has begun.” Some …

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Robert Mueller’s Alarming, Reassuring Indictment

Earlier today Robert Mueller’s office announced the indictment of a Russian “Internet Research Agency” and a number of Russian nationals for various crimes related to their efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election. For those who haven’t had time to read the entire 37-page document, …

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