National Review

Is Marine Le Pen a ‘Far-Right’ Candidate?

In case you’ve been confused by the last few days of punditry, let me say outright that France is not America. For example, we recently concluded a presidential election in the United States in which many argued that it was imperative to smash the “final …

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America’s place in the world, etc.

Since the 1988 GOP convention, I have been quoting George Bush (the Elder). It was at that convention that he first accepted the presidential nomination. He asked a question, essentially: Is America “another pleasant country on the U.N. roll call, somewhere between Albania and Zimbabwe”? …

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Maxine Waters as Resistance Leader? What a Joke

Are you freaking kidding me? Thirteen-term Democratic congresswoman Maxine Waters, Beltway barnacle permanently affixed to USS Government, is now the fresh-faced “rock star” of the Democratic party. “Auntie Maxine” is stoking the resistance, inspiring Millennials, combating hate, crusading against corruption, and invoking the counterinsurgent cry …

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A Federal Judge Issues a Mostly Meaningless Ruling Against a Mostly Meaningless Executive Order

This afternoon a federal judge did not much at all to stop an executive order that didn’t do much at all. Don’t pay attention to the breathless headlines. Here is what you need to know, in five easy steps. First, Donald Trump signed an executive …

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Ella Fitzgerald’s Century of Swing

One hundred years ago today, Temperance and William Fitzgerald had a baby girl in Newport News, Va. They named her Ella Jane. The proud parents could not know that their daughter would grow up to become a beloved artist, a principal architect of jazz, and, …

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Krauthammer’s Take: Trade War with Canada Is Unlikely and Would Be Gratuitous

Arguing that a trade war with Canada is unlikely, Charles Krauthammer said that feuding with our neighbor to the north would be “gratuitous,” and Trump is most likely trying to get them to loosen their own tariffs: That is the problem with protectionism. If we …

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Washington Post: More Young Republicans Know a Millionaire Than a Muslim

The Washington Post’s Aaron Blake tweets: More young Republicans know a millionaire than a Muslim https://t.co/WSe5T5L199 — Aaron Blake (@AaronBlake) April 25, 2017 I’m not sure why this is all that interesting a stat (or why they went with this picture) but okay. The tweet …

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Handel Campaign Raises $1 Million Online in a Week

In the week since the April 18 jungle primary in Georgia’s sixth congressional district, the Handel campaign has raised over $1 million in online contributions. The race pitted 18 candidates against one another and ended with no outright victor, triggering a runoff competition between Democrat …

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Who Will Take the Threats to Free Speech on Campus Seriously?

Nasty, thuggish attacks on free speech by leftist students, often aided by outside “Antifa” allies, has reached crisis stage. We have a large cadre of people who’d have fit in perfectly with Mao’s Red Brigades because they are eager to enforce ideological purity and punish …

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 ‘I’m Not an Expert, but I Play One on TV.’

‘I’m Not an Expert, but I Play One on TV.’ This would be a better country if those engaged in public debate had a little humility about what they know and what they don’t know. No one is an expert in everything. But we’ve seen …

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