National Review

Confederate Statues Honor Timeless Virtues — Let Them Stay

There are times when I wonder if we’re coming to the harsh, bitter end of the American experiment. The weekend of August 12 was one of them. My wife and I have lived in Charlottesville for the past 14 years, and on Saturday we got …

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Trump Shrinks the Presidency

For decades, thoughtful observers of American politics have called for downsizing the presidency. Under President Donald Trump, they are getting what they asked for, if not in quite the way they had pictured it. That’s the start of my latest Bloomberg View column is about …

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Bannon's Ouster

If I were a committed Trumper, I’d be worried about the president losing his chief ideologist who had a major role in getting him to the White House. Now, the high-level Trump team is overwhelmingly composed of New York Democrats of various sorts — family …

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The Attacks in Catalonia: “Blind” Violence?

Pope Francis on last year’s Nice attack (via the National Catholic Register): Pope Francis condemned the attack on Bastille Day Celebrations in France, calling it an act of “blind violence.” While Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, the man who drove a truck into the 14th July crowds …

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Other Thoughts on Charlottesville

Some additional thoughts on Charlottesville. First, liberals should condemn lawless and violent behavior by those on the Left, and conservatives should condemn lawless and violent behavior by those on the Right. There is a temptation when this is done on both sides to temper that …

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An Appalling Speech by Secretary Tillerson

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has just given an appalling speech. From beginning to end it embraces bean-counting on the basis of race, ethnicity, and sex in order to reach the right percentages of this, that, and the other; the great irony is that he …

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Trump Accurately Blames Both Sides for Charlottesville Mayhem

How dare he? President Donald J. Trump stood before journalists on Tuesday and said the unsayable: “I think there is blame on both sides.” Rather than denounce only the execrable white supremacists and swastika-wielding neo-Nazis who organized Saturday’s hate-o-rama in Charlottesville, Va., Trump observed that …

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Friday links

The Polish Doctors Who Used Science to Outwit the Nazis. Today is the anniversary of the death of Genghis Khan, founder of the Mongolian Empire, prolific spreader of DNA, and climate change hero. Related: Why Genghis Khan’s tomb can’t be found. The Archaeologist: gin infused …

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This Day in Liberal Judicial Activism-August 18

2010—In American Atheists, Inc., v. Duncan, a Tenth Circuit panel holds that the state of Utah violated the Establishment Clause by allowing the private Utah Highway Patrol Association to memorialize troopers killed in the line of duty by erecting large white crosses on public property …

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Put ‘Em in the Hoosegow

This is the last day of a very long work week, maybe one of major consequence as the multiculturalists seek to radically alter public debate and the nature of our democracy, while Islamofascists murder innocent people in Spain in their campaign against freedom and Western …

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