National Review

The GOP Can't Win a DACA Debate It Won't Have

When President Obama enacted DACA by executive order in June 2012, over the virtually unanimous opposition of GOP elected officials, one Republican senator reacted indignantly, saying over Twitter that it was “a classic Barack Obama move of choosing politics over leadership.” That senator was Lindsey …

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Washington State Congresswoman Tells March for Life about Her Miracle Baby

At the March for Life rally on the National Mall this afternoon, Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler (R., Wash.) told the story of her daughter Abigail to illustrate the value of every unborn life. As she stood on the stage with her husband and children, Herrera …

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This Day in Liberal Judicial Activism-January 19

1972—The judicial takeover of school funding in New Jersey commences as state trial judge Theodore Botter rules (in Robinson v. Cahill) that New Jersey’s funding system, which relies heavily on local property taxes, violates the state constitutional provision, dating from 1875, that declares that the …

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Friday links

For Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s birthday, here’s a list of her birthday catastrophes. If Cooties Were Real, What Disease Would They Be? Weird Beauty Hacks of Yesteryear. On January 21 – It’s Stonewall Jackson’s birthday – here’s the story of his left arm’s separate grave. …

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Preparing for the #SchumerShutdown

From the last Morning Jolt of the week: Preparing for the #SchumerShutdown I’m not a fan of government shutdowns, as a matter of principle — we paid for this government, we ought to be getting its services — or as a political strategy, because it …

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A Conservative Energy Reset

Conservatives crave an energy-policy reset. Timing is essential, and given last week’s decision by federal regulators to reject the Trump Energy Department’s proposal to subsidize old power plants, that time has arrived. The conservative answer to the administration’s anti-competitive bid lies in embracing future-shaping competitive …

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The Greatest Showman and Darkest Hour: Showmanship and Leadership

The Greatest Showman, about Phineas T. Barnum, is interesting mostly for its politics while Darkest Hour, about Winston Churchill, is ideological theater. That may seem topsy-turvy but it reflects the fact that we have entered a strange (dark?) period in which show business flaunts its …

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Trump’s Nuclear Posture Review Must Keep Us Safe

Bad decisions produce undesirable consequences, which is why the U.S. needs to make wise decisions about its nuclear posture. A bad decision on nuclear policy could lead to greater proliferation of nuclear weapons, a fundamentally more violent world, and devastating attacks against us and our …

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Poetry

DISASTER RELIEF Three cuts I’ve gotten from the box knife’s blade, and needlessly I wonder — will they heal? as we remove debris for those who stayed. My last guess in the word game is “unreal,” for this is not the way my thinking goes, …

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Babe in the Woods: Journalism in the Age of Clickbait­­

The kerfuffle over the flimsy sexual allegations made by a photographer named “Grace” against comedian Aziz Ansari is not evidence that the #MeToo movement against sexual assault, abuse, and harassment has failed. Altering the risk–reward ratio for the men who commit such transgressions, especially against …

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