National Review

You’ve Earned a Little Victory Dance This Morning, GOP!

Go ahead and do a little dance this morning, Republicans! Watch to see if the conventional wisdom on Jon Ossoff as a candidate changes quickly. (I can’t tell whether Jonah is serious when he refers to Ossoff as a ‘hipster dufus candidate’.) Remember, heading into …

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Hard Choices, Hard Lives

When people under dictatorship decide to go dissident, they make a choice with huge consequences. (Almost invariably, they will tell you they did not “decide” to go dissident; they could simply do no other.) They set off a chain of events for themselves, and for …

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Addicted to the Apocalypse

We are in love with the apocalypse. Doomsday thinking justifies anything. If Armageddon lies just beyond the horizon, then all measures are worthwhile in staving it off. Armageddon simplifies the complex. It makes all decisions clear. Judeo-Christian moral qualms are minimized in the face of …

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In Praise of Gerrymandering

For a century, the gerrymander was an ordinary part of U.S. politics. And, then, the unthinkable happened: Republicans got really, really good at it. The gerrymander, named for Massachusetts governor Elbridge Gerry (he also served as James Madison’s vice president) takes its name from a …

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Free Speech Isn’t Always a Tool of Virtue

There’s a tension so deep in how we think about free expression, it should rightly be called a paradox. On the one hand, regardless of ideology, artists and writers almost unanimously insist that they do what they do to change minds. But the same artistes, …

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Live Results from Georgia and South Carolina

Courtesy of our friends over at Decision Desk HQ, here are the live results from the special elections in both GA-6 and SC-5. (To update the charts, please refresh the page.) For a preview of the race in Georgia’s sixth district, take a look at …

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NR Tweets the Georgia Special Election

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The Washington Post vs. Free Speech

The Washington Post was even worse on this issue, editorializing that the denial of a trademark to the Redskins was a “victory for tolerance.” It cheered the idea that senators would use their power over the tax treatment of the team to force a name …

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One-and-a-Half-Cheers for the New York Times

In the wake of the unanimous decision by the Supreme Court holding up First Amendment protections for offensive speech, the New York Times has changed its position. The decision is likely to help the Washington Redskins, who lost their trademark protections in 2014 after years …

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A Brutal North Korean Crime That Must Not Be Forgotten

Let’s not mince words: Otto Warmbier was an American kid who made one foolish mistake, one that should not have cost him his life. The North Korean regime arrested him on unjust grounds, possibly as a bargaining chip in negotiations, and ultimately tortured him to …

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