National Review

Krauthammer’s Take: ‘What Trump Did Today Was A Moral Disgrace’

On Fox News, Laura Ingraham offered only a mild critique of President Trump’s comments on the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville. Charles Krauthammer would have none of it. He explained: To critique what [President Trump] did today on the grounds that it distracts from the …

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Where Is the Corporate Disavowal of Black Lives Matter?

Liberal business executives are leaping like lemmings from President Donald Trump’s manufacturing advisory council. Good riddance. These silly-string-spined CEOs have sided with social-justice agitators, Beltway media enablers, and Democratic resistance knuckleheads who believe Trump was wrong to condemn violence and hatred on all sides of …

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Donald Trump Just Gave the Press Conference of the Alt-Right's Dreams

Let’s be very clear about what just happened at Donald Trump’s press conference. He gave the alt-right its greatest national media moment ever. He even called some of them “very fine people.” Don’t believe me? Watch this key statement: Pres. Trump on Charlottesville: “There’s blame …

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"You Have to Ask Yourself, Where Does It Stop?"

As it happens, I addressed the question President Trump raised–if you take down Confederate statues and memorials, will you end up knocking down Monticello next?–in a Bloomberg View column earlier today. Our national mythos has come to celebrate Thomas Jefferson less than it once did: …

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What Trump Could Do — If He Wanted

You know the old expression “Not in my name”? It would be so easy — so easy for President Trump to say to the neo-Nazis and the neo-Confederates and the neo-Klansmen, “Not in my name.” He is good with words, as he tells us. He …

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Has CFPB Director Richard Cordray Violated the Hatch Act?

The so-called Hatch Act generally prohibits executive-branch officers and employees from “run[ning] for the nomination or as a candidate for election to a partisan political office.” (5 U.S.C. 7323(a)(3).) The U.S. Office of Special Counsel, which enforces the Hatch Act and has authority to issue …

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Has CFPB Director Richard Cordray Violated the Hatch Act?

I address that question in this post on the Corner. Continue Reading....

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No, Don’t Remove All ‘Confederate Monuments’

I must take exception to the sweeping nature of Rich Lowry’s column arguing in favor of removal of all “Confederate monuments” from everywhere but battlegrounds and cemeteries, even though I agree with many of his points and with a large portion of his ultimate goal. …

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Ninth Circuit En Banc Petition in Pro-Life Speech Case

In late June, in First Resort, Inc. v. Herrera, a Ninth Circuit panel ruled that a San Francisco false-advertising ordinance that applies only against pregnancy-service centers that don’t provide or refer for abortions is constitutionally permissible. On a divided vote, the panel also ruled that …

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‘Mothball the Confederate Monuments’

I wrote about Confederate monuments in my column today: Robert E. Lee wasn’t a Nazi, and surely would have had no sympathy for the white-supremacist goons who made his statue a rallying point in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend. That doesn’t change the fact that his …

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