National Review

Five Rules for Writers

Editor’s note: This article is adapted from John J. Miller’s new book, Reading Around: Journalism on Authors, Artists, and Ideas. As a professional writer, I’m always trying to improve. I’ve studied the work of the top writers. I’ve debated great opening sentences with colleagues. I’ve …

Read More »

The Missing Democratic Agenda

Oh, to have been a fly on the wall in Elizabeth Warren’s house as people went crazy over the prospect of Oprah 2020. I can only imagine Warren’s reaction. Did she yell at the TV? Mutter under her breath? Immediately call her media consultant in …

Read More »

Authentic Asininity

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is Jonah Goldberg’s weekly “news”letter, the G-File. Subscribe here to get the G-File delivered to your inbox on Fridays. Dear Reader (and the cast of the Gorilla Channel, who get this “news”letter via sign language. Banana.), As the sh**hole continues to …

Read More »

Sh**storm

The latest all-consuming Trump controversy is over his remarks in an Oval Office meeting that he doesn’t want people coming here from “sh**hole” countries (although he may have really said “sh**house” countries, for those who are sticklers for accuracy when it comes to presidential vulgarity). …

Read More »

Country of Origin Matters

Jeremy Carl already noted some of the statistics from Steven Camarota and his colleagues at CIS, but I wanted to post some tables, demonstrating how the national origin of immigrants does matter. This doesn’t mean any given immigrant from a certain place is going to …

Read More »

College Versus Apprenticeships

Why don’t more young Americans go for apprenticeships as opposed to enrolling in college? That question becomes more and more important as a) huge numbers of college “educated” students struggle to repay their student loans, b) many college grads end up working in entry-level jobs …

Read More »

Senator Durbin and the Corruption of the English Language

Some choice nonsense from Senator Durbin: Sen. Durbin on “chain migration”: “I said to the president, ‘Do you realize how painful that term is to so many people? African-Americans believe that they migrated to America in chains. When you speak about [it], it hurts them …

Read More »

Should All Political Meetings Be Taped?

I have been wondering of late if there is a good case for taping all political meetings. I can’t know for sure what Trump said in yesterday’s confab — although, given that there were Republicans there too, and they haven’t pushed back, it seems highly …

Read More »

Don’t Politicize #MeToo

Major 2017 retrospectives all recognized that the avalanche of sexual-harassment allegations that brought down major media moguls, politicians, and journalists was among the year’s most notable events. The #MeToo campaign demonstrated that problems with sexual harassment aren’t limited to captains of industry but are a …

Read More »

Higher Education Needs More Diversity

While seemingly obsessed with promoting diversity based on gender, orientation, ethnicity, and (belatedly) class, the liberal establishment is far less concerned with ideological diversity. Liberals routinely deny or dismiss as irrelevant the underrepresentation of conservatives in the media, Hollywood, and higher education. My goal is …

Read More »

Send this to a friend