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A Brutal North Korean Crime That Must Not Be Forgotten

From the Tuesday edition of the Morning Jolt: 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 …

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The Inside Story or William F. Buckley Jr.'s Crusade against the John Birch Society

Editor’s Note: The following is Part Two of an excerpt from Alvin S. Felzenberg’s new book, A Man and His Presidents: The Political Odyssey of William F. Buckley Jr. It is reprinted here with permission. Part One can be found here. Of all the crusades …

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What Conservatives and Libertarians Should Learn from Grenfell

The fire that consumed Grenfell Tower last Wednesday was an unimaginable sort of horror. Parents threw children out of windows to onlookers below; entire households perished; there are reports that no one from the top three floors survived. The death toll is still increasing. It …

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The Architecture of Regime Change

The problem with the election of President Donald J. Trump was not just that he presented a roadblock to an ongoing progressive revolution. Instead, unlike recent Republican presidential nominees, he was indifferent to the cultural and political restraints on conservative pushback — ironic given how …

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Keep Newt’s Old Seat in GOP hands

Tuesday’s special election in Georgia’s sixth congressional district will decide whether Republican Karen Handel or Democrat Jon Ossoff occupies the seat once held by former House speaker Newt Gingrich. Former House Budget Committee chairman Tom Price, M.D. recently vacated GA-6 to become health and human …

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Berlin Considers Banning Ads That Show ‘Beautiful but Dumb’ Women

Berlin is considering banning advertisements that show “beautiful but dumb” women, according to reports from local news sources. According to The Local, a publication that reports Germany’s news in English, Berlin voted to ban “sexist” billboards in 2016, and officials are now debating what exactly …

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Bernie Sanders, Theocrat

Except perhaps for his faith in the power of the human will to overcome economic reality, Vermont senator Bernie Sanders is an unreligious man. An article in Religion News Service last year called him “perhaps the least religious person in the 2016 race” — a …

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America’s War against ISIS Is Evolving into an Invasion of Syria

There was always going to be a reckoning. When President Obama began the American war against ISIS in 2014 — a belated and necessary step to stop ISIS’s blitzkrieg across Iraq — there was a lingering question: Then what? If and when we defeat ISIS …

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$255,694

National Review’s Spring Webathon ends tomorrow, fittingly, it being the last day of Spring. Our goal is to raise $264,000. We’re close. Thousands of NRO denizens have given generously (you are just the very best readers anywhere — we are quite appreciative). Look at that …

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A Bad Argument for Legalizing Marijuana

Bihar is one of the poorest states in India: About one-third of the population is illiterate, the worst figure in the country, and the average worker makes a bit over $500 a year. It is the most densely populated state in India, yet the second-least …

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