National Review

Iceland Eliminates People with Down Syndrome

CBS News reported earlier this week that Iceland is leading the world in “eradicating Down syndrome births.” One might be forgiven for assuming that Iceland has developed an innovative treatment for the chromosomal disorder. It turns out Iceland’s solution is much simpler, and much more …

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Let Ukraine Defend Itself

Say an expert tells you that if you don’t follow his advice, the world or a substantial part of it might go up in flames. You do nothing, and two years later no fire is apparent — but the same expert returns, offering the same …

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Every State Needs Enhanced Penalties for Cop-Killers

The number of ambush-style killings of law-enforcement officers has increased significantly in recent years. In 2016, according to data from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, such killings had risen by 250 percent from the year before and were at their highest level in …

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Conservatism’s Damaging Game of Footsie with the Alt-Right

Last year around this time (and the year before that), I was arguing with some of my fellow conservatives about the insanity of finding any common cause whatsoever with the so-called alt-right. The issue wasn’t that every avowed nationalist who claimed membership in the alt-right …

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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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