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National Review Podcast — The Editors: October Baseball Edition

I discuss all this and more in a bonus October Baseball edition of the Editors, with editor of The Slurve, Michael Brendan Dougherty,  and Dan McLaughlin. Dan’s twitter handle is @baseballcrank and believe me, he baseball cranks like you wouldn’t believe in this podcast (something Michael and I learned: never ...

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A Podcast with Kathryn Jean Lopez, Hosted by Jay Nordlinger, September 29, 2017

At the outset, I ask her, “Are you Kathryn Jean Lopez? Are you Kathryn Lopez? What are you?” “I’m K-Lo,” she says. That’s right: People far and wide know her by that nickname, bestowed by John J. Miller (“JJM”). And Kathryn is my guest on a new Q&A. She needs ...

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Trump Tax Plan; President Not Giving Up on Health Care

Check out Bill’s Daily Briefing for Thursday, September 28, where we round up the day’s biggest headlines for your perusal. Take a look. President Claims NFL Owners Are “Afraid” President Trump says many NFL executives and owners are “in a box” and don’t know how to get out of it.  He ...

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Pushing Euthanasia for the Depressed

When it comes to euthanasia, I am rarely wrong. For years, I have argued that the terminal illness limitation is a ruse to get us used to killing as an acceptable answer to suffering. Once society swallowed the poisonous meme, sooner or later the killing license would be expanded to others who ...

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Trump Makes His Case to Makers; Packers Fans Ignore Team’s Request

Check out Bill’s Daily Briefing for Friday, September 29, where we round up the day’s biggest headlines for your perusal. Take a look. Trump Makes His Case to Makers President Trump will address the National Association of Manufacturers today in Washington and will extol the job-creating benefits of his tax reform ...

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Trump Falls Into The Democrats’ Trap on Puerto Rico

This morning’s Saturday Tweetstorm by President Trump continues his self-destructive approach to communications about the disastrous aftermath of Hurricane Maria: The Mayor of San Juan, who was very complimentary only a few days ago, has now been told by the Democrats that you must be nasty to Trump. — Donald ...

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Two New Polls Show That the Anthem Issue May Not Be Good for Trump

In the immediate aftermath of Trump’s comments about the NFL, lots of folks on the Right decided that — regardless of the merits of Trump’s argument — that the politics would work in his favor. After all, the #resistance was moving from wearing vagina hats to actually kneeling during the national ...

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A Big, But Fixable, Problem with the GOP Tax Framework

How many middle-class families get a tax cut and how many get a tax increase from the new Republican tax-reform framework released today depends on some details it doesn’t provide. The relevant parts of the plan 1) increase the standard deduction to $24,000 for married couples, 2) increase the child credit by an unspecified ...

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Roy Moore, Donald Trump & Populism

Roy Moore’s victory in the Alabama Republican primary is a piece of evidence against the claim that the GOP in 2017 is a Trumpian cult of personality. President Trump invested some political capital in this race on behalf of Luther Strange. The president didn’t go full MAGA; at Friday’s rally, ...

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College Students & Cell Phones — Martin Center Article

College students have changed for the worse. Not just their increasing intolerance for points of view they don’t like, but also in the classroom. They have become increasingly distracted and disengaged, says Professor Jason Fertig on this week’s Martin Center Clarion Call. Fertig writes, I noticed less engagement from my students ...

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