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It Wouldn’t Be ‘Court-Packing’ for Republicans to Expand the Federal Courts

Linda Greenhouse, writing in the New York Times, and Ron Klain, writing in the Washington Post, have criticized our proposal to create new federal judgeships by calling it a court-packing plan. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, it is a court-unpacking plan. It counteracts Democratic court-packing under President ...

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Two New National Review Podcasts: Jaywalking and Projections

I’m pleased to announce that National Review has launched two new podcasts: Jaywalking, with Jay Nordlinger, and Projections, with Kyle Smith and Ross Douthat. Jaywalking, in Jay’s own words, is “an audio version of Impromptus, covering the usual range of topics — but with added touches, such as the playing ...

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Bill Clinton, Harvey Weinstein & Sexual Assault

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‘Jaywalking,’ or, ‘Impromptus on the Air’: A New Podcast from Jay Nordlinger

In 2001 (March), I began my Web column, and called it “Impromptus.” The Web was pretty new at the time, I think — I mean, for magazine sites. I wondered whether anyone was reading. I first wrote for the Web in the summer of 2000, during the Republican convention in ...

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Friday links | National Review

Kids re-enact the first Black Friday. Tomorrow, November 25 is “Evacuation Day, when the British ran ‘way” from New York City at the end of the Revolutionary War. Here’s the story of the young man who slithered up a greased flagpole to rip down the British flag. The Forgotten History of Jingle Bells. ...

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Merkel's Mess

In their editorial on Angela Merkel’s failure (for now) to form a new government, NR’s editors drew attention to the decisive role played by the Free Democrats (FDP), a party that once came as close as Germany could manage to classical liberalism and may finally both be returning to those ...

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Happy Thanksgiving links | National Review

Time to invite the neighbors to dinner, kill them, and take their land.  Here’s a huge roundup of Thanksgiving links: how turkey got its name, why the Lions and Cowboys always play, Ben Franklin’s account of the first Thanksgiving, Buffy Thanksgiving episode (“ritual sacrifice, with pie”), Mark Twain, science, the Thanksgiving birthday pattern, WKRP turkey giveaway (“as ...

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Thanksgiving & America | National Review

Thanksgiving is upon us, so it might be helpful to take a few minutes to reflect on the virtues of giving thanks. In his 2013 Bradley Prize remarks, Yuval Levin offered this succinct definition of conservatism: “Conservatism is gratitude.” There’s something elegant and true about that. One of conservatism’s great ...

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Euthanasia Virus Spreads to Australia

One hundred years ago, people did often die in agony, and yet there was very little talk about legalizing euthanasia. Today, suffering can be greatly ameliorated in almost all cases, and yet the cause of “death with dignity” is promoted more energetically than suicide prevention. Indeed, a suicide-prevention nonprofit has ...

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Al Franken Should Resign, Say 33 Percent of Minnesotans: Poll

Multiple allegations of sexual harassment have turned Minnesotans against Senator Al Franken, according to a poll conducted by KSTP and SurveyUSA. The pollsters found that only 22 percent of 600 Minnesotans surveyed said he should remain in office. Another 33 percent say he should resign, while 36 percent say he ...

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