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The Shaming Ritual of Returning Weinstein’s Donations

“Politicians should be under no obligation to return campaign donations from serial-harassing Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein,” writes Quin Hillyer in the Washington Examiner. “Particularly, it is logically incoherent for conservatives who support the Citizens United v. FEC campaign finance regime to call for the return of Weinstein’s money, or indeed ...

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Trump's Health-Care Action

There is nothing wrong in principle with executive orders that clarify how the executive branch is going to exercise the discretion that statutes legitimately give it. Executive orders that rewrite the law in the guise of interpreting it are another matter. The Affordable Care Act granted the executive branch a ...

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Free Speech Defense Charles Cooke Kenyon College Debate

In a debate at Kenyon College September 28, “Hate Speech and the Limits of Free Expression,” Charlie Cooke debated two would-be campus censors, Stephanie Fryberg and Ulrich Baer. I saw the video last night and found myself unable to stop watching — it’s riveting stuff, as NRO’s David French noted of ...

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How the NFL Lost to Trump

I wrote today for Politico about the NFL beginning to buckle on the anthem issue and how Trump’s lines at his Alabama rally played: Since no NFL players were going to be fired, the fundamental issue was never going to be Trump’s lurid overstatement. Instead, the overstatement acted as a ...

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United States Withdraw From UNESCO

Well, it’s a start. The Trump administration announced this morning that the U.S. is withdrawing from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. The administration cited UNESCO’s anti-Israel bias, need for fundamental reform, and financial disarray as its grounds for leaving. The State Department further explained that the U.S. ...

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Campus Chaos: Daily Shout-Downs for a Week, Free Speech Charles Murray

The campus free-speech crisis is escalating. Last night’s disruption of Charles Murray’s speech at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor means that every working day for the past week has seen a significant shout-down. Disruptions are coming at a substantially higher rate than in the second semester of last academic ...

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A Blunt Question: Does Trump Tell the Truth? Does It Matter?

Impromptus today starts with Che Guevara and ends with Richard Pipes: someone who devoted his life to Communism and tyranny, and someone who devoted his to opposing those things. In between, I have President Trump, among other subjects. Back in June, I wrote a post titled “A Separate Question: Veracity.” ...

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Supreme Court Preview — Ramesh Ponnuru, Pacific Legal Foundation & National Review Institute

Last week, Pacific Legal Foundation and National Review Institute held their fourth annual joint preview of the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court term. Ramesh Ponnuru moderated a most informative panel of High Court experts. Grab a cold one and watch: ‘ ].join(”)); } else if( $(‘.story:eq(4)’).length > 0 && !$(‘.story:eq(4)’).hasClass(‘blog-ad-tagged’) ...

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Two Bad Ideas on Bump Stocks

Last week I argued that Congress should take careful action to regulate “bump stocks,” devices that make a common semiautomatic rifle fire almost as quickly as a machine gun. This week I’m reminded that this is Congress we’re talking about. Paul Ryan has said that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, ...

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