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National Review Podcast — The Editors: The Pretender to the CFPB

Check out the latest episode of The Editors, in which Rich, Charlie, Michael Brendan Dougherty, and Dan McLaughlin discuss the CFPB, Trump’s latest outrageous tweets, tax reform, and more! You can subscribe to The Editors on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, and TuneIn. You can also download this episode here. original article on ...

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Roy Moore Defender’s Bad Logic

Everything David says about Tully Borland’s piece in The Federalist is true. At the risk of piling on, I write here to call attention to a particular argument that Borland makes, one that is evidence of either sloppy logic or plain sophistry. Borland begins the piece by stating the claim ...

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Schumer and Pelosi Decried the Government-Shutdown Tactic in 2013. Will They Now Use It?

Four years ago, Republican lawmakers leveraged the threat of a government shutdown to try and win a fight over health care. Republicans said they would not vote for a spending bill (or a debt-limit increase) unless it delayed or defunded Obamacare, something Barack Obama obviously would block. The government wound ...

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Bruce Rauner, Illinois Governor, Breaks Down

National Review’s latest digital magazine is out today for subscribers, featuring John J. Miller on Bruce Rauner’s Illinois breakdown. Also inside you’ll find Helen Andrews on the turmoil in Zimbabwe, and Ross Douthat reviewing Lady Bird. For access to this and more from the best conservative writers, subscribe to National Review’s digital magazine ...

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Of Course Animals Have Emotions

I am always surprised when stories breathlessly report that scientists have discovered new levels of animal emotions. Here’s a current example. Good grief, who anymore asserts that they don’t experience emotions? Anyone who has owned a dog knows they have emotions and distinct personalities. Anyone watching a mother animal nurture her offspring knows they ...

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What Is the Most Representative State? and More

Today’s Impromptus is headed “Down the hatch, &c.” I begin with war criminals who succeed in killing themselves, such as the Balkan guy the other day. Then there are those who try and fail — such as Tojo. (We nursed him back to health, then hanged him.) (Well, we tried ...

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The Lee-Rubio Amendment | National Review

Ramesh below is absolutely right about the case for the Lee-Rubio amendment making the child tax credit refundable against both income and payroll taxes, and about the weakness of the case against it.  If there’s a point I’d press a little further it would be the distinct appropriateness of allowing ...

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Thursday links | National Review

Winston Churchill was born on November 30, 1874: here he is on Islam, here’s the story of his “Iron Curtain” speech and his “We shall fight on the beaches…we shall never surrender” speech (on the occasion of the evacuation of Dunkirk), and here’s Churchill’s doctor’s note allowing him to drink “unlimited” alcohol in prohibition-era America. Vintage ...

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Al Franken’s Esme Murphy Minnesota CBS Interview — Failed Attempt to Parse & Dodge

Al Franken sat down with a local Minnesota CBS reporter, Esme Murphy, this week and did himself no favors. If you have the time, you should watch it. Franken keeps trying to say he doesn’t remember doing anything wrong, has a different memory than his accusers, etc. But, Franken explains, ...

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A New Allegation Against Al Franken, Garrison Keillor Is Out, and Why We Don’t Believe Them

Sometimes We Just Have to Say, ‘I Don’t Believe You.’ Let’s take a good look at Garrison Keillor’s version of events that led to his dismissal from Minnesota Public Radio. “I put my hand on a woman’s bare back,” he told the Star Tribune by e-mail minutes after MPR’s statement. ...

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