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Never Trumpers Divided | National Review

Over at Bloomberg View, I point out that Trump’s Republican opponents don’t agree with one another on anything except for Trump’s unfitness. Should Republicans moderate on social issues? Embrace a more populist message on economics? Reject nationalism or try to ennoble it? You’ll find conservative anti-Trumpers on both sides of ...

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Blurred Lines? Not Really | National Review

Douglas Murray makes a good point (though perhaps overtaken by events) that Al Franken’s conduct in 2006 might not be sufficient to justify the expulsion from the Senate that some conservatives have advocated. But by characterizing the call for expulsion, or at least hearings, as blurring “the difference between bad ...

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Environmentalist Attack Against Capitalism in NYT

The New York Times rarely publishes an op/ed piece with which its hard left-wing editors have a significant disagreement. Which makes a frontal attack on capitalism as the primary cause of environmental degradation and the global warming, by Benjamin Y. Fong, a notable development. From, “The Climate Crisis? It’s Capitalism, Stupid:” The real culprit ...

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What the Heck Is Wrong With People?

Post-Weinstein America has outed its latest predator. None other than Charlie Rose: Eight women have told The Washington Post that longtime television host Charlie Rose made unwanted sexual advances toward them, including lewd phone calls, walking around naked in their presence, or groping their breasts, buttocks or genital areas. The ...

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Land-Use Restrictions Hurt the Economy, Ordinary Americans: Study

Something seems wrong with the American economy, despite strong headline numbers. Nine years into the expansion, GDP and productivity growth remain below their long-term trends. According to a working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, restrictive land-use regulations in California and New York are a major reason why. The paper, ...

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John Cogan’s “The High Cost of Good Intentions” — Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson

How old are entitlement programs in the United States? Entitlement programs are as old as the Republic, according to John Cogan, former deputy director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and a Hoover Institution senior fellow. John Cogan joins Peter Robinson to discuss his latest book, The ...

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Susan Collins’s Tax Demands | National Review

There are a lot of things I don’t like in the House and the Senate tax bills. I haven’t been shy about them. Yet even I recognize that the parts of the bills that I don’t like, while bad economics, may be politically necessary in order to get two of ...

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A Small Defense of Trump’s Tweet About LaVar Ball

A Ball Goes Out of Bounds A minute, qualified, half-defense of Trump’s otherwise inexcusable tweet about the three UCLA players who were arrested in China and ultimately released… If you don’t watch much sports television or listen to sports radio, you may not know who LaVar Ball is. He had ...

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Al Franken | National Review

He was very likely going to survive the Leeann Tweeden imbroglio. What would put him in real danger would be an accusation from his time as senator and/or any suggestion that he’s a repeat offender. The latest accusation from a woman who says Franken grabbed her backside during a photo at ...

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‘This Horror Show’ | National Review

Needless to say, Twitter is a forum for Trump airing his instinctual reactions, and very often it isn’t pretty. But his gut appears to be in the right place on trophy hunting: Big-game trophy decision will be announced next week but will be very hard pressed to change my mind ...

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