Is the Iran deal good for us?

30 May 2015, 4:44 pm

(Scott Johnson)Intelligence Squared US arranged one of its excellent debates on the upper West Side of Manhattan this week. The debate had as its subject the merits of President Obama’s pending arrangement with Iran. Addressing the proposition that the deal is good for the United States, the d

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The American Spectator

O'Malley Once Compared George W. Bush to the 9/11 Terrorists

So now that Martin O'Malley is officially seeking the Democratic Party nomination, let me take this moment to remind you that this is the same man who once compared former President George W. Bush to the 9/11 terrorists when he objected to proposed budget cuts. Here is what he said at the Nati

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This morning, we learned that Bill Clinton won't accept an award from your organization unless you also offer him a cool half million for the Clinton Foundation — and it doesn't matter if your organization is doing the Lord's work of helping victims of the Indonesian tsunami, either, as super
“Prestidigitation” is a word much beloved by professional authors. It is long, it has an appealing sound and rhythm, yet it is fairly self-explanatory. You get to show off your vocabulary and skill without losing the reader, which is itself a feat of… well, prestidigitation, i.e.
“Prestidigitation” is a word much beloved by professional authors. It is long, it has an appealing sound and rhythm, yet it is fairly self-explanatory. You get to show off your vocabulary and skill without losing the reader, which is itself a feat of… well, prestidigitation, i.e.

The Federalist

The Federalist Radio Hour: Bill McMorris and Sean Davis

Ben speaks with Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon about the moral state of America.

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Social conservatives think the country is more pro-life. But the label doesn't reveal what people really think.
In addition to the obvious, concrete benefits of a successfully completed DIY project, there are a number of valuable life lessons embedded in the work.
The only thing that's inevitable in politics is crushing disappointment. So you might as well be entertained.

The Washington Free Beacon

The Jewish Revolt

Bruce Hoffman’s Anonymous Soldiers is a deftly written account of the Jewish revolt against the British in 1940s Palestine. Despite its scholarship—it draws heavily on recently declassified British documents—and its significant bulk, it is a page-turner that leaves the reader feeli

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30 May 2015, 4:00 am

On December 27, 1894, thousands of spectators braved the winter chill and massed outside the main courtyard of the Ecole Militaire in Paris. They gathered to witness the humiliation of Alfred Dreyfus, an army officer just convicted of passing secret documents to Germany. Through a fence, they saw Dr
China has unveiled a new twin-fuselage drone that analysts say will give the People’s Liberation Army long-range surveillance and strike capabilities. The Shen Diao, or Divine Eagle, remotely piloted aircraft is being developed by China’s Shenyang Aircraft Corporation and appears from C

Big Government

Pope Francis' Disturbing Cuba Activism

On Wednesday, President Barack Obama announced that the United States would be changing its policy toward Cuba, opening a Havana embassy and expanding travel. “Through these changes, we intend to create more opportunities for the American and Cuban people and begin a new chapter among the na

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President Barack Obama revealed his favorite film of the year to People Magazine in an interview released on Wednesday.  Obama named Richard Linklater’s Boyhood his favorite movie of 2014.  “Boyhood was a great movie,” he told People Magazine. “That, I think,
On Wednesday's broadcast of ABC's "World News," network report Cecilia Vega confirmed North Korea was behind the cyber-attack on Sony. “Tonight, ABC News has learned federal investigators have determined North Korea is responsible for the worst corporate cyber-attack in history,” Vega
Minnesota State Representative Greg Davids is calling for embattled MIT economics professor Jonathan Gruber, the "architect" of Obamacare, to return all $329,000 he was paid by the state of Minnesota as a subcontractor on a 2011 contract to analyze the state's plan to develop its Obamacare he

American Thinker

Wake up, Tiger Mom!

Politically cultivated victimhood is merely a justification for power. Not every affirmative-action minority is a disadvantaged victim... above all, Asians.

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30 May 2015, 12:00 am

The polls prove it: things are only going to get worse for Mrs. Clinton.
The debate, set in the Upper West Side of Manhattan, was lively and informative but also distressing.  The winner was a surprise.
Now it is men's fault that some women are more attractive than others.

Heritage Foundation

The Founders’ Model of Welfare Actually Reduced Poverty

Which approach to welfare policy is better for the poor: that of the Founders or that of today’s welfare state? The more we spend on... Read More The post The Founders’ Model of Welfare Actually Reduced Poverty appeared first on The Daily Signal.

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Retired Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal has penned a revealing book—but its revelations are not intentional. The combat veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan and his team... Read More The post Stanley McChrystal’s Accidental Exposé About the Military appeared first on The Daily Signal.
“We’ve got to figure some way out of this.” That’s Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, referring to congressional deadlock over key provisions of the Patriot... Read More The post How the Government Should Go About Gathering Data appeared first on The Daily Signal.
What do you do if you’re pursuing unpopular interests that are contrary to the public good? How do you force change in a democratic republic... Read More The post Here’s How We Combat Cultural Cronyism appeared first on The Daily Signal.

How Dishonest is Barack Obama?

A week ago Friday was an unusual day for the editorial page of The New York Times. An unsigned editorial in the paper lashed out at the president for his public statements about reengaging in Iraq.

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29 May 2015, 11:01 pm

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) committed two high political offenses against the Republican establishment this past week causing some party leaders and bloggers to attack Senator Pauls motives and engage in some old-fashioned fear mongering.
While Cecile Richards and her pro-choice allies in the abortion industry may be gleefully reading over the new Gallup poll today on abortion views in this country, once they dig a little deeper, its obvious that they should hold off on opening the champagne bottles.
The media should be having a field day with presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. For her entire political life, Hillary Clintons name has been synonymous with scandal.

The Corner

Have You Given Yet?

From a $50 contributor to our spring fundraising drive: A now-and-then but lately religiously faithful reader of NR since c. 1970. NR is a national treasure. Sorry that my treasure is such that I can’t afford to contribute more. Donate here.

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From a professor at my alma mater, Catholic University, previewing a speech he will be given at Notre Dame: 1. One reason why state might encourage attacks on marriage is because it reminds us that there’s something natural on which state depends. — Chad Pecknold (@ccpecknold) May 30
Carolyn Maloney is at it again. Per The Hill: House Democrat Rep. Carolyn Maloney (N.Y.) has introduced a bill that would require gun owners to carry liability insurance. The Firearm Risk Protection Act, unveiled Friday, would require gun buyers to have liability insurance coverage before being

30 May 2015, 8:01 am

Bloomberg (my emphasis added): Deposit withdrawals from Greek lenders gathered pace in April as a standoff between the anti-austerity coalition and its creditors renewed doubts about the country’s future in the euro area. Deposits by households and businesses fell to 133.7 billion euros ($

Red State

Communist China is still Communist

As America and Japan inch closer to confrontation with China over competing interests in the South China Sea, it's useful to remind people that, contra the Left's attempts whitewash the Chinese Communist Party's actions, the communist party is still communist. If anything President Xi Jinping's reg

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It started out as a typical Saturday morning. Wake up, get some coffee, check Twitter, see outrage of the day, move on. Today, it was stand-up-turned-pundit Dean Obeidallah's turn to provide the outrage.   So, okay, Obeidallah is probably upset at the protesters wielding guns at a mosque to pr
Ross Ulbricht, aka the Dread Pirate Roberts, founded an online crime syndicate using the Tor network. Drugs, human trafficking, guns, and even possibly murder for hire were traded in the network. He was caught, and he got life in prison. These are the threats, not monitoring terrorists. The Obama a
Going back to the point I made earlier in the day, I don't have to make up lies about Democrats. If I can't develop a migraine by the end of the day just seeing what they are doing in the open I'm just not trying. Case in point. To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami,