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Davos’s Destructive Elites | National Review Online

nationalreview.com — Convening to ring the alarm about global warming, our putative betters and would-be rulers convened in Davos, Switzerland, filling the local general-aviation hangars with some 1,700 private jets.
Jan 25, 2015

RT @BillKristol: Strong @KevinNR on #Davos . Hope the GOP nominates someone who can run effectively against the Davos Democrats. nationalreview.com/article/397131…

Jan 25, 2015

RT @BillKristol: Strong @KevinNR on #Davos . Hope the GOP nominates someone who can run effectively against the Davos Democrats. nationalreview.com/article/397131…

Jan 25, 2015

RT @Steer_Jockey: Straight out of Hayek "The Fatal Conceit" Davos’s Destructive Elites | National Review Online nationalreview.com/node/397131 via @#

Trump: 'No Romney, No Bush'

nationalreview.com — Des Moines, Iowa - Fresh off his declaration that he would've demolished President Obama in the 2012 election, Donald Trump was at his Trump-est, all braggadocio and bravado, as he took the stage at the Iowa Freedom Summit on Saturday. As has become customary, the real-estate mogul floated the possibility of a presidential bid.
Jan 25, 2015

RT @NickTimiraos: Trump on immigration: "We have to build a fence, and it’s gotta be a beauty. And who can build better than me?" nationalreview.com/corner/397123/…

Jan 25, 2015

Trump on immigration: "We have to build a fence, and it’s gotta be a beauty. And who can build better than me?" nationalreview.com/corner/397123/…

What Bobby Jindal Gets about Islam - and Most People Still Don't

nationalreview.com — Footballs are deflating, the president is detached from reality, the Saudi king is deceased, and the sharia state next door, Yemen, is descending into bloody chaos.
Jan 25, 2015

A different take RT What Bobby Jindal Gets about Islam — and Most People Still Don't | National Review Online ow.ly/HUqmt

Top Democrat on Senate Intelligence Committee: Obama's ISIS Strategy Has Failed and It's Time for Special Forces

nationalreview.com — This week, President Obama defended his Middle East strategy as adequate and even successful, but Democratic senator Dianne Feinstein didn't shy away from a frankly different assessment: It's not. "The American people don't want another war," but it's clear that the problems in the Middle East are going to require a new approach, the former Intelligence Committee chairman said.
Jan 25, 2015

RT @20committee: RWNJ DiFI says Obama's anti-ISIS strategy has failed, McCain is right, we need SOF on the ground to make progress nationalreview.com/corner/397137/…

Man Who Escaped ISIS: They Want to Plan an Attack 'More Brutal' than 9/11

nationalreview.com — The Islamic State is "happy" about the air strikes by the United States because it validates their efforts in emerging as a global threat, says a man who escaped after a month with the group.
Jan 25, 2015

RT @NROcorner: Man Who Escaped ISIS: They Want to Plan an Attack 'More Brutal' than 9/11: The Islamic State is “happy” abou... bit.ly/15wRmQ6

Syriza's Moment? Um, Yes.

nationalreview.com — Syriza's Moment? Um, Yes. Greece has voted and, on the basis of early(ish) polls, it looks as if the far-left Syriza has done what it needs to secure an absolute parliamentary majority or come very close. Panic to ensue.

Love Affair Between Iowans, Ted Cruz Continues

nationalreview.com — Des Moines, Iowa - The love affair between the Iowa voters and Ted Cruz is going strong. The Texas senator, pacing across the stage at the Iowa Freedom Summit in a tan blazer and slacks, praised the state's "unique and special role in the political process."
Jan 24, 2015

RT @NROcorner: Love Affair Between Iowans, Ted Cruz Continues: Des Moines, Iowa – The love affair between the Iowa voters and... bit.ly/1yWKTbP

Saturated Fat and Skepticism

nationalreview.com — The headline looks like a hoax - saturated fat does not cause heart disease - but it's real. This news is more than just another example of changing health guidelines. It's a cautionary tale about trusting the scientific consensus. For more than 50 years, the best scientific minds in America assured us that saturated fat was the enemy.

Forcing Doctors to Kill

nationalreview.com — With assisted suicide, abortion, and starving Alzheimer's patients to death on the bioethics agenda, the acute question is raised, whether doctors can be forced to kill-or be complicit in the killing-of human fetuses and born people. Increasingly, the culture of death brooks no dissent-as the splendid Margaret Summerville points out from Canada.

Lion to the Last

nationalreview.com — In June 1945, a month after the Germans' surrender, with the general-election campaign under way, Winston Churchill gave a 21-minute speech by radio. He was 70 years old.

The Pope Should Read Public-Choice Theory

nationalreview.com — Several weeks ago, just before Christmas, Pope Francis gifted members of the Roman curia - the central government, if you will, of the Roman Catholic Church - with an account of the ways in which "sickness, malfunction and infirmity" have infected that holy body.

Ernie Banks, Rest in Peace

nationalreview.com — "He was the warmest and most sincere person I've ever known," Tom Ricketts, chairman of the Chicago Cubs, says of Ernie Banks, who died Friday evening. Warmth and sincerity are virtues that your family and close friends might admire you for.
Jan 24, 2015

RT @NROcorner: Ernie Banks, Rest in Peace: “He was the warmest and most sincere person I’ve ever known,” Tom Ricketts, chairm... bit.ly/1yWunIF

Walker Aims to Bring WI Message to National Stage

nationalreview.com — Des Moines, Iowa - Scott Walker on Saturday told a crowd in Iowa that his accomplishments in neighboring Wisconsin offer a national model for the Republican party. He tacitly argued that he is the leader who can translate his state-level accomplishments to meaningful change on the federal level by making him their presidential nominee.
Jan 24, 2015

RT @NROcorner: Walker Aims to Bring WI Message to National Stage: Des Moines, Iowa – Scott Walker on Saturday told a crowd in... bit.ly/1yWunsp

The Vagina Ideologues | National Review Online

nationalreview.com — I'd like to take a moment to talk with you about sex. Particularly, I'd like to relay a bit of news about the vagina. Ah - that word, surely the most unlyric for that lyric organ; I promise I won't use it again.
Jan 24, 2015

Weirdly, this column cohered after tweeting with @jamespoulos about Inherent Vice. It's about screwing, mostly. nationalreview.com/nrd/articles/3…

Does Deflate-gate Explain the Pats' Super Low Fumble Rate?

nationalreview.com — This is a fascinating study of NFL fumble stats, by Warren Sharp of the Sharp Football Analysis blog: The Patriots' stats are off the charts, relative to all other teams, and have been for a prolonged period. Over the last five seasons, the average NFL team fumble-to-play ratio is 1 in every 50.

Jihad Advances as Freedom Retreats

nationalreview.com — 'The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield, and government to gain ground," Thomas Jefferson in 1788. Changing just one word of this eternal truth renders it even more urgent: "The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield, and militant Islam to gain ground."

Trump Tells Iowans if He Runs, He'll Build Beautiful Fence on Southern Border

nationalreview.com — Fresh off his declaration that he would've demolished President Obama in the 2012 election, Donald Trump was at his Trump-est, all braggadocio and bravado, as he took the stage at the Iowa Freedom Summit on Saturday. As has become customary, the real-estate mogul floated the possibility of a presidential bid.
Jan 24, 2015

While also knowing he's a tool MT @elianayjohnson: Trump may be joke amng establshmntarians, but grassroots love him nationalreview.com/corner/397123/…

Education: 2010: U. Topia

nationalreview.com — Making the perfect the enemy of the good has ignited fires in the minds of men since before togas were the hot new fashion. The word we generally ascribe to this practice, "utopianism," is actually of fairly recent coinage.
Jan 24, 2015

.@iowahawkblog Actually America simply judged against their nostalgia for their own colleges. nationalreview.com/nrd/articles/3…

$43 Hot Dogs, and Other Davos Ridiculousness

nationalreview.com — The ultra-rich alpine assembly in Davos, Switzerland, enters its final day on Saturday, giving the jet-setting elite only 24 hours more to express concerns for the world's poor and marginalized in between their helicopter rides, ski jumps, and spa treatments.