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Against Myself | National Review Online

nationalreview.com — My Corner post from last night has been given a new headline on the homepage: "The Prosecutor Was Right." That wasn't my doing and I'm not sure what I wrote easily lends itself to such a strident headline. My post was originally titled "Thoughts on tonight" and that's all they were.
Nov 25, 2014

"Even in this obscenely polarizing chapter of American life, not everything is black and white. -- @JonahNRO nationalreview.com/corner/393469/…

Nov 25, 2014

RT @JohnJHarwood: this is excellent @JonahNRO: A post taking issue with my own post on Ferguson. nationalreview.com/corner/393469/… (I'm *not* sure prosecutor was right).

Nov 25, 2014

why does @JonahNRO use the term “lynch mob” to describe attitudes toward Darren Wilson? nationalreview.com/corner/393469/…

Nov 25, 2014

this is excellent @JonahNRO: A post taking issue with my own post on Ferguson. nationalreview.com/corner/393469/… (I'm *not* sure prosecutor was right).

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Chuck Schumer: Obamacare Was a Mistake, But Only In the Timing!

nationalreview.com — From the Wednesday edition of the Morning Jolt: Chuck Schumer: Obamacare Was a Mistake, But Only In the Timing! Let's take a story like this and figure out what the real angle is: Sen. Chuck Schumer upbraided his own party Tuesday for pushing the Affordable Care Act through Congress in 2010.

Cornel West Slams Al Sharpton: 'You Don't Need to Be Center Stage, Brother'

nationalreview.com — Professor Cornel West spoke some serious truth to fellow African-American activist Al Sharpton, accusing him of seeking the limelight while suppressing authentic young voices in the black community. West spoke on Monday at Miami Dade College while on tour for his newest book, Black Prophetic Fire.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @Raffiwilliams: Cornel West Slams Al Sharpton: ‘You Don’t Need to Be Center Stage, Brother’ nationalreview.com/corner/393419/…

Nov 25, 2014

RT @justkarl: Cornel West Slams Al Sharpton: 'You Don't Need to Be Center Stage, Brother' natl.re/1zmLaU7 Ouch.

Reframing Pope Francis as the Gospel Radical He Is

nationalreview.com — Today is the day that my friend Austen Ivereigh's book, The Great Reformer: Francis and the Making of a Radical Pope is released in the United States. It's a good read, providing a better understanding of this man from Argentina, Jose Mario Bergoglio, the first pope from the Americas, who would take the name Francis (which while welcome was really quite radical in itself).
Nov 25, 2014

RT @NROcorner: Reframing Pope Francis as the Gospel Radical He Is: Today is the day that my friend Austen Ivereigh’s book, Th... bit.ly/1y9YHz5

Nov 25, 2014

congratulations, @AustenI, on your new book on @pontifex, just out today in the U.S. natl.re/11WmeHN

Conventional Wisdom | National Review Online

nationalreview.com — The Democrats have scratched Birmingham, Ala., off their list of potential convention cities, and that's probably a good thing: The last time the Democrats put on a big to-do in Birmingham, their supremo was a guy called Bull Connor and there were fire hoses involved.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @cmsandefur: @NRO: Democrats should host their convention in the city their bad policies built natl.re/1Flf9xz

Nov 25, 2014

RT @davidshepardson: .@NRO on Detroit: "an unwholesome slop-pail of woe and degradation that does not seem to belong in North America" natl.re/1raqlfE

Nov 25, 2014

.@NRO on Detroit: "an unwholesome slop-pail of woe and degradation that does not seem to belong in North America" natl.re/1raqlfE

Boehner’s Odd Choice | National Review Online

nationalreview.com — Imagine this scenario. It's 2022. The second-term Republican president, stymied by the Democratic Congress in implementing his signature legislative initiative - the Social Security Reform Act, let's say - takes a series of executive and regulatory actions that cut Congress out of the process.
Nov 25, 2014

Jonathan Turley, attorney from Utah's Kody Brown/ "Sister Wives" case, hired by Boehner to sue Obama: nationalreview.com/article/393411…#utpol

Nov 25, 2014

RT @dnewhauser: National Review op-ed calls for Boehner to fire lawyer suing Obama bc he advocated for polygamy nationalreview.com/article/393411…

Nov 25, 2014

RT @dnewhauser: National Review op-ed calls for Boehner to fire lawyer suing Obama bc he advocated for polygamy nationalreview.com/article/393411…

Nov 25, 2014

National Review op-ed calls for Boehner to fire lawyer suing Obama bc he advocated for polygamy nationalreview.com/article/393411…

My Race-Baiting Revealed | National Review Online

nationalreview.com — So last night I was watching Robert McCulloch's press conference. I spent most of the time making fun of how long he was taking. For instance: "What's really going to piss people off is when he restates the whole thing in Klingon, as per Missouri law."

Living With a True Mother

nationalreview.com — Think a book about a nun is not for you? Think again. In Raymond Arroyo has written a compelling, funny, brutally honest look at a poor kid from Canton, Ohio-who had a remarkably painful childhood-who would become a multimedia pioneer and cloistered nun. How? Why? Huh?

Leader of the West

m.nationalreview.com — In January, there was a rumor that Stephen Harper would appear at CPAC. Harper is the prime minister of Canada, and a Conservative. CPAC is the annual conservative jamboree in Washington, D.C. As a source close to Harper says, it took the prime minister's office "about 30 seconds" to deny that Harper would be speaking at CPAC.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @BCheadle: National Review lauds Stephen Harper as "a conservative flower that has bloomed in unpromising soil." m.nationalreview.com/nrd/articles/3…

Kristof's Cliches | National Review Online

nationalreview.com — Nicholas Kristof starts his latest New York Times column with an op-ed trick that is often attempted but rarely pulled off well: A BOOK, "The Christian Examiner," warns that "ill-clad and destitute" immigrants are "repulsive to our habits and our tastes." A former mayor of New York City cautions that they bring disease, "wretchedness and want" to America.
Nov 25, 2014

Yet another critical take on my immigration column natl.re/1teT3Hr via @NRO

Rand Paul's Opportunistic Ferguson Op-Ed from August . . .

nationalreview.com — doesn't hold up very well. Here was his comment on the confrontation between Michael Brown and Officer Wilson: If I had been told to get out of the street as a teenager, there would have been a distinct possibility that I might have smarted off. But, I wouldn't have expected to be shot.
Nov 25, 2014

Rand Paul's Opportunistic Ferguson Op-Ed from August . . . natl.re/1uUJoKP via @NRO

A Moral, Not Racial, Divide over Ferguson

nationalreview.com — As protests and riots ensue in Ferguson and elsewhere after a grand jury in Missouri decided not to indict the white officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, a black teenager, a little moral clarity is called for. For decades now, we have been told that there is a black-white divide regarding how members of each race perceive racial matters in America.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @DavidLimbaugh: As usual. RT @Holly_Looya: @DennisPrager nails it.U cant call Ferguson a tragedy if u dont believe in objective Truth nationalreview.com/article/393433…

A Victory to Last

nationalreview.com — The 2014 GOP tsunami is the fourth time since World War II that Republicans have picked up control of at least one house of Congress in what can be called a midterm "wave election." In each previous case-1946, 1994, 2010-a Democrat held the White House and Republicans thought the wave presaged his subsequent defeat.
Nov 25, 2014

Will be interested to see if @NRO's policy of charging $0.25 to read an article takes off... nationalreview.com/nrd/articles/3… pic.twitter.com/SAISEUJM3F

The Gift of Gratitude

nationalreview.com — St. Jude's. Food drives. Toys 4 Tots. Coat collections. 'Tis the season for charity. All the world's inspired by Santa once Thanksgiving comes around. Be generous to those around you, one priest implores, guided by the reading of the day. You can't help wondering, though, about the rest of the year.

Does the Fifth Amendment Grand-Jury Protection Still Matter?

nationalreview.com — A number of commentators have argued tonight, with no challenge by their media interviewers, that even if the evidence was insufficient to indict Officer Darren Wilson, justice would have been better served if the grand jury had indicted anyway.

McCulloch’s Decision Not to Recuse Himself Was Appropriate

nationalreview.com — The claim that St. Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch should have recused himself from the investigation of the shooting death of Michael Brown is legally meritless, even if it fits the race-charged narrative urged by many who wanted Officer Darren Wilson to be indicted for murder.
Nov 25, 2014

"McCulloch’s Decision Not to Recuse Himself Was Appropriate" natl.re/1vk7VsD via @NRO

No Deal at All | National Review Online

nationalreview.com — As bold as President Obama's words were in announcing a dramatic new "deal" for millions of illegal immigrants, his administration's legal justification is grounded in the policy's timidity. The only way to justify the president's executive action on immigration is to ignore everything he told the nation Thursday night.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @JonFeere: "Either [Obama] is misleading millions of illegal immigrants, or he’s misleading the American people." nationalreview.com/article/393329… #immigration

Bless His Heart | National Review Online

nationalreview.com — I often say some variation of "don't be so open-minded your brain falls out." Then there's the Robert Frost line, "A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel" (which Frost may have gotten from someone else). Irving Kristol loved to say that a neoconservative is a liberal mugged by reality.

Ferguson: When Tuning into the Media Feels like Complicity in the Violence

nationalreview.com — It's impossible not to feel sick and sad this morning. It's as if the nation tuned into CSI: Ferguson last night and the show the media expected was covered live throughout the night. Turning CNN, etc., off isn't going to end the show, but it may be begin to do so.
Nov 26, 2014

Ferguson: When Tuning into the Media Feels like Complicity in the Violence natl.re/1rnPjCS

Nov 25, 2014

Ferguson: When Tuning into the Media Feels like Complicity in the Violence natl.re/1rnPjCS via @NRO

Nov 25, 2014

RT @TheAnchoress: Ferguson: When Tuning into the Media Feels like Complicity in the Violence natl.re/1rnPjCS via @KathrynLopez

Nov 25, 2014

"Since sometime last night, tuning into national news has felt a bit like complicity." natl.re/1piTMLm

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