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People Who Need ‘People’

I open my new Jaywalking with a little meditation on the people. I mean, “the people” as a phrase, in the mouths of politicians. I even play a little music — the opening of Frederic Rzewski’s variations on “The People United Will Never Be Defeated!” (Rzewski is a dyed-in-the-wool leftist, but, I must tell you, he is also a good ...

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Robert Mueller’s Alarming, Reassuring Indictment

Earlier today Robert Mueller’s office announced the indictment of a Russian “Internet Research Agency” and a number of Russian nationals for various crimes related to their efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election. For those who haven’t had time to read the entire 37-page document, the indictment alleges a comprehensive scheme to use social media to sow discord in the ...

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The Russian Indictments

A couple of points: 1) The indictments are clearly an exemplary act, since the Russians are never going to go to trial. I’ll defer to our lawyers on the legal wisdom of that, but as an American, I’m glad to see these people called out by name and their malfeasance aired out in detail; 2) The political activism described is ...

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Coverage of the Florida Tragedy is Driven by Anger, Not by Race

I’ve largely stayed out of the latest frenzy of commentary about the shooting in Florida, because as I’ve written many times before, I hate the post tragedy argle-bargle (how much I hate it is on full display in today’s G-File). Everything has been said before – itself an indicator of how depressingly common these horror shows have become – but ...

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A Specific, and Unheeded Warning to the FBI

On the heels of yesterday’s discussion of just how many “red flags” surrounded the Lakeland shooter, the Federal Bureau of Investigation issued a stunning statement that confirms that sometimes, someone can see something, say something… and law enforcement authorities will not act upon the warning: On January 5, 2018, a person close to Nikolas Cruz contacted the FBI’s Public Access ...

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Scott Pruitt’s Flying First-Class Was Avoidable, But Not a Scandal

EPA administrator Scott Pruitt’s decision to fly first- or business-class is hardly a scandal. According to a Politico report, it turns out the decision was his security team’s — not his — and was taken after “he was approached in the airport numerous times, to the point of profanities being yelled at him and so forth.” Politico’s source, EPA Office ...

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Houston, We Have Conference

Dallas, too. On Tuesday, March 6 (Big D), and Wednesday, March 7 (Houston), the NR gang will be in Texas as part of National Review Institute’s cross-country “Remembering William F. Buckley Jr.” program to champion the Buckley Legacy as we mark the tenth anniversary of our founder’s death. In Houston, David French, Kevin Williamson, Rich Lowry, Lee Edwards (author of ...

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National Review Summer Internship

National Review is accepting applications for its summer internship. The intern will work in our New York office, receive a modest stipend, participate in every part of the editorial process, and have some opportunities to write. The ideal candidate will have an excellent academic record and some experience in student or professional journalism. If you wish to apply, please send ...

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The Editors: Another Horror

Check out the latest episode of The Editors, in which Rich, Reihan, Michael Brendan Dougherty, and Dan McLaughlin discuss the shooting in Florida, Congress’s immigration debate, and more. You can subscribe to The Editors on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, and TuneIn. You can also download this episode here. ...[READ MORE]   SOURCE: National Review

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Is an Assault-Weapon Ban the Solution?

Louis Klarevas of the University of Massachusetts at Boston contends that an assault-weapon ban would result in “drastic reductions in what I call gun massacres,” meaning incidents in which six or more people are killed. His data indicate that fatalities from these incidents fell during the years the previous assault-weapon ban was in effect: The pattern here is real; it ...

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