Before the Fall
Heart-faced Tyto alba to hunt takes flight
To wind, to wing, in barest light
Through shadows draped with care across the sky
Comes with the dark her hidden cry
Wise the hands which craft the night
East Lansing, Michigan
On either side, the highway’s barren stretch
Is dwarfed by the wide wastes of prairie grass,
Its pale dry leaves weaved with dark heads of vetch
And clumps of sumac shimmering like glass.
When I left here I was young;
I return — a target for stares.
Though my temples are gray
I still speak the local tongue.
Kids smile at me as I pass
And ask me where I’m from.
— Li ...
The trees have shed their leaves at last,
Like something over — done and said.
How shall their settled piles be read
Now that fall is dead and past?
Perhaps like sibyl’s words that wait
On wind to spell ...
‘Another Literary Cornucopia’
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“Fans of Jay ...
Little flower, you live in constant danger:
Likely to be crushed under foot or torn by wind,
Sun-scorched or gobbled by a goat.
These October days streaked with regrets and tears
Are like you, brindled flower, ...
New Nordlinger Collection
“Jay Nordlinger’s range of topics and territory is astonishing; he takes his grateful readers to places they will never go to converse with people they can only dream of meeting. Nordlinger’s abiding themes are courage in the fight ...
Pence: Kaine a ‘Fitting’ Running Mate for Hillary; Both Want to Hike Taxes on ‘Struggling’ Americans
BREAKING: Attackers Enter American University of Afghanistan in Kabul
8:04 AM: The BBC is reporting that 13 people have been killed:
Thirteen people, including seven students, died in an attack by gunmen on the American University in the Afghan capital Kabul, police say.
Two attackers were also shot dead by security ...
Clinton State Department Stonewalled AP for Three Years
It was a long wait.
Today’s blockbuster report from the Associated Press about Hillary Clinton’s meetings with Clinton Foundation donors during her time as Secretary of State contained the following nugget: “The AP sought Clinton’s calendar and ...
Unpopular Former President to Vote for Unpopular Presidential Candidate
Former president Jimmy Carter said Monday that Hillary Clinton is “quite unpopular,” although he will still be supporting her in November.
“It’s been an exciting and unprecedented kind of campaign this year, and unfortunately, the way it’s turned ...
Report: Over Half of Clinton's Non-Government Meetings with Foundation Donors
According to a report from the Associated Press this afternoon, over half of the non-government employees who met with Hillary Clinton during her time as Secretary of State had contributed or pledged money to the Clinton Foundation. Some of these ...
Carville: Save the Clinton Foundation, or People Will Die
Give James Carville credit for loyalty — and for a willingness to say anything.
The prominent Democratic strategist and long-time Clinton supporter is out on TV saying that humanity demands that the Clinton Foundation be saved. Of course, the Foundation has ...
RNC Video Slams Clinton on Newest E-Mails
This morning, the Republican National Committee released a scathing new video in light of the latest revelations about Hillary Clinton’s use of private e-mail as Secretary of State. Using footage of Clinton, the video hammers the Democratic nominee for ...
BREAKING: At Least 15 Dead, Dozens Injured in Knife Attack Near Tokyo
The BBC is reporting that 15 people have been murdered and dozens more injured by a man wielding a knife at a residential care center for the disabled near Tokyo, Japan. Police have taken a suspect into custody according to local ...
When she was playing in the yard she talked
to someone she imagined by her side:
a soldier or a prince, perhaps, who walked
along with her when she was playing bride.
I stood there, too, but never ...
Trump vs. Trump: Second Amendment Edition
Donald Trump may have just won an endorsement from the NRA — but don’t be too sure about where he stands on guns today:
VIDEO: Rubio's Brilliant Response to Trump's Lack of Leadership
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Colin Powell: Obama's Iran Deal Is 'Pretty Good'
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell suggested on Meet the Press this morning that President Obama’s Iran deal is “pretty good.” Powell told Chuck Todd that he has looked carefully at the arguments for and against. “My judgment after ...
Watch Customs Officers Hassle Project Veritas’s James O’Keefe
In August of last year, investigative journalist James O’Keefe crossed the Rio Grande River into the United States unimpeded — while dressed as Osama bin Laden. The viral video, released by O’Keefe’s Project Veritas, found its way into ...
Lindsey Graham: Donald Trump Is a 'Wrecking Ball' and 'Demagogue' and His Fans Have 'Lost Their Way'
On today’s edition of CNN’s State of the Union, Senator Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) suggested that voters who are impressed by Donald Trump have “lost their way,” and that those Republican presidential candidates who believe that Trump ...
Krauthammer's Take: Ted Cruz Is a First-Term Senator Who Needs to 'Walk the Walk'
Charles Krauthammer reacted to the news that Texas senator Ted Cruz is running for president by pointing out several potential flaws in his candidacy. Krauthammer said Cruz appeals as a constitutional conservative with a “liquid tongue,” but he has not ...
Krauthammer's Take: Mr. President: Republicans Don't Oppose Diplomacy, They Oppose Your Bad Deal
President Obama claims that Republicans are not interested in “a diplomatic resolution” to America’s long-standing conflict with Iran. “This is the president’s mendacity continuing to a degree that is really quite remarkable,” says Charles Krauthammer.
“‘There are people ...
Krauthammer's Take: 'It's Clear that Obama Loathes Netanyahu More than Any Other World Leader'
President Obama’s approach to Iran and the Middle East was firmly rejected in Israel’s election on Tuesday, in which prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu won reelection, said Charles Krauthammer.
“This was an election between Bibi and Obama — that was ...
Krauthammer's Take: Hillary's 90s-Style Shenanigans Have 'Greatly Diminished' Her White House Hopes
In the wake of her 2008 primary loss, Hillary Clinton was hoping to present a new face to the public. It’s not possible anymore, says Charles Krauthammer.
“She lost in ‘08. When you are a losing candidate and you run a ...
Krauthammer’s Take: Hillary Clinton’s Secret Server Scandal Is Not Going Away
On Thursday’s Special Report, Charles Krauthammer said he thinks the stories surrounding Hillary Clinton’s exclusive use of a private e-mail account and a secret server will not go away. He added that Clinton could be in serious legal ...
Krauthammer’s Take: ‘It’s the 90s All Over Again’
Charles Krauthammer said Hillary Clinton’s press conference about her exclusive use of a private e-mail account and server made it seem as if, “it’s the 1990s all over again.” He said he thinks Clinton chose to exercise total ...
Krauthammer's Take: Hillary Is Not Trying to Clear the Air, Because She Can't
Why doesn’t Hillary Clinton do a no-holds-barred, Chris Christie-style press conference to clear the air over her secret email accounts? “Because the answers to the questions, if remotely honest,” says Charles Krauthammer, “are self-indicting.”
“The reason that she can’...
Krauthammer's Take: Netanyahu's Speech Reminiscent of Churchill — in the 1930s
Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech today before a joint session of Congress was “Churchillian,” says Charles Krauthammer. But not Churchill triumphant.
“In a way it was Churchillian — not in delivery; it was not up to Bibi’s norm — but in the ...
Krauthammer's Take: Iran's Economy Could Collapse -- If U.S. Would Impose Sanctions
War is not the only solution to the Iranian nuclear threat, says Charles Krauthammer, and Israel is not asking America to go to war on its behalf.
“The idea that the only alternative to accepting a capitulation-ist negotiation, which is ...
Will's Take: There Is a 'Culture Clash' Between the Obama Administration and Israel
George Will said he thinks the disagreement between the Obama administration and Israel is representative of a personal dispute between President Obama and Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
“We have a community organizer dealing with a commando; they’re not ...
Krauthammer's Take: 'Gruber-Like Arrogance' Led to Obamacare Tax Mayhem
It was revealed today that some 800,000 Americans received the incorrect tax forms this tax season as a result of the intermingling of the IRS and Obamacare — and we should have seen this coming, says Charles Krauthammer. “It’s a collision ...
Krauthammer's Take: Christians Being Wiped Out Abroad, But WH Bizarrely Focuses on Muslim Anxieties
What was missing from the just-ended three-day “Countering Violent Extremism” summit held by the White House? “Anything of any importance,” says Charles Krauthammer.
“The idea behind it is the president wanted to assuage the feelings and the anxieties of the ...
Krauthammer's Take: Obama's Behavior in Video Featuring Selfies Is 'Distasteful'
Charles Krauthammer said when he first saw BuzzFeed’s video of President Obama taking selfies and making funny faces he found it amusing. But his opinion changed after he learned when the video was made.
“The idea that you could ...
Will's Take: Jeb Bush Is 'a Genuine Hero of Conservative Education Reform'
On Tuesday’s Special Report, George Will said critics of Jeb Bush’s support for Common Core—rigorous educational standards imposed by the government—are talking past one another.
“Mr. Bush is a genuine hero of conservative education reform—voucher ...
Rogan: 'Likely' U.S. Hostage Held by Islamic State Is Dead
There’s no evidence that Kayla Mueller, an American aid worker held hostage by the Islamic State, was killed in Jordanian air strikes, but “it would be hard for [the terror group] to backtrack” from its claim that that’s ...
Krauthammer's Take: 'Mr. President, the Crusades Were 800 Years Ago!'
“Everything [President Obama] does is to minimize what’s happening” in Syria and Iraq with the Islamic State, says Charles Krauthammer, pointing to the president’s “astonishing” comments at today’s National Prayer Breakfast.
“Everything he does is to minimize ...
Krauthammer's Take: ISIS Trying to Draw Jordan into a War It Can't Win
Conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer cautioned Jordan against overreacting after the Islamic State burned one of its military pilots alive, warning they could be playing right into the Islamists’ hands.
On Fox News’s Special Report Tuesday, columnist George Will expressed ...
Krauthammer's Take: Republicans Should Ignore Obama's Budget
On Thursday’s Special Report, Charles Krauthammer said Republicans in Congress should not entertain the budget they’re about to see released by “the biggest deficit-increaser in the history of the galaxy.” Instead, Krauthammer explained, the GOP should pass a ...
Rogan: Jordan Handing Over a Key al-Qaeda Captive Could Immortalize the Islamic State
Jordan’s proposal to swap Sajida al-Rishawi, a female Iraqi al-Qaeda militant on death row, for an airman captured by the Islamic State could embolden sympathizers of the militant group, warns National Review Online contributor Tom Rogan.
Appearing on Fox ...
Will's Take: The Quickest Way to Lose a War Is to Say You Can Win It from the Air
On Monday’s Special Report, George Will suggested the Obama administration’s emphasis on using air power and drones against al-Qaeda was a potentially disastrous decision.
“George Orwell said the quickest way to end a war is to lose it,” ...
Pre-Order Fox News Host Dana Perino’s Upcoming Memoir
National Review Online is pleased to reveal the cover of And the Good News Is . . . : Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side, the upcoming memoir from former White House press secretary and Fox News host Dana Perino:
Courtesy of Twelve ...
Pre-Order Fox News Host Gretchen Carlson's Upcoming Memoir
National Review Online is pleased to reveal the cover of Getting Real, the upcoming memoir from Fox News host Gretchen Carlson.
Courtesy of Viking Books:
Getting Real will be a candid, inspirational memoir, part personal story, part guide for others ...
Tuttle: American Sniper Backlash Reveals Continuing 'Derangement' Over Bush Years
National Review Buckley fellow Ian Tuttle addressed the seething discontent on the American left over the popular success of American Sniper, saying the backlash against the story of Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle represents continuing “derangement” over the Bush years ...
Check Out the Camo Heels Combat Vet Joni Ernst Wore for Her State of the Union Response
Check out the shoes Iowa U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst is wearing tonight for her State of the Union rebuttal. #sotu pic.twitter.com/rMCzcg4mxO
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) January 21, 2015
Krauthammer's Take: Obama Is Negotiating with Iran Out of 'Weakness and Desperation'
On Friday’s Special Report, Charles Krauthammer said the Iranians do not believe President Obama will impose sanctions on their country if current negotiations fall through. The Iranians know Obama is negotiating because of his “weakness and desperation,” Krauthammer says.
Krauthammer's Take: Islamic Terrorism Is Not on the Run, It's Out in the Open
On Wednesday’s Special Report, Charles Krauthammer said the Obama administration’s distinction between “core al-Qaeda” and various groups of Islamic terrorists around the world has become functionally meaningless.
“What you’ve got is a competition between, on the one ...
Krauthammer's Take: 'The War Is Ongoing, and the West Is the Target'
It took White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest a while to muster up the courage to call today’s attack on Paris humor magazine Charlie Hebdo “terrorism” — but “it shouldn’t take any while,” says Charles Krauthammer, who insisted that ...
Krauthammer's Take: 'The Days of Hiding Under Harry Reid's Desk Are Over'
Responding to New York senator Chuck Schumer’s proposal to use the amendment process to hold up the Keystone XL pipeline — which, given the Republican Congress shortly to be sworn in, will finally have the support of both chambers of ...
THIS MILKY WAY
This Milky Way, our galaxy, contains
A massive hole of blackness at its core,
Where any photon striking it remains
In unreflected absence evermore,
While we perch on a speck upon a dot
Upon an arm that ...
A Yes or No answer, black or white, is
Not found staring at the ocean, much as
The sea magnetizes our attention.
It holds us more completely than we feel
It does, the eternal shift that catches us
MOONLIGHT IN NASHUA
The moonlight rouses me at half past three,
piercing through thick curtains I had drawn,
but for this gap. My heavy-lidded eyes
return the glare. What’s this bald rock to me
but glassy basalt leering from ...
This Justice Scalia Dissent Explains Why Trump Was within His Rights to Fire Sally Yates
Editor’s Note: In 1988, by a vote of 7-1, the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Independent Counsel statute, part of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978. The case, Morrison v. Olson, considered a challenge to the statute by ...
AT THE CHAPEL OF THE PINK SISTERS
The crosses on the convent roofs
Gleam sharply as the sun comes up.
— Wallace Stevens, “Botanist on Alp (No. 2)”
The March wind blows past the first of April,
Purple finches in the small ...
New Nordlinger Collection
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And then I resolved that thenceforward I would choose for the theme of my writing only the praise of this most gracious being. But when I had thought exceedingly, it seemed to me that I had taken to ...
Krauthammer’s Take: To Stop the Jihad Narrative, ‘Everything Hinges on What Happens on the Ground’
Discussing White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest’s comment that fighting ISIS is “just a war of narratives,” Charles Krauthammer pointed to defeating ISIS on the ground as the best way to oppose the narrative of violent jihad:
I think ...
Cotton: Clinton Foundation Conducting “Fire Sale” for Access
Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton told radio host Hugh Hewitt Tuesday morning that the Clinton Foundation’s announcement that it will stop accepting foreign donations after Hillary Clinton becomes the next president is a “fire sale” for access.
“The Clinton Foundation ...
Appeals Court Upholds Voting Changes in Ohio
Today, a federal appeals court ruled that Ohio is not required to reinstate its so-called “Golden Week,” a week-long period in which people can register to vote and cast a ballot at the same time.
This decision is a defeat ...
Obama Says Louisiana Floods Are Not a Photo Op While at a Photo Op
Speaking in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, this afternoon, President Obama, said Louisiana floods are “not a photo op” as he gave a press conference and toured a flooded neighborhood, which seems like something of a photo op.
.@POTUS calls on Americans ...
New Polls: Clinton Leads Nationally and in Virginia; Trump Ahead in Utah and Missouri
Hillary Clinton is up 7 points in a new Red Oak Strategic national poll among likely voters. She is also up 8 points in an NBC/Survey Monkey national poll, and up 19 points in a head-to-head match-up against Trump in Virginia.
Report: Mystery Money Transfers to State Department May Be Related to Iran Payments
Last January, the Obama administration agreed on a $1.7 billion settlement between the US and Iran — $400 million for funds the US seized in 1979, and $1.3 billion in interest.
We know about the whereabouts of the $400 million. It was sent to Iran in ...
What I desire in the morning
is the music of guitar, its pottery-dull notes
knocking knees in the lower strings
and in the upper notes a skittering like
the black-capped chickadee that surfs the wind
BREAKING: Three Police Officers Killed in Baton Rouge, Three Wounded
4:53 PM: NBC News’s Pete Williams has reported that the shooter is Gavin Long, 29, of Kansas City, Mo. Police suspect officers were lured to the scene by a 911 call.
NBC News’ Pete Williams: Shooter is Gavin Long, 29 yrs old, from ...
Midsummer Night’s Monsters
On Monday evening, at 6:30, our Jay Nordlinger will be speaking at a New York public library: the Mid-Manhattan Library, at 40th and Fifth. For info, go here. His topic will be his recent book Children of Monsters: An Inquiry into ...
VIDEO: Trump's New York Values
VIDEO: Charles Cooke Pays Tribute to Justice Scalia
Paul Ryan: Obama Can't Be Trusted with Immigration Reform
Appearing on NBC’s Meet the Press, the new Speaker of the House promised Chuck Todd that he would not introduce or advance “comprehensive immigration reform” while Barack Obama remained president. Obama, Ryan said, had been “proven untrustworthy on this ...
Fiorina: Actually, Clinton Did 'Stop and Think' About Her Server
Earlier this week, Hillary Clinton suggested that she did not put a lot of thought into her e-mail system while Secretary of State. Asked about this claim on Face the Nation, Carly Fiorina struck a skeptical tone:
I don’t ...
Carly Fiorina On Iran: 'Every Major Goal that President Obama Set' Has Been Abandoned -- Time to 'Walk Away' from Iran Deal
Speaking to George Stephanopoulos this morning, Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina explained on ABC’s “This Week” that, were she President of the United States, she would “walk away from the negotiating table” in Vienna. “If you can’t walk ...
Krauthammer's Take: White House Should Not be Upset Israel Shared Info about Iran Deal with Congress
On Tuesday’s Special Report, Charles Krauthammer said it is shocking that the White House is upset Israel shared information about the Obama administration’s negotiations with Iran.
“What’s the big charge against the Israelis; that they shared some ...
Lowry: Obama 'Hates' Bibi 'with a Burning Passion'
The Obama administration didn’t get the result it wanted in the Israeli election this week when Benjamin Netanyahu won reelection, and is now acting out in a way that is both dangerous for the United States, as well as ...
Upcoming Charles Cooke Speaking Events in Chicago, Kansas City, and Madison, Wis.
In the next couple of weeks, Charles Cooke will be speaking and signing books at events in Chicago, Kansas City, and Madison, Wisconsin. The details:
March 25: The Union League Club, Chicago, Ill.
March 26: The Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, ...
Krauthammer's Take: 'Israelis Wall-to-Wall Understand U.S.-Iran Deal a Disaster'
Whatever the result of today’s Israeli elections, make no mistake: Israelis are not divided when it comes to the threat of a nuclear Iran, says Charles Krauthammer.
“There is a natural consensus that everything has to be done to ...
Krauthammer's Take: Obama Wants to Cut Congress Out of Iranian Negotiations and Get U.N. Approval Instead
On Friday’s Special Report, Charles Krauthammer said he thinks the Obama administration wants to remove Congress from the ongoing Iranian negotiations entirely.
“It’s obvious the administration wants to go to the U.N., and to cut out the ...
Krauthammer’s Take: An Iranian Deal without Congressional Input Is a Terrible Mistake
On Wednesday’s Special Report, Charles Krauthammer said the Obama administration’s looming deal with Iran will be “infinitely more important” than the authorization for use of military force against the Islamic State.
“It’s going to be the most ...
Krauthammer's Take: What's that Sudden Feeling? 'Early-Onset Clinton Fatigue.'
The problem for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, according to Charles Krauthammer: “She can’t run on her record.”
“Ask yourself,” Krauthammer queried on Friday’s Special Report: “What did she achieve as secretary of state? Nothing. What was her ...
Krauthammer's Take: 'The Adjective Clintonian Was Invented' for Scandals Like Hillary's Email
Conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer said the scandal over Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email account and server during her time at the State Department is classic Clinton, saying the term “Clintonian was invented” for the “fine distinctions between ...
Sessions: 'Only the Beginning' of Immigration Fight
Below is a statement from Senator Jeff Sessions (R, Ala.) on the Republican leadership’s decision to allow the president’s executive amnesty to proceed unchallenged:
“The Democratic Party has been completely unified in its defense of the President’s ...
Krauthammer's Take: Chicago Mayoral Runoff Is Evidence that Dems Want Someone to Challenge Clinton in 2016
Charles Krauthammer said he thinks Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel’s inability to prevent a runoff against a Democratic challenger indicates liberals are looking for someone outside the party’s establishment to rise up in 2016.
“I think there is a hunger ...
Krauthammer's Take: Iranian Negotiations Are 'Simply Catastrophic'
On Tuesday’s Special Report, Charles Krauthammer said the United States’ ongoing negotiations with Iran are misguided and make President Obama’s other foreign policy blunders look favorable by comparison.
“This [deal] will mean a lifting of the sanctions, so ...
Rogan: 'Conceding to Political Correctness' on Islamic Terror Won't Win World's Respect
Foreign policy columnist Tom Rogan rejected the Obama administration’s claim that not calling Islamic terrorism “Islamic” will bring Muslim countries into the fight against extremism, saying Muslim leaders will see through the White House’s concession to “political correctness.”
Krauthammer's Take: ISIS Is 'Genocidal Movement Akin to Nazism'
Make no mistake about the seriousness of the threat posed by the Islamic State, says Charles Krauthammer. In the wake of the murders of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians, “[ISIS] is not just Islamic radicalism anymore, or Islamic terrorism, which is only ...
Krauthammer's Take: Obama Administration Looked Silly Pretending Paris Terrorist Attack Was Not Anti-Semitic
Charles Krauthammer said it was foolish for the Obama administration to pretend that the January terrorist attack on a Kosher deli in Paris was not motivated by anti-Semitism.
“The idea [here] was for terrorism, for an anti-Semitic act, not that ...
Krauthammer’s Take: Obama Doesn't Have a Strategy for Islamic Radicalism Because He Doesn't Think It Exists
On Monday’s Special Report, Charles Krauthammer said President Obama’s lack of a strategy to defeat Islamic terrorism is bad enough, but it’s made worse by the president’s indifference toward the extreme threat posed by groups like ...
Krauthammer's Take: 'Susan Rice Is Right, It's Not World War II. It's the 1930s.'
In her foreign-policy speech today at the Brooking Institution, national-security adviser Susan Rice announced that the United States is not facing a threat “of the existential nature we confronted during World War II.”
“Yes, it’s not World War II,” ...
Krauthammer: Obama Uninterested in War on ISIS He Declared
“The disinterest, the lethargy of this president, the lassitude with which he pursues this war which he declared himself is simply astonishing,” says Charles Krauthammer of President Obama and the war in Syria. The Islamic State returned to the headlines ...
Krauthammer's Take: President Obama's Budget 'Entirely a Political and Partisan Document'
President Obama’s “above the fray” shtick is getting tiring, says Charles Krauthammer — especially when it is accompanied by purely political machinations, like the White House’s proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year.
“I don’t mind if the ...
Krauthammer's Take: The Courts Will Eventually Overrule Obama's Amnesty, but It'll Be Too Late
On Wednesday’s Special Report, Charles Krauthammer said Congress’s lawsuit against President Obama for his administration’s actions on immigration police is respectable in principle, but needs to be complemented by the power of the purse. It’s ultimately ...
Krauthammer's Take: Rising Anti-Semitism in Europe a Return to Normal
On Tuesday’s Special Report, Charles Krauthammer, marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, said that Europe will eventually be empty of Jews, thanks to rising anti-Semitism that is merely a return to normal.
“There’s been an ...
Krauthammer's Take: I'm Not Against Prisoner Swaps, I'm Against the Unilateral Release of Prisoners During War
On Monday’s Special Report, Charles Krauthammer discussed the proposed swap of Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri, an al-Qaeda sleeper agent, for two Americans being held abroad. Al-Marri was recently released from a U.S. jail and is now in the ...
David Calling Has Moved . . . to the Corner!
As we move to debut the new and improved redesign of NRO, we want to make readers aware that David’s posts have moved to the Corner. Same great content, new location.
Krauthammer's Take: Fall of Yemen 'Bad News' for U.S., 'Huge Gain' for Iran
What comes next in Yemen, the government of which fell this week, is “bad news,” says Charles Krauthammer.
“This is a country that Obama touted as a great success, [but] it all hinged on the government, now destroyed and deposed, ...
Krauthammer's Take: Obama's Epitaph Will Say 'He Couldn't Govern, But He Sure Knew How to Campaign'
On Wednesday’s Special Report, Charles Krauthammer said President Obama used the State of the Union to put forward proposals he knew would not sit well with Republicans. He did so, Krauthammer added, in order to seize the agenda, which ...
Krauthammer's Take: Obama 'Wants to Punish the Rich Regardless of Effect on Economy'
The president’s proposal to raise the capital-gains tax has nothing to do with America’s economic vitality, and everything to do with ideology, says Charles Krauthammer.
“Obama was asked about whether raising the capital-gains tax is something he would ...
Krauthammer's Take: There Will Be a Push for a Governor to Get 2016 GOP Presidential Bid
On Thursday’s Special Report, Charles Krauthammer said he expects conservatives will have a hankering for a governor when they are selecting a candidate for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016.
“I think there’s going to be a push to ...
Krauthammer: Paris Attack May Be Start of 'Third Stage of Jihadist War' on West
“What is so important about this is the origin of the four killers, the brothers and the couple,” says Charles Krauthammer: “They were born in France. I think we’re now in sort of the third stage of the jihadist ...
Krauthammer's Take: Obama Keystone Veto Threat Is Obama 'Unleashed'
President Obama has threatened to veto the Keystone XL pipeline — and that should come as no surprise, says Charles Krauthammer.
“This entire analysis of Obama is completely wrong, the idea that he’s edging over here, he’s maneuvering. The ...
Fund: Boehner 'Will Keep His Job,' Doesn't Face 'Plausible Alternative'
National Review Online columnist John Fund says that House speaker John Boehner will survive a challenge for his position because there’s simply no ”plausible alternative.”
“He’ll keep his job,” Fund told Fox News on Sunday. “I’m not ...