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May 25, 2016, 10:18 pm, 1639902
(Steven Hayward)

Forget gender categories. Last month we reported on the human being who is transitioning into a dragon, along with the prescient perception of Harry Jaffa thirty years ago that “Whether you want to belong to the human race is now a matter of personal preference.”

More evidence of ...


May 25, 2016, 6:18 pm, 1639864
(Steven Hayward)

Of all the publications you’d expect to be in full sympathy with Transgender Bathroom Nihilism (TBN), The New Yorker would have to be high on the list. So it is notable when that august publication takes note of the incoherence and legal pitfalls of the Obama Administration’s recent ...


May 25, 2016, 6:18 pm, 1639863
(John Hinderaker)

Today the State Department’s Inspector General released his fourth and final report on FOIA compliance, preservation of electronic records and use of non-departmental systems in the Department. Today’s report covers the offices of Secretaries of State going back to Madeline Albright, but its harsh findings are reserved for ...


May 25, 2016, 6:18 pm, 1639862
(Paul Mirengoff)

Susana Martinez is the two-term governor of New Mexico. In 2013, she was reelected with 57 percent of the vote. She chairs the Republican Governors Association.

Martinez is one of the most prominent Hispanics in the Republican party, and probably the GOP’s leading Hispanic female (or Latina, if ...


May 25, 2016, 2:18 pm, 1639788
(Scott Johnson)

Conspirator turned government informant Abdirahman Bashir completed his testimony during his fifth day on the stand yesterday. Defense counsel Bruce Nestor represents Abdhirahman Daud and is the best lawyer at the trial. He aggressively cross examined Bashir about his role promoting the trip to San Diego ...


May 25, 2016, 2:18 pm, 1639786
(John Hinderaker)

Last night in Albuquerque, rioters attacked a Donald Trump rally. Several tried to disrupt the event and had to be removed from the crowd. Most remained outside, throwing rocks at the hall and burning objects at policemen.

Albuquerque attorney Doug Antoon said rocks were flying through the ...


May 25, 2016, 2:18 pm, 1639787
(Scott Johnson)

Judge Davis’s concerns about maintaining order in the courthouse were well founded, to say the least. He knows what he is doing, or trying to do.

While we were waiting to be admitted to Judge Davis’s courtroom this morning a few mintues ago, a rumble broke out between ...


May 25, 2016, 2:18 pm, 1639785
(Paul Mirengoff)

Grant Starrett is running for Congress in Tennessee’s Fourth Congressional District. A year ago, I introduced Grant to our readers and explained why I intend to support him.

Grant is a rising conservative star. He’s a graduate of Stanford, where he founded the Stanford Conservative Society and ...


May 25, 2016, 2:18 pm, 1639784
(Steven Hayward)

In the last hour Sen. Tom Cotton took to the Senate floor to denounce the “bitter, vulgar, incoherent ramblings of the minority leader,” the “cancerous” Harry Reid. And it gets better from there. Take it in—just two minutes long:


May 25, 2016, 10:18 am, 1639693
(Scott Johnson)

Obama national security adviser and voluble liar Ben Rhodes declined the invitation to appear before the House Oversight Committee to testify on “White House narratives on the Iran deal” last week, but Michael Doran accepted. The hearing was occasioned by David Samuels’s illuminating New York ...