National Review — One of the great spectacles of the day is the sight of French workers engaged in violent protests, aggrieved that their economic positions are being undermined by the cheap labor of foreign workers — Germans, in this case. 50 more words
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I’ve told this story before, but please bear with me. Bernard Lewis has long been one of the most celebrated scholars of all things Middle East (he’s literally been called the “doyen of Middle East studies” by a NYT reviewer who apparently meant it sincerely), but he’s got a problematic record. 675 more words
National Review — In the short term, the world runs on words; in the long term, the world runs on numbers.
It is as though the Muses came to an agreement: In the here and now, mankind is subject to rhetoric, but mathematics gets the final say. 65 more words
National Review — John Roberts has the black robes, and the interpretive gifts, too.
In the matter of the so-called Affordable Care Act, the Supreme Court ruled that the law must not say what it in fact does say because it would be better if it were not to say what it says and were to say something else instead. 116 more words