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The Air Force Assembled 30 A-10 Warthogs Just to Show That it Can

The "Elephant Walk" in Georgia was a USAF show of force.<p>The U.S. Air Force just staged an "elephant walk" of A-10 Thunderbolt ground attack jets as a show of force. The May 22 exercise took place at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. In a statement on Facebook, the base stated the exercise "was …

When Conservatives Oppose 'Religious Freedom'

Christian conservatives who defend the rights of Muslims have come under attack by their ideological brethren.<p>On March 28, Pamela Geller, co-founder of the group Stop Islamization of America, wrote a column on <i>Breitbart</i> that offered Donald Trump some advice: “Clean house.” Paul “Ryan has got to go. …

Religion

The Myth of the Stagnating Middle Class

More Americans have easier lives today than in years past.<p>The American middle class is disappearing.<p>We hear it from everybody. Senator Bernie Sanders …

Sharp Rise in Ambush Killings Leaves Police Officers, Families on Edge

When a shooter began firing on two Baton Rouge police officers in a July ambush attack, Deputy Sheriff Brad Garafola managed to take cover behind a dumpster. After calling in the attack on his radio, however, Garafola left his covered position, charging into the street to help the wounded …

Apple cider vinegar helps blood sugar, body fat, studies say

Apple cider vinegar has been touted as a cure-all for decades. I've seen claims that it can do everything from halt hiccups to whiten teeth, and even banish dandruff.<p>Whether or not it's capable of all those things, there is some solid research to back up apple cider vinegar as a healthy elixir, as …

Healthy Eating

6 of the Most Historic Restaurants in Paris Photos

It’s not every day one can eat where Dalí, Monet, and Zola ate, or taste exceptional wines from a cellar that survived the second World War—unless you live in Paris. From palatial, Napoleon-era gems and art-filled cafés to swanky, Michelin-star mainstays, Paris is rife with world-class dining …

So You Want to Read Military Sci-Fi: Here’s Where to Start

<i>The Forever War</i> is probably one of the most powerful works of science-fiction I’ve ever read, military or not. Written by Vietnam vet Joe Haldeman,</i> …

The Price I’ve Paid for Opposing Donald Trump

Trump’s alt-right trolls have subjected me and my family to an unending torrent of abuse that I wouldn’t wish on anyone.<p>I distinctly remember the …

Brits are ruining spaghetti bolognese, says Carluccio

<b>First it was the Spanish who claimed we (Jamie Oliver) had ruined one of their national dishes.</b><p>And now, the owner of Carluccio’s claims that Brits …

The Wisdom of Mencken and Nock Seems Fresh Today

Believing in my bones, as I do, that both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are unworthy and unqualified to be president of the United States has …

Where in the World to Eat

Two hundred and seven of the greatest restaurants around the globe, according to those who eat, cook, and travel for a living.<p>There’s no shortage of food-focused Instagram feeds that will direct you to the tastiest avocado toast in cities like Paris, London, New York, L.A.—hell, even Charleston. …

Fortress of Tedium: What I Learned as a Substitute Teacher.

One wintry mix of a morning, while I was in training to be a substitute teacher, I saw a textbook that was being used in an 11th-grade English class. The class was studying transcendentalism, and the students were required to read excerpts from an essay called “Nature,” by Ralph Waldo Emerson. …

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch was the myth we needed to save our oceans.

In early August 1997, Charles Moore found himself floating through the North Pacific in his Tasmanian-built catamaran. Moore, an oil heir, activist, …

Pollution

Most parenting advice is worthless. So here's some parenting advice.

I am the father of two boys, Griffin (14) and Huck (12). They are awesome: bright, curious, funny, and kindhearted.<p>Like any parent, I would love to believe that my awesome kids are a result of my awesome parenting. Sadly, expert opinion indicates it ain't so. Genes have an enormous influence. Peers …

Parenting

Monstrous Births

<i>Pushing back against empowerment in childbirth</i>Image: A GIn 1847, Scottish physician James Young Simpson began experimenting with chloroform to help …

Why Are Some Conservative Thinkers Falling for Trump?

A few themes emerge among intellectuals on the right about what attracts them to the candidate: his campaign’s energy, his impassioned following, and his eagerness to call out the establishment.<p>Logically, Donald Trump should have less support among intellectuals than he had a year ago. That’s …

Political Science

Five Sauces for the Modern Cook

Without apology or even a trace of sheepishness, Travis Lett confessed to being a thief.<p>Of course, the only person this pensive chef ever steals from is himself. At Gjelina, his Los Angeles restaurant with a large, ever-changing menu, “We’re constantly appropriating elements from dishes we’ve done …

Why Were There No Tanks In The Civil War?

I know that headline seems a little ridiculous: why were there no tanks in the Civil War? Most of you are likely thinking ‘because nobody built any, …

Military

How Conservative Intransigence Helped Give Us Trump

Republicans used to recognize the value of the incremental win. They'll have to rediscover it if they want to rebuild going forward.<p>Barring some kind …

Everything you need to know about Google's My Activity page

What does Google know about you? Everything.<p>Seriously -- everything. Especially if you frequently use Google's many products, such as Android, Gmail, Drive, Google Maps, or YouTube. Or, you know, Google Search.<p>But there's some good news, sort of. Google has introduced a new data dashboard called …

The 12 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Making a Big Decision

Moving to a new city. Asking for a promotion. Starting a side hustle. Hunting for a different job. Trying online dating. Breaking up with your …

Why ‘Hillary Is Even Worse’ Doesn’t Cut It

I am part of the tiny fraction of the population that deals professionally in public policy from the right. In influence, we are all over the map, …

The enduring whiteness of the American media | Howard French

What three decades in journalism has taught me about the persistence of racism in the US<p>Over the course of 2014, America seemed to reawaken to one of its oldest preoccupations: the reality of how race is lived in the United States, and in particular the many stark disparities that persist between …

Journalism

Making Sense of Transgenderism

The gender theory now driving policy is filled with internal contradictions.<p>Public policy relating to transgender people is the issue of the moment. …

Blame Parents for Millennials’ Laughable Fragility

They’re delicate as snowflakes but not so harmless.<p>It’s hard to doubt that legendarily entitled Millennial social-justice warriors will finally go …

The Worst of Both Sexes

The greatest failures of the past generation concern men, women, and sex — and there could not be two more awful representatives of what has gone …

How Democrats Win Debates by Corrupting English

Human beings have been using euphemisms ever since Adam first “knew” Eve. In politics especially, obfuscating and twisting the meaning of words has …

No, I Will Never ‘Come Around’ to Supporting Trump

Dear Reader (including those of you who think we need a president who would leave the whole world blind, which would be inconvenient since e-mail …

South Florida Sun-Sentinel: No GOP candidate worthy of endorsement

Tweets from https://twitter.com/politico/lists/team-politico<p>The editorial board for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel has refused to make an endorsement for the GOP primary because “the kind of person who should be running is not in the race.”<p>“We cannot endorse businessman Donald Trump, hometown Sen. …

Government

How the Atlanta Fire Chief’s Christian Views Cost Him His Job

From the February 29, 2016, issue of NR<p>Heretics will be punished. That’s the clear message of the zealots who are defying more than 200 years of …