Washington vs. Violent Crime

In New York City, 49 people were shot over the holiday weekend. The death count, so far, is eight. With 101 shooting victims in the last week, shootings are up 300 percent over the same period last year; for the full month of June, they reached a level not seen since 1996. Even before this latest bloodbath, murder was already up by 79 percent over last year; violent and property crime rates are likewise spiking. Naturally, the...

Netflix Must Cancel Barack Obama

How can Netflix, which presents itself as a leader on LGBT issues, maintain its relationship with Obama, who twice ran for president opposing gay marriage? ...

The House I Live In

On our Independence Day edition of The Mark Steyn Show you'll hear "America the Beautiful", "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "You're a Grand Old Flag", and other songs that celebrate love of country. Which is just as well, because, on this strangest of ...

Take No Advice from One-Armed Paper-Hangers

Being a distant relation of Thomas Jefferson’s gives no one any special insight into the contemporary controversy over Washington’s monuments. ...

Supreme Court Rules States May Crack Down on ‘Faithless Electors’

It looks like we did not get the boffo day some Supreme Court watchers were expecting. On Monday morning, the Court announced decisions in two matters (involving three cases). The more anticipated one was the so-called Faithless Electors case. In a ruling that was basically unanimous, the Court held that a state may enforce the pledge of an Electoral College elector to vote for the presidential candidate who won the state’s popular vote. Justice Elena Kagan wrote...
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