Sad News: Promising New NRB Contributor Passes Away After Submitting First Post


On April 26 I received the following email from NRB’s contact form:
I have written a short essay (3 single space pages) tentatively titled “On the ‘Old Frog’ Journalism of David Brooks” that I would appreciate being considered as a blog on your site. It is a satirical review of Brooks’ 4/22/2010 New [...]

Bret Stephens: Can Intelligence Be Intelligent? – WSJ.com


“Intelligence,” Daniel Patrick Moynihan once observed, “is not to be confused with intelligence.” To read two recent analyses of U.S. intelligence failures is to be reminded of the truth of that statement, albeit in very different ways.Exhibit A is last week’s unclassified White House memo on the attempted bombing of Flight 253 over the skies […]

James Kirchick: Why shouldn’t we waterboard Abdulmutallab? – Daily News


Picture this hypothetical situation: A member of Al Qaeda boards a transatlantic flight bearing 269 passengers and crew headed for a major American city – let’s just say Detroit – with powdered explosives stitched into his undergarments. As the plane makes its final descent, the terrorist at this point in our narrative, that’s what he […]

The First Assassin – by David Forsmark


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A terrific debut novel by John Miller of National Review.