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Will Football Survive?

Article posted December 14, 2017 at 9:00 AM

By Theodore Kupfer

All the pat talk about the declining ratings of the National Football League glides past one fact: Football is one product with a stratospherically high floor. Even when sales dips for the NFL, business remains great. More than 9 million households watched the Pittsburgh Steelers eke out a win over the Cincinnati Bengals last Monday night, and if a 7.8 rating is relatively tepid for late-season Monday Night Football, in absolute terms it demonstrates that plenty of Americans still love the sport. President Trump can goad a league he once longed to join, but he can’t imperil the league’s status
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Via: https://www.nationalreview.com/article/454621/can-nfl-football-survive-brain-injury-epidemic

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A Righteous Dent

Article posted December 14, 2017 at 9:00 AM

By Jay Nordlinger

Editor’s Note: As part of the National Review Institute’s End-of-Year Appeal, NRI fellows are sharing words of wisdom and inspiration. Today, Jay Nordlinger discusses NRI’s programmatic virtues and shares his affection for and admiration of Bill Buckley. In that spirit, we encourage you to find out more about the Institute’s Buckley Legacy Project. One of the most recurring phrases around here is “Buckley legacy.” What does it mean? I suppose it means different things to different people. WFB was big and multifaceted, and so is his “legacy.” He loved life, for sure. Lived it with zest. His only fear, so far as
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Via: https://www.nationalreview.com/article/454641/jay-nordlinger-support-national-review-institute-donate-today

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North Carolina’s Tax Cuts Are a Model for the Nation

Article posted December 14, 2017 at 9:00 AM

By Donald Bryson

Recently, the Washington Post offered readers a “peek into a world after a massive tax cut” — a visit to Alamance County, in my home state of North Carolina, where reporter Todd C. Frankel rode along with factory owner Eric Henry. Henry, whose T-shirt-manufacturing company “almost went belly-up in the in the mid-1990s,” said he’s been doing well in recent years and his business is growing. This summer, he had his best production month ever and gave a bonus to his employees. But, he said, he didn’t know people who benefit from North Carolina’s tax cuts. I’d say he should look in
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Via: https://www.nationalreview.com/article/454640/north-carolina-tax-cuts-model-other-states-should-follow

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Next Year in Jerusalem?

Article posted December 14, 2017 at 9:00 AM

By Kevin D. Williamson

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas says he will no longer accept a role for the United States in the ongoing Arab–Israeli peace negotiations, which have produced little in the way of negotiation and nothing in the way of meaningful peace. If President Abbas desires to end diplomatic relations with the United States, the United States should think seriously about obliging him. When the Trump administration announced plans to comply with longstanding U.S. law and move — someday — the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, the country’s capital, the Arabs went nuts, but not quite as nuts as the Turks would have liked:
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Via: https://www.nationalreview.com/article/454634/donald-trump-jerusalem-embassy-move-good-first-step

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Just How Severe Is the Jihadist Threat?

Article posted December 14, 2017 at 9:00 AM

By Nicholas Grossman

Editor’s note: This piece was originally published by Arc Digital. It is reprinted here with permission. On Monday, a man tried to set off a suicide bomb in an underground passageway connecting New York’s Port Authority and Times Square subway stations. The homemade pipe bomb he strapped to his chest exploded, but not as much as he’d planned. No one but the bomber was seriously hurt. The incident highlights two things: the seriousness of the jihadist threat and the popular tendency to exaggerate it. I’ve been teaching classes on terrorism for over ten years, and have come across numerous cases of failed attacks 
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Via: https://www.nationalreview.com/article/454643/nyc-subway-bombing-puts-terror-perspective

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