Taylor Swift: Intellectual Property and Anti-Counterfeiting Champion
We take no position in the ongoing Taylor Swift versus Kanye West divide. But as perhaps surprisingly featured in a Wall Street Journal opinion this week, we do applaud her strong stance in defense of intellectual property (IP) and against the scourge of counterfeiting:
Pop star Taylor Swift has been feuding in recent days with rapper Kanye West and his wife, Kim Kardashian. The details of the drama are lurid and complicated, but young aficionados of Snapchat and Instagram have been following it all intently. If only the same were true for other Taylor Swift feuds that have received less attention. Namely, those the 26-year-old songstress has fought in defense of a principle often scorned by fellow celebrities and the social-media generation generally: the value of intellectual…[more]
In harrowing and tragic detail, recent murders of police officers across the nation illustrate the mortal risks that our nation's police officers face every single time they leave for work.
In Dallas this month, a deranged racist thug brutally murdered five officers who had ironically been providing safety and security for a "Black Lives Matter" mass protest. The murderer, whom we won't respect by naming, methodically went about his attack with frightening military precision by triangulating his shots to create an impression of multiple shooters and employing shoot-and-move…
Philadelphia -- Could the presidential election be decided by two competing 'October Surprises' based on leaked information?One from WikiLeaks could involve the deleted e-mails from Hillary Clinton's private server and could be related to the FBI's ongoing investigation of the Clinton Foundation. Another could involve the leaking of confidential tax-return information regarding Donald Trump, who has…[more]
—John Fund, National Review OnLine National-Affairs Correspondent
— John Fund, National Review OnLine National-Affairs Correspondent