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Jay Nordlinger

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Recent articles by Jay:

Bombers, Boxers, Etc.

Reader mail on the Berlin Airlift, Ukraine, sports, and more. → Read More

Roofs and Leaks

Reader mail on homelessness, drug addiction, the federal deficit and debt, and an old song. → Read More

‘The Urgency of the Moment’

On Ukrainian perseverance, American support, etc. → Read More

‘Pennies from Heaven’

There’s an old saying: “No one will fix the roof while the sun is shining.” No, people wait until a storm comes, then they scramble up onto the roof, for a desperate repair. I believe that something like this will happen with Social Security and Medicare. → Read More

On Paul Johnson, Sol Stern, and the Nokia Tune

On Paul Johnson, Sol Stern, a tune heard ’round the world, etc. → Read More

The Information War, Cont.

RFE/RL opens a new bureau in Latvia, in an effort to get information to closed Russia. → Read More

'Goodness and Gentleness'; Songs of Hank Williams; and More

Reader mail on Hank Williams, the example of a woman, and more. → Read More

Religion and Politics: A Bloody Crossroads

On a podcast with Russell D. Moore, Christian minister and magazine editor. → Read More

‘For Your Freedom and Ours!’

Viktor Fainberg and other Soviet citizens protested the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968; they have heirs today. → Read More

‘Politics Is Like Baseball’

Reader mail on Mitch McConnell, ‘Big Pharma,’ the metric system, etc. → Read More

Nonsense from China, &c.

On Xi Jinping, Benedict XVI, William F. Buckley Jr., George Santos, Pelé, Tennyson, and more. → Read More

Jawing about Ideas — Fundamental Ones

On a podcast with Stephanie Slade, a libertarian (with twists). → Read More

Vladimir Rumyantsev, a Russian to Know

RFE/RL reports on the case of Vladimir Rumyantsev, who was sentenced to three years in a penal colony for sharing information about the war in Ukraine via ham radio. → Read More

‘I Am Not Afraid, and You Must Not Be Afraid’

In Russia, the opposition politician Ilya Yashin has been sentenced to prison for discussing the Bucha massacre. → Read More

‘The People,’ They Say

On the use and abuse of political terms: ‘the people,’ ‘elites,’ ‘workers,’ etc. → Read More

The Will to Survive

Under constant assault by Russian forces, Ukrainians attempt to survive the winter, and survive as a nation. → Read More

Elephants in the Room

Reader mail on Thanksgiving, fusion, swastikas, etc. → Read More

A Plea for Humanity

On the Nobel Peace Prize lecture of a Ukrainian human-rights lawyer, Oleksandra Matviichuk. → Read More

‘The Conscience of Russia’

Memorial, the Russian civil-society and human-rights organization, shares the Nobel Peace Prize. → Read More

‘Nothing Can Stop People’s Thirst for Freedom’

This year's Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to one individual and two organizations. The individual is Ales Bialiatski, a Belarusian political prisoner. The organizations are Memorial and the Center for Civil Liberties. → Read More