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Live Thread: National Review Institute - Challenges Facing Conservatism (7:50 p.m. EST 1/25/13)
C-SPAN ^ | Friday, January 25, 2013

Posted on 01/25/2013 5:14:25 PM PST by kristinn

Conservative writers and academics gather for the National Review Institute Summit, beginning on Friday in Washington, D.C.

The summit focuses on addressing the challenges facing conservatism and finding solutions that will strengthen the movement.

First, political newcomer Rep. Tom Cotton (R-AK) sits down for an interview with Jay Nordlinger of National Review.

Next, a panel of experts examine the topic "Can politics be hospitable to life?" Panelists include: Chuck Donovan of the Charlotte Lozier Institute, Jeanne Monahan of March for Life and Carter Snead of the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture.

National Review Editor Rich Lowry interviews American Pulitzer Prize-winning Columnist and Political Commentator Charles Krauthammer.

Later, a "Night Owl" session includes discussion with: Kathryn Lopez of the National Review Online, Syndicated Columnist Mona Charen, Kellyanne Conway of The Polling Company, Inc. / WomenTrend and Mayor of Sarasota Springs, Utah Mia Love.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: nationalreview
On now, Dr. Charles Krauthammer being interviewed ('without being interrupted by Juan Williams') by Rich Lowry. C-SPAN broadcast is scheduled to run 2 hours and 39 minutes.
1 posted on 01/25/2013 5:14:34 PM PST by kristinn
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Summit agenda

FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2013

12:00 pm Check in open

5:00 pm Welcome by Elizabeth A. Fitton, National Review Institute

Jay Nordlinger interviews Congressman Tom Cotton (Arkansas)

Can Politics be Hospitable to Life?

Moderator: Jennifer Marshall, the Heritage Foundation Charles Donovan, Charlotte Lozier Institute Ed Mechmann, Archdiocese of New York Carter Snead, Center for Ethics and Culture, University of Notre Dame Dorinda Bordlee, Bioethics Defense Fund

Reception, Ambassador Ballroom

Rich Lowry interviews Charles Krauthammer

Night Owl

Kathryn Lopez, National Review Online Mona Charen, Syndicated Columnist Kellyanne Conway, The Polling Company, Inc. Mia Love, Mayor of Sarasota Springs, Utah

SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 2013

8:00 am Breakfast Buffet

Welcome by Rich Lowry

Peter Thiel, Co-Founder of Paypal

Congressman Paul Ryan (Wisconsin)

Energy Discussion led by Kevin Williamson with Harold Hamm, Continental Resources

What is Wrong with the Right?

Moderator: Reihan Salam, National Review Online Bill Kristol, The Weekly Standard Yuval Levin, National Affairs John Podhoretz, Commentary Magazine Joe Scarborough, MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’ Ross Douthat, New York Times

Lunch Master of Ceremonies: Bob Costa, National Review Introduction for Cruz: Jay Nordlinger, National Review Remarks by Senator Ted Cruz (Texas) Remarks by Governor Scott Walker (Wisconsin)

Does the Constitution Have a Future? Moderator: Ed Whelan, Ethics and Public Policy Institute Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (Virginia) Charles Kesler, Claremont Graduate University Michael Mukasey, former Attorney General of the United States

Solutions from the States Moderator: John Fund, National Review Travis Brown, Author of How Money Walks John Hood, John Locke Foundation Darcy Olsen, Goldwater Institute Tim Phillips, Americans for Prosperity

Do Demographics Doom the Right? Moderator: Heather Higgins, Independent Women’s Voice Michael Barone, Syndicated Columnist Kellyanne Conway, The Polling Company, Inc. Cleta Mitchell, Foley & Lardner, LLP Ralph Reed, Faith and Freedom Coalition

America’s Immigration Policy Moderator: Jim Geraghty, National Review Online Hugh Hewitt, The Hugh Hewitt Radio Show Mark Krikorian, Center 0for Immigration Studies

The Way Out of the Fiscal Mess Moderator: James Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute Chris DeMuth, Hudson Institute Amity Shlaes, George W. Bush Institute

Reception, Ambassador Ballroom

Dinner Master of Ceremonies: Larry Kudlow, CNBC’s The Kudlow Report Bill Bennett, The Bill Bennett Radio Show Jim DeMint, The Heritage Foundation

Night Owl Jonah Goldberg, National Review Online Rob Long, National Review Online Mark Steyn, Best Selling Author

SUNDAY, JANUARY 27, 2013

7:30 am Breakfast Buffet

Remarks by Governor Bob McDonnell (Virginia)

What is a Conservative Foreign Policy? Moderator: John Hillen, National Review Fred Kagan, American Enterprise Institute Andy McCarthy, National Review Institute John O’Sullivan, Editor-at-Large, National Review

Morality of Free Markets Larry Kudlow-moderator Arthur Brooks, American Enterprise Institute

Building a Marriage Culture Moderator: Ryan Anderson, Heritage Foundation Maggie Gallagher, Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund Doug Mainwaring, National Capital Tea Party Patriots Mark Regnerus, University of Texas at Austin Brad Wilcox, National Marriage Project

Lunch Master of Ceremonies: Rich Lowry The Honorable Artur Davis (Alabama) Governor Bobby Jindal (Louisiana)

Closing remarks Elizabeth A. Fitton

2 posted on 01/25/2013 5:21:42 PM PST by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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libertarians are more conservative now than republicans
.....and yes,Iwould vote for Rand Paul!


3 posted on 01/25/2013 5:28:54 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Go Galt!)
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Krauthammer talking about his migration from liberalism to conservatism.


4 posted on 01/25/2013 5:45:07 PM PST by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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Is Rich asking him if he still believes Americans need to be disarmed and all guns confiscated like he did back in the 90s?


5 posted on 01/25/2013 5:45:15 PM PST by jeltz25
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The “political left” has been connected WORLDWIDE, ever since day one, while the same can’t be said of the “political right”, worldwide! The right, still, needs to connect with each other, worldwide, so as to compete with the worldwide left! The right would, greatly, build upon any kind of political clout, if they would, actually, connect, at the worldwide level, from now on!


6 posted on 01/26/2013 4:25:36 AM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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Now on C-SPAN live this morning:

What is Wrong with the Right?

Moderator: Reihan Salam, National Review Online Bill Kristol, The Weekly Standard Yuval Levin, National Affairs John Podhoretz, Commentary Magazine Joe Scarborough, MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’ Ross Douthat, New York Times


7 posted on 01/26/2013 8:03:07 AM PST by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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I’m watching this. So far, it seems like a lot of “Why don’t we consider liberal lite ideas, in a nut-shell.”

The tax-targeting discussion is a good one, but I’m not sure what they mean as they keep mentioning “new ideas.”

So far, their “new ideas” seem to be summarized being open to liberal-lite policies.

Earlier they said, “so what would you replace Obama-care with, that is something the party has to bring to the table.”

Am I nuts for thinking, Ummm how about mal-practice and tort reform, government corporate tax breaks for companies that offer sound medical coverage from the private market to their employees? These things would cover two bases; cutting corporate taxes thus encouraging business founding and investment, as well as helping people have opportunity to receive better and better health care from their employer (the better the health care offered, the higher the corporate tax break). The break could come on the payroll tax side, since that is linked to expenditure on each employee.

Please, am I off base here, or aren’t these things I’ve mentioned some of the things that should be being discussed?


8 posted on 01/26/2013 8:10:15 AM PST by Individual Rights in NJ (I don't even know what to say anymore...)
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No, you’re not off base. Our side needs to have this discussion. There will be a lot of nonsense spouted on the way to getting it right.


9 posted on 01/26/2013 8:20:16 AM PST by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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I think Joe made a good point about not having to always highlight every position we have at every turn when campaigning.

Dems don’t do that, and Obama certainly doesn’t do that.

I am very pro-life, but why focus that as my main campaign issue each time, to use a classic example. It is dividing. To win, we do need to unite people as much as possible now a days.

We can do this with by *focusing* on policy that should appeal to a majority. I think we have a winning issue with pushing back immigration from countries without compatible value systems, and pushing back against religious political systems (Sharia)having legal influence.

Couple this with a focus on how to achieve real GROWTH, as has recently been bandied about (Jindal) and we start to have a narrative that most American’s will still feel “makes sense to them.”

Add to that right-to work policies, and pointing out policies like those Texas has implemented that is leading to massive population and business influx, and reasonable (albeit even potentially socially more liberal) people will take voting for us seriously.

Once we are in, the rest of our values come with it, just like Obama is doing now. Then you have all the votes, appointments and control over bureaucratic tasks and organizations you need to begin to shape the country in the way conservatives believe is best. It then has a lasting effect and begins to “trickle down.”

Obama has gotten that model right. Some may call it being a liar, and I know that conservatives prefer to be upfront about any and all topics, but this is politics. Politics isn’t something where full frontal exposure plays well. Not in the Athenian debates squares, or in the Roman Republic’s Senate, or now.


10 posted on 01/26/2013 8:33:27 AM PST by Individual Rights in NJ (I don't even know what to say anymore...)
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One thing the left has done over the years is create the electorate they want. By dominating education, media, arts and the culture overall for decades, they have succeeded in inculcating large parts of several generations in liberal group-think orthodoxy.


11 posted on 01/26/2013 8:40:02 AM PST by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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For those interested, C-SPAN is now showing Paul Ryan’s speech to the NRI summit from earlier this morning.


12 posted on 01/26/2013 9:12:07 AM PST by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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Gov. Scott Walker now speaking live on C-SPAN at the NRI summit.


13 posted on 01/26/2013 9:28:35 AM PST by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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Walker is good. Damn good.


14 posted on 01/26/2013 9:46:36 AM PST by Individual Rights in NJ (I don't even know what to say anymore...)
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Right, spot on. But it is going to be hard for us to do that, if we can’t own public airwaves, and public universities.

We need to wrestle control away. But when a station is up for sale (NBC) it was another major liberal corp that bought them up....


15 posted on 01/26/2013 9:50:27 AM PST by Individual Rights in NJ (I don't even know what to say anymore...)
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The Washington Post sold Newsweek to liberals for one dollar rather than let it be bought by the conservative Newsmax.

On the other hand, Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes built Fox News from scratch.

It will take a lifetime of dedication by a large core of conservative activists to turn the tide. Folks can't just return to 'civilian life' like they did at the end of the Clinton-Gore wars when George W. Bush took office and governed with a Republican House and (for the most part) Republican Senate.

16 posted on 01/26/2013 9:59:19 AM PST by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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NRI summit on a break. C-SPAN showing Reince Preibus speech from the RNC 2013 winter meeting.

Next on C-SPAN, Sen. Ted Cruz.

17 posted on 01/26/2013 10:02:45 AM PST by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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Ted Cruz giving the best presentation of the NRI summit. You’re missing out if you are not watching him now on C-SPAN.


18 posted on 01/26/2013 10:26:49 AM PST by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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He is great!


19 posted on 01/26/2013 10:39:06 AM PST by Individual Rights in NJ (I don't even know what to say anymore...)
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Yes, he is. I hope more are watching than just us.


20 posted on 01/26/2013 10:49:31 AM PST by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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It is amazing the difference the communication of the same ideas can make when one speaks straight, with confidence, and simply.

Contrast Cruz doing this with all the hemming and hawing of the earlier panels this morning, and it is astounding how effective a communicator he really is.


21 posted on 01/26/2013 10:53:02 AM PST by Individual Rights in NJ (I don't even know what to say anymore...)
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C-SPAN now showing discussion from earlier in the day:

Energy Discussion led by Kevin Williamson with Harold Hamm, Continental Resources

22 posted on 01/26/2013 10:59:44 AM PST by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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Cruz speaks of conservatism from the heart, based on knowledge. We need more like him who can present our message.


23 posted on 01/26/2013 11:02:44 AM PST by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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How, if amnesty for illegal immigrants becomes a reality? There’s no way that conservatives can, EVER, match the numbers of new, pro-leftist voters with new, pro-conservative voters, after amnesty for illegal immigrants happens!


24 posted on 01/26/2013 10:29:59 PM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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I’m attending. Cruz was phenomenal!


25 posted on 01/27/2013 6:50:40 AM PST by The Right Stuff
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Krauthammer talking about his migration from liberalism to conservatism.

How long does he think it's going to take him to get there, and more importantly, would he know it when he sees it, or pass right by?

26 posted on 01/27/2013 6:57:10 AM PST by TADSLOS ( "I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."-George Mason)
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