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  • Why I Left the Anti-War Right

    02/09/2004 2:37:49 AM PST · by kattracks · 50 replies · 1,625+ views
    FrontPageMagazine ^ | 2/09/04 | Anthony Gancarski
    <p>If someone had told me a few months ago that I’d be writing a piece for Front Page on this theme, I would’ve dismissed him as a lunatic. After all, then I was supporting the positions expected from those on the so-called antiwar right. I was harshly critical of Israeli defense initiatives, more willing to talk up for Noam Chomsky than the sitting President, and insistent upon baiting “neo-conservative” Michael Ledeen of National Review into admitting that he sought to see the regime in Tehran overthrown by any means necessary, including US Military involvement.</p>
  • Schultz: MSNBC Fired Me Because They Were 'In the Tank for Hillary' and I Supported Bernie

    04/17/2018 5:48:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2018 | Leah Barkoukis
    Former MSNBC host Ed Schultz opened up in a recent interview about why he believes he was fired in 2015. Schultz, who’s now anchor of a show on RT, told National Review‘s Jamie Weinstein that he believes it was because he supported Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), which was problematic, he charged, because the network was “in the tank for Hillary Clinton.”He described how MSNBC chief Phil Griffin was a "watchdog" who closely managed which stories were covered, and relayed one incident where his story about Sanders’s launch of his campaign was bumped in favor of other news. Sanders gave his official campaign...
  • Roseanne Barr Is a Complete Nut; Trump supporters should think twice before applauding her.

    04/10/2018 12:00:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 89 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/08/2018 | J.J. McCulloagh
    <p>A challenge of this populist age is separating authentic outsiders with usefully unorthodox political perspectives from rank kooks looking to exploit a moment of open-mindedness.</p> <p>Roseanne Barr provides a good study.</p> <p>The popular reboot of her blue-collar sitcom after a two-decade slumber has been widely heralded as a populist victory by much of the pro-Trump Right, given the decision to cast Roseanne’s character as a Trump voter. That Roseanne the woman is herself a Trump supporter only advances the notion that the show is a populist win, and many critics and viewers have offered the MAGA factor as the sole variable explaining the program’s popularity. “Look at her ratings!” cried the gleeful president himself after the show’s debut.</p>
  • Rich Lowry Gets Stampeded Onto The Trump Train

    04/05/2018 1:04:05 PM PDT · by detective · 40 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 5, 2018 | Robert Tracinski
    One of the chief arguments against Donald Trump is the very fact that so many of us on the Right spend so much time arguing with each other about him. “The Right” has always been a broad ideological coalition, and any president is going to lean toward one part of that coalition at the expense of others, leaving some people disgruntled. But in my experience, that usually led right-leaning writers to debate their differences on the issues, rather than just arguing about the man. Yet that’s what we’re doing with Trump. He has a remarkable talent for needlessly pitting former...
  • Humanity’s Genes Reveal Its Tangled History

    03/26/2018 7:16:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | March 26, 2018 | Razib Khan
    In the early 19th century, Jean-François Champollion used the Rosetta Stone to begin the process of deciphering the hieroglyphics of ancient Egypt. We already knew Egypt through the Bible and the histories of the Greeks, but even Herodotus wrote 2,000 years after the beginning of the Old Kingdom. With the translation of hieroglyphics, the legend of Egypt came to life. What had been cloudy became clear. In Who We Are and How We Got Here: Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past, David Reich, a geneticist at Harvard’s Medical School and the Broad Institute, introduces us to...
  • John Bolton: 'A Reagan Realist' and a Brilliant Choice

    03/25/2018 10:56:44 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 77 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 25, 2018 | Claudia Rosett
    Donald Trump transition meetings, New York, USA - 02 Dec 2016 John Bolton is a superb choice for national security advisor, though you wouldn't know that from the lamentations and doomsday prophecies issuing from the media since President Trump tweeted the news that on April 9 Ambassador Bolton will take over this pivotal White House post from Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster. As the New York-Washington headline consensus would have it, Bolton is a rogue war-monger, an ultra-hardline uber-hawk, a one-man MIRVed missile raring to blow up the planet. He inspires terror at the New York Times, where the...
  • Trump’s Tariffs, Congress’ Cowardice

    03/11/2018 7:30:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 11, 2018 | Paul Jacob
    When President Trump announced he was slapping a 25 percent tariff on imported steel and a 10 percent toll on foreign aluminum, a friend asked me how the president could possibly possess such unilateral authority under our governmental system of checks and balances. That was my first thought, too, before surmising that our über-experienced Congress had again simply handed away its constitutional power, as is its habit, thoughtlessly — like motel matches. Writing in National Review, Jay Cost confirmed my suspicion: “Over the past 80 years, authority over tariffs, as well as over all manner of properly legislative functions,...
  • CPAC speaker Mona Charen stuns with fiery rebuke of Trump, Le Pen (Cheese-Eating Surrender Monkey)

    02/24/2018 4:06:37 PM PST · by kiryandil · 192 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 24, 2018 | Gabby Morrongiello
    A conservative columnist was escorted out of the Conservative Political Action Conference on Saturday after slamming President Trump and conservatives for behaving like "hypocrites" when it comes to women's issues. Mona Charen, a National Review writer and senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, was asked during a panel about the Left's treatment of women what has left her most fired up in the Trump era...
  • Rumors of Conservatism's Demise Greatly Exaggerated

    02/23/2018 2:48:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 23, 2018 | David Limbaugh
    I happened onto a piece by Bill Kristol in The Weekly Standard, wherein he links to "a short, powerful piece in National Review" by Rick Brookhiser, who "concludes that 'the conservative movement is no more. Its destroyers are Donald Trump and his admirers.'" I somewhat get the sentiment -- or at least I used to -- because during the GOP primaries, I fleetingly entertained a similar concern that Trump, whom I didn't consider a conservative, might undermine the conservative movement in the long run if elected. Presumably trying to console Brookhiser, Kristol writes: "Movements grow old. They eventually die....
  • Opinion: Trump's obstruction of justice is far more extensive than Nixon's

    02/12/2018 12:24:45 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 94 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 12, 2018 | by Harry Litman, The Washington Post
    Now that a consensus is beginning to emerge that special counsel Robert Mueller has the evidence to make a compelling case of obstruction of justice against President Trump, the president's defenders have trotted out a new defense: that obstruction on its own is a mere "procedural crime" that doesn't really count unless coupled with proof of guilt on an underlying crime. In other words, defenders view the Mueller probe as akin to the Watergate investigation without the break-in. But this view is wholly untenable. The legal version of the argument is, as explained by Rich Lowry in National Review, "if...
  • Jonah Goldberg: Why the ‘Cult of Trump’ Has Taken Hold

    02/07/2018 2:56:38 PM PST · by EveningStar · 90 replies
    National Review ^ | February 7, 2018 | Jonah Goldberg
    ... Liberals roll their eyes at the claim that President Obama violated democratic norms or abused his power. But putting aside the specific arguments, conservatives saw plenty of abuses and violations, from the IRS scandals and Benghazi to the Iran deal. Obama said many times he couldn’t unilaterally implement the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program because he wasn’t a “king.” Then he did it anyway. And the process repeats itself, getting worse and more egregious each time. When I criticize Trump, the first response from countless Republicans is, “Oh yeah, why was it okay for Obama!?” If I point...
  • The FISA-Gate Boomerangs

    02/06/2018 9:18:07 AM PST · by RevelationDavid · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | February 6, 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Many questions remain, but Democrats, including Obama, are probably not going to look good when we get the answers.
  • [Great editorial] Clinton–Obama Emails: The Key to Understanding Why Hillary Wasn’t Indicted

    01/23/2018 2:02:42 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 95 replies
    National Review ^ | January 23, 2018 | by ANDREW C. MCCARTHY
    New FBI texts highlight a motive to conceal the president’s involvement. From the first, these columns have argued that the whitewash of the Hillary Clinton emails caper was President Barack Obama’s call - not the FBI’s, and not the Justice Department’s. The decision was inevitable. Obama, using a pseudonymous email account, had repeatedly communicated with Secretary Clinton over her private, non-secure email account. If Clinton had been charged, Obama’s culpable involvement would have been patent. In any prosecution of Clinton, the Clinton–Obama emails would have been in the spotlight. For the prosecution, they would be more proof of willful (or,...
  • About That Golden Globes Fiasco

    01/09/2018 2:27:07 PM PST · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | January 8, 2018 | Kyle Smith
    They should hand out awards for hypocrisy, preening, and lack of self-awareness. On Golden Globes night, Hollywood preened in front of its black mirror as usual, but the degree to which it was blind to what was obvious to all observers was stranger than ever. It was like that time the pear-shaped Homer Simpson looked at his reflection and saw a torso rippling with musculature. What was the most crystalline moment of self-unawareness?
  • Whirlpool Has Trapped Washington in a Spin Cycle

    12/16/2017 10:10:53 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | Dec 16, 2017 | George Will
    <p>A household appliance will be the next stepping stone on America’s path to restored greatness. The government is poised to punish many Americans, in the name of protecting a few of them, because, in the government’s opinion, too many of them are choosing to buy foreign-made washing machines for no better reason than that the buyers think they are better. If you are wondering why the government is squandering its dwindling prestige by having opinions about such things, you have not been paying attention to Whirlpool’s demonstration that it is more adept at manipulating Washington than it is at making washing machines.</p>
  • Constant Hysterics Damage Our Democracy

    12/15/2017 10:31:50 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | Dec 15, 2017 | David French
    Late last night, while reading a stream of apocalyptic rhetoric about the repeal of net neutrality and the “end of the internet as we know it,” I reached the shattering conclusion that one of my favorite lines from one of my favorite movies was wrong. The movie is the 2004 Brad Bird masterpiece, The Incredibles. The line comes from the villain, Syndrome, who outlines his plan to make “everyone super,” because when “everyone is super [he chuckles maliciously] no one will be.” It’s a great line, and it seems to convey an important truth. When you make everyone or everything...
  • Andrew Sullivan Sounds Off — On Everything

    12/13/2017 9:33:30 PM PST · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 6 replies
    national review ^ | 12.13.17 | Jamie Weinstein
    My podcast interview with Andrew Sullivan is now up, and it’s a doozy. We get into just about everything, from why he thinks Donald Trump should be removed from office, to his criticism of the #MeToo movement, to a rather heated conversation about his view of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. No matter your ideology, I suspect there are points you will be nodding in agreement with Sullivan and points where you will be screaming at the podcast in rage at him. Sullivan says, for example, that though he wants President Trump removed from office, he is fine with Mike Pence taking...
  • Nikki Haley Gives Them Hell at the UN

    04/07/2017 1:17:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | April 7, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I also have Nikki Haley, a couple of bites of Nikki Haley just ripping it at the United Nations earlier. Here’s take one… HALEY: It could be that Russia is knowingly allowing chemical weapons to remain in Syria. It could be that Russia has been incompetent in its efforts to remove the chemical weapons. Or it could be that the Assad Regime is playing the Russians for fools, telling them there are no chemical weapons, all the while stockpiling them on their bases. The world is waiting for the Russian government to act responsibly in Syria. The world is...
  • FOXNEWS - Wife of demoted DOJ offical Bruce Ohr worked for FusionGPS

    12/11/2017 2:21:41 PM PST · by IVAXMAN · 344 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | 12/11/2017 | James Rosen
    : A senior Justice Department official demoted last week for concealing his meetings with the men behind the anti-Trump “dossier” had even closer ties to Fusion GPS, the firm responsible for the incendiary document, than has been disclosed, Fox News has confirmed: The official’s wife worked for Fusion GPS during the 2016 election.
  • Forget Collusion. Can Mueller Prove Russia Committed Cyberespionage? If not, what’s the point?

    12/11/2017 10:29:57 AM PST · by billorites · 36 replies
    National Review ^ | December 11, 2017 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    The rationale for Robert Mueller’s appointment as special counsel is that Russia conducted a cyberespionage attack — hacking — to interfere in the 2016 presidential campaign, and that the Trump campaign may somehow have “colluded” in this offense. Mueller has been at this for six months, and the FBI for a year before that. So isn’t it about time we asked: Could Mueller prove that Russia did it? Forget Trump. What about Russia? We have paid too much attention to the so-called collusion component of the probe — speculation about Trump-campaign coordination in Russia’s perfidy. There appears to be no proof...