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  • The Stupid Hounding of Condi Rice

    04/17/2014 6:20:09 PM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | April 16,2014 | Rich Lowry
    Rice’s recent speaking gigs on college campuses and her ascension to the board of the file-sharing company Dropbox have sparked protests calling for her to be disinvited, cashiered and generally isolated and shamed --snip-- When the University of Minnesota invited her to give a lecture Thursday as part of a series marking the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, the herd of independent minds that is the school’s faculty roused itself. Roughly 200 of them demanded that the invitation be revoked, mostly for her association with George W. Bush’s interrogation and detention policies, but also because she is unfit...
  • Whose Side are you On? If you don’t care whether Republicans win, care that Democrats lose.

    03/29/2014 8:02:51 AM PDT · by shuck and yall · 157 replies
    National Review ^ | 3/29/2014 | Kevin Williamson
    March 29, 2014 4:00 AM Which Side Are You On? If you don’t care whether Republicans win, care that Democrats lose. By Kevin D. Williamson For conservatives, the story of the Obama years has been the depressing spectacle of Republicans fighting a rearguard action covering their retreat from a Democratic agenda backed by superior numbers. Republicans began the Obama administration with effectively no leverage: Barack Obama in the White House, Nancy Pelosi in the speaker’s chair, and Harry Reid running the Senate. The outcome of that was the enactment of the Affordable Care Act, the worst domestic defeat for the...
  • Democratic Corruption, Are they outing it all now, months before the midterms?

    03/28/2014 1:01:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 3.28.14 | Michelle Malkin
    Has Nancy Pelosi seen a newspaper lately? (Pro tip, hon: As with the Obamacare monstrosity, you have to read it to find out what’s in it.) I’d love to see her face in the wake of the veritable epidemic of Democratic corruption now sweeping the country. Pelosi’s blink count must be off the charts. to make it easy on Pelosi and put all of the latest cases in one handy rogues’-gallery reference list. But let’s not be naďve. It’s clear to me that the Barack Obama/Eric Holder DOJ is clearing the decks before the midterms. Prediction: The FBI’s GOP corruption...
  • For The New Emperors

    03/27/2014 10:34:52 AM PDT · by OddLane
    National Review ^ | Kevin Williamson
    here’s an old joke about what the newspaper you read — remember reading newspapers? — said about you: The Wall Street Journal is read by the people who run the country, the New York Times is read by the people who think they run the country, the Washington Post is read by people who think they should run the country, the Boston Globe is read by people whose grandparents used to do a damned fine job of running the country, the San Francisco Chronicle is read by people who aren’t sure whether there is a country or if anybody’s running...
  • Republican firing squad: Shooting conservatives, not defeating liberals

    02/22/2014 1:39:31 PM PST · by onyx · 58 replies
    CDN ^ | February 21, 2014 | Judson Phillips
    WASHINGTON, February 21, 2014 – Hang around Republican circles long enough and you will hear, “We have got to stop these circular firing squads.” The logic is simple; Republicans are killing themselves with internecine wars instead of going out and defeating liberals. It is a great theory. Perhaps the best word for it is theory. As conservatives are discovering, though, what Republicans who complain about the circular firing squad really want is a semi-circular firing squad. These voices in the Republican Party want conservatives to stop shooting at them, while they try to take out insurgent conservatives. Texas Senator...
  • NR Wins Release of Nev. Obamacare Records

    02/10/2014 9:32:42 AM PST · by rktman · 1 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/7/2014 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    The Nevada Division of Insurance must turn over records regarding Obamacare navigators’ criminal histories, Carson City district judge James E. Wilson Jr. ordered yesterday. Unless the division manages to get a stay, it is required to release the public records next week. Joined by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, National Review filed the lawsuit in January after the Division of Insurance refused to turn over any responsive records — that is, records relevant to our inquiry — whatsoever, stonewalling the two publications for weeks. NR filed a records request in Nevada after discovering eleven name-matches between Nevada Obamacare navigators and criminal...
  • Steyn, Steorts, GLAAD, Newhart, Suits, Deniers [War at National Review NOW]

    12/22/2013 6:25:48 PM PST · by madprof98 · 49 replies
    National Review Online (The Corner) ^ | 12/22/13 | Jack Fowler
    I believe Mark Steyn’s new column is a triumph, and wrote him on Friday to say that. The ensuing critical take on it by my colleague, Jason Steorts, left me shaking my head. My diminished intelligence, compared to NR’s Big Brains, should lead me to remain quiet, but I won’t.One brother — or sister, or let’s say a sibling — of the gay issue, from the perspective of the Left, is environmentalism. Or, specifically, “global warming,” now in its 2.0 version as “climate change.” Its advocates pronounce their positions with utmost scientific certainty, and just as eagerly label their foes...
  • Mann versus Steyn: popcorn time!

    08/28/2012 2:28:28 PM PDT · by neverdem · 48 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | August 27th, 2012 | James Delingpole
    Today I'm launching a fund and I wonder whether anyone would like to contribute. Please, I implore you all, PLEASE chip in to help finance Professor Michael Mann's suit for defamation against sinister, right-wing Canadian climate-change denier Mark Steyn and the fascist-denialist organ for which Steyn writes, National Review Online! I don't think Mann is going to win his case, not for one fraction of a millisecond. That's why I think it's so important that we give him all the financial encouragement we can at this sensitive early stage. There's a danger that Mann may yet take advice from his...
  • SLAPPstick Farce

    01/25/2014 9:03:37 AM PST · by Valpal1 · 12 replies
    National Review (print) ^ | 1/27/14 | Mark Steyn
    This column originally appeared in the January 27th print edition of National Review: America is a land of acronyms, and, useful as they are, acronyms can quickly curdle into jargon. SLAPP stands for "strategic lawsuit against public participation" — i.e., using legal action to cow an opponent into silence, and withdrawal from the public square. It was coined in the Eighties by Penelope Canan and George W. Pring at the University of Denver, and in the Nineties they turned it into a book: SLAPPs: Getting Sued for Speaking Out. And it proved so influential that by the Oughts various jurisdictions...
  • Michael Mann vs. NRO and Mark Steyn: It's Time to Rumble (Steyn sued for defamation of character)

    12/17/2012 7:26:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/17./2012 | Neil Snyder
    National Review Online (NRO) is currently running an ad/article explaining that Professor Michael Mann, the creator of the highly questionable "hockey stick" graph that global warming alarmists latched onto to pummel the entire world with dour warnings about the effects of man-made CO2 emissions on life as we know it, is suing NRO and Mark Steyn for defamation of character: ******** "Let me recap: A lawsuit has been formally filed by Professor Michael Mann against National Review and Mark Steyn. You know Mann: The Penn State academic and self-proclaimed (and bogus) Nobel Peace Prize awardee best known, famously and infamously,...
  • Climate Scientist Mann Faces Obstacles to Winning Libel Lawsuit, Legal Experts Say

    10/26/2012 5:15:34 PM PDT · by neverdem · 23 replies
    ScienceInsider ^ | 26 October 2012 | Puneet Kollipara
    Enlarge Image Public figure? Michael Mann must prove he isn't a private figure, among other challenges, if he is to win in a new libel case. Credit: Wikimedia/Pennsylvania State University Climate scientist Michael Mann is hoping for yet another court victory in his battle with climate skeptics. Earlier this week, the Pennsylvania State University researcher filed a libel lawsuit in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia against two conservative commentators and their respective publications over their attacks on his research. Legal experts say he stands a shot at getting at least part of his libel case heard...
  • Mark Steyn: Trial, and Error

    01/23/2014 4:06:01 PM PST · by feralcat · 22 replies
    SteynOnline ^ | January 22, 2014 | Mark Steyn
    On Tuesday morning, January 21st, I filed a motion with respect to Dr Michael Mann's defamation suit against me, National Review, Rand Simberg, and the Competitive Enterprise Institute. I did so because I felt the procedural fiasco the case has been reduced to since last July 10th thanks to the incompetence of the previous judge, Natalia Combs Greene, required what I called "an act of jurisprudential hygiene" from the new judge, Frederick Weisberg. Unfortunately, the DC Superior Court seems disinclined to clean up its act. I appreciate that, to those who followed the fun and frolics of my free speech...
  • Judge allows climate scientist compared to child molester to sue for libel.

    01/30/2014 3:17:04 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 47 replies
    Monterey Weekly ^ | January 28, 2014 | David Schmalz
    It’s hardly notable when a climate scientist’s findings come under attack from right wing pundits, but it definitely turns heads if they compare that scientist to a child molester. Even more unusual is if that scientist—in this case, Penn State climatologist Michael Mann—retaliates by suing for libel.
  • Right says Republicans must get specific to roll back liberal tide

    01/20/2014 3:15:25 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 20, 2014 | Niall Stanage
    Get specific. That’s the message conservative intellectuals and strategists have for the Republican Party as it faces an assault from President Obama and Democrats on issues resonant with struggling voters such as the minimum wage and extending unemployment benefits. Obama’s income inequality push comes as the tide appears to be rising for the left on economic and social issues, something evident in everything from New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s election to the legal selling of marijuana in Colorado. Some conservatives fear that the party has failed to make its case on how its policies can improve the lives...
  • Re-Education Camp (Mark's reply to his own editor)

    12/22/2013 11:16:14 AM PST · by Sherman Logan · 71 replies
    National Review Online Corner ^ | December 22, 2013 | Mark Steyn
    <p>“We believe the next step is to use this as an opportunity for Phil to sit down with gay families in Louisiana and learn about their lives and the values they share,” the spokesman said.</p> <p>Actually, “the next step” is for you thugs to push off and stop targeting, threatening and making demands of those who happen to disagree with you. Personally, I think this would be a wonderful opportunity for the GLAAD executive board to sit down with half-a-dozen firebreathing imams and learn about their values, but, unlike the Commissars of the Bureau of Conformity Enforcement, I accord even condescending little ticks like the one above the freedom to arrange his own social calendar. Unfortunately, GLAAD has had some success with this strategy, prevailing upon, for example, the Hollywood director Brett Ratner to submit to GLAAD re-education camp until he had eaten sufficient gay crow to be formally rehabilitated with a GLAAD “Ally” award.</p>
  • Disinformation behind Obamacare runs deep

    12/13/2013 7:12:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 13, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    "Obamacare was sold on a trinity of lies." That ornate phrase, more suitable for the Book of Revelations or perhaps the next installment of "Game of Thrones," comes from my National Review colleague Rich Lowry. But I like it. Most people know the first deception in the triumvirate of deceit: "If you like your health insurance you can keep it, period." The second leg in the tripod of deception was "If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor." But the third plank in the triad of disinformation hasn't gotten much attention: Obamacare will save you, me and the...
  • Nelson Mandela, R.I.P. (National Review editorial)

    12/08/2013 9:22:50 AM PST · by EveningStar · 87 replies
    National Review ^ | December 6, 2013 | The Editors
    Among world leaders, Nelson Mandela had unmatched moral authority. When George W. Bush awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2002, he said, “It is this moral stature that has made Nelson Mandela perhaps the most revered statesman of our time.” Bush could have done without the hedge word “perhaps.” Mandela was by far the most revered statesman of our time. Every July 18th is Nelson Mandela Day. The United Nations declared it so, in 2009. Mandela was born on July 18, 1918. Yesterday, the great man died at 95. The reverence the world feels for him has to...
  • The Media On Black Mob Attacks: Where Were They When John Derbyshire Got Fired?

    11/27/2013 8:33:55 AM PST · by IChing · 14 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 11/27/13 | Donald Joy
    Beat Whitey Night, Polar Bear Hunting, The Knockout Game…it’s about time the major media began to scratch the surface of this long-occurring practice. It is, after all, merely the internet-video-driven, plainly visible tip of a much larger and deeper iceberg, which has been around for many years. We can argue endlessly about the causes of it, but the fact remains that for several decades, blacks have been statistically far more likely to do horrible violence to non-blacks than the other way around. But you’d be unlikely to know that unless you get your intelligence from somewhere other than establishment information...
  • The Hungry and the Well Fed

    10/29/2013 4:34:51 AM PDT · by iowamark · 7 replies
    RedState ^ | October 29, 2013 | Erick Erickson
    In William F. Buckley’s mission statement for National Review, written in 1955, he did not mention winning elections. That’s not to say it is unimportant, unneeded, or unwanted. But it was not mentioned. In fact, Buckley wrote, “We believe that truth is neither arrived at nor illuminated by monitoring election results, binding though these are for other purposes, but by other means, including a study of human experience.” What was mentioned was standing athwart history yelling stop. Buckley sought to build a National Review that provided commentary on the landscape of American politics and culture, building an intellectual case for...
  • The Great Eclipse How Ted Cruz took the tea-party crown away from Marco Rubio.

    10/18/2013 6:45:07 AM PDT · by don-o · 40 replies
    NRO ^ | October 18, 2013 | Andrew Stiles
    Snip the answer “The base wants a leader who they feel is not going to sell them out,” says a conservative GOP aide. “They’re deeply distrustful of the establishment, and immigration is one of those issues where the base feels they were sold out.”
  • Mistakes were made; it’s time to move on (The View from Planet RINO)

    10/16/2013 10:46:54 AM PDT · by mojito · 18 replies
    PowerLine ^ | 10/16/2013 | Paul Mirengoff
    That’s basically Jonah Goldberg’s take on the Republican Party’s conduct regarding the Continuing Resolution and the government shutdown. And I basically agree with him. Certainly, mistakes were made — either by Ted Cruz and House hardliners (as I believe) or by Republicans who disagreed with Cruz’s approach. And, in principle, it is time to move on.
  • The Obama administration called the Muslim Brotherhood "moderates"? How did that work out in Egypt?

    09/05/2013 4:03:46 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 12 replies
    9/5/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    At the National Review, December 14, 2011, there is a past article entitled "John Kerry reporting for duty ... to the Muslim Brotherhood." In that article, it says that the Obama administration described the organization as a "largely secular" and moderate organization. Just two years later, Kerry said that the overthrow of these same "moderates" constituted a return of Democracy to Egypt. Now we hear Kerry and Co. saying that the Syrian rebels are "moderates," too. Riiiiight. The ones that are cannibals? The ones that even Turkish newspapers have past documention on as being caught with 2kg of Sarin gas...
  • Evict the Rich, White Liberals

    08/30/2013 6:08:38 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | August 30, 2013 | Kevin Williamson
    I’ve intentionally put off commenting on Allison Benedikt’s little essay (“If you send your kid to private school, you are a bad person”) in Slate, but I think I have come up with a policy option that would satisfy both Ms. Benedikt’s concerns and my own inclinations as well. She writes: “Everyone needs to be invested in our public schools in order for them to get better. Not just lip-service investment, or property tax investment, but real flesh-and-blood investment.” This is true, but it is inadequate. In fact, almost everybody already is invested in our public schools — by most...
  • The Siege of Byzantium

    08/15/2013 7:15:02 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | August 15, 2013 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Today, August 15, marks the anniversary of Constantinople’s victory over Muslim invaders in what historians commonly call the “Second Siege of Byzantium,” 717–18. Prior to this massive onslaught, the Muslims had been hacking away at the domains of the Byzantine empire for nearly a century. The Muslims’ ultimate goal was the conquest of Constantinople — for both political and religious reasons. Politically, Islam had no rival but the “hated Christians” of Byzantium, known by various appellations — including al-Rum (the Romans), al-Nassara (the Nazarenes), and, most notoriously, al-Kilab (the “dogs”). The eastern Sasanian Empire had already been vanquished, and Persia...
  • The Good Sense of Voter ID

    08/15/2013 7:19:33 AM PDT · by National Review · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | August 15, 2013 | National Review
    The Editors It is either the case that African Americans, young people, old people, and poor people labor under some onerous yet curiously undetectable burden that keeps them from obtaining free, government-issued photo IDs, or it is the case that Hillary Clinton, the NAACP, et al. are full of bunk when they claim that voter-ID laws such as the one just adopted in North Carolina amount to “disenfranchisement.”
  • Ensuring Choice and Universal Coverage: If we could design a health-care system from scratch...

    08/06/2013 1:22:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/06/2013 | Henry Olsen
    Conservatives and libertarians have criticized the IPAB “death panel” that Obamacare endows with the authority to make top-down decisions about Americans’ health care. They’ve discussed how mandates for religious employers, businesses, and individuals run counter to the Constitution and the principle of personal choice. They’ve issued calls for Republican governors to resist Medicaid expansion in their respective states in order to impede the law’s implementation. But now a number of conservative groups have issued a blanket Obamacare ultimatum: “If you fund it, you’re for it.” Conservatives of all stripes are united in their opposition to Obamacare. But we are not...
  • Tom Cotton at Harvard: Hated Libertarians, Praised Bill Clinton

    08/03/2013 9:35:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 08/01/2013 | Charles C. Johnson
    Arkansas Rep. Tom Cotton, who announced this week that he will challenge Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor, attacked alcohol vendors, called for mandatory financial disclosures of campaign donations, favored banning cigarettes, and attacked libertarianism while he was a Harvard student. In a twice-weekly column for the Harvard Crimson, Cotton — who has been called a “Republican’s dream” by National Review and an “extraordinary figure” by the Weekly Standard — criticized politicians for not doing enough to oppose tobacco and wrote a laudatory 1996 piece praising Bill and Hillary Clinton. In 1997, Cotton wrote a scolding op-ed on alcohol and underage drinking...
  • If National Review Wants Scientists To Take Conservatives Seriously, Jettison Discovery Institute

    08/01/2013 10:44:40 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    Science 2.0 ^ | August 1, 2013 | Hank Campbell
    If National Review Wants Scientists To Take Conservatives Seriously, Jettison The Discovery Institute How would editors at National Review regard the credibility of a controlled market publication that had its economic policy articles written by astrologers using the stars as their evidence? They might not like it but so what? Can they prove astrologers can't make economic policy? No, it's just flawed logic, sort of like me challenging someone to prove I am not an alien from space. That is the problem with National Review paying someone from the Discovery Institute to spout anti-science nonsense about 35-year-old science under the...
  • The Plantation Theory: Time to retire a dumb Cornel West idea and the rhetoric that goes with it.

    07/24/2013 7:26:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/24/2013 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Cornel West is a very smart man who has some very dumb opinions, but when he’s feeling froggy he can be a hoot. In a recent interview, Professor West mocked Al Sharpton for playing the odalisque in President Obama’s media seraglio, calling him the embodiment of the “rent-a-Negro phenomenon on MSNBC.” The Reverend Sharpton, he said, is constrained because “he’s still on the Obama plantation.” The use of the word “plantation” to describe the relationship between black Americans and their political patrons is an unfortunate staple of contemporary rhetoric. Professor West’s remark is unusual in that “plantation” rhetoric usually comes...
  • National Review Online Seeks Editor [This Is NOT A Joke]

    05/31/2013 12:29:22 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 12 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 30 May 2013 - 3:46 PM | NRO Staff
    Exact Quote: "Familiarity with conservative policy and politics is recommended but not required."
  • Frank Rich Is Wrong about Civil Rights

    05/06/2013 12:21:05 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | May 6, 2013 | Kevin Williamson
    Frank Rich, writing in New York magazine, has taken issue with my pieces on Goldwater, Republicans, and civil rights, calling it part of “the most insidious and determined campaign to rewrite racial history on the right.” If you can dig through Mr. Rich’s characteristically limp and emotive prose, you will discover that his argument amounts to: “Nyah, nyah! Strom Thurmond!”
  • National Review Online: The Cruz Birthers

    42-year-old Cruz was born in Calgary, Alberta, to an American mother and a Cuban father. By dint of his mother’s citizenship, Cruz was an American citizen at birth. Whether he meets the Constitution’s requirement that the president of the United States be a “natural-born citizen,” a term the Framers didn’t define and for which the nation’s courts have yet to offer an interpretation, has become the subject of considerable speculation. Snip~ Legal scholars are firm about Cruz’s eligibility. “Of course he’s eligible,” Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz tells National Review Online. “He’s a natural-born, not a naturalized, citizen.” Eugene Volokh,...
  • A Bronze Star Power Point? Actually, not... (Drive-by Journalism at Its Worst)

    03/14/2013 5:36:40 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 6 replies
    US Patriot Post ^ | March 14, 2013 | Mark Alexander
    "The best and only safe road to honor, glory, and true dignity is justice." -- George Washington (1779) A Bronze Star Power Point? Actually, not ... Drive-by Journalism at Its Worst In keeping with our publishing deadlines, every Tuesday morning I send notice of my topic for Thursday's column to our editorial team. This week, I sent notice that I was writing about "military award inflation," and particularly a story from reputable news sources about an Air Force chaplain, Lt. Col. Jon Trainer, who received a Bronze Star for a PowerPoint. I first read this story under an inflammatory National...
  • Borking Immigration Hawks

    02/25/2013 6:00:47 PM PST · by OddLane · 4 replies
    National Review Online ^ | February 25, 2013 | John O'Sullivan
    Mario, I really think we are going to have to sit down around a decent bottle of Argentinean Malbec and thrash these matters out amicably. So, in the meantime, I don’t want to throw a match onto the tinder you’ve been gathering around the stake for your auto-da-fe. You should at least modify your condemnation of immigration hawks, since you are the one going up in flames. Very briefly, here’s why: You are alleging that immigration hawks are not conservatives and don’t deserve conservative allies because some of them are (coercive) population controllers. In order to make this stick logically,...
  • Buckley Rule — According to Bill, not Karl

    02/13/2013 5:16:13 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/13/2013 | Neal Freeman
    The Buckley Rule has been much invoked in recent weeks, in this space and elsewhere, and on almost every occasion it has been both misquoted and misapplied. As one who was present at the formulation, I feel obliged to record the “originalist” intention. It was the winter of 1964 and the unresolved question at NR editorial meetings, week to week, was this: Whom should the magazine support for the Republican presidential nomination? To outsiders, the question would have seemed all but settled. Issue by issue, NR gave every appearance of being all in for Barry Goldwater. Heck, there were those...
  • The Unconventional Ted Cruz: He's doing precisely what he promised on the campaign trail.

    02/05/2013 6:37:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/05/2013 | Andrew Stiles
    Ted Cruz (R., Texas) has been a United States senator for only 34 days, but already he is making his mark on national politics. His conspicuous presence and aggressive tone have thrilled his conservative cheerleaders, while inducing fits of rage in liberal detractors and Joe Scarborough. In the past week alone, Cruz has tangled with veteran Democratic spin-master Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) on Meet the Press, sent a tongue-in-cheek letter to Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago, introduced legislation to fully repeal Obamacare, and recorded “no” votes on major items, including Hurricane Sandy relief, raising the debt ceiling, filibuster reform, and...
  • Live Thread: National Review Institute - Challenges Facing Conservatism (7:50 p.m. EST 1/25/13)

    01/25/2013 5:14:25 PM PST · by kristinn · 25 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | Friday, January 25, 2013
    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...
  • Arianna Huffington & Scarborough Claim: W.F. Buckley, Jr. Would Have Supported Hagel

    01/15/2013 4:48:27 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Who would you trust more to reflect how William F. Buckley, Jr. would have felt on an important issue of the day: the editors of the National Review--the magazine that WFB founded--or the combined wisdom of Arianna Huffington and Joe Scarborough? In an editorial published before Hagel's nomination became official, the Editors at National Review wrote: "Chuck Hagel is a very poor choice for the next secretary of defense," concluding that he was "definitively not the man who should be the next secretary of defense." But on today's Morning Joe, when Huffington asked "don't you think William F. Buckley would...
  • Commemorating a Non-Conformist

    11/02/2012 12:27:03 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 1, 2012 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Just one of the many misconceptions about conservatives, particularly in the academy, is that we all come off of an assembly line. To preserve this fiction, academics prefer to study us from a distance, if at all. Thus we get studies with bizarre conclusions about how much we love authority figures. They read us backwards: Conformity is the antithesis of our ethos. I’ve been to left-wing and right-wing events and found infinitely more diversity at the latter than at the former. “For all the cant about ‘openness to ideas’ (that word again!), they cooperate to impose an ersatz consensus on...
  • An Urgent Message from the Publisher of National Review (he's for Wendy Long)

    09/22/2012 11:15:05 PM PDT · by Sun · 11 replies
    email from Wendy Long | Fri, 21 Sep 2012 | Jack Fowler
    Dear fellow conservative: Could there be a worse incumbent Democrat senator facing re-election than New York's Kirsten Gillibrand? And could we have a better challenger-a more reliable, articulate, intelligent woman; a more authentic, talented, and real conservative-than my old pal, Wendy Long? snip The act of political donating used to be so . . . provincial. But we're all smarter now: We've learned, too often the hard way, that every senator, not just those from our own state, but every single senator has a huge impact on our lives. That one vote always seems to matter, snip Without question, Wendy...
  • Romney Needs a Turnaround Artist [NRO: "Romney campaign has failed to make the case..."]

    09/18/2012 1:26:50 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 78 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/18/2012 | Mona Charen
    One of Romney’s great skills is the ability to turn around failing enterprises. He did it with private firms while he ran Bain Capital, he did it for an indebted Massachusetts, and he did it for the Olympics. He needs to do it for his campaign now. Neil Newhouse, Romney’s pollster, attempted to soothe worried Republicans last week by stressing that the race remains extremely close. But the fact that Romney’s pollster isn’t worried is itself worrying. By rights, Romney should be ten points ahead. His campaign seems to think the bad economy will automatically win this race for the...
  • Climate Zealot Continues Tree-Ring Circus

    08/23/2012 4:44:21 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 7 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 23, 2012
    Climate Fraud: In an attempt to defend his role in the greatest scam of modern times, Climate-gate's poster child threatens to defend his tarnished reputation in court. First, hide the decline, then hide the deceit. 'Get lost" was National Review editor Rich Lowry's appropriate response to a threatened lawsuit by Penn State climate scientist Michael Mann. NR printed a post by the great Mark Steyn, who graces these pages as well, calling Mann's famous hockey-stick graph "fraudulent." That it is indeed a fraud has been documented by many, including us. Mann was at the heart of the Climate-gate scandal in...
  • The Obama Debacle

    06/21/2012 10:21:42 AM PDT · by ThomasHart · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | June 21, 2012 | Kathryn Lopez & John Lott
    John R. Lott Jr. and Grover G. Norquist are the authors of Debacle: Obama’s War on Jobs and Growth and What We Can Do Now to Regain Our Future. Lott, a former colleague of the president’s at the University of Chicago Law School, answers some questions about the depth of the debacle and the way out from National Review Online’s Kathryn Jean Lopez. KATHRYN JEAN LOPEZ: John, you say that when you were a faculty colleague of Barack Obama, he tagged you as “the gun guy” and announced that “I don’t believe people should be able to own guns.” That...
  • There are no winners in war against moderates

    05/05/2012 3:57:17 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 54 replies
    http://www.kearneyhub.com ^ | May 5, 2012 | Cokie and Steven Roberts
    Former Republican Rep. Tom Davis told The Hill newspaper: “The middle is getting squeezed,” but his comment vastly understates the crisis in the capital. Activists in both parties have declared war on moderates. The ideological gap between the two parties is widening rapidly. Paralysis is pervasive. Political scientist Keith Poole of the University of Georgia, who studies voting patterns, told the National Journal: “We are clearly as conflicted as we’ve been since 1905. The parties are, I think, completely dysfunctional and incapable of acting on major policy.” The National Journal reports that as recently as 1999, more than half of...
  • Parting Ways [National Review fires John Derbyshire!]

    04/07/2012 4:24:15 PM PDT · by cartan · 349 replies
    NRO ^ | 2012-04-07 | Rich Lowry
    Anyone who has read Derb in our pages knows he’s a deeply literate, funny, and incisive writer. I direct anyone who doubts his talents to his delightful first novel, “Seeing Calvin Coolidge in a Dream, or any one of his “Straggler” columns in the books section of NR. Derb is also maddening, outrageous, cranky, and provocative. His latest provocation, in a webzine, lurches from the politically incorrect to the nasty and indefensible. We never would have published it, but the main reason that people noticed it is that it is by a National Review writer. Derb is effectively using our...
  • 22 conservative leaders challenge National Review to come clean on Romney

    03/11/2012 2:26:45 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 10 replies
    MassResistance.com ^ | July 12, 2007
    WALTHAM, MA (July 12, 2007) -- Twenty-two conservative activist leaders have publicly released a letter challenging the conservative magazine National Review's "puff work" for presidential candidate Mitt Romney and implying that the magazine is quietly abandoning the social conservative grassroots and constitutionalism. The letter was sent to National Review on June 1, 1007. The editors refuse even to acknowledge receipt of the letter, which cites information about which they've misled their readers, most strikingly: •Romney's stance and record after his "awakening" are not pro-life. •The Massachusetts Constitution says the people are bound only by laws ratified by the legislature; and...
  • Why Manipulate the Tragedy of Trayvon Martin?

    03/30/2012 11:10:18 PM PDT · by neverdem · 165 replies
    National Review Online ^ | March 25, 2012 | Heather Mac Donald
    The fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin last month by a neighborhood-watch volunteer was a sickening and — unless new facts come to light — unjustified loss of an innocent life. Unless Martin’s killer, George Zimmerman, had reason to believe that Martin was armed, shooting him was a grossly disproportionate response to a fistfight, even leaving aside the fact that Zimmerman had initiated the encounter. If such a shooting is justified under Florida’s broad self-defense law, that law has licensed violence that goes far beyond legitimate self-defense. Every American shares the despair of Martin’s family over this heartbreaking tragedy...
  • Yes, Chicks Dig Jerks

    03/02/2012 7:23:06 PM PST · by MetaThought · 37 replies
    National Review ^ | March 2, 2012 | Kevin D. Williamson
    The most frequently cited (and probably the most controversial) research on the “Chicks Dig Jerks” thesis is the “Dark Triad” work of Professor Peter Jonason of the University of South Alabama. The Dark Triad is a combination of psychological traits — subclinical psychopathology, subclinical narcissism, and what Professor Jonason calls “Machiavellianism” — that are, he believes, in fact a unitary phenomenon associated with a higher level of sexual success, defined in the literature as a larger number of total lifetime sexual partners. The correlation of the Dark Triad with larger numbers of sexual partners holds true for both men and...
  • National Review to Newt Gingrich: Drop out (NR- Drop Dead!)

    02/13/2012 8:26:17 AM PST · by VinL · 55 replies
    WashPo ^ | 12--13-12 | Weiner
    The National Review wants former House speaker Newt Gingrich to call it quits. The GOP presidential candidate has long had an uneasy relationship with the mainstream conservative press in general and National Review in particular, and he will likely dismiss the editorial as “establishment” meddling. The paper’s harsh assessment is likely the tip of the iceberg, however, and Gingrich will be forced to defend his own relevance going forward in the campaign — never a good place for a candidate to be. “[Former Pennsylvania senator Rick] Santorum has won more contests than Gingrich (who has won only one), has more...
  • Re: What is Wrong with This Guy? (Guy = Romney)

    02/01/2012 9:21:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies
    National Review Online - The Corner ^ | February 1, 2012 | Mark Steyn
    Jonah, I agree with you on the general tin-ear of Romney. He’s extremely un-nimble on the stump, which means that Republicans will be gambling that he can be sufficiently insulated and managed across the finish line without offering up any campaign-detonating hostage to fortune.