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  • Who Was behind the Jeff Flake Set-Up?

    10/01/2018 10:09:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/01/2018 | John Fund
    ACORN’s tactics live on in the senator’s elevator confrontation with activists from a Soros-backed group. On Friday morning, two women raced past reporters and security officers and blocked a senators-only elevator in the U.S. Capitol. They cornered Arizona senator Jeff Flake, who had just announced he was going to vote yes on moving Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination out of the Judiciary Committee and onto the Senate floor for a full debate. The women wouldn’t let Flake leave until they had yelled at him, face to face, for several minutes. Anyone who thinks the two left-wing activists acted without a well-thought-out plan...
  • Clean Energys Dirty Secrets

    09/24/2014 5:26:04 AM PDT · by thackney · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | September 23, 2014 | Rupert Darwall
    Renewable energy has become a potent rallying cry uniting Hollywood and the Beltway. We can move our economy town by town, state by state to renewable energy and a sustainable future, Leonardo DiCaprio says in his eight-minute climate movie Carbon, released in August. In his fiscal-showdown speech during his first term, in April 2011, President Obama put Paul Ryans proposals for a 70 percent cut in clean energy at the top of his list of reprehensible and unnecessary reductions. These arent the kind of cuts you make when youre trying to get rid of some waste or find extra savings...
  • House Republican Proposing Carbon Tax This Week To Replace the Gas Tax

    07/22/2018 7:39:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/22/2018 | Taylor Millard
    Florida Congressman Carlos Curbelo is getting ready to introduce a bill repealing the gas tax in exchange for a carbon tax. It seems rather odd the Miami Republican wants to chart this path, especially after the House GOP overwhelmingly denounced the notion of a carbon tax last week, but Curbelo isn’t backing down from his proposal. He told Miami Herald his proposal is just a “first step” in the discussion. When you ask this question in a vacuum, is any tax detrimental to economic growth? It’s usually going to be yes…But when you put it in context and you...
  • Republican Lawmakers Rebuke Trump after Putin Press Conference

    07/17/2018 4:37:30 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 101 replies
    National Review ^ | July 16, 2018 | MAIREAD MCARDLE
    Republican lawmakers were left shaking their heads after President Trumps Mondays press conference with Russian president Vladimir Putin, in which Trump declined to endorse the American intelligence communitys assessment that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election. Senator John McCain (R., Ariz.) called it one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory and a tragic mistake in a statement. No prior president has ever abased himself more abjectly before a tyrant, McCain said. The damage inflicted by President Trumps naivet, egotism, false equivalence, and sympathy for autocrats is difficult to calculate. House speaker Paul Ryan also...
  • Republican Writer: Honestly I Think You Can Support Abortion and Still be a Conservative

    07/13/2018 9:12:09 PM PDT · by Morgana · 84 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | July 13, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger, Steven Ertelt
    Popular Republican journalist Jonah Goldberg angered his base Wednesday by claiming people can be conservative and support abortion. Goldberg is a senior editor at the National Review and a New York Times bestselling author. On Twitter Wednesday, he made the comment about fellow conservative journalist Tomi Lahren who has been openly critical of pro-lifers. Honestly, I think you can support abortion and still be a conservative. I just have a problem when youre stupid about it or use left wing arguments for it or both, Goldberg wrote in the post, linking to one of Lahrens recent comments. Goldberg continued...
  • NEVERTRUMPERS EAT CROW AS PRESIDENT LOOKS TO TURN SCOTUS RIGHT FOR A GENERATION

    06/29/2018 10:51:19 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 79 replies
    The DC ^ | 11:34 PM 06/27/2018 | SCOTT MOREFIELD
    Wednesdays retirement announcement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy sparked strong reactions from both right and left, but the takes from so-called #NeverTrumpers, or ideological conservatives who opposed President Trump in 2016, ranged from crickets to eating some much-deserved crow.
  • Meet the New Hubris, Same as the Old Hubris [NeverTrump David French] [ed]

    06/13/2018 11:40:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | June 13, 2018 | David French
    Becoming president of the United States is one of the most difficult and consequential achievements for any person, in any place, in the entire world. The climb begins invariably against long odds, the process is grueling for the candidate, his family, and his allies and the prize is immense. With victory comes an informal title, the most powerful man in the world. Its impossible to begin that journey without a measure of faith in God, sometimes, in your team, sometimes, and in yourself, usually. If you decide to run, there has to be a belief not just...
  • Why The North Korean Summit Should Stay Cancelled

    05/25/2018 9:06:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/25/2018 | The Editors
    Its not exactly Donald Trumps Reykjavik, but he has done the right thing by calling off the misconceived summit with Kim Jong-un.The North Koreans have been yanking our chain over the last week or so, presumably trying to establish their leverage and begin a negotiation over the negotiation. They seemed to make some progress, with Trump saying the other day that maybe we could settle for something short of complete, verifiable denuclearization, which is supposed to be our core demand. The president may have tempted the North Koreans into the gamesmanship by occasionally seeming over-eager to take credit for a...
  • McCains Funeral Guest List Doesnt Define Him

    05/08/2018 7:34:02 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 96 replies
    National Review ^ | May 8, 2018 | Jim Geraghty
    Charlie Kirk, responding to a report that Senator John McCain, battling brain cancer, does not want President Trump to attend his funeral: He wants Obama there. That tells you everything you need to know about McCain. Really? You think everything you need to know about a mans 81 years on this earth can be nullified or reaffirmed by your approval of his guest list at his funeral? Twenty-three years of military service, 23 bombing missions, a Silver Star, a Bronze Star, a Purple Heart, a Distinguished Flying Cross, five and a half years as a prisoner of war, solitary confinement...
  • Dont Be Mad at Wolfs Sanders Jokes if Youve Never Been Mad at Trump

    04/30/2018 5:30:46 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 124 replies
    National Review ^ | April 29, 2018 | KATHERINE TIMPF
    He has gone just as low, but shes a comedian, not president, so she does deserve a bit more leeway when it comes to making jokes. At Saturdays White House Correspondents Dinner, comedian Michelle Wolf made some jokes about White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders that have a lot of people, particularly on the right, very upset. ... Sanders was visibly upset the entire time, and many people on the right rushed to her defense saying that Wolfs jokes were inappropriate and an outrage. Heres the thing, though: Many of those same people have absolutely no problem with...
  • 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 Id be writing a piece for Front Page on this theme, I wouldve 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, whos now anchor of a show on RT,told National Reviews 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 Sanderss 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 Roseannes 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 programs popularity. Look at her ratings! cried the gleeful president himself after the shows 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 thats what were doing with Trump. He has a remarkable talent for needlessly pitting former...
  • Humanitys 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-Franois 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 Harvards 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...
  • Trumps 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 ber-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...