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  • Polls: Cruz Would Fare 5 Points Better Versus Clinton Than Trump Would

    02/12/2016 3:30:25 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 147 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 2/11/2016 | Jeffrey H. Anderson
    Among the two candidates whose results look at all like those of an eventual GOP presidential nominee, polling suggests that Ted Cruz would do significantly better than Donald Trump in the general election. According to the Real Clear Politics average of recent polls, Cruz would fare 5 points better versus Hillary Clinton than Trump would. Polling has consistently shown Cruz to have an advantage over Trump in this regard: Fox News found that Cruz would fare 4 points better than Trump, beating Clinton by 7 points (50 to 43 percent) to Trump's 3 (47 to 44 percent). NBC News and...
  • Donald Trump Is An �Authoritarian� and Is �Dangerous�, says Ron Paul

    08/25/2015 3:26:55 PM PDT · by z taxman · 114 replies
    The Libertarian Republic ^ | July 20, 2015 | Lina Bryce
    Former Republican Rep. Ron Paul blasted the presidential hopeful, Donald Trump for being authoritarian on Alan Colmes Show recently. Pauls comments about Trump came about when he was asked if Donald Trump was good or bad for the Republican Party, to which Paul replied, chuckling, Well I dont even care whether hes good or bad for the Republican party. I dont have much interest in that per se. But, I think hes a dangerous person and a lot of people find him kind of funny and they love him, even libertarian types love him When Colmes presses Paul to explain...
  • How to give a Donald Trump stump speech, in 12 easy steps

    08/31/2015 8:47:59 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 50 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/31/2015 | Chris Moody
    1.) Arrive to the sound of a 1980s montage song, like "I am a real American" from Hulk Hogan's WWE Days. ... 2.) pay your respects to the American flag. ... 3.) Remark on the yuuuuge sixe of the crowd. ... 6.) When discussing trade and foreign policy, mention China as often as possible. 7.) Remind everyone that you have more money than they do,. 8.) Say the Bible is your favorite book and everyone will give you a thumbs up. ...
  • Cruz attack ad: Trump got rich from 'seizing private property'

    01/22/2016 8:53:49 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 191 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 22, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    ... The ad goes on to say that Trump bulldozed the home of an elderly widow in Atlantic City to build a limousine parking lot at his casino. "Trump won't change the system. He's what's wrong with it," it says in the end. Cruz tweeted his ad Friday morning saying "It's time we change the system and break the #WashingtonCartel -- together!" ...
  • THE MARK LEVIN SHOW Thursday, July-29-2010

    07/29/2010 2:39:36 PM PDT · by Fudd Fan · 63 replies · 5+ views
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    Over ONE MILLION copies sold! On the NYTimes Bestseller List for 19 weeks, 12 weeks at #1!Buy it read it live it!Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles. --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to The Levin Lounge Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on! You can call Marks show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Jewish politicians lead chorus calling for tighter gun laws

    12/17/2012 8:03:25 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 48 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | Dec 16, 2012 | Ilan Ben Zion
    <p>Politicians from across the US have called for a reassessment of gun laws in the wake of Fridays deadly school shooting in Connecticut, with prominent Jewish representatives leading the charge. Two senators, including Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut, called Sunday for a national commission to examine mass shootings in the United States, while Senator Dianne Feinstein of California (D) vowed to ban the sale of military-style assault weapons.</p>
  • Soledad OBrien vs. John Lott

    12/19/2012 1:46:57 PM PST · by neverdem · 33 replies
    National Review Online ^ | December 18, 2012 | Patrick Brennan
    Yesterday morning, Soledad O’Brien had on her CNN show economist John Lott, of More Guns, Less Crime fame (also an NRO contributor). As I’ve discussed before on NRO, O’Brien has a habit of bringing on conservative guests and then spitting out Democratic talking points under the glib guise of a non-partisan moderator calling them to account on the facts.But her encounter with Lott, the video of which you can view below, is a new low: Rather than parroting liberal arguments (which typically involve at least a few facts) in order to confront Lott’s arguments, she merely relates her bewildered sentiments...

    07/29/2010 3:09:11 PM PDT · by TruthHound · 82 replies · 3+ views
    Dozens of protesters were arrested after confronting police in riot gear in Phoenix today. The protesters waved the Mexican flag as they protested Arizona's recent crackdown on illegal immigration.Do you see what I see?Video at link.
  • INVASION USA - Are illegals infiltrating U.S. military bases?

    07/29/2010 2:25:16 PM PDT · by Freedom Frayed · 13 replies · 2+ views
    World Net Daily Exclusive - INVASION USA ^ | July 28, 2010 | Chelsea Schilling
    Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is warning that illegal aliens may have gained access to a U.S. Army installation in Arizona that also serves as the nation's largest military intelligence-training center.
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 7-29-10

    07/29/2010 2:53:28 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 14 replies · 1+ views ^ | 7-29-10 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Racial Preferences by the Numbers (black = +310 SAT, Hispanic +130, Asian -140)

    01/11/2010 3:00:44 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 30 replies · 1,720+ views
    National Review ^ | November 30, 2009 | Robert VerBruggen
    Its hard to get a straight answer as to how pervasive racial preferences are. On the one hand, many academics say preferences hardly even exist theyre just a tie-breaker that admissions officers use on rare occasions. On the other hand, the same academics often say preferences are crucial to diversity, and their elimination would wreak havoc on campuses nationwide. Perhaps nowhere has this bizarre contradiction been on starker display than in No Longer Separate, Not Yet Equal a book that manages, despite this contradiction, to shed light on various controversies in higher ed. THE EXTENT OF PREFERENCES Using...
  • Donald Trump Saved A Woman's Farm From Foreclosure

    08/22/2015 6:51:06 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 78 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 8/22/2015 | Mark Arce and Andrew Kaczynski
    It was September 1986, and Annabel Hill, 66, was facing an auction where she would lose the farm that had been in her family for five generations. Hills husband, Lenard, had committed suicide eight months earlier, 20 minutes before a scheduled auction, in a last-ditch attempt to save his property with life insurance money. The life insurance money wasnt enough, covering only $175,000 of debts than ran in excess of $300,000, from two years of a drought that Hill said had ruined their livelihood. Even when several hundred acres of the 1,300-acre Waynesboro, Georgia, farm were sold, the now-widowed Annabel...
  • Michigan Considers Free Tuition (What a terrible idea)

    03/09/2012 6:00:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/09/2012 | Robert VerBruggen
    Michigan Democrats have introduced a plan to pick up the tab for tuition at state universities up to $9,500 a year for every student who has attended Michigan schools for his entire K12 career. The plan is expected to cost $1.7 billion per year, or $442 for every household in the state. It is a dramatic change from the status quo currently, Michigan subsidizes its state universities less than almost any other state. And it is a terrible idea it is a handout to middle- and upper-class parents and students, as well as an incentive for...
  • Unionizing the TSA (The TSA is planning to unionize. Do you feel safer now?)

    02/11/2011 7:17:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/11/2011 | Robert Verbruggen
    After a mere nine years in existence, the Transportation Security Administration rivals the DMV and the Postal Service as a played-out comedy clich. And now the TSA is adding union bureaucracy to the mix. Second-rate standup performers are licking their chops; the rest of us should be much less delighted. The agencys head, John Pistole, recently gave its 40,000-plus employees the right to bargain collectively on non-security employment issues. Two unions, the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) and the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU), will compete in an election tentatively set to begin March 9. At first glance, the...
  • Military Intelligence: John Kerry's comments weren't just offensive. They were wrong

    11/01/2006 5:29:59 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 41 replies · 1,543+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 11/01/06 | Robert VerBruggen
    John Kerry's comments stirred up quite a bit of emotion yesterday. The American Legion promptly denounced them, and John McCain and President Bush rushed to hold press conferences. Kerry vowed to apologize "to no one" and insisted that the statement--"education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don't, you get stuck in Iraq"--was a botched joke directed at Yale graduate George W. Bush. Few, however, stopped to consider the factual nature of the assertions. If they did, they'd realize...
  • Dumbing Down the SAT: Accusing a test of racism is no remedy for a failing education system.

    03/11/2014 2:11:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/11/2014 | Rich Lowry
    It turns out that SAT words were too abstruse. The College Board is updating its iconic test yet again in ways that are indistinguishable from dumbing it down. The old vocabulary words are out, the math is easier, guessing is no longer punished in the scoring and were supposed to believe that the test is better than ever. The SAT, relied on heavily in college admissions, has long been attacked for not producing sufficiently egalitarian results. The multiple-choice test has been accused of everything from racism to classism. It is almost certainly the most hated exam in America, and...
  • Making a Hash of the Second Amendment

    04/25/2012 1:19:08 PM PDT · by neverdem · 22 replies
    National Review Online ^ | April 25, 2012 | Robert VerBruggen
    Harvard historian Jill Lepore has a piece attacking gun rights in the latest New Yorker, and a follow-up post on the magazine’s website. Most of it is basically what you’d expect: some numbers about gun violence, some horrifying anecdotes about people who’ve misused guns, some reporting from a gun range, some artsy writing (“a gun is a machine made to fire a missile that can bore through flesh”), and an overarching history of the gun-rights movement.More irksome, however, is Lepore’s analysis of the Second Amendment’s meaning. By leaving out or misrepresenting key historical details, she shortchanges the idea that...
  • Dont Tread on Me

    03/27/2010 7:25:56 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 48 replies · 1,414+ views
    National Review ^ | March 27, 2010 | Robert VerBruggen
    As the House health-care debate entered the homestretch on Sunday, GOP lawmakers interacted with the protesters who had gathered outside the Capitol. There was a very, very large group of people, and many flags from our heritage were on display, recalls Rep. Geoff Davis (R., Ky.). Davis and fellow Republican representative Mary Fallin (Okla.) borrowed one of those flags a yellow one bearing an image of a rattlesnake and the words Dont Tread on Me brought it upstairs, and hung it from the buildings balcony. That flag has become a staple of tea-party rallies nationwide. Its appearance at...
  • The Truth About Columbine

    04/20/2009 10:58:31 AM PDT · by gorilla_warrior · 47 replies · 2,118+ views
    National Review Online ^ | April 20, 2009 | Robert Verbruggen
    Ten years ago today, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold stormed their high school with bombs and guns. They killed 15 people, including themselves, and injured 23 others, some severely. The nation thought the shooters parents were mostly to blame. Adults cast a suspicious eye on high-school-age males who were bullied, played violent video games, listened to Marilyn Manson, took an interest in the macabre, enjoyed shooting guns, or dressed like Goths. Americans had to respond somehow, but at the time they could not respond to the facts: There was little information available, and much of what was available was false....
  • The Dohrn Connection

    05/07/2012 10:32:00 AM PDT · by neverdem · 30 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 7, 2012 | Robert VerBruggen
    Bernardine Dohrn has a history with the Justice Department. More specifically, in the early 1970s, she was one of the FBI’s most wanted fugitives because of her actions with the Weather Underground, a violent radical organization.Times have changed. In 2010 and 2011, the Justice Department saw fit to give $400,000 in grants to an organization that lists Dohrn as a member of its board of directors: a $150,000 grant in September of 2010 and a $250,000 grant a year later. The organization that received the grants is the W. Haywood Burns Institute, and the project that brought in the...
  • Brice Harper and the Castle Doctrine

    10/29/2012 2:17:44 PM PDT · by neverdem · 58 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 29, 2012 | Robert VerBruggen
    Numerous writers, most recently Emily Bazelon of Slate, have touted the Brice Harper case from Montana as evidence against the castle doctrine, which allows people to use lethal force when it’s necessary to keep intruders off their property. These accounts tend to minimize the threat that Harper faced when he shot and killed Dan Fredenberg, and while it’s a difficult case, it hardly proves that the castle doctrine is bad policy.Harper was in some sort of relationship (he refused to call it an “affair” in interviews with police) with Dan Fredenberg’s wife, Heather (who said it was “pretty much”...
  • Send Fewer Students to College (College is the wrong choice for many students)

    10/27/2009 7:44:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies · 1,442+ views
    National Review ^ | 10/27/2009 | Robert VerBruggen
    Marcus A. Winters says we should send more students to college. He is responding, in part, to my NR piece making the opposite case. My argument is that when 40 percent of college students fail to graduate in six years, and when about a quarter of employed college graduates have jobs that dont require degrees, its obvious were pushing too many kids into higher education. Winters essentially (though not explicitly) concedes that now is not the time to ship more kids off to postsecondary institutions. He notes Charles Murrays documentation of the fact that lots of todays high-school graduates are...
  • Donald Trump And Eminent Domain

    04/20/2011 1:08:56 AM PDT · by sinanju · 38 replies
    National Review Online ^ | April 19, 2011 | Robert VerBruggen
    This is called, of course, eminent domain. The Constitutions Fifth Amendment allows the government to take private property for public use, so long as just compensation is paid. In the infamous 2005 Kelo decision, the Supreme Court held that public use could include, well, private use, so long as the new property owner paid more in taxes than the previous one. In other words, it allowed developers and the government to gang up on homeowners. The developer gets more land, the government gets more tax money. The only losers are the original owner and his property rights. A decade and...
  • Stuff White People Like (In Small Doses)

    08/20/2008 2:46:19 PM PDT · by Clemenza · 15 replies · 173+ views
    National Review ^ | 8/20/08 | Robert VerBruggen
    You start a blog, get noticed almost immediately, and within two months have a six-figure book deal. Thats every white persons dream. How can anyone make such a broad statement with certainty? Well, just that happened to Christian Lander whose blog and book share the title Stuff White People Like and he says so. And its not so broad a statement as it might seem. When Lander says white person, he doesnt just mean checks white/Caucasian on the affirmative-action info box. In fact, the Stuff White People Like Facebook quiz with such questions as What...
  • Lenders of First Resort

    03/26/2009 5:10:41 PM PDT · by rmlew · 4 replies · 484+ views
    National Review Online ^ | March 26, 2009 | Robert VerBruggen
    Modern American college students are some of the most fortunate people ever to inhabit the earth. Why should we feel sorry for them? Because theyre saddled with the most oppressive debt in U.S. history, argues Alan Michael Collinge in his new book, The Student Loan Scam. This is, of course, quite false: The most oppressive debts in U.S. history probably occurred when this country had debtors prisons. Unfortunately, Collinge is filled with such unjustified indignation. He makes a big deal about high interest rates on private (non-federally guaranteed) loans, as if students arent given that information when they sign up....
  • Irresponsibly Gun Shy

    09/08/2007 7:34:17 AM PDT · by freemike · 1 replies · 330+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 9/7/2007 | Robert VerBruggen
    The crossroads between tragedy and policy is a treacherous one. There's harm in converting one's immediate, gut-level emotions into law, but by the same token, it's not smart to ignore a drastic turn of events, either.
  • Machine Guns and the Second Amendment

    03/20/2008 9:36:38 AM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 101 replies · 2,027+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 3/19/08 | Robert VerBruggen
    Pro-gun attorney David Hardy attended the oral argument in Heller, and he writes : "Joe Olson and I were out drinking with Alan Gura [an attorney representing the pro-gun side] last night, and he was getting a constant stream of emails from machinegun owners on his pda, denouncing his statement that full auto arms' possession might not be protected by the 2nd Amendment. I think EVERYONE associated with this case who knows anything about appellate argument and I've talked to many in that class agreed that if you cannot come up with a 2nd Amendment test that lets...
  • False Imprisonment: New Jerseys gun laws arent merely restrictive, they are gratuitously punitive.

    02/01/2011 10:12:14 AM PST · by neverdem · 17 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | January 27, 2011 | Robert VerBruggen
    Up until the point that they infringe on the Second Amendment, New Jersey’s lawmakers have every right to pass restrictive gun laws. To the extent that these laws have the support of the state’s population, legislators should pass them. That’s how constitutional democracy works. What no legislator should ever do, however, is allow the police to throw innocent, well-meaning people in jail. And that’s what New Jersey’s state government has been doing for the past several years. Utah’s Gregg Revell is a victim of this trend, but his is only the most recent story to make the news. Just last...
  • New Politifact Lie of the Year: Republicans voted to kill Medicare (Ryan pushes Grandma off cliff)

    12/20/2011 12:17:23 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/20/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    I wonder whether this award will have those conservatives blasting politically-motivated “fact check” operations rethinking that criticism? Naaaah. Why let a little inconsistency ruin one’s vindication? Republicans muscled a budget through the House of Representatives in April that they said would take an important step toward reducing the federal deficit. Introduced by U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, the plan kept Medicare intact for people 55 or older, but dramatically changed the program for everyone else by privatizing it and providing government subsidies.Democrats pounced. Just four days after the party-line vote, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee released a Web ad...
  • College of the Ozarks, a Model for Higher Ed?

    11/12/2011 7:40:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies · 1+ views
    The National Review ^ | November 11, 2011 | Robert VerBruggen
    In Wednesdays debate, Newt Gingrich held up the College of the Ozarks as a model for other schools to follow: You cannot apply to it unless you need student aid, and they have no student aid. You have to work 20 hours a week during the year to pay tuition and books. You work 40 hours a week during the summer to pay for room and board. Ninety-two percent of the students graduate owing no debt; the 8 percent who owe debt owe $5,000 because they bought a car. I agree that the school does plenty right: Its good for...
  • Donald Trump and Eminent Domain

    01/10/2016 4:39:14 AM PST · by House Atreides · 40 replies
    National Review Online ^ | April 19, 2011 | Robert VerBruggen
    A brief history In a free market, there's a pretty simple process for dealing with the situation that arises when one person covets another's belongings: The coveter makes an offer to purchase them. If the offer is rebuffed, the coveter can make a new proposal, but he cannot simply take what he wants. It's an effective way of recognizing the impracticality of the Tenth Commandment while enforcing the Eighth. Donald Trump's covetous nature is not in dispute, but what many may forget is that he's no great respecter of the admonition not to steal, either: The man has a track...
  • Game Changer - Totally video.

    12/13/2008 2:11:12 PM PST · by neverdem · 20 replies · 968+ views
    National Review Online ^ | December 12, 2008 | Robert VerBruggen
    December 12, 2008, 0:30 p.m. Game ChangerTotally video. By Robert VerBruggen Video games are undeniably popular: Over Thanksgiving week alone, Nintendo sold more than 800,000 Wii consoles. This trend could have serious ramifications for society; experts have speculated about consequences ranging from an uptick in childhood obesity to better-developed visuospatial skills. But video games’ effects on our way of life could exceed even these expectations. In Changing the Game, David Edery and Ethan Mollick focus on the world of business, explaining how companies are increasingly turning to games to solve various problems. The book both advises companies on how...
  • Are 'Smart Gun' Laws Constitutional?

    02/22/2014 7:21:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    RealClearPolicy's The Mark Up ^ | February 20, 2014 | Robert VerBruggen
    A "smart gun," if you have not yet heard, is a firearm that uses some type of technology -- fingerprint recognition, etc. -- to ensure that it cannot fire unless it is being held by an authorized user. In 2002, New Jersey passed a law saying that once smart handguns become commercially available in the U.S., three years later gun stores won't be allowed to sell anything else. Now a smart handgun is available in California, in the form of the Armatix iP1, a .22-caliber pistol that can't be fired unless the user is wearing the watch that unlocks it....
  • Heritage Was Wrong - The think tank should have defended Jason Richwine.

    05/13/2013 12:37:46 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 13, 2013 | Robert VerBruggen
    As you no doubt have already heard, on Friday the Heritage Foundation accepted the resignation of one Jason Richwine, who in 2009 had completed a Harvard dissertation in which he probed the nexus between immigration and IQ. The decision revealed a shocking unwillingness on the part of Heritage to stand up to bullying and protect the academic freedom of its researchers. Perhaps the only good thing to emerge from all this has been the wide-scale distribution of the dissertation itself, a worthy if highly debatable document. Its a pity that none of Richwines detractors seem to have seriously engaged the...
  • The Media Botches Aurora

    07/23/2012 6:41:20 PM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 23, 2012 | Robert VerBruggen
    In the wake of the Gabrielle Giffords shooting last year, I offered my fellow journalists some tips for writing about guns. One of the hardest things about being a journalist is that you’re expected to cover a wide variety of topics on short notice — and most journalists know almost nothing about guns and gun policy. So I pointed out some common errors as a friendly heads-up.Unfortunately, the shooting in Aurora, Colo., has once again driven the subject of guns into the media spotlight. Here are five additional ways that journalists can avoid sounding stupid when they write about guns...
  • Gun Rights Are Civil Rights - The majority opinion in McDonald v. Chicago shines a light on a...

    07/07/2010 2:23:33 PM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | July 7, 2010 | Robert VerBruggen
    Gun Rights Are Civil RightsThe majority opinion in McDonald v. Chicago shines a light on a dark period in American history.  Reading the opinions in McDonald v. Chicago, you might think it was as much a civil-rights case as a gun case. In the ruling, the Supreme Court decided 5–4 that the Second Amendment applies to states and localities, not just the federal government, and struck down Chicago’s handgun ban. The four conservative justices, along with Justice Anthony Kennedy, formed the majority. One of the conservatives, Clarence Thomas, also filed a concurring opinion. The main disagreement betwee the two opinions concerned whether the...
  • Barbara Boxer, a day after the San Bernardino massacre:

    12/03/2015 7:33:26 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Hot ^ | December 3, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via the Free Beacon, the first rule of politics in action: When you’ve got a big “success” on your hands, you’ve gotta tout it. Is it true, as she says, that gun violence is way down in California since they started passing more gun-grabbing laws? Sure. It’s also down in states that haven’t passed such laws. Gun violence has been dropping across America for 20 years now, although the decline has leveled off a bit over the last few years (possibly due to more suicides over economic despair). Here’s a stat I’ve seen before but which boggles my mind even...
  • Fareed Zakaria vs. Guns (Why the Time Magazine article : The case for gun control is dishonest)

    08/10/2012 7:03:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/10/2012 | Robert VerBruggen
    Fareed Zakaria has tried to make The Case for Gun Control in Time. The results are not pretty. Virtually every argument he makes misrepresents the underlying data. After a lead that cites the Sikh-temple shooting, the Aurora massacre, and the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords and 18 others, Zakaria trots out the usual international comparisons: The gun-homicide rate per capita in the U.S. is 30 times that of Britain and Australia, 10 times that of India and four times that of Switzerland. When confronted with such a large deviation, a scholar would ask, Does America have some potential cause for this...
  • Sanders: 'I Believe in Efficient Government'

    02/12/2016 12:29:56 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 59 replies
    National Review ^ | February 11, 2016 | Tom S. Elliott
    Bernie Sanders said in tonight's Democratic debate that as a senator, he's well aware there is "an enormous amount of waste and inefficiency and bureaucracy throughout government." Asked if there are any areas of government he would like to reduce, Sanders said, "I believe in government, but I believe in efficient government, not wasteful government." Here's the exchange: WOODRUFF: Welcome back to the Democratic presidential debate. Before we return to our questions, we have a follow-up question from our Facebook group. And it is to Senator Sanders. Senator, it comes from Bill Corefield, he's a 55-year-old musician from Troy, Ohio....
  • How to Fix Illegal Immigration in Five Steps without Building a Wall

    02/09/2016 6:39:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/09/2016 | Kevin Williamson
    Beware the bundler. I don't mean the political fundraiser (though those guys can be pretty shady, too) but the lawmaker, the guy who insists that every issue is related to every other issue and that the only solution is a grand "comprehensive" bipartisan compromise resulting in a generation-defining piece of legislation that's 8,000 pages long. Consider the question of illegal immigration. No, not the question of immigration -- illegal immigration. There's a temptation to bundle those together, because we have problems with our legal immigration regime, too, but the more tightly we tie them together, the more closely we bind...
  • A Bad Night for Conservatives in New Hampshire

    02/10/2016 7:36:10 AM PST · by C19fan · 115 replies
    National Review ^ | February 10, 2016 | The Editors
    Donald Trump won a convincing victory in New Hampshire. We congratulate him, and hope that we will not have to do it many more times.
  • Donald Trump’s New Hampshire Win Means These Media Members Are Winners & Losers

    02/09/2016 10:16:55 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 39 replies ^ | February 8
    First, here are the biggest "losers." Nate Silver. Back in November, this liberal media darling and alleged prediction guru told the world that Trump had no real chance at the GOP nomination and that his poll numbers were nothing to be concerned about because they were likely to fade before any votes were cast. ... Frank Luntz. Luntz unequivocally declared that Trump was dead, gone and finished. Trump's poll numbers only got better from there. ... Rich Lowry & National Review. Lowry deserves to be singled out for his hilariously inaccurate and inappropriate analysis that Carly Fiorina had surgically removed...
  • Trump’s Terrific People

    02/03/2016 6:06:05 PM PST · by CA Conservative · 36 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/3/2016 | Kevin Williamson
    Forgive me for repeating a point that's already been made by Rich and others, but I think it bears sustained consideration. Donald Trump's professed strategy - for everything - is: I'll find the best people, the smartest people, terrific people, and those terrific people will come up with the best solutions possible. Implicit here is a pyramid of terrificness with Donald Trump at its apex. And what was Trump's explanation for his poor performance in Iowa? "People told me my ground game was fine." I.e., "I got bad advice." As it turns out, Trump could not find the best people,...
  • National Review takes a victory lap over Trump

    02/02/2016 1:33:06 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 66 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/2/16 | ELIZA COLLINS
    National Review's editor Rich Lowry is thrilled Donald Trump didn't win in Iowa on Monday, and he thinks January's special issue of the magazine, titled "Conservatives Against Trump," had something to do with it. The conservative publication came out with an editorial and essays from 22 prominent conservatives, effectively declaring war on the Republican Party's poll leader just days before GOP primary voters cast their first ballots of the 2016 election cycle. Lowry began by thanking those who had participated in the issue and other anti-Trump conservatives, like super PAC founder Katie Packer, just after Cruz's win was announced on...
  • Forget Trump but Not the Trumpsters

    02/02/2016 11:52:22 AM PST · by Truthsearcher · 91 replies
    National Review ^ | Victor Davis Hanson
    ...Forget Trump and consider instead Trump’s constituencies. They are weary of being lectured that they deserve presidential rebuke for their supposed Islamophobia because they are angry about the terrorist killings of Americans. The middle classes are exhausted from being sermonized that they do not “pay their fair share,” when their state and federal tax bite is nearly 50 percent — especially when half the population pays no income tax, and massive federal entitlements have done little to address the pathologies of the underclasses. The contractor and the insurance salesman are furious at being scolded that “they didn’t build” their businesses,...
  • Fight over core principles exposes deep GOP divides

    02/01/2016 6:55:32 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 5 replies ^ | 2-1-2016
    DAVID FRUM: When you ask the question, do you think you will be better off in 10 years than you are today, do you think your children will have a better life than you, the most pessimistic group in America are whites without a college degree. And the second most pessimistic group in America are whites with a college degree. JUDY WOODRUFF: So, into this situation steps New York billionaire Donald Trump. What happens? DAVID FRUM: Donald Trump is one of America's great marketing geniuses. And Trump has, as great marketers do, an intuitive understanding of what the customer wants....
  • This is Ted Cruz's Plan For the Supreme Court

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