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  • David French Needs To Stop Slandering Trump-Supporting Christians

    04/24/2020 6:58:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 24, 2020 | Natanial Blake
    French has slandered his Christian brothers and sisters by writing that 'millions of Trump-supporting white Evangelicals no longer care about character.' David French remains very disappointed that many of his fellow evangelicals support President Donald Trump. He has used the Wuhan virus pandemic to reiterate and expand his arguments against the president’s character and competence (spoiler: He still thinks Trump is too wicked and incompetent for Christians to vote for him).But he ignores that evangelical support for Trump, warts and all, is justified by principles French has urged on us — namely, that ours is not a Christian nation...
  • Why Does This Impeachment NOT Feel Like a Defeat for Trump?

    12/10/2019 11:38:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/10/2019 | Jim Geraghty
    On paper, the speaker of the House and chairmen of the relevant committees announcing they will impeach the president should feel like a historic moment and a rarely equaled disgrace for the presidency. This day should feel momentous, grim, and solemn. In this presidency, it feels like Tuesday. On paper, the impeachment hearings did everything House Democrats wanted them to do. While some of the key testimony was second-hand, the witnesses painted an ugly picture of the administration and president, focused on farfetched tales of a lost server and obsessed with the Bidens and not seeming to give a fig...
  • Jonah Goldberg, Steve Hayes launch conservative media company The Dispatch

    10/08/2019 10:51:48 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 93 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/08/19 | Joe Concha
    Former "National Review" columnist Jonah Goldberg and Steve Hayes of the now-defunct Weekly Standard have launched a conservative media company called The Dispatch. We aim to make The Dispatch a place that thoughtful readers can come for conservative, fact-based news and commentary that doesnt come either through the filter of the mainstream media or the increasingly boosterish media on the right. Importantly, we want to build a genuine community, with regular engagement between those of us who work here and the readers and listeners who will pay our salaries," Goldberg and Hayes write on the company's website. Visitors of the...
  • Whats Behind the Democrats Impeachment Gambit?

    09/26/2019 4:22:35 AM PDT · by Oklahoma · 38 replies
    National Review Online ^ | September 26, 2019 6:30 AM | Kevin D. Williamson
    They think anytime a Republican is elected president, there must have been something 'illegitimate' going on. But: He was elected. And, contrary to the endless litany of Democratic complaints, he was legitimately elected. You may not like the way we elect presidents through the Electoral College I do; if anything, I think the Founders erred on the side of making the presidency excessively democratic in character, with the disastrous results we see before us today but the Electoral College was not invented in 2016, and it was not created to frustrate the ambitions of Hillary Rodham Clinton. Some...
  • Old school politicians could cause Democrats to lose the 2020 election

    06/22/2019 6:43:31 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | 22 June 2019 | Kevin Williamson
    Here is a sentence one does not often get the opportunity to write: Bill de Blasio is right. Sen. Cory Booker demands an apology, because apologies under duress are an important part of the political ritual of 2019, and to be able to command an apology signals that a politician is a real player. But Booker isnt... The Al Gores and John Kerrys of the world enjoy rubbing elbows with Bill Gates at the World Economic Forum. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez couldnt find Davos on a labeled map, doesnt want to and doesnt need to. Democrats may not be ready to comfort...
  • Space Force Nominee Warns Congress of Chinese, Russian Capabilities

    06/06/2019 6:26:16 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute ^ | June 5, 2019 5:44 PM | John Grady
    Strides Russia and China have made in space mean the United States can no longer take for granted its superiority in that domain said the nominee expected to head the nations Space Force and an independent Space Command said Tuesday.China particularly has been watching how the United States integrated space into all its military operations, Gen. John Raymond, currently the commander of the Air Forces Space Command, told the Senate Armed Services Committee during a Tuesday hearing. Testifying with Raymond was the nominee to head the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), Christopher Scolese, who has abackground as a nuclear Navy officer...
  • Just as the Labor Shortage Is Starting to Work, the White House Is Undermining It

    05/08/2019 6:16:25 AM PDT · by NobleFree · 46 replies
    National Review ^ | May 7, 2019 | Mark Krikorian
    The recent news on jobs has been great. But the White House seems determined to torpedo it.The official unemployment rate is the lowest since 1969 and the number of job openings remains high, indicating continued high demand for workers, and wages are increasing. As a restaurant industry lobbyist told the Indianapolis Star recently, “It’s an employee market today. It’s not an employer market. And that’s not going to change for the foreseeable future.” This is the precondition for drawing more people into the labor market who are currently neither working nor looking for work. And it is sorely needed; the...
  • Chasing Bonnie and Clyde

    04/03/2019 2:36:52 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 105 replies
    NRO ^ | 3 Apr 2019 | Kyle Smith
    The Highwaymen, Netflixs new manhunt film starring Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson, is a suspenseful and morally fraught take on the story of the exTexas Rangers who tracked down the most famous bank robbers of 1934. But this movie about chasing Bonnie and Clyde is also a movie about Bonnie and Clyde. Its a pleasing tale of resourceful, hard-nosed cops thats also something of an essay on cinema and society. Arthur Penns 1967 cinematic landmark (which is also streaming on Netflix) launched an American New Wave of counterculture films about anti-heroes and misfits contesting a nefarious system. Penns successors painted...
  • In Defense of the MAGA Hat: This is he fundamental offense of the Covington Catholic kids

    01/25/2019 8:24:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/25/2019 | Rich Lowry
    The fundamental offense of the Covington Catholic High School kids wasnt so much allegedly mobbing, mocking, or getting in the face of an American Indian drummer at the Lincoln Memorial. It was wearing red Make America Great Again hats. That was the actual, incontestable conduct that created the predicate for the presumption of guilt and all the rest of the grief theyve been subjected to since. For much of progressive America, if you are wearing the hat, you are suiting up for Team Racist. You are marking yourself out as a bigot and a goon. Your individuality doesnt matter anymore,...
  • Lincoln Memorial and the Pashas of the Right

    01/25/2019 2:58:45 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | J.R. Dunn
    We're sweeping past the Lincoln Memorial incident without adequately dealing with one of its crucial outcomes: the abject failure of traditional conservative media. In fact, it's twice in the past two weeks that conservative media, instead of the thoughtful, measured approach required of them, immediately jumped through the hoops set up by the left and then lined up happily, dancing on their hind legs and barking for treats. The first involved Steve King and his "white supremacy" oration. Now, don't get me wrong: King clearly revealed himself to be a jackass. At best, he's the latest in a long line...
  • Limbaugh: NRO Pushed Covington Hoax to Win Approval of the Mainstream Media

    01/22/2019 8:04:52 PM PST · by rintintin · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jan 20 2019 | Robert Kraychik
    Rush Limbaugh identified National Review as a news media outfit that prioritizes the pursuit of approval [from] the mainstream media over veracity in reporting, offering his remarks on Mondays edition of his eponymous show. Limbaugh highlighted recent news media narratives framing a group of Covington Catholic High School students as racists, including agreement from ostensibly conservative news media outlets and personalities.
  • ULA Calls Off 2nd Attempt to Launch Spy Satellite from Vandenberg Air Force 7 Seconds Before Liftoff

    12/09/2018 7:55:47 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    ktla ^ | 12/09/2018
    Small flames could be seen igniting at the base of the engines before they quickly disappeared The rocket remained still. With favorable weather conditions, Saturdays launch was originally slated for 8:06 p.m., but a brief stop in the countdown to troubleshoot a problem pushed the liftoff back to 8:15 p.m., the company said. All systems were go until the countdown was halted just seven second before liftoff after a problem was detected, ULA said. The attempt was cancelled for the night, but it was not clear when ULA will try again. ULA is working in conjunction with the Air Forces...
  • The Odds Are Slim to Nunes

    10/14/2018 9:27:48 AM PDT · by Signalman · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/12/2018 | Jim Geraghty
    When the history of the 2018 midterms is written, there will be a chapter on missed opportunities for Democrats. Some may wonder if they should have spent so much money supporting Beto ORourke in Texas, or whether Heidi Heitkamp was doomed from the start in North Dakota. One painful question for progressives will be whether it was a good idea to spend millions trying to unseat House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes. The Los Angeles Times reports that Democrat Andrew Janz, a first-time candidate, raised $4.3 million in three months, a sum it calls a staggering amount in a district...
  • Salvaging Brexit

    07/06/2018 6:40:43 PM PDT · by aspasia · 4 replies
    NROCorner ^ | July 6, 2018 | John O'Sullivan
    Britains long-running crisis-cum-soap-opera over Brexit may be reaching its denouement today at Chequers, the prime ministers country house, where the full cabinet is locked in a final debate on whether or not to accept Theresa Mays proposed terms for leaving the European Union. And locked in is the appropriate phrase. Ministers have had to surrender their cell phones on arrival; they have been told to expect the meeting to continue until 10.00 p.m.; and a Downing Street flack briefed the media that any minister who resigns will lose his official car straight away and have to walk three-quarters of a...
  • Good Riddance, Justice Kennedy

    06/28/2018 8:47:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/28/2018 | The Editors
    While it is true that Justice Anthony Kennedy was a disappointment to conservatives, the observation misses the point. Kennedy did not owe conservatives decisions that they liked. What all Americans deserved from him was the conscientious application of the law. That they did not get it is the true indictment of his time on the Supreme Court. Again and again, Kennedy made rulings that aggrandized the power of the Court and of himself as its swing justice. No justice, right or left, was more willing to substitute his judgment for that of elected officials and voters. No justice was less...
  • 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...
  • Rich Lowry Discovers Trumps First Year Was a Huge Success

    12/19/2017 11:42:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 19, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    Now, yesterday I spent some time on this program recounting the positive accomplishments of Trump administration this year and its the only year and its significant and the resulting boom economically and culturally, immigration, border-wise. I want to do it again today, but using someone else. Rich Lowry, National Review Online: Trumps First Year Starting to Look Like a Big Win. Now, Im not typecasting Lowry. Im just telling you that this comes from a sector of the news media that never thought that was gonna happen, that only somebody like Jeb or Ted Cruz could deliver something...
  • A Solid Accomplishment on Taxes (according to NeverTrumpers)

    12/18/2017 4:51:01 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | Dec 18, 2017 | National Review Editors
    As we hoped, the Republican tax legislation improved as it moved through Congress. Harmful ideas such as eliminating the adoption tax credit were abandoned. Some tax relief for the working poor was added. The final bill should increase investment, reduce the distortionary effect of tax breaks, and lighten the especially excessive burden that the federal government puts on parents. While the bill is nobodys idea of perfection, it is nonetheless a solid accomplishment and we are glad that Congress is moving quickly to pass it. Our 35 percent corporate tax rate has stayed in place for decades as our major...
  • Comey's Overdue Departure

    05/10/2017 8:39:18 AM PDT · by aspasia · 7 replies
    NRO Corner ^ | 5/10/17 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>If a FBI director is doing his job, we probably should neither see nor hear of him much on television.</p> <p>The FBI director by his very office holds enormous power. And like the IRS director, by definition he or she must show restraint given the vast resources at his discretion and thus the potential for abuse. In other words, we want a FBI director to exude coolness, stay dispassionate, and remain professional. I dont think that has ever been a description that fit Director James Comey.</p>
  • Trump: Off to a Good Start

    05/02/2017 7:12:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The National Review ^ | May 2, 2017 | Conrad Black
    Much, for America, depends on his success. It is often hard to discern, but, despite an unprecedented amount of friction and the continued implacable hostility of the discredited post-Reagan political establishment, Donald Trump is continuing to gain ground in his holy crusade against them. He mousetrapped himself into turning 100 days into an important milestone, unlike any other president except Franklin D. Roosevelt (who had a unanimous mandate to deal radically with the Great Depression). Very predictably, this has turned into an empty-net goal for the large swath of the media whom he has correctly described as, in terms of...