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  • I don’t give a damn what National Review thinks; It stops in November with the election of Trump

    01/26/2016 9:04:30 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 38 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/26/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    I am a conservative and have been all my life. I don’t need the snot-nosed, elitist pukes at National Review to “help me” out of my error. I support Donald Trump. People like the bunch at National Review have given us sure losers from Tom Dewey to Gerald Ford to the Bushes, Bob Dole, John McCain and Mitt Romney. They have done incalculable damage to America with their pointy headed elitism; now all that stops in November with the election of Donald Trump. That I am beside myself with anger at the nerve of this bunch doesn’t begin to explain...
  • National Review: It's Too Late to Dump on Trump

    01/25/2016 9:10:32 AM PST · by Sioux-san · 50 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/25/2016 | Robert Oscar Lopez
    Matt Walsh tweeted his delight at a feverish chain of twenty-two essays denouncing Donald Trump in National Review. Coming only a few days after Sarah Palin's less than stellar speech announcing her support for Trump's candidacy, the Dump-on-Trump-a-thon bordered on hysteria... ...The tightly knit Brahmin caste feels the need to intervene....
  • Dinesh D'Souza: National Review Won't 'Dent Donald Trump's Real Support'

    01/23/2016 9:07:19 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 88 replies
    News Max ^ | 22 Jan 2016 | Bill Hoffmann
    National Review's scathing indictment of Donald Trump will do very little to dissuade most Republicans from supporting him for the GOP presidential nomination, conservative pundit and acclaimed documentary filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza tells Newsmax TV. "I don't think this is going to dent Trump's real support," D'Souza said Friday on "The Steve Malzberg Show." ... "It is good for intellectual conservatives to weigh in on this. Their points are not entirely invalid. Also, National Review historically has had a role of, you may say, policing the right. Even in Buckley's day," he said. "There was a John Birch Society, there were...
  • FNC'S Jesse Watters:National Review "Putting Pure Conservatism Over The Country"

    01/23/2016 9:33:37 AM PST · by Biggirl · 58 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | January 23, 2016 | Jeff Poor
    On Friday’s “The Five,” panelist Jesse Watters questioned the critics of Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump who voiced their concerns about the candidate in a so-called manifesto about Trump published in the latest issue of National Review. Watters said Trump has qualities beyond conservative ideology that make him appealing as the eventual GOP nominee.
  • National Review just handed Donald Trump the Election

    01/22/2016 8:39:33 PM PST · by Amntn · 288 replies
    Republican Newswatch ^ | 1/22/16 | DOUG IBENDAHL
    National Review's publication of the collective anti-Donald Trump missives from 22 self-appointed conservative potentates has caused quite a stir in Republican circles. The nationwide responses range from, "Wait, I thought National Review went out of business years ago," to "Ed Meese? Seriously?" The Gang of 22 have officially become parodies of themselves. One would have to reach back to the days of Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew to lift an adequate quote to describe them. "Nattering nabobs of negativism," "vicars of vacillation," "pusillanimous pussyfooters," "the decadent few," "ideological eunuchs," "the effete corps of impudent snobs," or "the hopeless, hysterical hypochondriacs...
  • D'Souza: National Review Won't 'Dent Trump's Real Support'

    01/22/2016 3:16:21 PM PST · by xzins · 111 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 22 Jan 16 | Bill Hoffman
    National Review's scathing indictment of Donald Trump will do very little to dissuade most Republicans from supporting him for the GOP presidential nomination, conservative pundit and acclaimed documentary filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza tells Newsmax TV. "I don't think this is going to dent Trump's real support," D'Souza said Friday on "The Steve Malzberg Show." "What it will do probably is ostracize Trump a little bit more within the intellectual ranks of the Republican Party, but those intellectual ranks are a small part of the overall strength of the party." D'Souza also suggested that National Review — founded in 1955 by William...
  • Reminder – Donald Trump’s 2016 NRO Critics Were President Obama’s 2009 Fan-Boys…

    01/22/2016 12:33:57 PM PST · by Bratch · 69 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | January 22, 2016 | sundance
    Reminder – Donald Trump’s 2016 NRO Critics Were President Obama’s 2009 Fan-Boys… Posted on January 22, 2016 by sundance REMINDER – By now almost everyone has acknowledged that Donald Trump has ripped the masks from most of the modern professional punditry who espoused to be conservatives yet showed their hidden ideological colors as elite globalists. In June millions of Fox News viewers saw FOX’s entire line-up of professional pundits proclaim borders shouldn’t matter; border walls won’t work; illegal alien amnesty was the only viable solution to decades of unenforced immigration law; and this was only in week #1 of Donald Trump’s campaign. Since...
  • Houston, We Have a Problem [RNC just disinvited NRO from CNN debate]

    01/21/2016 8:55:30 PM PST · by catnipman · 188 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 1/21/2016 | Jack Fowler
    Tonight, a top official with the RNC called me to say that National Review was being disinvited [from the CNN debate]. The reason: Our "Against Trump" editorial and symposium. We expected this was coming. Small price to pay for speaking the truth about The Donald.
  • National Review Online - Under Attack

    01/09/2016 6:43:48 PM PST · by Steve_Seattle · 105 replies
    Vanity | 1/9/2016 | Self
    I just came from the National Review Online website, and it seems to be under an unprecedented attack from trolls, who are flooding threads with obscene, hostile, and extreme content. The trolling comments are so pervasive that they would overwhelm the efforts of moderators to control them. This seems organized, and it is extremely disturbing even if you think NRO represents "pantywaist" conservatism. FR could be the next target for this sort of attack. The comments are so bizarre and often self-contradictory that they have - dare I say? - a demonic tone.
  • National Review Helps Clear Way For Rubio With War On Trump

    11/13/2015 11:27:34 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13, Nov. 2015 | Julia Hahn
    National Review’s Kevin Williamson is out promoting his soon-to-be released book entitled, “The Case Against Trump.” A recent news release from a public relations firm pushing Willamson and the book suggests that the book’s “thesis” will present both a condemnation Trump and the plurality of Republican voters who support Trump. The release reads in part: “THESIS… [Trump] has connected with an under-appreciated strain of right-wing populists, ranging from anti-NAFTA activists to outright white nationalists, by focusing his fire on a single issue—immigration, especially illegal immigration from Mexico and Central America. In this Encounter Broadside book, National Review’s Kevin D. Williamson...
  • Supporting a Tax Because It's a Spending Cut

    10/26/2015 10:11:36 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 4 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 10-25-2015 | MICHAEL R. STRAIN
    Economists Lawrence H. Summers, Treasury secretary under President Clinton and top economics adviser underPresident Obama, and N. Gregory Mankiw, CEA chair under President GeorgeW. Bush, team up this morning in an op-ed supporting Obamacares Cadillac tax... They are right to do so, as the Cadillac tax actually cuts government spending (properly understood).
  • Trump Wrongs the Right [gOpee Flop Sweat]

    10/05/2015 7:33:06 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/5/2015 | Rich Lowry/Romesh Ponnuru
    Its almost impossible to fathom what an unusual candidate Donald Trump is. Put aside his lack of political experience (except for his serial flirtations with running for president over the years). Never mind his violation of nearly every rule of thumb of politics: Always shoot up, never down. Avoid throwing reporters out of your press conferences. Pretend you dont care about the polls. Maintain tight message discipline. Dont wear hats! Disregard his constant feuds with nearly everyone, his blatant self-contradiction on basic policy questions, and his general outlandishness. Consider only these facts: Trump has been leading the polls for the...
  • The Question No Candidate Will Answer [The responses to this question have never been persuasive]

    09/21/2015 6:59:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/21/2015 | Kevin Williamson
    I like Jake Tapper, but I already was ready to punch him in the ear over the lets you and him fight structure of the debate questions last week when he abandoned all pretense of adulthood and asked the candidates what theyd like their Secret Service code names to be. It was a low, cringe-inducing moment, and the candidates made it lower and cringier with their answers. (Trueheart? Justice Never Sleeps? Ergh.) Marco Rubio just barely acquitted himself with Gator, but the correct answer was: Thats a dumb question, Jake, and I am not going to answer it. Now, back...
  • Its All About Uber! Not.

    07/15/2015 6:13:15 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 2 replies
    he Phantom Menace to Holy Uber: It sure looks (to an outside observer) like some sort of bat-whistle went out to conservative bloggers that caused them (and, suspiciously, the Jeb! campaign) to tee up the idea that Hillarys big economic speech would be a Luddite attack on Uber and the liberating technology of the sharing economy. But then Hillary didnt deliver the grist for the mill, choosing not to say much at all (shouldnt that always be the expectation for a Hillary speech?) That didnt stop the bloggers from unleashing their pent-up paragraphs anyway. (SNIP) Its actually a step in...
  • This Mountain on Mars Is Leaking

    04/11/2015 4:22:45 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | Jason Major
    As the midsummer Sun beats down on the southern mountains of Mars, bringing daytime temperatures soaring up to a balmy 25C (77F), some of their slopes become darkened with long, rusty stains that may be the result of water seeping out from just below the surface. The image above, captured by the HiRISE camera aboard NASAs Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on Feb. 20, shows mountain peaks within the 150-km (93-mile) -wide Hale Crater. Made from data acquired in visible and near infrared wavelengths the long stains are very evident, running down steep slopes below the rocky cliffs. These dark lines, called...
  • The Controversy in Indiana Is Trumped Upbut RFRA Isnt a Good Law

    04/04/2015 6:04:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/04/2015 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Back when there was more wisdom in the practice of law, meaning back when the profession had more humility, there developed a sage doctrine: Courts should resist ordering specific performance when a personal service contract is breached. The idea is that when a provider, especially one of small scale, breaks an express or implied agreement to provide a service to a consumer, it is not sensible for a judge to direct that the agreement be carried out as written. The doctrine leapt to mind during this week of manufactured controversy over the state of Indianas near-verbatim replication of the federal...
  • Is Schumer as Minority Leader the end of Rubio 2016?

    03/27/2015 3:43:38 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 6 replies
    How many Republicans who see Schumer immediately think of Rubio? Harry Reid was seen as being more of an associate of Boehner and Pelosi.
  • Democrats Can Run, But They Cant Hide

    10/28/2014 1:28:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    National Review online ^ | October 28, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    The great boxing champion Joe Louis once said about one of his opponents, who was known for his speed: He can run but he cant hide. In the Congressional elections this year, many Democrats are running away from Barack Obama, but they cant hide their record of voting for Obamas agenda more than 90 percent of the time. Now that the Western democracies have learned the hard way what the consequences are when you admit all sorts of people into your country including people who hate both the principles and the people of your society will that cause...
  • Whose sarin? (Obama exposed for Syria false-flag)

    12/18/2013 9:23:22 AM PST · by Abiotic · 42 replies
    London Review of Books ^ | 19 December 2013 | Seymour Hersh
    Barack Obama did not tell the whole story this autumn when he tried to make the case that Bashar al-Assad was responsible for the chemical weapons attack near Damascus on 21 August. In some instances, he omitted important intelligence, and in others he presented assumptions as facts. Most significant, he failed to acknowledge something known to the US intelligence community: that the Syrian army is not the only party in the countrys civil war with access to sarin, the nerve agent that a UN study concluded without assessing responsibility had been used in the rocket attack. In the...
  • Robert Kennedy Jr., Aspiring Tyrant

    09/23/2014 5:51:04 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 46 replies
    National Review ^ | 9-22-14 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    Blissfully unaware of how hot the irony burned, Robert Kennedy Jr. yesterday took to a public protest to rail avidly in favor of censorship. The United States government, Kennedy lamented in an interview with Climate Depot, is not permitted by law to punish or to imprison those who disagree with him and this, he proposed, is a problem of existential proportions. Were he to have his way, Kennedy admitted, he would cheer the prosecution of a host of treasonous figures among them a number of unspecified politicians; those btes noires of the global Left, Kansass own Koch Brothers;...
  • Mark Levins Full-Throated Tribal Yell (The Empire Strikes Back!)

    04/30/2014 1:21:57 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 33 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | April 30, 2014 | Rod Dreher
    Somebody will do a Ph.D thesis in political science one day on the psychology of this stuff. Follow the link to hear the full clip. Its delightful. (snip) Imagine the kind of conservative bubble in which the thought of Sarah Palin as a serious political contender is considered incontestable. Imagine the kind of conservative bubble in which holding a female who once ran for vice president of the United States responsible for something she said in a public speech is considered an act of sexism and disloyalty. To be clear, Im not offended by this freakshow vulgarian in the least....
  • MARK LEVIN torches NRO over Palin cheap shots

    04/29/2014 2:49:26 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 67 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | April 28, 2014 | Mark Levin, viaThe Right Scoop
    Mark Levin went after NRO writer Patrick Brennan for taking cheap shots at Sarah Palin over her NRA speech this weekend. (snip) Levin points out that Sarah Palin is out there breaking her neck trying to get conservatives elected and trying to keep the base strong and shes dismissed by people on our side. This is how our side treats our side, Levin adds. Youll never seen the left or Democrats do that to a woman on their side ever!
  • What's Wrong with the Right

    04/18/2014 5:55:02 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 18, 2014 | Pamela Geller
    National Review Online took another gratuitous shot at me Thursday in an article defending Ayaan Hirsi Ali, saying: Hirsi Ali is no Pamela Geller. On the contrary, for her whole life, Hirsi Ali has used anger as a catalyst to great good. Is it necessary to smear me in order to defend Hirsi Ali? And this is not the first time that NRO has allowed insults and defamation against me and other freedom fighters to run unedited. I hardly know why. But I do know that NRO has no guts, no spine, and no conviction.
  • Mumbo-Jumbo for Beginners (Mark Steyn)

    12/30/2013 11:33:52 AM PST · by neverdem · 37 replies
    National Review Online ^ | December 24, 2013 | Mark Steyn
    A propos the big campaign here to fight off Michael Manns assault on free speech, several readers have asked me directly and also inquired in comments on NRs fundraising post below what the appeals court judges ruling actually means in English. I agree that its helpful, when one is soliciting donations for a legal campaign, to provide an update on how the battles going, so I dont know why one of NRs editorial staff could not have posted the court order with an accompanying explanation. But what it means is this: Dr Michael Manns lawyer, John Williams, filed a fraudulent...
  • 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>
  • Steyn on Speech [NRO Attack on Steyn]

    12/22/2013 10:08:44 AM PST · by madprof98 · 31 replies
    National Review (The Corner) ^ | 12/20/13 | Jason Lee Steorts
    <p>I admire Mark Steyns gallantry in defending freedom of speech and thought, but his weekend column is less than illuminating. It seems to have been 200 percent felt and half thought. Sorting through and categorizing the jumble of quite different examples that provoked Marks dudgeon was nonetheless a useful exercise. Here are my undoubtedly boring conclusions. When it comes to the legal restriction of speech, or the legal coercion of dissenters, Ill storm the barricade with Mark. It amazes me that any soi-disant free people tolerate that sort of thing. The use of speech to criticize other speech is something else, and the distinction between state coercion and cultural coercion is one that Mark typically doesnt acknowledge, to the detriment of his arguments. That distinction can get pretty blurry in our present legal arrangements, but in principle the people have every right to make pariahs of whom they will, and to slug it out among themselves, so to speak, when they disagree. Still, Mark has a point, and we should ask ourselves what sort of culture wed like to live in. The readiness to ostracize those who offend our sensibilities is stifling and unhealthy. Except in very extreme cases, we should criticize speech rather than condemn speakers. This is also prudent. Martyrs are popular; better to make an argument. On the other hand, I cant agree with Mark that anything of value is lost when derogatory epithets go out of bounds in polite society. They tend to be bad even for humor, substituting stereotype and clich for originality. People who used them in different times need not be regarded as monstrous, nor must the canon be censored; we could instead feel good about having awoken to a greater civility and make generous allowances for human fallibility. By way of criticizing speech, Ill say that I found the derogatory language in this column, and especially the slur in its borrowed concluding joke, both puerile in its own right and disappointing coming from a writer of such talent.</p>
  • U.S. Mission Logo Creates Ominous SPECTRE

    12/17/2013 6:24:18 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 16, 2013 - 11:18 AM | Eric Scheiner
    The Office of National Intelligence is, apparently, channeling Ernst Stavro Blofeld from the James Bond series with a logo for a recent rocket mission. The logo it created for a mission to launch a rocket carrying a National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) classified payload reminds me of the S.P.E.C.T.R.E. octopus logo from Bond. The NROL-39 logo features an octopus wrapping its tentacles across the globe with the slogan, Nothing is beyond our reach.
  • What has a shadowy US government spy agency just shot into space?

    12/07/2013 6:25:52 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 33 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | December 7, 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Top-secret group that boasts 'nothing is beyond our reach' blasts classified rocket into orbitDespite ongoing anger about how the U.S. government is snooping on people around the world, one agency is still keen to boast about its spying - with a creepy cartoon octopus and an alarming logo. A top-secret rocket carrying spy satellites for the National Reconnaissance Office launched from the central California coast late on Thursday, and it had a large badge emblazoned on the side The new logo features a huge and sinister octopus, with just one angry eye visible, as it wraps its tentacles round the...
  • 'Nothing is beyond our reach,' National Reconnaissance Office's new logo claims

    12/06/2013 12:30:50 PM PST · by ColdOne · 39 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 12/6/13 | foxnews.com
    The U.S. National Reconnaissance Office launched a new spy satellite Thursday evening on mission NROL-39 -- and the new logo and tagline are quite an eye opener. The new logo features a giant, world-dominating octopus, its sucker-covered tentacles encircling the planet while it looks on with determination, a steely glint in its enormous eye. The logo carries a five-word tagline: Nothing is beyond our reach.
  • Sarvis a Libertarian? Nope (The Virginia gubernatorial candidate is a social liberal.)

    10/31/2013 10:31:42 AM PDT · by JSDude1 · 25 replies
    NRO ^ | October 31, 2013 4:00 AM | Charles C. W. Cooke
    In polite society at least, questioning the fundamental claims that people make about themselves is rather frowned upon. If a person says that he is a Catholic, then one is expected to believe that he is a Catholic, even if there is no evidence for this whatsoever. If a person says he is a conservative when he clearly agrees with not a single conservative position, we are likewise expected to smile and nod grimly. No, youre not! is not a socially acceptable response to erroneous self-description, alas. There is some virtue in this convention, I suppose, even if it is...
  • Is Obama Still President?

    10/30/2013 1:29:12 PM PDT · by Signalman · 20 replies
    NRO, hanson ^ | 10/29/2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>We are currently learning whether the United States really needs a president. Barack Obama has become a mere figurehead, who gives speeches few listen to any more, issues threats that scare fewer, and makes promises that almost no one believes he will keep. Yet America continues on, despite the fact that the foreign and domestic policies of Barack Obama are unraveling, in a manner unusual even for star-crossed presidential second terms.</p>
  • The Jihad Is Wide and Deep

    09/23/2013 11:25:55 AM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 40 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | September 23, 2013 | David French
    As we confront yet another weekend of jihadist violence with 81 Christians dead in Pakistan, 142 dead after a jihadist killing spree in Nigeria, and 62 innocents slaughtered in a Kenyan shopping mall we should remember three key (and infuriating) realities: First, the sustained and deadly jihadist violence that has swept the Muslim world cannot be maintained without broad and deep support from the Muslim population. Tens of thousands of jihadists are recruited, trained, and funded from a much larger network of sympathetic Muslim civilians who share the jihadists goals but not always the same willingness to die....
  • Tom DeLays Vindication, Texass Shame

    09/20/2013 5:34:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/20/2013 | The Editors
    It is a scandal that there has been and will be no serious jail time in the matter of former Republican majority leader Tom DeLay Ronnie Earle, the hyperpartisan Democratic prosecutor whose risible case against DeLay has just been finally thrown out by the Third District Texas Court of Appeals, richly deserves to be measured for an all-orange wardrobe. After eleven years, the matter of Mr. DeLays fund-raising in the 2002 election cycle has been finally put to rest, with Mr. Earles case having been vivisected by Justice Melissa Goodwin, who in her quietly scathing opinion did not bother...
  • Tallying the House Vote on Syria: It's looking horrible for the President

    09/09/2013 7:02:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/08/2013 | Robert Costa
    Right now, the number of House Republicans planning to back the Syria resolution is stuck at about two dozen, according to the unofficial count several aides are keeping. Were not counting for the conference, but some of us are keeping tallies, and its looking horrible, says a source within the leaderships circle. Id say 30 to 40 Republicans, at most, are privately supportive. In the coming days, insiders say, the number could tick up or down. Any fluctuation, however, will be based almost entirely on how the top players influence their colleagues. Since the leadership isnt formally whipping, member-to-member consultation...
  • The Coming Hillarycult?

    08/15/2013 7:17:41 AM PDT · by National Review · 57 replies
    National Review ^ | August 15, 2013 | National Review
    The Left may succeed in turning Clinton into a cultural icon in the Obama mold. By Charles C. W. Cooke Dispiriting as it is to admit for those of us who like our republics modest and our republicans unassuming, we are living through one of those bothersome periods in American history in which cults of personality are all the rage. Cory Bookers victory on Tuesday evening was as inevitable as will be his coronation in the Senate, followed before long by the breathless and ubiquitous talk of a Booker presidency. Nevertheless, for all his supposed virtues, the celebrity mayor of...
  • Detroits Precious Art

    07/25/2013 7:59:21 AM PDT · by National Review · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | July 27, 2013 | National Review
    Selling only 38 pieces from the Detroit Institute of Art could raise $2.5 billion. By John Fund Everyone has an idea about how to handle bankrupt Detroit. Public-employee unions want a state or federal bailout. A liberal state-court judge in Lansing wants to block the bankruptcy because it might reduce government pensions with no thought as to where the money to pay for them will come from. Supply-siders want to create innovation zones that would spur growth by reducing taxes and regulations in the inner city, but it would be years before that measure would have an effect.
  • The Huma Craze

    07/25/2013 7:58:01 AM PDT · by National Review · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | July 25, 2013 | National Review
    Media personalities have gushed about her for standing by her sleazy husband. By Kay Hymowitz After Tuesdays revelation about his post-resignation sexting and the ensuing press conference to deny its newsworthiness, it seems unlikely that Anthony Weiner could win anything the mayoralty, a seat on his co-op board, or even the New Jersey Powerball. The same cannot be said for his wife. Huma has won the hearts of many in the commentariat, not least Tina Brown, who tweeted Wednesday: I say Huma for mayor. She has all the qualities he doesnt.
  • Yes, Premiums Will Go Up

    06/19/2013 6:50:53 AM PDT · by National Review · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | June 19, 2013 | National Review
    Its an open-and-shut case: Rates will go up a lot under Obamacare. By James C. Capretta Last month, the Manhattan Institutes Avik Roy joined by Lanhee Chen, Yuval Levin, and Dan Kessler set off a firestorm by audaciously challenging the prevailing Obamacare-friendly story about what will happen to premiums when the laws implementation begins in earnest in 2014. Specifically, Roy and the others disputed the initial news stories coming out of California, fed by state officials, which indicated that the premiums paid by state residents enrolled in the Obamacare exchange would be lower in 2014 compared with 2013....
  • Three Questions on Immigration

    04/10/2013 3:57:34 PM PDT · by AuntB · 8 replies
    NRO ^ | April 10, 2013 | The Editors
    Comprehensive immigration reform, a deal on which is reportedly imminent, has a lot of moving parts too many, in truth, as with most comprehensive legislation. Among the costs of comprehensivism is that debate over such bills often gets bogged down in the many details. Americans seeking to evaluate any deal should ask three questions about it to cut through the noise. First: Will it encourage future illegal immigration? This has always been the greatest risk of proposals to provide legal status for current illegal immigrants: that it will be seen as a reason for others to come here illegally...
  • 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 mothers citizenship, Cruz was an American citizen at birth. Whether he meets the Constitutions requirement that the president of the United States be a natural-born citizen, a term the Framers didnt define and for which the nations courts have yet to offer an interpretation, has become the subject of considerable speculation. Snip~ Legal scholars are firm about Cruzs eligibility. Of course hes eligible, Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz tells National Review Online. Hes a natural-born, not a naturalized, citizen. Eugene Volokh,...
  • If You Can't Withstand Media BS, Turn Off Everything Else...(Rush Slams Concern Trolls Alert)

    11/01/2012 11:20:19 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 28 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 11/01/2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Folks, I'm gonna give you some advice. For those of you who are faint of heart, for those of you who scare easily, for those of you who... Lets say you live in St. Louis. In the St. Louis Post-Dispatch today there are two pictures. There's a picture of a compassionate and caring and very attached and very hurting Obama, hugging a New Jerseyan who's lost everything. Right next to it is a picture of Romney in front of a large gathering waving and doing campaign appearances. Of course, the juxtaposition is Romney doesn't care; Obama cares. If you...
  • National Polls vs. Ohio Polls: Which Are Right?

    10/28/2012 3:17:53 PM PDT · by Snuph · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | October 28, 2012 | Josh Jordan
    Ever since the first debate in Denver, Mitt Romney has been on an upward trajectory in the polls. While he has leveled off somewhat over the last week, nationally he has turned a four-point deficit into a one-point lead. The lead actually jumps to two points if you include only the eight most recent national (non-online) polls. In those polls, Romney leads independents by an average of 17.5 points, which is a remarkable increase over the past month, and an amazing reversal of Obamas 8-point lead with independents in the 2008 election. Romney has now been at or above 50...
  • Ohio Is Closer than You Think (Superb analysis!)

    10/20/2012 7:18:52 AM PDT · by TonyInOhio · 45 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 10/20/12 | Josh Jordan
    Just a few weeks ago, Ohio was a state that was considered almost every media outlet to be a solid lock for Obama. There’s no need to rehash the actual headlines, but some even suggested Romney give up on Ohio and look elsewhere for a path to victory. Before the first debate, Romney was down 5.6 in RCP’s Buckeye State average. Today he is down 2.5, cutting his deficit by more than half, presumably in large part due to his strong first-debate performance. Here are a few reasons why it’s even closer than that: Democratic turnout advantage from 2008 probably...
  • Bizarre Coincidence: Democrats Get More Time in All Three Debates

    10/17/2012 8:54:37 AM PDT · by redtetrahedron · 76 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 17, 2012 | Katrina Trinko
    If you want more time to get your message out in debates, its good to be a Democrat. According to the CNN debate clock, President Obama spoke at greater length than Mitt Romney during both debates, as did Vice President Biden during his debate with Paul Ryan...
  • 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...
  • Disagreed (sweep shooting under rug)

    08/15/2012 5:07:57 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 13 replies
    Im nearing the end of a vacation, so Ive stayed out of the Corner for the most part. But tonight after we came back from dinner, my wife said look at this. On her iPad was the Washington Posts homepage. One of the headlines reads: Police: Suspect disagreed with Family Research Council Disagreed? The suspect shot someone. Disagreed!? Why so bombastic? Why not say that the would-be killer had a different perspective?
  • The Mandate After the Court [Robertss decision may end up killing Obamacare after all]

    07/16/2012 4:00:08 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | 16 July 2012 | James C. Capretta & Yuval Levin
    Last months Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare left champions of that law breathing a sigh of relief, while its opponents a majority of the public were left frustrated. It seemed at first glance as though the chief justices tortured opinion had saved the individual mandate, and with it the broader statute. But Obamacares champions should take a closer look at what the Court left them with, because on their own terms, the law is now set to collapse.
  • This Land Is Your Land? (Reflections on Anti-capitalist, Woody Guthries centennial celebration)

    07/16/2012 6:49:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/15/2012 | By Lee Habeeb
    It was January 18, 2009, and 500,000 people huddled in the cold to watch a concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial two days before the inauguration of Barack Obama. They were treated to the words of some of our great actors and musical artists, people such as Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Beyonc, and Bono. They were even treated to words from the president-elect himself. As the event came to a close, Pete Seeger and Bruce Springsteen led the crowd in a rendition of Woody Guthries This Land Is Your Land, a song most of us think we know,...
  • Is Gay Parenting Bad for the Kids? (Study: Children of gay couples are disadvantaged)

    06/11/2012 8:25:46 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 57 replies
    National Review ^ | June 10, 2012 6:00 P.M. | By Charles C. W. Cooke
    In his new Social Science Journal study...Mark Regnerus set out to answer the question of whether children who have parents in a same-sex relationship experience disadvantages when compared with children raised by their biological, married parents. The answer, contra the zeitgeist, appears to be a resounding yes. Children with a parent in a same-sex relationship underperform in almost every category. Some of these differences may be relatively benign whether one voted in the last presidential election, for example but most are decidedly not. One deficit is particularly worrying: Less than 2 percent of children from intact, biological families...
  • NASA gets two military spy telescopes for astronomy ('Dark Matter' research at top of the list)

    06/04/2012 10:00:18 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    WaPo ^ | 6/4/12 | Joel Achenbach
    The U.S. governments secret space program has decided to give NASA two telescopes as big as, and even more powerful than, the Hubble Space Telescope. Designed for surveillance, the telescopes from the National Reconnaissance Office were no longer needed .. They have 2.4-meter (7.9 feet) mirrors, just like the Hubble. They also have an additional feature that the civilian space telescopes lack: A maneuverable secondary mirror that makes it possible to obtain more focused images. These telescopes will have 100 times the field of view of the Hubble, according to David Spergel, a Princeton astrophysicist and co-chair of the National...