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  • How The National Review Sold Its Soul to Google

    08/31/2021 5:34:54 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 22 replies
    Emerald Robinson's The Right Way ^ | Aug 30, 2021 | Emerald Robinson
    There were rumors in the summer of 2018 that an audiotape was circulating that would send shockwaves through the think tanks of Washington and the conservative intellectual movement in particular. A top Google executive had been recorded telling his fellow employees that Google generously donated to conservative think tanks and magazines to dampen criticism of their anti-conservative bias. In essence, Google was buying off Conservatism Inc. and the GOP establishment to stay silent while Google monitored, harassed, and excluded Trump supporters. If true, the tape sounded like a smoking gun: incontrovertible evidence of the corruption and double-dealing of Conservatism Inc....
  • Jeb Bush: If you ever wondered, "What would get Trump booed at a Trump rally?

    08/23/2021 11:05:50 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 54 replies
    Jeb Bush Retweeted ^ | 19h ago | Jeb Bush
    Jeb Bush RetweetedIf you ever wondered, "What would get Trump booed at a Trump rally?," you have your answer. https://t.co/E8u5dXi08m— Jay Nordlinger (@jaynordlinger) August 22, 2021VIDEO: Trump Booed at Alabama Rally for 'Get COVID-19 Vaccine' Remarkhttps://t.co/M0BT87be3e— Mike Walker (@New_Narrative) August 22, 2021
  • The Madness of the Maricopa County Election Audit (Hurl alert)

    05/28/2021 4:03:29 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 32 replies
    National Review ^ | May 27th 2021 | STEPHEN RICHER
    I’m a libertarian-minded Republican. I hate taxes. Especially the income tax. But I pay all required taxes. I suspect you also pay your taxes. And like most Americans, you probably don’t cheat or lie. For that reason, even though an IRS audit might annoy you and cause you some stress, you’d eventually realize that you have nothing to fear as long as the audit is done fairly and properly. But you’d likely feel differently if the IRS outsourced the audit to someone who: Had no applicable professional credentials Had never previously run a tax audit Believed that Hugo Chavez had...
  • Rebekah Jones Admits She Was Never Asked to Delete COVID Deaths in Florida

    05/21/2021 5:31:25 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | May 21, 2021 | By CHARLES C. W. COOKE
    On Twitter last night, Rebekah Jones confirmed ...That she was not, in fact, asked to delete COVID deaths in Florida. In a now-deleted tweet, Jones wrote: “Deleting deaths was never something I was asked to do. I’ve never claimed it was.” But Jones has claimed it....Jones has made the claim that she was instructed to edit the raw data over and over again. In February, she reiterated that “(Florida’s deputy secretary of health, Dr. Shamarial Roberson) asked me to change numbers and delete records to present a rosier picture of Florida’s pandemic than reality.” In April, she repeated her claim...
  • Rebekah Jones, the COVID Whistleblower Who Wasn’t

    05/13/2021 9:07:28 AM PDT · by Mariner · 16 replies
    National Review via Yahoo ^ | May 13th, 2021 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    This is a story about Rebekah Jones, a former dashboard manager at the Florida Department of Health (FDOH), who has single-handedly managed to convince millions of Americans that Governor Ron DeSantis has been fudging the state’s COVID-19 data.When I write “single-handedly,” I mean it, for Jones is not one of the people who have advanced this conspiracy theory but rather is the person who has advanced this conspiracy theory. It has been repeated by others, sure: by partisans across the Internet, by unscrupulous Florida Democrats such as Nikki Fried and Charlie Crist, and on television, by MSNBC in particular. But...
  • Why are Republicans dumping Liz Cheney, who just won reelection, as an act of symbolic fealty to Trump, who just lost? (barf alert)

    05/09/2021 3:42:51 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 103 replies
    National Review ^ | May 9th 2021 | KEVIN D. WILLIAMSON
    You guys know he lost, right? Representative Liz Cheney (R., Wyo.) is (probably) being pushed out of her leadership position, most likely in favor of Representative Elise Stefanik (R., N.Y.), because Representative Cheney is insufficiently Trump-loving and Stefanik is superabundantly Trump-loving. It’s that familiar Republican strategy: a purge for unity. House minority leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) and other like-minded Republicans complain that it will be difficult for Cheney to do her job effectively in the current political environment, meaning the infantile emotional climate in which some number of Republicans stamp their feet and hold their breath like Veruca Salt...
  • Far From Immune To The Never-Ending COVID Regime, Red States Are A Ripe Target — Unless Their Governors Act Now

    04/27/2021 6:47:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 27, 2021 | Christopher Bedford
    The unending COVID regime isn't a nightmare scenario, it's an existential threat to our liberties, a possible and unexamined risk to our health, and right here among us.A plastic recycler in Louisville, Kentucky. A guide at a hiking camp in Alaska. A waitress at a restaurant in Houston, Texas. What do these companies have in common, besides being featured in a Monday Wall Street Journal story? Two things, both of which should worry anyone skeptical of injecting a novel vaccine with little-to-no long-term testing for possibly serious negative effects. For one, all three of these businesses require all of their...
  • Trump Didn't Form a Populist Coalition; He Was the Result of One

    04/20/2021 3:43:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 20, 2021 | Salena Zito
    PITTSBURGH -- They're still there, planted in front of stately homes in wealthy suburban neighborhoods, on flagpoles in middle-class communities, and along the front stoops of inner-city row houses. Whether they say "Trump 2020" or simply "Trump," there are plenty of people who have left their sentiments planted on their own personal hill. It is not just here in Pennsylvania. The signs are not hard to spot as you travel to the Great Lakes, the Midwest, and Appalachia. The reason is complex. People who come from a variety of socioeconomic, religious, and political experiences formed a conservative populist coalition long...
  • Trump didn't form a populist coalition. He was the result of one

    04/19/2021 11:31:20 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 18, 2021 12:00 AM | Salena Zito, National Political Reporter |
    They're still there, planted in front of stately homes in wealthy suburban neighborhoods, on flag poles in middle-class communities, and along the front stoops of inner-city row houses. Whether they say "Trump 2020" or simply "Trump," there are plenty of people who have left their sentiments planted on their own personal hill. It is not just here in Pennsylvania. The signs are not hard to spot as you travel to the Great Lakes, the Midwest, and Appalachia. The reason is complex. People who come from a variety of socioeconomic, religious, and political experiences formed a conservative populist coalition long before...
  • The National Review Says Fauci Has ‘Worn Out His Welcome.’ If Only That Were True.

    04/14/2021 5:13:31 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 12 replies
    dbdailyupdate ^ | David Blackmon
    If only it were true. – The National Review went around the bend five years ago with its decision to push rank propaganda in opposition to the presidential campaign of Donald Trump, but every once in a great while it still publishes a piece worth reading. This morning is one of those rare cases. The Editors at TNR published a piece late yesterday titled “Anthony Fauci Has Worn Out His Welcome,” whose title is self-explanatory to some extent, although stopping short of exactly which audiences the Little Menace to Society has worn out his welcome with. It’s an interesting thought...
  • Anthony Fauci Has Worn Out His Welcome

    04/13/2021 4:33:39 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 35 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 4/13/21 | National Review | The Editors
    More than a year ago, Americans welcomed Anthony Fauci into their homes as a sober scientist who was helping them make sense of a deadly new virus. But he has worn out that welcome.
  • Israeli Elections: Exit Polls Point to Narrow Netanyahu Victory

    03/24/2021 7:01:29 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | March 23, 2021 | PHILIP KLEIN
    Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is heading toward a narrow victory if current exit polls hold and he is able to form a coalition as anticipated. To maintain power, Netanyahu will have to secure a majority of the 120 seats in the Knesset. All three of the exit polls taken after the election indicate that he should have just that, with 61 seats. This assumes the further right Yamina Party will join his government. The party’s leader, Naftali Bennett, previously indicated he was open to joining a coalition government with either political bloc, so this should not be an insurmountable...
  • National Review Writer trashes Rush Limbaugh

    02/19/2021 9:53:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Dun Surber ^ | 02/19/2021
    Liberals spent much of the last 2 days trashing Rush Limbaugh, so it was no surprise that National Review would join in. NR now stands for Never Rush.Michael Brendan Dougherty wrote what his fellow NR-er Jim Geraghty said was a tribute to Mister Limbaugh. They are really weird over there.Dougherty's column -- "Rush’s Place" -- was subtitled, "Rush’s program, beamed into cars sitting in traffic across the nation, was a beacon telling millions of people, ‘You are not alone.’ It was also a turnoff for millions of others."Fact check: OF COURSE.Limbaugh turned off every freaking liberal in America. That was...
  • What Happened to Officer Brian Sicknick?

    02/10/2021 9:51:31 AM PST · by Heartlander · 33 replies
    American Greatness ^ | February 8, 2021 | Julie Kelly
    What Happened to Officer Brian Sicknick?No one should discount the idea that Democrats and the news media would intentionally promote a totally fabricated story to destroy Donald Trump and vilify his supporters.The claim is so pervasive as not to be questioned: Five people died as a result of the January 6 “insurrection” at the Capitol building, killed by blood-thirsty Trump voters at the president’s behest, out for revenge over a stolen election.Even though only one death—the shooting of Ashli Babbitt by a still-unidentified police officer—is provable by video evidence, the other fatalities nonetheless are accepted as an article of faith...
  • ‘Free Speech for Me, but Not for Thee’

    01/26/2021 4:51:47 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/26/2021 | Rich Lowry
    The American media — long stalwart defenders of the First Amendment — are now having second thoughts. For decades, it was a commonplace sentiment among journalists that freedom of the press was one of the glories of our system. It helped to make the government accountable and to air diverse points of view — even unpopular ones — to be tested in the marketplace of ideas
  • Trump Was No Reagan?

    01/22/2021 5:30:45 AM PST · by Ebenezer · 56 replies
    Chronicles ^ | January 21, 2021 | Paul Gottfried
    National Review has found yet another reason to hate Trump, whom it has attacked relentlessly for over four years. It seems that among his multiple shortcomings, according to Frank Lavin, a supporter of Republican Voters Against Trump in 2020, Donald Trump was not the Gipper. In fact, he caused the Republican Party to deviate grievously from Reagan’s policies; and so it now behooves us to save the GOP by returning to the proven “conservative” teachings of the president whose approval ratings approached 70 percent shortly after leaving office. Lavin offers a study in contrast between the Gipper and Trump. In...
  • Andrew McCarthy: Trump has committed an impeachable offense

    01/10/2021 12:46:05 PM PST · by conservative98 · 165 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan 10, 2021 | By Andrew McCarthy | National Review
    I took a beating on Twitter Thursday night for making what I thought was a commonsense observation that President Trump should be negotiating favorable terms for resignation "if there are 20 GOP senators who’d vote to impeach." In our current climate, this was taken as a call for Trump’s impeachment. But it wasn’t a value judgment. It was a mathematical calculation. As it happens, I do think the president has committed an impeachable offense, making a reckless speech that incited a throng on the mall, which foreseeably included an insurrectionist mob. These rioters ended up overwhelming security forces and storming...
  • Against the 25th Amendment — and Warily against Impeachment

    01/07/2021 2:01:44 PM PST · by Onthebrink · 54 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/7/2021 | Andrew McCarthy
    These are dark days in the history of the United States, and no one is feeling them more intensely than Mike Pence. On Wednesday, the vice president admirably turned aside the president’s high-intensity demands that he shred the Constitution. Trump was pushing Pence to usurp the states’ power over the disposition of their electoral votes — in effect, to claim dictatorial power to reverse President-elect Biden’s victory. Pence’s fidelity to his constitutional oath so enraged Trump that the president publicly rebuked him even as an insurrectionist mob was descending on the Capitol. Press reports indicate that the rioters, upon overwhelming...
  • Stop Lin Wood and Sidney Powell Now, or They Will Control the GOP’s Destiny

    12/05/2020 9:29:13 AM PST · by Presbyterian Reporter · 150 replies
    National Review ^ | December 4, 2020 | JIM GERAGHTY
    If significant numbers of Republican voters choose to not participate in the January 5 runoff elections for both Senate seats, and that leads to victories by Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, that will do nothing for Donald Trump, Trump’s legacy as president, the Republican Party, and the cause of conservatism. It will, however, do a lot for Lin Wood and Sidney Powell, who would instantly become major power brokers in the Republican Party. They could take their “your vote was stolen by rigged machines” conspiracy-theory schtick to any state in the union and hold don’t-get-out-the-vote rallies for any race, telling...
  • Do Not Buy Bad Arguments about Election Fraud. Most of the theories of election misconduct, even if proven, would not change the vote totals enough to overturn the outcome.

    11/11/2020 1:37:40 PM PST · by karpov · 108 replies
    National Review ^ | November 11, 2020 | Dan McLaughlin
    There’s a lot going around right now among disappointed Republicans about fraudulent or illegal behavior by Democrats in the 2020 election. Donald Trump and his most vocal supporters claim that the election was stolen. There is a disconnect here: Most of the theories of election misconduct, even if proven, would not change the vote totals enough to overturn the outcome. That does not mean that Republicans and conservatives should roll over and do nothing, but we should temper our expectations and not go chasing rumors and conspiracy theories without evidence. The goal should be to unearth genuine misconduct, expose it...