Posts Tagged ‘ George W. Bush ’

R.I.P. Nat Hentoff (1925-2017)

R.I.P. Nat Hentoff (1925-2017)

We learned of Nat Hentoff’s death last night from his son, who was the first to tweet this sad news to the rest of the world. You can read his full obituary in the New York Times, but I would suggest combing the Internet to read his words for yourself. Even though he was...
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Silicon Valley Browncoat

Update: For those who can’t watch the entire speech, CNBC has provided a surprisingly good summary of Thiel’s remarks.  The event begins 3 minutes into the video and Thiel begins speaking roughly 5:30 minutes in.
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Parting Thoughts On The First Debate

Parting Thoughts On The First Debate

Just to give you a rough summary of what I thought of the first debate, here are a few rather lengthy observations: Donald Trump dominated the first 20 minutes to half hour of the encounter. Focusing primarily upon trade, the one public policy he’s immersed himself in-and has a mastery of-played to his strong...
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Snap Judgment: Trump-Pence

Snap Judgment: Trump-Pence

Some initial thoughts: -Without being able to peer into the mind of Donald Trump, it’s hard to discern what prompted him to pick Governor Pence. If we take his words at face value, party unity was one of the primary motivating factors. That undoubtedly played a role, although I doubt it will sway Republicans...
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Whither The Right?

Whither The Right?

Correction: As the commenter below points out, Jason Richwine is a regular contributor to National Review Online. We regret the error.  One of the benefits of the Trump campaign, regardless of one’s thoughts on the merits of a Trump presidency, is its exposure of the conservative establishment. The irony of an undisciplined and at...
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King of America

Our old friend Michael Malice explores the absurdity of this election cycle, as well as investing your hopes in electoral politics, with contrarian historian Tom Woods. The anti-democracy essay referenced during this discussion is worth reading for those of you interested in understanding the mindset of over half the American public. Personally, whenever I...
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The Delusions Of Dump Trump

The Delusions Of Dump Trump

Update: Neil Munro explores Speaker Paul Ryan’s bizarre Republican trinity. I had the pleasure of attending an informal discussion held by writer/political pundit Fred Barnes recently, where the topics ranged from his biography of Jack Kemp-co-written with McLaughlin Group colleague Morton Kondracke-to his thoughts on the presidential candidacy of Donald Trump. Taking place prior...
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Freedom Of Conscience (Stand With Pam)

Freedom Of Conscience (Stand With Pam)

  For those of you still laboring under the impression that Islam is not at war with the West-including the presumptive Democratic nominee for President-I have some shocking news. It turns out that the followers of Mohammed have other ideas. The plan to assassinate free speech, counterjihad activist Pamela Geller-which was, thankfully, thwarted through...
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Jeb’s Last Rodeo?

  Update: Post-caucus analysis by the BBC. As predicted, Jeb is out. Epic failure. Trump wins.  The returns are starting to roll in. Whether or not it’s simply a matter of wishful thinking on the part of Rubio supporters, the rumors of a Bush withdrawal continue to percolate. The fact that he’s been forced to...
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Live Free or Die

Live Free or Die

  Update: According to CNN projections Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have emerged victorious from tonight’s primary. Notch one for the notoriously inaccurate polling industry!  We’ll see whether New Hampshire lives up to its state motto later tonight, although the pickings are rather slim in this regard. You can follow the undoubtedly dubious exit polling data...
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