Posts Tagged ‘ national review ’

Conservatism And Its Discontents

Conservatism And Its Discontents

  A few additional notes regarding George Hawley’s fascinating look at dissent within the right: Notwithstanding the Trump Ascendancy, his belief that moderate libertarianism-or conservatarianism, as some have dubbed it-will exert the greatest influence over mainstream conservatism in the years ahead holds some merit. The disdain the modern conservative movement has for genuinely libertarian...
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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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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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Cathy’s World (Remembering An Iconoclast)

Cathy’s World (Remembering An Iconoclast)

Update: Cathy’s NRO archive.  Some more memories, and photographs, of Cathy from her friends. This month is bookended by two tragic anniversaries, which should serve as reflection points for not only the conservative movement but also the torpid, insular world of contemporary political journalism. While the untimely death of Andrew Breitbart has been discussed...
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Super Tuesday News Roundup

Super Tuesday News Roundup

The most notable development leading up to today’s pivotal primaries is, of course, the raft of prominent Donald Trump endorsements, including those of former governor Jan Brewer and immigration stalwart Senator Jeff Sessions. Why the latter decided to endorse Trump rather than his Texas colleague is open to debate, although Mark Krikorian-a Cruz supporter-has...
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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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Texas v. United States (The Supremes Weigh In)

Texas v. United States (The Supremes Weigh In)

As we pointed out last week, the Supreme Court has decided to weigh the merits of the President’s executive actions on immigration. One of the most interesting analyses on this subject comes by way of Constitutional law professor Josh Blackman, who accurately points out that this case is unique in that it is the...
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The Veil Slips (Anti-Fascist Fascism)

The Veil Slips (Anti-Fascist Fascism)

It’s difficult to articulate the precise feeling I have after viewing the international media’s coverage of the anti-rape, anti-jihadist demonstrations which took place in Germany this weekend. Rage, disgust, alienation, and disbelief all fail to capture the degree of revulsion I felt watching the BBC, CNN and other purveyors of disinformation cover the brave...
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Guns Blazing

Guns Blazing

This administration’s strange means of implementing legislation, i.e. enacting it through administrative edicts which bypass the opposition of Congress, is not limited to immigration matters. The recent rules enacted by Barack Obama regarding gun sales are merely an extension of the distinctly unilateral policymaking which has been a hallmark of his presidency. Although, as...
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Jihad On The March

Jihad On The March

More details about the presumed identity of the suspect in yesterday’s shootings in Parliament Hill are slowly trickling in. Notwithstanding the absurdist headline, I would recommend reading national security reporter Colin Freeze’s account in The Globe and Mail. As The Daily Telegraph points out, the inspiration for the latest wave of jihadist attacks draws...
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