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No longer your Dad’s (or WFB’s) National Review

National Review turned me on to conservatism in the mid-80s.  It was refreshingly anti-establishment and full of all kinds of thought-provoking stuff. A lot of the rebels of those days have left the magazine.  William F. Buckley passed on through the pearly gates.  And the…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media Politics

The decline and fall of National Review

It’s kind of like watching a friend or favorite relative grow old and feeble.  At one time, National Review was my political “bible”, but now it’s something I rarely take a look at. William F. Buckley founded the magazine in 1955.  It’s motto? “Stand athwart…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media Politics

#ncsen: What the Tillis camp is thinking riiiiiiiiight NOW

National Review’s Jim Geraghty has talked with a source of his who he says is a consultant “plugged in” to the GOP’s efforts in the Colorado and North Carolina US Senate races.  Here’s what his source has to say about our race: In North Carolina,…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Greg Brannon Media NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

#NCSEN: National Review peddles Rove’s nonsense

National Review — formerly the Bible for upstart conservatives — is lecturing us here in North Carolina for daring to have an intraparty debate and interfering with the establishment’s plans to hand-pick a GOP opponent for Kay Hagan.  “Electability,” we’re told, is what we need…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Law & Order Media Politics

Some common sense on voter ID

          Jonah Goldberg, editor of National Review Online, has it just about right on the issue of voter identification in today’s edition of The Daily: Right now, millions of adult Americans cannot legally fly on an airplane or rent a car….

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Media Obama Politics Republicans

Worse than a powder keg: How DC politicos have made a mess out of our war on terror

        Former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy — the guy who put the ‘Blind Sheik’, the mastermind of the first World Trade Center Attack, behind bars — has an excellent piece in National Review about how micromanagement from DC is wasting a lot of American…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Jim DeMint Politics Renee Ellmers Republicans South Carolina Walter Jones

Senator DeMint: We are STILL not cutting.

    For those of us active in The Tea Party, who thought we really brought change to Washington in November 2010, U.S. Senator Jim DeMint’s (R-SC) article in National Review provides quite a reality check for us: Despite bipartisan promises to cut spending after…