A lot of the rebels of those days have left the magazine. William F. Buckley passed on through the pearly gates. And the magazine has been turned over to a bunch of 20- and 30-something hipsters who think Manhattan is the end-all be-all.
NR was hardcore anti-Trump during the 2016 election. Now, in the era of Trump, they are continuing those practices — apparently even stooping to bringing in Obama cronies to the pages of their magazine.
A lawyer friend of mine called my attention to this article bashing Attorney General Jeff Sessions that appeared recently in NR.
Here’s how NR identifies the authors of said article:
“Joyce Vance is the former U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Alabama and will join the University of Alabama School of Law in August as a distinguished visiting lecturer in law. Carter Stewart is the former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Ohio and currently a managing director at Draper Richards Kaplan.”
Second, Stewart is married to the associate director of the ACLU in San Francisco.
Not exactly a couple of movement conservatives.
Letting Obama-ites and likely Hillary voters into the pages of the alleged conservative Bible to attack a Republican president?
Sadly, it looks like the magazine that rallied around Barry Goldwater in 1964 against the Rockefeller crowd and helped Ronald Reagan rise to national prominence is long gone.