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  • California bishop urges faithful to sign up for health insurance

    03/20/2014 5:43:24 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 25 replies
    CatholicCulture.org ^ | 3/19/14 | CWN
    In a letter read at all Masses on the Second Sunday of Lent, Bishop Gerald Barnes of San Bernardino urged the faithful of his diocese to sign up for health insurance.
  • Barnes & Noble TV Spot, 'Holiday Gift Ideas' Featuring Jack McBrayer

    12/16/2013 4:40:49 PM PST · by catnipman · 43 replies
    ispot..tv ^ | n/a | n/a
    This nauseating ad must be airing hundreds of times per day as it seems like it's on a few times for every show or televised sports event being shown. I can't imagine the amount of money B & N must be spending on this ad campaign. My question though is what segment and the size of that segment B & N thinks they are appealing to? I buy online and don't go to bookstores, but have watched with interest as many FREEPers have posted here about the type of people employed by these bookstore chains and how awfully they've been...
  • Fred Barnes: Romney's Dangerous Game of Playing It Safe

    10/02/2012 6:07:44 PM PDT · by PAR · 25 replies
    WSJ ^ | 10/3/12 | Fred Barnes
    Mr. Romney should do in the debate what he hasn't done in his speeches, media appearances or TV ads—in other words, in his entire campaign. He must make a forceful case that America's survival as a prosperous and respected nation is at stake. In that context, the election becomes an urgent choice between a national turnaround and further decline. The Romney advertising has been especially sorry at drawing that distinction. The generally bland commercials feel like they could have run at any time in the past 40 years.
  • Polls indicate Barnes has momentum in gov. race, but runoff scenario looms

    09/19/2010 8:08:13 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 16 replies
    SavannahNow.com ^ | September 19, 2010 - 12:19am | Larry Peterson
    The momentum in the governor's race has shifted away from Republican Nathan Deal and toward Democrat Roy Barnes, two new polls indicate. And, taken together, they revive the prospect neither candidate will garner a majority Nov. 2, which would trigger a Nov. 30 runoff. In last week's Mason-Dixon sampling, Deal was up by 4 percentage points - the margin of error for the poll. That means he and Barnes likely were about even. That survey, taken for the Georgia Newspaper Partnership - a cooperative of the Savannah Morning News and 12 other state newspapers - was mostly finished before last...
  • The Vast Left-Wing Media Conspiracy (VIDEO)

    07/21/2010 6:01:20 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 16 replies · 2+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 07-22-10 | FRED BARNES
    Everyone knew most of the press corps was hoping for Obama in 2008. Newly released emails show that hundreds of them were actively working to promote him When I'm talking to people from outside Washington, one question inevitably comes up: Why is the media so liberal? The question often reflects a suspicion that members of the press get together and decide on a story line that favors liberals and Democrats and denigrates conservatives and Republicans. My response has usually been to say, yes, there's liberal bias in the media, but there's no conspiracy. The liberal tilt is an accident of...
  • Think Big (Paul Ryan)

    07/11/2010 5:16:07 PM PDT · by Signalman · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 7/19/2010 | Fred Barnes
    For Republicans, the Road Map authored by congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin is the most important proposal in domestic policy since Ronald Reagan embraced supply side economics in the 1980 presidential campaign. ItÂ’s not only the freshest, boldest, and most comprehensive Republican thinking, itÂ’s also the most relevant. If Republicans adopt the Road Map as their basic ideological blueprint, it offers them the prospect of a landslide in the midterm election this year, followed by victory in the presidential election in 2012. For sure, thatÂ’s a lot of weight for a policy statement drafted by a 40-year-old House member to...
  • Anti-Incumbent? Try Anti-Obama

    05/19/2010 5:27:25 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 7 replies · 609+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 05-10-20 | FRED BARNES
    Serious Democratic analysts concede it's their party that's facing trouble in the fall. The hordes are not massing at the gates of Washington—not yet. They won't arrive until after the midterm congressional election in November. Most are likely to be Republicans, a good number of them old Washington hands. Yesterday's primary elections, including the impressive victories of Republican Rand Paul in Kentucky and Democrat Joe Sestak in Pennsylvania, didn't change that. The idea that anti-incumbent fever, striking equally at Democrats and Republicans, is the defining feature of the 2010 election is as misguided as last year's notion that President Obama's...
  • Fred Barnes: MA Appointed Sen. Kirk Loses His Vote After Tomorrow

    01/18/2010 3:36:07 PM PST · by careyb · 7 replies · 1,198+ views
    Fox News ^ | 1/18/10 | Fred Barnes
    Pants on the ground.
  • Why Obama Isn't Changing Washington

    11/27/2009 4:14:08 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 21 replies · 1,343+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 26, 2009 | Fred Barnes
    ... Washington is more partisan than ever, and more polarized. Even on a purely procedural vote to begin Senate debate on health-care reform this past Saturday, every Democrat voted one way (yes), every Republican the other (no). With rare exception and with no objection from the president, Democrats draft bills with no input from Republicans. In return, Republicans vote in lockstep against Democratic legislation. Every House Republican voted against the stimulus, all but one against liberal health-care reform, and all but eight against cap-and-trade legislation that passed the House earlier this year. Why has the president's publicly expressed vision of...
  • Now what?

    10/31/2009 5:36:21 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies · 727+ views
    American Thinker ^ | October 31, 2009 | Clarice Feldman
    Fred Barnes has the best analysis of the legislative prospects for Obamacare. There's one tricky part for Republicans in the health care fight. They don't want the bill to be improved--that is, made a bit less sweeping and draconian. The bill can't be improved sufficiently to satisfy Republicans, but it might become more palatable to worried Democrats. Republicans can probably count on liberal Democrats to prevent this by rejecting moderate amendments (which would face the 60-vote hurdle). The shrewdness of McConnell's emphasis on the vote to proceed will become clear when the final cloture vote--which would end debate on the...
  • Substandard: The End of an Illusion (Weekly Standard sold at fire sale)

    07/29/2009 5:03:27 PM PDT · by AAABEST · 35 replies · 1,355+ views
    Chronicles Magazine ^ | July 29, 2009 | Thomas Fleming
    The sale of The Weekly Standard should put paid to any lingering illusion that the neoconservative empire was anything but a Potemkin Village. Whatever happens from this point on, the news of Rupert Murdoch’s repudiation of his ugliest stepchild is as refreshing a pick-me-up as the morning’s second Bloody Mary I am enjoying, anchored off Spetzai on the Bushido with Chronicles’ incomparably hospitable columnist, Taki. The only thing needed to make my happiness complete would be for the boys of National Review to take the hint and sell out for oh, maybe $2 million. Allegedly, Murdoch sold the magazine for...
  • Liberal legal group comes to the fore

    01/05/2009 2:55:48 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 4 replies · 713+ views
    politico.com ^ | 12/29/08 | LISA LERER
    Sixteen appointees and advisers helping president-elect Barack Obama's Justice Department transition efforts all recently sat on the board of an organization little known outside legal circles: The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy. The liberal legal network, which blossomed during eight years of Democratic exile, counts as its veterans Obama’s choice for attorney general, Eric Holder: Vice President-elect Joe Biden's chief of staff, Ron Klain; and future White House Staff Secretary Lisa Brown. Seven other recent board members are advising the incoming administration on legal, education, and labor-related issues. Theresa Wynn Roseborough is rumored to be a top candidate...
  • Kay Barnes on the Fairness Doctrine (Democrat has no idea what is is, but pontificates on it)

    10/31/2008 10:37:52 AM PDT · by Signalman · 3 replies · 704+ views
    Redstate.com ^ | 10/31/2008 | Erick Erickson
    Watch the video of this Democratic moron.
  • MO: Sam Graves (Congress) Releases New Campaign Video "the Axis of Taxes"

    09/30/2008 5:08:55 PM PDT · by cgk · 4 replies · 358+ views
    YouTube ^ | 9-30-08 | GravesforCongress
    (Republican) Graves' for Congress new campaign video 'The Axis of Taxes' newly released on YouTube: Promo: "Kay Barnes raised over $1 billion in new taxes as a liberal big city mayor..."
  • Fred Barnes: The Warrior and the Priest-The revealing campaign styles of McCain and Obama.

    09/28/2008 12:51:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies · 962+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | The October 6, 2008 Edition | Fred Barnes
    John McCain, restless and emotional, couldn't resist the temptation to join the battle to rescue our financial markets and save the economy. It was the biggest and most important fight around, bigger and more important than his campaign scrap with Barack Obama. Being engaged in the action--in the arena--is where McCain always wants to be. So he cast his presidential campaign aside, temporarily, and headed back to Washington. The campaign could wait. It might even benefit. Obama, placid and professorial, had a different reaction to the fight over the bailout. Even before McCain's maneuver he'd rejected the idea of putting...
  • Threat Matrix: August 2008

    08/01/2008 12:17:04 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 1,066 replies · 8,561+ views
    Pentagon Makes Fighting Extremism Top Priority Seven years after the Sept. 11 attacks, the Pentagon on Thursday officially named "the long war" against global extremism as its top priority and pledged to avert any conventional military threat from China or Russia through dialogue. The Defense Department, in a new national defense strategy, also emphasized the need to subordinate military operations to "soft power" initiatives to undermine Islamist militancy by promoting economic, political and social development in vulnerable corners of the world. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said he hoped the change would help establish permanent institutional support for counterinsurgency skills...
  • Lawyer: Guilty plea coming in Pa. collar-bomb case

    08/30/2008 4:28:55 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 4 replies · 167+ views
    A defense attorney says his client will plead guilty to conspiracy in a bizarre 2003 bank robbery that led to the collar-bomb death of a Pennsylvania pizza delivery man. Attorney Jamie Mead of Erie said Friday that Kenneth Barnes will plead guilty Wednesday to his role in planning the heist.
  • Lame, But Still Game

    04/19/2008 5:20:12 AM PDT · by Nony · 62+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | April 19, 2008 | Fred Barnes
    On the eve of Prime Minister Gordon Brown's visit to Washington last week, a British pollster suggested Brown's meetings with presidential candidates Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and John McCain would be more important than his talks with President Bush. The president is "irrelevant," the pollster said, echoing what has become a view widely held in Washington. With only nine months left in his presidency and low approval ratings, Bush lacks political power. He's a lame duck. In fact, he's not that lame. This is a common misperception about Bush (and a pet peeve of mine). In Washington, the political community...
  • Luckiest Man in the Race(McCain)

    03/22/2008 5:47:20 AM PDT · by kellynla · 44 replies · 1,013+ views
    weekly standard ^ | 03/31/2008, Volume 013, Issue 28 | Fred Barnes
    John McCain is one lucky fellow. Of course you can make your own luck, as the saying goes. That's what McCain did with great courage to survive five-and-a-half years at the Hanoi Hilton. And he made his own luck again by advocating a surge of troops in Iraq that later proved to be successful. In winning the Republican presidential nomination, however, McCain has mostly been just plain lucky, no thanks to his own fortitude or foresight. Conservatives inadvertently aided him by failing to line up behind a single rival. Mike Huckabee ruined Mitt Romney's strategy by beating him in Iowa....
  • The All-Too-Resistible Romney

    01/09/2008 2:28:42 PM PST · by wastedpotential · 161 replies · 132+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 1/14/2008 | Fred Barnes
    Mitt Romney's messages on taxes, foreign policy, and social issues are perfectly attuned to mainstream Republicans. His campaign events attract upscale Republican crowds filled with professionals (both men and women), businessmen, and middle-class strivers. They're precisely the people pollsters refer to as "likely voters." The Romney crowds resemble those of George Bush senior in 1988, and Bush went on to win the Republican nomination and the presidency. To update the Bush analogy, Romney as a presidential candidate makes one think of what George W. Bush, the son, might have been like if he'd studied harder at Harvard Business School and...
  • Barnes: Two Hours of Humiliation (CNN GOP Debate)

    11/28/2007 10:58:57 PM PST · by FocusNexus · 136 replies · 200+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | Nov. 28, 2007 | Fred Barnes
    I don't know if the folks who put the debate together were purposely trying to make the Republican candidates look bad, but they certainly succeeded. But it was chiefly the questions and who asked them that made the debate so appalling. By my recollection, there were no questions on health care, the economy, trade, the S-chip children's health care issue, the "surge" in Iraq, the spending showdown between President Bush and Congress, terrorist surveillance, or the performance of the Democratic Congress. The most excruciating episode occurred when Cooper allowed a retired general in the audience to drone on with special...
  • John Edwards Says Don't Take Murdoch Money -- But He Took 800 Grand?

    In Friday's Washington Post, Howard Kurtz reports that the new John Edwards campaign against any Democrat accepting Rupert Murdoch contributions has a slight flaw: "John Edwards will never ask Rupert Murdoch for money -- he won't accept his money," said a statement e-mailed to supporters. Not so fast, Murdoch's people say. His publishing unit, HarperCollins, paid Edwards a $500,000 advance -- and $300,000 in expenses -- for his 2006 book "Home: The Blueprints of Our Lives." "We assume the senator is going to give back the money from his advance," News Corp. spokesman Brian Lewis said.
  • SUV firebomber gets 12 years

    07/26/2007 6:26:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 38 replies · 1,376+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | July 26, 2007
    A man who set firebombs in seven large SUVs last March pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 12 years in prison Wednesday. Grant Barnes... using the methods of the eco-terrorist group Earth Liberation Front... When Barnes was arrested, police found a box of seven of the devices in the back of his car. Police said they are replicas of bombs shown on ELF's Web site.
  • Ex-Marine Teaches Pickpocket a Lesson

    06/26/2007 4:10:06 PM PDT · by SmithL · 22 replies · 737+ views
    Grand Rapids, Mich. (AP) -- Bill Barnes says he was scratching off a losing $2 lottery ticket inside a gas station when he felt a hand slip into his front-left pants pocket, where he had $300 in cash. He immediately grabbed the person's wrist with his left hand and started throwing punches with his right, landing six or seven blows before a store manager intervened. "I guess he thought I was an easy mark," Barnes, 72, told The Grand Rapids Press for a story Tuesday. He's anything but an easy mark: Barnes served in the Marines, was an accomplished Golden...
  • Bond reduced in SUV firebombing case ( ELF or ALF ? )

    05/24/2007 4:10:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies · 700+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | May 24, 2007 | Sue Lindsay
    A Denver judge halved the bond today for a suspected eco-terrorist accused of setting firebombs in large SUVs after his father, a Colorado Springs lawyer, agreed to post the bond. Bond for Grant Barnes, 24, was reduced from $200,000 to $100,000 after defense attorney Phil Cherner told the judge that Barne’s father, Thomas Barnes, a former deputy district attorney in El Paso County, would ensure that his son appears in court. Prosecutor Ryan Younggren said he and the victims objected to a bond reduction because Grant Barnes might plant more firebombs if he gets out. Grant Barnes, suspected of using...
  • Link to animal extremists probed ( ALF Bomb maker ? )

    06/21/2007 9:51:07 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies · 1,265+ views
    The Daily Times- ^ | 6/21/2007 | Pierrette J. Shields
    Magazines from ‘domestic terrorism threat’ found ... Ronald Swerlein kept magazines in his home from the Animal Liberation Front, a group the FBI calls a “leading domestic terrorism threat,” ... Police first searched the 50-year-old’s home over the weekend and arrested him Sunday on suspicion of possessing and making explosives. According to a search warrant inventory, police seized four magazines from the Animal Liberation Front from Swerlein’s home. The warrant requesting the search said the magazines describe arsons and use of explosives claimed by members of the group, who typically remain anonymous. The group’s Web site states that individuals work...
  • Man Arrested Following Several SUV Fires ( ELF ? )

    03/23/2007 9:16:56 PM PDT · by george76 · 63 replies · 1,180+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | March 23, 2007 | TheDenverChannel
    Denver police have arrested a 24-year-old man in connection with at least two fires involving Hummer sport utility vehicles in recent days. An officer arrested Grant Barnes during a routine traffic stop about 11:30 p.m., after finding suspicious materials in his vehicle. He was in the same neighborhood, police said. A couple in Denver's Cherry Creek neighborhood said their Hummer was engulfed in flames earlier this week, and the flames spread to another car parked nearby. It's similar to an incident last Saturday when neighbors said they awoke to find Hummer in flames. According to police, the man is being...
  • 2nd Pastor Resigns Over Gay Sex Scandal

    12/11/2006 2:42:03 PM PST · by kiriath_jearim · 20 replies · 929+ views
    Newsday & AP ^ | 12/11/06 | n/a
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The founding pastor of a second Colorado church has resigned over gay sex allegations, just weeks after the evangelical community was shaken by the scandal surrounding megachurch leader Ted Haggard. Haggard, a gay-marriage opponent, admitted to unspecified "sexual immorality" when he resigned last month as president of the National Association of Evangelicals and pastor of the 14,000-member New Life Church in Colorado Springs. A male prostitute had said he had had sex with Haggard for three years. On Sunday, Paul Barnes, founding pastor of the 2,100-member Grace Chapel in this Denver suburb, told his evangelical congregation in...
  • WEAK-ly Standard Props Up Democrats Senatorial Candidates

    11/10/2006 5:18:29 AM PST · by colonel mosby · 79 replies · 1,453+ views
    The Weak-ly Standard | November 10,2006 | me
    Congratulations to The Weak-ly Standard. The "conservative" magazine did a wonderful job promoting Democrat senatorial candidates Jim Webb, Harold Ford Jr., and Jon Tester in it's last two issues immediately preceding Tuesday's election. The Standard wrote a long tribute to Webb, calling him a "blood and soil conservative". Despite Harold Ford Jr.'s very low ACU lifetime congressional voting record of 19, the Standard tried to portray him as being similar to his conservative opponent Bob Corker on the issues. Apparently, the magazine was enamored of the notion of having little Harold in the U.S. Senate. But, most outrageously, the last...
  • How Bad Will It Be? [Fred Barnes]

    10/14/2006 4:34:21 AM PDT · by johnny7 · 175 replies · 4,838+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 10/23/2006 | By Fred Barnes
    REPUBLICANS and conservatives, brace yourselves! Strategists and consultants of both parties now believe the House is lost and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi will become speaker. At best, Republicans will cling to control of the Senate by a single seat, two at most. For many election cycles, Republicans have been the boys of October, using paid media and superior campaign skills to make up lost ground and win in November. This year, they were the boys of September, rallying strongly until that fateful day, September 29, when the Mark Foley scandal erupted. October has been a disaster so far. A...
  • Dr. Barnes Goes to Congress

    10/12/2006 6:04:49 AM PDT · by Republicanprofessor · 4 replies · 242+ views
    CultureGrrl ^ | Oct. 11, 2006 | Lee Rosenbaum
    Congressman Gerlach will be joined by members of the Friends of the Barnes Foundation tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 12, 2:00 pm., at 275 North Latch Lane, [across the street from the Barnes] in Merion, to discuss what he plans to do to help block the efforts by the Barnes Foundation trustees to move the museum to Philadelphia. Specifically, he plans to introduce a bill (when Congress reconvenes in November) that "would impose a penalty on any tax-exempt organization, and in this case the Barnes Foundation, for accepting a donation that would be used to move the organization contrary to the intent...
  • President Bush: Two-Thirds of a Real Conservative (Bruce Bartlett Alert)

    04/18/2006 4:39:46 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 39 replies · 708+ views
    Creator's Syndicate ^ | April 18, 2006 | Bruce Bartlett
    In every administration, there is always one journalist that the White House trusts above the others to represent its point of view. In this administration, it is Fred Barnes of The Weekly Standard magazine.Whenever you read one of Barnes' columns, you know that you are getting an inside perspective. You are, in effect, reading what the White House itself is thinking on any given day on any given subject.This is an arrangement that suits everyone. Barnes is regularly able to scoop other reporters viewed as hostile to this administration, while the White House has a conduit through which it can...
  • Are the neocons losing it? Pat Buchanan

    03/25/2006 12:38:33 PM PST · by rcocean · 189 replies · 2,894+ views
    WND ^ | 3-24-2006 | Pat Buchanan
    Are the neocons losing it? William Kristol of the Weekly Standard now demands the firing of Donald Rumsfeld. William F. Buckley, whose National Review branded the anti-war right "unpatriotic conservatives" who "hate" America, now calls upon Bush for an "acknowledgement of defeat." But it is a March 20 essay in the Wall Street Journal that suggests the neocons may be coming unhinged. Written by Weekly Standard executive editor Fred Barnes.. calls on Bush to fire press secretary Scott McClellan, chief of staff Andy Card, political adviser Karl Rove, National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Treasury Secretary John...
  • Fred Barnes: Losing Friends and Influence (President Bush misjudges immigration and the ports issue)

    02/25/2006 2:30:07 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 119 replies · 2,792+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 6, 2006 | Fred Barnes
    Like few presidents before him, President Bush was poised for a consequential and potentially quite successful second term. It hasn't worked out that way (so far). Bush made one strategic error in 2005, guessing wrongly that the country was adult and serious enough to reform Social Security. Now he faces at least two immediate challenges: immigration and the Dubai ports flap. Let's start with immigration, which the Senate is slated to take up in late March. On immigration, Bush is not a conventional conservative or any other kind of conservative. His instinct is to sympathize with immigrants. Bush believes that...
  • Fred Barnes vs. Diane Rehm (Vanity)

    02/01/2006 11:05:30 AM PST · by JoeGar · 1 replies · 369+ views
    2/1/06 | JoeGar
    On January 27, Fred Barnes, on the Diane Rehm radio show, told Diane that he would get back to her by January 30 with his source(s) for the story about Bush volunteering for Vietnam. Did anyone listen to the January 27 show? Did Fred get back to Diane? What was the outcome?
  • Diane Rehm Disputes Bush Volunteering for Viet Nam

    01/27/2006 10:21:06 AM PST · by LK44-40 · 122 replies · 2,906+ views
    Diane Rehm Show - Friday, 27 Jan 06
    Diane Rehm vigorously disputed on her radio program on Friday that George Bush had ever volunteered to serve in Viet Nam.Rehm's guest, conservative journalist Fred Barnes, mentioned the familiar assertion that at one point during his Air Guard service, the President did volunteer to go to Viet Nam, an offer that was not accepted.Rehm responded with incredulity saying that she had never heard such a claim. Some of her callers -- typically left wing -- joined in her scornful dismissal of any such notion. The matter was left with the agreement that Barnes would research the matter and call back...
  • Perry blasts Strayhorn ties to Bush foe

    01/10/2006 9:59:22 PM PST · by TexasRepublican2006 · 32 replies · 978+ views
    KHOU ^ | Dec 14, 2005
    AUSTIN – Nearly 10,000 supporters of Gov. Rick Perry received a video e-mail on Tuesday telling them his GOP primary opponent, Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn, is in cahoots with a lying, Bush-hating liberal. The Democrat in question, former Lt. Gov. Ben Barnes, is on the host committee for a Strayhorn fundraiser scheduled for today in Austin.
  • Fred Barnes: Conventional Wisdom (The mainstream media still has the power)

    12/01/2005 4:10:48 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 41 replies · 1,318+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | December 1, 2005 | Fred Barnes
    CONSERVATIVES are justifiably proud of the alternative they've created to the mainstream media--the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, big regional papers, TV networks, and the national news magazine. Last year, conservative talk radio, websites, and bloggers forced the Swift Boats vets story onto the national media agenda and instantly destroyed 60 Minutes's case against President Bush and his Texas Air National Guard service. But conservatives shouldn't get triumphal. The mainstream media still rules.We see this every day. Consider the case of Democratic Congressman John Murtha of Pennsylvania, who recently called for an immediate withdrawal of...
  • THOMAS SOWELL (on Fox News Now)

    11/27/2005 2:43:49 PM PST · by Dittohead68 · 32 replies · 1,322+ views
    Thomas Sowell: In the Right Direction Tuesday, November 22, 2005 ARCHIVE November 22, 2005•Thomas Sowell: In the Right Direction Part 1: Sat., November 26 at 5:30 p.m. ET Part 2: Sun., November 27 at 5:30 p.m. ET Hosted by Fred Barnes Author and columnist Thomas Sowell's work has been called "myth-busting" and a "bath of cold logic." His fearless takes on everything from race relations to the economy have served as guideposts for conservative thinkers for the last 30 years. Sowell, now 75 years old, was born into poverty in the rural South and raised in Harlem. He was a...
  • THOMAS SOWELL ON FOX AT 5:30 EST

    11/26/2005 6:03:06 AM PST · by Cosmo · 43 replies · 1,363+ views
    FOX NEWS | 11/26/2005 | SELF
    Fred Barnes will be interviewing Thomas Sowell on Fox at 5:30 EST Today. This is a must see interview for any conservative.
  • The Beltway Boys on Harriet Miers

    10/08/2005 8:24:12 AM PDT · by Valin · 54 replies · 1,403+ views
    Radioblogger ^ | 10/8/05 | Hugh Hewitt, Morton Kondracke, Fred Barnes
    HH: Joined as I am most Fridays by the Beltway Boys from the Fox News Channel. Fred Barnes from the Weekly Standard, Morton Kondracke from Roll Call. Together, tomorrow night, Six O'Clock, you can seem them in the East, Three in the West on the Fox News Channel's Beltway Boys. I suspect that they'll be talking about Harriet Miers. Let's start with you, Fred Barnes. Well, I want to start with Morton. Morton, this must amuse you to see conservatives knocking each other down with bricks and kicking each other. MK: Yeah it does, actually. I mean, the conservative movement's...
  • Fred Barnes: After the Hammer, a Blunt Force (The White House will miss DeLay more than you think)

    10/01/2005 2:18:13 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 7 replies · 959+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | October 10, 2005 | Fred Barnes
    WITH TOM DELAY ON THE sidelines, things will be different on Capitol Hill, especially for President Bush. The White House will no longer command an automatic majority in the House of Representatives--that is, the votes of nearly all 231 Republicans--on any bill the president endorses. In the shuffle that saw DeLay replaced as majority leader by Roy Blunt, Bush came out a loser.This is counterintuitive because the Missouri Republican has a warmer relationship with the White House, particularly with deputy chief of staff Karl Rove, than DeLay ever did. Blunt's close ties with the president go back to 1999, when...
  • Victor Davis Hanson on C-SPAN2 also Kristol, Barnes, O'Rourke et al (Weekend 1 Oct)

    09/30/2005 5:25:08 PM PDT · by Nicholas Conradin · 10 replies · 754+ views
    Book TV Schedule ^ | 20050930 | Book TV
    On Sunday, October 2 at 10:45 pm A War Like No Other: How the Athenians and Spartans Fought the Peloponnesian War Victor Davis Hanson Description: Author and military historian Victor Davis Hanson speaks about his new book, "A War Like No Other: How the Athenians and Spartans Fought the Peloponnesian War." It chronicles the 27-year battle fought around 400 B.C. between Athens and Sparta. Mr. Hanson draws some parallels between the Greek war and the wars of today, including the present war in Iraq. The book classifies the Peloponnesian War as one consisting of enormous battles (on land and at...
  • Fred Barnes: Pence on Fire (The revolt of the small government Republicans)

    09/24/2005 1:34:49 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 48 replies · 2,397+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | October 3, 2005 | Fred Barnes
    SMALL GOVERNMENT CONSERVATIVES HAVE REVOLTED against President Bush and the Republican leadership of the Senate and the House. Their goal, with hurricane recovery costs soaring, is what it's always been: to hold down spending and restrain the growth of government. It is an impossible dream or close to impossible. The small government brigade is a distinct minority in Congress. Their strength is outside Congress. They reflect the anxiety of the Republican party's base, conservatives and moderates both, over the uncontrolled spending and massive expansion of government following hurricane Katrina. "The base is killing us," a Republican senator says.There's another source...
  • Fred Barnes: Second-Term Blues (Can Bush reconstruct his political fortunes?)

    09/17/2005 1:21:06 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 64 replies · 1,921+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | September 26, 2005 | Fred Barnes
    PRESIDENT BUSH, LIKE NO president in modern times, has guarded himself against a second-term slump. His most competent aides--the first team--stayed on at the White House. He has a sweeping agenda to keep staff busy and out of trouble. He has a majority in both houses of Congress. The economy, thanks to fresh tax cuts, is booming. Besides all that, Bush has always been lucky in politics.But with Katrina, his luck betrayed him. There's little defense against a natural disaster that ranks among the worst in American history. Nor is the timing of such an event predictable (Bush and most...
  • Fred Barnes: Still at the Helm (NC's beloved former senator continues to fight the good fight)

    08/27/2005 1:02:34 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 9 replies · 651+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | September 5 / September 12, 2005 | Fred Barnes
    Raleigh, N.C. JESSE HELMS doesn't miss Washington. After 30 years in the Senate, he retired in 2002. "I was just so glad to get home," he says. Helms and his wife Dot live in the brick house that used to belong to her father. It's minutes from the state capitol and close to his small office. It's been their Raleigh home for more than a half-century. Their daughter Jane and her family live next door. Helms drops by his office most days, watches C-SPAN occasionally, but keeps his political activity to a minimum. Looking back at his years in Washington,...
  • Fred Barnes: Bush Hadta Have CAFTA (The lame duck wins again)

    07/30/2005 6:49:32 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 403 replies · 3,936+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | August 8, 2005 | Fred Barnes
    PRESIDENT BUSH WENT TO BED at the normal time, roughly 10p.m., on the night the House of Representatives voted on the Central American Free Trade Agreement. But he was awakened by White House staffers to talk to wavering Republicans on the House floor. A cell phone with the president on the line was passed by Bush's chief congressional lobbyist, Candida Wolff, from congressman to congressman. Then Bush watched the vote count on C-SPAN before giving up. The total for CAFTA looked to be stuck at 214, not enough for passage. He went back to bed, only to be called a...
  • Fred Barnes: Souter-phobia (Remembrance of nominees past shaped Bush's decision)

    07/26/2005 4:26:06 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 17 replies · 1,224+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | August 1, 2005 | Fred Barnes
    IN THE DAYS BEFORE PRESIDENT Bush picked a Supreme Court nominee, the White House was gripped by Souter-phobia. Bush and his aides desperately wanted to avert the disaster that befell his father's White House in 1990. The elder Bush, on the advice of his chief of staff John Sununu and Senator Warren Rudman of New Hampshire, picked an unknown judge, David Souter, for the Supreme Court, thinking he was a conservative. Souter turned out to be a flaming liberal, so much so that Senator Ted Kennedy now regrets having voted against confirming him. In naming Souter, Bush had passed over...
  • Fred Barnes: The Safe Pick

    07/19/2005 11:34:23 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 53 replies · 1,522+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | July 20, 2005 | Fred Barnes
     Conservatives hoped for a demonstrably conservative nominee with a streak of daring. They didn't get one.PRESIDENT BUSH kept his promise in nominating John Roberts, a federal appeals court judge, to replace Justice Sandra Day O'Connor the Supreme Court. Since Bush first announced for the presidency in 1999, he has vowed to name judicial conservatives who will interpret the law rather than legislate from the bench and fabricate new rights. Roberts, the president's first Supreme Court pick, qualifies as a judicial conservative, or as Republican Sen. John Cornyn called him, "a mainstream traditionalist." His confirmation will nudge the court to the...
  • Fred Barnes: Judgment Day (What President Bush needs to keep in mind with the Supreme Court)

    07/10/2005 8:16:44 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 16 replies · 948+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | July 18, 2005 | Fred Barnes, for the Editors
    PRESIDENT BUSH NEEDS TO KEEP two facts in mind as he looks to replace retiring Supreme Court justice Sandra Day O'Connor (and, should he step down, Chief Justice William Rehnquist). The first is that he can win confirmation of almost any conceivable nominee for the High Court, screams of protest by Democrats and hostile media coverage notwithstanding. The second is that he has a promise to keep. Since he began running for the White House six years ago, he has declared endlessly his intention to select judges who interpret the law rather than create it--in a word, conservatives. On this,...