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  • As Trump boldly fires up American success, Canada stumbles along weakly

    12/16/2017 2:43:35 PM PST · by lowbuck · 21 replies
    National Post ^ | December 15, 2017 | Conrad Black
    The year ends with Canada in an oddly satisfied state of mind, politically. The United States is about to pass a tax cut and simplification bill that will excuse a majority of Americans from personal income tax altogether, enable 80 per cent of income tax payers to file their returns on a post card, reduce the top personal rate to 37 per cent and the corporate rate to 21 per cent.
  • Politics of Denunciation Will Soon Have To Stop Even If Moore Is Doomed

    11/15/2017 9:35:30 AM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 75 replies
    NY Sun ^ | Nov.14 2017 | Conrad Black
    At some point, this practice of denunciation being insuperable and due process just an irritant and a useless antiquity, like an appendix — as it has been in the Weinstein and Moore cases — will have to stop, if the United States wishes to retain any credibility as a society of laws. It is hard not to look upon the Roy Moore imbroglio as another well-timed hit-job from a familiar and well-practiced source — the same people who thought they had destroyed the Trump campaign ...
  • Conrad Black: Racism is dying, yet hateful people are still frequently accusing non-racists of it

    09/10/2017 9:43:51 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 21 replies
    National Post (Canada) ^ | 08 September 2016 | Conrad Black
    Almost everyone except those psychologically and politically dependent on accusing others of being racists can agree that racism is evil. I think almost everyone except those malignant defamers, who denounce all with whom they disagree as racist, can agree that all people are fundamentally equal and must be treated equally; that all definable groups of people are equal in their human merit; and that all such groups, unless they are defined by sociopathic goals, should be proud of whatever it is that defines them as a group. I cannot think of a more stupid and unjust reason for hiring or...
  • Who Was Really at Fault in Charlottesville?

    08/17/2017 2:06:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 116 replies
    American Greatness ^ | August 16, 2017 | Conrad Black
    Almost everything about the Charlottesville riot was disgraceful except the conduct of the president. The move to take down the statue of General Robert E. Lee was nonsense. Lee has few rivals as the greatest general in American history (Grant, Sherman, MacArthur, and Eisenhower perhaps). He opposed the secession of Virginia from the Union but, as was common in the South then (and has not entirely died out in any region of the United States today),believed he owed his first loyalty to his state over the United States. He was less dedicated to the virtues of slavery than was Charlottesville’s...
  • Great Again

    06/21/2017 7:25:10 AM PDT · by pgkdan · 10 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | June 21, 2017 | Conrad Black
    The president’s more sober-minded critics now want him to stop tweeting, as if that’ll get them off the hook for what they started.One of the straws in the wind that indicates that the Never-Trumpers are becoming uneasy, as they are cantilevered out over the Grand Canyon while they try to attach credence to bad fairy tales about collusion and obstruction and unctuously incite thoughts of impeachment, is that some of the more sane commentators are asking for silence from the president’s twitter account. The claim is that the president has only himself to blame for his feelings of a “witch-hunt,”...
  • Trump Is Winning His War on Washington

    06/14/2017 6:12:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The National Interest ^ | June 12, 2017 | Conrad Black
    It is easy to forget that the credibility battle between President Trump and James Comey is just the latest round in Donald Trump’s long struggle to overwhelm, single-handedly at first, the entire national political power structure. No one who followed closely really believed that the war was over on election night. The Democrats contested some local results, very unsuccessfully, and then, in their stark disbelief, took out television advertisements reaching tens of millions of people to ask some of the 538 people elevated to the electoral college to break their pledges and vote for Hillary Clinton instead of Donald Trump....
  • The Western political world is ripe with possibility as improbable bedfellows unite

    06/12/2017 10:31:53 AM PDT · by lowbuck · 4 replies
    National Post ^ | June 2, 2017 | Conrad Black
    The American withdrawal from the Paris Agreement to fight climate change came as the bunk about impeachment and collusion of the Trump campaign with the Kremlin dies down, and on a day when the United States moved to all-time stock market highs as measured by Dow-Jones, NASDAQ and S&P, and the Commerce Department posted stunning 3.8 per cent annual economic growth figures. snip Having been routed in the Cold War, and domestically in the West by Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, the international left retreated into the unsuspecting arms of the 1980s environmentalists: butterfly and bird-watchers, the Sierra Club, Ducks...
  • The Anti-Trump Tide Recedes

    06/04/2017 1:15:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    American Greatness ^ | June 2, 2017 | Conrad Black
    The long-awaited de-escalation of Washington’s war with Trump seems finally to be happening. Prior to the president’s trip to the Middle East and Europe, the anti-Trump media was abuzz with intimations of “impeachment territory,” (the ludicrous phrase of David Gergen, who served President Reagan and President Clinton well, but may have contracted some of the bovine spongiform encephalopathy that plagues CNN, where he now comments). While the president was overseas and the tweets were rarer and unexceptionable, it came to light that the likeliest Russian interference in the election apart from Wikileaks, may have been misinformation. The whole Russian controversy...
  • With Trump Set To Accede An Otherworldly Pessimism Engulfs the Democrats

    01/05/2017 5:04:40 AM PST · by Auntie Mame · 51 replies
    The Sun (New York) ^ | January 3, 2017 | Conrad Black
    Like most people, I had hoped for the customary settling down after the tumultuous and nasty election. We have been denied that, not by the candidates, who have been dignified, but by the outgoing administration. I have written here and elsewhere before that this has been the most incompetent administration since James Buchanan brought on the Civil War, but I had not realized how the immunity to severe criticism afforded President Obama, because of his pigmentation, had been allowed to disguise how inept this administration has been, how authoritarian and sleazy, and how the president’s demiurgic vanity has gone almost...
  • Press Turned Servile to the Authors of the U.S. Decline

    11/26/2016 1:11:04 AM PST · by Auntie Mame · 12 replies
    The Sun (New York) ^ | November 26, 2016 | Conrad Black
    As the days have ticked past since the U.S. election, its implications, especially for the press, have been interpreted with agonizing slowness. The polls, so inaccurate, yet uniformly revealed public disrespect for the press. Ninety per cent of conventional press was hostile to Donald Trump, and 90 per cent of polling organizations predicted a comfortable Clinton victory. As there was no substantive argument for the re-election of the Democrats, their entire campaign was to slag off Trump. The servile press deluged Trump’s followers with disparagements, and generally signed on to Hillary Clinton’s dismissal of 30 million Trump supporters as a...
  • A Vanquished Press Fails To Comprehend Its Defeat by Trump

    11/23/2016 9:07:06 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 17 replies
    NY SUn ^ | November 22,2016 | Conrad Black
    The mountain of Mr. Remnick’s adulation gives birth to a tiny, squeaking mouse. His explanation of Mr. Trump’s success, the tedious screed about Trump the psychotic, extremist dumbbell, is just a jangling echo of the Democratic campaign: a coast-to-coast, wall-to-wall smear job in the absence of any argument for the reelection of the Democrats. It would have been no less fair for the Republicans to have tied Mr. Obama hand-and-foot to Bill Ayers and Jeremiah Wright. Mr. Trump won because the United States has had the 15 worst years of misgovernment by all branches and both parties, and the only...
  • Conrad Black: The free press failed and the Clintons, Bushes and Obamas are finally finished

    11/13/2016 6:59:12 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 33 replies
    National Post ^ | November 12,2016 | Conrad Black
    The media screamed for Trump’s blood when the Clinton campaign released an 11-year-old tape of boorish remarks about women, though what Trump said was the bland and pious reflection of a Baptist minister compared to the normal conversation of Lyndon Johnson, or the actual conduct, while discharging presidential business, of Bill Clinton. It was magnificent watching the Clinton News Network (CNN) robots on auto cue scurrying around like asphyxiated roaches as it became clear that Trump would do the impossible and win, and that the public saw through the animosity of the lazy, complacent, boot-licking, myth-making claque of the Washington...
  • Trump Emerges in Center, Outmaneuvering Clinton, As Race Enters the Stretch

    09/13/2016 7:53:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The New York Sun ^ | September 13, 2016 | Conrad Black
    As I suggested when I gave readers a rest from me five weeks ago, the Republican convention successfully celebrated the complete rejection of the Post-Reagan Republican party: The Bushes, Senator McCain, and Governor Romney weren’t present or mentioned, or much missed. Senator Cruz, as I wrote in my last piece here, and the otherwise amiable Governor Kasich made asses of themselves, and opinion has moved on. (It was not entirely sane for Mr. Kasich, who did not utter a negative word about any other Republican during the primaries, and on his one winning night advised his countrymen to “hug a...
  • November 8th Predictions Virginia is the state to watch

    09/11/2016 7:28:56 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 30 replies
    I see Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Virginia as the real battlegrounds. With that said, I have never thought that Trump would take Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, but he is gaining steadily in those states and has a chance. I am unconvinced that Tim Kaine will be able to deliver his home state to the Dems, and am predicting a Trump victory in Virginia. Assuming Trump carries Nevada, and Maine's second district, neither of which he needs to win, the result will be a 279-259 Trump victory.
  • Conrad Black: This is America’s last chance

    09/09/2016 3:19:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The National Post ^ | September 9, 2016 | Conrad Black
    In news terms, it has been a quieter summer than usual, and not remotely reminiscent of invincible summers that presaged a global descent into terrible times, such as 1929 or 1939. There has not even been the sort of flash crisis that brought us all in from the verandas or off the water early to follow president Dwight D. Eisenhower’s brilliant invasion of Lebanon in 1958 or the Soviet Bloc’s brutal suppression of the Czech pursuit of the chimera of “Communism with a human face” in 1968. This summer, we really only had the clangorous American presidential campaign to divert...
  • Trump's Emasculation of Republican Foreign Policy (Barf and Hurl Alert!!!

    07/24/2016 7:17:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 24, 2016 | Steve Chapman
    If there has been any constant in the Republican worldview over decades, it's that American strength, resolve and credibility are essential in foreign affairs, and weakness and uncertainty lead straight to disaster. The GOP legions regard Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton as failures because they have been insufficiently willing to challenge our adversaries and stand with our friends. "Our allies don't trust us, and our enemies don't fear us" is a claim made by one Republican after another. But the Cleveland convention was a study in dissonance between the bedrock convictions of just about every loyal Republican and the opinions...
  • Conrad Black: The genius of Donald Trump

    07/24/2016 6:56:45 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 23 replies
    National Post ^ | July 23, 2016 | Conrad Black
    Even in the week that he is nominated by the Republican party for the presidency of the United States, intelligent people fail in droves to understand what Donald Trump has accomplished It was disappointing the editorial in this newspaper on Tuesday that “a Trump presidency would be a descent into the uncertainties of anger, bitterness, and division … a recipe for disaster.” This is a widespread view, but it is bunk. Senator Marco Rubio observed as he left the race, having been bombed by almost a million votes in his home state by Trump (who, remember, had no “ground game”),...
  • Donald Trump, the centrist, has attracted an army of disaffected patriots

    05/07/2016 5:41:30 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    NAtional Post ^ | May 6,2016 | Conrad Black
    She is having inexplicable difficulties with the septuagenarian former Stalinist kibbutzim, Sen. Bernie Sanders, and 70 per cent of the country finds her untrustworthy. She will have to deal with her speech of apology to the Muslims, her inaction while the ambassador to Libya was murdered, the serious legal problems with her emails, and her many recorded misstatements, such as that she was fired on by snipers in Bosnia, a conjuration she blamed on “jet lag.” Trump has steadily outperformed his polls and the primaries show that he has attracted very large numbers of generally politically inactive voters and working-class...
  • Donald Trump, the centrist, has attracted an army of disaffected patriots

    05/07/2016 9:06:52 AM PDT · by billorites · 33 replies
    National Post ^ | May 6, 2016 | Conrad Black
    The United States is now moving in high gear into the most interesting election campaign it has had since 1968, and without the constant riots that occurred throughout that election year and surely, the assassinations (of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy) that shocked the world. As Canada has had a unique ringside seat on American people and events since before the American Revolution, we might dare to hope that the Canadian media would have a more insightful view of the presidential selection process than the usual Americophobic condescensions and alarmist shrieks of the international left group-think that afflicts...
  • Conrad Black predicts Trump presidency: 'You can't stop him'

    03/02/2016 8:33:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    CTV News ^ | March 2, 2016 | Michael Shulman
    Conrad Black predicts his friend and Republican nomination hopeful Donald Trump will "mop the floor" with rival Democrat Hillary Clinton and win the U.S. election this fall. In an appearance on CTV's Power Play Wednesday, the former media baron said Trump will cruise past his Republican opponents and take down Clinton, whom he believes will be the eventual Democratic nominee. "(Trump) wins. You can't stop him in the Republican Party, and he will mop the floor with (Clinton) -- she's got too much hanging," said Black, who is also a presidential biographer and has authored books about Franklin Roosevelt and...