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  • Lawless rioters feed bigotry against all blacks (Open Letter From an African American)

    05/01/2015 4:51:25 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 43 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 30, 2015 | Deroy Murdock
    Dear Black Thugs: To each of you I echo what actor Terrence Howard’s character told his gangbanger brother in the film “Crash”: “You embarrass me. You embarrass yourself.” From Ferguson to Baltimore, the whole world is watching as you run wild. Thanks to you, plate-glass store windows shatter into shards. You pry ATMs from walls to drain them of cash. And you enjoyed a 100-percent-off shopping spree — damn the consequences. How does ripping off a bottle of whiskey from a smoldering liquor store help us overcome? Look at your devastation: You burned 17 businesses to the ground in Ferguson,...
  • Blacks Lose Ground under Obama - And Republicans should remind them

    04/10/2015 1:27:32 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 51 replies
    National Review ^ | April 10, 2015 | Deroy Murdock Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/416735/blacks-lose-ground-under-o
    As a declared presidential candidate, Senator Rand Paul (R., Ky.) should generate even bigger headlines when he addresses black audiences, as he has at Howard University and other venues. When he was executive of mainly Democratic Milwaukee County, Governor Scott Walker (R., Wis.) appealed to black voters; his reelection majorities consistently increased. These and other Republicans should ask black Americans for their votes from now through November 2016. They should do so by challenging blacks to ask themselves an honest question: “What, exactly, have you gained by handing Obama 95 percent of your votes in 2008 and 93 percent in...
  • Liberal Raceaholics

    12/11/2014 4:40:58 PM PST · by oblomov · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 10 Dec 2014 | Deroy Murdock
    How does one explain liberals’ relentless obsession with race? Democrats and left-wing activists clutch the notion of racism as America’s defining characteristic just as streetcorner drunks cling to their fifths of cheap booze. No matter what, neither community can unhand those bottles. In fact, this debilitating liberal addiction deserves a name: raceaholism. Advertisement Raceaholics like President Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder, New York mayor Bill de Blasio, overexposed circus barker Al Sharpton, Georgetown University professor Michael Eric Dyson, their allies, and their media enablers cannot stop talking about race. They refract almost every issue through that prism. According to them,...
  • Deroy Murdock: Ken Burns: Wrong on Obama

    10/26/2012 12:47:18 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | October 26, 2012 | Deroy Murdock
    Historical filmmaker Ken Burns recently penned a column for New Hampshire’s Union Leader titled, “Why I am voting for Barack Obama.” Burns rehearses several of the most common arguments for Obama’s re-election, and in doing so, he unwittingly exposes the flimsiness of the rationale for subjecting America to four more years of Obamaism...
  • Cain Nomination Would End GOP Race Issue Forever

    10/23/2011 6:58:44 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 69 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, October 17, 2011 | Deroy Murdock
    ...In the 18 days between the Sept. 22 and Oct. 11 Republican debates, Cain granted interviews to six broadcast-network programs, the Media Research Center reports, plus 18 national cable-TV news shows. Cain appeared twice on CNN, thrice on the Fox Business Network, and 11 times on the Fox News Channel. He also butted heads with an especially confrontational Lawrence O'Donnell on MSNBC on October 6... Since Ronald Reagan left Washington in 1989, Republicans have yearned for a presidential nominee who could present free-market ideas with passion, energy, and commitment. They have longed for someone who would labor for limited government....
  • Murdock: Will the real Romney please stand up?

    06/28/2011 9:43:27 AM PDT · by Signalman · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Ventura County Star ^ | 6/27/2011 | Deroy Murdock
    Republicans recently have watched multiple Mitt Romneys at war with each other over abortion, ethanol, global warming and more. Alas, this is nothing new. Various Romneys have battled themselves on issues as old as the Vietnam War. "I longed in many respects to actually be in Vietnam and be representing our country there and in some ways it was frustrating not to feel like I was there as part of the troops that were fighting in Vietnam," Hawkish Romney said in the June 24, 2007, Boston Globe while running as a conservative for 2008's GOP nomination. But Romney sang a...
  • Execute KSM and the 9/11 Killers; Give them what they want

    02/05/2010 8:30:19 AM PST · by Sergeant Tim · 24 replies · 594+ views
    National Review Online ^ | February 5, 2010 | Deroy Murdock
    This fiasco disgusts Americans. A February 1 Rasmussen survey discovered that only 16 percent of likely voters want terrorists to enjoy the same legal rights as U.S. citizens, while 74 percent disagree. Meanwhile, HumanEvents.com (which often posts my columns) has gathered 126,665 signatures on its online petition demanding KSM and company’s ejection from civilian court. “These proceedings will make the O. J. Simpson trial look like a traffic-court hearing,” says Marc Thiessen, author of Courting Disaster: How the CIA Kept America Safe and How Barack Obama Is Inviting the Next Attack , a new bestseller on the Obama administration’s soft-on-terror...
  • The prospects for revolt in 2010

    01/01/2010 4:20:05 PM PST · by ricks_place · 42 replies · 2,194+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 1/1/2010 | Deroy Murdock
    Americans finally getting fed up with big-government foul-upsTEMECULA, Calif. - Where is Nelson Mandela when we need him? In the fine new film "Invictus," South Africa's first black president inspects his first official paycheck. "This is terrible," Mr. Mandela says. He decides he earns too much and subsequently donates a third of his salary to charity. Mr. Mandela's humility and fiscal restraint would be as exotic in the nation's capital as a giraffe atop the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Washington's lavish self-aggrandizement and relentless march toward bankruptcy cruelly mock Mr. Mandela's sacrifice. Today's thoughtless and corrosive spend-o-rama began under...
  • Deroy Murdock: Dede Scozzafava Is No GOP Moderate - She is a donkey in an elephant costume.

    11/16/2009 8:10:38 AM PST · by neverdem · 8 replies · 640+ views
    National Review Online ^ | November 16, 2009 | Deroy Murdock
    November 16, 2009, 4:00 a.m. Dede Scozzafava Is No GOP ModerateShe is a donkey in an elephant costume. By Deroy Murdock Re-canvassed votes in upstate New York’s 23rd Congressional District foreshadow the second coming of third-party candidate Doug Hoffman. As Mark Weiner of the Syracuse Post-Standard reported Thursday morning, Conservative nominee Hoffman’s 5,335-vote deficit behind Democrat Bill Owens has shrunk to just 3,026 after Election Night tabulation errors were corrected. Some 10,200 absentee ballots remain uncounted. State Board of Elections spokesman John Conklin told Weiner, “All ballots will be counted, and if the result changes, Owens will have to...
  • ACORN: Tax cheat. Group faces huge IRS liens

    09/22/2009 2:02:43 AM PDT · by Scanian · 21 replies · 2,113+ views
    NY Post ^ | September 22, 2009 | DEROY MURDOCK
    ACORN CEO Bertha Lewis told Fox News' Chris Wallace on Sunday that her group "absolutely pays its taxes." Not true: The IRS and Louisiana's taxmen have imposed nearly $2 million in liens against ACORN for failing to fork over taxes at its New Orleans national headquarters. The IRS recently filed a $548,000 lien against the group, and Louisiana state tax officials have slapped $334,000 in liens on ACORN since last October. Evidence that ACORN ignored its tax obligations may be less exciting than its branch offices' eagerness to help a self-professed pimp break multiple laws, or the voter-registration fraud for...
  • Obama's trillion-dollar bill: Pelosi's version would cost us $3 trillion

    06/27/2009 12:07:59 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 8 replies · 1,143+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 6/27/09 | Deroy Murdock
    Betsy McCaughey reads massive health care bills so you don't have to. New York's former lieutenant governor, now chairman of the Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths, fired the torpedo that ultimately sank Hillary Care. Though the sheer girth of that 1,431-page legislative juggernaut intimidated nearly everyone, Ms. McCaughey devoured it. Her resulting January 1994 New Republic article unmasked Hillary Care's previously overlooked warts and sores. The horror Ms. McCaughey revealed eventually spelled that initiative's doom. Ms. McCaughey has done it again. In a June 19 Wall Street Journal Op-Ed column, she dissected the 615-page draft of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's...
  • Bush Fades to Black after Eight-Year Mitigated Disaster

    01/16/2009 6:31:14 PM PST · by Delacon · 178 replies · 3,558+ views
    National Review Online ^ | January 16, 2009 | Deroy Murdock
    As Bush fades to black, his presidency can be summarized with six Cs. Credit: Several key triumphs make Bush’s tenure merely a mitigated disaster. He first deserves praise for preventing another Islamofascist massacre on American soil. History will applaud the liberation of Afghanistan and Iraq, and Libya’s consequent de-nuclearization. Bush’s tax cuts buoyed the economy before it sailed into the twin icebergs of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Justices John Roberts and Sam Alito will keep the Supreme Court constitutional. The D.C. voucher bill remains a school-choice milestone. Carter: Otherwise, Bush is the Republican Jimmy Carter. This weak, ill-prepared bumbler...
  • Americans Flunk Basic Civics - But boy, do we know our American Idol.

    11/22/2008 3:48:54 PM PST · by neverdem · 48 replies · 1,917+ views
    National Review Online ^ | November 21, 2008 | Deroy Murdock
    November 21, 2008, 1:15 p.m. Americans Flunk Basic CivicsBut boy, do we know our American Idol. By Deroy Murdock However you regard the outcome of the November 4 election, it was heartening to watch 125 million Americans cast their ballots at precincts from coast to coast. Unfortunately, they and the many millions more who skipped the whole thing collectively know frightfully little about the government we just reaffirmed, the principles that undergird it, and the basic documents in which those ideas are enshrined. Thus, Americans slouch into the 21st century — a free and confident people blissfully unaware of...
  • The Terrorist’s Candidate: Who gets Bill Ayers’ campaign cash? Only The One.

    11/09/2008 12:14:55 PM PST · by Son House · 12 replies · 215+ views
    National Review ^ | November 3, 2008 | By Deroy Murdock
    Barack Obama’s critics appropriately have spotlighted the Democratic nominee’s ties to William Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, the remorseless co-founders and leaders of the terrorist Weather Underground. However, Obama’s detractors largely overlook Ayers’ campaign contribution to Obama. On April 2, 2001, Ayers donated $200 to Obama’s Illinois State Senate re-election campaign. Though not a jackpot, this represents Ayers’ only recorded political contribution. Here is how the Illinois State Board of Elections discloses this contribution on its website (which you can find by searching here): Multiple searches of this state-level database show that Ayers donated to no other candidate — neither incumbent...
  • Your 401(K) Would Vote GOP Because Higher Taxes Kill Jobs, Growth, And Wealth

    11/09/2008 12:07:39 PM PST · by Son House · 22 replies · 210+ views
    National Review ^ | November 4, 2008 | By Deroy Murdock
    How would your 401(k) perform under a President Obama versus a President McCain? To find out, try the revealing calculator on the website of Americans for Tax Reform. This device considers the value of your investment plan, and then estimates how your money would fare, depending on whether Barack Obama or John McCain wins today’s election. Take, for instance, a 401(k) with a balance of $121,202 balance — equal to the average 401(k) at close-of-business 2006, according to the Employee Benefits Research Institute. Under Obama, such an account would shrink to $114, 293. But under McCain, it would grow to...
  • How Team Obama Pays Women

    09/13/2008 5:45:26 AM PDT · by pjsbro · 30 replies · 199+ views
    NationalReviewOnline ^ | 09/13/2008 | Deroy Murdock
    Compensation figures for his legislative staff reveal that Obama pays women just 83 cents for every dollar his men make. Obama’s average male employee earned $54,397 Obama’s female employees [earned] $45,152, on average. McCain’s male staffers averaging $53,936. His female employees averaged $55,878.
  • Al-Qaeda meets its enemy And it turns out to be its own extremism

    07/12/2008 5:06:57 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 27 replies · 85+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 12 Jul 08 | Deroy Murdock
    As al-Qaeda in Iraq’s fortunes wane, it has no one but itself to blame. President Bush’s troop surge indisputably has crushed al-Qaeda and other terrorists, while Iraqi soldiers have honed their ability to hammer deadly insurgents. But much of al-Qaeda’s damage has been self-inflicted. Largely overlooked is the Islamo-puritanism that it inflicted on the Iraqi territories it seized. Rank-and-file Iraqis tasted life under bin Laden-style Islam, and they gagged. They responded by collaborating with American and Coalition forces to expel these mad zealots from their midst. At one level, al-Qaeda’s religious decrees have been nearly comical. As the Institute for...
  • Deroy Murdock: Ground Zero of National Paralysis - Rebuild the Towers, privately.

    07/04/2008 5:02:45 PM PDT · by neverdem · 23 replies · 495+ views
    National Review Online ^ | July 04, 2008 | Deroy Murdock
    July 04, 2008, 0:00 a.m. Ground Zero of National ParalysisRebuild the Towers, privately. By Deroy Murdock In olden days, Americans needed just 13 and a half months to erect the Empire State Building, four and a half years to build Hoover Dam, and six years, four months to install the Transcontinental Railroad. And yet this Independence Day, six years, nine months, and three weeks have elapsed since September 11, and Ground Zero remains an 80-foot-deep international embarrassment for the United States. The government functionaries who fathered this fiasco should yield immediately and assign private developer Larry Silverstein to arrange...
  • Oil Is Not the Only Saudi Export

    06/23/2008 8:14:13 AM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 4 replies · 161+ views
    NRO ^ | June 23, 2008 | Deroy Murdock
    Oil Is Not the Only Saudi ExportSaudi hate is no worry for the just-say-no-to-energy crowd. By Deroy Murdock Look what your petrodollars helped to finance: “The cause of the discord: The Jews conspired against Islam and its people. A sly, wicked person who sinfully and deceitfully professed Islam infiltrated [the Muslims].” “In these verses is a call for jihad, which is the pinnacle of Islam. . . . Only through force and victory over the enemies is there security and repose. Within martyrdom in the path of God (exalted and glorified is He) is a type of noble life-force that...
  • Anti-Drilling Crowd Should Worry About the Saudis

    06/20/2008 3:32:41 PM PDT · by kellynla · 10 replies · 164+ views
    humanevents.com ^ | 06/20/2008 | Deroy Murdock
    Look what your petrodollars helped finance: *“The cause of the discord: The Jews conspired against Islam and its people.” *“In these verses is a call for jihad, which is the pinnacle of Islam…Only through force and victory over the enemies is there security and repose.” *God “prohibits killing the soul...unless for just cause…unbelief after belief, adultery, and killing an inviolable believer intentionally.” These quotes are from Arabic language, secondary-school textbooks at northern Virginia’s Islamic Saudi Academy. As the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom reported June 11, “The Commission’s review of these textbooks found that they did contain passages justifying...
  • McCain offers a bold, pro-market agenda for America (including the Flat Tax!)

    05/26/2008 11:54:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies · 155+ views
    The Manchester Union Leader ^ | May 27, 2008 | Deroy Murdock
    WHILE AMERICANS focus on the interminable Clinton-Obama celebrity death match, Sen. John McCain is using clear-headed, compellingly crafted speeches to propose surprisingly bold, free-market ideas. With one huge exception, the Arizona Republican advocates more limited, open government as his Democratic rivals promise tax hikes and an even-busier state. Voters should welcome this stark contrast. On spending, John McCain would rule with a tight fist. "There will be no more subsidies for special pleaders -- no more corporate welfare -- no more throwing around billions of dollars of the people's money on pet projects, while the people themselves are struggling to...
  • Global Food Riots: Made in Washington, D.C.

    04/18/2008 3:51:36 PM PDT · by PROCON · 88 replies · 183+ views
    Human Events.com ^ | April 18, 2008 | Deroy Murdock
    To paraphrase the late, great William F. Buckley, Jr., someone must stand athwart the federal ethanol program yelling, “Stop!” The emergency brake should be pulled -- NOW -- before ethanol wreaks further havoc. Poor Haitians rioted last week outside Port-au-Prince’s presidential palace, forcing Prime Minister Jacques Edouard Alexis’ April 12 ouster. Haitians are enduring food prices 40 percent higher than last summer’s. Some have resorted to eating cookies made of salt, vegetable oil, and dirt. That’s right: Dirt cookies. Developing-world denizens are taking it to the streets with growling stomachs. In Bob Marley’s words, “A hungry man is an angry...
  • Oil Drilling America

    04/11/2008 1:32:43 PM PDT · by kingattax · 40 replies · 212+ views
    Human Events ^ | 4-11-08 | Deroy Murdock
    How much more pain must Americans endure before our masters in Washington let oil companies punch a few holes in the Alaskan tundra? Must we shiver pennilessly in the dark before we may extract new domestic petroleum deposits? Or shall we simply keep buying $111 barrels of oil from people who want us dead? In case Congress missed the news, three U.S. airlines went broke last week. Aloha, ATA, and Skybus blamed unaffordable fuel as they grounded their jets. Aloha said sayonara to 1,900 employees, NBC News reports. ATA’s demise destroyed 2,200 jobs, while Skybus sacked 450 workers, atop the...
  • Chilling Confirmation - Yes, Saddam Hussein was an Islamofascist threat.

    03/24/2008 8:32:42 PM PDT · by neverdem · 29 replies · 2,142+ views
    National Review Online ^ | March 24, 2008 | Deroy Murdock
    March 24, 2008, 5:00 a.m. Chilling ConfirmationYes, Saddam Hussein was an Islamofascist threat. By Deroy Murdock As Operation Iraqi Freedom is now five years old, a new study confirms that ousting Saddam Hussein was justified and vital to U.S. national security. Though war critics hate to admit it, the Baathist dictator was up to his mustache in aid for Islamofascist terrorism. As a report from the Institute for Defense Analyses explains, “captured Iraqi documents uncovered strong evidence that links the regime of Saddam Hussein to regional and global terrorism.” IDA’s review of some 600,000 documents discovered in Iraq since...
  • Going for Seconds Right choices for McCain.

    03/12/2008 11:58:23 AM PDT · by Kuksool · 33 replies · 825+ views
    National Review ^ | March 10, 2008 | Deroy Murdock
    Now that he has embarrassed the “experts” and naysayers by clinching the Republican nomination and securing President Bush’s endorsement, Sen. John McCain can focus on picking his running mate. Three potential vice presidents merit the Arizona Republican’s immediate consideration. Former New York Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, 63, would add considerable executive experience to a ticket headed by a legislator. His experience in managing a $40.2 billion government with some 216,000 employees would prove an invaluable complement to the political skills of a president who mainly has written legislation, debated, and voted on Capitol Hill since 1983. Giuliani’s counterterrorism credentials are...
  • McCain Could Become the Reagan of Fiscal Discipline

    02/09/2008 8:35:27 AM PST · by rob777 · 140 replies · 932+ views
    Human Events ^ | 2/08/2008 | Deroy Murdock
    Before my more conservative friends start leaping from buildings over Senator John McCain’s presidential primary victories, let me try to coax them back in from the ledge. Despite his myriad apostasies (e.g. McCain-Feingold’s free-speech limits, anti-ANWR-oil-drilling votes, a mixed tax-cut record, creeping Kyotoism, and cold feet on waterboarding), the Arizona Republican could do for fiscal responsibility what Ronald Reagan did for tax relief. Thanks to the Gipper, tax reduction is as central to the Republican faith as the Resurrection is to Christianity. True, McCain heretically opposed President Bush’s 2001 and 2003 tax cuts. However, he now appears penitent and observant....
  • Matthews Machine-Guns 2nd Amendment: 'I Want People Disarmed'

    01/25/2008 5:52:34 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 93 replies · 981+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Living in the DC area, Chris Matthews has surely been stuck in traffic more than once behind someone sporting the classic NRA bumper sticker: "If Guns Are Outlawed, Only Outlaws Will Have Guns." Was Chris was listening too intently to NPR to consider the the truth of that pithy aphorism? You might think so, considering his anti-gun rant that seemed to assume that criminals, rather than law-abiding citizens, will obey restrictions on gun ownership. On this evening's Hardball, riffing off Mitt Romney's Second Amendment defense during last night's GOP debate, Chris took aim at National Review's Deroy Murdock, a Giuliani...
  • Rudy Giuliani: 2008's toughest Republican

    12/28/2007 5:41:37 AM PST · by KeithCu · 116 replies · 62+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 12/27/2007 | Deroy Murdock
    A jet passenger remembers seeing Rudolph W. Giuliani on a Dallas-to-New York flight. Heading home after a March 2005 speech, Giuliani perused a volume of Elizabethan literature. Miles above Pennsylvania, a door-seal suddenly cracked. As the cabin depressurized, the pilot nose-dived from 38,000 feet to a safer 9,000. Oxygen masks swung above the heads of horrified travelers. What did Giuliani do? As another, visibly rattled traveler recalled: "He put his mask over his face, picked the book back up, and kept reading Shakespeare." ...
  • How Huckabee, Romney, Giuliani rate on taxes

    12/26/2007 11:04:10 PM PST · by FocusNexus · 16 replies · 289+ views
    Nashua Telegraph ^ | Dec. 27, 2007 | Deroy Murdock
    The God-O-Rama that the Republican presidential campaign has become has eclipsed the GOP's signature issue: taxes. Assuming life still matters here on Earth, not just in the hereafter, it might help to evaluate the top GOP candidates and their executive tax records. "Thanks to a final term grade of F, Huckabee earns an overall grade of D for his entire (Arkansas) governorship," states the Cato Institute's 2006 Report Card on America's Governors. Romney also sought revenue by closing $283 million in "tax loopholes." Put another way, he slipped nooses around previously untaxed activities. This included retroactive new taxes on incomes,...
  • Laxachusetts (Mitt’s messy crime record.)

    11/27/2007 5:20:37 AM PST · by JRochelle · 45 replies · 69+ views
    National Review ^ | 11/26/2007 | Deroy Murdock
    Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney suddenly faces questions about bicoastal tragedies involving three murder victims, a vicious killer, and a permissive judge he appointed who helped magnify this mayhem. Daniel Tavares Jr., 41, pleaded guilty in 1991 to stabbing his mother fatally with a carving knife in their Somerset, Massachusetts home. While serving a 17 – 20-year sentence for that atrocity, Tavares allegedly punched one prison guard in the head and later spat on another while yelling “I’m going to kill you!” According to a Department of Corrections document cited by the Boston Herald, Tavares also “threatened to kill the...
  • Terrorists: Vote Hillary; Kill Rudy

    10/27/2007 8:40:41 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 76 replies · 201+ views
    Human Events ^ | 10/26/2007 | Deroy Murdock
    Senator Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign is gaining fans, even on the West Bank. “I hope Hillary is elected in order to have the occasion to carry out all the promises she is giving regarding Iraq,” said Ala Senakreh, West Bank chief of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, a Palestinian terror group. “President Clinton wanted to give the Palestinians 98 percent of the West Bank territories. I hope Hillary will move a step forward and will give the Palestinians all their rights.”Senakreh and other top Islamo-fascists want Hillary in the Oval Office. These mass murders also have “gone negative.” They...
  • It's Wrong for the Right to be Rudyphobic

    10/15/2007 4:29:47 AM PDT · by StatenIsland · 235 replies · 153+ views
    National Review Online ^ | October 12, 2007 | Deroy Murdock
    “The most important ‘traditional value’ in this election is keeping the Clintons out of the White House,” says Greg Alterton, an evangelical Christian who has “spent my entire professional career considering how my faith impacts, or should impact, the arena in which I work” — government and politics. Alterton writes for SoConsForRudy.com and counts himself among Rudolph W. Giuliani’s social-conservative supporters. People like Alterton are important, if overlooked, in the Republican presidential sweepstakes. Anti-Giuliani Religious Rightists are far more visible. Also conspicuous are pundits whose cartoon version of social conservatism regards abortion and gay rights as “the social issues,” excluding...
  • Spinning for Rudy? Just look at the numbers. Abortions in NY City Went DOWN under Giuliani's term.

    10/15/2007 8:21:39 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 104 replies · 66+ views
    National Review ^ | 10/15/2007 | Deroy Murdock
    October 15, 2007, 7:00 a.m. Spinning for Rudy?Just look at the numbers. By Deroy Murdock Ramesh Ponnuru responded Friday to my piece on Rudolph W. Giuliani and the Religious Right by accusing me of performing “spin for the mayor.” My dreidel impersonation, Ramesh wrote, includes “cherry-picking” data to advance my arguments. It hardly is “cherry-picking” to analyze Giuliani’s abortion record by documenting the decreases during his tenure in New York City’s total abortions, its abortion ratio (abortions per 1,000 live births), local-taxpayer-financed Medicaid abortions, and local-Medicaid-abortion spending. I suppose it also would be “cherry-picking” to invoke GDP growth, the...
  • Why America Needs a National Right-to-Work Law

    08/31/2007 3:25:16 AM PDT · by Big Labor Hater · 24 replies · 724+ views
    Scripps Howard ^ | August 30, 2007 | Deroy Murdock
    Why America needs a national right-to-work law editorials and opinion By DEROY MURDOCK Scripps Howard News Service Thursday, August 30, 2007 Americans will skip work Monday to celebrate what really should be called Leisure Day. But this Labor Day, an estimated 7.2 million privately employed Americans (and even more public-sector workers) could relax more thoroughly if they were not compelled to join labor unions and/or pay union dues as job requirements. That's why the time is now for the National Right to Work Act. Rep. Joe Wilson and Sen. Jim DeMint, both South Carolina Republicans, have sponsored legislation to restore...
  • DEROY MURDOCK: As immigration bill stalls, U.S. border invites terrorists

    06/14/2007 11:58:15 PM PDT · by Baladas · 18 replies · 960+ views
    Scripps Howard News Service ^ | June 14, 2007 | DEROY MURDOCK
    "America is still the land of opportunity," Sen. John McCain recently said. "And we're not going to erect barriers and fences." Unlucky us. Along with Massachusetts Democrat Ted Kennedy, the Arizona Republican co-sponsored immigration legislation currently stalled in the Senate. McCain should recognize that without a barrier or fence, the U.S./Mexican frontier will keep welcoming Islamic extremists pledged to America's doom. This is not hypothetical. "Members of Hezbollah, the Lebanon-based terrorist organization, have already entered the United States across our southwest border," declares "A Line in the Sand," a January report of the House Homeland Security subcommittee on Investigations, then-chaired...
  • Mayor for Life (Deroy Murdock now says: At least Rudy Probably won't be Fierce Pro-Abort Pres)

    05/15/2007 11:22:35 AM PDT · by TitansAFC · 19 replies · 591+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 5-15-07 | Deroy Murdock
    As conservatives watch the second GOP presidential debate tonight, they surely will hear plenty about abortion. Rudolph W. Giuliani should detail what really happened to abortions while he was mayor of New York. The data present an encouraging picture of what he actually did as mayor and might do as president to promote abortion: Nothing. The pro-choice Guttmacher Institute reports that abortions across America fell from 1,495,000 in 1993 to 1,303,000 in 2001, a 12.8-percent decrease. (Guttmacher’s surveys of all known U.S. abortion providers are more reliable than the Centers for Disease Control’s nationwide figures; California and New Hampshire stopped...
  • Rudy Vs. The Enviros

    04/19/2007 11:52:47 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 75 replies · 1,312+ views
    Scripps News ^ | 4/19/07 | Deroy Murdock
    As Earth Day dawns Sunday, Americans should consider the relationship between environmentalists and the former mayor of the capital of Earth. From New York's City Hall, Rudolph W. Giuliani successfully confronted green zealots while advancing science and technology. Here again, Giuliani stands well right of where his detractors might expect. _The West Nile virus debuted in the Western Hemisphere in the College Point community in the New York borough of Queens in August 1999. Among 62 New York state residents who contracted West Nile encephalitis (brain swelling) that year, seven died. Rather than study the problem to death, that summer...
  • This Record Isn't Broken (Giuliani)

    04/11/2007 3:35:35 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 53 replies · 814+ views
    National Review Online ^ | April 11, 2007 | Deroy Murdock
    Former New York mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani took a step back last week in his previously promising effort to woo social conservatives. In seemingly casual and ill-considered remarks to CNN’s Dana Bash, Giuliani rattled the nerves of pro-lifers. “Do you support taxpayer money or public funding for abortions in some cases?” Bash asked. Giuliani replied: “If it would deprive someone of a constitutional right, yes, if that’s the status of the law, then I would, yes.” Giuliani later stated that, as president, he would leave intact the 1976 Hyde Amendment, which prohibits federal abortion funding, except in cases of rape,...
  • Giuliani’s Social Reforms Pave His Path to Re-Election (Flashback)

    04/03/2007 6:00:24 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 17 replies · 308+ views
    Race42008 ^ | October 28, 1997 | Deroy Murdock
    April 3, 2007 Giuliani’s Social Reforms Pave His Path to Re-Election Rudy Giuliani’s expected re-election November 4 is looking more like a coronation. A mid-October poll by NY1 and The New York Observer shows New York’s Republican mayor shellacking his Democratic rival, Manhattan Borough President Ruth Messinger, by 24 points. Rudy leads Ruth 56 percent to 32. Some Giuliani aides even speak of a victory exceeding 60 percent.How has a New York City Republican come within days of doing to a long-time liberal Democrat what Ronald Reagan did to Walter Mondale?First, Giuliani clearly controls a city that literally had grown...
  • Meeting 'the real Rudy'

    03/15/2007 4:31:44 PM PDT · by DKNY · 370 replies · 2,781+ views
    Scripps News ^ | Thursday, March 15, 2007 | DEROY MURDOCK
    The same Beltway experts who declared Sen. John McCain of Arizona the GOP front-runner, even as he under-polled fellow presidential contender Rudolph Giuliani, now parrot equally dodgy concepts. When Republicans meet "the real Rudy," they will abandon New York's former mayor like cattle fleeing a burning barn. Then, the wobbly Washington wisdom continues, Giuliani's three marriages, and his less-than-solidly-right-wing views on gays, guns and gametes will torpedo his buoyant presidential hopes. These seers now detect unhappiness with the GOP aspirants. They cite a recent Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll in which 26 percent of Republican primary voters were dissatisfied with...
  • Giuliani doubters in for Rudy awakening

    03/18/2007 1:31:23 AM PDT · by JohnSheppard · 201 replies · 2,435+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | 03/18/2007 | Deroy Murdock
    The same Beltway experts who declared Sen. John McCain of Arizona the GOP front-runner, even as he under-polled fellow presidential contender Rudolph Giuliani, now parrot equally dodgy concepts. When Republicans meet “the real Rudy,” they will abandon New York’s former mayor like cattle fleeing a burning barn. Then, the wobbly Washington wisdom continues, Giuliani’s three marriages, and his less-than-solidly-right-wing views on gays, guns and gametes will torpedo his buoyant presidential hopes. These seers now detect unhappiness with the GOP aspirants. They cite a recent Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll in which 26 percent of Republican primary voters were dissatisfied with...
  • Giuliani leads GOP supply-siders out of the gate

    02/19/2007 7:44:33 AM PST · by PhiKapMom · 83 replies · 966+ views
    Metro Daily News ^ | Feb 18, 2007 | Deroy Murdock
    By Deroy Murdock/Syndicated columnist Sunday, February 18, 2007 - Updated: 12:40 AM EST By Deroy Murdock The Republican primary's most accomplished supply-sider is the all-but-announced Rudolph W. Giuliani. Having sliced taxes and slashed Gotham's government, New York's former mayor is the leading fiscal conservative among 2008's GOP presidential contenders. Before Giuliani's Jan. 1, 1994, inauguration, New York's economy was on a stretcher. Amid soaring unemployment, 235 jobs vanished daily within the city. Financier Felix Rohatyn complained: "Virtually all human activities are taxed to the hilt." Punitive taxes helped fuel a $2.3 billion deficit. Mayor-elect Giuliani sounded Reaganesque when he announced...
  • Guiliani on Abortion: His Record Not as Bad as You Might Think

    01/27/2007 3:06:21 PM PST · by Senator Goldwater · 42 replies · 984+ views
    National Review ^ | January 22, 2007 | Deroy Murdock
    As pro-lifers mark the 34th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, many wonder whether they could support Rudolph W. Giuliani for president despite his pro-choice views. While Giuliani’s statements on abortion make pro-lifers fret, they should find his record surprisingly reassuring. “I don’t like abortion,” Giuliani said last November. “I don’t think abortion is a good thing. I think we ought to find some alternative to abortion, and that there ought to be as few as possible.” But did Giuliani’s mayoral deeds match such words? According to the state Office of Vital Statistics, total abortions performed in New York...
  • Giuliani’s Choices (How to fool Pro-Lifers Barf alert)

    01/22/2007 5:08:59 PM PST · by TitansAFC · 94 replies · 1,006+ views
    As pro-lifers mark the 34th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision, many wonder whether they could support former New York mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani for president despite his pro-choice views. While Giuliani’s statements on abortion make pro-lifers fret, they should find his record surprisingly reassuring. I don’t like abortion,” Giuliani said in South Carolina’s The State newspaper last November 21. “I don’t think abortion is a good thing. I think we ought to find some alternative to abortion, and that there ought to be as few as possible.” Nevertheless, Giuliani’s pro-life critics point to his April 5,...
  • Giuliani's Abortion Record Should Hearten Pro-Lifers (says editorial)

    01/20/2007 1:52:29 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 106 replies · 1,338+ views
    Human Events ^ | January 18, 2007 | Deroy Murdock
    As pro-lifers prepare to mark Monday’s 34th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe vs. Wade decision, many wonder whether they could support former New York mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani for president despite his pro-choice views. While some of Giuliani’s statements on abortion make pro-lifers fret, they should find his record surprisingly reassuring. “I don’t like abortion,” Giuliani said in South Carolina’s The State newspaper last November 21. “I don’t think abortion is a good thing. I think we ought to find some alternative to abortion, and that there ought to be as few as possible.”
  • Deroy Murdock: Giuliani's social liberalism overstated

    01/14/2007 8:22:51 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 24 replies · 1,162+ views
    UNION LEADER ^ | 13 JANUARY 2007 | DEROY MURDOCK
    Deroy Murdock: Giuliani's social liberalism overstated By DEROY MURDOCKCommentary 23 hours, 19 minutes ago LIKE A STACK of scratched records, pundits repeatedly dismiss Rudolph W. Giuliani's Presidential prospects because of his "social liberalism." True, the former New York mayor's views on abortion, guns and gays (despite his opposition to same-sex marriage) clash with those of many socially conservative Republican primary voters.However, socio-cons care about more than just these three important matters. On school choice, welfare reform, adoption, and quality of life, evangelicals cannot quibble with Giuliani's achievements. His Bush-like immigration proposals are no more liberal than the President's. Socio-cons also...
  • Rudy’s Race Rights His is not a lefty’s record.

    01/16/2007 5:10:11 PM PST · by Cincinna · 472 replies · 4,129+ views
    National Review ^ | January 11, 2007 | Deroy Murdock
    Like a stack of scratched records, pundits repeatedly dismiss Rudolph W. Giuliani’s presidential prospects because of his “social liberalism.” True, the former New York mayor’s views on abortion, guns, and gays (despite his opposition to same-sex marriage) clash with those of many socially conservative Republican primary voters. However, socio-cons care about more than just these three important matters. On school choice, welfare reform, adoption, and quality of life, evangelicals cannot quibble with Giuliani’s achievements. His Bush-like immigration proposals are no more liberal than the president’s. Socio-cons also like to see violent criminals incarcerated and terrorists incinerated. No Rightist calls Giuliani...
  • The Frontman - Just Call Him Rudolph The Front-Running Underdog.

    11/30/2006 6:38:30 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 224 replies · 2,459+ views
    National Review ^ | 11/30/06 | Deroy Murdock
    The oddest thing about the conventional wisdom may be its almost bulletproof imperviousness to the facts. An excellent example of this phenomenon is Arizona Senator John McCain’s oft-trumpeted status as frontrunner for the 2008 Republican nomination. Conversely, the cognoscenti titter at former New York mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani as terminally liberal. McCain and Sen. [Hillary] Clinton are the ones to beat for their parties’ nominations,” political analyst Craig Crawford recently wrote. “While former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani was once thought to be a threat to McCain, his star has faded since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. [Massachusetts governor...
  • Right Rudy

    11/21/2006 7:56:32 AM PST · by freespirited · 84 replies · 1,223+ views
    NRO ^ | 11/21/06 | Deroy Murdock
    With his exploratory committee now prospecting for 2008, former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani leads the pack of GOP White House hopefuls. His standing atop numerous polls remains unchallenged. Also, his recent endorsement by some former critics suggests that social conservatives who explore his record might embrace him as president of the United States. In a nationwide Rasmussen Reports survey of 1,050 Republicans and 203 GOP-leaning independents, 24 percent backed Giuliani while 18 percent chose Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. McCain, at 17 percent, lags behind Rice, a declared non-candidate. “If we assume Rice is not running and allocate her...
  • Giuliani Sits Pretty After GOP's Ugly Mid-Term Loss

    11/16/2006 10:45:51 AM PST · by Dark Skies · 158 replies · 1,991+ views
    Human Events ^ | 11/16/2006 | Deroy Murdock
    With his exploratory committee now prospecting for 2008, former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani leads the GOP’s White House hopefuls. His standing atop numerous polls remains unchallenged. Also, his recent endorsement by some former critics suggests that social conservatives who explore his record might embrace him as president of the United States. Surveys consistently demonstrate that Giuliani, not Arizona Senator John McCain, is this race’s front-runner. It’s not even close. In a nationwide Rasmussen Reports survey of 1,050 Republicans and 203 GOP-leaning independents, 24 percent backed Giuliani while 18 percent chose Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. McCain, at 17 percent,...