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  • Novak memoir written from crass superficial thinking

    02/10/2014 8:29:02 PM PST · by Epistolizer · 3 replies
    Memoirs have always been a favorite literary genre. Some, like Winston Churchill's war memoirs, track important events from a single, and commanding, vantage point, yielding an insight into the contingencies of history. Others, like St. Augustine's Confessions or John Henry Newman's Apologia pro Vita Sua, detail a person's intellectual and spiritual development over time. Some, like Katharine Graham's Personal History, are just fun. Michael Novak's Writing from Left to Right: My Journey from Liberal to Conservative is more Forrest Gump than Churchill. It evidences none of the brutal self-inquiry displayed by Augustine or Newman, and, unlike Graham's memoir, it is...
  • The Conscience of Kansas radio program- Daria Novak, Pet bans, Rick Santorum, 2011 Economy

    06/21/2011 4:09:44 PM PDT · by 1pitech
    The Conscience of Kansas radio program ^ | 06-21-11 | Paul A. Ibbetson
    In this episode of the Conscience of Kansas radio program we talk about scientists attempts to make meat out of poop, animal right activists want to outlaw the purchase of cats, dogs, fish etc. Anthony Weiner farewell tribute. Is Rick Santorum a dark horse for the 2012 presidency? This and so much more.
  • Media blackout: CIA director accused of links to Communist spy contact -- scandal ignored

    06/13/2011 8:53:22 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 35 replies
    Renew America ^ | 6-13-2011 | Wes Vernon - Commentary
    Media blackout: CIA director accused of links to Communist spy contact -- scandal ignored Wes Vernon June 13, 2011 If you have been depending on the mainstream media for your news the past few days, you are probably learning here for the first time that CIA Director Leon Panetta has been called out for his links to an important open member of the Communist Party. Some background When this writer first arrived in Washington, D.C., as a reporter in 1968, one of my assignments was to cover the congressional delegation from Washington State. Occasionally, both Democrat and Republican members of...
  • Go Daria Novak!

    07/22/2010 8:13:14 PM PDT · by Amerisrael · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Daria Novak is one of four candidates seeking the Republican nomination for the Connecticut 2nd congressional district. The primary will be held August 10th. The winner will take on liberal Democrat incumbent Joe Courtney in November. Daria Novak is a true patriot and conservative. A post at Redstate has this:"Daria:  I came across this patriotic Tea Party Conservative woman running for Connecticutt’s 2nd district, during the heated pre-Obamacare months and days.  She’s a true Reaganite advocate for peace through strength, individual liberties and free market solutions, and as the official Republican nominee, will beat liberal activist and current rep. Joe Courtney in November with our support.  http://novakforcongress.com/"A...
  • Hadley Arkes - Welcome Home

    04/26/2010 1:34:24 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies · 210+ views
    return to rome ^ | April 26, 2010 | Francis Beckwith
    My wife, Frankie, and I were humbled to be among those who were present at the Mass in which our dear friend Hadley Arkes was received into the Catholic Church. It took place on the afternoon of Saturday, April 24, in the chapel of the Catholic Information Center in Washington, D.C.  His sponsor was Michael Novak, a dear man who truly lives the Gospel of Our Lord.  (The photo, taken by Frankie, is of Hadley and Michael prior to the Mass. Click it to enlarge). Hadley, a frequent contributor to First Things and a member of its editorial board, is one...
  • Eclectic knot of mourners recalls Novak

    08/22/2009 4:15:11 AM PDT · by iowamark · 8 replies · 759+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 08/22/2009 | By Ralph Z. Hallow
    Bipartisan send-off for insider columnist It's a safe bet that Robert D. Novak would have loved the service for him on a steamy Friday morning at St. Patrick's Church in the heart of the city he loved. ...political consultant Jeff Bell - the late Mr. Novak's godfather and friend - and National Review Editor Kate O'Beirne delivered readings of the Mass... After the Mass came the kind of spontaneous political gabfest that Mr. Novak also would have loved... "Novak cost me an ambassadorship after Nixon had resigned and Ford took over," recalled Pat Buchanan, conservative political commentator and former top...
  • Family, Journalists Pay Tribute To Columnist Novak

    08/21/2009 9:15:59 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 4 replies · 570+ views
    August 21, 2009
    Family, Journalists Pay Tribute To Columnist Novak By ANN SANNER, Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON – Political columnist Robert Novak was remembered Friday as a man committed to faith, family and craft. Friends, family, fellow journalists and political strategists squeezed into St. Patrick Catholic Church in Washington to pay tribute to the proud owner of the "Prince of Darkness" moniker. Attendees at his funeral Mass included Karl Rove, a top strategist for former President George W. Bush and a key figure in the 2003 Valerie Plame-CIA leak case that became part of Novak's legacy. Monsignor Salvatore Criscuolo told Novak's wife, children...
  • Robert Novak, Islamic Apologist, Terrorist Supporter, Was No Role Model for Conservatives

    08/19/2009 3:42:55 PM PDT · by markedmannerf · 5 replies · 516+ views
    sultanknish ^ | 08/19/09 | sultanknish
    It was only two days after 9/11 when "respected columnist" Robert Novak began by promoting Trutherism, writing in his column, titled, "This is No Pearl Harbor", "Security experts and airline officials agree privately that the simultaneous hijacking of four jetliners was an "inside job," probably indicating complicity beyond malfeasance. This makes all the more ominous Tuesday's national consequences." Novak of course was wrong, but like most Truther propaganda, its larger purpose was to serve as an excuse for the actual Islamic terrorists. The column went on to suggest that Bin Laden wasn't even responsible for the attacks, "Unlike Pearl Harbor,...
  • 8/19/2009: Conservative News That YOU Should Digg!

    08/19/2009 2:23:53 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 198+ views
    Here are the news stories, editorials, and videos that conservatives dugg yesterday, Tuesday, August 18, 2009. Please take a moment to digg these articles at Digg.com, then get back over here!
  • The Prince of Darkness as a Beacon of Dissent

    08/19/2009 4:39:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies · 645+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2009 | Tim Carney
    Editor's Note: This special feature on Robert Novak first appeared in the March 2009 issue of Townhall Magazine.Robert David Sanders Novak has been called many names. His close friends call him “Bob.” Most people call him “Novak.” His wife calls him “Robert.” Keith Olbermann has called him “The Worst Person in the World.” His more petulant critics have viler names for him. Many critics and admirers have called him “The Prince of Darkness.” I have had the honor of calling him “Boss.” Since I went to work for him at the end of 2001, Novak has been a mentor and...
  • Putting Bob Novak, Original Evil Conservative Badass, Into Perspective

    08/18/2009 9:31:40 PM PDT · by nysuperdoodle · 2 replies · 604+ views
    Evil Conservative Radio ^ | 18 Aug 09 | EC
    As most everyone has heard, Bob Novak, an original Evil Conservative, passed away today from brain cancer. Greg Gutfeld, of Fox's Redeye, wrote an excellent obituary memorializing a man whose common-sense conservatism and individuality made him a fixture in the political arena.
  • Robert Novak's Secret Weapon: Integrity

    08/18/2009 6:00:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies · 594+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 18, 2009 | THOMAS MCARDLE
    A few years out of college I enrolled in the best journalism school in America. It featured no textbooks, no grades, no degrees, and this particular institution's alumni total fewer than a dozen fortunate individuals.The campus was a dingy, claustrophobic room, whose inner walls were covered with old political bumper stickers, perched on the top floor of a high rise a half block from the White House. This was the nerve center for Rowly Evans and Bob Novak, who died of brain cancer complications early Tuesday morning. Their must-read, reportorial syndicated column began just before the Kennedy presidency's violent end....
  • Prince of Light (Bob Novak)

    08/18/2009 5:06:51 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 12 replies · 1,043+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 08-18-09 | The Wall Street Journal Editorial Staff
    Reporter, patriot, skeptic of the powerful. One irony of Robert Novak's long and admirable career as a journalist is that he wasn't a curmudgeon, though he played one on TV. In person, he was warm, loyal to friends and especially generous to young writers, even if he was fearless and unsparing toward the public officials he devoted his life to covering—or, to put it more accurately, uncovering. Novak, who died yesterday at age 78, was among America's greatest political reporters.
  • Catholic convert and political commentator Robert Novak passes away

    08/18/2009 3:20:02 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies · 830+ views
    cna ^ | August 18, 2009
    The late Robert Novak Washington D.C., Aug 18, 2009 / 04:57 pm (CNA).- The death of Robert Novak has led many to remember the career of the expert political journalist. Some noted his conversion to Catholicism later in life, with one former colleague calling it his “most important” change of heart.Novak died of a malignant tumor at his Washington, D.C. home on Tuesday. One half of the Evans-Novak “Inside Report,” begun in 1963 with journalist Robert Evans, Novak was known for his ability to explain the feuds and factions of American politics with the help of his many inside...
  • Baltimore Sun Critic Bashes Robert Novak, A 'Very Dark Force in TV News'

    08/18/2009 2:49:57 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 34 replies · 1,150+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 08/18/2009 | Matthew Balan
    David Zurawik, the Baltimore Sun’s TV critic, didn’t even wait a full 24 hours after Robert Novak’s death to launch a stinging criticism of the former Crossfire host on the newspaper’s website on Tuesday. Zurawik lamented the apparently contaminated state of political discourse on cable TV and placed much of the blame on Novak in the blog entry titled, “Robert Novak on cable TV: A Polarizing Presence.” The critic began by announcing his intention to focus on the conservative’s television legacy, instead of his “place...on the political and journalistic map.” He then when right into his attack on Novak, which...
  • Robert Novak's Final Words on the Plame Case: "The Hell with You!"

    08/18/2009 12:55:46 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 51 replies · 2,464+ views
    editorandpublisher.com ^ | Published: August 18, 2009 1:15 PM ET
    NEW YORK A lengthy Q and A with the ailing columnist Robert Novak-- who died today at age 78-- appeared last November in the Washingtonian. At the end, Barbara Matusow got around to asking about the CIA leak case and outed spy Valerie Plame Wilson. Novak replied: "From a personal point of view, I said in the book I probably should have ignored what I’d been told about Mrs. Wilson. "Now I’m much less ambivalent. I’d go full speed ahead because of the hateful and beastly way in which my left-wing critics in the press and Congress tried to make...
  • Columnist Robert Novak Dies After Battle With Cancer

    08/18/2009 9:51:03 AM PDT · by Doogle · 7 replies · 759+ views
    FOX ^ | 08/18/09 | FOX NEWS
    Columnist Robert Novak has died after a battle with brain cancer, FOX News confirms. He was 78. The Chicago Sun-Times reported that Novak died early Tuesday morning at his home in Washington. Novak had been a columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times for decades
  • Legendary Conservative Journalist Robert Novak Dies at Age 78 - Video Link

    08/18/2009 9:44:08 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 7 replies · 346+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse | August 18, 2009 | BrianinMO
    The family of legendary conservative journalist Robert Novak has announced that he passed away earlier today at his home after a long battle with brain cancer. Novak was 78. I have long admired Robert Novak. He was conservative, but he was not afraid to report the truth about Democrats and Republicans alike. I did not always agree with him, but I greatly respect him. Novak wrote the story of his life as a reporter in Washington in the outstanding book, Prince of Darkness. I wrote a review of that book after reading it and posted it here back in November...
  • Remembering Bob Novak

    08/18/2009 8:58:14 AM PDT · by Corin Stormhands · 16 replies · 1,536+ views
    Human Events ^ | 8/18/2009 | Timothy P. Carney
    Bob Novak hired me away from HUMAN EVENTS in late 2001. “Poaching,” HE Editor-in-Chief Tom Winter called it. I was not the first early-20s reporter Novak would pluck from HE’s newsroom. Nor would I be the last.
  • Sun-Times columnist Robert Novak dead at 78

    08/18/2009 9:06:24 AM PDT · by freespirited · 163 replies · 8,879+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 08/18/09 | Lynn Sweet
    Chicago Sun-Times columnist Robert Novak, one of the nation’s most influential journalists, who relished his “Prince of Darkness” public persona, died at home here early Tuesday morning after a battle with brain cancer. “He was someone who loved being a journalist, love journalism and loved his country and loved his family, Novak’s wife, Geraldine, told the Sun-Times on Tuesday. Novak’s remarkable and long-running career made him a powerful presence in newspaper columns, newsletters, books and on television. On May 15, 1963, Novak teamed up with the late Rowland Evans Jr. to create the “Inside Report” political column, which became the...