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  • MTP: Rich Lowry's Inconvenient Ferguson Truths Cause Panelist Outrage

    11/30/2014 2:59:27 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 43 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 30, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Eeek! How dare he?! National Review editor Rich Lowry actually committed the "heresy" of citing the evidence presented to the Ferguson case grand jury on Meet The Press today. Such evidence is rarely cited by liberal circles because it confirms the account given by police officer Darren Wilson. Lowry's flagrant disregard of avoiding the inconvenient truths caused quite a reaction from Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post who was left sputtering in reply and from Andrea Mitchell who entertained the audience with her body language outrage.
  • After Obama’s Immigration Action, a Blast of Energy for the Tea Party

    11/25/2014 11:57:50 PM PST · by iowamark · 13 replies
    NY Times ^ | NOV. 25, 2014 | JEREMY W. PETERS
    In all its fury and unanimity, the response from the right to President Obama’s decision to change immigration policy without the consent of Congress was the manifestation of a major transformation within the Tea Party. What started five years ago as a groundswell of conservatives committed to curtailing the reach of the federal government, cutting the deficit and countering the Wall Street wing of the Republican Party has become a movement largely against immigration overhaul. The politicians, intellectual leaders and activists who consider themselves part of the Tea Party have redirected their energy from advocating fiscal austerity and small government...
  • The Stupid Hounding of Condi Rice

    04/17/2014 6:20:09 PM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | April 16,2014 | Rich Lowry
    Rice’s recent speaking gigs on college campuses and her ascension to the board of the file-sharing company Dropbox have sparked protests calling for her to be disinvited, cashiered and generally isolated and shamed --snip-- When the University of Minnesota invited her to give a lecture Thursday as part of a series marking the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, the herd of independent minds that is the school’s faculty roused itself. Roughly 200 of them demanded that the invitation be revoked, mostly for her association with George W. Bush’s interrogation and detention policies, but also because she is unfit...
  • Thank You, Ray Kelly

    07/26/2013 6:44:25 AM PDT · by National Review · 1 replies
    National Review ^ | July 26, 2013 | National Review
    New York City’s streets are safer, thanks to stop-and-frisk policing and Kelly’s leadership. By Rich Lowry President Barack Obama shouldn’t nominate Ray Kelly to be secretary of Homeland Security. He should invite him to consider the error of his ways. At least that’s the logic of the president’s remarks on the George Zimmerman case. The president has had kind words for Kelly, but the president’s supporters point out the contradiction: In his meditation on the Zimmerman verdict, Obama dwelt on the evils of stereotyping, and Commissioner Kelly stands accused of policing an entire city on the basis of just that.
  • Commemorating the Sesquicentennial of the Most Important Week in the History of the Republic

    07/04/2013 4:36:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2013 | Hugh Hewitt
    July 3 marks the last day of the battle of Gettysburg 150 years ago -- Pickett's Charge, the "high water mark of the Confederacy." July 4 is of course Independence Day, but this year it is also the sesquicentennial of the surrender of Vicksburg, which split the rebel states in two by securing the length of the Mississippi for the Union. This week, a century and a half ago, marked the certain beginning of the end for the Confederacy and thus of slavery and the rise of the great Republic of freedom. To commemorate this week, I am spending the...
  • Howard Dean: National Review's Rich Lowry a 'Right-wing Nutcase'

    05/30/2013 6:04:19 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    When it comes to identifying nutcases, some might say that Howard Dean gleans valuable experience daily, while shaving. The failed presidential candidate put his expertise to dubious use on Morning Joe today, calling National Review editor Rich Lowry a "right-wing nutcase." Lowry's sin? Having written a column mocking Eric Holder, and President Obama's decision to put Holder in charge of investigating himself in the James Rosen affair. View the video here.
  • The Media's Tea Party Moment

    05/17/2013 6:49:25 AM PDT · by National Review · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | May 17, 2013 | National Review
    Journalists should stop rolling their eyes when people warn against tyranny. By Rich Lowry Rarely has the White House briefing room so resembled the main ballroom at a meeting of the Conservative Political Action Conference. After news broke of a sweeping Justice Department subpoena of the Associated Press telephone records, White House press secretary Jay Carney didn’t so much have to deal with querulous reporters pressing him on all fronts. He had to deal with citizens bristling with anger over perceived encroachments on their rights by an overweening government.
  • National Review's Rich Lowry Destroys MSNBC's Rachel Maddow on Meet the Press Read more:

    08/12/2012 10:13:04 AM PDT · by hcmama · 36 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | Noel Sheohard
    She's touted by the liberal media as one of the brightest commentators on television, yet MSNBC's Rachel Maddow got thoroughly demolished by National Review editor Rich Lowry on Sunday's Meet the Press. Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2012/08/12/national-reviews-rich-lowry-destroys-msnbcs-rachel-maddow-meet-press#ixzz23LwSuai6
  • WHY HASN'T RICH LOWRY BEEN FIRED YET?

    04/08/2012 8:02:32 PM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 42 replies
    http://www.freerepublic.com ^ | April 8, 2012 | Vanity
    I've been a subscriber to NRODT since 1986, but Rich Lowry's mewling, whingeing, trembling mischacterization of Mr. Derbyshire's article is unacceptable. It is time for NRODT and me to part company. This is my Chuck Turner moment. I had subscribed to the Boston Globe, forever. But after they printed those fraudulent photos from Chuck Turner I got the motivation to drop my subscription. Well, I'll take the 50 bucks or so a year that NRODT costs and use it to support whatever enterprise has the savvy to scoop up Mr. Derbyshire.
  • Parting Ways [National Review fires John Derbyshire!]

    04/07/2012 4:24:15 PM PDT · by cartan · 349 replies
    NRO ^ | 2012-04-07 | Rich Lowry
    Anyone who has read Derb in our pages knows he’s a deeply literate, funny, and incisive writer. I direct anyone who doubts his talents to his delightful first novel, “Seeing Calvin Coolidge in a Dream, or any one of his “Straggler” columns in the books section of NR. Derb is also maddening, outrageous, cranky, and provocative. His latest provocation, in a webzine, lurches from the politically incorrect to the nasty and indefensible. We never would have published it, but the main reason that people noticed it is that it is by a National Review writer. Derb is effectively using our...
  • Rich Lowry: This time, Sharpton gets it right

    03/26/2012 9:16:12 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 53 replies · 7+ views
    Sun Journal ^ | Monday, Mar 26, 2012 at 12:12 am | Rich Lowry
    What is true of the stopped clock is also true of the perpetually aggrieved, shamelessly exploitative publicity hound: Through sheer chance, he occasionally will be right. The Trayvon Martin case appears to be one of those instances for Al Sharpton. The longtime provocateur and MSNBC host has a leading role in the protests over the lethal shooting of the 17-year-old Martin at the hands of a zealous Neighborhood Watch volunteer in the Florida community of Sanford. During halftime of the NBA All-Star Game, Martin left the home of his father's girlfriend to walk to the local 7-Eleven for Skittles and...
  • Rich Lowry's Post On Lord's Alleged Distortion Down The Memory Hole? (Gingrich hit)

    01/27/2012 10:12:32 PM PST · by kristinn · 39 replies
    Riehl World View ^ | Friday, January 27, 2012 | Dan Riehl
    I've heard of Friday night doc dumps, but not literally dumping documents already published without some form of acknowledgement. Most any responsible blogger would view that as a breach of protocol. What to make of this by NRO editor Rich Lowry? The title remains but the body of the post is gone for now.
  • Alan Colmes Mocks Santorum For Bringing Dead Son Home (video)

    01/02/2012 3:12:20 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 220 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 2, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    "Once they get a hold of the crazy things he's said and done like taking his two-hour old baby who died right after childbirth home and played with it for a couple of hours so his other children would know that the child was real," Democratic commentator Alan Colmes said on FOX News today. "That's a cheap shot, Alan. To say it's crazy, something that's that personal and hurtful as losing a child and to mock it like that is beyond the pale and beneath you," Colmes' conservative opponent Rich Lowry said after the personal attack. “I even think some...
  • The Left’s Pathetic Tea Party

    10/04/2011 7:14:59 PM PDT · by TruthHound · 42 replies
    NRO ^ | 10/4/11 | RICH LOWRY
    The Left’s Pathetic Tea Party The Occupy Wall Street movement is a juvenile rabble. In the Occupy Wall Street movement, the Left thinks it might have found its own tea party. MoveOn.org and some unions have embraced the protesters. The left-wing Campaign for America’s Future is featuring them at its conference devoted to reinvigorating progressivism. Liberal opinion-makers have celebrated them — Washington Post columnist E. J. Dionne welcomes their spirit, and New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof compares them, astonishingly enough, to the demonstrators at Egypt’s Tahrir Square. This is a sign either of desperation to find anyone on the...
  • Rich Lowry: The New Wisconsin Idea

    02/18/2011 6:49:25 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies · 1+ views
    National Review ^ | February 18, 2011 | Rich Loway
    The old so-called Wisconsin Idea was that government would collaborate with experts drawn from the state’s university system to craft progressive legislation. The new Wisconsin Idea is that the state is broke. Gov. Scott Walker is bringing austerity to the intellectual breadbasket of American progressivism, and seeks to break the grip of the public-sector unions in a state that had a large hand in empowering them. His effort could become a national model for recalibrating the relationship of state governments to the unions that are bankrupting them. To attempt this anywhere brings yelps of outrage. To do it in Wisconsin,...
  • Bill Kristol, Rich Lowry and Joe Klein Gang Up on Glenn Beck

    02/07/2011 2:15:38 PM PST · by patriotgal1787 · 83 replies
    The Radio Patriot ^ | Feb. 7, 2011 | Andrea Shea King
    By Kristinn Taylor and Andrea Shea King Conservative and liberal intellectual titans took turns this weekend savaging radio and TV talk show host Glenn Beck for his reporting this past week on the alliance between the communist left and radical Islamists. Beck has credited our reporting at Big Government and Big Peace.Code Pink banner ad as it appeared on the website of The Muslim Brotherhood, January 2010. In attacking Beck, the trio of D.C./N.Y. elitists displayed a disturbing ignorance of our Nation's enemies and their tactics to undermine the West and its allies as well as infiltrate Western political establishments--including...
  • The 1994 nightmare: Why Dems must fear a repeat

    01/25/2010 4:03:48 AM PST · by Scanian · 14 replies · 983+ views
    NY Post ^ | January 25, 2010 | Rich Lowry
    For Democrats willing to see what's before their eyes, the nightmare came into sharper focus over the last week. Another 1994 might be in the offing. Back then, the beginning of the end came on a procedural vote. A Democratic majority that had held the House for four decades lost a routine party-line vote on a "rule," a basic measure allowing it to control the House floor. The August vote hit like a neutron bomb. Superficially, nothing changed: The Democrats still had a majority; they quickly re-established control and passed the underlying legislation, a liberal crime bill. Yet Republicans exulted...
  • Tottering

    12/12/2009 8:59:17 PM PST · by CutePuppy · 40 replies · 2,325+ views
    National Review / The Corner ^ | December 11, 2009 | Rich Lowry
    The Reid bill is really tottering now. "If this thing falls apart, you can look back to today as the tipping point," says a Republican aide in the Senate, echoing what Lamar Alexander notes in the Costa post below. First, there was last night's CNN poll showing 61 percent opposition. Then, there was the devastating CMS report today. "Nobody went to the floor that I could see to defend it on the Democratic side," says the aide. The back-drop for all this is the non-deal that Reid hyped as a break-through earlier this week, only to have it unravel almost...
  • Prez comes across as a gullible sap

    09/24/2009 3:25:30 AM PDT · by Scanian · 49 replies · 2,604+ views
    NY Post ^ | September 24, 2009 | Rich Lowry
    President Obama yesterday did his best impression of a high-school soph omore participating in his first Model UN meeting, retailing pious clichés he learned from his pony-tailed social studies teacher. Even Woodrow Wilson might have blanched at the mushy-headed exhortations to world peace and collective action better suited to a college dorm-room bull session or a holiday-season Coca-Cola commercial. "No nation can or should try to dominate another nation," Obama intoned. "No world order that elevates one nation or group of people over another will succeed. No balance of power among nations will hold."
  • Palin's Hong Kong Speech (NRO's review)

    09/24/2009 7:50:38 AM PDT · by yongin · 15 replies · 1,124+ views
    NRO Corner ^ | Sept 24, 2009 | Rich Lowry
    The first thing we can say about Sarah Palin's speech is that it is exactly the kind of address she should be giving. It's plain-spoken and not exactly ground-breaking, but it's substantive and the kind of thing that is absolutely essential to adding some heft to her political portfolio. She describes her approach as "commonsense conservatism," and it lives up to its billing, falling firmly within the mainstream of conservative thought. In the foreign-policy portion, she voices her support for additional troops in Afghanistan: During the election campaign in the U.S. last year, you might have noticed we had some...
  • In Pursuit of a Silent Majority

    08/07/2009 8:44:14 AM PDT · by mathprof · 5 replies · 375+ views
    National Review ^ | 8/7/09 | Rich Lowry
    Like Richard Nixon, Barack Obama wants to govern on the strength of a silent majority, although with a twist. Obama wants the majority that opposes or questions his policies to stay silent. Obama’s White House and its allies have unleashed a barrage of criticism and condescension at people daring to show up at town-hall meetings and ask their elected representatives pointed questions. “Fired up and ready to go!” apparently works only one way. If engaged citizens shower Obama with adoration at stage-managed rallies, they are the very stuff of American democracy. If they boo their congressman, they are a scandalous...
  • Things for which there is no time now

    08/01/2009 9:52:37 AM PDT · by myrage · 18 replies · 698+ views
    RS McCain ^ | Aug. 1, 2009 | Robert Stacy McCain
    A friend just invited me to join a Facebook group called, "Birthers for Intellectual Honesty." This is probably a joke, and he is a friend, so I will not get mad at him. Whatever the circumstances of Obama's birth, they cannot now constitute the basis of an effective political attack. So any further attempt to advance along that line is wasted time or, worse, giving fodder to those who delight in portraying conservatives as kooks. Mitchell Blatt writes: [D]id you know that NBC was planning on asking [Michelle Malkin] if she is a birther conspiracy nut? . . NBC wanted...
  • Who was ‘Stupid’ in the Gates Arrest? (Even in Obama’s ‘post-racial’ America, lectures never end)

    07/24/2009 6:15:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies · 999+ views
    National Review ^ | 7/24/2009 | Rich Lowry
    Henry Louis Gates Jr. just got the subject for his next PBS series, and it’s not going to be a history of the woeful consequences of yelling at cops. The Harvard scholar was arrested for disorderly conduct at his Cambridge, Mass., home in an incident that has earned the Cambridge police a rebuke from the president of the United States. In a press conference otherwise devoted to trying to save his sinking health-care plan, Barack Obama said the Cambridge police “acted stupidly” in arresting Gates, although Obama stipulated twice that he didn’t know all the facts. Obama’s ignorance didn’t keep...
  • An Ideologue In A Hurry

    07/21/2009 9:13:17 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 1 replies · 258+ views
    National Review ^ | July 21, 2009
    July 21 An Ideologue in a Hurry When the work product is indefensible, deliberation is dangerous. By Rich Lowry When Barack Obama pilfered Martin Luther King Jr.’s line about the “fierce urgency of now,” he wasn’t kidding. The line has come to define his presidency. His legislative strategy moves in two gears — heedlessly fast and recklessly faster. As with the stimulus package, Obama’s health-care plan depends on speed. More important than any given provision, more important than any principle, more important than sound legislating is the urgent imperative to Do It Now. Do it now, before anyone can grasp...
  • Sarah Palin: Up and Out

    07/08/2009 11:36:16 AM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 104 replies · 2,312+ views
    National Review Online ^ | July 7, 2009 | Rich Lowry
    She didn’t do it for Alaska. By Rich Lowry EDITOR’S NOTE: This column is available exclusively through King Features Syndicate © 2009 by King Features Syndicate
  • Rich Lowry: Specter no great loss, but GOP still must appeal to moderates

    05/08/2009 1:56:36 PM PDT · by pissant · 30 replies · 732+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 5/8/09 | Rich Lowry
    If there were ever a senator a party would want to show the door, it's Arlen Specter. Personally disagreeable, philosophically unmoored and fundamentally self-interested, he represents the worst of the U.S. Senate. So the collective cry of good riddance on the right that greeted his departure from the GOP is understandable. Specter joined the Republican Party in the 1960s for opportunistic reasons, and he left it last week for opportunistic reasons – a primary challenge from the talented conservative Pat Toomey that he probably wouldn't have been able to overcome. A better politician wouldn't have so lost the affection and...
  • WHERE WEAKNESS WILL GET BAM

    04/24/2009 3:19:47 AM PDT · by Scanian · 8 replies · 841+ views
    NY Post ^ | April 24, 2009 | Rich Lowry
    THE calendar says Presi dent Obama took office in 2009, although that's only a technicality. In his own mind, Obama ascended in Year Zero, a time of ritualistic cleansing in preparation for the relaunching of an America free from its past sins. Has a US president ever appeared less vested in his nation's history than Obama? He shrugged off a rancid attack on America by Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega at the Summit of the Americas, including a rant on the Bay of Pigs operation in 1961, by saying he was only 3 months old at the time. Nothing to do...
  • Don’t Keep on Truckin’("Conservative" National Review Favors Dangerous Mexican Trucks)

    03/23/2009 2:28:30 PM PDT · by GOPGuide · 90 replies · 1,392+ views
    National Review ^ | March 20, 2009 | Rich Lowry
    Anyone worried that, once in charge, Democrats wouldn’t be vigilant in protecting our southern border can relax. The grave threat of Mexican long-haul truckers has been shut down. With any luck, Mexicans will never have the temerity to attempt to deliver commercial goods into the United States again. At least such is the fervid hope of the Teamsters, the fiercest adversary the Mexicans have faced since Pres. James Polk sent Winfield Scott south in the Mexican-American War. The union can’t abide Mexican trucks because they represent competition, and so they must be blocked — legal obligations, economic rationality, and diplomatic...
  • Ann Coulter vs. Joy Behar on 'Larry King Live': TKO Coulter?

    02/20/2009 12:04:31 PM PST · by Syncro · 100 replies · 6,427+ views
    watching-tv.ew.com ^ | Feb 20, 2009, 11:14 AM | Ken Tucker
    Ann Coulter vs. Joy Behar on 'Larry King Live': TKO Coulter? Feb 20, 2009, 11:14 AM | by Ken TuckerCategories: Television Ann Coulter appeared on a Joy Behar-hosted edition of Larry King Live last night, and CNN kept superimposing the caption, "Ann Coulter Unleashed!" Boy, was the network, and Behar, just aching for Coulter to scorch up the airwaves. This is why Coulter gets invited on TV shows when she has a book to flog: she can be relied upon to say outrageous things, egged on by her hosts. But last night, Behar was trying too hard. Quoting the conservative...
  • Last Gasp for Limited Government? Obama charts a socialized course.

    02/10/2009 6:56:39 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 43 replies · 934+ views
    National Review ^ | February 10, 2009 | Rich Lowry
    Is American exceptionalism about to be bundled off on a long trip to the Continent, never to return? Socialism may happen here. Republicans fought an inspired battle against the stimulus bill, holding all but three of their 219 senators and congressmen. And they still lost. Barring a last-minute House-Senate blowup, Pres. Barack Obama will sign a bill spending at least $475 billion in the first major substantive victory of his presidency. Some of that spending will enter the permanent “baseline” of the federal budget, the starting point for all future budgets that, in the immutable law of Washington, always grow...
  • ‘I Won,’ He Explained: Obama's out of better arguments

    02/06/2009 6:59:07 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 58 replies · 1,882+ views
    National Review ^ | February 6, 2009 | Rich Lowry
    Barack Obama, a reputed master of the persuasive art, has settled on his central argument for the stimulus bill: I won. That Obama is reduced to this crude appeal is a symptom of the intellectual collapse of the case for his stimulus bill, a congressional spendfest untethered from its stated goal of providing a rapid “jolt” to the economy. As far as political arguments go, “I won” has its power—provided it’s made on behalf of an agenda ratified by the American electorate. But Obama didn’t campaign on a sprawling, nearly $1 trillion new spending plan. If he had pledged in...
  • Palin and Africa, Etc. (The Real Story)

    11/08/2008 11:51:32 PM PST · by mathwhizz · 27 replies · 316+ views
    I talked to Steve Biegun, the former Bush NSC aid who briefed Sarah Palin on foreign policy, and he considers the leaks against her on the international stuff "absurd." He says there's no way she didn't know Africa was a continent, and whoever is saying she didn't must be distorting "a fumble of words." He talked to her about all manner of issues relating to Africa, from failed states to the Sudan. She was aware from the beginning of the conflict in Darfur, which is followed closely in evangelical churches, and was aware of Clinton's AIDS initiative. That basically makes...
  • UPDATED COLORADO EARLY VOTE NUMBERS AS OF 4:19PM 10/31 (GIRD YOURSELF RICH LOWRY)

    10/31/2008 2:13:20 PM PDT · by johncocktoasten · 153 replies · 5,818+ views
    Colorado Secretary of State ^ | 10/31/2008 | johncocktoasten
    As of 4:19PM 10/31/2008 Ballots Returned by Mail or Early Vote BY PARTY ID ONLY. Statewide Dems 488,575 37.6% Reps 465,869 35.9% Ind 336,511 25.9% There are several third party ballots that make up the difference, but the percentages are calculated based on the inclusion of third party ballots in the total. 61% of requested mail in ballots have been returned at this point. Some key counties and their return breakdowns: Boulder (Univ. of Colorado)- 78394 out of 121503 mail in ballots returned (64.5%) Denver- 101510 out of 194631 mail in ballots returned (52.1%) Arapahoe County (Denver Burbs)- 109756 out...
  • Buckley Resigns From NR

    10/16/2008 9:20:18 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 12 replies · 528+ views
    www.amconmag.com ^ | October 14th, 2008 | Daniel McCarthy
    Buckley Resigns From NR Posted on October 14th, 2008 by Daniel McCarthy Christopher Buckley’s endorsement of Barack Obama in the Daily Beast last week has precipitated his departure from the magazine his father founded. (Buckley had been writing a back-page column for NR over the past few months.) Here’s how Buckley tells it: No one has yet suggested my dear old Mum should have aborted me, but it’s pretty darned angry out there in Right Wing Land. One editor at National Review—a friend of 30 years—emailed me that he thought my opinions “cretinous.” One thoughtful correspondent, who feels that I...
  • To Save Capitalism (Rich Lowry, Socialist Bailout Shill At National Review)

    09/29/2008 10:51:21 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 74 replies · 1,853+ views
    National Review ^ | 9/30/2008 | Rich Lowry
    It was just two days short of being an October surprise. A historic House vote on the Paulson bailout plan became historic for a reason no one expected: It went down to defeat, and not by a narrow margin. As the Dow plummeted 777 points, Republicans and Democrats took to the microphones to play the blame game, no holds barred. Superficially, both parties are to blame: 133 Republicans and 95 Democrats voted against, large numbers in both caucuses. But a majority of Democrats voted in favor. Republicans said a harshly partisan speech by Nancy Pelosi turned off about a dozen...
  • The Real Thing - McCain's Slam-Dunk Surprise

    08/30/2008 2:46:34 PM PDT · by flyfree · 21 replies · 209+ views
    nypost ^ | Rich Lowry
    IF it were the plot of a political movie, it'd be too cheesy to watch. An obscure governor of a small state, a working mom of five, is secretly spirited to a political rally four months after giving birth to her latest child and named the running mate on a national ticket as the country watches, agog. But there she was, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, trailing four of her kids (the other is in the Army and about to deploy to Iraq) and her husband - a young, attractive mother hen about to stand next to war hero and elder...
  • A Christian Farrakhan

    04/28/2008 5:39:07 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 39 replies · 161+ views
    TownHall ^ | 4/28/2008 | Rich Lowry
    The Rev. Jeremiah Wright has taken Barack Obama's critically acclaimed race speech in Philadelphia, ripped it to bits and tossed it in the air to serve as confetti for his parade through the media... Then cometh the good reverend to step all over the out-of-context defense in a speech at the National Press Club. He defended his "chickens come home to roost" statement about 9/11 in exactly the same terms as in his original sermon: "You cannot do terrorism on other people and expect it never to come back on you." He stood by his damnation of America and his...
  • Fredheads for Romney (Mitt Addressed Crowd From Back of Pick-Up Truck)

    01/23/2008 3:51:14 PM PST · by jdm · 176 replies · 135+ views
    NRO Corner ^ | Jan. 23, 2008 | Rich Lowry
    Fredheads for Romney Well, at least two of them. A little while ago, I was at a small Romney rally in a parking lot in Tampa. About 150 Romney fans gathered for a brief pep talk from Romney, in a crisp white dress shirt, with his sleeves rolled up. Afterwards, I talked to an older woman who said immigration was one of her top issues and that she and her brother—also at the rally—swung to Romney as of yesterday, after their original candidate, Fred Thompson, dropped out. In what can only be interpreted as a shameless bid for the Fred...
  • Why Fred ? (Wanted : A rationale for voting for Thompson)

    09/07/2007 9:39:12 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 177 replies · 2,133+ views
    National Review ^ | 09/07/2007 | Rich Lowry
    The conventional wisdom about Fred Thompson is that he might have waited too long to get into the presidential race, even though by the standard of past election cycles he’s right on schedule. The best question for the Thompson campaign doesn’t have to do with timing, but with rationale; it isn’t about “When?” but “Why?” The Republican presidential field doesn’t obviously lack for a former senator with an unremarkable public record and a career as a character actor. Excitement built around him earlier this year as the default candidate, the “someone else” when underwhelmed Republican primary voters were looking for...
  • The Left Before The Fall

    08/04/2007 3:03:00 PM PDT · by mmanager · 62 replies · 1,899+ views
    Politco ^ | August 04, 2007 | By Rich Lowry
    From a distance of nearly 50 years, the liberalism of 1960 is hardly recognizable. It was comfortable with the use of American power abroad, unabashedly patriotic, and forward-looking. But that was before The Fall. In his eye-opening new book Camelot and the Cultural Revolution, Jim Piereson argues The Fall was the assassination of President Kennedy. It represented more than the tragic death of a young president, but the descent of liberalism from an optimistic creed focused on pragmatic improvements in the American condition to a darker philosophy obsessed with America's sins. Echoes of the assassination -- and the meaning attributed...
  • The Fascists on the Left Are At It Again

    06/28/2007 5:18:57 AM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 155+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 6/28/07 | Purple Mountains
    On Fox News Sunday night we were distressed to hear Senator Feinstein aver that she "would be looking into the 'Fairness Doctrine'", the most misnamed of the all the liberal, thought-control ideas we have to fend off constantly. Unfortunately, at her side was the normally conservative, but not always perceptive, Senator Lott.
  • What Might Have Been [Rich Lowry on JFK Airport Pipeline Plot]

    06/07/2007 9:19:23 PM PDT · by jdm · 15 replies · 897+ views
    National Review Online ^ | June 08, 2007 | Rich Lowry
    Before the bombing of the USS Cole in 2000, al Qaeda targeted another U.S. destroyer. It wanted to hit the USS The Sullivans. But as recounted in Lawrence Wright’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Looming Tower, the terror operatives overloaded their skiff with C-4 explosives, causing it to sink harmlessly into the surf.They had to shoo away Yemeni locals who discovered the boat and started throwing the C-4 bricks around. Anyone discovering the operatives at that moment would have concluded that they were buffoons whose ambition to sink an American ship of war far exceeded their capabilities. Of course, nine months...
  • Debating the War And The Media With Rich Lowry

    12/20/2006 4:36:44 PM PST · by lowbridge · 10 replies · 515+ views
    http://newsbusters.org/ ^ | December 20, 2006 | Terry Trippany
    Debating the War And The Media With Rich Lowry Posted by Terry Trippany on December 20, 2006 - 14:12. Richard Lowry wrote an article that takes conservatives to task for attacking the mainstream media over its coverage of the war in Iraq. Ed Morrissey over at Captains Quarters agrees with Lowry for the most part, adding some advice for bloggers not to become so paranoid that they fail to discriminate between biased news and good reporting.I agree with both articles on many points. Not all coverage of the war is biased and the media certainly shouldn't ignore bad news on...
  • Lowry: Score One for the Neanderthals on Immigration(Present!)

    09/23/2006 7:47:13 AM PDT · by kellynla · 54 replies · 1,425+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 9/22/2006 | Rich Lowry
    When it comes to the border, we're all Neanderthals now. When the amateur border guards, the Minutemen, first set up with their lawn chairs and binoculars at the U.S.-Mexico border and started talking about the need to build a fence, polite opinion scoffed. Now, the fence almost represents a consensus position, embraced by the left and right alike, from likely Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to the rabble-rousing pro-enforcement conservative Rep. Tom Tancredo of Colorado. Sixty-four Democrats just voted with Republicans in the House to pass legislation authorizing 700 miles of double-layered fence along the border. The Senate recently voted...
  • The Case for Immigration

    09/22/2006 7:15:49 AM PDT · by Dane · 50 replies · 793+ views
    New York Sun ^ | September 22, 2006 | DIANA FURCHTGOTT-ROTH
    It was raining in Washington last week, and vendors selling $5 and $10 umbrellas appeared on the streets.They had Hispanic accents, and were undoubtedly some of the unskilled immigrants that Steven Malanga referred to in his recent City Journal article, "How Unskilled Immigrants Hurt Our Economy." I already had an umbrella. But the many purchasers of the umbrellas did not seem to notice that the economy was being hurt. Rather, they were glad of the opportunity to stay dry before their important meetings. The City Journal article is worth a look because it reflects an attitude becoming more common these...
  • The Wonder of Voodoo Economics

    06/20/2006 5:56:52 AM PDT · by blitzgig · 28 replies · 1,017+ views
    National Review ^ | Rich Lowry
    Who says you can’t cut taxes, increase spending, and reduce the federal budget deficit all at the same time? That’s what the Bush administration has managed to do. Two decades after then-presidential candidate George H.W. Bush characterized Ronald Reagan’s idea that tax cuts would spur revenue-generating economic growth as “voodoo economics,” the witch doctor is again at work. When President Bush pledged in 2004 to cut the deficit in half by 2009, critics guffawed. The Boston Globe headlined a story, “Bush’s plan to halve federal deficit seen as unlikely; higher spending, lower taxes don’t mix, analysts say.” “Fanciful,” “laughable” and...
  • Fox News Watch: Lowry Levels Frightened Gabler

    05/28/2006 9:33:07 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 44 replies · 2,754+ views
    Fox News Watch/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein May 28, 2006 Could there be a new sheriff on the block at Fox News Watch? Brash lefty Neal Gabler often manages to get the last word, but on last evening's show he was soundly put in his place by National Review editor Rich Lowry, substituting for Cal Thomas. The topic was the recent press leaks that have compromised a number of highly-classified anti-terrorism programs including the secret prisons for Al-Qaeda members, the monitoring of Al-Qaeda related phone calls and the gathering of phone calling patterns. Predictably, Gabler was highly critical of the prospect of the government...
  • Clintonian at the Border

    05/16/2006 8:05:20 AM PDT · by blitzgig · 62 replies · 1,309+ views
    National Review ^ | 5/16/06 | Rich Lowry
    President Bush has a bold new approach to immigration enforcement: He wants to police the Mexican border with symbolism. That's the point of his proposal to send the National Guard to our border with Mexico. This represents Bush's final, desperate descent into Clintonian sleight of hand. He wants to distract enough of his supporters with the razzle-dazzle of "National Guard to the Border!" headlines that they won't notice he is pushing through Congress a proposal that essentially legalizes all the population influx from Latin America that has occurred in the past 10 years and any that might occur in the...
  • Demagoguery and the Patriot Act

    12/27/2005 6:57:50 PM PST · by Mr_Moonlight · 10 replies · 343+ views
    It's difficult to know which is worse: When Congress disgraces itself by throwing federal dollars at indefensible parochial projects like the notorious ''bridge to nowhere,'' or when it tries to grapple with serious issues facing the nation. The debate over the Patriot Act, the most important counterterrorism tool passed by Congress since Sept. 11, has revolved around absurd trivia, distorted and hyped by some members of Congress who either don't know better or are deliberately dishonest. Janet Reno has endorsed the Patriot Act. The 9/11 Commission has called it a vital tool in the War on Terror. The Justice Department...
  • Tear Down This Analogy

    12/20/2005 2:04:55 PM PST · by SC33 · 12 replies · 804+ views
    National Review ^ | December 20, 2005 | Rich Lowry
    Last week, the House of Representatives voted to establish a dictatorship in the United States and to prevent hopeless citizens from escaping it. That, at least, is what the casual listener might have concluded from the rhetoric mustered in opposition to the building of a better security fence on the U.S.-Mexico border.