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  • Former Libertarian Presidential Nominee Supporting Ted Cruz

    01/13/2016 3:34:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Resurgent ^ | January 12, 2016 | Erick Erickson
    The other day, Steve Hayes had this piece up at the Weekly Standard. In it, he noted that Cruz was running a video positing himself as the heir to the Ron Paul Revolution. You'd never even know Rand was running. Rand Paul, after all, was the fusion candidate who was going to bring libertarians and conservatives together along for a ride against the left. It has not happened. Rand Paul's campaign has imploded. And now, if you scroll down in this article towards the end you will find this blurb: "Former Georgia congressman and Libertarian candidate for president Bob Barr...
  • Hillary: Iowa 'Obviously Exhausting, it Takes a Lot of Concentration'

    02/01/2016 5:07:19 AM PST · by McGruff · 20 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Febuary 1, 2016 | DANIEL HALPER
    Hillary Clinton revealed this morning on ABC News that she finds campaigning in Iowa "exhausting" and that "it takes a lot of concentration." Clinton made the remarks in response to a comment from ABC Robin Roberts about Clinton campaigning in all 99 Iowa counties. Clinton correct Roberts, saying in fact she hasn't visited all of Iowa, and said, "I've covered a lot of ground and I sure have met many thousands of people, and have really learned so much. That's the best part of this. It's obviously exhausting, it takes a lot of concentration, but what keeps me going are...
  • Why the Fourth Most Popular Candidate in Iowa Is in First Place

    01/31/2016 6:24:22 PM PST · by Isara · 148 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | John McCormack | Jan 31, 2016
    Des Moines - In the final Des Moines Register/Bloomberg poll, Donald Trump leads the field at 28 percent with Ted Cruz in second place at 23 percent and Marco Rubio in third at 15 percent.What's remarkable is that Trump is leading despite fact that's he's a deeply polarizing figure among Republicans: Nearly half of likely caucusgoers (47 percent) view him unfavorably, while 50 percent view him favorably. Trump's +3 favorability rating is well behind the favorability ratings of Ben Carson (+50), Marco Rubio (+49), and Ted Cruz (+37). Polling analysts note this is highly unusual:..."It makes you scratch your head,"...
  • Poll: Jeb At One Percent in Iowa

    01/25/2016 8:04:48 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 50 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 1/25/16 | MICHAEL WARREN J
    Jeb Bush has the support of just one percent of likely Republican caucusgoers in Iowa, according to a new poll from CBS News. The poll, released Sunday, found Bush with the same level of support as Carly Fiorina, Rick Santorum, and John Kasich. That puts Bush behind Chris Christie (2 percent), Rand Paul (3 percent), Ben Carson (5 percent), Marco Rubio (13 percent), Ted Cruz (34 percent), and Donald Trump (39 percent). The poor numbers for Bush come nearly a month after Right to Rise, the super PAC supporting the former Florida governor, made a $25 million ad buy in...
  • Nine Tales of Trump at His Trumpiest: And these just scratch the surface

    01/22/2016 8:56:50 AM PST · by EveningStar · 22 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | February 1, 2016 | Matt Labash
    ... After combing my vast Trump archive, as well as contacting Trump sources, I present herewith nine of Trump's Trumpiest moments -- a Trump Moments collage, if you will -- that distill the very essence of the man. Not unlike Trump's tremendous cologne, Success, an inspiring blend of fresh juniper and iced red currant, with rich bottom notes of vetiver, tonka bean, birchwood, and musk. (In a word, "classy.") One cannot hope to capture Trump's entirety, since he contains multitudes. For instance, sometimes Trump will say he's "really rich," while at others, he'll say he's "very, very rich." That's Trump...
  • Bill Kristol: Trump Has Peaked, Won't Win Iowa

    12/21/2015 9:19:47 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 59 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Dec 10 2015 | Morning Joe
    Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol appears on Thursday's Morning Joe to talk about the Republican presidential primary race and candidate Donald Trump. Kristol said Trump supporters don't "think about the implications" of what the candidate is saying. "People I respect think Trump has peaked, that a lot of people are intrigued by Trump," Kristol said causing host Joe Scarborough to break out in laughter. "You can laugh," Kristol told Scarborough. "He's not going to win Iowa. He'll run third."
  • Bill Kristol: ‘We’ll Have to Start’ New Party If Trump Wins Nomination

    12/21/2015 10:07:19 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 230 replies
    On Monday, Weekly Standard editor-in-chief Bill Kristol tweeted out what the rest of the Republican establishment is thinking: better Hillary than Donald. Here’s the tweet: Crowd-sourcing: Name of the new party we’ll have to start if Trump wins the GOP nomination? Suggestions welcome at editor@weeklystandard.com — Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) December 20, 2015 Kristol isn’t alone. As I wrote at Daily Wire today, Politico’s Jeff Greenfield says, “If the operatives I talked with are right, Trump running as a Republican could well face a third-party run – from the Republicans themselves.” That follows last Thursday’s Politico column from former New Jersey...
  • ( October 18, 2015 ) Kristol: Biden will get in Monday or Tuesday

    11/19/2015 9:14:46 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 34 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 18, 2015 | Curt Mills
    Bill Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard, made a bold pronouncement on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" Sunday, predicting Vice President Joe Biden will get in the race for president Monday or Tuesday. "Joe Biden's going to get in, I'm quite confident. I think he'll get in tomorrow or Tuesday," Kristol said. "I think he'll go to Delaware, presumably, and he'll announce in a state he represented for so many years, and I think he'll be a strong candidate."
  • Bill Kristol On Fox News: 'Republicans Are Making A Huge Mistake' Conflating IRS And NSA Scandals

    06/10/2013 9:57:12 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 103 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 9, 2013 | Evan McMurry
    On Fox News Sunday, Weekly Standard Editor Bill Kristol cautioned against conflating the various Obama scandals with the new revelations of NSA surveillance. "Conservatives and Republicans are making a huge mistake," Kristol predicted.
  • Uh Oh....

    09/18/2015 9:06:56 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 144 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | September 28, 2015 | Bill Kristol
    How big a problem is it that the two leading Republican candidates for president arent actually qualified to be president? Oh, come on, youre inclined to respond. Its not that much of a problem. After all, Donald Trump and Ben Carson arent really the leading GOP presidential candidates, are they? Yes, they are. Donald Trump is averaging about 30 percent in national polls and has been rising steadily since announcing his candidacy. Ben Carson started to move into double digits a month ago and is now at 20 percent. No one else is above single digits. In fact, if you...

    09/15/2015 4:27:24 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 45 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | September 15, 2015 | John Nolte
    If frontrunner Donald Trump wins the Republican nomination, one of the biggest names in the Republican Establishment, Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol, says he doubts he would support the Democrat in a general election but would support getting someone good on the ballot as a third party candidate. I doubt Id support Donald. I doubt Id support the Democrat, Kristol told CNNMoney via email. I think Id support getting someone good on the ballot as a third party candidate.
  • TWS Straw Poll: A GOP Elite Eight, Heading toward a Final Four? (Cruz, Fiorina, Kasich & Rubio?)

    09/08/2015 12:40:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | September 7, 2015 | William Kristol
    The results of the latest straw poll of WEEKLY STANDARD readers are in. It's not a scientific poll, of coursebut since the respondents are very perceptive WEEKLY STANDARD readers, I'm going to claim (why not?) that the results are a suggestive leading indicator of where the GOP race may be going. We asked for first, second, and third place choices. Here are the first place results: Marco Rubio 21% Donald Trump 15% Ted Cruz 15% Carly Fiorina 12% Ben Carson 11% Scott Walker 9% John Kasich 7% Jeb Bush 4% No one else had more than 1.5 percent of the...
  • Traitor to His Class ... Trump's embrace of a tangible American nationalism

    08/29/2015 6:51:39 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 68 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | September 7, 2015 | Julius Krein
    Traitor to His Class: Nothing is more terrifying to the elite than Trumps embrace of a tangible American nationalism Donald Trump is not a serious candidate. Donald Trump is not a serious man. The truth of these statements is supposed to be self-evident. But one begins to wonder, are they true? Trumps popularity, while beyond doubt, is treated not as a legitimate expression of popular will but as a mass psychosis to be diagnosed. It would seem to be the duty of every American pundit today to explain the inexplicable and problematic rise of Donald Trump. The critical question, however,...
  • An October Surprise For the GOP?

    08/22/2015 3:05:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | August 22, 2015 | William Kristol
    Next year will be the most consequential presidential election in two generations. Given how difficult it is to hold the White House for three straight terms, and given President Obama's shaky approval numbers, Republicans will have a good chance to win. On the other hand, Democrats had a good chance to win in 1988, taking on an uninspiring successor to a twice-victorious incumbent. Indeed, the Democratic nominee was ahead in the polls into the summer of 1988. But that nominee was Michael Dukakis. Are we sure the GOP isn't on course to nominating their very own Dukakis? Are we confident...
  • Civil Whites: Why are critics so deferential to the radicalism of Ta-Nehisi Coates?

    08/08/2015 9:26:53 AM PDT · by OddLane · 9 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | August 17, 2015 | Christopher Caldwell
    Maybe “Culture Belongs to Everyone,” as they say at New York City’s Shakespeare in the Park shows, but the works of Atlantic essayist and blogger Ta-Nehisi Coates appear to exist in another realm altogether. In the weeks since the publication of Between the World and Me, Coates’s letter to his teenage son about the perils and promise of being black and male in America, critics have struggled to find adjectives to match his achievements. Carlos Lozada of the Washington Post summed up recent discussions of who counted as America’s foremost “public intellectual” by concluding: “Coates has won that title for...
  • WaPost Reporter Hints Jeb Bush Hiding Big Family Scandal

    06/12/2015 5:52:58 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 73 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 6/12/15 | DANIEL HALPER
    But bizarrely offers no proof or explanation On MSNBC today, Washington Post reporter Janell Ross hinted that Jeb Bush was covering up a major family scandal -- but she offered no proof or explanation for her comments. Even the MSNBC host made an effort to distance herself and her network from the Post reporter's comments. "I guess I was rather stunned, I guess, to hear that these things had been written in a book at a time when the governor probably had his own issues that he was struggling with in his personal life," Ross said. "It seems like a...
  • Weekly Standard Succumbs to Liberal Rhetoric on Governor Palin

    05/04/2015 5:55:32 PM PDT · by Bratch · 25 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | May 04 2015 | Steve Flesher
    In what appears to be an attempt to defend Carly Fiorina, The Weekly Standard apparently believes that its smarter politics to eat their own (on the basis of outdated and definitely weakened narratives) instead of staying on offense against the left which could have been easily accomplished. As Carly Fiorina officially enters the GOP’s presidential lineup, the lamestream media is already comparing her to Governor Palin. As you may recall, they did the same thing with Michele Bachmann in 2012.  And sadly, we have Republican writers ready to fall for their trick in their efforts to get Republicans back into defense mode by bashing someone like Governor...
  • President Clinton Hosted Israel Prime Minister in Election Against Bibi

    02/26/2015 4:59:29 PM PST · by SJackson · 14 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Feb 24, 2015 | DANIEL HALPER
    MNSBC's Morning Joe reported this morning that President Bill Clinton hosted an Israeli prime minister, Shimon Peres, in his election against Benjamin Netanyahu. President Obama is refusing to meet with Netanyahu next week because, he says, it's too close to Israel's election day. "It's not unprecedented," the MSNBC host said of an American president hosting an Israel prime minister during his reelection campaign. "In 1996, the Clinton administration hosted Shimon Peres for a U.S. visit while he was in the midst of an election against Benjamin Netanyahu." "Democratic presidents have always loathed Benjamin Netanyahu," said the other MSNBC host, Joe...
  • Pro-Abortion Iowa Candidate Bruce Braley Falsely Claims He Opposes Late-Term Abortions

    10/17/2014 4:32:43 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Life News ^ | 10/17/14 | Dave Andrusko
    Thanks to the indispensable John McCormack of The Weekly Standard for not allowing pro-abortion Iowa Democratic senatorial candidate Bruce Braley to run away from his record. In yesterdays debate with pro-life Republican senatorial candidate Joni Ernst, Braley claimed I have always stated, contrary to what Senator Ernst said, that I oppose all late-term abortions that arent necessary to save the life or health of a mother. McCormack patiently explained how that is not accurate. brucebraleyFirst, as a member of the House of Representatives Braley voted against the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. H.R. 1797 would provide nationwide protection for unborn...
  • Defense Secretary: 'The World is Exploding All Over'

    08/13/2014 6:56:34 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 53 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Aug 13, 2014 | JERYL BIER
    Fresh off a trip to India and Australia, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel addressed a group of Marines in San Diego, California Tuesday, and may have delivered a line that will show up in Republican campaign ads this election cycle. After updating the troops on some issues in the Pacific region and the Middle East, Hagel took questions from some of the Marines and gave a stark assessment of the global security situation: "The world is exploding all over." The remark came in response to a question about the Obama administration's realignment of the military towards the Asia-Pacific theater:
  • (Time Mag's) Joe Klein Caught Making Things Up

    12/18/2009 12:10:15 PM PST · by pissant · 20 replies · 920+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 12/17/09 | Michael Goldfarb
    And of course, stories that Joe Klein makes up get recycled in Palestinian propaganda. Ben Smith reports: U.S. and Israeli officials are dismissing an eyebrow-raising claim from a prominent Palestinian activist and official, Mustafa Barghouti, in today's International Herald Tribune. "The Israeli foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, stands up and walks out on the U.S. envoy, George Mitchell, every time the American envoy mentions East Jerusalem," Barghouti wrote in an op-ed deploring "U.S. and European inaction" in the face of Israeli intransigence. Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren, through a spokesman, dismissed the claim as "nonsense." "I have never heard such a thing,"...
  • As Goes North Carolina, So go Republican hopes to take over the Senate

    04/19/2014 12:24:58 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 72 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | April 18, 2014 | Fred Barnes
    To win the Senate, Republicans must win North Carolina. While its mathematically possible to take the Senate without ousting Democratic senator Kay Hagan, the chances of that happening are close to zero. For Republicans, North Carolina is necessary. Its the key to control of the Senate. Obama Hagan Its number six on my list. That is, there are five states where capturing Democratic seats appears more likelyWest Virginia, South Dakota, Montana, Louisiana, Arkansas. Then comes North Carolina. Assuming Republicans dont lose any of their own seats, those six pickups would give Republicans a 51-49 majority. And with it, the political...
  • Bill Kristol: Bush-Clinton Presidential Race Not Likely

    04/08/2014 3:22:35 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 13 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Wanda Carruthers
    It's not likely the race for president in 2016 will pit former Florida Republican Gov. Jeb Bush and former Democratic Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Weekly Standard Editor Bill Kristol predicted. "I'm willing to go out on a limb," Kristol told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Tuesday. "I think there's no way there will be a Bush-Clinton race in 2016."
  • Must-Read Memo on GOP Health Proposal

    01/27/2014 10:27:09 AM PST · by Solson · 23 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 1-27-2014 | william kristol
    2017 Project executive director (and frequent TWS contributor) Jeff Anderson has an important memo outlining the new health care reform proposal from three senior Republican senators that would repeal Obamacare and replace it with legislation that "beats Obamacare in every particular" and would also "address many of the most serious shortcomings of the pre-Obamacare status quo." You can read Anderson's memo in full, below. There's been a lot of talk in magazines and from think tanks about a "conservative reform agenda"and some laments as to the slowness of GOP elected officials to champion such an agenda. This proposal could mark...
  • Tom Cotton at Harvard: Hated Libertarians, Praised Bill Clinton

    08/03/2013 9:35:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 08/01/2013 | Charles C. Johnson
    Arkansas Rep. Tom Cotton, who announced this week that he will challenge Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor, attacked alcohol vendors, called for mandatory financial disclosures of campaign donations, favored banning cigarettes, and attacked libertarianism while he was a Harvard student. In a twice-weekly column for the Harvard Crimson, Cotton who has been called a Republicans dream by National Review and an extraordinary figure by the Weekly Standard criticized politicians for not doing enough to oppose tobacco and wrote a laudatory 1996 piece praising Bill and Hillary Clinton. In 1997, Cotton wrote a scolding op-ed on alcohol and underage drinking...
  • The Naysayer

    11/21/2005 2:15:32 AM PST · by GiovannaNicoletta · 6 replies · 393+ views
    WeeklyStandard.com ^ | November 21, 2005 | Thomas Joscelyn
    N THE AFTERMATH of September 11, more than several former national security and intelligence officials fashioned new careers as critics of the Bush administration's war on terror. Among the more prominent of these former officials is Daniel Benjamin, who worked for the National Security Council from 1994 to 1999. Benjamin's criticism flows from his belief that prior to the war in Iraq, as he wrote in Time magazine earlier this year, "there was no pre-existing relationship between Baghdad and al-Qaeda." Still worse, the invasion of Iraq has made us "less safe" and "above all, the invasion and occupation of Iraq--have...
  • Breitbarts Last Laugh

    03/02/2012 4:00:17 AM PST · by radioone · 26 replies · 658+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 3-1-12 | MATT LABASH
    I woke up this morning to about ten emails from journalist friends asking if our mutual friend, Andrew Breitbart, was really dead. Really was the operative word. Some meant it in the traditional sense: Is it possible for the human inferno that Breitbart resembled to have actually been extinguished at age 43, leaving his elegant wife Susie and his four beloved children behind? Several, however, meant it as in: Is Andrew really dead? Many of us didnt know if we could trust the announcement, thinking this could be another Breitbart caper, as he always had two or three in his...
  • Obama briefed columnists before speech (Including Weekly Standard's Bill Kristol)

    03/29/2011 7:56:09 AM PDT · by Qbert · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/28/2011 | Ben Smith
    Before delivering his defense of the American action in Libya this evening, President Obama surprised a group of top newspaper columnists by dropping by their briefing with national security aide Denis McDonough. The guests at the meeting included David Ignatius of the Washington Post, Thomas Friedman of the New York Times, Doyle McManus of the L.A. Times, and Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol, according to a source who asked that his name not appear. (Obama's argument appears to have worked, at least, on Kristol .)
  • Obama use of foe's tax records reviewed--Speeches assailed Koch Industries

    10/05/2010 6:24:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 5, 2010 | Stephen Dinan
    A federal inspector general is looking into whether the Obama administration used confidential taxpayer information in an effort to attack a political opponent, Koch Industries.The review was revealed Tuesday by Sen. Charles E. Grassley of Iowa, two weeks after he and a handful of other top Senate Republicans called for the Treasury Department's inspector general for tax issues to look into the matter, saying either administration officials had illegal access to taxpayer information or were inappropriately speculating in public about the company's tax status.Charles and David Koch, brothers who control the Kansas-based company, are libertarians who have used some...
  • Petulance at the Weekly Standard

    09/17/2010 7:47:59 AM PDT · by workerbee · 42 replies
    FB ^ | 9/17/10 | Mark Levin
    My comment the other day about Douthat's recent post http://ja-jp.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=431389855945 applies to Krauthammer's week-long effort to sabotage O'Donnell, including his column today, posted at NRO here: http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/246849/buckley-rule-charles-krauthammer , with respect to his simplistic reference to "the Buckley rule" (Buckley was a very complex man, and this "rule" is being used by O'Donnell's detractors in a misleading way), and his convenient but unpersuasive reference to the other Tea Party candidates is a straw man. In fact, Krauthammer wrote off Joe Miller, the Tea Party backed Republican nominee for the Senate in Alaska. And I don't see his endorsements of Angle (Nevada),...
  • The Rush Limbaugh LIVE Radio Show Thread - Tuesday, August 3, 2010

    08/03/2010 8:36:25 AM PDT · by IMissPresidentReagan · 134 replies · 32+ views
    The EIB Network ^ | 08/03/2010 | Rush Limbaugh
    AND NOW . . . amidst billowing clouds of fragrant, aromatic first- and second-hand premium cigar smoke. . . it is time for . . . that harmless, lovable little fuzz ball, the highly-trained broadcast specialist, having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have, from behind the golden EIB microphone, firmly ensconced in the prestigious Attila-the-Hun chair at the Limbaugh Institute of Advanced Conservative Studies, serving humanity simply by showing up, and hes not retiring until every American agrees with him, do NOT doubt him, with shrieks of joy at the mere mention of his name...
  • Sarah Palin: Please Read Excellent Article, Yes A Period of Consequences

    07/23/2010 7:10:14 PM PDT · by MaxCUA · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Last month, we published an editorial under the title A Period of Consequences. The phrase was taken from a speech in the House of Commons in late 1936 in which Winston Churchill warned: The era of procrastination, of half-measures, of soothing and baffling expedients, of delays is coming to its close. In its place we are entering a period of consequences. In the editorial, we lamented the procrastination, half-measures, soothing and baffling expedients, and delays that have characterized U.S. policy toward Irans nuclear program. We argued that U.S. military action to stop the program was preferable to a nuclear Iran,...
  • The One Face Of The Weekly Standard

    06/29/2010 8:49:56 AM PDT · by writer33 · 17 replies
    Elective Decisions ^ | 06/29/10 | Chris Davis
    There arent many occasions on which I will pick up a copy of The Weekly Standard and read one of their articles. My wife, however, left a copy of it sitting at my desk, having subscribed to the magazine earlier in the year. The magazine was open to an essay, entitled, The Two Faces of the Tea Party by Matthew Continetti. So, I became another unfortunate victim of The Weekly Standard, reading an essay that was written for RINOs, and those individuals who make the cocktail party circuit in Washington, D.C. Im sure there will be a plethora of buzz...
  • One powerful niche product, The Palin Brand

    04/05/2010 7:45:46 PM PDT · by MaxCUA · 11 replies · 447+ views
    Citizen Palin 4 President ^ | Matthew Continetti
    The numbers in David Carr's piece on Sarah Palin's brand are striking: (1) 2 million people watched the first episode of her show, Real American Stories. That's about the same number who normally watch On the Record with Greta van Susteren, which Palin preempted. (2) Going Rogue has sold 2.2 million copies. (In 2009 only) (3) Palin will be paid million per episode of "Sarah Palin's Alaska," a travelogue / documentary, on TLC. (4) Palin's appearance on Oprah last fall to promote Going Rogue drew that show's highest ratings in two years. Palin has 1.5 million Facebook friends. When Palin...
  • Reporter takes stumble chasing Mass. candidate [Boston Globe Spins to Protect Coakley]

    01/13/2010 8:50:35 AM PST · by freespirited · 65 replies · 2,844+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 01/13/10
    A reporter trying to question Massachusetts Senate candidate Martha Coakley was involved in a scuffle with one of her aides. John McCormack of the Weekly Standard fell Tuesday night as he tried to speak with the Democrat while simultaneously videotaping her and trying to pass a metal grate on a Washington sidewalk. Photos and video of the incident show Coakley aide Michael Meehan trying to help McCormack up. A scuffle broke out as Meehan tried to block McCormack and determine if he was an operative of a rival campaign. Coakley is seen ignoring McCormack. The trip prompted criticism, since Coakley...
  • Reporter roughed up outside Coakley fund-raiser

    01/13/2010 7:57:32 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 61 replies · 1,604+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | January 13, 2010 | Laura Crimaldi
    A Weekly Standard reporter says he was roughed up last night outside a Washington, D.C. fund-raiser for Attorney General Martha Coakley by someone he believes is associated with her U.S. Senate campaign. John McCormack, the magazines deputy online editor, writes about the incident outside the Sonoma restaurant in an online dispatch entitled: We Report, We Get Pushed.
  • A Pyrrhic Victory? (Them's Fighting Words: Fight Conservatives, Fight!

    12/19/2009 11:53:00 AM PST · by goldstategop · 33 replies · 1,270+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 12/19/2009 | William Kristol
    When a fellow conservative tried to cheer me up this morning by assuring me that the Senate Democrats' victory on health care was going to be a Pyrrhic one, I realized I didn't remember much about Pyrrhus. I went of course to Wikipedia. That fine reference work defines a Pyrrhic victory as "a victory with devastating cost to the victor." It also provides this quotation from Plutarch's Life of Pyrrhus, describing the aftermath of the battle of Asculum in 279 BCE: "The armies separated; and, it is said, Pyrrhus replied to one that gave him joy of his victory that...
  • The Chicago Way (W.H. Threatens Nelson with AFB Closure)

    12/16/2009 4:29:19 PM PST · by raptor22 · 28 replies · 2,025+ views
    Investor's Business daily ^ | December 16, 2009 | IBD Editorial Staff
    Politics: If the Democrats' stitched-together Frankenstein monster of health care reform gets the 60 votes to get through the Senate, it will have been done through an assortment of bribes and brass knuckles. (snip) Sen. Ben Nelson, a Nebraska Democrat, has also been critical of the buy-in and public option, but he has an additional issue about whatever comes out of the Senate not involving public funding of abortion in any way. Michael Goldfarb on the Weekly Standard blog quotes a Senate aide as saying the White House is now threatening to put Nebraska's Offutt Air Force Base on the...
  • Obama Chooses a Turkey to Pardon

    11/23/2009 1:51:35 PM PST · by rhema · 33 replies · 1,426+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 11/30/2009
  • Mr. Salazar, Tear Down This Cross

    10/29/2009 1:06:37 AM PDT · by antiobamacare · 1 replies · 531+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | October 26, 2009 | Jonathan V. Last
    The government is paying the ACLU to remove war memorials In 1934, a small band of veterans of the First World War gathered at Sunrise Rock, an outcropping of stone in the Mojave Desert. There they raised a modest, handmade white, wooden cross, about five-feet high. At the foot of the cross they placed a plaque that read, "The Cross, Erected in Memory of the Dead of All Wars. Erected 1934 by Members of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Death Valley Post 2884." Many of these men had moved to Death Valley following the Great War on the advice of doctors,...
  • Substandard: The End of an Illusion (Weekly Standard sold at fire sale)

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

    07/11/2009 1:06:16 PM PDT · by SolidWood · 85 replies · 3,074+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | July 20, 2009 | Matthew Continetti
    In early July, while most Americans were preparing for a long weekend of celebratory parades, charred meats, and noisy fireworks, Sarah Palin made some plans of her own. The Alaska governor had been the object of endless media attention and assorted calumnies since she became John McCain's vice presidential nominee last August. Now she wanted to try something new. So, on July 3, in a speech delivered from her home on Lake Lucille in Wasilla, Palin told her constituents that not only would she not seek a second term, but she would also be transferring authority to Lieutenant Governor Sean...
  • Washington Examiner parent company acquires the Weekly Standard

    06/17/2009 12:59:31 PM PDT · by LachlanM · 9 replies · 612+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | June 17, 2009 | LachlanM
    Clarity Media Group CEO Ryan McKibben announced today that the company had acquired The Weekly Standard magazine, which he characterized as one of the most highly respected publications of public policy and political commentary in America. According to McKibben, Clarity Media Group intends to build on the editorial strengths of The Weekly Standards current staff and increase the magazines circulation and ad pages. We have the highest regard for the editors and staff of The Weekly Standard, particularly founder William Kristol and executive editor Fred Barnes. The Weekly Standards content deals with the most critical public policy issues of our...
  • Conservative Magazines: Their Vision Isnt G.O.P.s

    06/13/2009 7:50:30 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 24 replies · 797+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 13, 2009 | Patricia Cohen
    ... For conservative commentators Mr. Obamas election and the turmoil of the opposition present a changed environment, not only from the past eight years when Republicans held the White House, but from the previous three decades, when conservative ideas dominated the national political agenda. Since the financial meltdown, though, many Americans have sought government action, prompting conservative magazines to refocus on first principles and refight battles they assumed had already been won. Were seeing free-market capitalism trampled in some new way every 12 hours, said Rich Lowry, editor of National Review, the magazine William F. Buckley started in 1955, which...
  • Weekly Standard (Conservative Magazine) may have been shooter (Von Brunn) target

    06/11/2009 10:45:16 AM PDT · by mnehring · 165 replies · 8,868+ views
    FBI agents visited the offices of the conservative Weekly Standard magazine yesterday after a shooting at the Holocaust Memorial Museum and told employees they'd found the magazine's address A senior Standard staffer confirmed the visit but declined to discuss it in detail. An FBI spokeswoman, Katherine Schweit , also declined to comment on the investigation. Two other sources said two FBI agents arrived shortly after 5:00 p.m. Thursday at the 17th Street offices of the magazine. They told staffers that they had found the address of the magazine on a piece of paper associated with the shooter, James von Brunn,...
  • The New Blacklist: Freedom of speech--unless you annoy the wrong people [Prop. 8 Retribution]

    03/10/2009 9:02:23 PM PDT · by Unam Sanctam · 29 replies · 2,598+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 3/16/2009 | Maureen Mullarkey
    Strange times we live in when it takes a ballot initiative to confirm the definition of marriage as the union of a man and a woman. Stranger still when endorsing that definition through the democratic process brings threats and reprisals. In November, the San Francisco Chronicle published the names and home addresses of everyone who donated money in support of California's Proposition 8 marriage initiative. All available information, plus the amount donated, was broadcast. My name is on that list. Emails started coming. Heavy with epithets and ad hominems, most in the you-disgust-me vein. Several accused me, personally, of denying...
  • The Age of Irresponsibility

    03/02/2009 1:25:42 PM PST · by SolidWood · 17 replies · 735+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 03/02/2009 | Matthew Continetti
    Decades from now, historians are going to fill e-tome after e-tome debating when the crisis in American authority began. A good place to start would be the Clinton era. The president of the United States had a tawdry affair, lied about it, and refused to accept any responsibility for his actions. The Republicans correctly pointed out that the president had acted beneath his office. The problem was that many of them were acting beneath their offices, too. In Washington, where the spirit of public service is supposed to reign, both Democrats and Republicans were using positions of power for private...
  • Barack Obama's America

    03/02/2009 9:05:37 AM PST · by SolidWood · 12 replies · 807+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 03/09/2009 | Alexis de Tocqueville
    It seems that if despotism came to be established in the democratic nations of our day, it would have other characteristics: it would be more extensive and milder, and it would degrade men without tormenting them. When I think of the small passions of men of our day, the softness of their mores, the extent of their enlightenment, the purity of their religion, the mildness of their morality, their laborious and steady habits, the restraint that almost all preserve in vice as in virtue, I do not fear that in their chiefs they will find tyrants, but rather schoolmasters. I...
  • Rod and Rahm Have a Talk

    12/24/2008 5:36:57 AM PST · by rhema · 9 replies · 840+ views
  • Dean Barnett: Mr. Perfect

    10/28/2008 5:29:28 PM PDT · by MartinaMisc · 8 replies · 701+ views
    Human Events ^ | 10/28/08 | D. R. Tucker
    Finally, I understand why people say that those who pass away at a young age died too soon. Prior to Monday, October 27, I would tell myself that those who died young simply passed away at their particular time. Even when someone passed away at an exceedingly young agelike the singer and actress Aaliyah Haughton, who perished in a plane crash in August 2001 at the age of 22Id rationalize it by saying that it was their time to go. I cannot do that anymore. At the very least, I cannot do that now. Dean Barnett is no longer with...