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  • The Demagogues Are Running

    01/23/2016 8:46:13 PM PST · by TBP · 17 replies
    Cigar Aficionado ^ | March/April 2000 | William F. Buckley Jr.
    On what political propositions are Americans apparently agreed? There are two. The first is that the President currently in the White House should be replaced. Not by being tossed out on last February's impeachment rap, but replaced when his term finally ends. The second proposition is that no presidential candidate currently striving to succeed the incumbent is an exhilarating alternative. What's the problem? If the incumbent is so bad, shouldn't we be enthusiastic about at least one of the contenders? After all, there are two Democrats out there to choose from, and six Republicans. So whom are the American people...
  • Ted Cruz: Historical Conservative Leaders Back Texas Senator For President

    01/21/2016 4:49:59 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 30 replies
    HNGN ^ | January 21, 2016 | Taylor Tyler
    ... Influential leaders with direct ties to the founding of modern conservatism are rallying behind Ted Cruz...
  • Wells Fargo Computer Glitch

    08/11/2013 4:48:06 PM PDT · by Fievel · 33 replies
    Looks like Wells Fargo Bank is experiencing computer glitches. I contacted them on a transaction which I did not make and they insisted I close all my accounts. However, after talking with numerous WFB reps I found out that no web login activity for my account was logged for date in question for the transaction of interest - which was verified by WFB rep to be an on-line transaction. So how can an on-line transaction be processed/requested when their logs indicate no login to request any such transaction. And I made no such request in any form. Either WFB has...
  • The Israeli Election Winner is... William F. Buckley!

    02/02/2013 9:38:28 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 2, 2013 | Abraham Katsman
    According to respected political analysts, this election was a crushing defeat for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whose own party suffered a loss of 25% of its Knesset representation. Or it was a solid vote of confidence for Netanyahu, as he will remain prime minister of a coalition potentially stronger than before. This election was a huge victory for secular Israel. And the incoming Knesset will have the most religious representation ever. The country moved to the right. The country moved left. The center is now stronger. The extremes are stronger. The security hawks, skeptical of the Palestinian Authority's "peace process"...
  • Where George W. Bush succeeded, Mitt Romney fell short

    12/02/2012 8:32:38 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 31 replies
    Tribune Media Services ^ | November 16, 2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    I think I owe an apology to George W. Bush. William F. Buckley once noted that he was 19 when the Cold War began at the Yalta conference. The year the Berlin Wall came down, he became a senior citizen. In other words, he explained, anti-communism was a defining feature of conservatism his entire adult life. Domestically, meanwhile, the right was largely a “leave me alone coalition”: Religious and traditional conservatives, overtaxed businessmen, Western libertarians, and others fed up with government social engineering and economic folly. The battle against tyrannical statism abroad only buttressed the domestic antagonism toward well-intentioned and...
  • Priscilla Buckley, Editor at National Review, Dies at 90

    03/26/2012 11:42:12 PM PDT · by OddLane · 3 replies · 174+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 26, 2012 | Margalit Fox
    Priscilla L. Buckley, a journalist who was the longtime managing editor of National Review, the conservative magazine founded by her brother William F. Buckley Jr., died on Sunday at her home in Sharon, Conn. She was 90.
  • William F. Buckley Jr., Three Years Passed

    02/27/2011 3:54:09 PM PST · by Miss_Meyet · 14 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 02/27/2011 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    William F. Buckley Jr., the founder of National Review and one of the foremost intellectuals of the 20th century, died on Feb. 27, 2008. To mark the third anniversary of his passing from this world, National Review's Kathryn Jean Lopez talked with Linda Bridges, a longtime colleague of WFB's who has compiled, along with Roger Kimball, a collection of his work, Athwart History: Half a Century of Polemics, Animadversions, and Illuminations: A William F. Buckley Jr. Omnibus.
  • The Statist, Ruling Class's New Hero -- Bill Buckley?

    10/19/2010 10:41:12 PM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 19, 2010 | Richard A. Viguerie
    It's easy to use the deceased to claim support for one's positions. The dead aren't around to deny, rebut, and refute false or misleading statements. William F. Buckley, Jr., intellectual giant and "maker" of the conservative movement, has of late become a crutch for statists and ruling-class elites to denigrate the Tea Parties and the surge of the constitutional, small-government conservative movement. Liberals trying to smear the Tea Party cause and constitutional, small-government conservative candidates by referring to Buckley are, however, attempting to rewrite history to suit their own agendas and ideology. For example, E.J. Dionne writes in Monday's Washington...
  • Joe Sobran, R.I.P. [Joseph Sobran, 1946 - 2010]

    09/30/2010 7:54:18 PM PDT · by Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo · 155 replies
    Our former NR colleague, Joe Sobran, passed away today after a long battle with a variety of ailments. He was relatively young, just 64, and while physically beaten at the end, he also departed spiritually triumphant.   Surely, in short order, there will be ample reflection — much of it critical — on the hyper-talented, hyper-controversial writer. There will be a recounting of his history at NR, the break, the following years, and Joe’s soured relationship with WFB (happily, they rekindled their friendship before Bill passed away). Good, let’s discuss all that, and more. But later. Right now, let us,...
  • God and Man in the Conservative Movement

    08/25/2010 9:35:14 PM PDT · by iowamark · 3 replies
    First Things ^ | August 25, 2010 | Joe Carter
    If a classic, as Mark Twain claimed, is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read, then William F. Buckley, Jr.’s God and Man at Yale is the epitome of a conservative classic. Few who have read it (and they are indeed few) would dispute its importance to the founding of modern conservatism. As the historian George Nash said, God and Man was “probably the most controversial book in the history of conservatism since 1945 and it’s importance for this movement is manifold.” Still, it’s a book about the failings of Yale in the mid-twentieth century....
  • Biographer: Buckley Would Approve of Palin, Tea Party

    06/02/2010 8:51:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 225 replies · 1,613+ views
    NewsMax ^ | June 2, 2010 | Dan Weil
    Conservative icon William F. Buckley Jr. would approve of the tea party movement, says conservative historian Lee Edwards, who just finished a book about Buckley. “Bill Buckley embodied the idea of blending the main streams of conservatism – traditional conservatives, libertarian conservatives, social conservatives, neo-conservatives, national security conservatives and so forth,” Edwards told Newsmax.TV. “He always said politics is a matter of addition not subtraction. I think he would reach out with open arms to the tea party movement.” (VIDEO AT LINK) Edwards sees many similarities between the tea partyers and Buckley. They both are/were anti-establishment; they both support(ed) limited...
  • On Legalizing Drugs With William F. Buckley (1996)

    02/21/2010 11:36:45 AM PST · by modhom · 76 replies · 854+ views
    This is a half-hour archived show in which William F. Buckley discusses his position on legalizing drugs in America. The interviewer is Richard Heffner.
  • The Conservative Urge to Purge Solves Nothing

    09/12/2009 7:41:30 AM PDT · by AJKauf · 16 replies · 1,340+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | Sept. 12 | Adam Graham
    Many prominent young bloggers say its time conservatives altered their fortunes and cast off those intellectual dead weights who stir up irrational fear. Time to throw off those whose intellectual bankruptcy has left the conservative movement with no credibility in the eyes of the American people. No, they’re not calling for the removal of those writers and political leaders who told us that if we didn’t give the Treasury $700 billion to distribute to corporate America, the world as we know it would end, thus undermining free-market economics. Rather, the talk from young political guns Patrick Ruffini and Jon Henke...
  • Requiem for the Right: The biographer of Whittaker Chambers and William Buckley on a dying movement.

    08/31/2009 1:54:16 AM PDT · by Palin Republic · 21 replies · 1,073+ views
    newsweek ^ | Aug 29, 2009 | Jon Meacham
    Meacham: So how bad is it, really? Your title doesn't quite declare conservatism dead. Tanenhaus: Quite bad if you prize a mature, responsible conservatism that honors America's institutions, both governmental and societal. The first great 20th-century Republican president, Theo- dore Roosevelt, supported a strong central government that emphasized the shared values and ideals of the nation's millions of citizens. He denounced the harm done by "the trusts"—big corporations. He made it his mission to conserve vast tracts of wilderness and forest. The last successful one, Ronald Reagan, liked to remind people (especially the press) he was a lifelong New Dealer...
  • Requiem for the Right (serious barf)

    08/29/2009 4:02:07 PM PDT · by Minn · 6 replies · 404+ views
    Newsweak ^ | 8/29/2008 | Jon Meacham
    The editor of The New York Times Book Review and the paper's "Week in Review" section, Sam Tanenhaus is the biographer of Whittaker Chambers and is at work on the life of William F. Buckley Jr. In a new, short book, The Death of Conservatism, he argues that the right needs to find its footing for the good of the country. In an e-mail exchange with Jon Meacham, Tanenhaus reflected on the book's themes. Excerpts:
  • Bill Buckley and the Future of Conservatism

    07/04/2009 4:24:17 AM PDT · by iowamark · 11 replies · 772+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 06/02/2009 | Richard Brookhiser
    The most important lesson of his career is that there are limits to accommodation. In times of perplexity evangelical Christians ask themselves, "What would Jesus do?" Conservatives trying to regroup in the age of Obama might ask themselves, "What would William F. Buckley Jr. do?" ... The most important lesson of his career is that there are limits to accommodation. Buckley came to fame in the early 1950s after two decades of liberal Democratic dominance, the Fair Deal of Harry Truman having followed the New Deal of FDR. When Republicans finally recaptured Congress and the White House in 1952, it...
  • Growing Up Buckley (Christoper Buckley)

    04/27/2009 1:23:01 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies · 1,325+ views
    To the extent that this story has a dimension beyond the purely personal, I suppose it’s an account of becoming an orphan. My mother and father died within 11 months of each other in 2007 and 2008. I do realize that “orphan” sounds like an overdramatic term for becoming parentless at age 55, but I was struck by the number of times the word occurred in the 800 or more condolence letters I received after my father died. I hadn’t, until about the seventh or eighth reference, thought of myself as an “orphan.” Now you’re an orphan. . . ....
  • Would You Pay $103,000 for This Arizona Fixer-Upper?

    01/03/2009 9:21:57 AM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 89 replies · 4,136+ views ^ | JANUARY 3, 2009, | MICHAEL M. PHILLIPS
    he story of the two-bedroom, one-bath shack on West Hopi Street, is the story of this year's financial panic, told in 576 square feet. It helps explain how a series of bad decisions can add up to the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. Less than two years ago, Integrity Funding LLC, a local lender, gave a $103,000 mortgage to the owner, Marvene Halterman, an unemployed woman with a long list of creditors and, by her own account, a long history of drug and alcohol abuse. For a $350 fee, an appraiser hired by Integrity, Michael T. Asher, valued...

    12/01/2008 9:13:22 PM PST · by · 3 replies · 401+ views
    national Review ^ | 11-19-55 | William F. Buckley
    Thought some might enjoy reading Mr. Buckley initial article on conservatism in NR. "The Magazines Credenda" at the end seems as topical today as in 1955. There is, we like to think, solid reason for rejoicing. Prodigious efforts, by many people, are responsible for NATIONAL REVIEW. But since it will be the policy of this magazine to reject the hypodermic approach to world affairs, we may as well start out at once, and admit that the joy is not unconfined. Let's face it: Unlike Vienna, it seems altogether possible that did NATIONAL REVIEW not exist, no one would have invented...

    11/25/2008 6:30:37 PM PST · by · 7 replies · 797+ views
    BNET ^ | 11-7-88 | William F Buckley
    THE DEBATE absolutely disposed of the question, Can Dan Quayle speak and think in public? The moat built around him by the Bush people during tbe past two months was largely responsible for giving out the impression that he was a basket case of illiteracy, and one or two comments caught from him during that period did much to excite suspicion that that was the case. But for ninety minutes he spoke well, trenchantly, and with a mature sense of priorities. Oh, he did the irritating things-if he reminds us one more time that he wrote the Joint Training Partnership...