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  • Trump’s critics were dead wrong about the caravan after all

    11/26/2018 7:54:11 PM PST · by TBP · 21 replies
    The New York Post ^ | November 26, 2018 | Rich Lowry
    It’s been about three weeks since CNN reporter Jim Acosta repeatedly told President Trump at a news conference that the migrant caravan is “hundreds and hundreds of miles away” and “not an invasion.” Acosta strenuously objected to a Trump ad that showed migrants climbing border walls: “They’re not going to be doing that.” Now, thousands of migrants from the caravan have arrived in the border city of Tijuana, Mexico. Over the weekend, hundreds of them stormed a border crossing, climbing the fence and throwing rocks. US border agents used tear gas to repel the mob. If the throng was too...
  • A Flawed Friend

    10/08/2018 7:10:09 AM PDT · by billorites · 73 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 8, 2018 | Rich Lowry
    Brett Kavanugh is on the Supreme Court and the biggest reason is Donald Trump. When he won the nomination in 2016, it wasn’t unreasonable to think that Trump wouldn’t win the general election, he wouldn’t be true to his promise on judges even if he won, and even if he nominated the right people, he wouldn’t care enough about the Court to see through a difficult, high-stakes confirmation fight. We can now say of these presumptions, wrong, wrong, and wrong. The Kavanugh confirmation was clarifying in another way. Brett Kavanugh is not a loudmouth. He never insulted anyone or said...
  • Judge Brett Kavanaugh SHOULD Be Angry

    09/28/2018 7:18:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/28/2018 | Rich Lowry
    Kavanaugh’s powerful testimony may well end up changing the course of the Supreme Court, and of our politics. Brett Kavanaugh may have saved his Supreme Court confirmation with one of the most memorable statements in modern congressional history. After his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, delivered a compelling, sympathetic performance earlier in the day, Kavanaugh entered the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing with his chances hanging by a thread. Commentators speculated about how he’d inevitably be dumped by the GOP. Instead, he transformed his situation with a sustained exercise in righteous indignation as forceful and compelling, in its way, as Clarence Thomas’s...
  • Why the Kavanaugh Smears Validate Trumpian Politics

    09/25/2018 10:56:57 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 28 replies
    National Review ^ | September 25, 2018 | Rich Lowry
    The Trump phenomenon is impossible to gainsay. The attempted political assassination of Brett Kavanaugh is bad for the country, but good for a Trumpian attitude toward American politics. The last-minute ambush validates key assumptions of Donald Trump’s supporters that fueled his rise and buttress him in office, no matter how rocky the ride has been or will become. At least three premises have been underlined by the tawdry events of the past couple of weeks. First, that good character is no defense. If you are John McCain, who genuinely tried to do the right thing and carefully cultivated a relationship...
  • The Turkish Hostage Crisis: Erdogan’s case against American pastor Andrew Brunson is ludicrous.

    08/14/2018 8:22:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/14/2018 | Rich Lowry
    It’s never a good idea to negotiate with a hostage-taker, but when it’s a NATO ally, there isn’t much choice. The Trump administration has been trying to get back a Christian pastor detained in Turkey since October 2016, and when a possible deal at the sidelines of the NATO summit fell through, it decided to drop the hammer. A couple of weeks ago, the administration sanctioned Turkey’s justice and interior ministers — remember, these are top officials of a fellow NATO country. The action hit the Turkish currency and stock market hard. Then President Donald Trump intervened in his inimitable...
  • Rich Lowry: Trump Should Come Clean

    08/24/2018 11:21:22 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 105 replies
    Politico ^ | August 22, 2018 | Rich Lowry
    The president should confess his affairs, admit he wanted to keep them quiet and apologize to the public for his deception. If it wasn’t obvious before, it should be now: President Donald Trump is in an impeachment fight. It hasn’t fully ripened yet. That won’t happen unless Democrats take the House and do so with a healthy margin in the fall. But Michael Cohen’s statement that he committed campaign-finance violations at the behest of Trump makes it that much more likely Democrats will impeach him once they have the power and the votes to do it... The American public has...
  • Why Roe v. Wade is a travesty of constitutional law

    07/07/2018 2:09:06 PM PDT · by TBP · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 7, 2018 | Rich Lowry
    Roe is judicially wrought social legislation pretending to the status of constitutional law. It is more adventurous than Miranda and Griswold, other watchwords of judicial activism from its era. It is as much a highhanded attempt to impose a settlement on a hotly contested political question as the abhorrent Dred Scott decision denying the rights of blacks. It is, in short, a travesty that a constitutionalist Supreme Court should excise from its body of work with all due haste. Roe has been commonly misunderstood since it was handed down in 1973, in part because its supporters have been so determined...

    06/29/2018 10:51:19 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 79 replies
    The DC ^ | 11:34 PM 06/27/2018 | SCOTT MOREFIELD
    Wednesday’s retirement announcement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy sparked strong reactions from both right and left, but the takes from so-called #NeverTrumpers, or ideological conservatives who opposed President Trump in 2016, ranged from “crickets” to eating some much-deserved crow.
  • Two Trump critics commend him (Rich Lowry and David Brooks)

    05/12/2018 6:18:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/12/2018 | Peter Skurkiss
    As the trajectory of a comet changes as it passes by a star, so some of Donald Trump's most adamant critics are starting to alter their course due to the gravitational pull of the president's significant achievements.  First up is Rich Lowry, editor of National Review and formerly a NeverTrump.  In a piece in the New York Post, Lowry writes regarding Trump's pullout of the Obama-Iran nuclear deal:   His exit from the agreement is another instance of the Trump paradox.  The president who says more outlandish and untrue things than anyone who has ever occupied the office of the presidency is also extraordinarily determined to deliver on his big promises. Trump...
  • Donald Trump, man of his word

    05/11/2018 5:49:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Meridian Star ^ | May 11, 2018 | Rich Lowry, Syndicated columnist
    The instant analysis on cable TV of President Donald Trump's decision to dump the Iran deal had a weary resignation to it: He said he would do this. Indeed, he had. Trump repeatedly promised on the campaign trail to pull out of the deal and had made it a target from the time that President Barack Obama first entered into it in 2015. His exit from the agreement is another instance of the Trump paradox: The president who says more outlandish and untrue things than anyone who has ever occupied the office of the presidency is also extraordinarily determined to...
  • Rich Lowry Gets Stampeded Onto The Trump Train

    04/05/2018 1:04:05 PM PDT · by detective · 40 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 5, 2018 | Robert Tracinski
    One of the chief arguments against Donald Trump is the very fact that so many of us on the Right spend so much time arguing with each other about him. “The Right” has always been a broad ideological coalition, and any president is going to lean toward one part of that coalition at the expense of others, leaving some people disgruntled. But in my experience, that usually led right-leaning writers to debate their differences on the issues, rather than just arguing about the man. Yet that’s what we’re doing with Trump. He has a remarkable talent for needlessly pitting former...
  • Teenage rage poisons gun debate

    03/31/2018 7:33:11 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 59 replies
    The Advocate ^ | 03/30/18 | Rich Lowry
    <p>All you needed to know about student activist David Hogg's speech at the "March for Our Lives" in Washington, D.C., over the weekend was that he affixed a price tag on the microphone to symbolize how much National Rifle Association money Sen. Marco Rubio took for the lives of students in Florida.</p>
  • Opinion: Trump's obstruction of justice is far more extensive than Nixon's

    02/12/2018 12:24:45 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 94 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 12, 2018 | by Harry Litman, The Washington Post
    Now that a consensus is beginning to emerge that special counsel Robert Mueller has the evidence to make a compelling case of obstruction of justice against President Trump, the president's defenders have trotted out a new defense: that obstruction on its own is a mere "procedural crime" that doesn't really count unless coupled with proof of guilt on an underlying crime. In other words, defenders view the Mueller probe as akin to the Watergate investigation without the break-in. But this view is wholly untenable. The legal version of the argument is, as explained by Rich Lowry in National Review, "if...
  • Rich Lowry Discovers Trump’s First Year Was a Huge Success

    12/19/2017 11:42:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Rush ^ | December 19, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    Now, yesterday I spent some time on this program recounting the positive accomplishments of Trump administration this year — and it’s the only year and it’s significant — and the resulting boom economically and culturally, immigration, border-wise. I want to do it again today, but using someone else. Rich Lowry, National Review Online: “Trump’s First Year Starting to Look Like a Big Win.” Now, I’m not typecasting Lowry. I’m just telling you that this comes from a sector of the news media that never thought that was gonna happen, that only somebody like Jeb or Ted Cruz could deliver something...
  • Can Only Trump Survive Trump?

    12/14/2017 10:37:10 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | Dec 15, 2017 | Rich Lowry
    The past two months of electoral losses for the Trump GOP feel very familiar. Newly elected president Barack Obama’s party lost off-year gubernatorial elections in Virginia and New Jersey and suffered a stunning upset in a Senate race it had no business losing, in Massachusetts. Trump’s party lost off-year gubernatorial elections in Virginia and New Jersey and suffered a stunning upset in a Senate race it had no business losing, in Alabama. We don’t know if Trump will experience a midterm shellacking on par with Obama’s in 2010, or, getting more speculative, go on to win reelection anyway. But every...
  • Flynn’s Russia contacts were no crime and no scandal

    12/04/2017 11:06:02 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | Dec 04, 2017 | Rich Lowry
    In December 2016, Michael Flynn was three weeks from becoming the national-security adviser to the next president of the United States. This is a pertinent fact in evaluating the conduct underlying his plea deal with Robert Mueller. Flynn admitted to lying to FBI agents about his contacts with Russia and other foreign governments during the transition. He’s paying a steep price for his dishonesty, but from what we know so far, it’s not clear what’s supposed to be the larger scandal. In these conversations, Flynn didn’t “collude” with the Russians about hacked e-mails. He informed them of Donald Trump’s posture...
  • Steve Bannon finally found his man: Disgraced Alabama Senate wannabe Roy Moore

    11/16/2017 11:04:49 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 59 replies
    NY Post ^ | Nov 16, 2017 | Rich Lowry
    Roy Moore is the Steve Bannon project in a nutshell. For the former Trump operative, the Alabama Senate candidate’s tattered credibility is a feature, not a bug. If Moore had well-considered political and legal views, good judgment and a sterling reputation, he’d almost by definition be part of the establishment that Bannon so loathes. Since Moore has none of those things, he’s nearly an ideal representative of the Bannon insurgency. Events in Alabama make it clear that Bannon’s dime-store Leninism — burn everything down, including perhaps the Republican Senate majority — comes at a considerable cost. In this project, the...
  • Roy Moore’s pathetic defense against sexual assault charges

    11/13/2017 10:30:30 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 121 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 13, 2017 | Rich Lowry
    Roy Moore’s reputation depends on denying the allegation that he dated teenage girls as a grown man, and yet he can’t quite bring himself to do it. The Alabama Republican’s campaign for the Senate has been rocked by allegations of sexual improprieties with underage girls. While he’s denied the worst of the allegations, he turned in a rocky performance in an interview with radio talk-show host Sean Hannity that lent credence to the charges against him rather than dispelled them. The alleged conduct dates back 40 years and, absent some difficult-to-imagine documentary proof, it will always be Moore’s word against...
  • Sorry, GOP: There’s no running away from Trump (NeverTrump Alert)

    11/09/2017 11:43:12 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 9, 2017 | Rich Lowry
    Ed Gillespie, campaigning in a treacherous political environment defined by an unpopular president of his own party, ran the only race he reasonably could. He distanced himself from Donald Trump personally, hoping to lessen his losses in heavily Democratic Northern Virginia, while hitting some Trumpian notes on crime and immigration to appeal to the president’s base. Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon, the self-declared keeper of the Trumpist flame, believed Gillespie had cracked the code by fashioning a “Trumpism without Trump.” He managed, per Bannon, to close the enthusiasm gap “by rallying around the Trump agenda,” and Democrats needed to be...
  • Yes, it’s honorable to work for Trump

    08/21/2017 11:36:13 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | AUG. 21, 2017 | Rich Lowry
    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin took the highly unusual step over the weekend of publicly explaining why he won’t resign. He responded to Yale classmates who had written an impassioned open letter urging him to quit in protest over what they called (ridiculously over-stating their case) President Trump’s “support of Nazism and white supremacy.” There was no reason for Mnuchin — a busy man and one of the most important economic officials on the planet — to bother replying unless he feels a little defensive. After Charlottesville, Va., the question of the propriety of serving in the Trump administration gained new...