Tag Archives: National Review

National Review On Trump: “A Firm Unmistakable No”

From the editors of the conservative National Review: To paraphrase Voltaire after he attended an orgy, once was an experiment, twice would be perverse. A bruised Donald Trump announced a new presidential bid on Tuesday night, an invitation to double down on the outrages and failures of the last several years that Republicans should reject without hesitation or doubt. The …

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Right Wing National Review To Voters: Boot Cawthorn

From the editors of the right wing National Review: By one, and only one, metric has Madison Cawthorn succeeded in his first term in Congress — gaining notoriety. That’s enough for backbench Republicans to become huge stars these days, but it may well lead to Cawthorn’s defeat in the Republican primary in his district in the western end of North …

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National Review: Issue Abortion Ruling “Immediately”

From the editors of the right wing National Review: If the leaked opinion truly reflects the majority decision, that decision — as refined to this point — should be issued immediately as such. Publication would avoid the scandalous appearance that the Court’s rulings could be swayed by leaks and political pressure. Justices who plan to dissent could still do so …

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Right Wing Site Confirms Trump’s “Startling Delusion” Of August Reinstatement: “Maggie Haggerman Is Right”

Charles Cooke writes for the National Review: Two days ago, the New York Times’s Maggie Haberman reported that Donald Trump “has been telling a number of people he’s in contact with that he expects he will get reinstated by August.” In response, many figures on the right inserted their fingers into their ears and started screaming about fake news. Instead, …

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Thighland: D’Souza Axed Off National Review Masthead

Mediaite reports: Every time right-wing pundit Dinesh D’Souza says something dumb or horrific, people ask why he is still listed as a contributor on the National Review masthead. Well ask no more, because Dinesh D’Souza has been officially scrubbed from the conservative mag’s website. Thanks to the Wayback Machine’s archive, we can get some sense of when D’Souza was removed: …

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National Review: GOP Must Renounce #QAnon Nutbag

From the editors of the conservative National Review: On Tuesday, Jo Rae Perkins won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Oregon. The Oregon GOP says it will back her candidacy notwithstanding her associations with the “QAnon” movement. That’s a mistake. Perkins is an unreconstructed exponent of a batty and corrosive conspiracy theory running a longshot campaign that carries only …

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SCOTUS Okays Climate Scientist’s Defamation Suit

Reuters reports: The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday allowed a prominent climate scientist to pursue a defamation lawsuit against a conservative magazine and a think tank that compared him to a convicted child molester. The justices declined to hear appeals filed by National Review magazine and the Competitive Enterprise Institute seeking to overturn a lower court’s ruling that allowed the …

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And The Teabagistan Civil War Rages On

Teabagistan’s long-raging civil war gained fresh fuel last week when 22 high-profile right wingers wrote anti-Trump essays for the conservative standard-bearer National Review. Today’s poutrage target on Breitbart is a new National Review column which essentially alleges that Trump’s supporters are uncultured semi-literate hillbillies. Ahem. From the column: Thomas Aquinas cautioned against “homo unius libri,” a warning that would not …

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RNC Fires National Review From GOP Debate Sponsorship Over Its Anti-Donald Trump Issue

The Washington Post reports: The Republican National Committee has ended a debate partnership with National Review after the venerable conservative magazine devoted its new issue to a “symposium” of reasons why voters should reject Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. “We expected this was coming,” the magazine’s publisher Jack Fowler wrote in a blog post late Thursday night, just 90 minutes after …

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Maggie Gallagher Slams “Shamefully Silent” Donald Trump Over Jailing Of Kim Davis

“Kim Davis is showing us what conscience looks like. After all, getting in front of a slavishly approving media à la Ferguson does not confer moral significance on one’s willingness to break the civil law for a higher law. What makes civil disobedience noble is a willingness to sacrifice, if necessary, rather than submit to the civil law. But is …

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National Review Has Notorious RBG Sadz: She Totally Destroys The Rule Of Law

Check out this closing paragraph: “The Notorious R.B.G.” is not the beneficiary of a grand expansion of imagination, a leap to a higher plane of Being. She is the result of an ideology of womanhood that has been militantly enforced on American politics and culture over the past half-century, not by latter-day Susan B. Anthonys but by knockoff Betty Friedans. …

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Maggie Gallagher Vs Frank Bruni

“This week, Frank Bruni, fresh from asserting with approval that Mitchell Gold wants to make Christians take homosexuality off their sin list, decides to attack the Catholic Church for committing the primal sin of patriarchy. ‘Catholicism Undervalues Women.’ The pope is always a man! Listen, I get that growing up gay in the South was no picnic. I get that …

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National Review Attacks “Self-Deluded” Frank Bruni On Religious Liberty Column

“Frank Bruni writes that many Americans wrongly treat him as a threat to religious liberty because he is gay. The trouble is that he is a threat to religious liberty. It’s not because he’s gay. It’s because he is one of those contemporary liberals who has a conception of religious liberty that is illiberal and narrow, especially compared to the …

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National Review Slams Ben Carson For Hawking Quack Cures For Everything

The right-wing National Review today slammed potential 2016 presidential candidate and Tea Party darling Ben Carson for hawking a line of so-called “glyconutrients” whose maker claims will cure cancer, heart disease, autism, and pretty much everything else. In 2007, three years after Carson’s first dealings with Mannatech, Texas attorney general Greg Abbott sued the company and Caster, charging them with …

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Quote Of The Day – Hadley Arkes

“In the aftermath of the decision in the Sixth Circuit, some have been inhaling the heady fumes arising from Judge Sutton’s dramatic break, and they seem earnestly to be cultivating the hope that Justice Kennedy might indeed be cajoled and persuaded. But we would waste the gift that Judge Sutton gave us if we diverted ourselves at this moment with …

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Maggie Gallagher Has The Vatican Sadz

“I hope to respond intellectually to the synod report. Tears right now are streaming from my face, and it is not about objections to welcoming gay people. There is something more profoundly at stake for me. Is this me? In the corner?” – Maggie Gallagher, writing for the National Review. Her link goes to REM’s Losing My Religion, which commenters …

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National Review Writer Kevin Williamson: Hang Women Who Have Abortions

After Twitter users questioned whether he was serious, Williamson responded, “Yes, I believe that the law should treat abortion like any other homicide.” I last reported on this fuckweasel when the National Review published his vicious attack on transgender Americans. UPDATE: Williamson has won a Twitter honor. #AssholeOfTheDay: Kevin D. Williamson is “pro-life” except when it comes to punishing women …

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National Review Attacks Trans People

“Regardless of the question of whether he has had his genitals amputated, [Laverne] Cox is not a woman, but an effigy of a woman. Sex is a biological reality, and it is not subordinate to subjective impressions, no matter how intense those impressions are, how sincerely they are held, or how painful they make facing the biological facts of life. …

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Editorial Of The Day

From the editorial board at the National Review: GOProud is the most conservative gay group of note (perhaps the only gay group rightly called conservative), and that conservatism extends to its circumspection about many planks of the so-called gay-rights agenda. Its participation in past CPACs caused only mild disquiet (indeed, much of the scattered criticism of GOProud’s inclusion at the …

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