The Wall Street Journal editorial page is probably the most influential elite conservative outlet in the country.
When did we become so merciless? I'm not talking about the 18-year-old kid, featured in a New York Times article, who elected to torpedo a fellow student over a three-year-old video clip -- though what he did was cruel. No, I'm talking about all of the supposed adults who created the world these kids navigate through.
The list of President Donald Trump's pardons and clemencies so far looks a lot like a supermarket tabloid: In other words, a lot like Trump's life itself.
Some heads snapped when Attorney General William Barr told the truth on Dec. 1. "To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election."
Off and on for 25 years, I participated in National Review cruises as a speaker.
The photo looks faked. It's so heavy-handed. A grinning Australian soldier, his insignia clear as day on his helmet and arm, stands on the Australian flag holding a small, barefoot Afghan child in front of him. He grasps a bloody knife to the child's throat. The caption reads "Don't be afraid, we are coming to bring you peace!"
The day after the secretary of defense was fired is not a great time for the secretary of state to joke about a transition to a "second Trump administration." If he was, in fact, joking.
As I write, the outcome of the 2020 presidential race remains in doubt, though it seems very likely that Joe Biden will squeeze out a victory. This is a stunning departure from the resounding repudiation of Donald Trump that we had been hoping for. Here are a few groggy, morning after reflections.
Donald Trump has a documented history of driving Americans away from the policies he favors. This is both good and bad.
We devote a lot of mental energy to things that are going wrong or could go wrong. It's human nature.
Seated at the breakfast table, scanning The New York Times story on Trump's taxes, I said to my husband, "We have a greater net worth than Donald Trump." He knitted his brow.
Kelly Loeffler looked like a standard-issue Republican when she was appointed senator from Georgia in December 2019.
Danielle Pletka, senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, has announced that while she never considered voting for Donald Trump in 2016, she may well do so this year. She is being driven to this extremity, she says, by the "hard left ideologues" of the Democratic Party.
According to John Bolton, when Xi Jinping told Donald Trump that he was putting Uighurs in camps, Trump said he was doing "exactly the right thing." Of course, Xi's depiction was pure agitprop. China is not targeting Uighurs who have shown terrorist tendencies, it is crushing an entire ethno/religious minority in brutal fashion.
President Donald Trump is a broken windows president. Let me explain. In 1982, the Atlantic published an article that became legendary in conservative circles.
The Biden campaign deserves praise for introducing, at the Democratic National Convention, something we haven't seen a lot of lately -- smiles. They've showcased grins and joyful, dancing eyes on the faces of all sorts of Americans.
In the 1964 black comedy "Dr. Strangelove," the above words are spoken by a general who is about to start World War III. His theory about the contamination of "precious bodily fluids" is the tipoff for poor Group Captain Lionel Mandrake that the general has gone certifiably cuckoo.
My friend David French, one of the most admirable voices in America today, argues that conservatives need not vote against Republican senate candidates in order to send a message about Trumpism. I disagree. He writes, "A rage, fury, and a 'burn it all down' mentality is one of the maladies that brought us to the present moment."
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