The unrivaled coverage and analysis of the Hillary e-mail scandal at National Review has a heck of a lot to do with Shannen W. Coffin.
Admittedly not without his serious problems (Shannen is a Red Sox fan), the respected Washington attorney, constitutional scholar, frequent NRO contributor, and good friend has penned numerous analyses on the scandal, launched with this hugely popular piece from March, 2015, “Did Hillary Commit a Felony?”
In the ensuing months, Shannen’s authoritative NRO reports have kept our readers on top of the scandal’s latest twists, and repeatedly exposed the lies and double standards that are part and parcel of the Clinton Spin Operation (one of my particular favorites: his February, 2016, piece “Clinton’s Simple, Two-Step George Costanza Defense”). His consistently exemplary writings here led to numerous appearance on Megyn Kelly’s Fox News show, which took Shannen’s NRO message to even broader audiences.
(I’d be negligent if I didn’t also mention Shannen’s most recent must-read piece, which doubles down on Andy McCarthy’s charge that FBI director James Comey let Hillary off the hook.)
This kind of exceptional conservative commentary is the stuff of which NRO is made.
This kind of exceptional conservative commentary is the stuff of which NRO is made. It can be found nowhere else with such collective sharpness, wisdom, impact, and elegance — and all the while, defending and defining conservative principle and practice.
For NRO’s relentless and expert coverage of the Hillary scandal, and for all the so-much-more that we do, day in and out (Such as: Does anyone cover America’s multicultural lunacy better than Kat Timpf? No!), I want to ask for your financial support.
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I wonder: What is on the flip side of that Roman Genn watercolor?
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