I’ve gotten a few emails from readers upset that NRO praised Moynihan in several obits. I can understand why some — if not many — conservatives had problems with Moynihan as a Senator. He voted liberal in order to keep his New York seat even when his votes ran against the spirit, if not the text, of his work as an intellectual. That’s fair criticism. But Moynihan was also a brilliant intellectual and statesman and a thoroughly decent man. Regardless, if you think National Review Online is straying from conservative orthodoxy in some way by saluting this man upon the occassion of his death, I would simply note that we are hardly alone. See today’s column by Robert Novak, or last Friday’s columns by George Will and Michael Barone (in the WSJ).
President Trump urged the president of Turkey in a phone call Monday not to "mistreat" Kurdish forces who have fought alongside U.S. troops against the Islamic State. “The President expressed the desire to work together to address Turkey’s security concerns in northeast Syria while stressing the importance ... Read More
It’s déjà vu all over again. A federal judge has blocked a lawful Trump-administration policy, essentially enshrining the Obama administration’s policy choices in social-justice granite. The practical result is a judicial equivalent of a one-way ratchet. The pattern is clear: Step One: The Obama ... Read More
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Democrats and others on the left offer three reasons for their opposition to building a wall on America's southern border. 1. A wall is ineffective. 2. A wall is too expensive. 3. A wall is immoral. Each one is false, so false as to constitute lies. So, the only question is: Do Democrats and others on ... Read More
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Kamala Harris is set to announce her candidacy for president sometime around Martin Luther King Jr. Day. What sort of chief executive would she be? Well, here’s your first clue: On December 5, Harris posed a series of written questions to Brian Buescher, President Trump’s nominee for district court in ... Read More