The Corner

A Ticket for the Ages?

Jokingly — and graciously — Bill Kristol suggests “Nordlinger-Kristol.” But “Kristol-Nordlinger” is negotiable too. We were talking about a third candidacy, one that would offer a Reaganite point of view. That’s if Donald Trump becomes the GOP nominee.

Bill is from New York. I’m from Michigan. Bill has long lived in Virginia. I have long lived in New York. So, we have Midwestern–Southern–New York values covered. We’ll just have to do our best in New England and out West.

Dr. Kristol is my guest on a podcast, Q&A. We talk presidential politics, mainly: Hillary and Bernie; Trump and his supporting cast in the current reality-TV series. We also talk about the media. It seems to me that media bias is less important than it was. That it is less a thorn in conservatives’ side. That may be because — well, I tend to cloister in the right-wing media . . . 

I also ask Bill about Israel: first, because he knows a helluva lot about it; second, because it’s important; and third, because he has just returned from that country, where he lectured, taught, and conferred.

At the end of our podcast, I ask him to preview the upcoming GOP presidential debate. He does it with his usual neatness and knowledge. I would not want to take The Weekly Standard’s editor away from them, but what role should Bill occupy in the next Republican administration?

How about Rich Lowry?

Once, WFB was asked what role he would like to play in a Kemp administration. (Never happened.) Bill said, “Ventriloquist.” Playful answer, as usual with Bill, but also just slightly enigmatic.

Most Popular

Sports

Madden 21’s Creepy Colin Kaepernick Coercion

Madden NFL 21, this year’s iteration of the only major football video game in the world, has an average Google user rating of 1.4 out of 5. On Metacritic, it’s .2 out of 10. At CGMagazine, Brock McLaughlin writes that “This game is much like 2020, a giant disaster” and urged those interested to buy it if ... Read More
Sports

Madden 21’s Creepy Colin Kaepernick Coercion

Madden NFL 21, this year’s iteration of the only major football video game in the world, has an average Google user rating of 1.4 out of 5. On Metacritic, it’s .2 out of 10. At CGMagazine, Brock McLaughlin writes that “This game is much like 2020, a giant disaster” and urged those interested to buy it if ... Read More
White House

Hell, Yes

Editor’s Note: If you would like to read more pros and cons on voting for President Trump, further essays on the subject, each from a different perspective, can be found here, here, here, here, and here. These articles, and the one below, reflect the views of the individual authors, not of the National ... Read More
White House

Hell, Yes

Editor’s Note: If you would like to read more pros and cons on voting for President Trump, further essays on the subject, each from a different perspective, can be found here, here, here, here, and here. These articles, and the one below, reflect the views of the individual authors, not of the National ... Read More
Politics & Policy

Pennsylvania Poll: Biden 49, Trump 44

In the final Pennsylvania poll of the 2020 presidential election conducted by Muhlenberg College on behalf of the newspaper Morning Call, Joe Biden leads Donald Trump 49 percent to 44 percent. The same pollster's previous survey, conducted between October 13 and October 20, showed Biden leading Trump 51 percent ... Read More
Politics & Policy

Pennsylvania Poll: Biden 49, Trump 44

In the final Pennsylvania poll of the 2020 presidential election conducted by Muhlenberg College on behalf of the newspaper Morning Call, Joe Biden leads Donald Trump 49 percent to 44 percent. The same pollster's previous survey, conducted between October 13 and October 20, showed Biden leading Trump 51 percent ... Read More

Another Pollster Sees a Trump Win

The Trafalgar Group’s Robert Cahaly is an outlier among pollsters in that he thinks President Trump will carry Michigan, Pennsylvania, or both, and hence be reelected with roughly 280 electoral votes. (I explained his thinking here.) Last week another pollster, Jim Lee of Susquehanna Polling and Research, ... Read More

Another Pollster Sees a Trump Win

The Trafalgar Group’s Robert Cahaly is an outlier among pollsters in that he thinks President Trump will carry Michigan, Pennsylvania, or both, and hence be reelected with roughly 280 electoral votes. (I explained his thinking here.) Last week another pollster, Jim Lee of Susquehanna Polling and Research, ... Read More
Politics & Policy

Some Answers for Nicholas Kristof

The New York Times columnist uses a series of “questions” — not all of them phrased in a way that would be acceptable on Jeopardy — to urge religious conservatives to adopt a more “nuanced” position on abortion. Q: “Why do so many [Christians] see fervent opposition to any abortion as a religious ... Read More
Politics & Policy

Some Answers for Nicholas Kristof

The New York Times columnist uses a series of “questions” — not all of them phrased in a way that would be acceptable on Jeopardy — to urge religious conservatives to adopt a more “nuanced” position on abortion. Q: “Why do so many [Christians] see fervent opposition to any abortion as a religious ... Read More