The Corner

Speaking of Hillary

Here’s my column on her today. Getting some negative reaction, but also e-mails like this:

Dear Mr. Lowry,

… My reaction to the last two debates has been “she’s the only grownup in the room”.  Both on troop withdrawal (you can’t move more than a division a month) where she showed she’s done homework, and on meeting with despots (don’t want to give them propaganda coups) where she showed that she’s been around the White House, not just the Senate, she’s established herself as — of all things — the least scary Democrat. 

I had liked Richardson on their side because he’s cuddly and doesn’t want to take my guns away, but he’s been a fizzle on the national stage.  Allowing for the possibility of a Dem win in ‘08, I am shocked to find that the least-bad option is Hillary.

Rich Lowry — Rich Lowry is the editor of National Review. He can be reached via email: 

Most Popular


The Maker of Middle-earth, in Gorgeous Detail

Oxford, England — After five months of ferocious and futile slaughter in “the Great War,” an Oxford undergraduate — knowing his deployment to the Western Front was inevitable — used his Christmas break in 1914 to cultivate his imagination. Twenty-two-year-old J. R. R. Tolkien began writing “The Story ... Read More

Road Trip

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is Jonah Goldberg’s weekly “news”letter, the G-File. Subscribe here to get the G-File delivered to your inbox on Fridays. Dear Reader (Especially future contributors to my GoFundMe page), I am currently in the passenger seat of our family fun mobile, passing mile marker ... Read More
Politics & Policy

Answering my Critics

My post on Elizabeth Warren’s cynical/bonkers proposal to effectively nationalize every American firm with revenue of $1 billion or more has met with predictable criticism. I will address two points here. One, some have complained about the use of the word “expropriation,” or more broadly about ... Read More