National Review

Book Review: Skirmishes by Neal B. Freeman

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Skirmishes is a must read for those who want to understand the many debates and intellectual battles – great and small – that helped define today’s conservatism. And who better to write about them than Neal B. Freeman who was – and remains – at the heart of many of those battles.

RIP Kate O’Beirne

What made Kate O'Beirne so effective was the strength of her convictions and her ability to craft a brilliant argument. She believed that a more conservative America was a better America for everyone. And it was impossible to persuade her otherwise.

Donald Trump, Ayn Rand & William F. Buckley, Jr.

Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman

If Donald Trump is an Objectivist that appears to be news to those who share Ayn Rand's philosophy. However, what’s even stranger is that many intellectuals on the Right, especially William F. Buckley Jr.’s establishment conservative inheritors at The National Review, have criticized Trump for not being Objectivist enough. 

Daniel Oliver: The Easy Case for Donald Trump

Mega-crony capitalist/socialist Barack Obama and his would-be successor Hillary Clinton are the two people on the planet most destructive of traditional American values. Given the binary choice between Trump and Clinton I prefer Trump.

Bill Kristol’s Not So Funny Joke on Conservatives and America

Bill Kristol, a veteran of the White House and a variety of political campaigns, must on some level recognize that his gambit to promote David French for President bears a striking resemblance to the Little Rascals series episode where the Gang, dejectedly sitting around their club house suddenly brighten when Spanky says, “Hey everyone, let’s put on a circus!” Soon Alfalfa is the lion tamer, Darla is his beautiful assistant and their faithful dog Pete is dressed up like a lion. The only question here is what role poor Mr. French will play.

Kevin D. Williamson and National Review Are Elitist Scum

While movement conservatives would like to blame the Republican establishment for the rise of Donald Trump and the attendant political problems he has created for the national Republican Party, as our friend Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government, pointed out in a recent article for Breitbart, those out-of-touch Ivory Tower “establishment conservatives,” such as the writers and editors at National Review, bear just as much responsibility for Trump’s rise.

Andrew C. McCarthy: Yes, Ted Cruz Is A Natural Born Citizen

National Review's Andrew C. McCarthy explains why Ted Cruz is indeed eligible to run for President and says on substance, Donald Trump’s self-serving cracks about his rival are specious and that “Senator Ted Cruz is wise to laugh off Donald Trump’s intimation that his constitutional qualifications to serve as president may be debatable.”

Progress on Prison Reform

Quin Hillyer, National Review Online

Conservatives would do well to provide opportunity and means for marginalized citizens to improve their lots in life with prison reform. The new task force on federal corrections might help make important strides in one front of this battle.

Immigration Reform: Don't Go There

National Review Online Editors

The House GOP should do nothing on immigration to save the party from political suicide. 

Nat'l Review to GOP: Win Some Elections

Howard Kurtz, Fox News

National Review writers blast Cruz and his supporters for the failed shutdown-Obamacare tactic, pointing out that R's need to focus on winning elections and this wasn't going to help. "You can generate plenty of headlines with confrontational tactics, but you can’t govern with one-half of one party in one house of Congress."

Obama Woos Estab. Repub. Journos

Ben Shapiro, Breitbart

In a clear attempt to woo largely establishment Repub. commentators who have opposed the GOP’s shutdown strategy, Obama held an off-the-record meeting with Charles Krauthammer, Paul Gigot, Robert Costa, Kathleen Parker, and Byron York.