Peggy Noonan

Trump and the Unknowable Moment

Peggy Noonan, Wall Street Journal

It was not an eloquent speech, not lofty, very plain and blunt. But it was powerful. After reading a copy of the speech leaked in advance by a mischief maker, an anti-Trump conservative intellectual emailed me. “He’s going to win,” he said. The moment at least was not unknowable to him.

The Hillary Clinton Paradox

Peggy Noonan, The Wall Street Journal

It is simply unbelievable that a person whose way of operating is so famously and chronically sketchy can be chosen as president. Her policy judgments throughout her career will come under question. She is good at politics in terms of how she perceives the game and generally makes decisions within it—good enough to be an almost certain presidential nominee. Yet she is charmless on the stump and seems always to be hiding something in interviews. In speeches she continues to do strange things, such as speaking with a Southern accent this week in South Carolina.

Republicans Need a Direction

Peggy Noonan, Wall Street Journal

They could win by default, but that's not good enough. Republicans have no message. Their weak 'do nothing' strategy won't work.

Book Review: Dan Bongino's "Life Inside the Bubble"

Former Secret Service agent turned conservative congressional candidate Dan Bongino’s “Life Inside the Bubble” has just been added to my list of favorite political memoirs.

Sarah Palin Blasts Noonan

Dylan Byers, Politico

Sarah Palin issued a backhanded compliment to Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan, commending her most recent column while at the same time faulting her for taking so long to come around to defending conservatives.

It's Time to Defund Obamacare

Peggy Noonan, Wall Street Journal

Even establishment Repub. Noonan has great points: Obamacare legislation isn't what Americans were promised or even what Congress enacted. Obama has trouble implementing, which is crucial.

GOP Consultants Out of Touch

Jeff Poor, Daily Caller

This is definitely a case of the pot calling the kettle black, but she's right: the GOP's dependence on consultants is hurting them.

Reagan Would’ve Embraced Tea Party

Benjamin Bell, ABC News

RR speechwriter Peggy Noonan says he would’ve supported the Tea Party’s limited gov't stand.