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Archive of posts published in the tag: Charles Cooke

The Shame of American Journalism

“Ronald Reagan liked to quip that a government department represented the closest thing to eternal life we are likely to see on this earth. In close second is a bad journalist with the right opinions, for he will be treated as if he were the very embodiment of liberty.”

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Patriotism and Nationalism

Charles Cooke at National Review comments  in The Brexit Vote Was Just the Beginning In our present climate, it is customary for cosmopolitan sorts to accuse anybody who dissents from the European project of being an unreconstructed “nationalist.” Insofar as this…

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Thoughts on Brexit

by Henry Oliner Many Americans have become familiar with basic economic concepts because it affects them so regularly, but our understanding usually stops at our shore. The Brexit vote has us scratching our head to comprehend something we hardly knew…

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Knee Jerk Gun Control

For my liberal friends who do not understand why  anyone needs an assault rifle or why anyone with basic common sense would object to banning them, allow me to try and explain and offer some other solutions that may actually…

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How Donald Trump Would Return Us to Our Constitutional Roots

One of the wisest political warnings- “Imagine the power you are willing to bestow on an elected office in the hands of your worst nightmare.” Charles Cooke’s article is an excellent answer to the recent book Relic by William Howell…

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A Flurry of Good Articles

I think I am focused or fairly discriminating on what I post from other writers, but over the years I have gravitated toward only a few.  Kevin Williamson and Charles Cooke of National Review are two of the most used.…

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Change and Vandalism

from Charles Cooke at National Review, Conservatives Refuse to Repeat the Mistakes of History (a fundraising letter) Tricky as it may be to acknowledge, the eternal verities care little for the zeitgeist. Fashions may change, and the shape of the mob…

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Children of Legislatures

from Charles C.W. Cooke in The National Review, Our Presidents Are Beginning to Act Like Kings As Thomas Jefferson had it, “the natural progress of things is for liberty to yield, and government to gain ground.” There are no new…

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An Ugly Form of Civil Confusion

From National Review, The Trump Virus and Its Symptoms by Charles Cook: excerpt: In parallel, the Trump virus yields a second — and equally potent — symptom: It provokes otherwise intelligent people into an ugly form of civil confusion. Because…

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Hillary and Uber

Charles Cooke from National Review, Hillary Clinton’s Uber Speech Belongs in 1930s America: Economically, the Clinton-Sanders-Warren-O’Malley project is stuck squarely in 1938. Theirs is a country in which tax rates can be set without reference to global competition; in which…

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Nasty Little Tyrants

From National Review, Robert Kennedy Jr., Aspiring Tyrant by Charles Cooke Excerpts: Those who contend that global warming “does not exist,” Kennedy claimed, are guilty of “a criminal offense — and they ought to be serving time for it.” Kennedy’s…

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The Trivial Law

Kevin Williamson writes The Front Man in The National Review, 8/5/2013 Excerpts: Barack Obama’s administration is unmoored from the institutions that have long kept the imperial tendencies of the American presidency in check. That is partly the fault of Congress, which has…

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