National Review

GrokTALK! with David French from National Review

by Steve MacDonald May 13, 2016
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Our guest is David French, staff writer at National Review, attorney (concentrating his practice in constitutional law and the law of armed conflict), a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and a No 1 selling NYT’s author. We talk about Abortion in Tennessee,  judges, Trump, conservatism, Third Parties, and more.  

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National Review Cruz Poll

by Mike March 12, 2016

Following their editorial endorsing Ted Cruz for president, National Review asked readers if they’d vote for Cruz (Results approx 23:30 March 11th, over 5000 votes):

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National Review Endorses Ted Cruz for President

by Steve MacDonald March 11, 2016
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National Review has endorsed Ted Cruz for President. Here is a snippet of their endorsement remarks. You can read the entire endorsement here. Conservatism should not be merely combative; but especially in our political culture, it must be willing to be controversial. Too many Republicans shrink from this implication of our creed. Not Cruz. And […]

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GrokTV: GLoP

by Skip February 7, 2016

As Steve mentioned, a number of the Groksters (Steve, Scott, Kimberly, and I) went to the Ricochet and National Review event at the Raddison Manchester last night that that had two panel discussions as well as a Republican Debate watch party (yes, a different atmosphere than me sitting on the couch frantically tweeting out).  The panel that […]

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The Political System Is Rigged

by Rick Olson January 22, 2016

“Our country is now taking so steady a course as to show by what road it will pass to destruction, to wit: by consolidation of power first, and then corruption, its necessary consequence.” –Thomas Jefferson “The system is rigged!”  Personally, I have heard that a dozen times over the last twenty years —said by a […]

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Massive NRA Favorability Gap over Hill and O

by Scott Morales October 27, 2015

Or backup title based on these favorability numbers:  Hillary & Obama: Out of the Mainstream Gun Control Freaks I wrote about the NRA womping both Hillary and Obama in favorability ratings last weekend; I spotted this graphic today and definitely thought it’s worth putting up as a nice visual reminder.  Amazing that Hillary keeps shouting […]

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Mark Steyn – The Lois Lerner Defense

by Steve MacDonald March 14, 2014
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Since I’m already nicking swaths of text from National Review (with links and credits and encouragement to sign up for newsletters and such),  I can’t leave Mark Steyn out.  This is from ‘The Lois Lerner Defense‘ (May 2013) in which he points out some contradictions worth visiting or revisiting… Let us also overlook the excellent […]

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Jonah Goldberg – The Ironic Presidency

by Steve MacDonald March 14, 2014
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This weeks G-File is pretty awesome.  You really should go to National Review and sign up for it.  Until then, here is this weeks pilfered remarks, which represent less than 20% of the whole. … Consider the fact that Obamacare is now simply untethered from law or policy. This week the administration announced that you […]

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Goldberg File – King Obama

by Steve MacDonald October 25, 2013
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If you don’t get Jonah Goldberg’s ‘Goldberg File’ you should.  Just ask his couch, one of his biggest critics, and it will tell you to subscribe (which you can do here).  Why?  It is clever, insightful, funny, and did I mention Funny?  And that’s just the couch.  Here’s the opening to this weeks installment. Last […]

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We Want a Simplified Tax Code That Fits on a Restaurant Place-Mat…

by Steve MacDonald August 2, 2013

I stumbled across an old issue of National Review, March 2013, in which James Lileks writes about ‘Retail Politics.’  I won’t revisit the article except to share the closing remarks, which take a very realistic look at the politics of the tax code. “We want a simplified tax code that fits on a restaurant place-mat, […]

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NRO Photoshop: Obama’s StormTroopers

by Mike May 16, 2013

Source National Review Online “PhotoShopping POTUS” Slideshow.

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Live Blogging: John L O’Sullivan at the Hillsborough County Republican Committee Lincoln-Reagan Gala

by Skip March 23, 2013

We’ll be at the Crowne Plaza in Nashua tonite to livestream (as possible) and record the event for the Hillsborough Republicans as they are hosting John L. Sullivan (Editor-at-large of National Review, former Special Adviser to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, conservative author and columnist).  I expect to get a few interviews along the way.  Recording […]

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There’s Too Much Democracy In America

by Mike March 11, 2013

You’re thinking: “What does he mean? Does he agree with O’Bummer that the Chinese model of governing (no opposition) is more ‘convenient’?” Hunter Dan’s thinking: “Damn – I knew the arrogant Brit wanted to be King!” You’d all be wrong. What I mean is that pure Democracy, a bit like undiluted Democrats, is pure poison […]

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“Why we cling” to our guns….

by Tim Condon January 26, 2013

From the latest National Review  (explanation below…)  

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Cartoon Of The Day: The Incredible Shrinking Obama

by Mike October 21, 2012

Henry Payne at National Review perfectly captures the way Obama is making himself look small.

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National Review – 2012 Presidential Primary Panel – Jan 7 in Manchester, NH

by Skip December 27, 2011

I spotted this earlier today, but this is the first chance to post it up as blogging during the work day is bad form: Jonah Goldberg, Rob Long, James Lileks, and other NR All-Stars will be in Manchester on Saturday, January 7, for an evening of ruminating, riffing, and debate-watching. And you’re invited! Did I […]

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National Review – The Week

by Steve MacDonald December 12, 2011

If the latest issue of National Review has graced your mail box (or you read the digital edition) you’ve probably read this already, but I can’t help but share it. “The case for Newt is that he is nothing like that guy who used to be governor of Massachusetts.  The case for Romney is very […]

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GrokTalk! for Saturday January 15 th 2011

by Steve MacDonald January 15, 2011

It’s 120 minutes of Live Streaming local and National News you could ONLY get from   This week… 9am to 11am EST NRO Editor Kevin Williamson, author of The Politically Incorrect Guide To Socialism will be our guest Jordan Ulery candidate for NH GOP National Committeeman calls in And Jim Bender talks to Skip […]

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