Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol is offering a “heads up” via Twitter that an as yet unspecified independent conservative candidate will, run for president (snip) Bret Stephens of the Wall Street Journal is upfront about his point: I want to make a vote to make sure that [Trump] has — that he is the biggest loser in presidential history since, I don’t know, Alf Landon or going back further George Will is another member of the spurned lover faction, seeking to punish voters for forsaking the intellectual class of conservatives: Were [Trump] to be nominated, conservatives would have two tasks. One would be
Speaking to CNN’s Fareed Zakaria Sunday afternoon, Wall Street Journal‘s Bret Stephens said that it was important for Donald Trump to lose the general election so utterly that the Republican party and its voters “learn their lesson” and never nominate someone like him ever agin. Stephens has been one of Trump’s most outspoken conservative critics, writing in March, for instance, that Trump is essentially an amplified version of Barack Obama. Both men were “epic narcissists who see themselves as singularly suited to redeem an America that is not only imperfect but fundamentally broken,” he wrote. “The candidacy of Donald Trump
A serious independent candidate will step up to challenge presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and likely Democratic standard-bearer Hillary Clinton, Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol suggested on Sunday. (Tweet) "Just a heads up over this holiday weekend: There will be an independent candidate — an impressive one, with a strong team and a real chance," Kristol said in a message on Twitter. Kristol has been calling for another independent challenger to emerge in the presidential race for more than a month, speaking about it most notably with Mitt Romney; former Republican Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn; and Republican Nebraska Sen.
In the weeks leading up to Memorial Day and President Barack Obama’s scheduled trip to Vietnam, a prominent Vietcong communist leader privately thanked American anti-war activists for helping defeat the U.S.-allied government in Vietnam in the 1970s, saying protest demonstrations throughout the United States were “extremely important in contributing to Vietnam’s victory.” For Vietnamese guerrilla leader Madam Nguyen Thi Binh, who sent the private letter from Hanoi dated April 20, “victory” meant the communist takeover of South Vietnam. The letter addressed veteran American anti-war activists who gathered in Washington, D.C., at a May 3 reunion of radical “May Day” anti-war
Many observers were mystified when Donald Trump attacked New Mexico Republican Gov. Susana Martinez. But the story was really very simple: Martinez hit Trump, so Trump hit back. Especially now that Trump is the GOP´s presumptive nominee, he attempted to make an example of a Republican who won´t get with the program. It might work, or it might not, but from Trump´s perspective it´s the tactic he used to beat 15 rivals for the GOP nomination. The Trump-Martinez bewilderment focused on four factors: Martinez is Hispanic, she´s a woman, she´s a Republican (head of the Republican Governors Association), and she´s popular.
At 4pm yesterday, Bill Kristol announced on Twitter that an “impressive” independent candidate “with a strong team and a real chance” of winning the presidency would be revealed. (Tweet) We’ve provided our readers with a countdown clock chronicling the time — down to the second — since Kristol promised the nation an “impressive” independent candidate: (Clock) Who Is Bill Kristol´s Independent Candidate? (List)
Katie Couric reportedly regrets the “unnecessary mistake” of editing her documentary Under the Gun in a way that appeared to smear gun rights advocates. In one scene of the documentary released last week, Couric is speaking to the Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL) and asks, “If there are no background checks for gun purchasers, how do you prevent felons or terrorists from purchasing a gun?” In the documentary, her question is followed by several seconds of silence, suggesting that her question had rendered them dumb. In fact, the interviewees offered lucid responses to her question almost immediately, a fact that