Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Message To My Readers Regarding National Review and William Barr

I received an e-mail yesterday from Rich Lowry, Editor of National Review, probably as did all the on-line subscribers to their daily reports, asking for financial support.

Here's the request:
Anyone interested in a tax-deductible contribution to support the work of National Review Institute, our charitable, 501(c)(3) non-profit sister organization that advances the conservative principles championed by our mutual founder, William F. Buckley Jr., should visit www.nrinstitute.org for more information.  (Note: Here's a link to the "Donate Now" button for those interested.  RK)
Good for them! That's how it has to be done in the news market today, especially for news magazines, however, on more than one occasion I've wondered if Bill Buckley would turn over in his grave for some of the views they've espoused these days.  But I've also often wondered just how conservative Bill Buckley would be considered these days, although I think he was brilliant and would have been where conservatives needed him in this battle.  When you read about Buckley you begin to realize he had unique relationships with some strange people, and it would be my bet he would have loved Trump.  But....who knows? 

However, in this case, National Review is driving on the "right" side of the road.  They've justified their request by citing their support of Attorney General William Barr, which is impressive.  As proof they've linked articles in their e-mail from May to December.   I've taken the liberty of posting them below.  Some of my favorite writers are listed.

I will not be donating as I have misgivings about National Review.  It appears to me they have too many people, like Jonah Goldberg, who remind me of George Will, and John McCain, all of whom have the tendency to define conservatism as they see fit.  Even if it means driving on the left side of the road and calling it a conservative position.

However, you should choose for yourself. 

Best wishes,

Rich Kozlovich
    May 15
  1. Jonah Goldberg: Holding Barr in Contempt Is a Case of Dirty Politics
  2. May 10
  3. Michael McConnell: William Barr vs. Eric Holder: A Tale of Two Attorneys General
  4. Deroy Murdock: Democrats Bully Barr
  5. Rich Lowry: "Lock Them Up!"
  6. May 9
  7. Editorial: Constitutional Crisis as Absurdist Theater
  8. Victor Davis Hanson: Progressives Face a Bleak Post-Mueller Landscape
  9. David French: Against the Persecution of Bill Barr
  10. May 8
  11. The McCarthy Report podcast: Contempt and Contradiction
  12. John McCormack: On Contempt, It's Nadler versus Barr
  13. Ordered Liberty podcast: The Strange Hatred for Bill Barr
  14. May 7
  15. Rich Lowry “5 Points” Video: Why the Anti-Barr Campaign Is Ridiculous
  16. May 6
  17. Ordered Liberty podcast: From Biden to Barr to South Bend
  18. May 4
  19. Matthew Continetti: William Barr: The New Cheney
  20. May 3
  21. Andrew McCarthy: The Big Lie that Barr Lied
  22. Rich Lowry: The Farcical Bill Barr Scandal
  23. The Editors podcast: All Barr . . . What?
  24. May 2
  25. The McCarthy Report podcast: Apr's la Lettre
  26. May 1
  27. Rich Lowry: No, Bill Barr Didn't Lie or Mislead
  28. David French: Three Thoughts on Barrgate
  29. Editorial: The Incredibly Dumb Bill Barr Scandal
  30. April 25
  31. The McCarthy Report podcast: Let the Fighting Commence
  32. April 20
  33. Victor Davis Hanson: Why the Effort to Demonize Attorney General Barr?
  34. April 19
  35. Andrew McCarthy: The Mueller Report Vindicates Bill Barr
  36. April 18
  37. Andrew McCarthy: The Barr Press Conference: No Obstruction on the Facts of the Case
  38. Rich Lowry: The Worst Executed Cover-up of All Time
  39. April 16
  40. Conrad Black: A Reckoning Is in Store for Democrats
  41. April 12
  42. Editorial: The Anti-Bill Barr Smear Campaign
  43. Rich Lowry: Yes, Investigate the Investigators
  44. April 11
  45. The McCarthy Report podcast: Indictments, Testimonies, and Arrests
  46. April 5
  47. Andrew McCarthy: Court Ruling Implies that Barr Must Redact Grand-Jury Info from Mueller Report
  48. April 4
  49. Rich Lowry: Barr Has Done Nothing Wrong
  50. January 16
  51. Ramesh Ponnuru: Bullying Barr
  52. January 10
  53. Carrie Severino: Bill Barr: An Independent Voice and Bipartisan Choice for Attorney General
  54. December 23
  55. Andrew McCarthy: A Weak Attack on William Barr's Nomination to Be Attorney General
  56. December 8
  57. Andrew McCarthy: The Barr Nomination: A Home Run by Trump

 

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