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.
- Jonah Goldberg: Holding Barr in Contempt Is a Case of Dirty Politics
- Michael McConnell: William Barr vs. Eric Holder: A Tale of Two Attorneys General
- Deroy Murdock: Democrats Bully Barr
- Rich Lowry: "Lock Them Up!"
- Editorial: Constitutional Crisis as Absurdist Theater
- Victor Davis Hanson: Progressives Face a Bleak Post-Mueller Landscape
- David French: Against the Persecution of Bill Barr
- The McCarthy Report podcast: Contempt and Contradiction
- John McCormack: On Contempt, It's Nadler versus Barr
- Ordered Liberty podcast: The Strange Hatred for Bill Barr
- Rich Lowry â€œ5 Pointsâ€ Video: Why the Anti-Barr Campaign Is Ridiculous
- Ordered Liberty podcast: From Biden to Barr to South Bend
- Matthew Continetti: William Barr: The New Cheney
- Andrew McCarthy: The Big Lie that Barr Lied
- Rich Lowry: The Farcical Bill Barr Scandal
- The Editors podcast: All Barr . . . What?
- The McCarthy Report podcast: Apr's la Lettre
- Rich Lowry: No, Bill Barr Didn't Lie or Mislead
- David French: Three Thoughts on Barrgate
- Editorial: The Incredibly Dumb Bill Barr Scandal
- The McCarthy Report podcast: Let the Fighting Commence
- Victor Davis Hanson: Why the Effort to Demonize Attorney General Barr?
- Andrew McCarthy: The Mueller Report Vindicates Bill Barr
- Andrew McCarthy: The Barr Press Conference: No Obstruction on the Facts of the Case
- Rich Lowry: The Worst Executed Cover-up of All Time
- Conrad Black: A Reckoning Is in Store for Democrats
- Editorial: The Anti-Bill Barr Smear Campaign
- Rich Lowry: Yes, Investigate the Investigators
- The McCarthy Report podcast: Indictments, Testimonies, and Arrests
- Andrew McCarthy: Court Ruling Implies that Barr Must Redact Grand-Jury Info from Mueller Report
- Rich Lowry: Barr Has Done Nothing Wrong
- Ramesh Ponnuru: Bullying Barr
- Carrie Severino: Bill Barr: An Independent Voice and Bipartisan Choice for Attorney General
- Andrew McCarthy: A Weak Attack on William Barr's Nomination to Be Attorney General
- Andrew McCarthy: The Barr Nomination: A Home Run by Trump