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Late last week, NR editor Rich Lowry dropped a provocative piece – The Never Trump Delusion – on National Review readers. Lowry was the guiding hand behind the “Against Trump” issue in December 2015 which aimed to derail the Trump train but only succeeded in slowing but never quite stalling the Orange Express on its […]

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Against Never Trump … By Rich Lowry?

 

The title is provocative: The Never Trump Delusion.

And this time the writer can’t be distanced from the title. Because the author is the editor. The editor of National Review and the force behind the well-timed but glancingly effective December 2015 “Against Trump” edition that laid the foundation stones, wittingly or not, for the Never Trump movement amongst many conservative intellectuals. (Personally, I think the “Against Trump” edition was gutsy and helped to provide Rubio his one shot at the end zone, but he fumbled and repeatedly kick the ball in NH when hit by a New Jersey lineman.)

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The Winter Olympics need our help. Ratings are tanking. Silly racialized African-American politics somehow dominated the opening of the Winter Games, whose point, I always assumed, was to provide quadrennial opportunities for white and yellow people from intact nuclear families to excel in cold, expensive sports. And a gay American figure skater is combating the […]

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This morning’s NYT lead story ‑ In One Rocky Week, Trump’s Self-Inflicted Chaos on Vivid Display – arrives at the following preliminary conclusion: “In the newness of the administration, the constant need to attend to internal dynamics has been a distraction.” Preview Open

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Enoch Powell, the most influential backbencher in modern Parliamentary history, is remembered chiefly for one quote: “All political lives, unless they are cut off in midstream at a happy juncture, end in failure, because that is the nature of politics and of human affairs.” That such a brilliant and influential man should be remembered for […]

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My favorite mom in our homeschool group once explained why she had dropped out of Columbia law and started making beautiful pottery and even more beautiful babies:  “I just couldn’t live amongst such brilliant people with such stupid souls.” That was 15 years ago, and the stupid souls seem to be ascendant.  This piece in […]

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