Tag: Kevin Williamson

Member Post

 

Gracy Olmstead of “The American Conservative” and other outlets has provided us with an interview with the not easily categorized Wendell Berry in today’s New York Times. Olmstead is someone I’ve read with pleasure over the last several years and have seen her work promoted here at Ricochet. One of the things that makes this […]

Join Ricochet!

This is a members-only post on Ricochet's Member Feed. Want to read it? Join Ricochet’s growing community of conservatives and be part of the conversation. Get your first month free.

Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Where Is Kevin D. Williamson?

 

I followed the story in depth of Kevin’s hiring and firing at The Atlantic, so no, I’m not some yokel who’s asking a basic question that everyone else knows the answer to. And I’ve seen some pieces he’s written since then on NR, where he is credited simply as “a Texas-based writer” as opposed to his old handle as NR’s “roaming correspondent.” He currently exists among the living, I am quite sure.

So where are the new episodes of Mad Dogs & Englishmen? Perhaps if he had a contractual obligation while working at The Atlantic that he could no longer record podcasts with Ricochet, I might understand. But he seems to be a free agent at the moment, and while NR I’m sure would roll out the red carpet again for him to come back to work, he hasn’t taken them up on that just yet. Perhaps I should explain why I care.

More

Member Post

 

All, I hope everyone enjoyed the meetup last night. Here are some photographs from the meeting. The lighting was a challenge, but I think the spirit of the evening was captured. I can send along the full resolution images to anyone who wants them. More

Join Ricochet!

This is a members-only post on Ricochet's Member Feed. Want to read it? Join Ricochet’s growing community of conservatives and be part of the conversation. Get your first month free.

Member Post

 

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America salute UN Ambassador Nikki Haley for her clear language and strong defense of American priorities on the world stage. After briefly condemning The Atlantic’s firing of Kevin Williamson, hey also groan as President Trump and China exchange threats of even more aggressive trade action against […]

Join Ricochet!

This is a members-only post on Ricochet's Member Feed. Want to read it? Join Ricochet’s growing community of conservatives and be part of the conversation. Get your first month free.

Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Member Post

 

From The Hill: The Atlantic has fired conservative writer Kevin Williamson after a past episode of his podcast resurfaced in which he called for women who have abortions to face the death penalty. More

Join Ricochet!

This is a members-only post on Ricochet's Member Feed. Want to read it? Join Ricochet’s growing community of conservatives and be part of the conversation. Get your first month free.

Member Post

 

David French of National Review and David French of National Review welcome more good economic news, including weekly jobless claims at the lowest level since January 1973 and the highest consumer sentiment in 14 years. David fights back against the intolerant liberal mob that wants former National Review columnist Kevin Williamson ousted from his new […]

Join Ricochet!

This is a members-only post on Ricochet's Member Feed. Want to read it? Join Ricochet’s growing community of conservatives and be part of the conversation. Get your first month free.

Member Post

 

The sexist children of the General Assembly, blue states as a fleet of Titanics, Rand got God wrong, and a progressive contradiction. Links More

Join Ricochet!

This is a members-only post on Ricochet's Member Feed. Want to read it? Join Ricochet’s growing community of conservatives and be part of the conversation. Get your first month free.

Member Post

 

The “Calexit” referendum campaign has died in infancy after its leader decided to become a Russian citizen. The terminology is confusing. This proposed 2018 state ballot referendum, which Nigel Farage supported, would divide California along cultural lines into two smaller states. There is a separate campaign for California to leave the U.S. altogether called Yes […]

Join Ricochet!

This is a members-only post on Ricochet's Member Feed. Want to read it? Join Ricochet’s growing community of conservatives and be part of the conversation. Get your first month free.

Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Trashing Kevin Williamson

 

This post is to criticize Kevin Williamson for a recent column at National Review.

There was a previous post that was undertaken by another Ricochet member, in which he criticized Kevin Williamson for the same column. That post became to heated with emotional responses and unhelpful rhetoric. Factiousness emerged. Hopefully we can do better and consider the column on its merits at this post. The column is deserving of criticism.

More

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Member Post

 

Something Wicked This Way Comes? Pre Post-Election 2016 podcast with special guest Melissa Praemonitus, creator of Ricochetmeetup.com. More

Join Ricochet!

This is a members-only post on Ricochet's Member Feed. Want to read it? Join Ricochet’s growing community of conservatives and be part of the conversation. Get your first month free.

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. A Conversation with Kevin D. Williamson

 

Kevin — co-host of our own Mad Dogs & Englishmen podcast — and I sat down to discuss political punditry in 2016. Though he believes that “armageddon sells” in political discourse and that there are economic problems on the horizon, things aren’t as bad as they’re made out to be. As an original Never-Trumper, his opinion of the Republican Nominee is unwavering. I ask if he and his likeminded colleagues have painted themselves into a corner. He also answers those on Ricochet who suggest SCOTUS is a legitimate reason to pull the lever for Trump in November.

More

Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. Simple Solutions?

 

shutterstock_331061750I just finished reading Kevin Williamson’s latest piece at NRO, The Stupid Psychopath Problem. Before I continue, I’d like you to have this Reagan quote in the back of your mind: “They say we offer simple answers to complex problems. Well, perhaps there is a simple answer—not an easy answer—but simple.”

Williamson argues that Trump and people like Trump suffer from a severe case of what he calls “The Stupid Psychopath Problem:

More

Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. A Pundit’s Prerogative

 

I noticed that this article by Mark Steyn has already received 2,000 likes on his Facebook page and hundreds of shares, whereas usually when Steyn links to his articles on Facebook, they only receive a couple hundred likes and dozens of shares, if that.

It’s interesting that readers seek out particular pundits during particular scenarios. After an Islamic attack in Europe, people apparently look to Steyn. If a city declares bankruptcy, perhaps they would look to Kevin Williamson.

More

Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. Nobody Gets Off In This Town

 

shutterstock_316792295“The Greyhound stops and somebody gets on, but nobody gets off in this town.” – Garth Brooks

Kevin Williamson recently set off the journalistic equivalent of a nuclear device at NR in his article about the travails of the white underclass. The article has been mischaracterized by many as Williamson expressing hatred for the subjects of the article, and some outlets blatantly mischaracterized the piece and tried to demonize its author. Williamson’s basic thrust is that — for those living in dead and dying small towns — the best option is to avoid self-destructive behavior and to move to where opportunity can be found. The response to the article has been intense and it raises some real questions about what can be done, if anything, for those left behind.

More

Member Post

 

The always-provocative Kevin D. Williamson has “gone there”: he’s highlighted the corruption of police departments across America in a piece titled “These Are Not the Good Guys.” I expect his piece will draw many people’s ire, as our law-enforcement officials do dangerous and often-thankless jobs in service to their communities. I also think there’s a […]

Join Ricochet!

This is a members-only post on Ricochet's Member Feed. Want to read it? Join Ricochet’s growing community of conservatives and be part of the conversation. Get your first month free.

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Member Post

 

Is it often the case that one of our own posts on the main feed clashes so violently so immediately with someone far more important, viz. Mr. Kevin Williamson, the avenging sarcastic of the free market libertarians-conservatives? How does he loathe us, let me count the ways! All of us who worry about the sort […]

Join Ricochet!

This is a members-only post on Ricochet's Member Feed. Want to read it? Join Ricochet’s growing community of conservatives and be part of the conversation. Get your first month free.

Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. Down with the State of the Union

 

Screen Shot 2016-01-13 at 8.43.09 AMThat may have been the dullest speech from President Obama I have ever heard; certainly, the worst since his last State of the Union. Like his policies and ideas, his rhetoric has lost its luster. I used to watch his speeches and get nervous about how his smooth-talking and charming style could sell the country on his destructive, big government agenda. I don’t feel that worry anymore. When I watch his speeches now, I feel bored and unstimulated. Perhaps he’s gone to the well too many times. Perhaps the “hope and change” optimism is finally gone. All I hear are the same old ideas, talking points, and rhetorical devices we’ve heard repeated ad nauseam throughout his presidency.

I tuned in with the intention of finding material to counter and assumptions to challenge. Honestly, though, I found myself so uninterested while watching that I gave up on whatever policy discussion I was aiming for. The only observation worth mentioning is how utterly pointless the State of the Union is.

More

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Member Post

 

Allow me to offer you some notes for an analysis of the wishful thinking that underlies at least some versions of what we call libertarianism, which I take to mean the most coherent or radical or thought-through belief in the free market or in economics. The writer is a Mr. Kevin Williamson, who I suppose […]

Join Ricochet!

This is a members-only post on Ricochet's Member Feed. Want to read it? Join Ricochet’s growing community of conservatives and be part of the conversation. Get your first month free.

Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. Saving The Spiritual Currency in Small Towns

 

My hometown — the place where I was born and raised — is thriving. When I was a kid, Bozeman, Montana, had a population of about twelve thousand residents, plus six thousand students attending Montana State University.

More

Member Post

 

Kevin Williamson at NRO “… and the Trumpkins, like the Sandersnistas, are terrified: The big Mexican is gonna come and get them, the scheming Chinaman is gonna take their jobs, the surly Negro is leering at the white women.” Posted without comment, I think KDW’s words speak for themselves. More

Join Ricochet!

This is a members-only post on Ricochet's Member Feed. Want to read it? Join Ricochet’s growing community of conservatives and be part of the conversation. Get your first month free.