Tag: The Weekly Standard

Jonathan V. Last, executive editor of The Bulwark, is known as “JVL.” Jay (S.) Nordlinger is not known as “JSN” – but we will call him that just for the purposes of this episode. Jay and Jonathan worked together at The Weekly Standard many years ago – indeed, in the last century. On this podcast, Jay asks Jonathan the pregnant question: What does the “V” stand for? They go on to Jonathan’s university, Johns Hopkins, which Jonathan excoriates in no uncertain terms. Then they talk about George Will, whom Jonathan first started reading when he was in seventh grade. He grew up to attend a ballgame with Will and, as a bonus, Tony La Russa. At Jay’s prodding, Jonathan further talks about presidential politics, Star Wars, Star Trek, design, presidents, athletes, musicians, novelists, and more. A tour with JVL is a rich and interesting one indeed. Jay calls him one of his favorite journalists and favorite people in America.

Bye Bye, Weekly Standard

 

Russell Kirk once commented on the name “Neo Con” thusly:

Very early in the 1950s, some of us who declared our belief in the Permanent Things were so denominated by our adversaries; but we did not clasp the epithet to our bosoms as a badge of honor – unlike the people who, a quarter of a century later, pleaded guilty as charged, and gloried in their shame.

Conservative Intellectuals Exit Stage Left

 

I cancelled my long-time subscription to The Weekly Standard earlier this year after one too many anti-Trump editorials. I probably would have canceled it sooner but I kept on forgetting, on account of my not reading the magazine regularly anymore, even though it showed up every week in my mailbox. The last issue that I received asserted that the June 2016 Trump Tower Meeting “wasn’t evidence of the campaign colluding with Russia, but it was evidence that some of Trump’s top advisers were willing to collude.” The same editorial reassured its readers that, “Mueller is everything we value in a public servant—honest, competent, utterly averse to partisan hackery.” 

The recent dissolution of The Weekly Standard has brought much hand-wringing and back-patting from our intellectual betters. Reportedly, The Standard’s subscription base has dropped by 10 percent or more in each of the last five years. Their subscription base would already have been a tiny sliver of the Republican electorate.

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If you subscribed to the Weekly Standard, it is easy to get a refund.  I just did.  First, I called 1-800-274-7293.  There was a prompt (#1) for subscribers of the Weekly Standard.  The first person did not help me but put me on hold and transferred me to the main number.  I was persistent and […]

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Charlie Sykes is a good guy. He means well. He’s sincere and cares deeply about civility. In case you’re new to planet earth that means I’m about to say something mean about old Chuck. Of the various center right podcasters running around in the wild woods of the web he stands apart with an uncanny […]

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“What people in New England who hate Trump are really saying is ‘I make over $100 grand a year and I have a graduate degree.'”

So says Fox News host Tucker Carlson in this bonus edition of the Behind The Blue Wall podcast. He also talks about his family’s connections to Maine, the bizarre story of the book-banning “bookstore,” and why you’ll never hear the phrase “I can’t believe you said that” from him.

It’s “Indictment Week” in Washington, and Paula Reid of CBS News updates the story.

Are conservatives surrendering the Grand Old Party to the populists without even a fight? The Weekly Standard’s Steve Hayes says “yes.”

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In a strange but comfortable bed on a Fort Lauderdale morning, everyone is fast asleep but me. Later gazing in the bathroom mirror, a face kissed lightly by Caribbean sun smiles back. Leg muscles, slightly stiff from extra exertion, are stretched, and I begin a long day of editing video and traveling north. Time to […]

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Next week I will be joining the brain trust at the Weekly Standard cruise where we will have a series of video interviews and articles featuring Bill Kristol, Steven Hayes, Fred Barnes, Michael Ramirez, Molly Hemingway, Erik Erikson and others, many of whom are the original Never Trumpers. I would like to ask some questions […]

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Mollie Hemingway of The Federalist and Mark Hemingway of The Weekly Standard give us a weekly update on the November elections. Among other issues, the Hemingways discuss President Obama and Donald Trump’s respective reactions to the terrorist attack in Orlando, and Mollie defends Hillary Clinton, but maybe not in the way you’d imagine.