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William Kristol

  1. the weekly standard
    The Weekly Standard Lived By the Partisan Sword – And Died By ItThe conservative magazine — always shameless in its GOP loyalty — is closing after breaking ranks with Trump.
  2. The Anti-Trump Republicans Issue a Scream Into an Uncaring VoidPrecisely when their influence over the GOP is at a low ebb, conservative Trump-haters call out to Republicans to recant.
  3. Kristol’s Anti-Trump Bid Is Not Like Buckley ’70The flagging right-wing effort to run a “true conservative” against Trump is reaching for a historical precedent.
  4. the national interest
    Desperate Kristol Recruits Blogger Against TrumpHard times for the anti-Trump forces of the right.
  5. the national interest
    The Confederate-Flag Backlash and the New American PatriotismAs a symbol of hatred falls, a new understanding of American history takes shape.
  6. the national interest
    Kristol: Netanyahu Loves America More Than Obama DoesAmerica’s most confused patriot speaks out.
  7. ink-stained wretches
    William Kristol Still Begging for Another CandidateDude, it’s not happening. Let it go.
  8. rudy
    Rudy Giuliani Is Definitely Running, Says Person Who Often Makes Bad PredictionsBill Kristol.
  9. barbourism
    Haley Barbour’s Son Doesn’t Take Criticism WellHe lashes out after Bill Kristol writes a critical piece about his dad.
  10. straw men
    William Kristol Pats Republicans on the Back for Liking JewsCongrats?
  11. early and often
    Why Neoconservative Pundits Love Jon StewartJohn Bolton, William Kristol, and others explain why ‘The Daily Show’ is the best place to get their views heard.
  12. ink-stained wretches
    Ross Douthat Does Exactly What Was Expected of HimThe ‘Times’ columnist’s debut effort has enough to please both liberals and conservatives.
  13. ink-stained wretches
    Ross Douthat to Fill William Kristol’s Spot on Times Op-ed PageThis seems like a smart choice.
  14. media deathwatch
    The Media Takes a Few BreathsSome old pals get dunked, only to resurface again, and some magazines go online for good.
  15. things that need to happen
    Bill Kristol Wants a Piece of Matt DamonIn what would be the Greatest Debate of All Time.
  16. ink-stained wretches
    William Kristol’s Last Column: Buying Into Hope?On his way out, the conservative columnist doesn’t quite root for Obama to fail.
  17. early and often
    What Do You Think of Obama’s Dinner With the Conservative Carrion?Was it harmless, clever, or did it just send the wrong message?
  18. election hangover
    William Kristol: ‘I’m Kinda Stretched a Little Thin’The conservative ‘Times’ opinion columnist hints that he may be ready to go.
  19. early and often
    Sarah Palin Overheated Conservative CruisesThe ‘New Yorker’ tells us about how the Alaska governor did have a few key Washington ‘connections’ before she got the V.P. tap.
  20. ink-stained wretches
    Maureen Dowd Defends Funny Political JournalismShe also defends using humor in political commentary. To which we say, wait, everybody else is trying to be serious?
  21. company town
    William Kristol Has the Gray Lady’s Knickers in a TwistMEDIA • Both Times public editor Clark Hoyt and former Times conservative standby William Safire have panned Arthur “Pinch” Sulzberger’s decision to foist William Kristol on the editorial page. Among the other conservatives considered and passed over: Charles Krauthammer, Ross Douthat, Max Boot, and a bunch of other Weekly Standard stalwarts. But at least Judith Miller approves: “[I]t’s an appointment that’s a long time coming. The page needed balance.… [But] an unabashed neocon without remorse is unacceptable to Times people.… He’s not kosher in that sense.” [New Republic] • New York Observer president Robert Sommer nailed his MSNBC interview: “We like to view our readers as some of the smartest, most insensitive — most… Some of the most brightest readers in the country and especially New York.” [NYO] • David Blum goes through his fifth sex columnist in little more than a year, firing his latest hire at the New York Press after she stole questions from Dan Savage. Some might call that slutty! [NYO]
  22. early and often
    Bob Shrum Shows Bill Kristol How It’s DoneHey guys! Did you see Bill Kristol’s first column appeared in the Times today? Boy, was it a doozy. Kristol took his classic conservative bluster and put it front and center on his first day: Thank you, Senator Obama. You’ve defeated Senator Clinton in Iowa. It looks as if you’re about to beat her in New Hampshire. There will be no Clinton Restoration. A nation turns its grateful eyes to you. But gratitude for sparing us a third Clinton term only goes so far. Who, inquiring minds want to know, is going to spare us a first Obama term? After all, for all his ability and charm, Barack Obama is still a liberal Democrat. Blah, blah, blah, Hillary is a national nightmare, liberal Democrats will doom us all. Pretty standard boilerplate, most likely selected to startle the tepidly Democratic readership of the Times opinion pages. But Kristol doesn’t teach us anything we don’t know (“some Democrats are licking their chops at the prospect of a Huckabee nomination”), and he doesn’t question anything we take for granted (“Voters seem to be enjoying making up their own minds this year. And Huckabee is a talented politician.”). So it’s not really that startling at all. But over in the Daily News, we get the same sort of indictment of Hillary Clinton and her campaign machine — only more surprising, this time it’s from former Clintonite and Democratic mastermind Bob Shrum.
  23. company town
    Morgy Says, ‘I’m Too Old to Retire!’LAW • Robert Morgenthau called a press conference in response to a “Page Six” item about him stepping down after 33 years: “I’m too old to retire.” The man is 88! [NYT] • Big-time Mayer Brown partner Joseph Collins, who maintains offices in both New York and Chicago, has been indicted for fraud in the Refco case. [Above the Law] • Which court is the worst “judicial hellhole” in the country? [Law Blog/WSJ]