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William Kristol

Kristol On Cheney: Kipling Would Admire Him

NY Times | WILLIAM KRISTOL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

You gotta love Dick Cheney. O.K., O.K. ... you don't have to. But consider this exchange with Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday": WALLACE: Did you r...

Kristol's Next War: Send The US Marines After Somali Pirates

Matthew Yglesias | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In addition to being a booster of the two actual wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, Bill Kristol and/or his publication has, at one time or another, also c...

Why the Conservatives Won't Crack-up, But the Left Probably Will

Rupert Russell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rupert Russell

The conservative Counter-Establishment is the most cast-iron entanglement of alliances and dependencies known in modern American history.

10 Republicans Who Should Go Away

Ben Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ben Cohen

Michelle Malkin wrote a book called: In Defense of Internment. The book essentially defends the internment of Japanese Americans during World War Two.

Kristol: Right-Wing Media Will "Try To Be Cheerful"

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Since the Weekly Standard launched in 1995, there's one scenario the conservative magazine hasn't yet faced: Democrats in control of both the White Ho...

Sunday Watch 11-02-08: In Which the Guesswork Pageant Flutters to an End

Todd Gitlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Todd Gitlin

While McCain campaign manager Rick Davis affected not the slightest care in the world, Obama chief strategist David Axelrod refused to play the prophecy game.

The Republican Party Is Headed To War -- With Itself

Matt Littman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Littman

There will be a civil war in the Republican Party, between the people who believe the Party has gone too far to the right, and the people who believe that the Party just had the wrong messenger this time.

Kristol Myth

Daniel Menaker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Menaker

Personally, I think William Kristol's support for -- sponsorship of -- Palin, and his whole philosophy are products of a sad, original failure to rebel against his father, Irving Kristol.

What Conservatism Taught Us About Conservation

Todd Palmer and Rob Pringle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Todd Palmer and Rob Pringle

Is presenting a unified front really a prerequisite for getting what you want in the political sphere?

Why is McCain Headed to Defeat? It is Not the Economy, Stupid

Matt Littman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Littman

The collapse of the economy did not mean the collapse of the McCain campaign -- no, what killed the McCain campaign was simply John McCain's campaign.

Waving Goodbye to Bill Kristol, Colin Powell "Might" Endorse Obama

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

I have no idea what General Powell might do with regard to his Meet the Press appearance on Sunday -- but I know that he's pondering something big.

Palin: The Worst Angels of Our Nature

Charles J. Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles J. Brown

The Palinistas are far less interested in electing McCain than they are in putting the Sarahnator one step away from the White House (and, they hope, in it soon).

The Beat (It) Goes On: A Conservative Stampede

Jerry Weissman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jerry Weissman

The McCain-Palin ticket has had a severe impact on the writers of the right and sent them running for the hills. Witness the crescendo of the stampede.

Ventriloquism in Print: Sarah Palin as Medium for Bill Kristol?

William E. Jackson Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
William E. Jackson Jr.

The New York Times should liberate this "fifth columnist" from his contract so that he is free to officially join the Palin campaign.

William Kristol Grasps at Straws

David Latt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Latt

Both McCain and Palin, according to Kristol, need to be unleashed. But that doesn't mean set free to constructively debate the important issues of the day. No. All Kristol wants is ad hominen vitriol.

Kristol: McCain Appears Headed For Defeat

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In his New York Times column today, conservative Bill Kristol says McCain is gearing up for defeat: John McCain is on course to lose the presidential...

Jed Lewison

Even Fox News Admits McCain's Missteps (VIDEO) | Jed Lewison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There are some things that even Fox News has to admit, and apparently among those things is the fact that Barack Obama had a better week than John McC...

William Kristol Explains

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Thomas B. Edsall

Some Conservatives Air Concerns Over Palin | Thomas B. Edsall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The McCain campaign's desperate gamble on Sarah Palin, aimed at reversing the Arizona senator's downward spiral, has met with decidedly mixed reaction...

John McCain as a Hood Ornament

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bella DePaulo

The New York Times has William Kristol on its opinion page, and the Wall Street Journal now has Thomas Frank. What Kristol writes could be called scho...

What Will Barack Obama Say in Berlin?

Jerry Weissman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerry Weissman

The association of Obama with Kennedy was due, in large part, to their shared oratorical talents. This week's Berlin speech makes that association even more pertinent.

FearWatch '08: The McCain Campaign Takes Feargasm Advice From Bill Kristol

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Even though Sen. McCain didn't truly denounce Charlie Black and, instead, basically supported the lobbyist's awful statements, the very serious cable news people are giving McCain a pass on this thing.

Jon Stewart Skewers Obama on Public Financing

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Anyone who wishes to rid the nation of the dead hand of Republican misrule must be careful not to play into the narratives of the Right. That means you Jon Stewart.

Blue Alert: Obama And the Dems Need Contingency Plans for Terror and War

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Obama should start laying the groundwork now with a series of speeches that explain why we can -- and must -- defend the liberties that make us Americans, even in the face of terror.

Bill Kristol is Not Stupid, So Why Does He Pretend to Be?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

The true contempt for our soldiers comes from Bill Kristol and his neo-con pals who sent them off to fight and die in a totally bogus, elective war -- not from