Reagan’s estranged daughter, who hated him, says parents would have approved redefining marriage

April 19, 2013 – Even though Ronald Reagan has been dead for eight years, Patti Davis is not done defiling her father's memory. And now she has dragged her ailing mother into it, too. Earlier this month, she claimed her father would have supported gay “marriage.” Now, she says since her mother, Nancy, did not contradict her, she must support redefining marriage, as well. Davis said she never … [Read more...]

Obama’s DOMA Betrayal is not a “Distraction”

One of the sad ironies of American politics is that Republicans occasionally prove that Democrats are not the only party that can be rigidly disciplined in spreading a mind-bendingly stupid message. It seems that after Barack Obama announced his administration will simply ignore its constitutional duty to defend the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the talking points went out. Suddenly, a host of … [Read more...]

Where Pat Buchanan Went Wrong

I wrote several book reviews at FrontPage Magazine, including virtually every book Pat Buchanan wrote during my tenure there. In hindsight, these were hypercritical and, more damning for me, did not engage with the substance of his arguments. As I place this on my website nine years to the day I first wrote it, I can say this is perhaps the most defensible of my reviews of his work, which is … [Read more...]

Farewell, Chairman Bill

I am proud to say this article was read by William F. Buckley Jr. personally. Upon reading it, he sent a very kind personal letter to me, which remains one of my most cherished possessions. This article was excerpted in the August 9, 2004, hard copy issue of National Review. An edited online version may be seen here, although in the print copy, mine was the first article excerpted.... -- … [Read more...]