5:13 PM, Feb 14, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Looking ahead to 2016, political analyst Charlie Cook suggests what few have so far: that Hillary Clinton will not run for president. Here's how Cook begins his column Friday:
At least every week now, there is a new story supporting the narrative of an inevitable 2016 Hillary Clinton presidential bid. Indeed, the conventional wisdom is that it is an absolute certainty that she will run. If anyone is currently saying, flat out, that Hillary isn't running, I haven't come across them.
Perhaps it's worth revisiting, then, the boss's editorial last month that says, almost flat out, Hillary won't run. From the January 27 issue of THE WEEKLY STANDARD:
The easiest way Hillary can be stopped is if she stops herself. She can choose not to run. Indeed, Time reports “on good authority” that “Hillary Clinton has not decided whether to run for president again.” There is a reasonable chance she’ll decide not to. She’s an intelligent woman. She remembers that her last experience of running for president wasn’t fun and didn’t end well. She knows that winning the Democratic nomination won’t be as easy as the media now pretend and that the general election will be, at best, a 50-50 proposition. Time points out that Hillary is now “able to dominate discussion of 2016 even as she sails above it.” Of course, the moment she announces, Hillary will no longer be “sailing above it.” It will be all downhill from the announcement. Why bother?
Read the whole thing here.
Hosted by Michael Graham.4:55 PM, Feb 11, 2014 • By TWS PODCAST
The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast, with editor William Kristol on his memo to the House GOP, and how the GOP can position itself for a successful 2014.
Feb 3, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 20 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
Election Day is almost nine months off. But right now Republicans seem almost certain to hold the House of Representatives and are likely to take the Senate. Which raises the inevitable question: How might the GOP seize defeat from the jaws of victory?
11:15 AM, Sep 19, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Bill Kristol joined Anderson Cooper and his panel Wednesday night on CNN to discuss Iran and its pursuit of nuclear weapon capability. Watch the video below:
Sep 16, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 02 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
The statesmanlike case for voting Yes on the congressional resolution to use force against the Assad regime has been made widely and well by conservative foreign policy thinkers. At the end, the case boils down to this: As a policy matter, a Yes vote may be problematic in all kinds of ways. But a No vote would likely be disastrous for the nation in very clear ways. Statesmanship requires choosing the problematic over the disastrous.
Hosted by Michael Graham.4:42 PM, Aug 21, 2013 • By TWS PODCAST
The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with editor William Kristol on the recent RNC meeting in Boston, and the fights between 2016 contenders and how these debates help the GOP.
Aug 26, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 47 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
The good news is that most of the nation remains as opposed to Obamacare today as it was three years ago, when the law was enacted. Indeed, most polls show the public even more skeptical today—as the Wall Street Journal reports, “public support for the law has waned and Republican opposition has held steady.” In a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll in July, 47 percent of respondents said the law was a bad idea, compared to 34 percent who thought it a good one.
9:13 AM, Aug 5, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
The Fox News Sunday panel debates the GOP's tactical divide on Obamacare, including the boss and Heritage Foundation president Jim DeMint:
"On Obamacare, folks from the Tea Party wing including Senator DeMint say no funding the government unless you defund Obamacare," said host Chris Wallace. "Why are they wrong?"
8:04 AM, Aug 5, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
On Fox News Sunday, the boss was joined by Howard Kurtz, Jim DeMint, and Juan Williams to discuss the continued threat from al Qaeda and the closing of more than 20 U.S. embassies throughout the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia:
Aug 5, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 44 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
On April 17, 2013, Senator Max Baucus committed a classic Washington gaffe: He spoke the truth. Baucus, along with every other Democratic senator, had voted for Obamacare in 2010. Now, at a Senate hearing, he told HHS secretary Kathleen Sebelius that when he looks at its implementation, “I just see a huge train wreck coming down.”
Hosted by Michael Graham.4:18 PM, Jul 9, 2013 • By TWS PODCAST
The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with National Review editor Rich Lowry on the joint editorial he and William Kristol wrote on why conservatives should scrap the current immigration reform bill.
Jul 8, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 41 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
"For ourselves, let the annual return of this day forever refresh our recollections of these rights, and an undiminished devotion to them.”
Jun 17, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 38 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
In Mozart’s Abduction from the Seraglio, the captive English maid, Blonde, scornfully rejects the advances of the powerful Osmin, overseer of Pasha Selim’s harem: “Pasha here, pasha there! Girls are not good to give away! I am an Englishwoman, born free, and I defy anyone who wants to force me to do anything!”
Jun 10, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 37 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
We'’ll take the liberty of updating, for the summer of 2013, the famous lines from Auden’s “September 1, 1939”:
We sit in our office
On Seventeenth Street
Depressed but with anticipation
As the clever hopes expire
Of a low dishonest administration.