August 07, 2009
National Review editor Rich Lowry writes, "The birthers have been denounced by every reputable conservative." So, he's employing disreputable conservatives? Or is Andy McCarthy so far to the right he's not a conservative?
Conservatives For Student Loan Reform?
May 22, 2009
They don't spell it out in much detail, but I think National Review's editors may have just endorsed Barack Obama's program to reform federal student lending, which I promoted on the Plank a few weeks ago. In an article called "Beyond 'No'," not yet available online, Rich Lowry and Ramesh Ponnuru--who have quietly been trying to reform conservatism around a "Sam's Club Republican" agenda--propose a multipoint strategy to win back the middle class. One of their suggestions deals with student loans: The cost of college is another source of great anxiety for families and young adults.
November 19, 2008
A year and a half ago, around the time thoughtful conservatives started to realize that George W. Bush might not in fact be a combination of Abraham Lincoln and Winston Churchill, National Review editor Rich Lowry wrote a cover story pinpointing the source of the president's failings: He had a competence problem. Going forward, Lowry suggested, the party might want a new leader a bit less, well, meatheaded than the incumbent. Republicans would seek out someone who "doesn't run the government like George W.