New York Magazine Pundit: ‘Crude Tribalism’ Animates Typical GOP Voter

May 9th, 2016 7:25 AM
In a Tuesday post, New York magazine’s Chait suggested that conservatism is driven not by an elite but by its riff-raff. Chait asserted, “Whatever [the] abstract arguments for conservative policy…on the ground, Republican politics boils down to ethno-nationalistic passions ungoverned by reason,” and remarked that Donald Trump’s supporters “have revealed things…

Paul Gigot Smacks Down Katrina Vanden Heuvel: 'You Got a Huge Expansio

April 15th, 2012 1:59 PM
There was a truly delicious moment on ABC's This Week Sunday that should be mandatory viewing for all liberal media members. After the perilously liberal editor of The Nation magazine, along with Obama's former domestic policy adviser, blamed all the nation's problems on Republican obstruction in Congress, the Wall Street Journal's Paul Gigot struck back saying, "The…

Paul Gigot: 'I Love the Symbolism of Two Dem Presidents Endorsing Bush

December 12th, 2010 9:18 PM
The award for Best Line of the Weekend goes to Wall Street Journal editorial page editor Paul Gigot who on Sunday's "Meet the Press" offered a delicious irony concerning Friday's surprise press conference hosted by Barack Obama and Bill Clinton. "I love the symbolism of two Democratic presidents--not one, but two--endorsing Bush tax cuts, saying, 'We need them…

Daily Beast: Right's Most Influential Journalist Is Gigot? Over Rush

February 11th, 2010 12:37 PM
CRITICAL UPDATES AT END OF POST: Limbaugh responds to list; author of list story used to work for the Wall Street Journal.The Daily Beast Thursday published its list of the Right's most influential media figures, and the winner will likely surprise many on both sides of the aisle.In the top position according to author Tunku Varadarajan (please see update at end of post!) is Paul Gigot, the…

Dobbs vs. Kudlow: CNN Host Trashes Rival's Presence at Obama Dinner

January 15th, 2009 11:27 AM
"CNBC Reports" host Larry Kudlow believes free-market capitalism is the best path to prosperity. Too bad CNN "Lou Dobbs Tonight" host Lou Dobbs doesn't. Dobbs attacked Kudlow during the Jan. 14 broadcast of "Lou Dobbs Tonight" for commenting on a dinner meeting of conservative pundits at the home of Washington Post columnist George Will on Jan. 13. Kudlow was not…

Let Them In: WSJ Editor Argues for Open Borders

May 18th, 2008 12:12 PM
The editorial page of the Wall Street Journal has long been an indispensable voice of conservatism. As President Bush said in 2003 in awarding the Medal of Freedom to editorial page editor Robert L. Bartley shortly before his death, he—and by extension his editorial page—has been "a champion of free markets, individual liberty and the values necessary for a free society."But there is…