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Jay Nordlinger
Senior editor, National Review; music critic, The New Criterion
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Jay Nordlinger 11h
It would be hard to explain why so many of us were crazed with joy when Jack Nicklaus won the Masters in 1986. It had to do with the defiance of odds (age); the affirmation of greatness. I thought of this today when I wondered, "Why am I rooting for the Patriots tomorrow?"
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Jay Nordlinger 11h
This is a wise sentence, from : "The discredited BuzzFeed story advances the dreadful case that there is no truth -- that there are only agendas."
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Jay Nordlinger 11h
People are shocked when writers write like writers. I can't blame them -- because so many writers write and act like politicians. This is a big problem in my business. Word to the wise: Usually, I will write like a writer. You know where the unfollow button is. Thank you!
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Jay Nordlinger 11h
Tomorrow marks the midway point -- merely the midway point -- of Trump's first term (or term, if you like). These things always seem like they take forever, while they're going on. Then they're over, in the blink of an eye. I remember this from presidencies past. Time is odd.
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Jay Nordlinger 12h
The BuzzFeed story has produced extraordinary results. Some on the left are abashed. Some on the right are saying positive things about Robert Mueller.
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Jay Nordlinger 14h
I had two Glazer classes. He was a celeb to me -- straight from the pages of Commentary! Loved this: "He once said that he held positions often no different from those of many others, but that he was the one who would go to meetings and speak up."
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Jay Nordlinger 14h
The images of those red-hat kids surrounding and mocking that old Indian are unbearable. Absolutely unbearable. An American disgrace.
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Jay Nordlinger 17h
A bill in a restaurant was delivered to me in an old book. “A Boy Scout on Duty.” The inscription: “Robert Brown from Mama. Easter. 1928.” I find this touching in a dozen ways. I could expound, but I’m tweeting ...
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Jay Nordlinger Jan 19
"As the United States should have learned, the Islamic State is like a cancer that hides in bones and tissues, not quite extinguished. The moment you think it’s gone ..." A wise, informed column by . A genuine service.
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Jay Nordlinger Jan 19
Reading this article, I thought of the King of Belgium, who, in 1990, abdicated for a day, so as not to sign a law that legalized abortion.
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Jay Nordlinger Jan 18
Also, the phrase "crybaby conservatism" is killer. I would say that is a national treasure, but he would hate both the cliché and the sentimentalism. (Still true.)
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Jay Nordlinger Jan 18
Here's my man, GWB. I have a lefty friend who had pizzas sent to those drum-beaters in the Wisconsin capitol, several years ago. (They didn't clean up after themselves.) Pizza-delivery is a thing, an American thing. Emoji? Ah, yes: 🍕.
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Jay Nordlinger Jan 18
Good one, Jamie. Is manhood defined by fealty to Trump, under all circumstances? Is conservatism? What a weird, wrong pass we have reached.
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Jay Nordlinger Jan 18
Lindsey Graham called Trump's border wall a "metaphor." identifies it as a MacGuffin. Very insightful, IMO.
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Jay Nordlinger Jan 18
If we leave ISIS alone, will they, in turn, leave us alone? That is a big, big question. I've written a brief post that I hope is a crystallizer.
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Jay Nordlinger Jan 18
Last month, the president declared, "We have defeated ISIS in Syria." Now four Americans, among others, have been killed by ISIS in Syria. The word "outrageous" is overused, but this is outrageous, and the president should get his act together, damn it.
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Jay Nordlinger Jan 17
I have an opinion I have never heard expressed, so here I go: I admire Jack Dorsey. I think he’s a stand-up guy. He is infinitely patient with his critics and questioners. If I don’t like Twitter, I can get the hell off. You know?
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Jay Nordlinger Jan 17
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Jay Nordlinger Jan 17
Dan, I know the feeling. Sometimes people do that sort of thing to me. I like to quote Bill Buckley. Once, someone said to him, "What you really believe is that ...," and Bill interjected, "I'm the world's foremost authority on what I believe."
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Jay Nordlinger Jan 17
Looks like the guy's pulling a Chaffetz. Why do they even run? Why do they ask for public support? I say to the voters of the Upper West Side: If you elect me to the House (replacing the new Judiciary chairman, Nadler), I will serve my full two years. Swear!
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