Myrna Blyth, the former editor of Ladies Home Journal and self-described ‘only republican in women’s publishing’ has been named editor-in-chief of something called Betty Confidential—a site which describes itself as "Your Best Friend. Only Better"—according to a release.
Ms. Blyth maintains a blog called Blyth Times and writes a column for The Read More
Rich Lowry, editor of The National Review, has responded to Christopher Buckley’s announcement on Tina Brown and Barry Diller’s Daily Beast that he was "fired," as the story’s URL shows, or "sacked," as its headline read until it was recently changed to "Buckley Bows Out of National Review." (Buzz moves fast, and as Read More
Felix Gillette talks to Griff Jenkins, Fox News’ man on the mean streets of St. Paul: "Roughly a week earlier, Mr. Jenkins had waded into the protestors in Denver without the aid of a security crew. Things had gotten entertainingly ugly (YouTube-worthy ugly), and now his bosses were insisting on precautions."
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ST. PAUL—Jack Fowler, the publisher of the National Review, was leaning back in a chair in a banquet hall at the St. Paul University Club.
The party he’d just held there was breaking up, and he was talking to a reporter about President George W. Bush as Jay Nordlinger and Claremont Institute fellow and Read More
National Review editor Rich Lowry posted a brief indictment Wednesday of the editors at The Washington Post‘s Book World for deciding not to review a recently published book about the run-up to the Iraq war by former Undersecretary of Defense Doug Feith. The book, War and Decision, came out from Harper on April 8, Read More
Sorry again for the delay. Here’s a very late and severely abbreviated Morning Read.
Iowa Democrats start the chatter that Hillary will back out of the race if Barack Obama jumps in: something Hillaryland dismisses.
In National Review Online, Rich Lowry explains “The genius of Obama is that he has a pure Read More
The National Review likes Eliot Spitzer’s stance on public money for private schools.
Hilllary Clinton’s support of an upstate company’s use of recycled car tires has lead to a warning about pollution in the early presidential primary state of New Hampshire.
ReformNY looks at Nick Spano’s condemnation of alleged voter intimation tactics. Read More
Who is the bottle blonde on the cover of the current issue of National Review? (N.B.: I am a senior editor at the magazine.) When did cross-dressing sink so low? During the Mayoralty of Rudy Giuliani, of course.
That is the inner Rudy, parading himself at an Inner Circle dinner; please, give us the Read More
A couple days ago I did my most successful item, counting by serious comments: about the vanishing progressive Jewish presence in public life, from my viewpoint as an assimilating Jew. Later that day I opened my email to discover a message from a “John Podhoretz.” It was titled “Look Out!”
I don’t know Read More
Is Condi Rice’s warm-and-fuzzy opening to Iran, after President Ahmedinejad’s man-to-man letter to President Bush, a signal of a sharply soft turn in an Administration desperate to shore up public trust, not just in Europe but in the U.S.A.? I think so. The Secretary of State came off as lovely, thoughtful and transparent in interviews Read More