The Eastern New Mexico News - Serving Clovis, Portales and the Surrounding Communities

Articles written by Rich Lowry

Sorted by date  Results 1 - 25 of 39



The human race isn't a burden

At least Bernie Sanders is an equal opportunity misanthrope. He doesn’t like rich people, and it turns out he doesn’t necessarily like poor people, either. At the CNN town hall on climate change, a questioner asked the socialist senator if...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    September 8, 2019

Britain's left dangerous throwback

Tory Prime Minister Boris Johnson has, to his credit, seized the initiative in the battle over whether Britain will truly exit the EU, and on what terms. But no one can know how this high-stakes gamble will turn out. Johnson just lost his slender...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    September 1, 2019

Either play by the rules or change them

The New York Times, an organization devoted to gathering and publishing information, doesn’t want people to gather or publish information inconvenient to it. A group of Trump-supporting operatives has been finding and archiving old social media...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    August 25, 2019

US shouldn't be defined by slavery

Beto O’Rourke has taken the measure of America and found it wanting. “This country, though we would like to think otherwise,” he intoned last weekend, “was founded on racism, has persisted through racism and is racist today.” This is now a...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    August 18, 2019

Government failed in Epstein case

The Jeffrey Epstein case establishes beyond a doubt that if you’re a sexual predator, it pays to be a rich and connected sexual predator. Epstein, now dead of an apparent suicide before his accusers had their day in court, worked the system and...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    August 11, 2019

US has racist extremist problem

At some point in the late 1960s, you could be forgiven for thinking that the FBI was in charge of the KKK. It infiltrated, manipulated and ran the group into the ground. The name of the operation: COINTELPRO-White Hate. With violent white hate again...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    August 4, 2019

McConnel doesn't need lessons on being cleareyed about Russia

There was a time when the left considered McCarthyism the worst of all political tactics. That was before it became useful to question Mitch McConnell’s loyalty to his country. The Senate majority leader’s offense is blocking...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    July 28, 2019

Focus on 'dog whistle' attempt to stop conversation

Missouri Republican Sen. Josh Hawley used a perfectly good word in its appropriate context, and stands accused of dog-whistle bigotry. At the National Conservatism conference in Washington, D.C., this month, Hawley gave a keynote address that attacke...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    July 21, 2019

Blaming the country the language of American elites

Beto O’Rourke, the losing Texas senator candidate who bootstrapped his way into becoming a losing presidential candidate, had a message for refugees who had come to America: Your new country is a hellhole. The former congressman told a roundtable...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    July 14, 2019

Biden far from 'Middle-Class Joe'

The American middle class just got a lot richer. Joe Biden, who invariably and tiresomely refers to himself as “Middle-Class Joe,” made $15 million the first two years after the end of the Obama administration. This hardly qualifies as a...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    July 7, 2019

Ballpark architecture growing more beautiful

We live in an era of public ugliness, of architects who deliberately make their forms unsightly and inhuman, and of public art installations that are invariably ridiculous. The most obvious exception is the ballpark, which has gotten more beautiful...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    June 30, 2019

Facility conditions part of crisis

News flash: There’s a crisis at the border. This was discovered again over the past week when immigration attorneys talked to reporters about appalling conditions at a Border Patrol facility detaining migrant minors in Clint, Texas. According to...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    June 23, 2019

Stay-the-course pitch could work

The worry a few days ago was that the Trump administration was ginning up fake intelligence about Iran blowing up oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz to justify a war against Iran. Then, last week, President Donald Trump said the Iranian attacks...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    June 16, 2019

Climate talk should be more cautious, less apocalyptic

The more the climate debate changes, the more it stays the same. Polls show that the public is worried about climate change, but that doesn’t mean it is any more ready to bear any burden or pay any price to combat it. If President Donald Trump...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    June 9, 2019

Exposure of video's doctor harassment, not journalism

Breaking news: Some guy posted a doctored video of Nancy Pelosi. But fear not. The website The Daily Beast sprang into action. It tracked down the random, Trump-supporting man who allegedly posted the offending clip, hounded him until he talked,...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    June 2, 2019

Robert Mueller's performance won't age well

In the end, by-the-book Robert Mueller departed wildly from the book. He invented an extraconstitutional legal standard for his obstruction investigation and acted, at best, in violation of the spirit of the special-counsel regulations. His...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    May 26, 2019

Sanders would kneecap education

Few things offend Bernie Sanders as much as people escaping from command-and-control government systems, even minority students whose parents are desperate to get their kids a decent education. The socialist wants to turn George Wallace on his head...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    May 19, 2019

Bills show debate over abortion policy still very real

Lysistrata, the character from the Aristophanes play of the same name, declared a sex strike to try to stop a devastating war in ancient Greece. Alyssa Milano, the actress and political activist, declared a sex strike to try to stop Georgia from...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    May 12, 2019

Mueller's role for Congress should be long over

The last thing the world needs is more of Robert Mueller’s commentary, but Congress is determined to have him hold forth at a public hearing. It’s not as though we don’t already have the special counsel’s version of events. He mustered...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    May 5, 2019

Barr scrutiny symptom of lunacy

An investigation into whether the president of the United States committed treason has devolved into a squabble over Attorney General Bill Barr’s brief letter saying that he didn’t. We’ve gone from Donald Trump allegedly betraying the nation...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    April 28, 2019

Trump most in his element when he's engaged in fights

No one enjoys getting impeached, and if it happens to him, Donald J. Trump will be no exception. On the other hand, it’s hard to imagine any potential target of impeachment in Anglo-American history relishing the fight more than Trump. He’d...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    April 21, 2019

Despite protests, socialism up with Dems

There was Bernie Sanders at a Fox News Channel town hall, not giving an inch in a forum every Democratic presidential candidate has shunned. His reward was a cataract of good reviews, and monster ratings. Sanders had a solid hour to try to reach...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    April 14, 2019

Finding roots of Mueller probe a fair goal

Attorney General William Barr dared to use the “s-word.” He said in congressional testimony that the Trump campaign had been spied on by the U.S. government. Pressed by incredulous Senate Democrats, he clarified: “I think spying did occur. The...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    April 7, 2019

Biden's problem is with his ego

Joe Biden wants us to believe that all his touching speaks to how deeply he cares about other people. It’s really a testament to how much regard he has for himself. As everyone has always known, Biden is prone to weird and wildly overfamiliar...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    March 31, 2019

Life doesn't always imitate suspense dramas

For the past two years, Rachel Maddow has been a hero of her own spy thriller. She has written, directed and starred in a hit production based on the unlikely premise of a prime-time cable TV show host unraveling the most dastardly plot in American...

 

Page Down

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2019

Rendered 09/19/2019 22:42