Conrad Black

About Conrad Black

Conrad Black has been one of Canada’s most prominent financiers for 40 years, and was one of the leading newspaper publishers in the world as owner of the British telegraph newspapers, the Fairfax newspapers in Australia, the Jerusalem Post, Chicago Sun-Times and scores of smaller newspapers in the U.S., and most of the daily newspapers in Canada. He is the author of authoritative biographies of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Richard Nixon, one-volume histories of the United States and Canada, and most recently of Donald J. Trump: A President Like No Other. He is a member of the British House of Lords as Lord Black of Crossharbour.

The Democrats Won’t Find a Savior in Michael Bloomberg

The best aspect of Michael Bloomberg’s potential presidential run is that if he were elected, we may be reasonably confident that he would be a competent president, which should be an immense relief to anyone who takes seriously the possibility that any of the four remaining Democratic candidates with appreciable support—Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie

By | 2019-11-13T21:40:29-07:00 November 12th, 2019|Tags: |

Impeachment Drama Is Fraught with Traps for Sane Observers

It is painful to take issue with my blessed friend Peggy Noonan, and also painful to read both that she has effectively joined the disreputable impeachers of Donald Trump and has invoked a disingenuous argument in support of that position. Writing in the Wall Street Journal on November 2, she asserted that it is clear

By | 2019-11-04T21:16:26-07:00 November 4th, 2019|Tags: |

The ‘Demedia’s’ Impeachment Beat Goes On

The pre-electoral schism in American politics seems now to have reached a point not approached since the Civil War. The Democrats have been successfully hounded by the Republicans for their unauthorized, in camera, selectively researched, and leaked “impeachment investigation.” Now House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is going to have its existence approved by the House,

By | 2019-10-29T21:38:16-07:00 October 29th, 2019|Tags: |

Impeachment Will Fail

Two elements of the turbulent current American political scene became clearer over the past week. One is the determination, attested to by almost all Washington insiders whatever side they are on, of the Democratic leadership to force an impeachment trial of the president. Also developing, as a further bleat from the vanishing NeverTrumpers, is the

By | 2019-10-23T21:46:04-07:00 October 22nd, 2019|Tags: |

Another Pivot on Impeachment

We are living through a phantasmagoric psychodrama generated by the dishonest national political media. This is the media whose Joe Scarborough of MSNBC did not show some of President Trump’s responses to his enemies because of “concern” for the president’s family, as he “seems to have lost his mind.” This is a new frontier in

By | 2019-10-17T21:07:10-07:00 October 16th, 2019|Tags: |

Trump is Winning the Great Game of American Political Football

What appears to be emerging from the Ukraine controversy is an epochal contest for the political soul and future of America. It has been known from the morning after the last presidential election that Trump was planning an assault on the political conventional wisdom in policy matters. He and his followers—fully half the voters if

By | 2019-10-10T09:11:09-07:00 October 8th, 2019|Tags: |

Bring On the Biggest Nothingburger of Them All

There has not in modern American history been such a preposterous excuse for a threat to the presidency as the Ukraine affair.  The “favor” the president sought from President Zelinsky of Ukraine was that he reopen his inquiry into corruption so there would be more support in Washington for aid to Ukraine’s self-defense against Russian

By | 2019-09-30T21:48:31-07:00 September 30th, 2019|Tags: |

Only the People Can Decide

In the United States as in Great Britain, the political system has been so strained  by issues of such immense controversy that they cross party lines, immobilize the system, and can only be settled by the voters as a whole. There will be no other determination of whether President Trump gets to finish his task

By | 2019-09-25T19:01:25-07:00 September 25th, 2019|Tags: |

As Democrats Thrash, Trump Rises Above It All

Just when it seems that the quality of the Democratic candidates and the ethical standards of the Democratic media might start to rebound to normal civilized levels (not a high bar since the days of JFK, LBJ, and Hubert Humphrey), they excavate new depths of inanity and unprofessionalism. I believe that the latest outburst against

By | 2019-09-19T19:53:55-07:00 September 19th, 2019|Tags: |

Trump’s Taliban Gambit

President Trump made the correct decision in canceling the peace talks with the Taliban of Afghanistan. These were never really peace talks. They were surrender talks. The primitive and barbarous Taliban represented them as such and to underline the point, engaged in a number of bombing atrocities in a cluster to correspond with their ill-considered

By | 2019-09-12T20:09:52-07:00 September 11th, 2019|Tags: |

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