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.

Post-Midterm Meltdowns

Not even a week had elapsed after the midterm elections before there were eruptions of foolishness in Washington and abroad that do not augur well for an improved climate of relations in domestic or international affairs. CNN has sued the president and his entourage for revoking Jim Acosta’s White House press pass. This

By | 2018-11-16T21:49:26+00:00 November 15th, 2018|

Trump Is Blessed with His Enemies

At this point, the Democrats appear to have a lead in the House of Representatives of about 30 or 40 members, a relatively small edge in an undisciplined chamber, and the Republicans have purged the NeverTrumpers, led (with his customary uncertainty) by departing House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.). In the Senate, President Trump

By | 2018-11-11T21:57:14+00:00 November 10th, 2018|

Trump’s Winning Demeanor

The problem with all the advice to the president urging him to change his demeanor is that it is given for the wrong reason and at the wrong time. As I have often recounted, since Donald Trump attacks the entire political system and almost everyone in or near it in both parties (including

By | 2018-10-30T20:57:48+00:00 October 29th, 2018|

A New Lady for the United Nations

As the position of ambassador to the United Nations is about to be vacant, from the retirement of the well-regarded Nikki Haley, former governor of South Carolina, and the president is considering alternatives, I wish to throw someone’s hat in the ring. It is sometimes hard to believe, but the embassy to the

By | 2018-10-16T20:32:15+00:00 October 15th, 2018|

Trump Wins the Kavanaugh Poker Match

When the cant and emotionalism and bilious partisanship have subsided, the Kavanaugh episode will be seen as a decisive watershed. President Trump knew how critical a turn it would be to have a fifth confirmed conservative interpreter of the Constitution for the first time since 1940, three years after Franklin D. Roosevelt threatened

By | 2018-10-12T21:54:13+00:00 October 11th, 2018|

A Showdown Like No Other

We are in the midst of the fourth and fifth rounds, now unfolding simultaneously, in Donald Trump’s revolutionary eviction of the Democratic establishment with its allies in the media, Hollywood, Wall Street and on K Street, and its lookalike post-Reagan Republican also-rans and regional managers. Trump won the Republican nomination and election and

By | 2018-10-02T12:00:36+00:00 October 2nd, 2018|

Only the People Can End This Democratic Horror Show

It is impossible for the Democrats to plumb more profound depths than those they have in accusing President Trump of causing hurricanes while being responsible for thousands of hurricane-related deaths in Puerto Rico, even as they impugn a Supreme Court nominee at five minutes to midnight because of an uncorroborated, and vehemently denied,

By | 2018-10-02T12:01:56+00:00 September 19th, 2018|

Pop Guns On the Left Don’t Hit Their Target

Donald Trump’s enemies opened their offensive to win the midterm elections with the fortuitous McCain posthumous suicide of using his lengthy obsequies to sandbag the president. This was an imaginatively belligerent parting for a brave soldier, but an unseemly farewell to and by a patriot who was also the leader of the NeverTrumpers;

By | 2018-10-02T12:04:21+00:00 September 10th, 2018|