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    Weekly Standard Preparing to Shut Down

    The sanctimonious clowns at the Weekly Standard, led by #NeverTrump head honcho Bill Kristol, have finally succumbed to a market that no longer cares about their losing brand of faux-conservatism in the age of President Donald J. Trump.
    “The Weekly Standard is not expected to survive going into 2019 and is preparing to shut down permanently, according to several former and current staff members who spoke to The Daily Caller News Foundation,” according to Daily Caller.
    Billionaire Philip Anschutz, the owner of the publication, was reportedly frustrated “with the direction of the magazine,” as were the sane members of the GOP who no longer wished to be ruled by an elite class of establishment Republicans who capitulated Democrats on every issue imaginable.
    Kristol, the editor of the publication, was perhaps the most vocal Trump critic in the GOP. He openly dropped his support for the Republican party when Trump won the GOP presidential nomination (because why bother listening to what those peasants in Middle America want?) and advocated for a Hillary Clinton presidency.


    There are rumors that the publication could be folded into a page of the Washington Examiner, but according to the report, a current editor at Weekly Standard said it is more likely that the publicationwill shut down completely.

    https://bigleaguepolitics.com/good-r...-to-shut-down/
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    Did not know it still existed .
    Do something Danke

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    They must have been waiting for HW to die or something.
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    Perhaps the genius of the neocons is that they regularly fold-up old, worn-out, discredited organizations and start new ones. Permanent revolution...

    The Washington Free Beacon has been the replacement for The Weekly Standard for some time now.
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    21 new threads today, 16 in this subforum...
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    Trump hasn't even been in 6 months, you can't call him a boondoggle President unless he has overseen a military boondoggle for at least a year or two.


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    We'll see. Slate was supposed to fold by 2014 but they're still around.
    * Enforce Border Security – America should be guarding her own borders and enforcing her own laws instead of policing the world and implementing UN mandates.

    * No Amnesty - The Obama Administration’s endorsement of so-called “Comprehensive Immigration Reform,” granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, will only encourage more law-breaking.

    * Abolish the Welfare State – Taxpayers cannot continue to pay the high costs to sustain this powerful incentive for illegal immigration. As Milton Friedman famously said, you can’t have open borders and a welfare state.

    * End Birthright Citizenship – As long as illegal immigrants know their children born here will be granted U.S. citizenship, we’ll never be able to control our immigration problem.




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    I just wish Bill Kristol would shut down, permanently.
    "The Patriarch"

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    Not going to happen.
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    The man did not think clearly. It was almost as if he had brain cancer of something.
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    I missed out on the dick pills , they any good ?

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    I wouldn't line my bird cage with that rag.

    Nothing in the "Weakly Standard" was worth reading. It was all globalists shilling and propaganda.
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    some awesome, positive news, THANK YOU!

    why I should worship the state (who apparently is the only party that can possess guns without question).
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    Baptiste said.
    At which point will Americans realize that creating an unaccountable institution that is able to pass its liability on to tax-payers is immoral and attracts sociopaths?

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    The skeptic in me... wonder if this is a preparation for trumps government ministry of truth...

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    But then who will tell us next useless war to start?

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    A formerly-relevant conservative magazine has shut down after two years of #NeverTrump commentary finally drove the majority of its readership away.
    “All good things come to an end. And so, after 23 years, does The Weekly Standard. I want to express my gratitude to our readers and my admiration for my colleagues. We worked hard to put out a quality magazine, and we had a good time doing so. And we have much more to do. Onward!” said Bill Kristol, formerly Weekly Standard’s editor-at-large and the publication’s most prominent personality.
    All good things come to an end. And so, after 23 years, does The Weekly Standard. I want to express my gratitude to our readers and my admiration for my colleagues. We worked hard to put out a quality magazine, and we had a good time doing so. And we have much more to do. Onward!
    — Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) December 14, 2018
    Kristol is known for ditching the GOP over the nomination of President Donald J. Trump in favor of the globalist establishment. Weekly Standard’s former readers left for more in-touch media sources and never forgave him. After 23 years in business, the publication became obsolete in just two years.

    There were rumors that the magazine might merge with Washington Examiner, but that deal never came to fruition. The last issue of Weekly Standard will be published on Dec. 24.

    More at: https://bigleaguepolitics.com/weekly...ves-celebrate/
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    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

    A Zero Hedge comment

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    another fantastic outcome born out of the 2016 election.
    I just want objectivity on this forum and will point out flawed sources or points of view at my leisure.

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    Raise a Glass this Weekend . . .
    Thomas DiLorenzo

    . . . to the demise of the neocon invade-the-rest-of-the-world propaganda rag, The Weekly Standard, which kicked out all of its employees and simply disappeared yesterday. Bottoms up!

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    How Bill Kristol Closed the Conservative Mind
    He established himself as the GOP's hawkish gatekeeper and waged war on the antiwar right.

    By JACK HUNTER
    December 18, 2018

    When The American Conservative launched in 2002, co-founder Pat Buchanan explained why it was needed: “there is no doubt the neocons have come to define the conservative movement, which bothers me. They do not represent traditional conservatism.”

    “Commentary, National Review and The Weekly Standard are nearly interchangeable in terms of foreign policy and empire,” said Buchanan. “It’s all degenerating into outright imperialism.”

    “This is not conservatism,” he insisted.

    Buchanan was right, of course. What was considered “conservative” back then was almost exclusively neoconservatism in all its pro-war, big government glory. Support for the invasion of Iraq and George W. Bush were strict litmus tests. White House speechwriter David Frum even attempted to cast out the small minority of conservatives and libertarians who questioned the neocon status quo.

    For anyone who opposed the war—and especially dissenters on the Right—there would be no mercy. Bill Kristol never had any intention of showing any.

    When it was announced that The Weekly Standard would shut down last week, many journalists and politicos lamented its end, and understandably so. The neoconservative flagship that Kristol founded and led for most of its existence was hailed as a “jewel of American conservatism” and a home for “solid reporting and strong writing.” Its demise represented a “closing of the conservative mind.”

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