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.

After Nevada, The Real Race Comes Into View

The Nevada caucuses confirm that Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) has clung to the ledge by her fingernails as long as she could and will almost certainly fall off on Super Tuesday. It also confirms that the end is nigh for the Pete Buttigieg phenomenon, the typecasters’ candidate, a prefabricated person with all the outer ingredients

By | 2020-02-25T09:40:35-07:00 February 24th, 2020|Tags: |

The Bloomberg Is Off the Rose

Instant dismissals of Michael Bloomberg’s Wednesday night performance in the Democratic debate as a disaster are exaggerations of what happened. But there is no question the reality of him was a let-down to such an idolatrous, $400 million advertising build-up. Bloomberg was not overly articulate or ingenuous, and he was too impersonal to satisfy a

By | 2020-02-21T19:51:01-07:00 February 21st, 2020|Tags: |

In Defense of FDR

Writing on Presidents’ Day, there comes back to me the notion I have held for more than 20 years that the holiday should be moved forward one week and extended to include the next two great presidents after Washington and Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt (born January 30, 1882) and Ronald Reagan (born February 6, 1911).

By | 2020-02-18T02:57:27-07:00 February 18th, 2020|Tags: |

Conventional Wisdom About the Democrats’ Primary Is Wrong

There are three widely proclaimed verities now bandied about in the aftermath of the Democratic presidential primary in New Hampshire on Tuesday. They are that Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is a clear front-runner with a chance for a break-through to a commanding lead in the quest for the nomination. The second is that former South

By | 2020-02-14T07:46:56-07:00 February 13th, 2020|Tags: |

Never Mind the Democrats, Trump Is the Man to Beat

The Democrats are clinging to the inevitable pious fraud that Donald Trump is a compromised president because he was impeached. The Democrats, after a spurious investigation in which the president had none of the constitutionally guaranteed rights of a defendant or the defenses available by precedent to presidents who are the subjects of such investigations,

By | 2020-02-10T21:30:56-07:00 February 10th, 2020|Tags: |

Romney’s Discreditable,
Dishonest Vote

What an unexpected sorbet Senator Mitt Romney (R-Utah) served up on Wednesday afternoon. After the shambles of the Democrats in Iowa; the president, during the State of the Union, shoving into the faces of the Democrats a cream pie in the form of his overwhelming policy successes; House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s tearing up of Trump’s

By | 2020-02-05T21:56:00-07:00 February 5th, 2020|Tags: |

Pulling the Plug on Democrats’ Life Support

On Wednesday the Democratic Party is scheduled to be removed from the life support system that has sustained it these past four years: the fraudulently and almost certainly illegally confected condition of Donald Trump being under a legal and ethical cloud. The wild aspersions about financial chicanery, misogyny, racism, rank ignorance, and incompetence, and the

By | 2020-02-04T21:55:33-07:00 February 3rd, 2020|Tags: |

Failure of the Democrats’ Bloodless Assassination Attempt

This most absurd and irresponsible of all assaults on the presidency in America’s rich history of low political chicanery is now down to a desperate gamble by the Democrats. Democrats cannot possibly sustain the argument that they should have witnesses, whom they failed to call among the 17 they had in the House of Representatives

By | 2020-01-31T19:42:50-07:00 January 30th, 2020|Tags: |

Shut Down This Tiring Farce

The next step in the impeachment of the president needs to be considered in both its legal and political aspects. The legal issue is easily determined, is evident from the first few days of proceedings, and remains a foregone conclusion. It was obvious from the endlessly repetitive and absurdly overstated arguments of the House managers,

By | 2020-01-28T21:33:24-07:00 January 27th, 2020|Tags: |

Europe Fusses and Fidgets While Trump Defends America

The response to America’s killing of Iranian terrorist chief General Qassem Soleimani illustrates again how useless the Western alliance has become, and how correct this administration is to have defined U.S. national security interests and deployed forces adequate to maintain those interests itself. The reaction of Europe to the Soleimani incident has been one of

By | 2020-01-23T19:09:15-07:00 January 23rd, 2020|Tags: |

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