Archive for May 31st, 2009

National Review’s Ramesh Ponnuru on Richard Nadler

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

NRO:

I just learned that one of my oldest and dearest friends, Rich Nadler, died this morning at his home in Kansas City. Rich was many things: a high-school dropout, an autodidact, a traveling jazz musician, an ex-communist, the publisher of the late, great K.C. Jones, a hilarious movie reviewer, the head of the Missouri Taxpayers Watchdog Association, and a sometime contributor to National Review and, lately, the Corner. In the last years of his life he was, above all, a devout orthodox Jew and a devoted husband to Barbara.

He gave me my start in journalism and constantly encouraged me, even as we came to disagree on some matters. He was one of the most brilliant men I have ever known. Now there are a hundred things I won’t be able to talk or argue with him about. R.I.P.

Tony Perkins of Family Research Council on George Tiller murder

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

From NRO:

“We are stunned at today’s news. As Christians we pray and look toward the end of all violence and for the saving of souls, not the taking of human life. George Tiller was a man who we publicly sought to stop through legal and peaceful means. We strongly condemn the actions taken today by this vigilante killer and we pray for the Tiller family and for the nation that we might once again be a nation that values all human, both born and unborn.”

National Right to Life Committee on killing of late-term abortionist George Tiller

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

From NRO:

NATIONAL RIGHT TO LIFE CONDEMNS THE KILLING

OF DR. GEORGE TILLER

WASHINGTON – The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the nation’s largest pro-life group, today condemned the killing of Dr. George Tiller.  The following statement may be attributed to NRLC Executive Director, David N. O’Steen, Ph.D.: (more…)

Saturday’s press release from KCMO Mayor Funkhouser, after it was learned that recall petitioners failed to gather enough signatures

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

From Bottom Line Comm.:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 30, 2009
Mayor’s Statement on the City Clerk’s announcement regarding the recall petition:
Every day since I have been elected has been a challenge. Every issue I have tackled has had opponents. As I said in my State of the City Address, change is hard. My critics, the organizers of this effort, clearly do not like the status quo being challenged. But that is the reason I was elected to begin with. I plan to continue carrying out the agenda I laid out in the State of the City. (more…)

Bottom Line Comm.: Rich Nadler Passes Away

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

Source:

Nadler was the author of political biographies on Sen. Phil Gramm and commentator Pat Buchanan, and a contributor to such publications as the Wall Street Journal, New York Post, National Review, Policy Review, Insight Magazine, Education Reform News, and Human Life Review. In 2006, he co-edited the Daily Dispatch, a military blog reporting every weekday on the war in Iraq.

“Rich was always passionate about a side he took in any debate and well-prepared,” noted Kris Ketz, morning anchor on KMBC-TV9. “He was a good guy on and and off the set. Sad”
Nadler was the assistant B’al Koreh (Torah reader) at the Torah Learning Center of Overland Park, Kansas.

“Rich Nadler was a visionary always on the cutting edge of any subject he tackled. His knowledge was encyclopedic with an unsurpassed brilliance for extracting the last ounce of meaning from his carefully researched data.
“If there is a stereotype of the traditional Talmudic scholar, Rich epitomized its finest elements. I will miss him greatly.” — John Altevogt

NRO’s Bench Memos on political connections of judicial nominees: ‘Federalist Society, No! La Raza, Si?’

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

NRO:

A commenter at the Weekly Standard Blog reminds us that the Democrats were very, very concerned about the association of John Roberts and Samuel Alito with that well-known extremist group, the Federalist Society.  So we know they’ll be equally interested in Judge Sotomayor’s past (and present?) association with La Raza, right?

Charles Krauthammer on Sotomayor: ‘What should a principled conservative do? Use the upcoming hearings not to deny her the seat, but to illuminate her views;’ ‘be elevated, respectful and entirely about judicial philosophy’

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

Charles Krauthammer in The Post:

Since the 2008 election, people have been asking what conservatism stands for. Well, if nothing else, it stands unequivocally against justice as empathy — and unequivocally for the principle of blind justice. (more…)

Jay Nordingler at NRO: Brown University faculty votes to change the name of Columbus Day to ‘Fall Weekend’

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

At NRO.