William F. Buckley, Jr.

Zealous "anti-outing" policies caused harm, and many times, it was closeted queer people who were enforcing them.
The Fox News host assailed those who backed out of honoring him as "Never Trumpers."
Before Fox News, there was Pat Robertson's '700 Club,' where I was an executive producer.
They were hired by ABC News, which was a distant third in the TV news game and quite frankly was groping around for anything
Half the struggle in documentary filmmaking is finding the right material. The other half is figuring out what to do with
The realization that two such brilliant minds -- the brightest of their generation -- could allow personal hatred and the burning desire to win at all costs completely derail any semblance of useful debate is the real heartbreak of Best of Enemies.
When you read the description of Best of Enemies, which had its world premiere this week in the U.S. Documentary competition at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, "hilarious" is not the first word that springs to mind.
Six thousand years ago, Jesus' dad formed untold universes in order to designate the mid-latitude region of the North American landmass as the only important place in a trillion galaxies. Everybody knows that.
Maddow has become for this generation what William F. Buckley Jr. was for a previous generation -- the embodiment of the American public intellectual. Of course, because her politics are the opposite of Buckley's politics, this fact drives the right wing up the wall.
It seems as if witnessing aggressive, life-prolonging care actually makes people more likely to want it for themselves -- even with all its miseries and ultimate failure -- than they would if they hadn't witnessed it. That's a puzzle. What might be going on?
Vidal had no self-doubt. He used his legendary intellect in the service of opinions that drew blood. Feuds thrilled him. And he never lost the swagger that comes from knowing that -- at least in his youth -- he was a stunner. Want a guided tour?
How about setting a similarly themed film in Oklahoma, beginning with residents discussing their feelings about Senator James Inhofe's insistence that climate change is all a big hoax that Margaret Thatcher, Pope John Paul II, and Pope Benedict XVI somehow fell for?
Daniel Patrick Moynihan's career combined the intellectual, the moral and the political in a wholly original way that would be unimaginable for a significant contemporary politician.
With six weeks to go before the mid-term elections and 110 before the next presidential one, those who don't think we should go back to the '50s -- the 1850s or 1950s -- can get off the couch to do six things.
Wurzelbacher's deep understanding of the intellectual umbilical cords of modern conservatism is why Mike Gallagher and Sean Hannity have offered their high praise of his work.
If you're a political talker, there is one media venue where you will never hear the sound of silence -- MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews.
World conquest was a pipe dream for Hitler, but Buchanan's whitewashing is an unconscionable distortion of the truth. Why did Hitler invade Poland? Easy. Because it was there.
The lies and the screaming that captured the health care discussion in August have a lot of Republicans thinking they've got the Democrats right where they want 'em. They are wrong.
Jonathan, now 8, is the product of an Christopher's affair with book publicist Irina Woelfle. Read more on New York Post
William F. Buckley was a reactionary that elite liberals loved. His true talent was making reprehensible opinions palatable to liberal tastes.