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Bozell: Gowdy Failed to Rescue the Truth About Benghazi

Iconic conservative leader and president of the Media Research Center blasted Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) and Republicans on the House Select Committee on Benghazi Tuesday for their unwillingness to challenge the narratives put forth by President Barack Obama and his secretary of state during the Sept. 11, 2012 Benghazi attacks, Hillary Clinton.

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 14: Brent Bozell, Founder and President of the Media Research Center, speaks during the "Climate Hustle" panel discussion at the Rayburn House Office Building on April 14, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Kris Connor/Getty Images)

Michael Walsh: Trump Isn’t a ‘Movement Conservative,’ But It Doesn’t Matter, ‘Because Movement Conservatism Is the Aberration, Not the Rule’

“I think a lot of the people who are making these comments that Trump isn’t a ‘movement conservative’ are absolutely right – but it doesn’t matter, because movement conservatism is the aberration, not the rule,” says Michael Walsh. “They don’t have quite a long enough span to have looked at this, to see that that Reagan era – which ended, by the way, with Bush I – was a very short, brief period of time in this country, that is not likely to come back in the near future, that’s for sure.”

Supporters at Donald Trump rally on May 7, 2016 in Lynden, Washington.

Suddenly It’s 1964: How the Stop-Trump Drive Resembles the Past

Suddenly, it’s 1964. That’s the year the Republican Establishment ignored the prairie fire started by the conservative supporters of Barry Goldwater, who systematically grabbed control of the GOP by scoring in precinct meeting state caucuses, delegate conventions and ultimately the big California Primary.

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Bill Kristol: ‘We’ll Have to Start’ New Party If Trump Wins Nomination

On Monday, Weekly Standard editor-in-chief Bill Kristol tweeted out what the rest of the Republican establishment is thinking: better Hillary than Donald. Here’s the tweet:

Crowd-sourcing: Name of the new party we’ll have to start if Trump wins the GOP nomination? Suggestions welcome at editor@weeklystandard.com

— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) December 20, 2015

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