Roger Kimball

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2013

    The 10 Dumbest Rightblogger Ideas of 2013, Part 1

    Tradition requires a year-end listicle. We could just tick off the news events to which rightbloggers reacted ridiculously over the past 52 weeks -- from gay marriage victories to Rand Paul's filibuster to the Boston Marathon bombing to the George Zimmerman trial to Obamacare. But everyone else i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2013

    Rightbloggers' Shutdown Post-Mortem: Hope, Despair, Conspiracy Theories

    Last week in D.C. the shutdown got shutdown, which as our previous columns show was not the result rightbloggers had been banking on. Indeed, in the final days of der Untergang, many of them were already spinning furiously, like Rich Lowry, whose broadcast from the National Review bunker was headlin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2013

    Rightbloggers Catch Filibuster Fever, Promote Paul, Denounce (or Don't) Drones

    Last week a Republican Senator filibustered on civil liberties in wartime -- and, get this, he was in favor of them! This remarkable event drew such attention that the filibusterer, Rand Paul, ended the week talking about running for President. How did our friends the rightbloggers -- who generally ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2012

    Afterbirthers Assemble! Rightbloggers Accuse Obama of NOT Being Born in Kenya

    Remember the birther craze, based on the notion that Barack Obama was really born in Africa, and was therefore ineligible for the Presidency? Well, it's back, baby -- in mutant form. Someone found an old agency promo booklet for Obama's first, never-published book. The bio described him as "born in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2011

    Rightbloggers Herald the Rise of Our Next President, Michele Bachmann. (Or Some Guy Who Isn't Running.)

    In the future, everyone will be a serious Republican Presidential candidate for 15 minutes. We're close to that now. Last Monday several GOP contenders for the big job debated in New Hampshire, and Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann's relatively lulu-free performance appears to have pushed he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2009

    Rightbloggers Observe Kennedy's Passing Pretty Much the Way You Would Expect

    ​Rightbloggers observed the death of Ted Kennedy with their customary grace. "By my reckoning, he left the country worse off than he found it, and to the moment of his death supported legislation that, if enacted, will make it a lot harder for the generation of my children to succeed, thrive ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2009

    She Scoots to Conquer: Rightbloggers Celebrate Sarah Palin's Latest Masterstroke

    Friday's unexpected announcement by Sarah Palin that she would resign the Alaska governorship came as a surprise to everybody -- including the rightbloggers who have supported her most strongly since she came to national attention. Some assumed that she had abandoned the cause, but a healthy remn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2008

    Roger Kimball, Runnin' Scared Endorse Riots

    While the Times focuses on Iraq and Caroline Kennedy and the Daily News bids us "heat up with these steamy celebrity swimsuit moments," the Post takes a lonely populist angle on our recent wave of taxes and fare hikes. Under the title MORE HELL! it decries the recent "one-two punch to the gut of cas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2008

    A Lost GOP Seat, Gay Nups In Cali: Rightbloggers Rejoice!

    [Editor's note: This is the second installment of a weekly feature reprising the "The Official Village Voice Election-Season Guide to the Right-Wing Blogosphere." Last week, Roy Edroso explored the folly of rightbloggers' undying love of Big Oil. Look for it every Monday.] With 82 percent of Americ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2008

    Roger Kimball is One Off in the NY Post

    Look, we’re not exactly in the business of pointing out other writers’ stupid mistakes. Glass houses and all that, you dig? But when a guardian of high culture pens an essay bemoaning the erosion of standards in the art world, and caps it off with a bonehead error—well, it’s just too good to ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    March 13, 2001

    Hello, Bobo!

    Hitchens, Marxists, and SUVs

  • News

    February 20, 2001

    Culture Vultures

    The Culture Wars Are 10 Years Old. Has the Right Won the Struggle Over P.C., Multiculturalism, and the Canon?