Entries Tagged as 'David Frum'

All Good Things…

David Frum January 6th, 2012 at 10:09 am 215 Comments

-FrumForum Goes Live

FrumForum launched itself almost exactly three years ago, on Inauguration Day 2009. Over the subsequent interval, our hundreds of contributors have reached more than 5 million individual readers. I like to think that together we have helped to move the national debate. When we launched, Sarah Palin was a leading candidate for president and Glenn Beck was broadcasting conspiracy theories on cable TV. Three years later–not so much. OK, maybe we can’t claim all the credit. But we won’t refuse some fair share.

Now like all good things, this adventure is coming to an end. Click here to read more

Watch: Frum on Question Time

December 18th, 2011 at 11:14 am 4 Comments

On December 1st, David Frum participated in an episode of BBC’s Question Time. The episode focused on strikes that were taking place in England, and it has since been uploaded to YouTube:

Read: Frum on the Hutchinson Report

December 13th, 2011 at 2:13 am 2 Comments

On December 11th, David Frum participated in a radio interview with host Earl Ofari Hutchinson of The Hutchinson Report Newsmaker Hour.

The interview focused on the race for the Republican presidential nomination. You can read the full transcript of the interview here.

EOH: Will Newt Gingrich be the GOP nominee?

DF: My guess is no.  Gingrich has a lot that appeals to Republican primary voters.  They like that he helped take back the House of Representatives in 1994 and his confrontational style.  But there are a lot of worries about him, strongest among those who know him best.  In Washington he is not known as an effective leader, not well organized, not disciplined.  The man is not good at disciplining himself, which you need in a Presidential campaign.  The Republican campaign is going to be long because they have moved away from their “winner take all” rules.  If you win in New Hampshire, Iowa or South Carolina, you get the majority of the delegates, not all of them.  That’s one thing that kept the Democratic contest going so long in 2008.  Mitt Romney gets stronger the longer the clock runs.

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You Read it First at FrumForum

October 17th, 2011 at 12:33 pm 8 Comments

At the New York Post, Isabel Vincent and Melissa Klein explain that the Ground Zero Mosque now faces eviction if it can’t pay the rent on its real estate:

Pay up or get out.

Con Ed has given the Ground Zero mosque an ultimatum: Pay the $1.7 million you owe in back rent, or we’ll terminate your lease and take back our property.

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My Farewell Interview with Marketplace

David Frum October 12th, 2011 at 6:12 pm 37 Comments

My final interview with Marketplace is up on the web:

RYSSDAL: So why this move? Why is this no longer a good fit for you?

FRUM: Well, we’ve been doing a point/counter-point here between me and Bob Reich for a couple of years. And it’s been a lot of fun. I’ve certainly learned a lot from it. But I think that there’s a kind of expectation that when you do it that you represent the broad point of view of your half of the political spectrum. And although I consider myself a conservative and a Republican, and I think that the right-hand side of the spectrum has the better answers for the long-term growth of economy — low taxes, restrained government, less regulation — it’s pretty clear that facing the immediate crisis — very intense crisis — I’m just not representing the view of most people who call themselves Republicans and conservatives these days.

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Trudeau Was a Disaster for Canada

David Frum September 28th, 2011 at 12:08 pm 51 Comments

On September 27th, I debated Lawrence Martin at the Museum of Civilization in Ottawa on the resolution that Pierre Trudeau was Canada’s most disastrous prime minister. The following is the text of my opening statement:

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Watch: Frum on Broken Government

September 27th, 2011 at 11:19 am 9 Comments

David Frum recently appeared on American Morning to discuss his latest CNN column arguing that government institutions need fundamental reforms.

GOP Goes Green for Huntsman

July 29th, 2011 at 8:14 am 7 Comments

FrumForum attended the Republicans for Environmental Protection’s Theodore Roosevelt Banquet on July 28, featuring a keynote address by presidential candidate, The Honorable Jon Huntsman, Jr., and a speech by Congressman Dave Reichert – who left the event early to join Congress in attempting to work out a debt ceiling solution. Some of the other organizations in attendance were the Exelon Corporation, the College Republicans National Committee, the American Action Forum, the Heartland Institute, and the Wilderness Society.

WSJ on Debt Crisis: Reject Reality

David Frum July 28th, 2011 at 10:37 am 115 Comments

I used to write editorials for the Wall Street Journal myself, 20 years ago now.

So I’m well aware of the challenge faced by those assigned to compose these documents. The strict demands of the paper’s ideology do not always lie smoothly over the rocky outcroppings of reality. It can take considerable skill to match the two together.

In that regard, this morning’s lead editorial about the debt-ceiling crisis is a true masterpiece.

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Do You Believe in Magic?

David Frum July 27th, 2011 at 12:47 pm 23 Comments

My new column in the Week (misattributed a few minutes ago to my estimable Week editor, Ben Frumin, no relation) praises the Boehner plan for its artful use of smoke and mirrors.

Tea Party Republicans confront a party establishment unanimously representing the Boehner plan as a huge victory for the Tea Party, a crushing defeat for Obama, and an honest-to-God-for-real plan to shrink government starting now.

I cherish these sentences from an op-ed Wednesday by Bill Kristol:

“To vote against John Boehner on the House floor this week in the biggest showdown of the current Congress is to choose to vote with Nancy Pelosi. To vote against Boehner is to choose to support Barack Obama.”

Yet the Tea Party can rightly reply: But wait a minute — the Obama White House is defending the Boehner plan!

The fact that the Republican leadership is not honest, however, does not mean that it is not right. The GOP has marched itself into a fatal confrontation — not only with the Obama administration — but with the whole global economy. It has threatened to force an unnecessary U.S. bankruptcy unless it gets its unpopular way.

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