Entries Tagged as 'Home News'

Message for the Commenters

January 6th, 2012 at 9:23 pm 16 Comments

Hello everyone. David and I have been in meetings all day but we made time to check in on the comment thread announcing the move to the Daily Beast and Newsweek. The support in the comments has been remarkable. However, there seems to be some misunderstanding going around so we wanted to clear up a few things:

1. Although David has been mandated with writing excellent magazine pieces for Newsweek, he will still be blogging regularly at The Daily Beast. In fact, we will be getting our own Andrew Sullivan-style blog. As of my most recent meeting, the url will be: http://www.thedailybeast.com/davidfrum. This blog will be updated as frequently as FrumForum always was.

2. This new blog will have comments! I strongly encourage all our regulars to sign up for the Daily Beast & Newsweek’s comment system. You are a dynamic and well informed commentating community, and I have no doubt you can raise the caliber of the debate at the Daily Beast (and if nothing else, you will continue the work of keeping us honest).

3. FrumForum.com will be retooled into an archive. The URL, frumforum.com, will redirect to the new site, but all the content and blog posts will be saved. The current homepage should be accessible via a new url: frumforum.com/homepage. All the content that has ever been written on FrumForum will be preserved.

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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:

Home News

David Frum December 15th, 2011 at 12:00 am 2 Comments

Between my late mother, my sister, my wife, and me, the Frum family had collectively published 13 books as of the summer of 2011. Only one member of the clan avoided print: my father, Murray Frum. But after years of prodding from my wife and other relatives, my father at last succumbed to the peer pressure and gathered his memoirs of his lifetime of art collecting. The beautifully photographed book was privately printed this fall . In last week’s Maclean’s magazine, Barbara Amiel published a generous appraisal of my father’s writing.

Frum writes about a world that has no rules, namely the world of collectors. The book chronicles Murray’s life in that universe, and like all tales of alternate universes, when the prose is clear and unadorned, the landscape stands revealed. The collection of reminiscences is to collecting as William Goldman’s Adventures in the Screen Trade is to film writing—a classic.

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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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Home News

David Frum November 23rd, 2011 at 6:20 pm 14 Comments

The Anne Applebaum–Danielle Crittenden Polish cookbook, released in Polish last month, has hit the Polish bestseller lists.

The English-language edition will be released in 2012.

Today’s Most Controversial Article

David Frum November 21st, 2011 at 6:03 pm 18 Comments

And I thought I published a controversial article today. Now I’m completely bested by Mrs Frum’s HuffPost entry: “Bartender, a Dirty Martini With a Tampon!”

Crowdsourcing a Personal Question

David Frum November 12th, 2011 at 8:58 am 88 Comments

I’ve finished work on a novel about Washington in the time of the Tea Party. With a view to publishing during primary season, I’m weighing e-publishing as opposed to a paper book.

I’m curious to know how many FrumForum readers use e-readers–and in particular, whether you use them only for short-form media or whether you’d ever use them to read a whole book?

Write your comments below, or email them to editor[at]frumforum.com.

My Sun News Network Interview

David Frum October 28th, 2011 at 4:46 pm 23 Comments

While I was in Toronto on October 27th, I had a chance to interview with Michael Coren of Sun News Network. We discussed what I think is wrong with the economic proposals from many Republicans, but also why President Obama has not been doing his job very well.

You can watch the interview here.

Meet Jeff Cimbalo

David Frum October 27th, 2011 at 3:00 pm 2 Comments

FrumForum is honored to welcome a new regular contributor, Jeff Cimbalo, who will write about the gathering crisis in the European Union – a crisis of democracy as well as of debt and currency.

It’s difficult to do justice to Jeff’s polymathic genius. A lawyer and litigator based in Richmond, an expert on southern politics and US foreign policy, ex-Harvard and ex-ROTC, and the best friend of seemingly every maitre d’ in every three-star restaurant on the European continent, Jeff also along the way acquired a mastery of the arcane subject of the constitutional law of the European Union.

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