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Firing Line Friday: How Much Protection for the Press?

     In the hopes of encouraging a more civil, and illuminating, discourse, here is another episode of William F. Buckley, Jr.’s “Firing Line”.      Journalists acting as if they are a special protected class or simply better than others is nothing new, … Continue reading

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Firing Line Friday: What Are the Challenges for Conservatives in 1973?

     In the hopes of encouraging a more civil, and illuminating, discourse, here is another episode of William F. Buckley, Jr.’s “Firing Line”.      After the poor showing for some Republicans in this past election, while other Republicans did great, we come … Continue reading

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Firing Line Friday: The Role of Liberals in the Republican Party

     In the hopes of encouraging a more civil, and illuminating, discourse, here is another episode of William F. Buckley, Jr.’s “Firing Line”.      The 1978 election was disappointing for Republicans, just as the 2022 election is today.   With many independents … Continue reading

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Firing Line Friday: Resolved: That the Senate Should Ratify the Proposed Panama Canal Treaties

     In the hopes of encouraging a more civil, and illuminating, discourse, here is another episode of William F. Buckley, Jr.’s “Firing Line”.      In this day and age when we debated what the future should be, let us look back on … Continue reading

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Firing Line Friday: The Election: A View from New York

     In the hopes of encouraging a more civil, and illuminating, discourse, here is another episode of William F. Buckley, Jr.’s “Firing Line”.      With the election just around the corner, and anticipation high, even in New York, let us look back … Continue reading

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Firing Line Friday: Women’s Lib

     In the hopes of encouraging a more civil, and illuminating, discourse, here is another episode of William F. Buckley, Jr.’s “Firing Line”.      Just over half a century ago, William F. Buckley, Jr. discusses the question of “Women’s Lib” with Betty … Continue reading

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Firing Line Friday: Revenue Sharing

     In the hopes of encouraging a more civil, and illuminating, discourse, here is another episode of William F. Buckley, Jr.’s “Firing Line”.      The centralized control, directly or indirectly via odorous mandates and requirements, of local programs and affairs by the … Continue reading

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Firing Line Friday: A Conservative Look at Marijuana

     In the hopes of encouraging a more civil, and illuminating, discourse, here is another episode of William F. Buckley, Jr.’s “Firing Line”.      With more and more states decriminalizing marijuana, for “medicinal” purposes if not outright, let us look back at … Continue reading

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Firing Line Friday: The Southern Imagination

     In the hopes of encouraging a more civil, and illuminating, discourse, here is another episode of William F. Buckley, Jr.’s “Firing Line”.      Though not so much these days, the South stood apart, for good or ill, half a century ago. … Continue reading

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Firing Line Friday: The Selling of the President 1968

     In the hopes of encouraging a more civil, and illuminating, discourse, here is another episode of William F. Buckley, Jr.’s “Firing Line”.      Elections and politics have always been an exercise in selling wise ideas at best, and carnival barking at … Continue reading

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