Neal B. Freeman

Neal B. Freeman is chairman of the Blackwell Corporation. 

Income Inequality, Beltway Style

 

I had to be in Washington the other day, so I squirreled away an hour to drive by my old house in northern Virginia. My wife Jane and I had bought it when we went to Washington with Reagan. Heady days, those. We were young and idealistic and determined to help the Gipper beat the […]

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The Problem for Folks Like Us

 

I heard it first at the barber shop. Then at the airport. And then from callers to a radio show. Folks like us seem to think we have a problem. They think that we have too many candidates, and that the candidates will spend too much money tearing one another down, and that the process […]

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Money In Politics? No Problem.

 

There will be no problem with money in politics this year. Such problems arise only when Republicans have more money than Democrats. Hillary Clinton has let it get about that she will be spending $2.5 billion this time. If that number is even roughly accurate, it means that she will spend far more than all […]

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Yes, Carly Fiorina Was Fired

 

We still have a week to go, but it’s already clear that the Most Valuable Player of the Month will be Carly Fiorina. She wins the award because she has done what nobody else has thought to do or, more likely, had the nerve to do. She has said in a loud, clear voice that […]

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The GOP Needs Real Heroes

 

The media reports these days make conservatives look like a fractious bunch—as indeed we sometimes are. I am deeply informed about grumpy conservatives and paranoid libertarians, bellicose neocons and navel-gazing paleocons. What I know as a matter of basic political arithmetic, however, is that we will need all of these groups—and more—if we are to […]

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Take a Victory Lap, Ed Feulner

 

On October 9 in Portland, Maine, Heritage Foundation President Edwin J. Feulner was honored by the Maine Heritage Policy Center (MHPC). Dr. Feulner was introduced at the event by longtime MHPC Director Neal B. Freeman. Most of you are familiar with the seminal contributions made to conservatism by the late William F. Buckley, Jr. In […]

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Mitt, Newt, and the Greater Good

 

While watching Mitt Romney in action last night, I had a fugitive thought: he would be the perfect candidate for Vice President. I do not say that in a disparaging way. In the modern era, the Vice Presidency has become a job of substance and delegated authority. On more than a few occasions, it has […]

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The Market Sends a Signal: Short Warren Buffett

 

Every publication in the country has squirreled away in its files a canned obituary for Warren Buffett and every one of those notices carries virtually the same lede: “Warren Buffett, widely considered the greatest investor of the modern era, died peacefully last night at his modest home in Omaha, Nebraska.” Mr. Buffett should have left […]

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Neoconservatism Interrupted

 

You will remember the Obama campaign of 2008. His was a fresh and pleasingly multicultural face and his candidacy, although unexamined by an incurious national media, took pains to present a foreign policy sharply different from either the meliorism of Hillary Clinton or the jingoism of John McCain. Barack Obama was unambiguously the peace candidate […]

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In Praise of M. Stanton Evans

 

Editor’s note: The great conservative writer, journalist, scholar, organizer, leader, and entertainer M. Stanton Evans died yesterday in Leesburg, Virginia. In the fall of 2011 we honored him at our annual dinner. Afterward he spoke, as captured on YouTube. Earlier that year Neal Freeman paid tribute to him in remarks we published a few days […]

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