Saturday, December 15, 2018

Weekly Standard, RIP

The Weekly Standard is shutting down. Over the years we’ve cited their articles some 20 times, so I suppose it is fair to say they’ll be missed.

It is certainly true that magazines in general have been doing poorly, witness the death of such longtime stalwarts as Newsweek. On the other hand, TWS remaining resolutely anti-Trump in the current era was a bridge too far for most conservatives. So, RIP, guys.

Like predecessors Andy Jackson, Teddy Roosevelt, and Harry Truman, who were looked down upon while in office, Donald Trump too is a stylistically out-of-norm president. In retrospect, the three predecessors have been relatively well-treated by history.

Based on his ability to get the economy moving and get conservative judges appointed to the Federal bench, I suspect Trump will rank well in future as a consequential president, albeit one with oddball mannerisms and a thin hide.