Respect The Dead

    When a polarizing figure dies, there is sometimes an impulse to ignore courtesy and to instead viciously attack. The glowing tributes can create a visceral push-back instinct. But upon the day of a man’s passing, respect for the pain of his loved ones, and yes, even his ideological fellows and followers, is a proper thing. There is no shame in allowing a day for the | Read More »

    The Prince of Darkness Goes Home: Robert Novak (1931 – 2009)

    Robert Novak, one of the best political columnists and reporters to ever write, has been called home to the Lord today.If you’ve never read his biography, Prince of Darkness, you really should.Novak was not your typical columnist — he always broke news. That made his writing both unique and in demand. Novak, for many years, put together the Evans-Novak Political Report, which our parent company | Read More »

    Breaking News – Bob Novak Has a Brain Tumor Robert Novak was admitted yesterday to a Boston hospital where he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. In a written statement given to his publisher, Novak said: “On Sunday, July 27, I was diagnosed with a brain tumor. I have been admitted to Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, where doctors will soon begin appropriate treatment. “I will be suspending my journalistic work for | Read More »

    Live blogging Americans for Prosperity

    Austin Texas is blogger central this weekend as it plays host to Yearly Kos and Americans for Prosperity (that’s the left and right, respectively). Keynote speaker Robert Novak is not optimistic about Republican chances in Congress and says Obama is currently 12 electoral votes ahead of McCain. “Why in the world is this race so close?” Novak asked.