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this week on "the journal editorial report", fellow republicans begin a campaign to take down donald trump but will the strategy really hurt the gop front-runner and who is the most likely to benefit? plus, as protests continue to spread at colleges across the country, is free speech the latest casualty of the campus left? all of that and peggy noonan on culture and politics and the time of our lives. but first, these headlines. >> fox news alert, chilling details in the colorado springs planned parenthood shooting. law enforcement sources say the suspect robert lewis dear mentioned no more baby parts
after his arrest following the deadly hours long rampage and expressed anti-abortion and anti-government views in later interviews. dear is due in court on monday. neighbors describe dear as an odd ball and loner who lived off the grid, is he included cab bins in north carolina. clashes today between activists and police despite a ban on public demonstrations due to security concerns in the wake of the deadly terror attacks on the city. i'm patti ann brown, we now return to the journal editorial report. >> welcome to the "journal editorial report." i'm paul gigot, donald trump continues to hold his lead and
wall street journal reportedeek setting their sights on the republican front-runner. john kasich released the first attack feeting you're his controversial comments. >> he's not a war hero because he was captured. >> if ivanka
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and deputy editor, dan henninger and jason riley and columnist kim strossel let's stipulate since the paris attack donald trump has risen in polls so it hasn't hurt him. but is this kind of attack basically saying he's not presidential -- shouldn't be trusted to be commander in chief, is this the kind of attack that is going to work against donald trump? >> the people putting it out there are hoping this one does work because they've tried pretty much everything else. they've gone after him as for his past liberal positions. they've gone after his policy positions that he has now things like eminent domain which aren't necessarily conservative. this is a new attempt and it's to say do you really want this guy in charge. >> what do you think, kim? is it going to work? >> i think there's a possibility
that it will. the electorate wants steady leadership. some of the immediate things he's said have given him some help in the polls but as people look at this more closely and that ad made clear, there will be more to come, this is a new renewed focus on bringing him down. >> kim doesn't sound very confident it's going to work. >> it's interesting, this kasich super pac is the vessel for a lot of people to put forward attacks against donald trump and a lot of people putting money into this aren't even john kasich supporters. i think there is some desperation on part of the. republican party. they fear they could lose in a landslide to hillary clinton, the presumed democratic nominee. and it's simply because he has managed to offend so many subgroups from muslims to blacks and to. >> hispanics. >> and the country is so die
verse, the republican people feels it needs to tap into some of these voters come the next election. he's just offended too many people. >> but these are quotes that they are using donald trump's own words against him. but and i talked to a lot of republicans and their reaction is who cares what he says, what i like he says, he's sticking it to the man and standing up to all of you, me, media elites who -- and standing up to them. so good for him. >> i think that has a lot to do with it. his support seems to be sol itd at around 25%, goes up a little bit sometimes and down a little bit. i think trump is conveying absolute contempt for the political system. and that reflects that 25%. i think they too have complete contempt for what has been going on in the political system -- >> so do we sometimes. >> having said that, i think since the paris attacks and the elevation again of the war on
terror and what we're going to do about it, that donald trump has suddenly become vulnerable because questions will be asked whether he could serve as commander in chief. and i believe the rise of ted cruz in these latest poll this week in iowa, at the expense of ben carson, the one -- immediately suffering because he might not have the -- >> commander in chief -- is beginning to show that people are focusing on substance and trump could have a problem. >> i agree. carson clearly has shown since paris that he doesn't have a command of foreign policy, that people are looking for, cruise is able to take advantage of it. trump doesn't have that expertise either. he just has bluster. carson doesn't do bluster very well. so i see that. the problem i think cruz has is that he has managed to consolidate the most conservative elements. gop base. still have more moderate elements and business folks that
are not satisfied with cruz. and so he'll have to work on getting people outside of his conservative base. there's work to be done there. >> kim, who else, ted cruz might benefit. but who else might benefit if donald trump does begin to slide in the polls? >> potentially anyone. i think this is -- >> anyone? >> why you see so many of the doenlers willing to put money into this super pac to go after them. had a few points and went to ted cruz and people are now talking about ted cruz as a contender in iowa. all of these other candidates are thinking if they could pull off seven or eight points from donald trump and it went to one of them or any of them, that that would be there opportunity to break out. and you've seen chris christie up in new hampshire, very dogged in the work he's doing up there. but he's starting to have a little bit of a moment too, taking some points away from other people. this is just still a very fluid
race. >> i agree with that but do agree with you kim, people should watch chris christie because the new jersey governor is really somebody who is trying to hit that theme of commander in chief, somebody day one serious and has a really solid blunt manner but not with some of the extreme statements that donald trump has. when we come back as protests continue to spread at colleges nationwide as free speech the latest casualty of the campus left? i brought in some protein to get us moving. i'm new ensure active high protein. i help you recharge with nutritious energy and strength. i'll take that. yeeeeeah! new ensure active high protein. 16 grams of protein and 23 vitamins and minerals. ensure. take life in.
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well, well, from california to new hampshire, protests have now spread to an estimated 100 college campuses with students alleging racial injustice. at dartmouth, 150 protesters stormed the library chanting black lives matter and reportedly cursing at students as they studied. the protests at dartmouth and elsewhere filed a resignation at
the university of missouri's president after students claimed he did not do enough to address issues of racial intolerance in congress. kate also joins us. these institutions we're talking about, some of the most racially conscious and gender conscious in the history of man kind, if i can use that word. and yet students are protesting racial and gender insensitivity. >> these are also some of the most prestigious institutions in american history, that sends students into the world to go on and accomplish huge things. what's going on here students have basically been allowed to demand whatever they want, different krik lamb and faculty and succeeding. some of them have tossed in, please renovate our dorms. >> better health care. >> we have administrators willing to give you whatever you want, you're going to ask for a
lot. >> i honestly think this has been going on for a long time. you've had offices of diversity affairs in place for at least 15 years, they've gotten bigger and bigger. the left has supported it. i would go so far as to say what is happening is a coup detat, trying -- >> children's coup. >> they drove the president out of office with a dean and they will ruin these places once they gain control of them but i don't think they care about them. >> isn't free speech implicated here? they don't like when people dissent or speak up. at dartmouth, they were criticizing the students because they were studying instead of joining them in the protest. they were accused of racial innocence tist for not joining the protest? >> there's a disconnect between what the students are asking for and what the protesters and press are saying, which is oh,
no they are not trying to kill free speech but the students are saying, we don't want anything that offends us and courses we don't like, from people who are sinners and bad people. this is basically there's a disconnect. people aren't believing them for what they are saying, which is we don't want free speech on campus. >> and banishing woodrow wilson from princeton. >> they are not victims of discrimination, they are victims of liberalism. for the past 50 years the left controlled these campuses and bent over backwards to make them more inclusive and using affirmative action and so forth. what they've inadvertently created is a culture of grievance, which is what we're seeing on display here. to the extent they give in to these demands, they'll exacerbate the problems. the kids mistake slogans like black lives matter for arguments and do not know how to coherently address issues and policies and it's really sad. these are bright kids that have
been i think nurtured to the point where they are unable to coherently express a point of view. >> is there any push back on administrators, students anywhere across this vast system? >> at princeton, a group of students sent a letter requesting a meeting with the president not occupying his office and asking to address their concerns at the university as an intellectual space not a safe space is under threat. >> will they get the meeting? >> that's a good question. >> he should have said come right now, i'm free immediately. >> the larger question is why is there so little pushback other than isolated incidents like this by a few students who let's face it are probably going to be vilified for doing this once word against out. >> the presidents feel there is federal money at risk they don't want to inflame the federal government. the real question -- >> because the federal government is pushing these kinds of --
>> student loans, pell grants. >> suggesting more of this sort of thing but where are the boards of trustees at these universities and adults who supposedly are trying to maintain them as places of learning instead of places chaos. >> is that the answer kate, we'll hold your checkbook if you're a donor? >> i'm not sure. being more involved in going to campus and putting prerk you are on trustees and presidents and saying not what our institutions stand for is a better route. >> i don't think that's going to happen. thank you all. when we come back, wall street journal columnist peggy noonan joins us with her take on campus culture and campaign politics. at planters we know how to throw a remarkable holiday party. just serve classy snacks and be a gracious host, no matter who shows up. do you like nuts?
there's nobody better to weigh in on the current battles being waged on college campuses and the campaign trail than "wall street journal" columnist peggy newthan. of the book "the time of our lives." the question i get a lot, this is a book about a collection of your writings but also some auto biographical depictions, how you became a writer. is it harder in your estimation to write for somebody else as you did for politicians and presidents or under your own name? >> it's very funny. a variation on what you just asked is the question i get which is how do you find your voice. and i tell people you have your voice. you sound just like you when you write because you are you. when i was writing for ronald reagan, all of us who wrote for reagan were very lucky. we knew what he thought, why he
thought it, why he read. we new his noggin but you could also hear a certain kind of rolling speech, a kind of easy, ambling speech. >> you have to find his voice. >> you have to find his voice and that's sort of how i imagined him. i've never quite defined how i express myself because i would probably get self-conscious if i did it. >> and the reader sees what that is. >> it's easier for you to be yourself, sure. >> let's talk about the college campus uprisings. you've watched them and what do you make of this? >> i think it is a real movement that we are properly alarmed about. this is an actual movement that is a censorship movement that is being carried on -- carried out by people who seem to have no awareness of, understanding of, or appreciation of the first
amendment to the united states constitution. they claim to be intimidated, i need a safe space, you can't say things that hurt me, but in fact, when you watch them on video tape at all of these schools, they're surrounding people, trying to push them away. they seem not intimidated but intimidators. you know, it feels -- i'm trying to figure out what's the right word? stalinist? is this like the chinese cultural revolution? the most irritating thing about it perhaps is that these young people are very lucky and don't seem to know it. they are operating at america's greatest universities. they are so lucky. >> some of them are elite. they're going to run the country some day. >> yes. they come from something lucky, is sort of what you can infer from the pictures of them, and what they have from that is bitterness and wild anger which
doesn't make sense. but anyway, i think they should be stopped. i wish an administrator would stand up and say, guess what, we stand for academic freedom here, intellectual freedom, the free exchange of ideas. they may hurt you, they may make you happy, it doesn't matter. this is life. we stand for that. if you can't take it, you're allowed to leave. this isn't prison. it's a college you paid to go to. >> let's talk about the presidential campaign. you've written a lot about the outsiders in the campaign and the populist for lack of a better word mood out there, the rejection of a lot of the establishment figures. what do you make of the donald trump phenomenon, and could he win the nomination? >> i think he could win the nomination. i think it might come down, as dan hennenger says, to a heck of a fight at the convention.
>> we're not that lucky, peggy, i don't know. >> forces and establishment forces, whatever these words mean now, but one of the things i think that is going on about trump is that he's making a big mistake. when trump first came forward and announced and garnered his extraordinary popularity, he got that popularity because he hit a nerve about immigration. >> right. >> illegal immigration, i am going to stop it and build an actual wall. i'm going to make that end. people want that. they like it. you can see it in the polls. then he goes to, and by the way, we're going to deport 10 to 20 million illegal immigrants who are living here. nobody knows the number. everybody is fibing or uninformed. i talk to trump supporters all the time. they are in love with stop illegal immigration. they are not in love with this deportation stuff. they never talk about it. i think they believe he's kidding about deporting people but serious about the wall. >> fascinating, very
interesting. peggy, thank you. the book "the time of our lives." thanks for coming sglfrjts we have to take one more break. when we come back, hits and misses of the week. thank you. the book "the time of our you. ♪ i built my business with passion. but i keep it growing by making every dollar count. that's why i have the spark cash card from capital one. i earn unlimited 2% cash back on everything i buy for my studio. ♪ and that unlimited 2% cash back from spark means thousands of dollars each year going back into my business... that's huge for my bottom line. what's in your wallet?
time now for our hits and misses of the week. kim, start us off. >> a kit to iowa senator chuck grassley who is simply refusing to let this clinton e-mail scandal fade away. in the past week senator grassley has sent a letter to the woman who we now know was in charge of deleting some of hillary clinton's e-mails to ask more about that process. he's got a hold on a senior state department official that the president has nominated and said he will not allow that appointment to go forward until he gets more documents from the state department. the clintons depend on this and the media and the public for losing interest. good to senator grassley for not letting it drop.
>> this is a miss for a texas family suing a school. a young boy brought in a clock that they thought was a bomb. he got an invitation from the president to come to the white house. but this was not enough and the family announced they are moving qatar. >> once you get past barack obama, the only conceivable democrats who could run for president are oldies but goodies, hillary clinton, joe biden, john kerry. there's no up and comers in the party. look no further than the announcement by john con yes, sirs of detroit that he would run again. he has been in congress since 1964, 27 terms. these inpenetrably safe senate seats are the reason that has
happened. >> remember, if you have your own hit or miss, tweet it to us at jer on fnc. that's it for this week's show. thanks to my panel and especially to all of you for watching. hope to see you right here next week. police in colorado continue to piece together a motive as an alleged gunman who opened fire at a planned parenthood clinic awaits his first court appearance. this is a brand new hour of america's news headquarters. >> law enforcement sources say the alleged planned parenthood shooter made a comment about, quote, no more baby parts after being arrested. >> tensions continue to rise between turkey and russia over the downed russian war plane