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There are many issues that conservatives disagree on. Foreign policy. Tariffs. Story hour with drag queens. The landlords of Queens. Perhaps the divisive thing between the Right and Left is which conservative publication has the most affluent coffee drink. The epic battle for supremacy in caffeinated beverages began in a recurrent battle with Ben Shapiro of the Daily Wire and Steven Crowder of Louder with Crowder.
Shapiro is the purveyor of “Leftist Tears Hot or Cold Tumbler,” and Crowder, who is the spokesperson for”the “Louder with Crowder Mug Club,” have been jokingly criticizing each other’s products for a while now. If asked about the state of conservative coffee mugs, Michael Knowles, another host on The Daily Wire, said with a smiling face, “The Louder with Crowder mug is best used for ashing my cigars in.” While the giant coffee-loving dogs have been fighting over their respective mugs, a few other players have quietly joined the battle.
Of all the upstarts, the two that merit mentioning are the mugs from the Commentary journal and National Review. What do these different vessels stack in comparison? Which one can earn the title of the Best Coffee Cup in Conservatism?
To make this competition as fair as possible and ensure that the contest is as objective as possible, the NR Conservative Coffee Cup Review Committee, of which I am the self-appointed sole member, has conducted a Consumer Reports study. I have bought the cups to keep me from being accused of favoritism, although I’m sure I cannot get past my inherent prejudices as a writer who writes for and for NRO. The winner, who wants to be proud of its achievement on its site, might therefore choose to describe its own in the manner of the Best Coffee Cup in Conservatism (According to an NR Intern).
The study evaluated the mugs using three criteria: Appearance function and heat retention. * Ratings are based on a scale of one to four, with four being the most excellent.
Does the cup look appealing in form and color, and is it durable?
- Its Louder with Crowder mug is an attractive vessel that is larger than it is tall. It features a beautiful deep blue Robin’s Egg pattern and letters in beautiful red and white.
- The mug could look equally at home on an executive’s desk as it does in a dorm room for students. It’s not antagonistic in either image or word and can be used in mixed-company without a problem.
- In two years of usage, the mug is showing no evidence of damage.
- The Daily Wire tumbler is everything it is. Louder with Crowder cup isn’t from a design point of view. It is industrial and minimalist, with an aluminum body encased in black. It conjures the urban 20s in the black turtleneck.
- The font is bold and striking The font reads “Leftist Tears (hot or cold)” in the middle, with The Daily Wire logo along the lower edge. A tiny leftist tear is visible on the reverse it’s a funny addition.
- The tumbler doesn’t age well, as spots and staining appear after several months of usage—not Yeti quality.
- The National Review mug is an attractive fellow. The mug is constructed in the traditional ratio, it’s similar in design to how conservative it is with its contents.
- The only lettering visible on the mug is “National Review The only lettering that appears is “National Review. 1955” on both sides. This means that the person drinking and the observer know that the drinker is drinking. Convenient. In the model that was tested, the body is white. The handle is white, and the interior is black. It’s elegant and attractive.
- The mug is in good condition within three months of regular usage.
- The Commentary Mug is a standout and is often said to be the most Louboutin-like of all the mugs. It has a stunning red interior that glistens from a matte black exterior. It’s less tacky than the NR alternative but lighter than the LwC The Commentary cup may have hit the ideal aesthetic.
- If you love many words, as listeners to John Podhoretz do, this mug could be the perfect cup for you. It comes with more than others and features “Keep the Candle Burning: The Commentary Magazine Podcast” and The Commentary podcast logo engraved across both sides.
- After two months, The mug is impressive. However, the scratches and marks visible already on the matt finish will keep accumulating.
Does it feel comfortable in your hand? Does it move well? Does it work inside the dishwasher?
Louder and more potent with Crowder:
- Ergonomically speaking, the LwC cup is an alcoholic mug for men. It must be a two-handed device for many people to drink safely from this mug. Its combination of the largest size (16.6 oz), capacity (16 fl 1 oz), and overall design means that a significant portion of the liquid’s gravitational pull will be off the hand. The handle itself is around three fingers high. The mug naturally leans toward the handle once taken up.
- Practical questions also abound when you wash dishes. The size of the mug can make it an obstruction in the upper rack.
- The LwC cup is the best in class as an oatmeal or ramen vessel.
- The ergonomics of the Daily Wire tumbler are middling. It is the lightest of the lot (9.8 OZ) and can comfortably hold 16 fl oz of liquid. It is ideal in the car, or other than a beverage container that is covered is preferred.
- The problem is that it needs an ergonomic handle, grippy matting, or a finger groove outside, making it difficult to hold for long periods of duration. It’s like holding a large drinking glass. Those suffering from carpal tunnel issues should prefer to avoid them. The lid is also inexpensive, and there is no means of closing it to stop the flow of the drink.
- Since it’s larger than a drinking glass, the tumbler is safe and will fit well in the dishwasher. The spotting that occurs after a while, like the one above, could be caused by the dishwasher. Those who are concerned about these things could want to hand wash instead.
- The place that it is that the Leftist Tears tumbler excels in keeping your coffee hot. Due to their open tops and non-dewar construction, the other three were less competitive. Furthermore, it’s the only container that’s suitable for use on a desk with a wooden surface in warm weather, without coasters because it isn’t sweaty.
- Ergonomically it is designed, and ergonomically, the NR cup is balanced for hands of all sizes. According to the saying, “Mug manufacturers stand on the shoulders of giants,” NR’s respect for tradition is beneficial.
- The lightest is 12.6 Oz and barely enough to hold 12 fl oz of liquid. The mug can stand straight even when filled. The handle is small enough to allow for comfort, yet nevertheless substantial. It’s the most enjoyable tabletop-to-mouth drinking experience on the market.
- The mug of NR is suitable for any dishwasher since its wideness lets it fit into the glass’s domain without obstructing the bowl district.
- Regarding ergonomics, the Commentary mug has several of the same problems as the LwC alternative. Due to the cup’s small and tall stature, the handle will naturally bulge out. That means that when you hold the handle in a loose manner the mug is tilted away from the handle, which could lead to spillage of coffee.
- The second-heaviest, in weight at 13.4 oz, and weighing 12 Fl. Oz. It’s not uncomfortable and gives a sense of solidity. It’s not great, but it’s alright.
- While it can be used in the top rack of a dishwasher, the fit is more snug than the NR’s. Furthermore, the handle’s shape makes it difficult to slide into when compared to the more sleek alternatives.
Most people enjoy hot water. Does the cup stay hot? Is the temperature that way?
To find out which coffee concoction ensures that a user’s “hot brown” is hottest for the longest, the reviewer heated water before pouring it into four vessels. The reviewer recorded temperature readings every five minutes using an instrument for measuring meat temperature. Its “Hot or Cold Tumbler” provided outstanding heat retention. NR and Commentary effectively tied for the top spot, while LwC’s colossal thumper was at the bottom. Points were given to reflect the enormous gap between the first and second.