Archive for the 'Conservatism' Category

Scarborough Lambasts Republican Critics On Iran

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Conservatism, Iran, Video

A mind meld with that I expressed earlier today… It really is disappointing to see McCain and Graham behave like this, especially when they haven’t filled in the blanks as to what Obama should say and why that would be more effective than the current course. And, again, what’s the end game to tough talk? […]

June 23rd, 2009 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Blaming National Security Conservatives for Republican Problems

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Conservatism, Foreign Policy, National Security, News, Republicans

Usually, when people debate why the conservative movement has hit hard times, they argue about whether Republicans are fiscally conservative enough or whether they are too focused on social issues. Rarely does the third tent pole of modern conservativism get mentioned: the national security conservatives. But that’s the exact group to blame argues Daniel Larison […]

May 15th, 2009 | Permalink| 7 Comments »

Are the Tea Parties Getting a Bum Rap?

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Conservatism, Fiscal Responsibility, Media

Mona Charen of National Review Online notes that major media outside of Fox News either ignored the tax day tea parties or took an adversarial tone in reporting on them. Charen rightly notes that part of the problem is that Fox News promoted and actively participated in the events, giving other news outlets the excuse […]

April 17th, 2009 | Permalink| 10 Comments »

Tea Parties In Full Swing

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Conservatism, Media

Regardless of what I might think of how they were started, promoted or whether or not they’ll last, it’s always a good thing when Americans peaceably unite to protest. Thankfully we’re lucky enough to have those rights and, as we all know, rights are best when exercised often and vigorously. Also, I understand the anger […]

April 15th, 2009 | Permalink| 18 Comments »

Equal Protection As Libertarian Ideal

By Mark Thompson | Related entries in Conservatism, Drugs, Libertarian, Politics, Regulations

Thanks to John, I am pointed to these two rather strange arguments in favor of the Drug War and against libertarian use of statistics on race against the Drug War from Jonah Goldberg. John does a pretty good job explaining why Goldberg’s arguments are so strange. The only thing I’d really add is that the […]

April 7th, 2009 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

Pundits Competing to Frame Obama

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Barack, Conservatism, Liberalism, Media, Obama

After less than two months of Barack Obama’s presidency, pundits across the spectrum are competing to “frame” the new administration. There are lots of narratives, but, in my mind, the most potent ones are expressed in two editorials appearing today. From the negative side, Janet Daley at Britain’s Telegraph argues that Obama is handing the […]

March 16th, 2009 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

The Myth of Europeanism

By Mark Thompson | Related entries in Conservatism, Dumb Things Said By Smart People, Economy, Liberalism

One thing that has long baffled me has been the idea on the American Right that Europe is some kind of socialist hell-hole that borders on Communist. The thrust of the argument always seems to be that European government is so large and intrusive, and it public mores so lacking and dare I say nihilistic […]

March 16th, 2009 | Permalink| 16 Comments »

Meghan McCain Is Back At It

By The Pajama Pundit | Related entries in Conservatism, News, Republicans

And she fisks Ann Coulter in a fantastic op-ed for The Daily Beast. For the Republicans in the crowd, she spouts some hard truths: It is no secret that being a Republican isn’t the most hip political stance a person can take right now. President Obama has successfully established himself as the hippest politician around. […]

March 9th, 2009 | Permalink| 6 Comments »

Dems Promoting Limbaugh as GOP Leader

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Conservatism, Democrats, Media, Republicans

I’m no fan of Rush Limbaugh. I find him neither elucidating nor entertaining — even on occasions when I agree with him. But he is quite popular with a core group and is increasingly powerful within the Republican party. What’s behind this expanding power? Would you believe the Democrats are? Apparently, Democratic strategists, inside and […]

March 5th, 2009 | Permalink| 46 Comments »

The GOP’s Road to Relevance

By Mark Thompson | Related entries in Conservatism, Conservatives, Republicans

Kyle’s post yesterday the other day about the need for the GOP to stop focusing on “how” it was going to come back from the wilderness if it ever wants to get back to relevance made a lot of sense to me. The political reality is that the GOP, despite its recent defeats, continues to […]

February 28th, 2009 | Permalink| 1 Comment »