Politics

Second Thoughts on the Dixiecrats

In my recent piece on the return of the conservative Democrat, I observed, “It remains to be seen whether the Dixiecrat revival will last.” If Glenn Greenwald has his way, the answer will be no: If simply voting for more ...

Politics

McCain-Clinton “€˜08!

Now that Hillary Clinton has mercifully pulled the plug on her presidential campaign, the talking heads are consumed with the idea of her accepting the vice-presidential slot. According to some polls, a majority of Democratic voters ...

Politics

Liberalism Forbids An Awakening

Liberalism views much of history as a morality play.  The past was very bad.  We are making progress.  The future will be better.  But every new achievement serves also as an indictment.  The past is guilty of ...

Politics

A New History of the American Left

Daniel J. Flynn has written a book for Crown Press, A Conservative History of the American Left, which is intended to be a "€œconservative"€ interpretation of the Left in our country. Although Dan could have presented his study of ...

Politics

Obama the Anointed

Although its their own internecine fight, I have been impressed at the main stream media’s manipulation and outright partisan interference in the Democratic primary. One doesn"€™t have to be a fan of the Clintons to see what's ...

Politics

Is Bush Becoming Irrelevant?

After losing both houses of Congress in the 1994 election, Bill Clinton expostulated: The president of the United States is not irrelevant! On learning his trusted aide from Texas Scott McClellan has denounced as an “unnecessary ...

Politics

No Man’s Land

A longer version of this article went into the Lancaster Newspapers, for which I"€™m a regular columnist and through which I"€™m now reaching about half a million readers. Despite the local popularity of my columns, I"€™ve not ...

Politics

Pondering the Shape of Things to Come

The realm of prophecy and prediction is a notoriously dangerous territory in which to venture if one takes things too seriously, but I hope you will forgive a light little wander into that domain. The question at hand is the rise and ...

Planet Earth

Climate of Here

Is a conservative climate consensus possible? If hard cases make bad law, soft science makes sensible politics even harder. The Climate Wars present legislators on both sides of the aisle with few certainties, among them that one side ...

Uncle Sam

Having Trouble Maintaining an Election?

Ooh, that smell! Can"€™t you smell that smell? Pew! It's the latest report from the Pew Center on the States, and it concludes that America's voter-registration system stinks. Released on Tuesday, Pew's report, titled Inaccurate, ...

Rand Paul

Politics

Where Does Rand Stand?

Starting shortly before noon last Wednesday, the curly-haired and elfin-faced Kentucky Senator Rand Paul spent thirteen hours filibusterin’ Barack Obama and Eric Holder’s balls about whether the federal government claimed ...


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