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February 13, 2014
A conservative alternative to Obamacare?
A conservative alternative to Obamacare has been unveiled. Read about it after the jump. Then...
February 12, 2014
Conservative liberalism vs. progressive liberalism
Edmund Burke is considered the father of modern conservatism, while his contemporary Thomas Paine is...
February 10, 2014
Pro-American vs. Anti-American conservatives
Political theorist Patrick J. Deneen notes two different and conflict schools among Roman Catholic conservatives: ...
November 20, 2013
Conservatives launch war on poverty
Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) is the founder of the Tea Party Caucus, a true limited-government...
November 13, 2013
Has America shifted to the left?
The recent elections herald a political shift in America to the left. So says liberal...
October 28, 2013
What the crises in health care and higher education have in common
Patrick J. Deneen writes about the similarities between the current crises in health care and...
October 08, 2013
Self-interest vs. ideology
Is it better in the realm of politics to stand on principle or to pursue...
September 05, 2013
Our military as “Al-Qaeda’s Air Force”
Quote of the week: “We should be focused on defending the United States of America....
August 06, 2013
Socially conservative but economically liberal
Luke Foster notes a new breed of Christian political activists. They are social conservatives--pro-life, pro-traditional...
August 06, 2013
What are we to make of Teddy Roosevelt?
Theodore Roosevelt was a Republican. He was also a Progressive. Showing that contemporary categories don't...
July 15, 2013
Edmund Burke’s version of conservatism
The (liberal) E. J. Dionne discusses Edmund Burke: The First Conservative by British lawmaker Jesse...
July 01, 2013
Do conservatives need to be Catholics?
According to some circles, in order to be a consistent conservative, you really need to...
May 09, 2013
Our partnership with the dead, the living, and the unborn
Peter Wehner quotes British journalist Charles Moore, reviewing Jesse Norman's new biography of the 18th...
March 19, 2013
Civil war within the Republican party?
The John McCain wing of the Republican party and the Rand Paul wing of the...
March 12, 2013
Big business vs. free enterprise
Ezra Klein tells about young conservative think-tanker Derek Khanna, who wrote at his bosses' behest...
February 22, 2013
Democrats and Republicans reverse roles
Have you noticed that it's now the Democrats who are trying to wage a culture...
October 03, 2012
One Nation Conservatism
Mitt Romney seems to dismiss the 47% of Americans who will never vote for him...
October 02, 2012
Are the Republicans still a national party?
Daniel McCarthy, the editor of The American Conservative, answers that question with a "no." He points...
August 17, 2012
Liberals have no books
Yale professor and political liberal Beverly Gage laments that conservatives have an intellectual tradition carried...
July 20, 2012
Batman as conservative movie
Though, as we posted, the Democrats are making a big deal of the villain in...
July 06, 2012
Institutionalism vs. Constitutionalism
As I keep saying, there are different kinds of conservatism. Michael Gerson makes that point...
July 04, 2012
Liberty vs. equality
Robert Samuelson loves this country and everything it stands for, to the point of saying...
June 13, 2012
You can shoot cops in Indiana
The state of Indiana has passed a law that allows citizens to shoot police officers...
May 31, 2012
Do conservatives still care about community?
E. J. Dionne is a liberal whose beliefs are somewhat chastened by his Catholicism. He...
May 04, 2012
Reform conservatives vs. Rejectionist conservatives
Michael Gerson says that there are currently two kinds of conservatives: On one side there...
April 12, 2012
Big state government vs. little local government
In classic conservative political theory, the most significant form of government is what is closest...
March 06, 2012
Rush Limbaugh goes too far
Radio talker Rush Limbaugh has his schtick, but when he targeted a college student who...
February 15, 2012
Nostalgia liberals vs. accountability liberals
Fred Hiatt, himself a liberal, notices the rise of two different and contending kinds of...
February 07, 2012
Christianity & taxes
At the National Prayer Breakfast, President Obama suggested, as some have put it, that Jesus...
January 11, 2012
Do we need a manager rather than an ideologue?
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