Pamela Geller Looks Longingly at Communist China

In the ongoing metamorphoses of the Thing that Used to be Conservatism into a social movement that manages to get almost everything wrong, here is one of its Shapers of “Thought” hoping against hope that America would just grab the One Ring, and transform itself into a mass-murdering Communist despotism (and the one with more blood [Read More...]

Tom McDonald is right

The Imaginative Conservative (along with the American Conservative) has become one of the few organs of conservative opinion left that I respect. Tom writes: Ralph Nader Understands Conservatism Better Than Most “Conservatives” Probably because he wants to conserve something. [Read more...]

It turns out that when you cut taxes on people who have boatloads of money

…and try to get blood from the turnip of people who have no money (just to make sure the poor are punished good and hard like they deserve), your state winds up with no money and can’t take care of the common good like it’s supposed to.  It’s like all those biblical warnings are true [Read More...]

Stupid Francis-Hating Conservative Tricks

Talking Hairdo at Breitbart complains that Francis is helping kids at US border but not persecuted Iraqis. Yeah. Why doesn’t he unleash some drones or Swiss Guards on ISIS? Um, your honor, the Pope has no divisions. He can pray (and has) for the persecuted Christians in the Mideast. He can express his love and [Read More...]

A conservative reader from Kentucky writes…

Mark, the conservative Republican chairman of the Judiciary Committee in the Ky state senate has written a very humble and thoughtful piece on immigration and the crisis on the border. He is a state legislator, not a member of Congress, but he could be a rising star in the Ky GOP and is a refreshing, [Read More...]

Rush Limbaugh Continues Standard Conservative Francis-Hating Tactics

It’s pretty simple. Take some MSM misreading of something Francis says–usually something a 10 year old could understand with a little effort–believe the MSM misreading, and then smite Francis hip and thigh for things he didn’t say and obviously did not mean. Rebecca Hamilton is right. The most *charitable* explanation is that Limbaugh is an [Read More...]

Just to be Clear

#MeriamIbrahim = Courageous use of social media to protest an obvious evil and advocate an obvious good. #bringbackourgirls = Stupid morally preening narcissistic slacktivism. Why? Because the former is approved by Manufacturers of Thought in the Thing that Used to Be Conservatism and the latter is condemned by those same Manufacturers of Thought (due to [Read More...]

An Analogy

If Catholics for a Free Choice put out a T-Shirt with the Last Supper on it, reading “This is MY BODY: Support Choice!” Christians would very rightly regard it as sacrilege. Nobody would be twisting themselves into pretzels to say “It’s just a figure of speech. Lighten up. It’s just a joke.” So why make [Read More...]

Romans 2:24

Will somebody bury the Thing that Used to be Conservatism? It’s really starting to stink. She also derided those who she said place an emphasis on political correctness in handling the country’s adversaries “instead of putting the fear of God in our enemies.” She said later in her address that if “I were in charge” — a [Read More...]

Hard to Add to Perfection

The Colbert ReportGet More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,The Colbert Report on Facebook,Video Archive [Read more...]

Leah Libresco reports from CPAC

I can imagine few more concentrated forms of Lenten penance than being sentenced by The American Conservative to cover CPAC, but Leah handles her doom with grace and aplomb and her customary joie de vivre: She covers the GOP’s struggle against death by demographics.  She also writes about the consequences of experimenting on the electorate [Read More...]

Hear, Hear!

My friend Dave Curp, a historian of Eastern Europe and a sane conservative writes: I devoutly wish people would stop doing this. I get the frustration at our fumbling – but we are stuck playing the grownups globally (even our President, many of whose instincts in this situation I fear are deeply wrong). It is [Read More...]