Hard to Add to Perfection

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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...]

For the GOP, “prolife” means…

“anti-abortion except for humans who threaten GOP access to power.  Then you can kill ‘em and call ‘em ‘evil seed‘”.  Nor is this new. Hannity has been using this pagan logic for more than a decade. He pretends to be conflicted when he offends prolifers and has to do damage control. But he steadfastly maintains [Read More...]

One of the Many Reasons I Like the American Conservative…

…is that they have the guts to run absolutely brilliant and perceptive pieces like this one, not to mention this one. [Read more...]

Fresh on the Heels of our Recent Discussion of the Racialism of the Dark Enlightenment Crowd

…that is currently making inroads in some of the de-Christianizing younger generation of the Thing That Used to Be Conservatism, there comes this little cloud no bigger than a man’s hand from the propaganda organ of the Party of Personal Responsibility: Fox News contributor: Angry blacks to blame for rise in ‘American Anglo-Saxon’ racism “I [Read More...]

Memo to Glenn Beck: Oh, just. shut. up. Will ya?

Few things are more manifestly damning of the Thing that Used to Be Conservatism than that this buffoon is still a leading formator of “thought” for American “conservatives”. Glenn Beck: Bill Nye’s creationism denial is like the Catholic Church jailing Galileo [Read more...]

Who Even Knows *What* the Pope is Talking About?

Pope Francis writes these mysterious and inexplicable words: 53. Just as the commandment “Thou shalt not kill” sets a clear limit in order to safeguard the value of human life, today we also have to say “thou shalt not” to an economy of exclusion and inequality. Such an economy kills. How can it be that [Read More...]

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Dinesh D’Souza is not the Martyr you were looking for. [Read more...]

Conservapedia’s Conservative Bible Project

…is a particularly piquant and hilarious demonstration of the sheer hubris and insanity of the Thing That Used to Be Conservativism.  Sane conservatives sit back in amazement.  The mouth opens.  The mouth closes.  Nothing comes out.  Nothing can be said to such pure, unreflective, blind pride.  Frank Weathers aptly describes it as “The Valhalla of [Read More...]