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Conservatism

The Colossal Collapse of Conservatism

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Republicans have failed not because of poor execution, but because they are acting on a philosophy deeply and fundamentally flawed.

The Conservative "Secular Problem" Deepens

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Scher

If conservatives want to prevent young voters -- two-thirds of whom support Obama -- from remaining liberal Democrats for their rest of their lives, hating on gays is not exactly the best way to do it.

The Morning After

Jan Herman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jan Herman

It is the Journal, in a column this morning by Thomas Frank, an addition to the Journal's opinion pages to balance all the resident right-wingers, that puts Obama's victory in proper perspective.

Dear Conservatives: Break Some Liberal Hearts. Vote Obama.

David Quigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Quigg

No group in America would have more trouble adjusting to an Obama presidency than the Bush Liberals. Yes, there really is such a thing as a Bush Liberal. Let me explain.

Sarah Palin as the American Thatcher?

Ronald Maxwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ronald Maxwell

In the waning hours of the campaign, otherwise known as the end days of Republican rule, acolytes of Sarah Palin are preparing the way for her triumphal return.

Liberal Media to Blame? Not This Time: Apostate Conservatives Nail Coffin Shut

Brian Normoyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Normoyle

Nearly two years of presidential politics are finally coming to an end and it appears John McCain--out of "gimmicks du jour"--has decided to spend muc...

Liberalism, What Are You Going As for Halloween?

Matt Mendelsohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Matt Mendelsohn

This year, it seemed certain that liberalism would show up at the Halloween block party wearing the costume of a self-loathing American: a terrorist-loving, non-flag-pin-lapel-wearing lefty.

Why McCain Has Lost Our Vote

CC Goldwater | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
CC Goldwater

Being Barry Goldwater's granddaughter and living in Arizona, one would assume that I am voting for John McCain. However, nothing about McCain compares to the ideology my grandfather stood for.

2008 Election Reveals What the G.O.P. Has Become

Byron Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Byron Williams

Can someone remind me when conservatism was granted sole authority to determine who loves this country and who is un-American?

Heads They Win, Tails You Lose: For the Beltway Media, Even Democratic Victories Prove the Country is Conservative

Paul Waldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Paul Waldman

When Republicans win, we're told that Democrats need to move to the center. When Democrats win, on the other hand, we're told that... Democrats need to move to the center.

The Failed Bailout: A Drop in the Bucket and Abusive to Renters

Shahid Buttar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Shahid Buttar

Beyond its uncertainty, the Administration also appears as disingenuous as it did on Iraq. Five years ago, officials cried wolf about weapons of mass destruction that were never found.

The Conservative "Secular Problem" and the Palin Pick

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Scher

McCain's selection by a plurality of Republican primary voters showed an implicit willingness to tackle the secular problem, at least symbolically if not substantively.

A Quiet Day For Conservatism (VIDEO)

American News Project | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Grover Norquist and the most powerful conservative institutions met in Washington DC to discuss the state of the movement for lower taxes and less gov...

The Republican Albatross: Conservatives, Ideology, and the Human Condition As Seen By David Brooks

Dan Agin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dan Agin

The dogma of American conservatism is to look backward, which means you're usually out of date in understanding progress and usually wrong in understanding the human condition.

Conservatism is Dead: Long Live Liberalism? (Part III)

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amitai Etzioni

A revival of the American community requires us to spend much less of our energy and resources on fighting one another, and invest much more of it in the common good.

Conservatism Is Dead; Long Live Liberalism? (Part II)

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amitai Etzioni

The conservatives' well of ideas may well have run dry, but the American majority has hardly turned liberal. So could the most compelling ideas be neither conservative nor liberal but communitarian?

It's 1968 Revisited, And It's Not The Liberals' Year

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tony Sachs

To elect a far-left liberal in 2008 would be like Reagan getting elected in 1968, or FDR in 1924. The country simply isn't ready yet. The liberals' time will come again -- just not this year.

Phil Gramm Is Conservatism

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Scher

This is conservatism. The insistence that your economic dissatisfaction is illegitimate, and can only be explained by a brainwashing from the media or politicians

Conservatism Is Dead; Long Live Liberalism? (Part I)

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amitai Etzioni

Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. long claimed to have found that American politics swing back and forth between conservative and liberal periods. After 8 years of Bush, a liberal comeback is due (if not overdue).

Identity Crisis

Lincoln Chafee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Chafee

Jesse Helms' legacy is one of strong opposition to women's reproductive freedom, gay rights, foreign aid for diplomacy, and public funding for the arts -- priorities that run strong in today's GOP.

This is Obama's Time...

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

Now, we as a people realize that the extreme conservatism dominating the Republican Party produces only division and incompetence. We are demanding a reversal of course.

The Right Never Dies

Dennis Perrin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dennis Perrin

Now that Obama has the nomination all but locked up, and is drawing Springsteen-sized crowds, liberal pundits are asking the age-old question: Is conservatism dead?