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Daniel Larison

Grumpy Conservatives Survey Post-Iowa Scene

Dan Kennedy | Posted 03.05.2012 | Media
Dan Kennedy

The Pollyanna award goes to Ross Douthat of the New York Times, who thinks caucus-goers did themselves proud last night. "Presented with the weakest presidential field of any major party in a generation," he writes, "they made the best of a bad situation."

Jason Linkins

Late Returns: Pushing Away From Palin | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After two years of offering hesitant, qualified praise for Sarah Palin and her place in the GOP movement, conservatives are starting the process of putting daylight between themselves and their post-modern populist Prometheus. But there are some conservatives speaking out against this distancing with the message: hold up now, no one gets to walk away clean from this.