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David Frum

Obama's "Failure"

Bill Barol | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Barol

Last night was more than a legislative moment. It was also, and the implications of this will be deeper and broader than any legislation, a political one.

Sam Stein

Republicans Scoff At Frum's Thesis, Demand More Obama Opposition | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A failed effort by Republican lawmakers to unite behind the defeat of health care legislation has done little to dissuade GOP leadership from offering...

Keep Going, Republicans! You're Doing Great!

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

If recent polling is any indication, people don't want to be associated with the party that elevates the self-satirical wackaloons. Especially when they refuse to be honest about who they are.

David Frum: GOP Headed For "Bloodbath" In Florida

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Conservative David Frum wrote on CNN Monday night that Republicans are headed for a "spectacular bloodbath" in 2010. The Republican fratricide in the...

David Frum: "Paranoid Delusions" Undermining GOP Argument

L.A. Times | Peter Wallsten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Amid a rebirth of conservative activism that could help Republicans win elections next year, some party insiders now fear that extreme rhetoric and co...

CNN Debate on Van Jones: Obama Sells Us Out to Political Terrorist Glenn Beck & His Lynch Mob

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

If we, as a movement, cannot stand up for a genuine progressive hero like Van Jones, then we will not be able to stand up for anything, much less major legislative initiatives.

Sam Stein

Cheney In 2012? Some Key GOPers Aren't Kidding | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At first, it seemed like a joke. Wall Street Journal columnist James Taranto opined on Monday that -- if the 2012 election were to turn to national se...

Paul Krugman: We Are In Economic "Purgatory" (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Despite Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's upbeat comments Friday that the U.S. economy is on the cusp of recovery, economists Paul Krugman and R...

The Gorilla Dust of Health Care

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

What's interesting about the health care hullabaloo is that there appears to be an emerging backlash from some of the more reasoned thinkers of the conservative movement.

David Frum And Ann Coulter Get Into Heated Spat Over Sarah Palin (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sarah Palin's days as Alaska governor are nearly over, but that doesn't mean the debate over her place in the Republican Party and her merits as a pol...

Punching the Tar Baby

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Gellman

From the moment Judge Sotomayor was nominated to the court, the Right wing made it clear that they were going to play the only card left in the Republican deck -- the race card.

Call Me a Bleeding Heart Conservative

Norman Lear | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Lear

Yesterday, a blogger accused "Born Again American" of being liberal, saying "the song is a dead fish hidden within a chocolate cake." I've seen withering comments before, but how withering can you get?

Mark Levin Berates Caller: "I Don't Know Why Your Husband Doesn't Put A Gun To His Temple"

New Majority | David Frum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Conor Friedersdorf at the American Scene transcribes the following exchange from Mark Levin's radio program yesterday afternoon: CALLER: I just w...

David Frum Slams Donald Rumsfeld: "The Reckoning"

New Majority | David Frum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Robert Draper's GQ account of fingerpointing by former Bush officials against Donald Rumsfeld is the media story of the week. Yet a quick tour of the ...

Who Do You Despise More, Dick or Liz?

Jacob Heilbrunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob Heilbrunn

The Cheneys are seeking to lay the groundwork for a "Who Lost America?" debate should there be another terrorist attack during the Obama presidency.

Sam Stein

Limbaugh To Specter: Take McCain And His Daughter With You | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Reaction from top GOP officials to the defection of Sen. Arlen Specter has been decidedly mixed. The less orthodox are interpreting the news as a vali...

The Left isn't Leaving Obama -- Yet

Rupert Russell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rupert Russell

Pundits have criticized last week's announcements on the new bank bailout and Afghanistan. Yet, a crack up of the Democratic coalition or fracturing of the progressive movement it is not.

Arianna Discusses Obama's Afghanistan Policy, Bank Bailout On "Larry King"

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Arianna appeared on "Larry King Live" Friday night, which was being guest hosted by Tavis Smiley, where she discussed Obama's Afghanistan policy, the ...

Sam Stein

Frum: Attacks On Steele Make Me "Sick" | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Conservative David Frum said he was sickened by the attacks on Michael Steele for saying abortion was an 'individual' choice. During an appearance on...

I Hope Rush Limbaugh Fails

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jim Wallis

The president shouldn't waste his valuable time in debating Rush Limbaugh. But I would like to make that offer. Hey Rush, I'll debate you.

David Frum: Self-Employed Turning Liberal Over Health Care Costs

New Majority | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A fascinating article in Manhattan Institute's City Journal reports an amazing statistic: in 2006, New York City was home to 807,750 self-employed wor...

GOP Political Darwinism: Who's Adapting and Who's Going Extinct?

Mark Nickolas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Nickolas

David Brooks is one of the few conservative voices who have shown to be a lot more right than wrong over the past few years when it comes to the ever-shifting dynamics in American politics.

David Frum: Why Rush Limbaugh Is Wrong

Newsweek | David Frum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The party of Buckley and Reagan is now bereft and dominated by the politics of Limbaugh. A conservative's lament....

Jason Linkins

Scritti Politti: March 3, 2009 | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Just to button up this rather Limbaugh heavy day, we'll turn to David Frum and Ross Douthat, who both, amid the ongoing "battle for the soul/future/se...

Jason Linkins

GOP 'Salt Marsh Mouse' Stimulus Strategy Assailed By Conservatives | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

We're facing more regulation of everything from high finance to the ordinary workplace. The Democrats are expanding Medicaid to crowd out private insurance. And we're talking about mice?