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Modern Conservatives: Frightened Falsifying Fools

Mike Lux | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

Modern day conservatives are fools. They have positioned themselves on the extreme end of the American political system, and they know they can't honestly say what they believe or voters will reject them out of hand. But their lies will catch up to them, and so will their lack of courage.

BOTH SIDES NOW: Lowry/Reagan on Benghazi and Colorado Going Up in Smoke

HuffPost Radio | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpg Progeny of Reagan and Buckley (Ron Reagan and Rich Lowry of National Review) agree it's now best to legalize/regulate/tax pot. As Colorado goes... Also, the Right is sticking to its story: Benghazi's a coverup about al Qaeda. What NYTimes expose?

The Chuck Hagel Bombshell

Sarwar Kashmeri | Posted 04.20.2013 | Politics
Sarwar Kashmeri

It is the death throes of the neoconservatives' hold on United States foreign policy that makes the confirmation of Hagel and the installation of the Biden-Kerry-Hagel team so critically important for the United States and the world.

Bromwich Channels Edmund Burke: "America is out of itself" (AUDIO)

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Lydon

David Bromwich is channeling the lost conservative voice of Edmund Burke, the missing wisdom on our mad Afghanistan misadventure.

Today's "Conservative Journalism" -- What Would Bill Buckley Think?

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

Would Buckley even recognize "conservative journalism" today, where pundits rush to broadcast their childish Obama taunts and sloppy P.T. Barnums like Andrew Breitbart encourage a new generation of "journalists" to skirt the law?

Gore Vidal Knocks His Longtime Rival, Bill Buckley, During National Book Awards

Huffington Post | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

At Wednesday night's National Book Awards, honoree Gore Vidal got in one last dig at his arch-rival, conservative intellectual William F. Buckley, who...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Hot on the heels of his Reversal on Rush, RNC Chairman Michael Steele this week delivered his U-turn on Choice -- first saying women "absolutely" have the right to choose abortion then, after having his knuckles rapped, asserting his pro-life bona fides: "always have been, always will be." At a time when there is a serious discussion around the world about the future of capitalism, including a must-read series in the Financial Times, the GOP is so devoid of actual ideas that spineless lightweights like Steele -- and cartoon characters like Rush Limbaugh, Joe the Plumber, and Sarah Palin -- are able to step in and fill the intellectual void. Bill Buckley must be spinning in his grave.

"J'Accuse!": This Administration's Crony Bailout Bonanza for Wall Street

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

The government, under Mr. Paulson's fine hand, was paying twice as much as needed to be paid when compared to the sums Warren Buffett negotiated for a similar investment in Goldman Sachs.

William F. Buckley Dead At 82

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — William F. Buckley Jr., the erudite Ivy Leaguer and conservative herald who showered huge and scornful words on liberalism as he obse...