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Conor Friedersdorf

Why Liberals Should Stop Predicting the Death of Conservatism

Bryan Schonfeld | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics
Bryan Schonfeld

Reports of conservatism's death have been greatly exaggerated. Reading recent predictions of the demise of anti-statist politics, one might think we have arrived at the dawn of a new social democratic America.

Priceless Power of Labeling: Lessons From 'Obama's Scandals'

Kare Anderson | Posted 07.18.2013 | Media
Kare Anderson

Rather than jumping into the heated battle of competing narratives about Obama's three "scandals" or ignoring this high-stakes story, follow it for insights on how to influence by labeling.

Media Challenge Their Own

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 06.15.2013 | Religion
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

Perhaps the solution to the problem of the huge number of innocent lives snuffed out annually lies not just in legislation and letters to Congress. It may also lie in hard-hitting and unbiased reporting.

Progressives, Obamabots and a Realistic Evaluation of the President

Bob Cesca | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Should we undermine the most progressive-minded president in at least a generation and will his failure help or hurt the progressive cause? Will his failure pave the way for a more progressive president or a less progressive president? This is the debate on the left.

Box Office Bomb: Sarah Palin and the Failure of The Undefeated

Michael J.W. Stickings | Posted 09.21.2011 | Politics
Michael J.W. Stickings

Sarah Palin's admirers and various other delusional conservatives are doing their utmost to try to convince us that The Undefeated, the hagiographic documentary about Palin, has been a rousing success thus far.

The Conservative Smear Machine Has Failed Conservatism

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Scher

Even if ruthless attacks achieve tactical victories -- such as the resignations of Van Jones and Shirley Sherrod or the end of ACORN -- do they help conservatives achieve their long-term interests?

Conor Friedersdorf Dismantles Torture Supporter Marc Thiessen's Latest Column

True/Slant | Conor Friedersdorf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When the American Enterprise Institute hired Marc Thiessen, I argued that the organization suffered a blow to its credibility -- it employs so many to...