The New Right is succeeding because it has a comprehensive worldview. The worldview is more than a set of policies, it's a complete way of thinking about human nature, history, our present circumstances and the future.
Yes, we liberals could and should be doing a lot more, and a lot better, but there's no reason we shouldn't be proud of our accomplishments, encouraged by our successes, and dedicated to our principles.
In our roles as objective political analysts, Kristol and I foresee the same results from a corporatist-dominated Democratic Party. Of course as political partisans, Kristol sees it with glee and I see it with dread.
The folks at Conservapedia are re-translating the Bible to make it fit better with conservative ideology. Now there are no suggestions about what's to be done with all those inconvenient references to the poor.
Freed from his own presidential aspirations after the 1980 primaries, Ted Kennedy was able to concentrate on taking the fight directly to Congress. In doing so, he made liberalism a legislative reality.
It's not primarily Senator Kennedy's words that make him one of the great defenders of modern liberalism. His life itself is living proof of the central liberal idea that government can help make people's lives better.
In his Notre Dame speech, by insisting on the spiritual validity -- indeed, necessity -- of doubt, Obama is repudiating on religious grounds the very idea that appeals to Revelation should have presumptive value in political debates.