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The Death of Conservatism

Stupid Politics From a Smart Administration

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The Democratic Party lost its spine the moment it decided to cash in on corporate political money. If we don't reverse Citizens United and get the money out of our political system, progressive causes don't stand a chance.

Third Parties, Invisible Senators and Why Conservatism Is Still Dead

John R. Bohrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John R. Bohrer

The polarization of Washington has not come about because moderates and centrists have no place to go. In fact, moderates are doing just as well as anyone else in today's politics.

Hold the Hofstadter: Why the GOP Is Winning 2010

John R. Bohrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John R. Bohrer

Over the last few months, a number of prominent political columnists have pointed to historian and social critic Richard Hofstadter to explain what is happening to the Republican Party. Here's why they shouldn't.

Sam Tanenhaus, The Death of Conservatism (Review)

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Joseph A. Palermo

Although a masterful writer, Tanenhaus gives his readers disembodied voices plucked from historical context, where the nexus of thought and action, theory and praxis, is either broken or simply ignored.

Mr. President, 'Change' Is Your 'New Frontier'

John R. Bohrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John R. Bohrer

The Republicans' strategy of slowing down change couldn't be more evident than in the perpetually extending health care debate. But they have been successful at promulgating the idea that they, too, are touting change.

Change, Not a Restoration: The Death of Conservatism and Rebirth of Reform

John R. Bohrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John R. Bohrer

The lies and the screaming that captured the health care discussion in August have a lot of Republicans thinking they've got the Democrats right where they want 'em. They are wrong.