The recent terror attacks in Paris thrust the issue of terrorism, its relation with Islam, and how to defeat it back into the forefront of national debate. At the same time, it has created a wave of reckless rhetoric on the far right. That … [Read more...]
The Tea Party and the GOP: From Rescue to Wreck
In the immediate aftermath of the 2010 mid-term elections, Peggy Noonan, tireless cheerleader for all things conservative, published an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, “The Tea Party to the Rescue” In it Noonan gushed effusively as to how … [Read more...]
Mitt Romney: Conservative Trojan Horse or Political Chameleon?
What became of Mitt Romney the “severe conservative” who so assured the American right earlier this year that he had long since slipped his moorings to a moderate political past in Massachusetts? Surely a “severely conservative” Mitt Romney … [Read more...]
Does the G.O.P. Need to Doctor Up Mitt Romney?
Now here's a compelling question. Does the G.O.P. and the conservative elite need to doctor up Mitt Romney so as to make him seem conservative enough to be electable? It's no secret that large numbers of conservatives don't see Romney as a … [Read more...]
Last Nights’ Dress Boy Sticks His Neck Out
Prediction [Jonah Goldberg] "In the next few days, there will be a wave of liberals - Frank Rich comes particularly to mind - who will use WFB's memory to beat up on today's conservatives ..." Whoa! ... Ya think so? Well, … [Read more...]