Posts Tagged “conservatism”

President Obama has the useful political skill of being a chameleon of sorts, looking different depending on context and, especially, the eye of the beholder. By and large this has worked for him; he and his programs are more popular now than when he was elected. All the same, there’s been a great deal of Continue reading →

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The other day, veteran comics writer Bill Willingham (also co-author of the recent and justly berated DCU: Decisions, and one of the relatively few outspoken conservatives in the industry) wrote an online essay about the current state of super-hero comics. He complained of some recent trends… but also took things a step further, equating his Continue reading →

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As the Obama administration and the new Congress set about choosing priorities and strategies for policymaking, an important consideration will be the political attitudes of the electorate. That, however, is often as much a matter of perception as reality. It therefore comes as no surprise that even before Election Day (and with increased fervency once Continue reading →

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Believe it or not, the Republican party’s approval ratings have actually gotten worse since the election. As CNN reports, just 34 percent of Americans polled have a positive impression of the party, versus 61 percent with a negative view. Gallup says that’s the party’s worst performance since they started asking the question in 1992, and Continue reading →

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Thanks to neoconservative blogger Donald Douglas (with whom I steadfastly disagree), I’ve been alerted to the existence of Andrew McCarthy’s latest venomous rant at the National Review Online (in which he compares Prof. Khalidi to “racists and terror mongers,” and calls the Middle Eastern Studies program at Columbia “a bubbling cauldron of anti-Semitism”—just in case Continue reading →

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The internet has long been known as a hotbed of libertarian thinking—a bunch of rugged individualists sitting in their home offices tapping away at keyboards about their right to live unbounded lives. It has seldom spilled over into modern real-world politics, however, because there’s too much internal disagreement over what libertarianism is really about, and Continue reading →

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As John McCain continues to trail Barack Obama badly in the polls, Republicans are reacting in different ways. Quite a few prominent conservatives are openly abandoning McCain, or at least singing the death knell for his campaign. From one perspective, this is just a matter of reasonably intelligent people seeing the writing on the wall, Continue reading →

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