Republican leaders think of conservative reformers as helpful messaging agents at key political moments, rather than as movement torchbearers.
Republicans Tried to Sneak a Confederate Sympathizer onto the Federal Bench. Here's How Democrats Should Respond.
May 20, 2014
A Cliven Bundy for the courts.
Cliven Bundy argues that slavery, not segregation, was truly the golden age for "the negroes."
George Will, Tea Party Tory
February 11, 2014
America's most famous bow-tied conservative has found his wild side.
In The New York Times on Sunday, Amy Harmon has a long, fascinating, and superbly researched piece about the fight over genetically engineered crops in Hawaii.
"Corporatism" is the Latest Hysterical Right-Wing Accusation
December 15, 2013
When conservatives accuse Obama of coddling big business, check your wallet
Megyn Kelly's New Fox Show is Surprisingly Boring
October 08, 2013
Monday marked the first night of Megyn Kelly's Fox News Channel program, "The Kelly File," which aired at 9 p.m. in Sean Hannity's old slot.
Jay Leno, Right-Wing Hack
October 04, 2013
The government shutdown is obviously a ripe target for comedians, but who knew that Jay Leno would use the opportunity to make a bunch of jokes that were both unfunny and imbued with right-wing populism?
Margaret Thatcher's Unintended Legacies
August 23, 2013
She wanted a return to a conservative, middle-class England. The country she created is anything but.
A Kind Word about Neo-Conservatism
August 02, 2013
Naturalists like to argue about taxonomy. Does the Australian bird-eating spider belong to the genus Phlogius or Selenocosmia?