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How Obama's College Turned Me Into A Conservative

Almost as if he had been fishing for that answer, the professor began his first lecture of the semester arguing for a way of looking...

4 Major Objections To Donald Trump That Fail The Smell Test

Trump has been called a fascist a la Benito Mussolini, a “thin-skinned tyrant,” the modern equivalent of the segregationist George Wallace, and a man who...

Piecing America's 'Fractured Republic' Back Together

Ed Whelan, Rachel Lu, Jonah Goldberg, R.R. Reno, and John Stonestreet respond to Yuval Levin's new book. ... Levin is currently the editor of National...

How Conservatives Should Respond To The Trump Riot

Conservatives aim to preserve. We see wisdom in the institutions and traditions passed down to us. We appreciate gradual adaptations. But Trump channels resentment, stokes...

These Numbers Say A Third Party Can Win The Presidency

In 20 percent of twentieth-century elections, third-party candidates did just that (Roosevelt in 1912, La Follette in 1924, Thurmond in 1948, Byrd in 1960, Wallace...

How John Roberts Begat Donald Trump

As I drowned these existential sorrows in Johnny Walker and “Archer” reruns, it occurred to me that, yes, Obama (and George W. Bush before him),...

The Forgotten History Of 'The Black Silent Majority'

Dispelling the dominant belief that the majority of blacks approved of urban riots, militancy, and black nationalism, he cites poll after poll showing disapproval of...

Sometimes There Is No Lesser Of Two Evils

Trump has already exposed various pretend anti-establishmentarians, hucksters, and statists masquerading as conservatives—Mike Huckabee, Chris Christie, Rick Scott, and Jon Huntsman come to immediate mind.

How Unelected Bureaucrats Became 'Liberty's Nemesis'

I'll start with Adler, who details, among other things, the manner in which the Obama administration exceeded the scope of its authority by delaying the...

Obama Admin Threatens States That Blocked Taxpayer Funding For Organ Traffickers

So how many alter boys have you f-ed you POS. ... we know that you just CRAVE wieners. your false bravado is pathetic. i would...

Admit It. You Just Want Your Own Dictator

“There is danger from all men,” wrote John Adams, in what might be the most genuinely conservative of all positions. It crossed my mind recently...

Lana Del Rey, Conservative Icon

Nevertheless, there is a conservative sensibility to Del Rey's persona, presentation, and many recurring motifs in her lyrical content, if we see conservatism less as...

Ladies: Take Jeremy Renner's Equal Pay Advice

Unlike Bradley Cooper, the fellow costar who rushed in to help the damsel in distress by saying he'd work with female costars to help them...

Watching Life And Death On 'Everest'

Kiwi Rob Hall (Jason Clarke) has pioneered guided climbs of Everest with his Adventure Consultants. Clients may pay him $60,000 to get them up the...

The Supreme Court and the End of the Umpire

If you count Roberts, Kennedy, and the now retired David Souter, about half of the Republican appointees became very unreliable conservative votes, to say the...

7 Exciting Education Reform Ideas Republicans Need To Try

About the best anyone can say for it is what Rick Hess of the American Enterprise Institute did on a recent call with conservative writers:...

7 Exciting Education Reform Ideas Republicans Need To Try

About the best anyone can say for it is what Rick Hess of the American Enterprise Institute did on a recent call with conservative writers:...

5 Ways To Celebrate National Agriculture Day

We've forgotten that the word “conserve” is inescapably embedded in the word “conservative.” ... John Duncan (R-Tennessee) told Taxpayers For Common Sense, “Big agro businesses...

First Big Intra-Party Fight In Congress A Win For Conservatives

“If leadership is going to block conservative amendments and give Democrats 25 amendments, that's a pretty discouraging thing in general,” said Dan Holler, communications director...

How Ayn Rand Captured The Magic Of American Life

One was compiled from the votes of the Modern Library's Board, consisting of luminaries such as Joyce Carol Oates, Maya Angelou, Edmund Morris, and Salman...

This Map Shows What's Wrong With Feminist Approaches To Labor Choices

There are many reasons why 80 percent of Americans decline to identify themselves as “feminists.” One of them is how often the movement denigrates the...

If Millennials Want Liberty, They Need Virtue Too

Some writers, such as David Frum, see the relative prominence of libertarianism in contemporary conservatism as a sign of its intellectual exhaustion and moral decline.

The Libertarian Moment Can't Just Be A Moment

It's because there's a host of younger people, the children of George W. Bush voters or Bush voters themselves, who realized that libertarianism speaks more...