There is plenty to lament right now. But conservatives' time and energy would be better spent thinking ahead and plotting a future—one that, in all likelihood, can still be salvaged.
Conservatives in Congress should treat the Biden-Harris Administration exactly the way the Democrats treated Trump’s presidency, by totally dissociating themselves from any of its actions.
Libertarians like spoiler Senate candidate Shane Hazel fail to appreciate that America can be just as thoroughly dominated by big corporations and powerful oligarchs as it can be by big government.
A brief and unexpected sojourn among leftist revolutionaries provides a model for conservative activists in these troubled times.
After the lockdowns and election issues of 2020, the MAGA movement is now a full-on “anti-regime” movement rather than a Trump-focused one.
The January 6 Capitol Hill protest was, in the words of Talleyrand, “worse than a crime, it was a blunder.”
Appeasement and ingratiating language will not likely change the Left. It will simply embolden it to behave more brazenly.
The paradigm is changing. The Left has discovered a new avenue to America’s future voters, and they’re barging forward with purpose. Where’s the counterstrategy?
Republicans act as if this is a political debate, a policy dispute, not a culture war. Put Hayek away, and read Mailer, Wolfe, Cleaver, Sontag . . .
The Left is more emotionally and, in some cases, more heroically committed to what it wants. We need to change that.
The Left has co-opted the anger of the disaffected. The Right needs to figure out who its friends are, play to win, and devote its energies to community-wide organizing that goes beyond electoral politics.
Whether Trump wins or loses this November, American conservatism faces a crossroads.
George Will and the effete-Right want “their” movement back. And yet no one could look at the track record of these duncy doyens and take them seriously.
Conservatism, Inc. has been weighed in the balance and found wanting. To continue investing in it despite its dismal record is the very definition of insanity.
It is not only for the good of the country that we must initiate real conversations again but also for our own sanity.
Conservatism, Inc. needs a gut check—and soon.
Those who have no real conviction have no will to fight. They will bend the knee to almost anything.
Tearing down bad policies instead of statues will lead to meaningful progress.
If legacy conservatism had its own statue, it would be one big slippery slope curving left and capped with a white flag.
It is time the intelligent Right deprived the moronic Left of the ability to swaddle their socialistic cynicism and defeatism in the great and misapplied legacy of Franklin D. Roosevelt.