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Hitting Each Other With Three-Legged Stools

By on 1.25.08 | 10:36AM

This David Frum op-ed in the New York Times does a good job explaining the divisions between the different conservative factions (though there are still full-spectrum conservatives out there). At the root is what Tim Carney has dubbed the Dougherty Doctrine, after Michael Brendan Dougherty: "At the end of the day, the arguments all seem to boil down to something similar: If it were more like me, the Republican Party would be better off. It's failing because it's like you."

MORE: Peggy Noonan's column on the conservative civil wars, along with her take on the audacity of Bill Clinton, is worth a read as well.

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