TWO THINGS ALL conservatives love are narratives of decline and talking about conservatism. Put those together and you have the popular argument that conservatism ain’t what it used to be. The chart of that supposed decline, if you were to draw it Ascent of Man style, would start with Edmund Burke looking intelligent and walking upright, followed by William F. Buckley as Australopithecus, slouching. The present age would be represented by some knuckle-dragging, prognathous creature like Rush Limbaugh or Sean Hannity. First comes very smart, then pretty smart, and then not very smart at all.
As I mentioned last month, leftist nonprofits and environmental pressure groups have singled out the business enterprises and philanthropy of David and Charles Koch as recent targets for demonization.
The first battle over Obamacare has been lost. But the struggle over the future of the nation's health care system continues.
Conservative principles are timeless.
try to avoid commenting about or rebuking Leftists, especially those on television networks whosetiny viewership reflects their extremism, but Chris Matthews on Friday blurted a remark so ridiculous and so offensive that it ought to cost him his job -- even at bottom-scraping MSNBC.
Conservative optimism is a virtue.
Matt Latimer has written this year's most entertaining book about what goes on -- or doesn't -- in Washington.
The fundamental difference between liberals and conservatives.
Rubio and Toomey Senate campaigns highlight Reagan approach to moderates.
John Derbyshire performs an autopsy on American conservatism.