Rookie Rand Illustrates the Difference Between Conservatives & Libertarians


Well, that was fast.  No sooner do Kentucky Republicans nominate Rand Paul for the US Senate than a brand-new firestorm erupts over whether or not Republicans support desegregation, thanks to Paul’s partial (and quickly-abandoned) criticism of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.  Surveying conservative reaction to the controversy, the Daily Beast’s Benjamin Sarlin finds that “The [...]

Conservative Call to Arms


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Limbaugh vs. Avlon on Hoping Obama Fails…Again


So much for objectivity.  Daily Beast columnist John Avlon recently took yet another shot at Rush Limbaugh for his infamous wish for Barack Obama: “I hope he fails.” In his usual defiant style, El Rushbo took it as a compliment, spurring an outraged lecture on patriotism from Avlon:
When a news organization asked a group of [...]

CPAC 2010 Day One – Recap


The first day of CPAC 2010 offered up an exciting melange of prominent conservative voices.  In addition, the diversity of viewpoints comprising the modern conservative movement was evidenced by the organizations who had purchased booth space in the exhibition hall here in Washington’s Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.  Groups as disparate as GOProud (a gay conservative [...]