Gore Vidal, No Greater a Hater Than He


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His fiction relied on history; his history, on fictions.

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Keep the Fringe on the Fringe, Not at CPAC


Back in December, NewsReal’s own Ryan Mauro took the Conservative Political Action Conference to task for accepting the crackpot John Birch Society as a sponsor of CPAC 2010, calling it a “monumentally stupid decision” that would give the Left plenty of ammo for their current “conservatives are extreme!” narrative.
With CPAC set to begin tomorrow, The [...]

Yes, Calvin, Conservatism Shouldn’t Abandon Cultural Issues, It Should Just Be Smart about Pursuing Them


In reaction to my ongoing dialogue with Mary Grabar regarding drug legalization, conservatism and the counterculture, my NewsReal colleague Calvin Freiburger responded fairly to a poorly-worded statement of mine. Calvin highlighted these closing remarks for criticism:
A conservatism that can win is one which understands itself and defines itself as a political movement, not a cultural [...]

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Unreality Check: Sullivan and Behar– Palin Derangement Syndrome Squared


When Joy “Black Friday” Behar and Andrew “Trig Palin is not Sarah’s Baby” Sullivan get together, you aren’t exactly expecting it to be the new “Firing Line” with William F. Buckley Jr.
Once upon a time, Andrew Sullivan would have at least had a discouraging word for someone dumb enough to think referring to the big [...]

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Dear ‘60 Minutes/Vanity Fair Poll’


I’m enjoying your bemused/disgusted reaction to your own poll, in which Rush Limbaugh was voted the “Most Influential Conservative Voice In America:”
In a “Rush” to judgment, Mr. Limbaugh scored the most with 26 percent of the vote. His competitor, Mr. Beck edged out the last two Republican vice presidential candidates by a nose. It goes [...]