Tag Archives: Conservative Icons

Watching the Collapse

Grow up in Pittsburgh and it never leaves you – unless you’re Oscar Levant or Andy Warhol. A good baseball game is a joy, but if it’s not the Pirates you look on the game clinically, noting the great plays … Continue reading

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The Unlikely Conservative

There are conservative icons more substantial than Barry Goldwater, who had no problem with gay folks, and Ronald Reagan, who, as president, raised taxes eleven times, and told congress, with some passion, that they’d be insane not to raise the … Continue reading

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Churchill Weeps

Some found it tiresome that George Bush was endlessly comparing himself to Winston Churchill: The president admires the wartime British prime minister so much that he keeps what he calls “a stern-looking bust” of Churchill in the Oval Office. “He … Continue reading

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