Category Archives: Conservative Values

Squirming Conservatives

It’s been a long dry spell for Republicans. The first George Bush, in spite of his masterful handling of our first war with Saddam Hussein, couldn’t get himself reelected. We got eight years of Bill Clinton, and it spite of … Continue reading

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Not Even an Echo

Barry Goldwater was never going to be president. Back in 1964, when he ran against Lyndon Johnson, what he offered America, America wasn’t buying. Johnson won in a landslide, probably because Goldwater actually did offer what he liked to call … Continue reading

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On Stopping History

William F. Buckley once said that a conservative is “someone who stands athwart history, yelling Stop, at a time when no one is inclined to do so, or to have much patience with those who so urge it.” That was … Continue reading

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A Whole Lot of Duping Going On

We’re old now, but we know we were right – those of us who are still alive. Imagine coming of age in the sixties – sitting in high school chemistry class and listening to the announcement over the tinny speakers … Continue reading

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When There’s No Winning Strategy

Here it is, late May, and Team Obama and Team Romney have decided the November election will be a plebiscite on private equity firms, and whether running one of those, like Bain Capital, superbly qualifies you to be president in … Continue reading

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The American Mythic World

Moby Dick and Joyce’s Ulysses, and War and Peace, and all of Proust and so much else – there are famous books no one really reads. Well, some do – but most everyone else is, as they say, familiar with … Continue reading

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Understanding the Underlying Thinking

Oh, it was a minor issue: Representative Michele Bachmann seems to have found the issue she believes will allow her to distinguish herself from Gov. Rick Perry in their fight for the Republican presidential nomination – the vaccination of young girls against a sexually … Continue reading

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