Tag Archives: conservative movement

Massachusetts GOP: Revitalize Or Die

Writer George Weigel had an interesting observation about Pope Francis I the man & his vision of the papacy: The move from “kept” Catholicism to evangelical Catholicism is for everyone, the pope seems convinced. “Kept” Catholicism has no future anywhere, and not just because of aggressive secularism and other corrosive cultural acids. “Kept” Catholicism has no future because it doesn’t…

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Seize The Moment, GOP

( – promoted by Cool Cal) Soren Dayton of The Next Right had an interesting diary on how the conservative movement is going through tremendous upheavals since the 2008 Presidential Election: “But when you talk to the donors you hear something more. They are tired of being taken for a ride. They understand that a lot of the older institutions…

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The conservative crackup over Palin; Maureen Dowd’s truce is bound to fail

The grand conservative coalition is cracking at the seams. The ruins will be longstanding after November 4. But Maureen Dowd is taking good measure and a stab at a Nobel Peace Prize for simmering internecine warfare. The high-brow conservative commentariat lead by Will and Noonan (with an assist from Christopher Buckley) are leaving the big tent. They can't stand Palin.…

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Buckley & His Enduring Legacy

The recent death of William F. Buckley, Jr., brings with it an end the first historical wave of modern conservate leaders who, in changing America, changed the world. John O'Sullivan, the former editor-in-chief of National Review (itself a groundbreaking conservative magazine founded by Buckley) lauded Buckley for “shaping the conservative movement that put Ronald Reagan in the White House, revived the American spirit, created…

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RIP WFB! William F. Buckley has died.

The patron saint of the conservative movement in America, William F. Buckley Jr., has died. Over at the National Review’s The Corner, Katherine Jean Lopez reports: I’m devastated to report that our dear friend, mentor, leader, and founder William F. Buckley Jr., died overnight in his study in Stamford, Connecticut. After year of illness, he died while at work; if…

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