Tag Archives: Conservatism

Not so puzzled by Trump 

Donald Trump barged into the middle of the living room of the conservative movement with the angry grassroots. Depending on one’s point of view, he has become a monumental problem. There are many pieces these days on who created Donald Trump. The ridiculous ones imply that it’s all Obama’s fault. The Democrats’ analysis is even less appealing. Donald Devine,…

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How Conservative Was Jack Kemp?

In light of the coarse and unrefined assault on Rep. Paul Ryan by ankle biters like Howie Carr and Ann Coulter, we can find some solace in an honest assessment of former Rep. Jack Kemp, the happy warrior and mentor to Speaker Ryan. The public square is a bit empty since the passing of Kemp whose ideas transcended race, class,…

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A pitch for a new fusionism between libertarians and ‘Political Christians’

Kevin Vallier over at Bleeding Heart Libertarian outlines an issues framework where two factions can work collaboratively. The list isn’t long but it’s compelling and underscores a substantial change in what’s termed by the mainstream as the “Christian Right.”  Vallier introduces a new term, “political Christiains.” The work on criminal justice reform is but one issue where these philosophically disparate…

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How Baker might govern: “Hayek’s Message for Victorious Republicans”

Hayek’s Message for Victorious Republicans – Bloomberg View. The usually wrong Cass Sunstein writing with a flair for Hayek. The question is: How should the GOP govern on the heels of last Tuesday’s momentous victory? It is tempting to answer by pointing to concrete policy proposals — reducing regulation, promoting free trade, cutting the federal budget. But does any…

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“Conservatism” and Rep. Chris Fallon

(There is a Stockholm-Syndrome like tendency to want to find the rare “Good, Conservative Democrat” that one could support in the sea of Democrats that make up our legislature.  A polite reminder from our friends at MassFiscal that even those who may share our values on one set of issues may not share them ‘across the board’.  The late Joe…

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