Category: Conservative ideology

I didn’t leave the Republican party; the Republican party left me *UPDATED*

Having thought about it a lot, I’m about to commit what many will believe is heresy:  I believe conservatives should suck it up and vote for Trump so as to avoid a hard Left presidency.  Trying to save the Republican party at this juncture is an intellectual and practical dead-end,

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The Bookworm Beat 3/23/16 — the “catching up” edition and open thread

Bush didn’t, Obama wouldn’t, but the next president should: Call into the Oval Office the leaders of Muslim communities throughout America to say, “Because of the First Amendment, the fact that you and the people in your community practice Islam is irrelevant to us in America. Your faith is your

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Donald Trump, Open Primaries, and the Rise of the Xenophobic Democrat

[Someone commented rightly that “xenophobic” refers to unreasonable fears, and we conservatives agree that illegal immigration and unchecked Muslim immigration are a problem. I’m using the term “xenophobic” in the context of other Democrats who see the “Trump traitors” as unreasonably fearful. See, e.g., Robert Reich saying anyone who supports

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[VIDEO] Leftists with conservative values, and the virtues of Dancing With The Stars

I’ve mentioned before my fondness for Dancing With The Stars, which I see as a weekly morality tale for conservative values. Sure, I like watching beautiful people dance beautifully, but the show’s real attraction is how gosh-darned hard the winners — and most of the losers — work. The most

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The Bookworm Beat 10-14-15 — the hot quick links edition, and open thread

So much to share with you, and so many demands on my time. I’ll make it quick, tantalizing you with short links to wonderful things: We know the other media outlets are hostile to Israel, but is it possible that Fox News is also turning on Israel? CAMERA has caught

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The Bookworm Beat 9-27-2015 — the “things that make you think” edition and open thread

Boehner was merely an effective manager, rather than an effective conservative Andrew Klavan is kind enough to point out that Boehner was in some measure a very effective House Majority Leader: I can’t help but notice that under Boehner — and largely because of Boehner, because Boehner outsmarted President Obama in the

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Bookworm Beat 8-11-15 — the illustrated edition, devoted to excavating the Leftist mind through Facebook posters

One of my Facebook friends is an uber-Leftist, although he does staunchly support Israel.  He never puts up personal posts.  Instead, his Facebook feed is filled with posters, some inspirational, some funny, some pro-Israel, and most pro-Left and anti-Republican. I thought that for this illustrated edition, instead of the usual

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The Bookworm Beat 5-4-15 — the “technology hates me” edition and open thread

My post caption to the contrary, this post has nothing to do with technology — except that technology explains why I started writing at 10:30, not 8:30. My computer apparently had a sudden yen to pretend that I had a dial-up modem and to start downloading information at speeds that

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Caution: Exposing children to the conservative world view can be dangerous

My daughter let loose this morning with a rant about the way in which political correctness stifles humor and free speech. She’s right, of course.  No wonder Progressives want to silence conservatives.  If conservatives are allowed talk, people — especially young people — will discover that they’re much more fun.

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My own personal Cloward-Piven breakdown — and request for your ideas about uniting the base

I haven’t written much in the last two days.  It’s certainly not because there’s been an absence of material, both serious (just about everything) and ridiculous (“Oh, my gawd!  Hillary’s going to be a grandmother!”).  Instead, my problem is that there’s too much to write about.  I’m overwhelmed, and all

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