Author Archives: Scott Galupo

About Scott Galupo

Scott Galupo is a freelance writer living in Arlington, Va. In addition to contributing to The American Conservative, he writes for TheWeek.com and reviews live music for The Washington Post. He was formerly a staff writer for The Washington Times and worked on Capitol Hill. He lives with his wife and two children and writes about politics to support his guitar habit.

Richard Powers and the Blown-Up Cultural Narrative

When music is freed from cultural filters, how do fans find the songs that matter?

For GOP, Congress Is a Pair of Cement Shoes

When I said, in December, that we were “probably at peak Republican,” …

Bill Kristol’s Tea Party Constitution

Jonathan Chait amusingly shoots at the fish in the barrel that is …

Scott Walker Hints at Bush Sequel With Misguided Tax Cuts

Gov. Scott Walker has fashioned a reputation as a fiscal steward and …

Why Obama Shouldn’t Fear a GOP Senate, Ctd.

I was pleased to see Howard Kurtz respond to my post on …

Understanding Fuddy-Duddy Beatle Haters

They didn’t so much push musical boundaries as consolidate advances.

Eric Cantor Picks the Right 40 Yard Lines

The GOP is finally revamping its agenda to look out for workers, not just their bosses.

Why Obama Shouldn’t Fear a GOP Senate Takeover

Conventional wisdom says the Obama administration is effectively toast if Republicans capture …

Lobbyists, Private Goods, and the Public Good

Last summer I tried to tease out the complications of adopting libertarian-populist …

Obama’s SOTU 2014: ‘Opportunity’ Still Knocking

This president is the keeper of a shriveling post-WWII economic consensus.

Chris Christie and #Bridgegate: Alas, It Ain’t Over

Here’s the thing that still bugs me, even after today’s impressively epic …

We’re Probably at Peak Republican

On CNN’s State of the Union Sunday, economist Douglas Holtz-Eakin made a …

Yuval Levin’s Must-Read Primer on America’s Ideological Faultline

The great debate between Edmund Burke and Thomas Paine—and what it means in the Age of Obama.

On Chris Christie and Bullying the Right People

All signs point to Gov. Chris Christie cruising to reelection in New …

Please Stop Comparing Health Insurance to Car Insurance

Josh Barro has a helpful post on why health insurance is different …

Conservatives Are Suffering From Radicalism Envy

I’m beginning to notice a pattern among the anti-crony-capitalist set. They’ve adopted …

Can This Divided Government Agree to Do No More Harm?

I’m now old enough to remember two federal government shutdowns. Both turned …

Here’s How Republicans Could Have Stayed Out of This Mess

CNN reports on a potential thaw in the fiscal standoff: On Wednesday, …

It’s Time to Throw the Tea Party One Ring into Mount Doom

Robert Costa reports this morning: In the coming days, the House will …

Sometimes the Thugs and Knuckleheads Are One and the Same

After a weekend of trying to imbibe as much as I could …

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