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The Case for “Serfdom,” Rightly Understood

Conservatives only empower the state when they make an idol of liberty.

Posted April 9th, 2014

Catching On to the Pyrrhic Victory of a GOP Senate

And here you thought I was being all #slatepitch-y: In February, I …

Posted April 9th, 2014

Hobby Lobby vs. the Order of Justice

A healthy government will carve out space for a just society, not impose one.

Posted March 29th, 2014

The Greatest Trick the Devil Ever Played

Every Sunday, the rector of my church appends a brief note of …

Posted March 27th, 2014

Rand Paul and Libertarian Switcheroos on Race

Like the very evenhanded Jamelle Bouie here, I think Sen. Rand Paul’s …

Posted March 26th, 2014

GOP Needs a Better Story for Women

During the CPAC panel, “Why Conservatism is Right for Women: How Conservatives …

Posted March 12th, 2014

We Know Obamacare Is Not At All Like Slavery

The most well-received remarks at this year’s CPAC were indubitably Rand Paul’s, …

Posted March 9th, 2014

At CPAC, Rand Paul Stands Ascendant

This year’s Conservative Political Action Conference has had something of a deflated …

Posted March 8th, 2014

CPAC Panels Pack More Punch Than Speeches

Day two of CPAC was livelier than the first, perhaps auguring the …

Posted March 8th, 2014

Closing the Gap Between Politics and Policy at CPAC

Yesterday afternoon, a panel of conservative policy luminaries shared their ideas and …

Posted March 8th, 2014

Social Cons in Retreat at CPAC

It might be a tradition that every year that GOProud is excluded …

Posted March 8th, 2014

Obamacare Gets Teed Up at CPAC

“Off with Obamacare’s head!” Such was the battle cry at the first …

Posted March 7th, 2014

Bill Kristol’s Tea Party Constitution

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

Posted March 3rd, 2014

Burkean Politics Don’t Keep Win-Loss Records

In an otherwise strong review of Yuval Levin’s The Great Debate, Elizabeth Corey …

Posted February 27th, 2014

Protecting the Constitution from Executive Order

President Barack Obama has made it absolutely clear that he will rule …

Posted February 26th, 2014

Conservative Atheists Speak Up About CPAC Shunning

After the latest ACU uproar, unchurched evangelists take stock of their outreach.

Posted February 26th, 2014

A Painean Policy Proposal from a Beltway Burkean

Last week, just as the East Coast descended into a terrifying world …

Posted February 19th, 2014