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Michael Brown’s supporters prove why “Hip Hop Conservatism” is a loser

OCALA, Fla., August 22, 2014 — Ever since the black eighteen-year-old was shot by Darren Wilson, a white police officer in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, mindlessness has ruled the day. This has dragged on for nearly two weeks now! Of course, it’s worth noting that Brown was unarmed when killed, as well as ...

Abortion has saved America (Especially conservatives)

OCALA, Fla., July 22, 2014 — If you think that abortion should be legal, but lean right on other issues, do you deserve a voice in the conservative movement? The answer should be an enthusiastic “Yes!”. This isn’t because the pro-choice perspective is morally superior and therefore impervious to criticism. Not by a country mile. ...

Neoconservatism has wronged the American Right

OCALA, Fla., June 5, 2014 — What we call “conservatism” in today’s America was not always so. While the center-right is now associated with endless wars, runaway defense spending, decreased civil liberties in the name of national security, and moral hypocrisy, this is an anomaly. Once upon a time, our nation’s conservatives stood for non-interventionism, ...

Conservatism is winning in Europe, but not America

OCALA, Fla., June 4, 2014 — The Right is on the rise across the Old Continent. During last month’s European Union parliamentary elections, boldly right to far-right parties scored stunning victories. Chief amongst these are the United Kingdom Independence Party, a no-holds-barred foe of the EU, and France’s paleoconservative Front National. The established order of ...

How can the GOP win if it doesn’t stand for something?

OCALA, Fla., June 3, 2014 — The Republican Party is in a difficult spot. In recent years, it has followed path after path only to wind up at the same intersection. This is where the interests of social conservatives and fiscal watchdogs meet. Neither side is ceding an inch for control over the GOP’s future. ...

Paul Gottfried’s “Encounters” explain how neocons hacked the American right

OCALA, Fla., April 28, 2014 — It’s no secret that the American conservative movement is bereft of ideas. One need only watch a weekday evening cable “news” program or listen to any number of talk radio shows to discover how bad the situation is. How often do we hear about reproductive rights, school vouchers, global ...