All posts tagged: tea party

The Encroaching Danger of Zero-Tolerance Conservatism

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Political Commentary

David Frum had a good piece on the special elections in New York, Virginia and New Jersey, from which an important quote should be observed: “And if the Republicans pick up an Arkansas Senate seat and a dozen blue-dog Democratic House seats in 2010, you can see this “tea party” mentality taking strong hold of the GOP in the run-up to 2012.┬áBut a political formula that encourages Republicans to write off the suburbs, the Northeast, […]

A Center-Right country, looking for leadership

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By the time of the next presidential election four million new voters will be eligible to cast their ballots. They were all born in 1994. The college students and young professionals of 2012 will have very little memory of a pre-9/11 America, including its political scene, save for the occasional famous event or speech mentioned in High School history books, but even then only superficially. They may know that Clinton got friendly with an intern, […]