Republicanism without Principle

Populism
The fatal conceit of any populist movement is that it is non-ideological. It is entirely practical, its advocates insist. It has no use for theoreticians and philosophers. After all, what…
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Attack on the GOP Ascendancy

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The Republican Party is in the ascendancy. Who could have predicted it? No one. The response of Democrats and liberals since the election has been screaming, crying, and telling tall…
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What Conservatism Has Conserved

Conservatism
What has conservatism conserved? This is a question asked with earnest impatience by many of Donald Trump’s enthusiastic supporters. It is raised by both the archaic white nationalist who views racism…
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Trump’s Reckless Spending Spree

Donald Trump
On Tuesday, the Trump campaign released the preliminary details of his plan to compel private enterprise to provide new mothers with no fewer than six weeks of paid maternity leave.…
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Conservatism Unbound

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Conservatives have long labored under the delusion that conservatism was popular. They told themselves that their policy preferences had a variety of natural constituencies who suffered from an almost Marxian…
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The Liberal Republicans’ Revenge

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“Ryan is thinking long-term,” Catholic University professor of political science Matthew Green told the Wall Street Journal, “he is thinking it’s possible Trump is going to lose.” That is the…
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The Conservative Counter Culture

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At the moment, there isn’t much appetite for silver linings among the anti-Trump right. The mood within the defeated camp is fatalistic, betrayed, and, even among those furiously scribbling a…
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