Terry Teachout, Arts Critic With a Wide Range, Is Dead at 65

He called himself a “well-informed amateur,” and he wrote about everything from bluegrass to ballet.

#books-and-literature, #conservatism-us-politics, #culture-arts, #deaths-obituaries, #music, #teachout-terry-1956-2022, #theater, #wall-street-journal

A Fresh Defense of Free Trade

A prominent Republican economist admits that open markets have hurt some people. But tariffs, he says, aren’t the answer.

#cass-oren, #conservatism-us-politics, #customs-tariff, #hubbard-r-glenn, #internal-sub-only-nl, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #protectionism-trade

A Woman Surpassed $1 Million on ‘Jeopardy!’ and She Happens to Be Trans

This is what really infuriates the trolls.

#conservatism-us-politics, #jeopardy-tv-program, #schneider-amy-1979, #transgender-and-transsexuals

Joan Didion, Conservative

Why I am drawn to Didion’s earlier work and its ambiguities.

#als-hilton, #bacharach-jacob-b-1981, #books-and-literature, #bush-george-w, #california, #cancel-culture, #chappelle-dave, #conservatism-us-politics, #didion-joan, #mailer-norman, #naipaul-v-s, #new-york-review-of-books, #orange-county-calif, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #republican-party, #rowling-j-k, #sacramento-calif, #substack-inc, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights, #writing-and-writers

To Save Democracy, First We Need to Make It Real

What’s often called the crisis of American democracy is the result not of too much democracy but of too little. 

#conservatism-us-politics, #constitution-us, #constitutional-amendments, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Do We Have the Supreme Court We Deserve?

It has become a willing participant in a war for the soul of the country.

#abortion, #alito-samuel-a-jr, #arizona, #barrett-amy-coney, #breyer-stephen-g, #conservatism-us-politics, #gorsuch-neil-m, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #kennedy-anthony-m, #maine, #mississippi, #oconnor-sandra-day, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #republican-party, #roberts-john-g-jr, #senate, #souter-david-h, #stevens-john-paul, #supreme-court-us, #texas, #thomas-clarence, #trump-donald-j, #voting-rights-act-1965

Brandon Just Wants to Drive His Racecar

“I have zero desire to be involved in politics,” says Brandon Brown, the NASCAR driver at the center of the “Let’s Go, Brandon!” meme.

#automobile-racing, #brown-brandon, #conservatism-us-politics, #content-type-personal-profile, #national-assn-of-stock-car-auto-racing, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government

Will Trump Undercut a Red Wave?

The G.O.P. has experienced hopeful times before — only to have the moment pass.

#conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #elections-governors, #elections-house-of-representatives, #elections-senate, #house-of-representatives, #kemp-brian-p, #perdue-david-a-jr, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vance-j-d, #youngkin-glenn-a

What the New Right Sees

Why an alienated movement sees American life more clearly than its rivals.

#conservatism-us-politics, #national-conservatism-conference, #politics-and-government, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #sanders-bernard, #trump-donald-j

President Biden Praises Bob Dole in Ceremony at the Capitol

As Bob Dole lay in state in the Capitol, the president and Democratic leaders recalled his appeals for unity, in an unmistakable message to the Republican Party.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #capitol-building-washington-dc, #conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #dole-bob, #funerals-and-memorials, #presidential-election-of-1996, #republican-party, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government

Why Joe Biden Needs More Than Accomplishments to Be a Success

A theory of political time explains how he has become a prisoner of great expectations.

#adams-john-1735-1826, #carter-jimmy, #conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #federal-state-relations-us, #filibusters-and-debate-curbs, #income-inequality, #jackson-andrew, #manchin-joe-iii, #new-deal-1930s, #organized-labor, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #republican-party, #senate, #sinema-kyrsten, #skowronek-stephen, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

Devin Nunes to Quit House, Take Over Trump’s Media Company

The California Republican, who had pugnaciously defended Donald J. Trump, chose the media company role over a potentially powerful new post in Congress.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #california, #conservatism-us-politics, #house-of-representatives, #nunes-devin-g, #republican-party, #trump-mediatechnology-group, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

We Are Not Going to Run Out of Hypocrisy Anytime Soon

Yet another school shooting, the Supreme Court argument over Roe and much else in American life gives us pause.

#adams-eric-l, #conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #dole-bob, #gun-control, #mcconnell-mitch, #michigan, #republican-party, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

I Was Bob Dole’s Press Secretary. This Is What I Learned From Him.

During his 1996 presidential campaign, Senator Dole would often go off-script. But it was those moments that revealed his rare empathy.

#conservatism-us-politics, #dole-bob, #presidential-election-of-1996, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Supreme Court Wrestles With Abortion

Charles Blow, Ross Douthat, Lulu Garcia-Navarro and Michelle Goldberg agree on one thing after oral arguments: It’s not looking good for Roe.   

#abortion, #black-people, #breyer-stephen-g, #conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #kagan-elena, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #law-and-legislation, #mississippi, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #republican-party, #roberts-john-g-jr, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #sotomayor-sonia, #supreme-court-us, #united-states

Republican Recriminations Point to a Rocky Path to a House Majority

Simmering tensions between the far-right flank and more traditional conservatives burst into the open on Tuesday, while Republican leaders stayed silent.

#boebert-lauren, #conservatism-us-politics, #elections-house-of-representatives, #greene-marjorie-taylor-1974, #house-of-representatives, #mace-nancy, #mccarthy-kevin-1965, #muslim-americans, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #united-states-politics-and-government

Republicans Have a Golden Opportunity. They Will Probably Blow It.

The party’s good fortune in avoiding profound punishment for all its follies is the reason those follies will probably continue.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #bush-george-w, #conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #youngkin-glenn-a

Supreme Court Abortion Case Is About More Than Roe v. Wade

Conservatives may still end up unhappy with a court they now control. 

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #conservatism-us-politics, #law-and-legislation, #polls-and-public-opinion, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us

How Liberals Can Be Happier

They can embrace social institutions like family, religion and local civic organizations. 

#conservatism-us-politics, #families-and-family-life, #happiness, #liberalism-us-politics, #research, #united-states

Tucker Carlson’s ‘Patriot Purge’ Special Leads Two Fox News Contributors to Quit

Jonah Goldberg and Stephen Hayes, stars of a brand of conservatism that has fallen out of fashion, decide they’ve had enough.

#carlson-tucker, #conservatism-us-politics, #dispatch-the-web-site, #fox-news-channel, #goldberg-jonah, #murdoch-rupert, #news-and-news-media, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #rumors-and-misinformation, #stephen-hayes, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #television, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

His Reasons for Opposing Trump Were Biblical. Now a Top Christian Editor Is Out.

A clash over culture and politics comes to World, a groundbreaking journalistic institution that covers evangelical Christians.

#christians-and-christianity, #conservatism-us-politics, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evangelical-movement, #news-and-news-media, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #world-magazine

How Loudoun Schools Got Caught in Virginia’s Political Maelstrom

Loudoun County tried to address racism and promote diversity within its schools. Then it found itself on Fox News.

#black-people, #conservatism-us-politics, #critical-race-theory, #democratic-party, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #elections-governors, #loudoun-county-va, #mcauliffe-terry, #school-boards, #youngkin-glenn-a

Menace, as a Political Tool, Enters the Republican Mainstream

Threats of violence have become commonplace among a significant part of the party, as historians and those who study democracy warn of a dark shift in American politics.

#conservatism-us-politics, #polls-and-public-opinion, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #threats-and-threatening-messages, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

The G.O.P. Is Giddy Over ‘C.R.T.’ But Democrats Aren’t Helpless.

The culture wars are never over. That doesn’t mean they always have to end the same way.

#conservatism-us-politics, #critical-race-theory, #democratic-party, #diangelo-robin-author, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #fox-news-channel, #kendi-ibram-x, #news-and-news-media, #polls-and-public-opinion, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #rufo-christopher-f, #united-states-politics-and-government, #white-fragility-why-its-so-hard-for-white-people-to-talk-about-racism-book, #whites

Republicans, Basking in Tuesday’s Victories, Diverge on What Comes Next

Looming over a gathering of Jewish conservatives in Las Vegas were questions about whether former President Donald J. Trump should remain the face of the party.

#christie-christopher-j, #conservatism-us-politics, #cruz-ted, #desantis-ron, #las-vegas-nev, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-jewish-coalition, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

Who is Glenn Youngkin and How Did He Win the Virginia Governor’s Race?

Helped by his personal fortune, the victor in the Virginia governor’s race won over voters who were put off by Trumpism but were not, it turned out, entirely opposed to elevating another Republican.

#carlyle-group-lp, #conservatism-us-politics, #content-type-personal-profile, #elections-governors, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #virginia, #youngkin-glenn-a

Prominent Conservatives Back Letting States Limit Guns in Public

A brief filed in a major gun control case to be heard on Wednesday by the Supreme Court argued that limits on the public carrying of weapons were consistent with the Second Amendment.

#bybee-jay-s, #conservatism-us-politics, #firearms, #gun-control, #luttig-j-michael, #new-york-state, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

Why This Conservative Wants a More Radical Republican Party

Ross Douthat and Sohrab Ahmari debate the future of the American right.

#ahmari-sohrab, #audio-neutral-informative, #conservatism-us-politics, #douthat-ross-g, #klein-ezra, #religion-and-belief, #roman-catholic-church, #united-states-politics-and-government

Fight Over Toni Morrison Novel Inflames Virginia Governor’s Race

A Republican ad featured a mother who had tried to have “Beloved” banned from her son’s curriculum. Democrats saw a coded racist message.

#conservatism-us-politics, #education-k-12, #political-advertising, #politics-and-government, #race-and-ethnicity, #slavery-historical, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Moral Chasm That Has Opened Up Between Left and Right Is Widening

The things that are driving us apart are going to keep driving us apart. 

#american-civil-liberties-union, #conservatism-us-politics, #discrimination, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #liberalism-us-politics, #presidential-election-of-2020, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

Why ‘Evangelical’ Is Becoming Another Word for ‘Republican’

It’s not necessarily a theological affinity for Jesus Christ. Many Americans are being drawn to the evangelical label because of its association with the G.O.P.

#christians-and-christianity, #conservatism-us-politics, #evangelical-movement, #jesus-christ, #pew-research-center, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

Conservatives Are Happier Than Liberals. Discuss.

New research raises as many question as it answers. 

#conservatism-us-politics, #emotions, #happiness, #liberalism-us-politics, #psychology-and-psychologists, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Viktor Orban Effect: Why U.S. Conservatives Love Hungary

Some U.S. conservatives are taking a cue from Prime Minister Viktor Orban — how to use the power of the state to win the culture wars.

#ahmari-sohrab, #american-affairs-journal, #american-conservative-the-magazine, #carlson-tucker, #christians-and-christianity, #conservatism-us-politics, #content-type-personal-profile, #dreher-rod, #fidesz-party, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #immigration-and-emigration, #liberalism-us-politics, #orban-viktor, #politics-and-government, #race-and-ethnicity, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states-politics-and-government

Fake Polls and Tabloid Coverage on Demand: The Dark Side of Sebastian Kurz

The downfall of Austria’s onetime political Wunderkind put a spotlight on the cozy, sometimes corrupt, relationship between right-wing populists and parts of the news media.

#advertising-and-marketing, #austrian-peoples-party, #brandstatter-gmbh, #bribery-and-kickbacks, #conservatism-us-politics, #embezzlement, #freedom-party-of-austria, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #kurz-sebastian-1986, #media, #news-and-news-media, #orban-viktor, #political-advertising, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #social-democratic-party-austria, #trump-donald-j

There’s More Than One Way to Play Dead

The Senate is in a tizzy. Education is in a tizzy. Also, Democratic strategists. 

#admissions-standards, #american-jobs-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #charter-schools, #children-and-childhood, #conservatism-us-politics, #de-blasio-bill, #democratic-party, #education-k-12, #federal-budget-us, #king-debby-1949-2021, #klein-ezra, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #republican-party, #schumer-charles-e, #senate, #sinema-kyrsten, #united-states-politics-and-government

Halting Extinction Is an Issue We Actually Agree On

People on both sides of the aisle can work together to prevent future calamities from unfolding.

#biodiversity, #conservatism-us-politics, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #tennessee, #united-states

Elect Democrats in 2022, Write Miles Taylor and Christine Todd Whitman

Moderates of both parties will need to build trust and cooperate in campaigning.

#conservatism-us-politics, #lamb-conor-j-1984, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #slotkin-elissa, #spanberger-abigail, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

How Michael P. Farris Tried to Block 2020 Election Outcome

Drafts of a lawsuit filed with Supreme Court by Texas’ attorney general in December had been circulated by the leader of an anti-abortion group.

#alliance-defending-freedom, #conservatism-us-politics, #farris-michael-p, #presidential-election-of-2020, #united-states-politics-and-government

Trump True Believers Have Their Reasons

One third of Americans still think Biden’s victory in 2020 was illegitimate. What gives?

#conservatism-us-politics, #ipsos-sa, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #public-religion-research-institute, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government

Supreme Court Asked to Weigh Foreign Laws in Abortion Case

When the Supreme Court hears arguments this fall in a big abortion case from Mississippi, it will consider dueling accounts of international practices.

#abortion, #conservatism-us-politics, #law-and-legislation, #mississippi, #supreme-court-us

Pat Robertson Ends His Long Run as Host of ‘The 700 Club’

Mr. Robertson, the evangelical leader who started the show in the 1960s to help save the Christian Broadcasting Network, said his son would take over as host of the program.

#christian-broadcasting-network, #christians-and-christianity, #conservatism-us-politics, #evangelical-movement, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #robertson-pat, #television, #the-700-club-tv-program

Cheer Up, Liberals. You Have the America You Wanted.

America in 2021 is the country that liberals in the Bush era pined for.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #liberalism-us-politics, #republican-party, #two-thousands-decade, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Jan. 6 Plotters Had a Mob. They Also Had the Eastman Plan.

The storming of the Capitol closed the door on one era of American politics and opened the door to another.

#conservatism-us-politics, #constitution-us, #john-eastman, #pence-mike, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vice-presidents-and-vice-presidency-us, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

What the College Tenure Fight Is Really About

It’s a proxy for a larger debate about the meaning of academic freedom and the priorities of higher education.

#academic-freedom, #american-assn-of-university-professors, #colleges-and-universities, #conservatism-us-politics, #education, #foundation-for-individual-rights-in-education, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #labor-and-jobs, #liberalism-us-politics, #tenure

Abortion Has Never Just Been About Abortion

The way it became a “godsend” for the right is a peculiar tale.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #conservatism-us-politics, #evangelical-movement, #falwell-jerry, #law-and-legislation, #race-and-ethnicity, #schlafly-phyllis, #segregation-and-desegregation, #united-states-politics-and-government, #weyrich-paul-m, #womens-rights

When Politics Isn’t About Principle

From vaccine mandates to religious liberty, your allies often matter more than your ideology.

#american-civil-liberties-union, #becket-fund-for-religious-liberty, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #conservatism-us-politics, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #freedom-of-religion, #libertarianism-us-politics, #republican-party, #scalia-antonin, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

The Trump Coup Is Still Raging

One thing should be clear to conservatives estranged from the Republican Party: We can’t go home again.

#arizona, #bannon-stephen-k, #cawthorn-madison, #cheney-liz, #conservatism-us-politics, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #florida, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #mccarthy-kevin-1965, #mcconnell-mitch, #michigan, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j

As Abortion Rights Expand, the U.S. Joins a Handful of Telling Exceptions

Recent shifts on access to abortion suggest democracy and women’s rights go hand in hand — and that the inverse might be true as well.

#abortion, #conservatism-us-politics, #democracy-theory-and-philosophy, #law-and-legislation, #mexico, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #texas, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #womens-rights

One Thing We Can Agree on Is That We’re Becoming a Different Country

Tolerance and intolerance are taking on many different guises.

#academic-freedom, #colleges-and-universities, #conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #florida-richard, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #haidt-jonathan, #kaufmann-eric-1970, #liberalism-us-politics, #minorities, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #rodden-jonathan, #social-media, #sunstein-cass-r, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whites

Meet the Freedom Phone, a Smartphone for Conservatives

A 22-year-old Bitcoin millionaire wants Republicans to ditch their iPhones for a low-end handset that he hopes to turn into a political tool.

#apple-inc, #bitcoin-currency, #censorship, #computer-security, #computers-and-the-internet, #conservatism-us-politics, #finman-erik, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #gab-ai-inc, #google-inc, #parler-llc, #politics-and-government