Posts tagged with conservative
28 April 2013 - Bolting the Door of Social Change
The marriage debate opens up a door through which conservatives should gleefully charge, instead of hitting the alarm button and reaching, panicked, for the deadbolt.
3 February 2013 - The Establishment vs. The Tea Party; Or, Why Word Choice Leads to an Irrational Narrative
The struggle between Tea Party and Establishment is probably less about ideology — I think everyone’s fundamentally on the same page — than it is about tactics.
6 January 2013 - Knock It Off: An Open Letter to @RepJustinAmash
Dear Congressman Amash: Greetings from one of your constituents, a long-time resident of Kent County, Michigan. I’ll be blunt. Congressman, we need to talk. I think you need an intervention.
2 December 2012 - Of Bread, Circuses and Ovaries
The 99 percent. The 47 percent. Sandra Fluke. Cardinal Dolan versus Secretary Sebelius. Single women giving 68 percent of their vote to Barack Obama. Each of these talking points waltzes around a thorny problem for American governance: The challenge of entitlement reform in a culture with far too many fallen soldiers in its “little platoons.”
11 November 2012 - Post-Election Reflection: 10 Ideas for Conservative Renewal
I think right now, the GOP has ample opportunity to fine-tune its operations and re-think some pernicious policy preferences that don’t really belong to conservatism.
2 April 2012 - Observations re: Obamacare at SCOTUS, Contraception, Trayvon Martin, the Ryan Budget, Etch-a-Sketches & Science
Some observations about Obamacare, contraception, Trayvon Martin, the Paul Ryan budget, political Etch-a-Sketches and conservative faith in science.
25 March 2012 - Saul Alinsky, Reconsidered
I will never be a disciple of his, but engaging his thought directly — instead of the caricature presented in the conservative media — gives me a deeper respect for the man as a noble adversary rather than a demonic bomb-thrower.
26 February 2012 - It Goes to 11: Ideology and the Increase in Ad Hominem Political Discourse
In the current environment, some conservative bloggers are looking more and more like mafioso enforcers, whereas progressive bloggers are looking more and more like spoiled six-year-olds simultaneously deprived of a favorite toy and effective parenting.
7 November 2010 - Election Review: We Remembered November, Now What?
Tuesday’s election results highlight opportunities for Republicans nationally, in Michigan, and in Kent County.
23 April 2010 - Epistemic Closure, Revisited
The “epistemic closure” trope seems to be making the rounds among all the really cool bloggers, for reasons that continue to mystify me. The concept of ideological ”epistemic closure” — promulgated most publicly by blogger Julian Sanchez — is an elegant if circular system: Those affected by it are incapable of accepting any truth or reality [...]