Topic | Barry Goldwater

The GOP’s Uneasy Alliance

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What, me worry? – Alfred E. Neuman There’s been a lot of talk lately about the GOP trying to change its image with minority voters. They’ve obviously gotten the memo on demographic change and are scrambling to catch up with history. Yet, in spite of their apparent desire to change, the party just affirmed its […]

More on the Accidental Racism of Brad Paisley

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Yesterday I wrote about Brad Paisley’s Accidental Racist, his musical response to accusations of racism he faced for flying the rebel flag on his chest. Its message? The past is the past. Let’s get over it and move on. But the song is worth further dissection because I think it reveals a great deal about […]

The Party Of Lincoln

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The Republican Convention played like conventions past, perhaps enriched by an unusual number of outright lies, but otherwise, pretty much par for the course. Planks of the platform controversial among undecided voters were avoided, attacks were launched, and the rest was pablum for the base. So why watch? It’s a habit. I’ve been watching since […]

Why I Rooted For Mitt, Or Rick Santorum Is A Danger…Still

Why I Rooted For Mitt, Or Rick Santorum Is A Danger...Still

Hallelujah! Rick Santorum is finally out of the Republican primary race! What, you didn’t think I would feel that way? I’ve been listening to liberal media pundits talk about the unlikely prospect of Rick Santorum winning the Republican presidential nomination as if it would be a “gift” to Democrats all season. Some liberals have even […]

Why Firing John Derbyshire Serves Racism

If you’re a frequent traveler in the blogosphere, you’ve probably read about the National Review’s canning of John Derbyshire, a frequent opinion writer in that conservative rag. The firing was over an article describing the racist advice he gives his white children. I won’t get into all the gory details as you can see Derbyshire’s […]