Conservatism

Neither Liberals nor Conservatives Support Our Troops

Supporters and opponents of President Bush's Iraq War are clashing in a furious debate over who truly supports our troops. The President's critics say they are supporting our troops by setting a timetable to bring them home from an "unnecessary"...

The Religious Conservatives’ War on Birth Control

Religious conservatives are increasingly opposing birth control. The Bush administration has shifted funding from sex education endorsing condoms to programs preaching "abstinence only." And Bush F.D.A. appointees spent three years blocking...

The Conservatives’ War on Birth Control

Religious conservatives are increasingly opposing birth control. The Bush administration has shifted funding from sex education endorsing condoms to programs preaching "abstinence only." And Bush F.D.A. appointees spent three years blocking...

An Open Letter to Liberals and Conservatives

Some of you reading this web site think of yourselves as either Liberal or Conservative. You have views of the world based on personal beliefs, and these beliefs lead you to certain political assumptions. I am neither Liberal nor Conservative and I...

Conservative Hypocrisies

John Q. Conservative is a small businessman and lay-minister at a local church. On Sunday he gives a sermon at church. "The Bible tells us we must sacrifice for others," he tells the congregation. "Sacrifice and doing good to others is the essence...

Who is a Liberal and Who is a Conservative?

Who is a Liberal and Who is a Conservative?

Sometimes something trivial gives you a clue about something serious. A tempest in a teapot has been stirred up about the zoning laws and New York's famed Plaza Hotel. By some fluke, half of the Plaza's ballroom is zoned for commercial use and the...

Conservatives, Liberals, and Blacks

During the first Reagan administration, I participated in a number of press conferences on either a book or article I'd written or as a panelist in a discussion of White House public policy. On occasion, when the question-and-answer session began,...

The “Anti-War” Protestors are Too Conservative

A group of pro Iraq-war/pro-Bush demonstrators is forming to counter the anti-war demonstrations going on in the country, particularly on college campuses. The name of the new group is Protest Warrior. According to news reports, they are greeted...

Conservativism vs. Individual Rights

Consider the following paragraph in an unsigned editorial that appeared last month in the Wall Street Journal arguing in support of the detention of US citizens such as suspected al Qaeda operative Jose Padilla as enemy combatants without the writ...

The Conservative Cult of Human Sacrifice

In a column earlier this month in TownHall by Ross Mackenzie, Mackenzie issues a call for mandatory universal service for America's youth. "Compulsory universal service--one year with an eight-week military component, men and women, no exceptions...

Disgruntled Conservatives

Disgruntled Conservatives

"A Record Year for Academic Pork," said the headline on the front page of The Chronicle of Higher Education, the leading trade publication of the academic world. Whether representatives of farmers, corporate welfare recipients, and other...

The Conservative Left and Tax Cuts

The Conservative Left and Tax Cuts

A Fox News liberal-conservative debate the other night was very revealing. The discussion was about tax cuts. The liberal (Mort Kondracke) said that tax cuts "are all about numbers." The conservative (Fred Barnes) was quick to retort, "It's not all...

The Conservative Welfare State

The Conservative Welfare State

In 1960, the novelist and philosopher Ayn Rand pronounced conservatism dead. The conservatives' refusal to challenge the fundamental ideas behind the welfare state, she argued, would doom them to a policy of appeasement and timidity. Sometimes it...

The Conservative-Marxist Origins of Antitrust

The Conservative-Marxist Origins of Antitrust

Part 1 of 6 in a Series of articles on Capitalism, Free-competition, Antitrust, and Microsoft The following article is an adaptation of a lecture Mr. Salsman gave at Harvard University, in May of 1999. The print version has been edited lightly in...

Racism is Only a Conservative Problem, Right?

Last year, Representative. Bob Barr, Republican of Georgia, gave the keynote speech before the Council of Conservative Citizens. What is the Council of Conservative Citizens? It is a southern organization that considers whites superior to blacks...

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