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  • Counterpoint: Tucker Carlson and the conservative circular firing squad; Someone who agrees with me 80% of the time and disagrees 20% is not my enemy. But many conservatives are, for understandable reasons, purists

    11/25/2020 6:32:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/25/2020 | Thomas Lifson
    See also: Sorry, Tucker, your outrage is too little, too lateIt’s no secret that I admire Tucker Carlson, an honest, brave, and extraordinarily insightful commentator whose Fox News program was, until recently, the most popular program on cable news. With Fox News’ news operation calling Arizona for Biden early on Election Night, and subsequently dogmatically labeling Biden “president-elect” and often dissing those who question the legitimacy of the election tabulations of the mainstream media and the media’s proclamation of the winner, conservatives are infuriated at the network and all its personnel.Dex Bahr today excoriates Tucker on these pages, but I...
  • Reflections on the Revolution in America

    11/12/2020 9:22:56 AM PST · by WTanner1776 · 4 replies
    Gen Z Conservative ^ | 11/11/2020 | Professor Garrett Sheldon
    When the conservative philosopher Edmund Burke wrote REFLECTIONS ON THE FRENCH REVOLUTION he described, with horror, the total destruction of the ancient regime in France, and the replacement of this elegant civilized (if imperfect) Medieval Country with a barbaric, mad, chaotic Reign of Terror. If the Democrats prevail in this election, America will suffer a similar fate: Obamaism on steroids: floods of illegal immigrants; Drug Cartel money and destruction; human slave trafficking; return to Globalist Control with China, EU, and Iran. Total censorship by Big Tech, politicized and weaponized federal agencies and education. Use of medicinal lockdowns to control the...
  • What Rush Limbaugh's life says about eternity

    10/28/2020 4:32:16 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 28 Oct, 2020 | Richard Jack Rail
    There's a major drama playing out over the course of time, and Rush Limbaugh symbolizes some of the bigger themes in it. Rush Limbaugh is battling Stage 4 cancer. As many of us know, this is a debilitating process during which the patient fights not only the cancer, but the effects of the treatments that kill the cancer — because those treatments are also toxic to the rest of the body. Rush Limbaugh has lived a particularly important life in modern America. Almost single-handedly, he carried the fight to the left over the airwaves, years before many even understood who...
  • Facebook has gone too far

    10/25/2020 1:52:10 PM PDT · by Real Cynic No More · 61 replies
    Vanity | Real Cynic No More
    What would be the impact on Facebook and Twitter stock value if conservatives abandoned these sites en masse? I just got fed up today when Facebook deleted my second post as "violating community standards". It was an American Thinker article about Hunter Biden, and included the photo of him smoking a crack pipe. The previous one from just a couple of days ago was a meme about being old and not realizing the cause of most injuries is thinking that you can perform the same activities you did when you were younger!With all the censorship of late, I just decided...
  • Kristi Noem herds hundreds of buffalo on open range… Photo of the Day

    09/28/2020 10:30:24 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 84 replies
    Citizens Free Press ^ | 28 Sep, 2020 | Kane
    At the 55th Annual Governor’s Buffalo Roundup in Custer State Park in South Dakota, the bison aren’t the only draw this year. Governor Kristi Noem, with an ever-rising profile in the Republican Party, joined cowboys and cowgirls on horseback for the September 25th festivities. For South Dakota’s 33rd Governor, the Buffalo Roundup is arguably the best day in South Dakota. “I love it,” she told me. “It’s great to have so many visitors, and I’m glad we have good weather too.” This year’s event drew about 20,000 spectators to the state park, a 71,000-acre oasis home to about 1,300 free-range...
  • How To Think About Conservatism Post-Trump (Barf Alert?)

    08/28/2020 3:56:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies ^ | August 28, 2020 | Josh Hammer
    With this week's Republican National Convention and the formal coronation of Donald Trump as the party's 2020 presidential nominee, many have seized the moment to speculate about the political future of the Republican Party -- and, by extension, the intellectual and pragmatic future of American conservatism itself. The 2016 romp of Trump, the reality TV star-turned-commander in chief, upended decades of outmoded GOP orthodoxies and ushered in a seismic shift in American politics. Throughout the Cold War, and even in the two-and-a-half decades between the fall of the Berlin Wall and Trump's infamous campaign-launching 2015 golden escalator descent, conservatism in...
  • Another 'Time for Choosing': Reagan’s Call to Conservatism Needs to Be Heard Again Today

    08/15/2020 3:35:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | August 15, 2020 | Kay Coles James
    Today, America has a choice of two paths. We can embrace the foundational principles that created this nation of limited government and individual liberty. Or we can veer down the path of bigger, more intrusive government that promises to solve all our problems if we just turn over more of our freedom and our paychecks. The difference between the two paths recently has become even starker as those on the left have gotten more radical. They have sought to destroy the lives of those who disagree with them, rewrite history to teach our children that America was illegitimate from the...
  • The Resistance Library Official Podcast – Jeremy Carl: Senior Fellow at the Claremont Institute and Author at The American Mind

    08/06/2020 11:54:42 AM PDT · by ammodotcom ^ | 8/6/2020 | Sam Jacobs
    On this guest episode of the Resistance Library Podcast Sam invites Jeremy Carl onto the show. Jeremy Carl is a Senior Fellow at the Claremont Institute and a writer at The American Mind, as well as a number of other publications. He joined Sam to discuss the future of a fighting conservatism and the deep ideology of the hard left in America.
  • American Conservatism Is Fiddling While Rome Burns

    08/02/2020 5:09:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    American Conservative ^ | July 30, 2020 | David Azzerad
    What is conservatism in America today? It’s hundreds of millions of dollars a year spent fiddling while Rome burns. It’s ideas with little to no consequence. It’s getting trampled all over by History, but while yelling Stop! Conservatism is the seven cheers for capitalism and the deafening silence on demographic change, feminism, and corporate malfeasance. It’s the same tired cast of speakers blathering about limited government almost a century after the New Deal. It’s the platitudinous Reagan quotes and the worn-out Buckley anecdotes. It’s the mindless optimism and the childish exhortations—if something can’t go on forever, it won’t!
  • Why Did Free Republic Remove My Post (The REAL Way to COURAGE)?

    07/19/2020 8:39:29 AM PDT · by rebuildus · 48 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7/19/20 | Patrick Rooney
    Note: This is an "Unlisted" video--meant for the consideration of my brothers and sisters on Free Republic. I'm a long-time Freeper (20 years +), and love the site. I have great respect for Jim Robinson, and some others here. But something is missing these days at FR. Is it connected to the erosion of Christianity in our culture? I had a post pulled recently, and have had a lot of pushback lately regarding some basic truths that should NOT be controversial. Now I see that last night's post was pulled. Why did the Mods remove it? ("The Real Way To...
  • University’s Anti-Bigotry Reading List Includes Book That Equates Conservatism With Racism

    07/16/2020 8:02:20 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 15, 2020 | Chrissy Clark
    George Washington University is urging students to read Conservatism and Racism, and Why in America They Are the Same in an effort to educate them about the dangers of stereotypes and discrimination. The "Solidarity Resource Syllabus" released by the Washington, D.C.-based school's Office of Diversity provides students with a reading list that focuses on racism in the United States. Among the 126 books that the university says "actively and effectively … [combat] injustice" is San Francisco State University professor Robert Smith's 2010 book that equates conservative beliefs with bigotry. That label applies to all who subscribe to right-leaning beliefs, including...
  • The Tory Tradition

    07/14/2020 3:38:26 PM PDT · by TBP · 6 replies
    The Imaginative Conservative ^ | July 13th, 2020 | Michael J. Connolly
    There is a Tory tradition in America that runs against the grain of establishment Liberalism, embracing home, hearth, community, family, church, nature, and the moral realities of everyday life, and opposed to individualism, unlimited free markets, libertarianism, secularism, and the rootless loneliness of global modernity. This tradition comes from within America, not without. “Conservatism,” a movement built in the unique pressures of the Cold War, is metamorphosing into new forms. The Cold War is long over. New considerations based on new circumstances are emerging on the Right—in the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States—that closely resemble those of Saintsbury’s...
  • Are We Headed For A One-Party State?

    07/13/2020 3:38:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies ^ | July 13, 2020 | Scott Morefield
    “I’ve been in the habit for many election cycles of telling people when they asked me how important the election was, I would always say it’s the most important election since the last one and will be the most important one until the next one. I think this may be a little different here … this election is different. This is big, no doubt.” - Brit Hume If you’re a Trump supporter, this election cycle so far has been sort of like sitting down to watch your favorite college football team play a much-anticipated game against a hated rival. You’ve...

    06/26/2020 9:13:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Powerline Blog ^ | 06/26/2020 | Paul Mirengoff
    Tomorrow, beginning at 10 a.m. in the East, the Supreme Court will start issuing its final opinions of the term. The big cases yet to be decided include: June Medical Services v. Russo (regarding abortion), Trump v. Mazars USA and Trump v. Vance (regarding access to President Trump’s tax returns case), Little Sisters of the Poor Sts. Peter and Paul Home v. Pennsylvania (regarding the conscience exemption from Obamacare’s birth control mandate), and Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue (regarding tax credits and religious schools). Having incorrectly predicted the result of Michael Flynn’s case in the D.C. Circuit, and not...
  • Conservation Isn’t At Odds With Conservatism

    06/26/2020 5:17:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin ^ | June 26, 2020 | Gabriella Hoffman
    Chris D’Angelo, Huffington Post’s environment reporter, recently tweeted: “GOP Sens. Cory Gardner and Steve Daines, who have backed Trump's anti-conservation agenda at nearly every turn, are now fighting to shore up funding for public lands. Both face a tough road to reelection in 2020.”  This statement is problematic and visibly inaccurate. First, regardless of your personal feelings about President Trump, his Department of Interior has advanced true conservation policies. Of the agency’s many accomplishments thus far, opening over four million acres of federal public lands for hunting, fishing, and other recreational activities is chief among them.Second, Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO)...
  • We Appear to Have the Winner of the 'Most Conservative District' in New York

    06/24/2020 7:24:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Townhall ^ | 06/24/2020 | Cortney O' Brien
    State Senator Chris Jacobs declared victory Tuesday night in the special election for New York's 27th congressional district, held to replace former Rep. Chris Collins (R) after his resignation following insider trading charges. NY-27 has been classified as the "most conservative district" in the state of New York, so there were plenty of eyes on this one. In his win, Jacobs defeated attorney Beth Parlato, Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw, and the lone Democratic candidate Nate McMurray. McMurray has yet to concede, but Jacobs’s team says there’s no way, even with absentee ballots, that the Democrat can make up...
  • The Problem with George Will: The election of Donald Trump was as much a rejection of Will's brand of conservatism as it was a rejection of Hillary Clinton

    06/12/2020 5:42:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/12/2020 | J.B. Shurk
    George Will's a funny guy. He is willing to aid our ideological foes for our own good. He will teach us how wrong we've been to support President Trump by facilitating Marxist socialism's stranglehold on what's left of America's Constitution. After fighting for Democrats to win everything this November, he will turn around and help us rebuild a Republican Party in his image for the miserable decades to come. When we voted for Donald Trump in 2016, weren't we rebelling against not only Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, but also the shriveled and putrid corpse of a Grand Old Party...
  • Unregenerate Conservatives After the Rapture and in the Day of the Lord!

    06/10/2020 7:59:52 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 68 replies
    IFB ^ | 6/11/20
    The Conservative movement in America - much like those who fought valiantly at the Alamo - will shortly be overrun and butchered at the hand of an EXPONENTIALLY godless and lawless nation and the world after the Rapture of the Church (Matt. 24:12, Gal. 1:4; Eph. 6:12, Rev. 13). One might say, "How can that come to be for America in light of Donald Trump's great conservative victories in many parts of the conservative spectrum? My friend, have they been great victories or have we just been holding back the multi fractured dam of lawlessness and getting back very very...
  • CONSERVATISM REACHES OUT. (Finding hope by remembering the past.)

    05/26/2020 1:24:22 PM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 3 replies
    Conservatism isnt what it was. That's because everything changes. But what is truly good in people does not change as fast as fashions do. If we can find what is best in ourselves now by truly feeling what was good in our shared past, we give the future a better chance of being good.
  • Conservative Talk Radio WMAL is the #1 radio station in the DC region for the 1st time in decades!

    05/12/2020 2:42:38 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 50 replies
    Radio Online ^ | 5/12/20 | Radio Online
    WMAL is the #1 radio station in the DC market for the first time in decades! Take a look at the Nielsen radio ratings for April 2020! (And many in media have said in the past that a conservative news talk station would NEVER make it in a city and region like Washington, DC!) Congratulations to WMAL -- Mary Walter, Vince Cogliniese, Larry O'Connor, Chris Plante, Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, Ben Shapiro, John Batchelor.