Tag Archives: Conservatism

Big red

Typical of the cowardice undergirding its creation, the Indiana bill affirming the “religious freedom” of proprietors was signed in private (although the governor’s office leaked a helpful photo, seen above), Governor Mike Pence and mentions not a word about homosexuals … Continue reading

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‘Were you in the yard with your wife and children?’

One of the better responses to Ted Cruz’s 9-11-inspired affection for the values of country: But I’m hard-pressed to think of any rockers, classic or otherwise, who were disrespectful in the aftermath of 9/11. Certainly it wasn’t Bruce Springsteen or … Continue reading

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In our present crisis

I’ve written it many times: people like Ted Cruz and Rick Scott grew up revering Ronald Reagan’s first inaugural, concentrating on the line “In the present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem.” What’s … Continue reading

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‘We just want to give people market freedom’

Because I don’t have access to the Wall Street Journal, I have to rely on Digby: apparently Paul Ryan has it on good authority from Justice Sam Alito that the Supremes won’t rule against the government in King v. Burwell … Continue reading

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The modern GOP

Charles Pierce: This is the party that modern conservatism has built, brick by brick, one indulged lunatic at a time, over the past 60 years. I leave the details to Rick Perlstein, but there is no question that this was … Continue reading

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‘ The budget is a gimmick’

Dana Milbank, a scion of the Beltway scribbling class, surprises me with his column about the House GOP’s budget. It doesn’t have gimmicks, he writes – the budget is a gimmick. It pretends to keep strict limits on defense spending — … Continue reading

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Suck it, red states

Should the Supremes rule against the government in King v. Burwell, the consequences of poor dieting, poverty, and wretched jobs will destroy red state citizens, whose governors and legislatures haven’t created exchanges because it’s politically awesome to tell their poor, … Continue reading

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