Rod Dreher: Rush Limbaugh is Crack for Conservatives

Fascinating to see America's biggest blowhard become the spokesman for the Republican Party. After hearing Limbaugh's speech to a national convention of conservatives this weekend, President Obama's right-hand man, Rahm Emmanuel, on Face the Nation, happily declared Limbaugh "the voice and the intellectual force and energy behind the Republican Party." (No doubt he knows thatContinue reading “Rod Dreher: Rush Limbaugh is Crack for Conservatives”

True Conservativism

In a new book of essays by Gore Vidal, Jay Parini describes old-fashioned conservatism succinctly. "…Vidal is conservative in many respects,” writes Parini. “He stands behind individual choice, the limitation of executive power, and preservation of the environment. Like his grandfather, he dislikes the empire. … He would return us, if possible, to the pureContinue reading “True Conservativism”