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Contributions of 3 of the Most Conservative U.S. Presidents

Conservatism is a difficult topic to discuss in today’s political climate. It is a word that has become emotionally charged and means something different to each person. The literal meaning of the word is a belief in the value of traditional and established practices in society and politics. For the purposes of American politics, this

Project Veritas Offers $10,000 for Evidence of Media Corruption

Ben Kew, Project Veritas, the conservative non-profit led by investigative journalist James O’Keefe, is offering a $10,000 reward to anyone who can provide evidence of “corruption, malfeasance, or wrongdoing” in the media, as part of an effort to take down the media through citizen journalism. “Project veritas is determined to expose malfeasance, corruption, and wrongdoing. We

Trump set to take center stage at CPAC as theme appears to be now or never

When President Trump takes the stage at CPAC on Friday at 10 a.m. ET, there will likely be as many optimistic conservatives inside the Maryland convention center as there are suspicious. But no matter how you define Trump’s conservative bonafides, it appears to be the first time in decades for a Republican president– whose party controls

What Happened to Conservative Optimism?

I had never heard of Milo Yiannopoulos until recently, perhaps because I don’t visit some of the websites where his musings are published. Milo, as he calls himself because of the difficulty some have pronouncing his last name, was disinvited from this week’s Conservative Political Action Convention (CPAC), the annual gathering of the right in

No, Conservatism Should Not Embrace Populism

Andrew C. McCarthy, Populism? No thanks. Many political observers are over-interpreting the message sent by Trump’s election. I am not now, nor will I ever be, a populist. Evidently, that separates me from a growing number of commentators, including some conservatives, wistfully engaged in Washington’s latest fad: over-interpreting Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 presidential

The Problem with American Conservatism

Norman Horn, “The problem with American conservatism is that it hates the left more than the state, loves the past more than liberty, feels a greater attachment to nationalism than to the idea of self-determination, believes brute force is the answer to all social problems and thinks it is better to impose truth rather than

Inevitable: Harsh Trump Critics Now Lining Up to Endorse Him

Guy Benson, Townhall.com  Following up on Katie’s post, as I wrote on Wednesday, partisan tribalism is a powerful thing. Former Texas Governor Rick Perry gave a brutal anti-Trump speech months ago, in which he called Trumpism a “cancer on conservatism.”Allahpundit notes that the text is still live on his website. Remember this? Donald Trump is the modern-day incarnation

Putin Embraces Conservatism With Cursing Ban in Movies, Theater

President Vladimir Putin, cast in Russia as a defender of conservative values, is imposing a ban on swearing in Russian movies, music and books, seeking to suppress a form of profanity-laden slang known as “mat.” Putin yesterday signed a law introducing fines of up to 2,500 rubles ($70) for individuals and $1,400 for organizations for

A Renewed Reagan Conservatism

Paul Kengor Editor’s note: This article first appeared at TheBlaze.com. A rudderless Republican Party, afraid to assert itself in the face of a rising liberal/progressive onslaught. A confident Democratic Party in the White House, undermining the nation, its economy, and its foreign policy, with timid Republicans feckless in response. A battle for the heart of

Compassionate Conservatism is a Love Song to Big Government

 Few aspects of the Republican Party affair with the welfare state are worse than the crooning from politicians who offer “compassion” as an excuse for betraying conservatism. By muddling messaging and helping the press dismiss anyone to his right, a big-government Republican who claims he’s a limited-government Republican can undermine conservative principles in ways honest