Conservatism

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Beto O’Rourke may be the opposite of Trump – but is that what Texas wants?

October 17, 2018 4:01 pm

The boyish challenger is increasingly popular...among wealthy liberals in $2 million homes

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Let’s speak ill of Dennis Hof

October 17, 2018 8:00 am

The now dead Trumpist candidate was a vile creature for whom women were nothing but a commodity

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Oh no: Charles Koch’s favourite economist is a huge racist

October 13, 2018 8:08 pm

F. A. Harper loved Western Destiny, a magazine that vouched for repatriating black people to Africa

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Gavin McInnes: ‘Personally I think the guy was looking to get beat up for optics’

October 13, 2018 6:23 pm

The leader of the Proud Boys believes his group were provoked by ‘antifa’ activists

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Kanye West is winning Trump over with flattery. Does that make him a ‘madman’?

October 12, 2018 3:30 pm

Maybe he’ll seem less crazy down the line when federal subsidies arrive for ‘Yeezy ideation centres’

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For Max Boot, the road from Baghdad leads to the road to Damascus

October 12, 2018 11:43 am

Boot socks the Republicans and dips a toe among the Democrats, but can he find a footing?

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What Putin and Trump understand about UFC

October 9, 2018 8:48 am

There is no political correctness in cage fighting. But that’s not to say it’s not political

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What’s the matter with Kansas? Trump heads inland to find out

October 7, 2018 10:19 am

For all its reputation as a deep-red state, Kansas conservatives are not very well organised

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How Trumpian should a GOP candidate be to win a midterm?

October 5, 2018 7:59 am

Trump imitators tend not to fare as well as the real thing

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The truth is we prefer to lie

October 4, 2018 9:07 am

We will never know the truth of the Kavanaugh case unless one of the two principal actors ’fesses up — and even then I wouldn’t be too sure

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Republicans should have seen the Brett Kavanaugh ambush coming – Richard Nixon did

October 4, 2018 6:34 am

‘The hearings themselves have become a scandal,’ said the 37th president of the Clarence Thomas allegations in 1991. How right he was

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WATCH: Christian Bale’s uncanny Dick Cheney

October 3, 2018 2:46 pm

A retrospective about the last Republican presidency comes just at the right time

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Jeff Flake 2020: Is the retiring senator warming up for a presidential challenge?

October 3, 2018 11:38 am

He is acting like a man with nothing to lose

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Why there’s no feminist solidarity for Kellyanne Conway

October 2, 2018 1:31 pm

If you don’t conform to the programme, you’re Not One of Us

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Can Ye win with black economic nationalism?

October 1, 2018 6:34 am

Kanye West’s message could do for black America what Trump’s did for the people of Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin

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Ye he Kan! Why Kanye West’s SNL stunt showed real courage

September 30, 2018 8:29 am

His rant against Democrats was more fun and interesting than the celebrity-endorsed jokes against Kavanaugh that took up the rest of the show

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How Donald Trump can win again

September 29, 2018 6:12 am

It’s simple: he needs to rediscover his appeal to workers

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Seeing red: where did all the deficit-cutting Republicans go?

September 27, 2018 11:38 am

None of the usual arguments made to justify deficit spending apply

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Did conservatives win the culture war?

September 26, 2018 3:05 pm

I always used to think liberals had won the culture war and conservatives had won the economic war. Now I’m not so sure

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How Viktor Orbán duped the Brexiteers

September 22, 2018 6:45 am

Why are members of the old regime so attracted to the police institutions of the new illiberal states?

steve bannon nationalism

Can nationalists of the world unite?

September 21, 2018 2:31 pm

Interests, not ideologies, seem to be the driving force behind nationalist movements worldwide

christine blasey ford

Christine Blasey Ford has mastered the art of the deal

September 20, 2018 3:40 pm

Ford looks reasonable. It appears that she’s only asking for a few more days to prepare

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Why Steve Bannon’s fireside chat with The Economist is so grimly watchable

September 18, 2018 2:13 pm

It appears that to allow Bannon to make any point (let alone win it) would be to risk the total and utter death of Zanny Minton Beddoes

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The curious case of Ron Unz

September 15, 2018 12:10 pm

The former publisher of The American Conservative is a case study in contrarianism gone haywire