The American Right has long enjoyed a conflict between libertarians and conservatives. The split goes back to such figures as Russell Kirk, the godfather of conservatism. Early National Review writer Frank S. Meyer fashioned what was called ‘fusionism.’ Meyer attempted to take the conservative desire to encourage right living and combine with the libertarian hatred of government intervention and make them allies in their pursuit of smaller government. In line with this old vein of argument, some remarks were given which highlight how this split is present even today. Heritage Foundation’s Dr. David Azerrad gave some very interesting remarks...Read More
Author: Christopher McDonald
This years’ Western Conservative Summit in Denver, CO has opened well, with an unexpected figure. Jared Polis, liberal Democratic Governor of Colorado, appeared in the morning to speak to the assembled crowd. Polis was well greeted and spoke for a short time. He opened by joking that his staff read the invitation to the Summit as being the “Western Conservation Summit.” Then they read it more closely and saw it was a ‘different event.’ Governor Polis had the anodyne comment“We all deserve to live a great Colorado life. According to our own values and faith system.” This is hard...Read More
In a recent protest in Portland, Antifa protestors attacked journalist Andrew Ngo. Ngo isn’t a conservative, he isn’t straight, and he isn’t white. He’s gay, an editor for Quillette, and an independent journalist. He’s covered Antifa in Portland several times before, but this time, things went badly. Physical–And Chemical–Attack In this clip published by the Oregonian, you can see Ngo being attacked by Antifa members at a protest. Ngo was also doused with a “milkshake.” According to Portland police, however, the substance poured on him was actually mixed with quick-setting concrete. For those who haven’t worked with concrete, it’s...Read More
Alternative media is a growing concern for the mainstream media. Alternative sources and voices compete openly with legacy media outlets like CNN and MSNBC. These individuals each have audiences that are big enough to rival or exceed the viewership of mainstream sources. One of the most popular platforms for new and alternative voices is YouTube, which has become the premiere video platform in recent years. Unfortunately, YouTube is becoming a serious threat for progressive journalists. And YouTube, sadly, has been more than happy to respond to that threat. Increasing Competition There are several reasons why alternative media sources are growing so fast....Read More
Alabama has been in the news lately. After her sister state Georgia passed a bill greatly restricting when an abortion may be performed, Alabama upped the ante. Georgia’s bill banned abortions after a heartbeat can be detected in a fetus. With some exceptions, Alabama’s bill goes farther. The Overreaction How much farther does the bill go, you may ask? Far enough to force the unfunny Leslie Jones onto SNL in a Handmaid’s Tale outfit, to rant and rage at white male Alabama senators, telling them to kiss “my entire *ss.” Delightful. Staci Fox, president of Planned Parenthood Southeast protested the bill,...Read More
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