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What Does the Modern Conservative Movement Stand For?

So, to paraphrase a real conservative, Ronald Reagan: I haven’t left the Republican Party. It left me.1 From the end of a piece by Christopher Buckley in which he explains his endorsement of Barack Obama and his subsequent resignation from the National Review, the conservative magazine that his father founded. The piece as a whole […]

The Origins of Poverty

Among those with any compassion for the poor, there seem to be two schools: those who believe that the poor face difficult lives that make it impossible for them to function and those who believe that the poor face easy lives, but are constitutionally incapable of meeting even those limited challenges for some reason.