2024-06-24 10:42 PM

Anything But Straight: Defending Liberalism

It’s campaign season, which means conservatives will try to paint Democrats as “liberals,” as if it were a dirty word. I, for one, am proud to be a liberal and believe we should stand up against these conservative smears. One of the great fallacies in modern lore is that liberalism stands for nothing and liberals […]

Anything But Straight: How the GOP is Blowing It

One has to look no further than Jeffersonville, Indiana to figure out how Republicans blew their recent hegemony in American politics. This Louisville suburb is where the former chairman of both the Clark County Republican Party and Young Republican National Federation pleaded guilty last week to criminal deviant conduct for performing oral sex on a […]

David Brooks: Road To Nowhere

The most impressive thing about Mitt Romney is his clarity of mind. When he set out to pursue is party's nomination, he studied the contours of the Republican coalition and molded himself to its forms.

Anything But Straight: A Feckless Leader

Has there ever been a more feckless, less respected religious figure than the "Arch-Baby" of Canterbury, the Most Rev. Rowan Williams? Liberals ignore him, conservatives walk over him and through his stunning lack of leadership he has lost control of the Anglican Church.

David Brooks: From The Back Of The Pack

RINDGE, N.H. — The first thing you notice about Mike Huckabee is that he has a Mayberry name and a Jim Nabors face. But it's quickly clear that Huckabee is as good a campaigner as anybody running for president this year.

Anything But Straight: An Extraordinary Month

Inside the trenches of culture war combat, it is often difficult to see who is winning the conflict. The recurring recriminations, stale rhetoric and finger pointing proclamations often leave one feeling as if we are in a perpetual stalemate. But in the past couple of weeks, dare I say, strong evidence has emerged that suggests […]

Senator Whipple

Last week’s primaries changed the political landscape and raised the stakes in the November elections for the Senate of Virginia.

Anything But Straight: The Right

In sports, it is known that confidence is the main ingredient that separates great players from those who are merely good. A legend, such as Michael Jordan, could miss ten shots in a row, but he would still expect the eleventh shot to fall. The average player, on the other hand, would start having doubts […]