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William F. Buckley

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  • Brain-lock inside the Beltway

    Brain-lock inside the Beltway
    It's at times like this I'm ashamed to admit I live inside the Beltway. Well, that's probably not specific enough since I'm usually ashamed to admit I live inside the Beltway. Still, the second you try to explain the stupidity of this "fiscal cliff"...
  • Fusion power on the right

    Fusion power on the right
    "At CPAC, the Future Looks Libertarian," read a dispatch on Time magazine's website. "CPAC: Rand Paul's Big Moment," proclaimed The Week magazine. Meanwhile, The New York Times headlined its story about the annual conservative political action...
  • How long 'til liberals start pining for the good old days of George W. Bush?

    How long 'til liberals start pining for the good old days of George W. Bush?
    My daughter learned a neat rhetorical trick to avoid eating things she doesn't like. "Daddy, I actually really like spinach, it's just that this spinach tastes different." Democrats and the journalists who love them play a similar game with Republicans...
  • NAACP says it's time to end the drug war; what about you?

    NAACP says it's time to end the drug war; what about you?
    There was a quake last week, but you likely didn't feel it. See, this particular quake was not of the Earth, involved no shifting of the planetary crust. No, what shifted was a paradigm, and the implications are hopeful and profound. On Tuesday, you...
  • What does Ruth Bader Ginsburg mean by 'conservative'?

    What does Ruth Bader Ginsburg mean by 'conservative'?
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburglikes the Indian Healthcare Improvement Act and other ingredients of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka "Obamacare." Why, she asked toward the end of three days of hearings, shouldn't the court...
  • Right at home

    The shingle-style house straddles a hillside, its windows offering sunny views in three directions. Games, books and DVDs topple from living-room shelves. In the kitchen, a young mom helps her 7-year-old daughter feed fabric through a sewing machine. The...
  • Compassionate conservatism redux

    I think I owe an apology to George W. Bush. William F. Buckley once noted that he was 19 when the Cold War began at the Yalta conference. The year the Berlin Wall came down, he became a senior citizen. In other words, he explained, anti-Communism was a...
  • Time to grow up, GOP

    It's hard for a lot of people, particularly on the right, to recognize that the conservative movement's problems are mostly problems of success. The Republican Party's problems are much more recognizable as the problems of failure, including the failure...
  • Higher education, R.I.P.

    What ever happened to the medium once known as Little Magazines? This country once had a select group of literary and political journals that represented the vanguard of American thought and art. Some were both literary and political. High Culture, it was...
  • Barnaby Conrad Jr. dies at 90; bullfighter, artist, saloonkeeper founded Santa Barbara Writers Conference

    Barnaby Conrad Jr. dies at 90; bullfighter, artist, saloonkeeper founded Santa Barbara Writers Conference
    When Barnaby Conrad was nearly killed in a 1958 bullfight, his celebrity pals were buzzing about it at Sardi's in New York. "Did you hear about poor Barnaby?" Eva Gabor asked Noel Coward in her thick Hungarian accent. "He was terribly gored in Spain."...
  • The Fugs still riotous after all these years

    The Fugs still riotous after all these years
    The Fugs finally return to Chicago on Saturday at the City Winery after a 44-year absence. The reception for the band is bound to be a bit warmer than it was when the counter-culture pioneers last performed here, on Dec. 28, 1968, at the Aragon Ballroom....
  • Garry Wills: a devout critic

    Garry Wills: a devout critic
    A political conservative turned liberal, lifelong Roman Catholic and world-class curmudgeon, Garry Wills has called President Barack Obama a disappointment and Pope Benedict XVI irrelevant — and that was before the pontiff announced his resignation....