Jim DeMint, one of the most ideologically pure and least effective legislators in the U.S. Senate, announced he would leave Congress to run the right-wing Heritage Foundation think tank; or, as the Foundation itself put it, "Jim DeMint to Lead the Battle of Ideas."
It would seem to us that, compar ... More >>
Last week the Congressional fight over America's debt ceiling became a full-blown hostage situation, with Republicans demanding, in exchange for what has been during previous Administrations a pro-forma procedure, major budget concessions from Democrats -- and getting them.
At this writing, there s ... More >>
Last Sunday, right after President Obama announced the death of Osama Bin Laden, we did a quick scan of rightblogger responses to the event. The brethren basically felt Obama had nothing to do with it and if he did, it wasn't worth doing.
A week has passed. Which means rightbloggers have had time ... More >>
After Saturday's shootings in Arizona -- which left Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords badly wounded and six people dead -- rightbloggers were swift to condemn... any possible criticism of themselves.
You can understand their defensiveness. Back during the 2010 campaign, Sarah Palin had en ... More >>
Long, bitter experience -- and long, bitter comments at this blog -- have taught us that if there's anything conservatives hate more than Big Gummint and homosexuals, it's someone making fun of them. The outrage that Boss Tweed expressed over "them damned pictures" of himself drawn by Thomas Nast is ... More >>
On the weekend before a nationally-covered upstate New York Congressional election, the Republican candidate endorsed the Democratic candidate. This is a rarity in American politics, if not a first.
Rightbloggers played a key role in this historical achievement. Let's step back several weeks and ... More >>
In the wake of yesterday's suprise announcement that Republican candidate Dede Scozzafava was dropping out of the race for the open congressional seat in NY-23, a number of powerful state unions, Scozzafava's husband, and possibly Scozzafava herself have switched their suppport to Democrat Bi ... More >>
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For all the lovely grace notes, homages, and eulogies that have flowed from any number of erudite and compassionate individuals in the wake of Michael Jackson's untimely death at the young age of 50, a celebrity's death is not over in American until the huge, gaudy, ... More >>