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The Left's 'Cultural Dominance' Is 'Suffocating'

And it would end if not for Trump: Ross Douthat

(Newser) - Liberals may have been peeved at Jimmy Fallon for his softball interview with Donald Trump, but that's nothing to how conservatives should feel about Samantha Bee, Stephen Colbert, Seth Meyers, and many other late-night "propagandists," writes Ross Douthat. The conservative columnist's take at the New York ... More »

Why I'm a Centrist Who Is Turning Liberal

Thomas Ricks blames an inept military and intelligence overreach for his shift

(Newser) - Reporter and author Thomas Ricks has long been what he would describe as a "detached centrist." He's also a big fan of the free market and a strong national defense, and he's financially comfortable as he approaches the age of 60. Conventional wisdom might suggest that... More »

ObamaCare Is the Ugly Child of Lame Centrism

Democrats wound up with this mess because they lacked conviction

(Newser) - There are many reasons the Affordable Care Act's rollout has been such a disaster, and sure, some of them have (R)s next to their names. "But a large part of the problem was the underlying ideological outlook that shaped the original proposal," Princeton professor Julian Zelizer argues... More »

High Price of Unions Might Rip Apart Liberalism

Democrats must face a tough financial truth

(Newser) - Daniel Henninger thinks 2010 will go down in history as the year that marked "the splitting apart of American liberalism's assumptions about the purpose of government." With so many states and cities in financial trouble, liberals have to "come to grips with a tough truth: The demands... More »

From the Right, Scorn and Talk of Repeal

Conservatives hold out hope for success in 2010, 2012

(Newser) - Conservatives are not happy about the House's passage of health care reform legislation. Some opinions:
  • Paraphrasing Marx in the Weekly Standard , William Kristol writes that while the "the first appearance in full flower of modern American liberalism" in the 1960s was a "tragedy," this second coming is
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