I’ve written several blog essays recently     pondering the deep trouble the Democratic party is in. I believe, on current demographic and political trends, that their problems are going to get worse and might actually prove terminal — especially if the Republicans have the strategic sense to run Condi Rice for President… Continue reading What happens if the Democrats collapse?
So Condi Rice is going to replace Colin Powell as Secretary of State. I have to think this means she’s being groomed for the Republican ticket in 2008. Well, I hope so anyway. I know very little about her, but I’ve discovered that I really want to have a ringside seat on the farcical hijinks… Continue reading Condoleeza Rice in 2008!
Hot damn! I wonder if this here post by Iowahawk means I’m gonna git me someplace near here in Pensylvay-ni-ay that can serve up a decent mess of Texas barbeque? Put me down as a proud purple-stater. I like guns, but I hate country music. I love burnt-ends sandwiches, but I despise chewing tobacco. I… Continue reading Hurray for Dollywood
In response to a long, thoughtful post on religion and democracy. a commenter on the Belmont Club wrote: A favorite criticism of Christianity is to point to the Crusades and the Spanish Inquisition and claim that these events are somehow proof that Christianity is by nature “just another violent religion”. This is both an intellectually… Continue reading Islamofascism and the Rage of Augustine
Yesterday a Democratic friend of mine emailed me in part: “There is a big constituency of poor people who are just not making it at all.” This is one of the American Left’s conventional dogmas — that there is some vast ocean of descamisados out there waiting to be mobilized into a political force that… Continue reading Mobilizing the Poor and Other Delusions
The 2004 elections are over. Bush won, of course, but I want to focus on an interesting question raised by the red-state/blue-state map of the outcome. It looks suspiciously as though the Democrats are on their way to becoming a regional party. Specifically, a regional party of the urban Northeast and the West Coast metroplexes.… Continue reading Are the Democrats becoming a regional party?