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America is Becoming Less Religious. That Won’t Demolish Conservatism.

Gallup released polling data this week showing that, for the first time, a majority of Americans do not belong to a religious institution such as a church or synagogue. That change, which mirrors the dramatic rise in the number of adults having no religious preference, will likely change, but not demolish, American conservatism.

Humility Is Where Conservatives And Libertarians Can Still Find Fusion

Conservatives and libertarians must both check their pride to work toward a new fusionism. Their common ground begins with humility.

The Man Who Refused to Bow

Adam Kinzinger is a liberated individual—liberated from his party leadership, liberated from the fear of being beaten in a primary, liberated to speak his mind.

RIP, Rush Limbaugh. Your Legacy Lives On.

Just as Babe Ruth’s discovery that an uppercut swing could launch massive home runs created modern baseball, so, too, did Rush Limbaugh’s discovery that people wanted opinion to color the presentation of facts create the modern political news industry.

Why Establishment Conservatives Still Miss the Point of Trump

Conservatives must both propose and implement actual policies that make an actual, tangible difference in the lives of ordinary Americans.

Is Holocaust Denial Conservative Now?

President Trump’s no-enemies-to-the-right mentality has made it impossible for the right to police itself.

Quarantine Protesters Don’t Represent All Conservatives. Here’s Why.

Movement conservatives are increasingly decrying stay-at-home orders and calling for the economy’s rapid reopening. This is, alas, yet another example of how the movement’s devotion to liberty as an overriding value is out of step with mainstream American opinion.

Bully Wannabes

Bully chic has come into fashion in President Trump’s party.

Conservatives Owe Rush Limbaugh a Debt of Gratitude

Talk show radio host Rush Limbaugh shocked the conservative world when he announced that he has late-stage lung cancer. He should be comforted by the fact that he changed not just his field but the world.

Gertrude Himmelfarb, Rest in Peace

She was a paragon of intellectual accomplishment, personal grace, and solid integrity.