Editor’s Note: The following piece, Sean Higgin’s profile of Reason’s Ron Bailey after he reversed his climate change skepticism, is the second installment of a two-week series recalling ten of the best contributions to Doublethink. Many thanks to the three former Doublethink editors — Cheryl Miller of the American Enterprise Institute, James Poulos of The [...]
Barack Obama was not the first African-American elected to the presidency. By my count, he was the seventh. It was just that he was the first nonfiction one. While pundits marveled over the fact that Americans could elect a man one generation removed from Africa to their highest office, popular culture was way ahead of the curve.
Does the ultimate chick show have anything for a man?
Reason science reporter Ron Bailey’s recent conversion on global warming has other libertarians all fired up.
Bob Novak’s chronicle of Beltway history is really the love story of a journalist and his beat.
If there is a Modern Drunkard philosophy it is this: All of mankind would be better off with everyone getting their drunk on.
‘Unlike Jerry Falwell and the others, I don’t think I’m the only source of wisdom out there,’ says Reverend Barry Lynn. ‘I don’t think it’s my obligation to pop off about my religious views.’
In fact Rock the Vote is left wing, whether or not the young voters they claim to represent on a given issue are also left wing. In fact, as it is now demonstrating on Social Security, Rock the Vote is sufficiently liberal that it will campaign against young voters’ wishes to save and invest in personal accounts, if such wishes happen to conflict with reigning liberal doctrine.
Used to be their party that stood up for the truly defenseless
Good conservatives ask themselves, why has President Bush never vetoed a spending bill? Why is getting tough with appropriators and Washington lobbies so much harder for the White House than taking on terrorists? How much longer can we spend like this? They are good questions.
The perception many have that reconstruction is failing in Iraq is due to media distortion and journalists “dwelling upon the mistakes”.
Source: AFF Doublethink Online | Joseph Hammond
Source: AFF Doublethink Online | Emma Elliott Freire