Author: Conor Friedersdorf

Aug 11,2009

At the Gates of the Fourth Estate

On a pleasant evening in March, dozens of tanned, well-coiffed conservatives mingled outdoors at a posh Beverly Hills hotel. The open bar served organic beer, top shelf cocktails, and mineral...

Jun 06,2008

The Beach

The Allied landing never seemed real. It was a movie, a history lesson — not real life. That is, until I stood on Omaha beach at the age of twenty-one....

May 19,2008

Electric Kool-Aid Conservatism

The scene is a blind date, the setting a D.C. coffee shop, where a “whip smart, beautiful woman who loves talking politics” waits at a corner table. As you approach,...