LIVE from #CPAC2018

9:00 A.M. For those of you not familiar with it, “CPAC” stands for Conservative Political Action Conference, an event that was launched in 1973 by Young Americans for Freedom and the American Conservative Union, two organizations that were both founded by William F. Buckley. The original purpose was to bring the conservative movement together and set … More LIVE from #CPAC2018

Is It Just a Cake ?

In his regular column yesterday, David Brooks proposed that citizens don’t need lawyers to adjudicate the culture wars that began back in the 1970s. Instead of litigating, Brooks asked, why not talk? Anticipating arguments in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission made later that day at the Supreme Court, Brooks wrote that the baker in question, Jack … More Is It Just a Cake ?

What Happens Now?

It’s a year after the American Election Day that shook the world, and a new book that seeks to explain the disaster of Donald Trump’s victory drops every few weeks. We political historians are scrambling to keep up. Last month, Hillary Clinton’s What Happened? hit the stands. How does it feel to be a smart and seasoned … More What Happens Now?

That Smug Bastard

Real New York City Conversation: I am walking up Seventh Avenue in Chelsea behind two thirty-somethings. He is telling She that he feels he is at an impasse in his professional life and that nothing seems to be going right. He: “I’m not sure what could happen that could change things for me at that … More That Smug Bastard