Josh Mandel and J.D. Vance are locked in a race to the bottom.
Plus: Fusionism, OnlyFans, and more...
Doubling down on stridently conservative messaging in a state where conservatives are a dwindling and fleeing minority doesn't seem like a winning strategy.
S.B. 8 relies on litigation tricks that conservatives have long condemned as a threat to the rule of law.
Apparently, some conservatives support freedom and property rights, but not when it affects their neighborhoods or intrudes on their personal preferences.
The two are idolizing the wrong models.
The political right's movement toward authoritarianism is exemplified by its refusal to embrace facts that don't conform to their alternative reality.
Extolling the virtues of Viktor Orbán's culture war over a sumptuous meal in Budapest is next-level cognitive dissonance.
The existence of politically biased websites is not a crisis.
A back and forth on whether fusionism retains its vitality in the 21st century, or whether it ever had any vitality at all.
Liberty and virtue are not merely compatible, but complementary, or so I would suggest.
No, states can't use the 10th Amendment to overturn the First Amendment.
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We should prefer drag queens in libraries over despots in the government.
I interviewed him on Book TV about his new book.
If MAGA conservatives want libertarians to be part of their tribe, they should halt their attacks on the free market.
He was no libertarian, but he absorbed an important lesson about regulating speech.
Both Hawley's "national conservatism" and similar ideas prevalent in many quarters on the left threaten free speech and liberty more generally.
How the National Constitution Center "Constitution Drafting" Project Revealed Potential Areas of Consensus on Constitutional Reform
My recently published article on the NCC project outlines several important areas of agreement between conservative, libertarian, and progressive participants.
The political right needs more self-analysis and less whataboutism.
Conservative Judges Chose Legal Principles Over Partisanship and Trump—But We Shouldn't Take that for Granted
Conservative judges have stymied Trump in his election challenges - and many other cases where his positions went against their legal principles. But a populist/nationalist GOP could gradually change the nature of conservative jurisprudence.
The NCC put together teams of conservatives, progressives, and libertarians to propose their own rewrites of the Constitution. All three teams came up with interesting ideas - and with some notable areas of agreement.
By virtue of representing the correct vision of the good, these conservatives say, they have every right to use the coercive power of the state to interfere with others' choices.
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Fox News host's The Plus is a funny yet serious argument about making politics matter less in your life.
The Fox News host explains his new self-help book The Plus, the upside of quarantine, and why he thinks Donald Trump will be reelected.
Plus: Tuesday primary results, TikTok may move to London, polls show growing distrust in media, and more...
The reason is Trump's recent tweet calling for postponement of the election.
Conservative legal commentator and experienced religious liberties litigator David French explains why.
The Brown University economist and outspoken critic of Black Lives Matter discusses George Floyd, social progress, and the state of political discourse.
Conservative Intellectuals Took a Calculated Risk on Trump and Won, but It Has Become a Pyrrhic Victory
Donald Trump didn't start the protests, but the fires he's stoking will scorch the nation and discredit the conservative movement.
The Dispatch senior editor on the value of liberalism and the problems with the new nationalist right
Friday A/V Club: Daniel Tucker discusses his documentary Local Control: Karl Hess in the World of Ideas—and we also screen the movie itself.
Hungary's Viktor Orbán consolidates power, Harvard's Adrian Vermeule fantasizes about wielding it, and many of those who oppose authoritarian conservativism beg Donald Trump to close the country down.
The Club for Growth prides itself on holding lawmakers accountable "by publicizing their voting record." Except, well…not right now.
New York Times columnist and Decadent Society author defends prohibitionism in a conversation on The Fifth Column.