Formerly Conservative Writer Foresees Decline of Conservatism

March 13th, 2016 3:17 PM
Michael Lind thinks that movement conservatives are becoming a minor force in American politics, supplanted less by liberal Democrats than by what might be called Trump Republicans. In a Wednesday article for Politico, Lind contended that growing “populist discontent” is bringing about “the gradual replacement of Buckley-Goldwater-Reagan conservatism by something more like…

Politico Op-Ed: America Would Be 'Less Violent' Without The South

July 10th, 2015 5:13 PM
Michael Lind, contributing editor to Politico and Salon columnist, had a very interesting way of showing his independence week patriotism this year- by dreaming about how great America would be without the south.

Mostly Strong USAT Coverage of Federal Obligations Marred by Ideologic

June 7th, 2011 8:55 PM
Dennis Cauchon at USA Today has been one of a very few establishment press reporters willing to expose federal workers' disproportionate pay and benefits (previous examples here and here) as well as Uncle Sam's precariously dangerous financial situation. Cauchon has two USAT items today on the latter topic (HT to NB commenter Gary Hall): "U.S. funding for future promises lags by…

Salon Claims Obama's Big Gov't Spending Promise is 'Economic Growth

December 12th, 2008 5:04 AM
The first two paragraphs of a recent Salon Magazine piece by Michael Lind on Obama's plans for America's future are striking for the utter lack of any relationship whatsoever between them. The lack of cognitive dissonance between them is amazing but easily proves that liberals don't have the first idea what an economy is. This Salon piece is proof once again of the stark difference between…