So, @barackobama threw away his #shutdown advantage over #obamacare. Why?
Jonah Goldberg and I may have originally disagreed over who ‘won’ the shutdown – but Jonah is as startled as I am at how horribly Barack Obama handled the situation, given what Obama knew: …consider Obama’s only clear-cut political victory since his reelection. Republican demands were a bit of a moving target, but basically the GOP wanted either an all-out repeal of Obamacare or, as | Read More »
Matthew Yglesias endorses key point of Liberal Fascism.
Background: in the course of trying to boost what has been generally conceded to be a not-particularly-good Second Inaugural speech made by Barack Obama yesterday, Yglesias wrote: Summing up the ideological brief, Obama even indulged in American liberalism’s favorite ideological tic—the insistence that it’s not an ideology at all, but simply a pragmatic response to changing circumstances. Which, if you’ve read Jonah Goldberg’s Liberal Fascism, | Read More »
Tim Noah’s Sad Parade
The publication of Jonah Goldberg’s new book The Tyranny of Clichés has brought forth a number of responses from liberals and progressives, many of them either essentially proving Goldberg’s point or entirely avoiding grappling with the book’s substance. The latest entrant is Tim Noah, now writing with The New Republic, who seeks to offer a companion to Goldberg’s collection of liberal clichés with his own | Read More »
Jonah Goldberg’s Attack on the Tyranny of Cliches
I will admit up-front that I am far from an unbiased observer when it comes to Jonah Goldberg. I am a fan. And I have been lucky enough to get to know him some over the years and consider him a friend. So feel free to factor that in to what follows. But even with that caveat, there is a small part of me that | Read More »
Jonah Goldberg Discusses The Tyranny of Cliches
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Pejman Yousefzadeh and Kevin Holtsberry are joined by Jonah Goldberg to discuss The Tyranny of Cliches: How Liberals Cheat in the War of Ideas, the liberal pretense to being non-ideological, and just how much ideology is found in the use of cliches. We’re brought to you as always byStephen Clouse and | Read More »
RedState Interview: Jonah Goldberg (The Tyranny of Cliches).
(For RedState’s review of The Tyranny of Cliches, please see here.) We had the opportunity to talk with Jonah recently about his new book The Tyranny of Cliches: How Liberals Cheat in the War of Ideas. You can download or listen to it below; the interview mostly involves a basic look at the book and what went into writing it, but there’s at least one | Read More »
RedState Review: The Tyranny of Cliches.
Jonah Goldberg has a new book out coming out tomorrow – the full title is The Tyranny of Cliches: How Liberals Cheat in the War of Ideas – which will be seen by many to be a sort of sequel to his previous (and very useful work Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left, From Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning. I say | Read More »
Vote For Romney Because He’ll Owe Us?….Seriously?
There are actually some reasons to vote for Mitt Romney in this year’s GOP Primaries. I don’t personally find them compelling, and have endorsed one of Gov. Romney’s opponents. I admire the man’s ability to manage large projects and he does know how an executive office works. Voting for Mitt Romney may not be my personal predilection, but it isn’t quite as pointless as wearing | Read More »
Jonah Goldberg is tired of the vicious hypocrisy of these people…
‘These people’ being the media, and their contemptible willingness to accept a double standard when it comes to violent rhetoric. After screaming for so long about every possible hint of a suggestion of a possibility of violent speech from the Right, it’s amazing what will be forgiven when it comes from the Left: Tom Friedman — who knows a bit about Hezbollah — calls the | Read More »
Connections and Disconnections on the Pledge to Nowhere
Jonah Goldberg makes a great point at the Corner related to me and my stance on the Pledge to Nowhere. I like and respect Erick Erickson, but after watching the Sunday shows you would think he represents somewhere between 25 and 75 percent of the conservative movement, given the rather absurd prominence his anti-Pledge remarks have been given. Everywhere you turn, we’re told that there’s | Read More »
Rave Reviews For American Taliban
So the reviews have begun to come in for Markos Moulitsas’ book “American Taliban,” which argues that American conservatives are just like the Taliban, and they’re…well, let me start with Jamelle Bouie’s review at the left-wing The American Prospect: Given the subject matter and his own influence, Moulitsas is sure to find a large audience for American Taliban. This wouldn’t be a problem if the | Read More »