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Carly Fiorina: A “True West” conservative at CPAC 2014

A curtain could lift in the Crimean situation. Momentous changes could come to us in a dark epiphany. We may suddenly realize that we, the Americans, are not "the world" after all, that Irish punk bands are not the very best guides to American...

What would a Rand Paul vs. Hillary Clinton presidential campaign look like?

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) recently won his second consecutive presidential straw poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference. Now, CPAC polls are hardly the best indicator of who is going to be on the Republican presidential ticket — Paul's father, former Rep. Show More Summary

Breitbart CPAC Party Host Is Egyptian Activist

By all accounts, the Breitbart News CPAC party was a lavish affair wrapped in a lavish theme, which Daily Caller writer Betsy Rothstein saw as newsworthy, if only to flog the tawdry theme that it had an "orgy vibe." In an email bearing...Show More Summary

Chris Christie Apparently Doesn’t Mean What He Says About The Free Market

“We don’t have an income inequality problem, we have an opportunity problem in this country because government’s trying to control the free market,” New Jersey Governor Chris Christie told CPAC last week. “We need to talk about the fact that we’re for a free-market society that allows your effort and your ingenuity to determine your...

Sia Blasts Sarah Palin for Playing 'Titanium' at CPAC

Another liberal musician took offense after her song was associated with former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. When Palin exited CPAC's stage last Saturday to Sia's Titanium, the Tea Party favorite ticked off the artist, who, according to the liberal Huffington Post, "is a bisexual, liberal vegetarian and an animal rights advocate" who backs LGBT issues. Show More Summary

D’Souza: Obama’s Really An ‘Angry Black Man’ Who Tricked Voters With ‘Optical Illusion’

D’Souza made his comment on a radio show at CPAC. …the American people, in a sense, fell for an optical illusion. The American people were scared that our first black president would be, in a sense, you may say an angry black man, some sort of a radical who would be calling for racial reparations. […]

Conservatives: The Minimum Wage Is Socialism

Listening to conservatives at the CPAC conference last week is a remarkable experience. It might make you laugh, it might make you cry or most likely both. It will probably give you a headache and raise your blood pressure if you listen too long, so do be careful. Show More Summary

Conservatives Have a Terrifying Vision of America's Future

Star Wars characters promoting a book about taxes at CPAC, naturally Another Conservative Political Action Conference has come again, leaving us another straw-poll win for Rand Paul and a fresh set of scenarios for the end of America. Show More Summary

Top 10 Reasons Rahm Will Never Be President

The Washington Times has published a story on Rahm Emanuel's chances for president, based on gossip at CPAC between "a pair of insiders." That prompted a round of "I told you so's" around the office here. But it's almost certainly never going to happen. Show More Summary

Lefty Bloggers: Media Coverage of CPAC Gives Americans Glimpses of 'Crazy' Right-Wing 'Performance Art'

The mainstream media typically pay a great deal of attention to the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. In the past few days, two prominent lefty bloggers have ventured to explain why. In a post this past Saturday, the last...Show More Summary

Dole Is Conservative, Cruz Is Not

Last week at CPAC, with his cocksure arrogance on full display, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) mocked former Republican presidential nominees Bob Dole, John McCain and Mitt Romney as candidates that do not stand on principle. The implication...Show More Summary

NOM Got Little Notice At CPAC

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While there was definitely no shortage of ugly anti-gay declarations from the stages of CPAC last weekend, Michelangelo Signorile reports that NOM itself got little notice. Oh, those heady days of 2012 for the National Organization for...Show More Summary

Jimmy Fallon Mocks Sarah Palin For Invoking Dr. Seuss During CPAC Speech

Jimmy Fallon is now the newly minted host of NBC’s “The Tonight Show”, replacing long-time host Jay Leno as the network’s newest late night comedian. Unfortunately for Fallon, the NBC host took an unnecessary swipe at former Governor...Show More Summary

How the National Organization for Marriage Was Banished to the Basement at CPAC 2014

Oh, those heady days of 2012 for the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC)! That was the year that Maggie Gallagher, the former president of NOM, walked the corridors of CPAC like religious-right royalty, a warrior princess marching into battle against the encroaching homosexual invaders. Show More Summary

After CPAC

Last week's CPAC conference drew some early attention to the 2016 Republican primary season. Given the likelihood that Hillary Clinton's candidacy will preclude a Democratic presidential primary in 2016, the Republican primary will likely be the more competitive and entertaining primary during the next presidential election. Show More Summary

Rand Paul versus Clean Water

Rand Paul recently won a big victory in the straw poll held by CPAC,the Conservative Political Action Conference.  In the environmental area, his signature measure is the Defense of Environment and Property Act. On its surface, the goal of the law is to cut back on federal jurisdiction over wetlands. The bill would drastically cut back […]

Should We Reach Out to Conservative Atheists?

Last month, American Atheists sought to rent a booth at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference. Surprisingly, CPAC accepted their money at first, only to change their mind at the last minute. That entirely foreseeable outcome would have been more than sufficient as free publicity, but American Atheists president Dave Silverman decided to attend as [Read More...]

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