As the 2016 nomination and presidential sweepstakes nears its longed-for completion, a political change artist has emerged to switch his positions and allegiances.

Much is made of the fact that liberals and conservatives see racial issues differently, which they do. But these differences have too often been seen as simply those on the right being racist and those on the left not.

The publication of a new biography of Dr. Russell Kirk should be an event of interest to all traditional conservatives. Not only did Russell Kirk likely do more than anyone else in his day to explain what it meant to be conservative, but the conservatism he believed in is increasingly at odds with that which is promulgated by neoconservatives and political opportunists today.

The fundamental flaw in the conservative budgets is philosophical: Like much of modern American conservatism, the budget accepts the notion that that the American government is both constitutionally authorized to, and capable of, running the economy, running our lives, and running the world. 

Current commentators claim that television coverage of the proceedings pretty much guarantees that there won’t be any brokered conventions. I don’t agree.

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