Posts tagged "conservative"

Why I abandoned the Democratic Party

Check out: Why I mourn the death of JFK, America’s first neoconservative president. The link is here.  Hint: It abandoned me I came across this column I wrote for the Chicago Sun-Times in 1996 just prior to the Democratic National Convention held in Chicago at which Bill Clinton and Al Gore for nominated for re-election... Read more »

Itemizing the many failures and broken promises of Barack Obama

I, too, was once a liberal

Why are those who yearn for moderate government called extremists?

Following the example of my sometimes debating partner, Tribune commentator Eric Zorn, I was skimming through my column archives and came across a Chicago Tribune column I liked when I wrote it, and still like. It was written two years ago, but applies today as much to America’s upset caused by the overreach of government... Read more »
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The Palin Fetish: How Liberals Expose Themselves by Trying to Expose Sarah Palin

From PJTV:”First, they called Sarah Palin a racist. Now, they accuse her of having a ‘fetish’ for black men. Can Governor Palin ever win? “Sarah Palin” visits Zo Nation to talk about the crazy allegations directed at her by the left.” Go here to view video (registration needed)

Dennis Byrne named one of Illinois' most effective conservative bloggers

Dennis Byrne named one of Illinois' most effective conservative bloggers
A belated thanks to the readers of Illinois Review for this honor, to be counted among those “Conservative writers/bloggers that faithfully keep us informed day in and day out.” Here are the others that I’m proud to be counted among: John Ruberry, Warner Todd Huston, Jill Stanek, Anne Leary, Eva Sorock, Alex Keown, Keith Liscio, Tom Roeser, Tom Mannis,... Read more »

Hand over your money

Here’s a trailer for “I want your money,” a political documentary film by award-winning Director Ray Griggs, slated for release in theatres in select markets nationwide on October 15.  Griggs has assembled an all-star cast of prominent voices from America’s broad-based conservative movement, in what critics everywhere are calling a “rousing” feature film documentary.
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Can conservatives win elections?

The answer is yes, and an Illinois Policy Institute conference will examine how on Saturday, June 26. Said the Institute: Join us on Saturday, June 26, for the Illinois Policy Institute’s 2010 Policy Solutions Forum, an educational conference that is free of charge for elected officials (current and future), staff, and activists. Through networking, panels,... Read more »

Zorn and Byrne at it again

This is the latest in a series of dialogues conducted between Chicago Tribune columnist Eric Zorn (from the left) and Dennis Byrne (from the right). Problem is, left and right isn’t all that clear cut. This exchange and comments also can be found posted on Zorn’s blog, Change of Subject.   The art of political... Read more »

NY Times' tin ear

Conservatives have long accused the New York Times of biased reporting, favoring liberals over conservatives. The complaint reached a crescendo recently when the Times ignored stories about ACORN, the ultra-liberal activist group that supported Obama and was variously accused of voter fraud. Among the stories ignored were revelations about its staff willing to work with... Read more »
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