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This Week on the Right

Here’s my first stab at what I hope will be an ongoing and ever-improving feature: a sample of stories from conservative media that the Right has been talking

Thomas Dixon
Last updated: Jul 31, 2020 | Jan 10, 2009

Here’s my first stab at what I hope will be an ongoing and ever-improving feature: a sample of stories from conservative media that the Right has been talking about, or blogging about, or even ignoring to its peril.

1.) Karl Rove, “President Bush Tried to Rein In Fan and Fred” (The Wall Street Journal, 1/8/08)

Bush’s Brain argues/spins that Democrats are “myth-making” when they say that the president’s ballyhooed housing programs caused the economic crisis. It was their fault, for not “grant[ing] the Bush administration the regulatory powers it sought.”

2.) Michael Brendan Dougherty, “Fight of Their Lives” (The American Conservative, 1/12/09 issue)

Leaders of the pro-life movement angst about the agenda of a pro-death president.

3.) Jon Henke, “The Republican Strategy on Fiscal Stimulus” (The Next Right, 1/6/09)

A critique of the GOP’s nonexistent game plan on Obama’s economic package.

4.) Gov. Mark Sanford (R-South Carolina), “Bad Beltway Medicine” (National Review, 1/9/09)

The libertarian-leaning possible 2012 candidate continues his campaign to be the voice of anti-Washington, anti-bailout conservatives.

5.) Oliver North, “One President?” (Human Events, 1/9/09)

A terrifically unhinged argument that Joe Biden is endangering national security from a man most famous for endangering national security.

6.) Peter Ferrara, “Tax Cut Mirage” (The American Spectator, 1/7/09)

The best-travelled (on talk radio) and most data-driven attack on Barack Obama’s stimulus plans.

7.) Fred Barnes, “The End of the Line” (The Weekly Standard, 1/5/09)

Perhaps the last on-the-record, soft-focus features that Barnes, the semi-official sympathetic scribe of the Bush administration, will conduct with the president.

8.) Andrew Breitbart, “A Million Stories to Tell” (The Washington Times, 1/5/09)

The former quarterback of the Drudge Report launches “Big Hollywood,” a new site geared toward making the film industry patriotic again.

9.) David Brady, Douglas Rivers and Laurel Harbridge, “The 2008 Democratic Shift” (Policy Review, Dec/Jan)

A statistical study of the McCain defeat that concludes that Republicans are in for a “long, dry” period.

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