Islam-Baiting Doesn’t Work

During the 2010 midterm election campaign, virtually every hard-charging candidate on the far right took a moment to trash a Muslim, a mosque, or Islamic pieties. In the wake of those elections, with 85 new Republican House members and a surging Tea Party movement, the political virtues of anti-Muslim rhetoric as a means of rousing … Continue reading “Islam-Baiting Doesn’t Work”

Old Guard Moving Aside at CPAC

“The United States has the reverse Midas touch – everything we touch turns to crap.” – Military historian Bill Lind, talking on American foreign policy to a standing-room-only crowd at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday. Something unusual has happened at the annual CPAC confab in Washington. It’s looking less and less like the … Continue reading “Old Guard Moving Aside at CPAC”