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      Chris Palko

      Chris Palko is currently a graduate student at George Washington University.

The rebirth of conservatism

In the aftermath of the 2008 election, the writer Sam Tanenhaus published a small book entitled The Death of Conservatism.  It was an excellent encapsulation of the conventional wisdom that conservatism had expended itself in the second Bush term.  By the time the book was published in mid-2009, its thesis had already been disproven.  What brought conservatism back to life so quickly?  The answer is that there was a concerted effort to reconstruct the conservative movement that began in the late Bush years and has the potential to make conservatism more influential than ever before.

Obama’s bundlers occupy dozens of key positions

8:28 PM 02/16/2010

Barack Obama has long decried the corrupting influence of money in politics. As a candidate, he ran against lobbyists and the pay-for-play culture of Washington. As president, he has continued to hammer the theme, most recently in his impassioned attacks on the Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United v Federal Election Commission.