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  • Obama wins William Buckley Jr.'s son

     
    by Frank James Little late to the party on this but it's still worth noting. Christopher Buckley, son of the late conservative writer William F. Buckley Jr. has endorsed Sen. Barack Obama. With typical Buckleyan wit, the former Esquire editor......
  • Chris Buckley 'fatwahed' by conservatives

     
    Christopher Buckley appeared on MSNBC's Hardball Tuesday. by James Oliphant, and updated Christopher Buckley, scion of the late conservative thinker William F. Buckley, has left the National Review, the magazine his father founded, after writing this week...
  • No prior elected posts for 4 of last 5 in Senate seat

     
    In debating the qualifications of Caroline Kennedy, it is worth noting only one of the last five occupants of the Senate seat to which she aspires held previous elected office: Republican Charles Goodell, who was a Congressman when Gov.......
  • Missing link: Ready for prime time, '12?

     
    by Mark Silva As is fitting for the modern media world in which we live, the 47-million-year-old fossil of a primate hailed as "the missing link'' in human evolution, indeed he "Holy Grail'' of archeaology, already has a book deal,......
  • Last week in GOP triage punditry

     
    It's not clear what precipitated this convergence, but the opinion pages of the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times and the Washington Post all devoted space last weekend to op-eds ruminating on contemporary conservatism. For those who missed this odd...
  • Take Proust's questionnaire, rub shoulders with literati

     
    It is said that when Proust was 13, he answered an English-language questionnaire, and at age 20 another one in French. These were kind of a parlor game, which he eventually popularized, asking guests and acquaintances about heroes and fears......
  • Why we read

    Why we read
    There's a book I don't remember well, though I can remember precisely where I found it in my elementary school library -- three yards to the right of the door, in the middle of the third shelf from the floor. I was, and remain, a compulsive reader. Back...
  • NY Columnist; Speechwriter William Safire Dies at 79

    NY Columnist; Speechwriter William Safire Dies at 79
    Pulitzer Prize-winning conservative columnist, language expert and former White House speechwriter William Safire died Sunday, his assistant said. Safire, who was 79, had been diagnosed with cancer and died at a hospice in Maryland, assistant Rosemary...
  • Zorn & Byrne search for middle ground between left and right

     
    Veteran Chicago commentator Dennis Byrne is a weekly contributor to the Tribune's commentary pages and the proprietor of The Barbershop, a ChicagoNow blog. In Tuesday's Tribune he joins me in The Rhubarb Patch to discuss liberalism vs. conservatism and...
  • Grand Old Party not so grand? David Stockman and David Klinghoffer advise a return to the past

     
    Two Davids may not have been out to slay Goliath, but in biting commentaries they certainly nipped at the heels of the Republican Party. Clearly, the intent was not to tear down. Indeed, the commentaries, though quite different in tone......
  • Another old-line conservative group endorses Webster

     
    Former state Sen. Dan Webster has collected a host of endorsements from former- and used-to-be and blast-from-the-past Republicans and GOP-leaning groups in his campaign for the Republican nomination to face freshman Democratic U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson of...