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" A lot of Americans do not have an appreciation for our history. They do not understand the Constitution, why we have these norms. And at some point, yes, the media has some responsibility, but so does the public. "
" As our politics have become more polarized, the essential loyalties shift from ideas to parties to tribes to individuals. Nothing else ultimately matters. "
" At one time, the Left had a monopoly not merely of the media and academia, but also of the world of policy think tanks. "
" Both the Left and the Right need to connect as people rather than as political entities. "
" Congress is a co-equal branch of government, with a long and rich history of standing up to the executive branch. "
" Conservatism should be a reality-based philosophy, and the movement will be better off if it recognizes that facts really do matter. "
" Conservatives spent an awful long time ignoring things: the birthers, the bigots, the xenophobes, the alternative-reality media. We had assumed that they were postcards from the fringe. "
" Criticisms of mainstream media bias have been a staple of the conservative movement and talk radio from the beginning. "
" Denouncing Nazis is the easiest thing in the world: All it requires is a modicum of historical perspective and a working moral compass. "
" For decades, conservatives have struggled with containing crackpottery, most notably William F. Buckley's famous excommunication of the John Birch Society in the 1960s. "
" I have long admired Paul Ryan and thought of him as the future of the Republican Party. "
" I'm a conservative who likes small government and lower taxes. "
" I'm not usually absolutely speechless. "
" In 2010, conservatives won big majorities in the Wisconsin State Legislature, and I openly supported many of their reforms, including changes to collective bargaining and expansions of school choice. "
" Mr. Trump understands that attacking the media is the reddest of meat for his base, which has been conditioned to reject reporting from news sites outside of the conservative media ecosystem. "
" On his first full day in office, Mr. Trump insisted that his inaugural crowd was the largest ever, a baseless boast that will likely set a pattern for his relationship both to the media and to the truth. "
" Reagan wrote out many of his radio commentaries and newspaper articles as well as many of his own speeches. He wrote poetry, short stories, and letters. Trump, in his own hand, writes 140-character tweets. "
" Some people ask how the conservative media can continue to defend Trump. It's very easy for them: No matter how bad Trump is, the mainstream media and the Left will always be worse, you know? Don't expect Rush Limbaugh to turn on him. "
" The conservative media ecosystem - like the rest of us - has to recognize how critical, but also how fragile, credibility is in the Orwellian age of Donald Trump. "
" The primary victory of Roy Moore in Alabama over the candidate for the U.S. Senate seat backed by President Trump suggests that that not even Trump himself can control the forces that he unleashed. "
" To finally reform higher education, we should start by asking fundamental questions, such as, Why does it take four years to get a degree? "
" Unless you have experienced it, it's difficult to describe the virulence of the Twitter storms that were unleashed on Trump skeptics. "
" Victimism can be seen as a generalized cultural impulse to deny personal responsibility and to obsess on the grievances of the insatiable self. "
" We have to have a revival of the concept 'truth matters.' "
" When it became clear that I was going to remain #NeverTrump, conservatives I had known and worked with for more than two decades organized boycotts of my show. "
" You know something that you'll never hear on one of these cable talking-head shows? One of the guests going, 'Hmm, I don't know.' "
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