Readers of this blog will be well served to take some time today and read Steve Hayward's very thoughtful and, apparently, wildly controversial essay
entitled "Modernizing Conservatism" in the latest issue of Breakthrough Journal. The thrust of his argument is that "starve the beast" appears to have failed and so conservatives now might be better served if they move on to a strategy of sending the voters the bill for all of the social and entitlement programs they appear to want.
After reading the essay, do yourself another favor and check out the podcast with Steve at Infinite Monkeys--appropriately titled, "Inquisition Edition."
I will leave it to your own individual conscience to decide whether Steve acquits himself here or stokes the kindling for his own stake.
12:58 PM / December 14, 2011