America in the age of Obama

From The National Interest, Sam Tanenhaus, Grover Norquist, and Jacob Heilbrunn debate the future of conservatism. From the annual meeting of the OAH, Angus Burgin, Beverly Gage, and Jennifer Burns on the new intellectual history of conservatism. From CRB, a review essay on American conservatism. The Tea Party movement, with its educated, middle-class supporters, can trace its roots to ’60s-era conservatives. The Koch family, America's biggest financial backers of the Tea Party, would not be the billionaires were it not for the USSR. Who owns the American Revolution? Jill Lepore on tea parties past and present. Why would Sarah Palin want to be president in 2012? She’s already the CEO of right-wing America, a job that’s paid her $12 million in just ten months. Rush Limbaugh on liberals and the violence card: Conservative protest is motivated by a love of what America stands for. Here are 200 examples of anti-Obama merchandise. Don’t Mess With Texas: What Gov. Rick Perry's hard-right turn says about America in the age of Obama (more). A Plague of "A" Students: PJ O'Rourke on why it’s so irksome being governed by the Obami. For Obama and past presidents, the books they read shape politics and perception. More and more and more and more and more and more and more and more on The Bridge by David Remnick. Obama's health-care gamble: History is on his side. Obama Unleashed: How a calm, reasonable president gets exercised about financial regulation. Just as ultraliberal capitalism is floundering, social democracy is unable to step up to the plate. Bill Quigley on nine myths about socialism in the US; and misrepresenting the Left: We are not liberals. A look at why liberals abhor populism. Here are the rules on how to start a new left wing group.