A Little Friendly Advice

As I mentioned last week, I penned an “open letter” of advice to the so-called Reform Conservatives (or as Ryan Cooper memorably called them in a Washington Monthly profile, the “Reformish Conservatives”) at the invitation of TNR’s Jonathan Cohn, who’s just launched a new policy-oriented site there. It went up last night with a catchy photo of a dude trying to subdue an elephant.

In any event, the piece should be of interest to anyone thinking about how the Reform Conservatives compare to Democratic Party “reform” efforts, or wondering how I look back on the mixed record of the Democratic Leadership Council, and the lessons that experience provides for people in both parties.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.