Personal Favorites of 2014, Part III

Okay, I’ll do one more stroll down PA memory-land with some personal favorites of the summer of 2014. I figure the more recent posts don’t require much recapitulation.

A June 23 post on some of the essays on progressivism and the white working class–a subject of renewed interest after the elections–published by The Deemocratic Strategist in conjunction with WaMo.

A June 24 posf on Ted Cruz’s roots in the Federalist Society and his particularly rigid style of constitutional conservatism.

A June 25 post on the “white primary” echoes of Chris McDaniel’s objections to crossover voting in the Mississippi Senate runoff.

A July 4 post offering a midsummer meditation on the Republican Establishment’s surrender to Tea Party ideology in the 2014 primaries.

A July 8 post on the futility of mushy moderation.

A July 16 post on Mitch McConnell as the true Republican “nihlist.”

An August 4 post on bibliolatry as central to constitutional conservatism.

An August 7 post on Democratic and Republican “theories of change.’

An August 13 post on the idea that Rand Paul could create a “libertarian moment” in 2016.

So we will now return to the present and the future!

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.