Ed Kilgore


Enough with the fratricide

Fellow donkeys, I feel your pain. Like you, I could taste that victory right up until the terribly disappointing deal went down. Like you, I wonder if we are just snake-bit or suffering the wages of sin for long-past Democratic malfeasance. Like you, I feel a burning L on my forehead, and that dont mean… Read more »

Deviously Ineffective

The Skandalakis campaign’s top consultant was one of Georgia’s most famous living sons–Ralph Reed. The former executive director of the Christian Coalition had left the financially troubled organization the previous year and launched a much-ballyhooed political consulting firm based in Atlanta called Century Strategies. The 1998 election cycle was supposed to be Reed’s chance to… Read more »

The Gospel of William Jennings Bryan

This is the still-prevailing judgment that led Georgetown University’s Michael Kazin to undertake a new biography of Bryan. Kazin’s mission in A Godly Hero: The Life of William Jennings Bryan is to establish that the Great Commoner was the same man with the same principles, and much the same following, during and between the two… Read more »

Inside the Green Zone

Larry Diamond’s conservative critics would have done well to pay attention to his book instead of indulging the urge to delegitimize any critics of Bush policies. Indeed, it’s this tendency to ignore expert advice and the lessons of history that got the administration into so much trouble in Iraq in the first place. Diamond’s actual… Read more »

Inside the Green Zone

Larry Diamond’s conservative critics would have done well to pay attention to his book instead of indulging the urge to delegitimize any critics of Bush policies. Indeed, it’s this tendency to ignore expert advice and the lessons of history that got the administration into so much trouble in Iraq in the first place. Diamond’s actual… Read more »