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Wednesday 04 May 2016
Neutral
Ross Douthat, New York Times

Where Bush had been softhearted, True Conservatism would be sternly Ayn Randian; where Bush had been free-spending, True Conservatism would be austere; where Bush had taken working-class Americans off the tax rolls, True Conservatism would put them back on — for their own good. And above all, where Bush had sometimes reached for the center, True Conservatism would stand on principle, fight hard, and win.

Posted over 2 years ago Publication date: 04 May 2016
Monday 31 August 2015
Ross Douthat, New York Times
Neutral  

…the donorist vision, in my experience, has its own distinctives: It’s less interested in the specifics of the Laffer curve or any other economic theory, and more inclined to take a vaguely Randian view of high taxes as an unjust punishment for success, and an ungrateful response to all that the entrepreneurial and successful do to keep incomes rising, GDP going up, the “takers” in the money, and so on.

Posted almost 3 years ago Publication date: 31 Aug 2015
Monday 28 July 2014
Neutral
Ross Douthat, New York Times - Evaluations

…Chait’s piece would provide an excellent opportunity to resume our long-running, “Does Paul Ryan regard “The Fountainhead” as a blueprint for public policy?” debate, especially since he actually gives a little ground on that essential question. But unfortunately…

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 28 Jul 2014
Wednesday 09 July 2014
Neutral
Ross Douthat, New York Times - Evaluations
Paul Ryan  

…from the point of view of conservative reformers, the Ryan who matters (and yes, like all politicians he contains multitudes) has always been the Ryan who did more than any other Obama-era politician to save the G.O.P. from policy unseriousness (and often tried to do still more), rather than a Randian Ryan or an apocalyptic Ryan or any other interpretation of his record Chait prefers.

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 09 Jul 2014