August 8, 2010 4:21 AM

Commentary: The unconscious of a conservative

Future historians will have plenty to argue about as they analyze today’s politics through the lens of time. One debate might be about whether 2010 was the year conservatism died. In the days of Dwight Eisenhower and Nelson Rockefeller, conservatives were those who wanted limited government and low taxes, but still found room to accommodate a range of beliefs under their tent. And they even had a degree of tolerance for those who were outside it. Now intolerance is in and anyone violating any of the core conservative beliefs is branded a heretic.

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