From WSJ, Arthur C. Brooks on Republicans and their faulty moral arithmetic: Conservative values and money issues are worth less than concern for the poor (and a response by Josh Barro). How can Republicans prove they care about the poor? The invisible fist: The GOP respects the hand of the market, but disrespects those who work for it. Jacob Heilbrunn on conservatism and the demise of Human Events. Samuel Goldman on why the GOP must come to terms with George W. Bush's disastrous presidency. Lipstick on an Elephant: Deep behind a tangle of denial and rebranding initiatives, a GOP resuscitation plan emerges. Are Americans as conservative as their elected officials think? According to a new working paper, the answer is no — not by a long shot. What if the pundits are right after all? A reply on polarization and sorting.

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