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Monday, February 28, 2005

A shift on the right?

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Weed through the typical right wing rhetoric, and what this article shows is a refreshing shift in conservative politics. Perhaps in a post-hoc effort to rationalize Bush's invasion of Iraq, a regular on the Wall Street Journal editorial page endorses humanitarian intervention. Gone is the me-first, stability-at-all-cost, attitude that conservatives have historically embraced both domestically and internationally. The challenge for liberals in the coming years may be to avoid opposing humantarian intervention for the mere fact that conservatives support it. Liberals ought to embrace the fact that conservatives are finally seeing the non-selfish light and expand such rhetoric to the domestic sphere as well, the next time the wall street journal complains that taxes should be higher on the poor and lower on the rich.

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