Is Slate Conservative? (Revisited)

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Question asked ... and question answered.

And yeah, I understand that when Yglesias suggested that Slate leaned rightward, he was probably thinking of the tendency of some liberal-run media outlets to challenge/provoke their liberal-leaning readership by publishing lots of counterintuitive arguments and writers, to the point where you can see why hardened left-wing partisans would accuse them of being operationally conservative. (It's worth noting that Matt's remarks were prompted by the appearance of LibertyWire - now Culture11 - which in its brief existence has published more than a few pieces challenging the assumptions of its conservative readers ... and, naturally, has been tagged as operationally left-wing by the hardened partisans of the Right as a result.)

But still. Still.

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Ross Douthat is a former writer and editor at The Atlantic.

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