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Conservative Successes

Some domestic policy achievements to be proud of.

Jan 5, 2009, Vol. 14, No. 16 • By MATTHEW CONTINETTI
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The bottom line is that conservatives have a domestic policy record to be proud of. There have been some mistakes and a bunch of missed opportunities. But, when conservatives think hard about how to confront social pathology, they tend to come up with some pretty good solutions. They may not make the headlines. They may be overshadowed by larger failures. But that's because no problem is ever fully solved, and governing a bustling democracy of more than 300 million people is extremely difficult--as the Democrats are about to find out.

--Matthew Continetti, for the Editors