the Tide Is Still Running

Savoring power, conservatives look confidently to the future

Political movements, like Hollywood hostesses, are sometimes judged by the star power of their guest lists. By that standard, the 1,500 delegates who gathered in Washington last week for the 13th annual Conservative Political Action Conference had every reason to congratulate themselves for having arranged the hottest party in town, and many proceeded to do so with gusto.

The procession of their podium guests was not only headed by the President of the U.S., who has addressed the assembly for each of his five years in the White House. It was also graced by Vice President George Bush, Congressman Jack Kemp,...

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