Daniel Doherty
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A few days ago syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer appeared on Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show” to promote his new book, “Things That Matter.” During the segment, Krauthammer pushed back against the host’s suggestion that American conservatism doesn’t have “any of the responsibility of governance” -- which is to say, as a philosophy, it's completely hostile to all things government. Not true. He argued that conservative ideas, especially ones put forth by Paul Ryan and others, seek only to improve America's entitlements programs (not eliminate them), which in their current form are unsustainable. One of the failures of liberalism, he argued, is that Democrats refuse to adapt to the nation’s changing demographics -- or account for groundbreaking innovations in technology. This, he added, is the surest road to insolvency.

Basically, he believes conservatives need to do a better job explaining their public policy positions, even though that's not always the easiest thing to do.

The Daily Caller caught the clip:

To learn more about Dr. K's new book, read Guy Benson’s exclusive interview with him in the November issue of Townhall Magazine. You can purchase it here.

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Daniel Doherty

Daniel Doherty is Townhall's Deputy News Editor. Follow him on Twitter @danpdoherty.

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