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Michael Brendan Dougherty

Michael Brendan Dougherty is a contributing editor to The American Conservative. His work has appeared in Politico, The Guardian, The New York Times Magazine and other outlets.

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The ‘Responsibility to Protect’ doctrine after Libya

Michael Brendan Dougherty argues that capricious application of the “Responsibility to Protect” doctrine only serves to highlight Western hypocrisy.

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Memo to Romney: Time to be bold

Michael Brendan Dougherty explains why Mitt Romney must become more like the man who defeated him last time — a teller of hard truths – if he is to win the GOP nomination.

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Is Rick Perry the new Fred Thompson?

The Texas governor may be more overpraised than the Law & Order veteran — and more vulnerable, says Michael Brendan Dougherty.