I like reading David Frum’s blog posts. A lot of the time, he makes more sense to me than the “Obama is selling us out” wing of the left blogosphere. There’s probably some underlying craziness with him, but at the very least, he seems to be a high-functioning conservative.
I recommend the post “Should Republicans Endorse Universal Health Coverage?” for a broad sampling of often reasonable self-described conservative opinion on health care. What I find interesting is that it runs the gamut from opinions not unlike my own to “The U.S. has a system of universal coverage now – it’s called `show up at the emergency room'” (from a Politico roundtable regular, natch). I don’t think you’d see anything like that diversity of opinion among self-described liberals on this topic. What does it actually mean to be a self-described conservative now? Does it mean anything at all?
Update. I am *not* saying that diversity of opinion is in any way, shape, or form a good thing. There’s also more diversity of opinion on the right about the age of the earth and whether or not the rapture is imminent. And there’s far too much diversity of opinion in many spheres about whether vaccines cause autism.