DISCIPLINE & PUNISH. As Matt notes, once the goals of political activists move from agenda-advancement to pure party protection and unity regardless of interests, the agendas at issue are likely to suffer. That's one reason I'm looking forward to reading movement conservative icon Richard Viguerie's new book, Conservatives Betrayed: How George W. Bush and Other Big Government Republicans Hijacked the Conservative Cause, set for publication later this month. He's setting up his loyalty to conservatism against Karl Rove's loyalty to Republicanism, and the clash of those two titans should be fun to watch in the months ahead.

--Garance Franke-Ruta