• Fear and self-loathing in the GOP - 17 Apr 2014
      posted in Columns

      Never before in human history have so many people been so eager to self-immolate for a worthless cause. If the leadership of the Republican Party really is hell-bent on passing what I call “scamnesty” (aka immigration “reform”), it might as well change its mascot from an elephant to a bottle of lighter fluid. The GOP’s […]

    • Republicans in Trouble in California Statewide Legislative races - 15 Apr 2014
      posted in Columns

      Author’s note: We are in the midst of the 2014 election season.  Many are working for the candidate of their choice.  Some are complaining they do not have a choice.  For some reason the Republican Party did not run any candidate for several legislative seats.  At the end of the day, will the Republicans in […]

    • Is the GOP Suicidal? - 25 Mar 2014
      posted in Big Gov & Big Parties & Columns

      Leave it to the Republican Party to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. While nearly every poll definitively affirms that Democrats are in deep doo-doo come November, and as leftist talking heads like Chris Matthews have already conceded a likelihood that Republicans will take the Senate in the 2014 mid-term elections, many of the […]

    • Christie, Cruz and Paul — CPAC’s distinct trio - 13 Mar 2014
      posted in Big Gov & Columns & Politics & Govt

      Though Karl Rove, Ronald Reagan, and Barry Goldwater weren’t in attendance at the 2014 edition of the Conservative Political Action Conference last week, the contrasting visions each had for the Republican Party were well represented. Championing Rove’s cynical realpolitik wing that believes in winning simply for winning’s sake was New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who […]

    • The Issue That Could Finish Off the Republican Party - 26 Feb 2014
      posted in Columns & Culture

      The Republican Party is hanging by a thread. As a long overdue, all-out civil war erupts, and the grassroots mounts an unprecedented effort to unseat many party establishment figures in the primaries, nobody in the GOP seems satisfied with the status quo. The ruling class is having a typical ruling class reaction to the insurgency—sneering […]

    • Can We Save the Soul of the GOP? - 25 Feb 2014
      posted in America First & Columns & Principles

      The “Republican” brand is severely tarnished. Currently just 25% of Americans identify themselves as “Republicans.” On the other hand, 38% of Americans identify themselves as “conservative,” which is more than any other ideological group by 15 points. These numbers are prompting a national conversation about how to “save the soul of the Republican Party” among […]

    • New noise on climate change—a winning issue for Republicans - 24 Feb 2014
      posted in Big Green & Columns & Energy & Environment

      The Democrats think that climate change is going to be a winning issue for them in 2014—and, if they handle it correctly, this could be a winning issue for the Republicans. You know, nothing comes out of the Obama White House by mistake. Everything is planned, analyzed, and focus group-tested. Last June when President Obama […]

    • To retake power, Republicans need to do the math - 31 Jan 2014
      posted in Big Gov & Big Parties & Columns

      Many of us are still trying to figure out what President Obama’s State of the Union speech really told America. We got the generalities about making the weak stronger and the strong weaker. But was the rest an imperial brag that, “I get to make the law because my pen is mightier than your Congress”? Or a faux-conciliatory, […]

    • An Open Letter to GOP Mega-Donors - 23 Jan 2014
      posted in Big Gov & Big Parties & Columns

      Dear GOP Mega-Donor, You’re being scammed. Contrary to what you’re being told by shakedown artists and frauds masquerading as Republican Party powerbrokers, we in the conservative grassroots are not your enemy. We simply want the same thing you already have—prosperity and influence. Furthermore, we want you to be able to keep as much of the […]

    • Is Prodigal GOP Inching Home? - 21 Jan 2014
      posted in Big Parties & Columns

      I’m a Bible-believing Christian first, a conservative second and, sometimes, with rapidly dwindling frequency, a Republican third (but only when the Grand Old Party is behaving itself). Although the GOP’s RINO establishment still controls its legislative reins, I’m mildly encouraged by some recent developments at the Republican National Committee (RNC) level. It seems that under […]