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    • Despite big challenges, conservatives will continue to fight - 24 Mar 2014
      posted in Big Parties & Columns

      The recent upset victory by Republican candidate David Jolly for the open seat in Florida’s 13th congressional district, a district carried by Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012, has produced a rush of excitement in Republican circles. This coupled with polling data – Americans are increasingly unhappy with our president, with his signature health care […]

    • 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 […]

    • Theodore Roosevelt’s Advice for 21st-Century Republicans - 06 Mar 2014
      posted in Big Parties & Columns

      “No one matter is of such vital moment to our whole people as the welfare of the wage-workers. If the farmer and the wage-worker are well off, it is absolutely certain that all others will be well off too.”—Theodore Roosevelt, First Annual Message to Congress, 1901 With these words, Theodore Roosevelt projected a vision that […]

    • Can Conservatives Do Better Than Boehner? - 04 Mar 2014
      posted in Big Gov & Big Parties & Columns & House & People & Politics & Govt

      The Hill reported on Monday that House Speaker John Boehner has intentions to seek reelection as Speaker.  The news piece also indicates that Boehner considers himself to be in a better position politically than he has been in previous years.  According to The Hill, Speaker Boehner is reported to have said: “It won’t even be […]

    • 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 […]

    • Let’s Read the Polls About Amnesty - 12 Feb 2014
      posted in Columns & Immigration

      The Congressional Budget Office just reported that Obamacare will shrink the U.S. workforce by 2.5 million full-time jobs. That’s stunning confirmation of how Barack Obama’s favorite legislative legacy is (as even Democrats have admitted) a “train wreck.” The job loss is caused by businesses reducing their employees’ hours in order to avoid paying the employee […]

    • 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, […]

    • Measuring Misery: The Dollar & New FED Chair Janet Yellen - 21 Nov 2013
      posted in Columns & Featured Videos & Videos

      Did you realize that if you have a dollar bill in your pocket, you actually have a fairly reliable standard of measurement? You see the long side of a dollar bill laid flat on a surface, measures exactly six inches long. Practically speaking, this means that if you have a dollar in your pocket you […]

    • Latest GOP Leadership Failure a Surprise? - 25 Oct 2013
      posted in Big Gov & Big Parties & Columns

      The capitulation of the leadership of the Republican Party in the showdown over the what was sold as a “government shutdown”, should not surprise anyone. What is surprising is that, in light of the track record of the conservative party, so many people would expect any other result. Isn’t this the conservative party that always […]