There were different reasons for being Never Trump.
On the left, the meme that Trump supporters are all the deplorable “–ists” has taken hold. The idea is that this is all this election represents: a triumph of angry, racist misogynists ...
My Money Is on a Trump Victory
For what it is worth: Nothing is ever certain, and much could go wrong, but my money remains on a Trump victory. Why?
1) It feels a whole lot like Reagan in ’80 and Newt in ’94.
Reagan was disliked by the establishment (...
Conservatives: Stop Enabling Obamacare
Unless conservatives change their strategy soon, history is likely to record them as the unintended enablers of Obamacare’s expansion.
Yet another key moment for a turn toward free-market reform is upon us. Will congressional Republicans again pursue a strategy ...
The Overlooked Election Issue
Recent seismic events on the political right — the loss by House majority leader Eric Cantor in Tuesday’s Virginia primary, and longtime Mississippi senator Thad Cochran’s being forced into a runoff last week — point to a little-noticed pattern with ...
The developing narrative, whether on talk radio or in these pages and other publications, about the shutdown fight — who was on what side, what the options were, and what was gained or not — often starts from incorrect premises, based on ...
Values the Key to the Independent Vote
Presidents Reagan and Clinton resonated with the American center because they were masters at connecting their policies with the underlying values that determine intensity and outcomes. A new survey shows that understanding the deep-seated concerns and values of independents will ...
An Informed Public: Conservatives’ Path to Winning
People of all political persuasions lament that politics often devolves into a personality contest and the trading of cheap shots. Yet few can resist focusing on these political food fights, which they presume determine the outcome of any political contest.
The Litmus Test on Obamacare
On December 11, the current continuing resolution, which keeps the government funded, expires. Little noted but every bit as important, the risk-corridor budget-neutrality provision — the one provision Republicans have enacted that actually mitigates the ill effects of Obamacare, and that has ...
Randy Richardson, Committed to a Free Society
My father, Randy Richardson died, fittingly, on Memorial Day. Not only had he quit high school to go serve in the Battle of the Bulge and other delights of Patton’s Third Army, but he committed much of his adult ...
Obamacare Triage: With Strategy This Time
The time has come for a coherent, multi-step strategy for rolling back Obamacare. It is not enough for conservatives to focus just on the website problems, or to wait and hope the misnamed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) ...
Taking a Page from Rahm's Playbook, Pete Sends Docs to Congress
In 2006, then–DCCC chairman Rahm Emanuel recruited war veterans to run for Congress, which put President Bush on defense for his Iraq strategy and made Nancy Pelosi speaker. Some won in 2006 but lost Tuesday, including a trio of Pennsylvanians — Joe ...
Tiger Woods and the Democrats
For years, golf has been touted as a growing market: Any product, business, or contract that was golf-related was supposed to be a sure thing.
But it wasn’t really golf. It was Tiger.
When Woods had to miss months ...