Wooing Social Conservatives, Walker Doubles Down on Claim About Air-Traffic Controllers
Scott Walker wrapped up a meeting on Capitol Hill with about 50 social-conservative leaders on Tuesday afternoon. The off-the-record meeting was planned earlier this month, and was a chance for the governor to pitch himself to a group that has expressed …
Walker Lands Key Romney Foreign-Policy Hand
Scott Walker has snagged a key Romney ally, attorney and foreign-policy hand Robert C. O’Brien, for his not-yet-announced presidential campaign. A spokeswoman for Walker’s 527 group, Our American Revival, confirmed that O’Brien will serve as a foreign-policy adviser.
Late Republic Studies: Towards a Better Conservative Rhetoric
Yesterday, Kevin Williamson published an important piece, “Democrats Defend Political Persecutions in Texas,” which connected corruption among Texas politicians, Democratic ones particularly, with the deeply shocking David French story on “John Doe” political persecutions in Wisconsin. French added more to …
On Immigration, Walker Bucks the Beltway Consensus
Scott Walker’s most recent comments on immigration may make possible an honest-to-God debate about America’s immigration policy. It’s about time.
Chatting with Glenn Beck on Monday morning, Walker said:
The next president and the next Congress need …
Wisconsin’s Shame: ‘I Thought It Was a Home Invasion’
‘They came with a battering ram.”
Cindy Archer, one of the lead architects of Wisconsin’s Act 10 — also called the “Wisconsin Budget Repair Bill,” it limited public-employee benefits and altered collective-bargaining rules for public-employee unions — was jolted awake …
Scott Walker’s Righteous Victory in Wisconsin
We are halfway there: On Friday, the state assembly of Wisconsin voted to make the state the 25th to pass right-to-work legislation, and Governor Scott Walker is expected to sign the bill with some satisfaction. That’s 25 down, 25 to go. (…
The Media’s Embarrassing Scott Walker Spectacle
On Saturday afternoon, two of the Washington Post’s crack political correspondents accosted Governor Scott Walker in the lobby of a JW Marriott hotel and asked him whether he believed that President Obama is “a Christian.” As is always the …
The Education of Scott Walker
Scott Walker belongs to an embattled minority that happens to be most of the population.
The root of this paradox is that Walker is an outlier among the political class in not having graduated from college, at the same time …
Scott Walker’s Big Speech in Iowa Had One Really Big Mistake
Toward the conclusion of Scott Walker’s well received speech at the Iowa Freedom Summit, the Wisconsin governor went for a feel-good, aspirational flourish about the American dream and American exceptionalism:
I want to end by telling you this: In America, …
Romney 2016. This Is All Your Fault, Allahpundit.
From the Tuesday Morning Jolt:
Romney 2016. This Is All Your Fault, Allahpundit.
Here’s the good news, Republicans. Mitt Romney is running to save the party from nominating Jeb Bush, and Jeb Bush is running to save the party from …
Jeb Is Doomed by the Baggage of Previous Bushes
This week offered Republicans a grim preview of fall 2016, if Jeb Bush is their nominee. The former Florida governor twisted himself into knots explaining whether he would have invaded Iraq, as his brother did, “knowing what we know now,” as …
Scott Walker Targets Jeb Bush in South Carolina Speech
Greenville, S.C. — Governor Scott Walker’s appearance at the South Carolina Freedom Summit wasn’t quite a series of standing ovations interrupted by his speech, but it was close.
“Freedom! Freedom! Freedom!” an an attendee shouted over the applause …
Salon on Scott Walker Is Everything You’d Expect
I have a piece on the homepage this afternoon about Scott Walker’s controversial (read: “controversial”) immigration remarks. But since I focused on the backlash from the right, I was not able to note this gem of leftwing analysis — …
Politicized Prosecution Run Amok in Wisconsin
The knock on the door in the dead of night is the stuff of Darkness at Noon, and of the state of Wisconsin.
To the question of whether armed police can storm your house and take away your personal effects …
Scott Walker Is His Own Best Political Operative, and That’s a Problem
Charles Dickens might understand the Scott Walker campaign. For the Wisconsin governor, it’s been the best of times and the worst of times. As Walker has rocketed into the top tier of Republican presidential contenders over the past few …
Does Scott Walker Have a Common Core Problem?
Amid its recommendations for improving Badger State students’ literacy, Wisconsin’s Read to Lead Task Force noted in January 2012 that the state had already taken strong initial steps to encourage improvement in reading:
In response to the need to improve …
Libertarian Means for Non-Libertarian Ends
First off, let me assure our faithful threaders that the capacity for comments is in the process of being restored. NRO has certainly deployed superior technology in its recent disruptive innovation, but it will take some time to know how …
Let the Scott Walker Boomlet Continue
He leads the new Des Moines Register poll.
A Completely Different Sense of the GOP’s ‘First Tier’
From the first Morning Jolt of the week:
American Politics Should Not Require So Much Travel to Iowa in Winter.
A great big crowd of conservatives met in Des Moines, Iowa, this weekend to watch aspiring presidents kiss the ring …
Talking 2016 on the NR Post-Election Cruise…
From the first post-cruise edition of the Morning Jolt…
What (Some of) You Missed on the National Review Post-Election Cruise
Beats a polar vortex, doesn’t it?
A bit of 2016 talk from our recently-concluded cruise…
Allen West pointed out you …