W. James Antle III

Politics & Policy

Ciao, Elaine

When Elaine Chao leaves office at the start of the Obama administration, she will be the longest-serving secretary of labor since World War II and the last remaining member of ...
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Kasich Country

Don’t look now, but John Kasich is making a political comeback. The nine-term former Republican congressman from Ohio traveled to the GOP convention this year, where he electrified his home ...
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Welch’s McCain

Since at least the 2000 Republican primaries, it has become difficult for conservatives to appreciate two things about John McCain. The first is that he was for many years considered ...
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Sick on the Right

In simpler times, the phrase “big-government conservatism” was considered an oxymoron. Today, it is the subject of heated debate as well as an increasing number of books. The latest and ...
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Party Man

The field of candidates vying to succeed Gov. Mitt Romney in Massachusetts grew by one last week. For beleaguered Bay State Republicans, that may be one too many. ...
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After Taft

Last week’s conviction of Gov. Bob Taft on four misdemeanor ethics charges has put another dent in the Ohio Republican party’s image of invincibility–and cast a long shadow over the ...
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A Menace to Dennis?

Although the race for the Democratic presidential nomination has been effectively over since March, Congressman Dennis Kucinich has just now managed to accept his party’s verdict. In Detroit last week, ...