The Virginia GOP primary is as good an illustration of the problem facing conservatives in this election as any. Only two candidates have qualified for the ballot, Ron Paul and Mitt Romney. Neither Newt Gingrich nor Rick Perry met the party’s requirements of 10,000 signatures in support of the petition. And Rick Santorum and Michele Bachmann will also be off the ballot, either because they did not submit enough signatures or because they did not even submit a petition in the first place. So Romney and Paul are the choices for Virginia voters. The remaining candidates — who are all more conservative than Romney and less wacky or dangerous than Paul (go ahead, Paul supporters, fire away) – simply did not have their act together enough to get on the ballot.
The Russians are engaged in “information warfare” against the United States. That was the big soundbite at Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s press conference Friday afternoon, announcing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s election-meddling indictment against 13 Russians and three Russian ... Read More
To understand the American gun-control debate, you have to understand the fundamentally different starting positions of the two sides. Among conservatives, there is the broad belief that the right to own a weapon for self-defense is every bit as inherent and unalienable as the right to speak freely or practice ... Read More
The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) first infantilizes its audience, then banalizes it, and, finally, controls it through marketing. This commercial strategy, geared toward adolescents of all ages, resembles the Democratic party’s political manipulation of black Americans, targeting that audience through its ... Read More