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Walker Surging in Iowa Poll as Bush Struggles

Hillary Clinton is running away from the potential Democratic field. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is surging, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is an also-ran and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is dominating in a new poll of Iowans likely to vote in the nation’s first presidential nominating contest. The Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register Iowa […] Continue reading →

Conservatism Is Now Everywhere

Emmett Tyrrell,   WASHINGTON — There is a problem with the Internet. Its commentary is too often dominated by pinheads. H.L. Mencken used to complain that only idiots write letters to the editor. That might have been true of his day — the 1920s and 1930s — but in our time writers of letters to the […] Continue reading →

Scott Walker Takes Center Stage

 Wisconsin’s governor needed to score at the Iowa Freedom Summit, and he just might have pulled it off. DES MOINES–One by one, close to a dozen Republicans openly exploring 2016 presidential bids strode onto the stage of a historic theater on Saturday, all with questions facing their viability. Scott Walker may have taken the biggest step […] Continue reading →

Republican 2016 Talent Show Begins in the “Iowa Freedom Summit”

 The daylong event in the state that launches the nation’s presidential nomination voting every four years will feature at least eight Republicans contemplating White House bids.  DES MOINES–The talent show that is a presidential campaign began in earnest Saturday as more than 1,200 Republican activists who probably will vote in Iowa’s caucuses packed into a […] Continue reading →

Top 5 Conservative Supreme Court Justices

 Perhaps the most important role of a conservative judiciary is securing the courts against judicial activism by liberal judges aiming to reinvent the Constitution.    Conservative judges not only need to practice judicial restraint, they must also take steps to overturn unconstitutional decisions.    Nowhere is this concept more important than on the US Supreme […] Continue reading →

Abortion debate roils U.S. House on Roe v. Wade anniversary

 The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill permanently barring federal funding of abortions on Thursday after Republican leaders dropped harsher anti-abortion legislation due to opposition from some of the party’s moderate lawmakers. Passage of the bill, and the setback for conservative House Republicans when the more restrictive abortion legislation was set aside, came on […] Continue reading →

Conservatives Rethink Liberty Vs. Order

Steve Chapman,  This week, the Supreme Court made a decision that was somewhat newsworthy: upholding the right of a prison inmate to do something the prison authorities prohibit. What made it really unusual is that the decision was unanimous, with all the conservative justices signing on, and that the opinion was written by one of […] Continue reading →