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Big money crops up in small elections in the United States

 Political groups that took advantage of loosened campaign-finance rules spent hundreds of millions of dollars in the 2012 U.S. presidential election. This year, they’re cropping up in state and local races as well. Wealthy individuals and interest groups of all stripes are increasingly setting up political committees that can steer unlimited sums to small-dollar contests […] Read More →

A Clinton vs. Bush Race? Again?

Jeff Jacoby,  Jeb Bush’s son, George P. Bush, told ABC News, the other day that his father will “more than likely” run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. The former Florida governor’s other son, Jeb Bush Jr., told The New York Times, that the extended Bush clan and its key allies “are getting fired up” about the prospect of […] Read More →

A D.C. cure: Take the Hard Votes

Jonah Goldberg,  What day is it?” “It’s today,” squeaked Piglet. “My favorite day,” said Pooh.  As a proud member of the “don’t just do something, sit there” school of politics, I don’t fret much about partisanship and gridlock. Partisanship and gridlock aren’t bugs of our constitutional system, they’re features. And while everyone likes to see […] Read More →

Republicans and the Language of the Left

Jack Kerwick,   As the mid-term elections approach, it’s high time for Republican commentators to walk the walk. Just the other morning, Mark Steyn, busily promoting his new book, made an appearance on Bill Bennett’s radio program. The latter agreed enthusiastically with the former that in order for conservatives to prevail culturally, it is imperative for […] Read More →

Obama’s White House Can’t Take a Joke

 There’s a poignant moment midway through Ron Chernow’s superb biography of George Washington when the father of our country, struggling to make his Mount Vernon plantation profitable after the war, writes fretfully to a friend that he knows no more “than the man in the moon where I am going to get money to pay […] Read More →

Against the State: An Interview with Lew Rockwell

 There is no end to discussion of John Locke’s impact on the Founding Fathers, the Constitution, and the Declaration of Independence. The Declaration of Independence lists our inalienable rights to “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness” and the Constitution creates a relatively strong central government limited nonetheless by our fundamental freedoms. And so, Americans […] Read More →

You May Not Be Into Politics but Politics is Into You

Joy Overbeck,  People, especially young people, often say that they don’t care about politics. They’re just not into it; they think politics doesn’t affect their lives. Even if they cared enough to get involved, they’re too busy with school or building careers and families, or trying to find a job after being laid off. But […] Read More →

Power of Positive Campaigning

Jackie Gingrich Cushman,   With just under six weeks to the Nov. 4 Election Day, the pressure is on. With a Democratic sitting president with a low 44 percent approval rating, many Republican races across the nation are being run by tying the Democratic candidate to the president. In many cases, this might indeed create distaste […] Read More →

The Warren Commission: 50th Anniversary

Larry Provost,  50 years ago this week, the Warren Commission concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald, acting alone, killed President John F. Kennedy. After years of controversy, the evidence is clear as to who killed President Kennedy. The real killer had well known movements but deviated from those movements in the day before the assassination. The […] Read More →

The Hillary Letters – Hillary Clinton, Saul Alinsky correspondence revealed

Washington Free Beacon – by Alana Goodman  Previously unpublished correspondence between Hillary Clinton and the late left-wing organizer Saul Alinsky reveal new details about her relationship with the controversial Chicago activist and shed light on her early ideological development. Clinton met with Alinsky several times in 1968 while writing a Wellesley college thesis about his theory […] Read More →

A Definition of Amnesty

 Definition: Generally, amnesty is defined as any governmental pardon for past offenses or crimes, especially political ones. Granting amnesty goes beyond a pardon, in that it forgives the said offense completely. For purposes of conservative politics, amnesty is a political term typically associated with two major issues — immigration and capital punishment. As it relates […] Read More →

Administration’s Bias Against Israel Obvious

Matt Towery  With every word spoken and every roll of his eyes, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry makes it clear that the Obama administration is no fan of Israel. So why is it that media will not call the White House on this major shift in American foreign policy? The most convincing evidence was […] Read More →

Nixon: Painfully Shy, But Craving Great Purpose

Jeff Jacoby  Perfect candor wasn’t Richard Nixon’s strong suit. But he spoke the gospel truth when he described himself as “an introvert in an extrovert’s profession.” He was one of the most successful political campaigners of the 20th century: winning election to both houses of Congress, serving two terms as Dwight Eisenhower’s vice president, and […] Read More →