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In 100 Days, an Election About Competence

Greg Walden  Back in January, Nancy Pelosi had an infamous interview with Jon Stewart of “The Daily Show” that crystalizes what the 2014 election – just 100 days from today – is really all about. Pressed on the problems with the rollout of ObamaCare, Stewart asked Pelosi whether Democrats needed to make a stronger case […] Continue reading →

Senate analysis: What does “success” look like for the GOP in 2014?

Guy Benson,  As the 2014 campaign’s home stretch approaches, national Republicans have launched a ‘Fire Reid’ campaign, akin to the successful 2010 push to oust Nancy Pelosi from the House speakership.  Will they succeed?  And how should conservatives define success, in light of the very challenging Senate map that awaits in 2016?  The great Dan McLaughlin […] Continue reading →

GOP voters in Georgia decide Senate nominee

 Early returns Tuesday suggest a long night of vote counting in a tight race for Georgia’s Republican Senate nomination between U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston and businessman David Perdue. The winner will face Democrat Michelle Nunn and Libertarian Amanda Swafford in a contest that will help determine which party controls the Senate for the final two […] Continue reading →

Thomas Sowell: Bordering on Madness

 In a recent confrontation between protesters against the illegal flood of unaccompanied children into the United States and counter-protests by some Hispanic group, one man from the latter group said angrily, “We are as good as you are!” One of the things that make the history of clashes over race or ethnicity such a history […] Continue reading →

The Grand Inquisitors of Racism

Attorney General Eric Holder gave an interview with ABC News in which he carried the Administration’s bottled whine about how mean Republicans hate them and keep obstructing their wonderful agenda: Attorney General Eric Holder is challenging Republicans who are calling for his and President Obama’s impeachment, and denouncing what he calls a “gridlocked Washington” stalled […] Continue reading →

Thomas Sowell: A Primer on Race

 Back in the heyday of the British Empire, a man from one of the colonies addressed a London audience. “Please do not do any more good in my country,” he said. “We have suffered too much already from all the good that you have done.” That is essentially the message of an outstanding new book […] Continue reading →

Cochran narrowly leads Miss. tea party challenger

 Battling for political survival, six-term Sen. Thad Cochran led tea party favorite Chris McDaniel Tuesday night in a bruising, costly Mississippi primary runoff that exposed deep divisions within the Republican Party. With 92 percent of precincts reporting, Cochran led with 51 percent to McDaniel’s 49 percent. The veteran lawmaker and his allies had highlighted his […] Continue reading →

US Rep. Rangel confident he’ll win NY primary

 With Primary Day just days away, longtime congressman Charles Rangel said Saturday he’s not overconfident he’ll prevail over his closet rival — but insisted that voters would stick with a veteran lawmaker, dismissing criticism that he was too old to continue serving in Washington. “If you had a racehorse that won 43 races, brings in […] Continue reading →

GOP’s midterm strength could be problem in 2016

 Republican strength in this year’s House and Senate races could, strangely enough, hurt the party’s presidential chances by stalling the changes in style and policy advocated after Mitt Romney’s defeat in the 2012 presidential campaign. GOP officials and strategists say it’s hard to persuade party leaders to adjust the political recipe when they feel increasingly […] Continue reading →