Five Elections that Mattered for Conservatism
In 1970, a young conservative who once played professional football and served as an aid to California governor Ronald Reagan was elected in an upstate New York congressional district. He was a different kind of Republican from New York. Neither … More>
2016: Super Primary? A Bad Idea
After losing New Hampshire, Florida, and Illinois, the presidential candidate limped along with declining support and amid calls for his withdrawal from the race. He was short of funds with a thin organization. He was a beleaguered candidate.
Then came … More>
The Powerful Force of Political Names: Are the Brands Going Out of Style?
The 2014 midterm elections came to an end with the crushing defeat of Sen. Mary Landrieu in Louisiana. Her loss, however, was part of a series of defeats for political families over the last two midterm elections.
In Louisiana, Landrieu … More>
10 Reasons Why There May Not be a Conservative Wave in 2014
On Tuesday, Americans will head to the polls to vote in several highly contested midterm races across the country. Many in the conservative media have high hopes for numerous Republican victories. I’m not so sure.
Though Republicans will likely retain … More>
The 2012 Republican Primary and the Seeds of 1966
The Republican primary contest has come down to a choice between Mitt Romney and the anti-Romney. It is another in a series of battles between the non-conservative and conservative wings of the GOP. Arguably, the political seeds of today’s Republican … More>