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October 23, 2017
Republicans Preside Over Near Record Government Spending
Numbers crunched for the end of the fiscal year on September 30 show that the...
September 27, 2017
Judge Roy Moore wins & so does Obamacare
Senate Republicans again failed in their latest effort to kill and replace Obamacare. And President...
May 05, 2017
House votes to repeal & replace Obamacare
The House of Representatives voted to repeal and replace Obamacare, a long-time Republican commitment that...
April 25, 2017
Will the government shut down?
Back when we had a divided government, with President Bush and a Democratic congress and...
December 14, 2016
Problems with the EXXON CEO as Secretary of State
Donald Trump chose Rex Tillerson, the C.E.O. of ExxonMobil, to be Secretary of State. As...
November 09, 2016
Congress, marijuana, beer, and other election results
The presidency was not the only important election last night. Republicans kept control of both...
October 28, 2016
The other races
Democrats need to take 30 seats to win control of the House of Representatives. But...
September 30, 2016
Both parties have abandoned free trade
Whoever gets elected president will oppose free trade. In fact, both parties are rivaling each...
August 01, 2016
As Republicans veer left, Democrats veer right
At the Republican convention, Donald Trump and company invoked what have traditionally been Democratic themes:...
July 29, 2016
The plight of religious traditionalists
Rachel Lu has written an important essay for National Review on the plight of religious...
March 17, 2016
The new Supreme Court nominee
President Obama nominated Merrick Garland to take the late Antonin Scalia's slot on the Supreme...
November 25, 2015
Democrats don’t trust the government either
A Pew Research study of people's attitude towards the government has found that 89% of...
November 19, 2015
Should we continue the Syrian immigration program?
The United States has committed to accepting 10,000 immigrants from Syria. That's far less than...
October 23, 2015
If Trump wins the GOP nomination. . .
Republican insiders are realizing what they once thought was unthinkable: Donald Trump could win their...
August 26, 2015
Why Democrats hate you and Republicans are lousy politicians
Conservative satirist P. J. O'Rourke has written a devastating take-down of Democrats, though Republicans do...
July 07, 2015
The Trump of doom?
Despite all of the outrage he is provoking, to the point of losing his TV...
June 29, 2015
How should Republicans respond?
Pretty much all of the Republican presidential candidates, with different tones and emphases, are pro-life,...
June 15, 2015
House Democrats defy Obama on trade deal
Democrats in the House of Representatives gave President Obama a stunning defeat, voting against his...
May 14, 2015
Obama and Republicans lose on free trade bill
A major priority for President Obama is the passage of the Pacific trade accord, a...
March 02, 2015
The conservatives’ choice?
Three thousand conservative activists held a convention known as CPAC and were wooed by prospective...
February 02, 2015
Mitt Romney won’t run
Though some polls showed that he would be a front-runner and though he has been...
January 23, 2015
Republican lawmakers cave on fetal pain bill
The Republicans now control both the House of Representatives and the Senate. The pro-lifers who...
June 13, 2014
Populist conservatives vs. big business
The left stereotypes conservatives as the tools of big business, but, as I keep saying...
June 11, 2014
House Majority Leader beaten by Tea Party challenger
Eric Cantor, the House Majority Leader, lost his Virginia district's Republican primary. He was defeated...
May 15, 2014
Friend in the Senate
My friend Ben Sasse whom I've blogged about, won the Republican primary race for Senate...
May 08, 2014
Funding weaker opponents
In some creative campaign finance shenanigans, some Democratic candidates have been giving financial and advertising...
March 13, 2014
The Four Republican Factions
Most analysts see the Republican presidential race in terms of a conflict between the "establishment"...
October 17, 2013
Congress stops default & ends shutdown
Cutting it close as usual, on the day before the government would run out of...
September 24, 2013
How about delaying Obamacare?
Kathleen Parker says that we should at least delay the implementation of Obamacare (the major...
September 23, 2013
The Republican alternative to Obamacare
Conservatives in Congress put forward their proposed alternative to Obamacare. It basically expands health savings...
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