Choosing the Best Vice President, Not the Best Co-Campaigner


At last the general election contest is truly underway.  We have two full tickets, the conventions are drawing near, and we’re rounding mid-August and headed for September.  Let the vilification of Mitt Romney’s choice for Vice President begin. Paul Ryan is a confident and mature choice for several reasons.  Romney could have gone for a [Read More...]

A Business Contract with America

Hugh Hewitt is not only a nationally syndicated radio host with Salem; he’s also a brilliant law professor and practicing attorney, an accomplished author, and a true leader in the conservative movement.  He’s been a good friend to me, and we spent 30 minutes on his show discussing my book on the faith and athletic [Read More...]

Romney Flounders in Fishtown

What’s wrong with the Romney campaign?  Even amongst its supporters, it’s a common question.  Romney’s Boston headquarters ran a famously tight ship through most of the campaign thus far, but now that ship is listing.  If it does not plot a new course, it will founder on the shoals of a Republican populism that refuses [Read More...]

Three Course Corrections – An Open Letter to Mitt Romney

Dear Mr Romney, We’ve only met once, but we have mutual friends — and in the strange and often surprising interconnectedness the internet provides, I write in the hope, however humble, that this letter will actually find its way into your hands.  I’ve admired you ever since the SLC Olympics.  I supported you throughout your governorship. [Read More...]

The Travesty of the Texas Evangelical Summit: And Four Lessons It Teaches

We all know the outlines of the story.  Alarmed by the increasing likelihood that Mitt Romney would top the GOP ticket for 2012, several conservative evangelical leaders — James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, Donald Wildmon, head of the American Family Association, and Gary Bauer, former president of the Family Research Council — [Read More...]