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Rand Paul Showing No Groundswell Of Support In New Hampshire

Byron York has an interesting post on a new Granite State poll of possible 2016 presidential primary contenders in New Hampshire. While York focuses on the bad news for Mark Rubio (he is now at 2%), the most striking feature … Continue reading

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Can A Social Conservative Win The Swing States In 2016?

Conventional wisdom holds that in order for a Republican presidential candidate to do well in the swing states, he/she must be soft on social issues. But is this true? In fact, there is some evidence that the opposite is the … Continue reading

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Don’t Count The Tea Party Out Just Yet

Theda Skocpol has an interesting piece in the Atlantic explaining why the Tea Party isn’t going away any time soon. She writes from the perspective of someone who generally dislikes the Tea Party and what it stands for, so some … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong With The New Budget Deal? A Lot, Really

There are two ways of looking at the most recent budget deal being pushed by Paul Ryan and Pat Murray. The first is on the basis of policy, while the second is on the basis of politics. From a policy … Continue reading

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Why The Shutdown Is A Plus For Conservatives

In the midst of the government shutdown, there has been the expected flurry of polls showing that the GOP has taken a big hit. And of course, this has caused many in the GOP to begin to lose their nerve. … Continue reading

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ZoNation: “If you can’t even take your own party back, what makes you think you can take the country back?”

This is the inimitable Alonzo Rachel, explaining why a third party is a bad idea. Though I don’t agree with him 100% on his basic thesis, he makes some sound points. A third party should be the last resort. Rather, … Continue reading

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Why Defense Hawks Don’t Fear The Sequestration

Contrary to the latest reports in the state run media, the idea of sequestration did not come from the GOP–it was initiated by the White House. To see why sequestration was proposed and accepted, we need to go back to … Continue reading

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