Is Trump the First ‘European-Conservative American Presidential Candidate?

trmp-frgEver since Donald Trump’s rise to 2016-contender prominence, the rap on him, and perhaps part of his broad appeal, has been that he’s not a conservative. And he’s not — he’s a nationalistic populist. Yet […]

How Ted Cruz Could Deliver the Coup de Grâce to Donald Trump

ecnmPresidential elections are about, above all, just two things: our security and our prosperity. Promises of prosperity have all but faded into the background… except by Donald Trump. In the last debate in which […]

The Trump Card or Bernie?

dnldtrmp-brnsndrs2Donald Trump is far from my ideal of the perfect, or even the prototype of a strongly endorsable candidate. Yet one cannot help but marvel at Trump’s staying power since last summer, particularly when […]

The Trump Love Affair Explained in Terms Even Beltway Pundits Can Understand

trmplvDonald Trump’s rise this election season has been historic, amounting to something heretofore unseen in the annals of American politics. Given this, it’s perhaps not surprising that many are still befuddled by the phenomenon. Pundit […]

A Strategic Case for Donald Trump

I have previously made the policy case for why I believe conservatives should support Donald Trump. Briefly, the two main pillars of Trump’s campaign, support for immigration restriction and opposition to global “free” trade deals, are conservative in effect and in the most basic sense of the term, contrary to the protests of some free […]

Mind Boggling: Tea Party for Trump

th (2)Indeed, it truly is mind boggling. How can anyone claim to be a fiscal conservative member of the Tea Party and support Donald Trump’s campaign? It defies explanation and logic.

The TEA (Taxed Enough Already) Party faction of the Republican Party allegedly stands for individual freedoms […]

A Reply to George Will’s Anti-Trump Hysteria

Yawn. Another day, another hysterical article from a self-appointed Establishment “conservative” gatekeeper bemoaning the candidacy of Donald Trump and the imminent demise of the GOP and conservatism as we know it if Trump is not stopped. These have become so predictable that I didn’t even bother to read the thing before I started commenting on […]

Is Donald Trump a Conservative?

One of the raps against Donald Trump frequently trotted out by some of his conservative critics, often supporters of one of the more traditional conservative candidates, is that he is not really a conservative. Some even call him a liberal. Yet despite this charge, Trump continues to gain the support of prominent conservatives whose conservative […]

Last Chance: Will Mitt Romney Jump Into the Presidential Race?

The Republican establishment and its power brokers are starting to panic about the likelihood of Donald Trump winning the presidential nomination, and even the respected Club for Growth is now running ads against […]

Ted Cruz ‘For a Time Such as This’

tdcrz6I’ve never formally endorsed a candidate in any presidential primary. This time the stakes are too high not to. Look around. The world is on fire and the party of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, not […]

On the Tenth Day Before Christmas, the CNN Debate Gave to Me…

cnnrepblcndbtFive Fighting Hawks, Three Tough Doves, and a Partridge In A Pear Tree

The most keenly interesting element of the CNN GOP presidential debate was the clear split in sentiment among the candidates on how to handle […]

After the 5th GOP Presidential Debate, It’s Trump’s and Cruz’s to Lose

trmp-crzLast night’s fifth Republican presidential primary debate revealed several interesting things. Donald Trump, who is still leading by a wide margin in national and New Hampshire polls, as usual performed well in the debate — as […]

Stay out of the Bushes: The Best Reason Not to Vote for an Establishment Candidate

Former Fla. Gov. Jeb Bush at the Hispanic Leadership Network conference in Coral Gables, Fla., Friday, April 19, 2013, an annual gathering of conservative Latino lawmakers. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

Would you hire someone for […]

The GOP Debate: Missing the Banana Boat on Immigration

dprtnIt’s a tragic fact of man’s nature that people prescribe an ounce of prevention when a pound of cure is needed — and a pound of cure when times call for a ton of desperate measures.

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How’s That Paul Ryan Vote Working Out for You “Conservatives?”

Prior to and immediately following the vote for Paul Ryan (R-Chamber of Commerce) to be the new Speaker of the House, I went on an internet/social media rant fest decrying the shortsightedness of conservative House members, particularly members of the Freedom Caucus, who were willing to settle for Ryan, presumably for the sake of getting […]

That Parochial, Old-Fashioned Donald Trump

Recently social medial and the conservative sphere of the internet erupted with outrage when Rick Wilson, an Establishment Republican campaign consultant, suggested that the Establishment needed to “put a bullet in Donald Trump.” While Mr. Wilson’s choice of words was obviously inappropriate, I think all the outrage on the right unfortunately caused an important point […]

Paul Ryan Can Still be Stopped!

It was previously reported that Rep. Paul Ryan (R–Chamber of Commerce) received the verbal support of a supermajority of the House Freedom Caucus, but less than the 80% required to receive an endorsement. This is an embarrassing indictment of the Freedom Caucus, but there is still a chance to stop Ryan.

On Wednesday, the House […]

How Did We Get to Paul Ryan as the Likely New Speaker of the House?

plrynAll the headline grabbing difficulties to choosing a new Speaker of the House are due mostly to one thing — the emergence of the powerful House Freedom Caucus. But the caucus may also now be […]

Presidential Hopefuls Ignore Key Pro-Freedom Principles

wrmngrsThese are hard times for advocates of peace and free enterprise. As the 2016 presidential campaign heats up, where can we turn — if we must turn somewhere? Neither Republicans nor Democrats have much to offer voters […]

Trump and the Chumps: What’s a Serious Candidate, Anyway?

dnldtrmp1Ever since Donald Trump rose to front-runner status in the 2016 GOP presidential field, we’ve heard dismissive talk about how he’s not a “serious” candidate. Pundits […]

If Paul Ryan Doesn’t Run Pick a Texan, Hensarling Or Brady, To Ride Us Out of This Box Canyon

txgpHouse Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy stepped down from contention for the contentious position of Speaker on Thursday. This caused something approaching mass hysteria in Washington.

Chairman Paul Ryan then took himself out of contention. (Full […]

McCarthy’s Withdrawal: Too Early for Conservatives to Rejoice

The withdrawal of Keven McCarthy from the new Speaker contest will mean nothing unless a true conservative is chosen. Louie Gohmert and Steve King are the best candidates. No one who voted to enable nullification of the 2014 election should be considered.

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John Boehner Exits Congress’s ‘Fall From Hell’

House Speaker John Boehner, under constant sniping from his far right flank, finally hit the ejection button. This leaves the House in search of a new Speaker, presumptively but not assuredly Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, […]

Does Conservative Chaffetz Have a Shot at Beating Establishment Figure McCarthy for Speaker?

chftz-mccrthyWith John Boehner’s stunning announcement that he would be stepping down as Speaker of the House and resigning from Congress, three Congressmen have stepped forward to replace him. There is Kevin McCarthy, the House majority leader, who […]

Why Conservatives Elected to Congress Turn Into Moderates

lbbystsA member of Congress estimated to me that out of 84-86 new GOP members who swept the House in the GOP takeover of 2010, there are only about only four to five left who remain conservative. It […]










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