Trump’s Next Attorney General Should Be New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez

There’s an old proverb of questionable veracity that says that the Chinese word for “crisis” is the same as “opportunity.”  President Trump must have taken that to heart, because he is especially adept at creating such opportunities for himself, the latest of which results from the obviously coerced resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who […]

Republicans Are Alarmingly Unconcerned About the Loss of Governorships to the Blue Wave

Entering the week, Republicans had two-thirds of the nation’s governorships.  Now, they’re barely holding on to a simple majority.    If you knew nothing about this past election other than what was being put forth by the White House, Republican congressional leaders, and reliably conservative news and social media warriors / propagandists, you would think […]

NFL Players Are Protesting the Results of Liberal Policies. Conservatives Should Join Them.

With the NFL’s preseason underway, players taking a knee in protest of racial injustice is once again part of the national conversation, in no small part due to our president’s obsession with forever calling attention to it, and then demanding that we pay no attention to it. Brilliant. Perhaps instead of criticizing the players for […]

Note to Republicans: Americans Like Big Government. They’d Also Like Solutions.

We’re a “right of center country.” The majority of Americans are conservatives. Americans hate big government.  This all goes without saying, right? Not exactly. These are the central observational axioms of the modern Republican Party, and they are not modern at all, or even especially accurate.  They are at best anachronistic, and at worst gross […]

A Conservative Case for Tuition Equality for Children Brought Here Illegally

In recent months the issue of tuition equality has come to the forefront of the political debate in New Jersey.  In short, proponents seek to change the laws to allow children of immigrants who have come to this country illegally and reside in this state to attend public universities and colleges at in-state rates.  I […]

The Republican Party Needs a Big Tent

In a recent article posted on a libertarian website called UnitedLiberty.org, Jeremy Kolassa argues that the Republican Party “must repudiate Rick Santorum and social conservatism” and “expel the social conservatives from the party,” lest they “throw the 2012 election and perhaps relegate themselves to a non-party as early as 2024.”  In other words, in order […]

Presidential Primary Preview: Mitt Romney Versus Himself

With eighteen months to go before the 2012 elections, Republicans are left to choose from a somewhat underwhelming slate of candidates.  Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, Utah Governor John Huntsman, former Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer, and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, are all well-qualified, but are about as exciting as a file cabinet.  The […]