Trumpism is now the unregretted tattoo that altered the Republican coalition, making it edgier, more rugged, and more relentless in pursuing its policy objectives.
If Republicans are going to start delivering on their promises, why don’t they deliver on one from the last four election cycles, by eliminating the law that has raised premiums for millions?
Something about the Brett Kavanaugh circus these past two weeks made me reconsider staying on the sidelines. The new low in political gamesmanship disturbed me.
This is a radicalizing moment for Republicans who have grown tired of the sad, graceful loser and now prefer rude, offensive victor.
Republicans need to do an end run around the media by means of millions of friendly one-on-one conversations between voters.
The first—if not only—task of conservatism, in Never Trumpers’ telling, consists of resisting President Trump. If Trump leads the GOP, then nuke it from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.
The right needs to be precise in its language when it attacks socialism or the social welfare state, and careful to educate voters.
The Trump sex payoff scandal looks just like 1998, except that the two parties have traded places so everyone can look totally dishonest and hypocritical.
The Missouri Democratic Party voted to drive pro-lifers out of the party, effectively alienating moderates for the sake of their fringe wing.
The insurgent left wing of the Democratic Party makes it hard to argue against voting for Republicans in the midterms.
It is no exaggeration to predict that the Republican Party could become extinct if it loses both houses of Congress, and will be creaking on its legs if only the House is lost.
The real danger of the ‘own the libs’ mentality isn’t just about the failure to persuade. It’s about failure to hold your own side accountable.
In the small-town and rural Midwest, the Republican margin of victory over the Democratic presidential candidate increased to 28.8 percent in 2016 from 12.4 percent in 2012.
With the absence of Republicans willing to put effort into changing hearts and minds, Democrats have been able to define them unfairly to an entire generation of young people and minorities.
Are Republicans ready to become the party of Dred Scott? I ask, because that’s what Michael Anton wants President Trump to make it look like.
In a time when the Left has already reached second base with socialism, a basic understanding of the Fourteenth Amendment and what it stands for can be a powerful tool to combat that threat.
Rather than focusing on the unsuccessful efforts of a senator departing Congress this fall, George Will might do well to bolster the efforts of good lawmakers, and cultivate more.
In America’s reddest state, moderation and prudence are increasingly seen as a betrayal of conservatism and a reason to purge the GOP.
It’s not as if it was a great secret, but last week’s New York Times feature about the open ties between prominent conservative critics of President Donald Trump and liberals made it official.
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