Article Archive

How Immigration Topples GOP Incumbents

Eric Cantor is the latest to discover that Republicans who back amnesty cede 40 percent of the primary vote—or more.

June 16, 2014

Reagan’s Foreign Policy and Ours

“Reducing the risk of war … is priority number one.”

June 9, 2014

Ready for Hillary?

Here’s how Clinton would defeat a progressive alternative in 2016.

June 2, 2014

Beyond ‘Benghazi’

What the Libyan debacle means—and doesn’t mean—for Rand Paul’s prospects in the GOP.

May 27, 2014

Mike Pence’s Plan

Are the Indiana governor’s “middle ground” policy maneuvers productive?

May 19, 2014

Is the Tea Party Over?

Mitch McConnell says, “We are going to crush them everywhere,” and the party establishment is betting he’s right.

May 12, 2014

Walter Jones’s Conservative Scorecard

Are the North Carolina congressman’s antiwar and populist positions ideological heresy or conscientious independence?

May 5, 2014

The Libertarian Right’s Fringe Problem

Why is it so hard for Greg Brannon and other “liberty” candidates to avoid plagiarism and conspiracy theories?

April 28, 2014

What Ever Happened to the Rule of Law?

How situational constitutionalism ruins our politics.

April 21, 2014

A Turning Point on Crony Capitalism?

Sen. Mike Lee and others in the GOP confront the Export-Import bank—and corporate welfare.

April 14, 2014

The War on Antiwar Republicans

Hawks have Reps. Walter Jones and Justin Amash on their hit list—and Sen. Rand Paul will be next.

April 7, 2014

Get Ready for Jeb Bush

He may be the GOP establishment’s pick for 2016. But is he more like his father or brother—and is either what Americans want?

March 31, 2014

Affirmative Action’s Asian-American Watershed

Chinese-Americans mobilized to keep racial preferences out of California higher ed. Will the GOP take note?

March 24, 2014

Scott Brown’s Second Act

He was a Tea Party idol when he ran for Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat—but does anyone want him in New Hampshire?

March 17, 2014

Rand’s Stand on Foreign Policy

Senator Paul won CPAC again. Is he also winning the GOP’s debate over war and peace?

March 10, 2014

Whither the Tea Party?

After five years, the movement can reinvest in Ted Cruz’s fundraising apparatus or pursue a framework for policy reform.

March 3, 2014

Letting the Market Promote Pluralism

Freedom of conscience bills aren’t “anti-gay segregation,” but they’re not a good idea either.

February 24, 2014

Can Rand Paul Save GOP Foreign Policy?

The Kentucky senator brings a Jeffersonian program of peace to a party of Jacksonian nationalism.

February 17, 2014

Work and Life Under Obamacare

Here’s why the debate over the CBO report on work decisions and health insurance matters.

February 10, 2014