Author Archives: Scott Galupo

About Scott Galupo

Scott Galupo is a freelance writer living in Arlington, Va. In addition to contributing to The American Conservative, he writes for TheWeek.com and reviews live music for The Washington Post. He was formerly a staff writer for The Washington Times and worked on Capitol Hill. He lives with his wife and two children and writes about politics to support his guitar habit.

GOP Romps; Gov’t Shutdown a Distant Memory

As Republicans seize the Senate, don’t expect an air of compromise to prevail.

‘Not a Tea Party Bomb Thrower’ Is Not Good Enough

Comity is too often code for respectable but terrible “purple” fiscal policies.

Don’t Fall for Purple GOP Pickups in the Northeast

Embracing an elite-friendly economic agenda at the expense of social issues is a recipe for national irrelevance.

Purple Is the Worst Color in Today’s Politics

The socially moderate fiscal austerian is respectable to elite media even as he wrecks the economy’s recovery.

I Have Seen Healthcare’s Future …

Toward a harmonic policy convergence called “Orydencare for All.”

He Who Governs Nearest, Governs Most?

The legacy of Thomas Jefferson has blinded conservatives to tyranny that hits you—sometimes literally—where you live.

It’s Crunch Time for Republican Realists

With 2016 on the horizon, GOP regulars are already deserting the realist foxhole.

Orwell: Progressives Aren’t Fascists

But neither can they satisfy the longings of the human soul.

Orwell: Progressives Aren’t Fascists

But neither can they satisfy the longings of the human soul.

Development of Non-Toxic 2016 GOP Agenda Continues Apace

The release of Rep. Paul Ryan’s anti-poverty “discussion draft” last week marks …

WSJ Overhypes Story of ‘Scrambling’ over Health Exchange Uncertainty

At first glance, I thought my informal bet—that a red-state governor will …

How Long Before a Red State Gov Says He Knew It All Along?

A few more thoughts on Gruber-gate: 1. It seems the exponents of …

Jonathan Gruber and the Smoking Gun That Wasn’t

Conservative economist Scott Sumner offers up a desperately needed example of intellectual …

Obamacare vs. Dr. Evil’s Legal Eagles

Decades ago, a few friends and I were listening to Not For …

David Brat’s Half-Cocked Theological-Economic Fusionism

Michael Tanner recently—but before the shocker primary in suburban Richmond—lamented that the …

Eric Cantor Rides Tea Party Tiger, Is Devoured

If you look at the arc of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s …

Catching On to the Pyrrhic Victory of a GOP Senate

And here you thought I was being all #slatepitch-y: In February, I …

Hobby Lobby vs. the Order of Justice

A healthy government will carve out space for a just society, not impose one.

The Greatest Trick the Devil Ever Played

Every Sunday, the rector of my church appends a brief note of …

Rand Paul and Libertarian Switcheroos on Race

Like the very evenhanded Jamelle Bouie here, I think Sen. Rand Paul’s …

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