Article Archive

When John McCain Was Right

He was more skeptical about military force early in his career. Then came Iraq.

August 28, 2018

Mark Sanford: What Might Have Been

If only liberty Republicans rather than neocons were the face of ‘Never Trump.’

June 18, 2018

Paul Ryan: The Pupil Who Outshone the Teacher

He became far more powerful than Jack Kemp ever was—just not enough to stop Trump’s populist revolution.

April 20, 2018

Democrats: Doomed to Repeat the 2016 Election

A progressive upset in Texas recalls Hillary and Bernie all over again.

March 8, 2018

Roy Moore: Candidate for a Fraught Religious Right

If he wins tonight, it could bolster conservative judges. It could also undermine the argument for religious liberty. (UPDATED)

December 12, 2017

Bloody Virginia Governor’s Race On Razor Thin Margin (UPDATED)

It almost looks like a replay of Trump vs. Clinton—will results be different?

November 6, 2017

Both Sides Are Losing the NFL Culture War

Twisting patriotism to score political points will lead to disaster.

October 11, 2017

Yes, Republicans and Trump Do ‘Own This’

Trump doesn’t want to signal he’s rooting for a worse healthcare crisis.

July 19, 2017

Sanctuary Cities of Defiance

Another front in the post-election ‘resistance.’

July 14, 2017

What Ossoff’s Loss Means for Democrats in 2018

Anti-Trumpism isn’t enough.

June 21, 2017

Gianforte Body Slammed A Reporter. He Won Anyways.

Trump has amped up right-wing media-bashing, but conservative hostility towards media bias is nothing new.

May 26, 2017

A Candidate for Those Who Thought Everything Was Fine

Evan McMullin’s supporters were generally happy with George W. Bush.

November 3, 2016

Will Ben Sasse Challenge Trump?

Establishment figures pin their hopes on a first-term senator.

May 18, 2016

Can Rand Paul Still Win the Future?

The once promising candidate can’t seem to attract both libertarian money and tea party votes.

October 12, 2015

Davos Woman

Hillary Clinton is a gift to the global elite.

June 30, 2015

Can Congress Blow Up the Iran Deal?

Why Bill Kristol and AIPAC are split on the latest iteration of Corker-Cardin and congressional review.

May 4, 2015

Lincoln Chafee’s Clinton Critique Is Actually Compelling

He was the only Republican senator to vote against the Iraq War—and Hillary voted for it. Now he’s thinking of challenging her for the Democratic nomination.

April 27, 2015

Rand Paul, Hawk or Dove?

His father’s Cold War rhetoric shows how to present peace to Republicans.

April 23, 2015

Jeb Bush, Realist?

The former Florida governor hasn’t yet signed on to regime change in Iran, which suggests his foreign policy just might be more like Ronald Reagan’s than Tom Cotton’s.

April 20, 2015

Marco Rubio’s Ideas Aren’t New

The GOP consultant’s dream candidate is a youthful expounder of limited creative thinking on domestic policy—and the Bush Doctrine.

April 13, 2015