Category: Politics

Conservatism rejects the central planning behind Obamacare reform

Conservatives, don’t be deceived. Any attempt by Republicans in Congress to ensure that all Americans have affordable health care coverage will simply extend and further complicate the mess left by Obamacare. But that’s exactly what’s happening, at least according to House Republican Conference Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers. “Let me be…

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Reports of conservatism’s death have been greatly exaggerated

The headlines after last month's Conservative Political Action Conference seemed to describe less a celebration of our party's complete electoral domination and more a wake for our movement. "RIP, movement conservatism," declared the American Thinker. "How Donald Trump killed movement conservatism," wrote Truthout. "Trump's takeover of conservatism is complete," opined…

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How would you define conservatism?

A recent survey from Gallup found that the United States remains an overwhelmingly conservative country, with conservatives outnumbering liberals in 44 states, tied in just two, and lagging in only four. Although the gap has narrowed in some regions, conservatives still enjoy at least a 20-point advantage in 13 states…

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Calling the balls and strikes on Trump’s appointments (Part Three)

Earlier this week President-elect Donald Trump’s most conservative challenger during the primary, Sen. Ted Cruz, praised his former opponent’s cabinet picks, signaling growing approval from the detractors on the right. “This is a serious cabinet, a cabinet of highly qualified individuals and it is a cabinet of strong conservatives,” Cruz…

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Calling the balls and strikes on Trump’s appointments (Part Two)

Republicans have been loudly cheering President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet picks, and there has certainly been much to cheer about: we have several solid conservatives, some true warriors, and a couple of promising regulation-busters. But before we get carried away by the prospect of having our government run by people other…

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Calling the balls and strikes on Trump’s appointments (Part One)

One of the conservative movement’s primary concerns about President-elect Donald Trump is that he doesn’t seem to be guided by a clear, definable political philosophy. Some of the things he says are truly conservative, while others seem aligned with big government liberalism. “At this point, who cares?” he once remarked…

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Stand with Sessions … because he’d stand with you

Senator Jeff Sessions is a good man who would be a great U.S. Attorney General, but I didn’t reach that conclusion by only examining his years on the judiciary committee, or his tenure as Alabama’s attorney general, or his record as a federal prosecutor. Those are all stellar qualifications, but…

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