Ten years ago in his only nonfiction book, Born Fighting, James Webb came to the defense of red-state America, standing unapologetically for the marginalized Scots-Irish stock that heavily populates the South and Midwest. On the wrong side of the cultural
Among the few shorelines bypassed by the mighty Republican “red wave” last week was New Jersey, where GOP Senate nominee Jeffrey Bell lost to incumbent Cory A. Booker by 13 percentage points. The outlier yields lessons to a party seeking
It didn’t take long for the ruling class to push back. Three days after the voters rebuffed administration policies that President Obama had insisted were on the ballot, the Capital City’s practitioners of the political dark arts were back at
If Republicans win the U.S. Senate today, the first imperative of the 114th Congress should be adopting a budget strategy that reconnects the GOP with its middle-income base, the foundation of all center-right majorities. Such a shift would dramatically improve
Doing the same thingover and over but expecting different results was Albert Einstein’s all-too-familiar definition of insanity. Yet that’sexactly what Karl Rove recommended in the Wall Street Journal last week to helpSenate Republicans “close the sale” in the midtermelections. We
How can Republicans recapture the U.S. Senate from Harry Reid and the Democrats? A new Politico poll points to a winning strategy — if GOP leaders have the courage to use the remaining seven weeks to nationalize the elections around
Two governors. Two quotes. And an opening for Republicans this fall. This week in Los Angeles, Gov. Jerry Brown — standing hand-in-hand with Enrique Peña Nieto as the Mexican president declared the United States “the other Mexico” — assured illegal
After rioting broke out in the Watts section of Los Angeles in August 1965, concerned Republicans persuaded Ronald Reagan to run for governor on a stern “law and order” platform. The former movie star did exactly that, trouncing California Gov.
When urban riots and campus unrest erupted across the nation in the mid-1960s, the GOP made a powerful case for “law and order.” That no-nonsense message catapulted Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon, and dozens of other Republicans into high public office.
Roger Clegg and Hans A. von Spakovsky deserve high praise for debunking the latest GOP brainchild that does nothing to help the party nationally — a Senate resolution encouraging all private-sector employers to adopt the National Football League’s “Rooney Rule”