Category Archives: Elections

One guy who likes traipsing through Iowa

James Antle of the Daily Caller takes aim at those who treat the Iowa caucuses with disdain. Good government types of all political affiliations complain every four years about how small, demographically unrepresentative states like Iowa and New Hampshire wield disproportionate influence over the selection of the president. There’s merit to many of these complaints.Continue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online on the Wake County school board’s interest in pursuing charter-like flexibility for its schools. John Hood’s Daily Journal responds to liberal attacks on free-speech protections tied to the Citizens United Supreme Court decision.

School choice’s impact on the 2016 race

Paul Bedard reports for the Washington Examiner on the potential impact of school choice for the 2016 presidential race. The public’s demand for school choice, charter schools and education reform is crashing the 2016 presidential election, and those concerned about the direction of the nation’s schools want home-school fan Mitt Romney over Common Core proponentContinue Reading

Dispatches from the trail, January 21, 2015

• Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-10th District, continues to take advantage of his seniority in the lower chamber. McHenry, who’s the chief deputy whip of the Republican caucus, was named vice chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, the panel that handles oversight of banking and other savings and investment-related institutions. McHenry has become a championContinue Reading

A Tea Party president and foreign policy

Angelo Codevilla asks readers of The Federalist website to ponder the potential foreign policy preferences of a Tea Party president. Having practiced law at the highest levels, Cruz has had little time to think deeply about foreign affairs. Carson, busy advancing the theory and practice of brain surgery, has had even less. Indiana has occupiedContinue Reading

Dispatches from the trail, January 15, 2015

• Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-2nd District, bucked her party’s leaders and voted against several measures blocking President Obama’s executive action on immigration. • At a Democratic congressional caucus retreat in Baltimore, Rep. David Price, D-4th District, is one of many attributing the party’s sinking fortunes to Republican-dominated gerrymandering. • Mark your calendars: The Republican National CommitteeContinue Reading

Goldberg’s less-than-enthusiastic response to another run from Mitt

Jonah Goldberg explains in his latest column at National Review Online why he’s not particularly excited about the prospect of another presidential run from Mitt Romney. Don’t get me wrong. I wanted him to win in 2012, and I think voters made a serious mistake not following my advice. I’ve met the man, and IContinue Reading

Good news for conservatives if Bush, Romney, and Christie all run?

Christopher Bedford uses a Daily Caller column to urge conservative support for a 2016 presidential campaign featuring Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney, and Chris Christie. Just before their meeting with Mr. Romney, Bloomberg had reported that Mr. Bush planned to raise $100 million in the first three months of the year– an ambitious mark to achieve,Continue Reading